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Crying - Batang Killjoy

The collar of my shirt is damp from these tears of joy streaming down my face. This is me right now. There is a new Crying song out, and it’s the freakin’ weekend, and I have no obligations for the next couple days other than kickin’ it with my boo, and real talk, I can’t tell you how much I needed all of this at this point in my life right now. Everything is coming up Eric.

I have a handsome cat named Hemingway on my lap as I’m typing this. I am petting him and telling him that Crying is preparing to put out a double LP — featuring seven remastered tracks from last year’s Get Olde along with six new songs — on November 18. I mentioned to him that there will be a physical release on Vinyl and CD, up for preorder here. He’s purring.

In a minute, I will pick up Hemingway and excite him with tales of Crying’s tour around the country over the next couple of months. He’ll ask, “But how come they’re not playing anywhere near us in Cincinnati?” I’ll say, “Silly cat, that doesn’t even matter. They’ll make it here one day.” And I’ll spin Hemingway around while I’m cradling him, which he never likes, but he will make an exception this time because he knows we are having a special moment.

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More beautiful Poké-life and Game Boy scenes ⊟

We posted cropped samples of these pieces from Matt Rockefeller before, but here are the full versions from his The Poké Life zine. While I don’t see anywhere you can buy the zine online, he’s selling prints for the individual scenes at various sizes (as cheap as $15 for an 8x10).

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Purrfect Game Boy case ⊟
This old Japanese ad for Konami’s Case Boy comes from a 1990 issue of Famitsu (credit to @chou_nosuke, via noise-wave).
It’s the perfect accessory for cats who want to look like Game Boy FBI special agents. Like, “No, officer, I am authorized to investigate this crime scene.” *holds up Alleyway*
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Purrfect Game Boy case ⊟

This old Japanese ad for Konami’s Case Boy comes from a 1990 issue of Famitsu (credit to @chou_nosuke, via noise-wave).

It’s the perfect accessory for cats who want to look like Game Boy FBI special agents. Like, “No, officer, I am authorized to investigate this crime scene.” *holds up Alleyway*

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Handheld gaming pioneer retires from Nintendo ⊟

Like me, you probably weren’t familiar with Satoru Okada until today, but his contributions to our portable gaming hobby are immeasurable. He frequently collaborated with fellow legendary developer Gunpei Yokoi, helping create the Game & Watch and Game Boy. Okada also went on to work on the many iterations of the Game Boy, GBA, DS, and presumably 3DS.

Along with his hardware work as General Manager at Nintendo’s Research & Engineering department, Okada directed a number of classic NES titles like Metroid, Kid Icarus, Super Mario Land, Balloon Fight, Duck Hunt, and Famicom Wars (Advance Wars). After more than 40 years at the company and a career that almost any other developer would be jealous of, he has retired.

Shout-out to Per Erik Voskuil for the initial report — he’s the author of upcoming book Before Mario, based on his blog that digs up Nintendo’s curious works before the company became a household name with the NES. Check out the book here. Credit also to Dadot, who created the handheld gaming tribute video that the above GIFs were taken from.

[Update: Erik points out that Okada actually retired a while ago! Still, it was worth taking a moment recognizing this crucial but often forgotten figure from portable gaming’s history.]

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Steampunk Game Boy ⊟

So many custom Game Boys on here lately — floral Game Boys, Ninja Turtle game boys, and even Darth Vader Game Boys. This one comes from Elise Siegwald and does not look like something that’s comfortable to hold, much less play. Pretty neat accessory if you ever find yourself on an airship, though.

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Amazing Game Boy/toy hybrids ⊟

These are custom Game Boys by theworldisagameboy. They’re also Darth Vader, Michaelangelo, and Delorean time machine toys! (via Miki800) How fun.

If you’d like, you can buy one of these one-of-a-kind pieces, with its adorable cartridge accessory, for yourself. I love that Darth Vader; his chest might as well be a Game Boy already.

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Donatello and Raphael Game Boy Colors ⊟

There’s a TMNT NES in there, too — all of this custom hardware comes from Doyle Dean, who is selling the pieces and many others on Etsy.

So we have these Donatello and Raphael GBCs, and we saw that Donatello Game Boy last month… I haven’t seen a Leonardo one yet, but  here’s a Michelangelo Game Boy from one of our talented readers, Matt Quinton:

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My 3D photos never turn out this cool ⊟
It’s hard to take an awesome photo with the 3DS’s camera — the feature was obviously built with gameplay functions in mind and not for taking high quality shots. This is still the coolest wigglepic I’ve seen taken with a 3DS.
The above shot turned out so cool because No Anchor took it with a fancy Nimslo stereo camera. I hope someone caught the Game Boy Color and that it’s now in the hands of someone who loves the portable.
By the way, if you’re looking for a new site to post your 3D photos to (now that 3D Porch is just an archive), upload them to Stereotastic with your 3DS!
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My 3D photos never turn out this cool ⊟

It’s hard to take an awesome photo with the 3DS’s camera — the feature was obviously built with gameplay functions in mind and not for taking high quality shots. This is still the coolest wigglepic I’ve seen taken with a 3DS.

The above shot turned out so cool because No Anchor took it with a fancy Nimslo stereo camera. I hope someone caught the Game Boy Color and that it’s now in the hands of someone who loves the portable.

By the way, if you’re looking for a new site to post your 3D photos to (now that 3D Porch is just an archive), upload them to Stereotastic with your 3DS!

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Thank you, Light Boy Game Keeper ⊟
"With that cartridge out of my mouth, I’m free to emote! Holy shit, Revenge of the Gator!”
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Thank you, Light Boy Game Keeper ⊟

"With that cartridge out of my mouth, I’m free to emote! Holy shit, Revenge of the Gator!”

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Still the most beautiful Game Boy ever ⊟
We featured this design a month ago before it was assembled, but I’m sharing the custom Game Boy again since it’s all put together and absolutely gorgeous.
I really hope Georgina and Stardriver make and sell more of these — chiptune artist Trey Frey already claimed this unit and integrated it into his setup.
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Still the most beautiful Game Boy ever ⊟

We featured this design a month ago before it was assembled, but I’m sharing the custom Game Boy again since it’s all put together and absolutely gorgeous.

I really hope Georgina and Stardriver make and sell more of these — chiptune artist Trey Frey already claimed this unit and integrated it into his setup.

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Donatello Game Boy ⊟

To quote Juicy J, “All this green in my pockets, you could call it turtle power.” Fitting tributes to the best turtle from the arcade game. The fanart comes from Thomas Mikkelsen, while the Game Boy mod is from Balkani.

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Crocheted Slime, Game Boy, Pokeball iPhone cases ⊟

I can’t believe I wasn’t able to get to these sooner, because oh my god there was a crocheted Slime in my inbox for like a week. MaDonna Sheehy made these rad iPhone cases, and put them for sale on Etsy.

I don’t want to influence your purchase decision too much, but I will say that if crocheted Slimes become a trend, my time on Earth will have been worth it.

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