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Old 03-26-2010, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

With the 3DS around the corner, we take a look back at Nintendo's other attempt to crack the world of three dimensions

Everybody has an awkward secret that they’d rather not share with the world. Be it an old school photo that showcases your crimes against fashion or an acutely embarrassing vinyl LP in your record collection that you simply can’t bear to part with, we keep these things hidden from the world in the hope that if we ignore them they might cease to exist.

In the case of Japanese video game giant Nintendo, the Virtual Boy is unquestionably its ‘dirty little secret’. More than a decade after this unusual console sank almost without trace after enduring a period of consumer indifference the likes of which its parent company had never previously experienced it remains a by-word for dubious video game hardware.

The genesis of the Virtual Boy came about when Nintendo was approached by US firm Reflection Technologies in the early ‘90s. Reflection was attempting to find a buyer for its independently-produced display technology and Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi was quick to spot potential in the system; he hit upon the notion of using two displays to create a three dimensional image. In 1992 Nintendo acquired exclusive worldwide video game licensing rights to Reflection Technologies’ innovative system and Yokoi’s Research & Development 1 team set about creating the console that would be the first fruit of this union.


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Re: Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

Interesting insight on the Virtual Boy's rise (if any) and ultimate demise.
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Re: Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

Did you know that the Virtual Boy was the only Nintendo System that Did not have a Zelda game?
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Re: Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

Did you know that Goldeneye 007 was originaly planned for the Virtual Boy?
After poor sales of the VB, they switched to the N64.

Imagine how different the industry would be if the switch never happened...
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Re: Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

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Imagine how different the industry would be if the switch never happened...
More like, imagine how awful Goldeneye would've been if the switch never happened.
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