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Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy ⊟
What a great system you were. This artwork from Eliran Cohen reminds me so much of my experience with the Game Boy, absolutely immersed in whatever I was playing, no matter where I was.
If you haven’t read it yet, USgamer published a wonderful article celebrating the Game Boy, which JC and I contributed to. Here’s a scrap I wrote for it:

My memories playing Game Boy remain vivid, and remembering them now, you couldn’t have them with a home console. Backtracking around Metroid II during a long, turbulent flight over the Pacific. Having my mind blown when I first started Final Fantasy Adventure in the back of my aunt’s Monte Carlo, when your hero gets thrown off the cliff. Jumping through Elec Man’s stage in Dr. Wily’s Revenge, in between eating chicken nuggets at a Chinese food restaurant while my mom gossiped with her friends.
I still return to Link’s Awakening every few years, spending an afternoon by a window. I’m always trying to recapture the days I’d explore Koholint Island, hiding under the dinner table, hidden so no one could bother me and break the immersion but peeking out just enough so the sun could still warm my skin. If I could still fit in them, I’d probably try playing games in a laundry hamper again, too.

Feel free to share your Game Boy memories and birthday wishes!
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Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy ⊟

What a great system you were. This artwork from Eliran Cohen reminds me so much of my experience with the Game Boy, absolutely immersed in whatever I was playing, no matter where I was.

If you haven’t read it yet, USgamer published a wonderful article celebrating the Game Boy, which JC and I contributed to. Here’s a scrap I wrote for it:

My memories playing Game Boy remain vivid, and remembering them now, you couldn’t have them with a home console. Backtracking around Metroid II during a long, turbulent flight over the Pacific. Having my mind blown when I first started Final Fantasy Adventure in the back of my aunt’s Monte Carlo, when your hero gets thrown off the cliff. Jumping through Elec Man’s stage in Dr. Wily’s Revenge, in between eating chicken nuggets at a Chinese food restaurant while my mom gossiped with her friends.

I still return to Link’s Awakening every few years, spending an afternoon by a window. I’m always trying to recapture the days I’d explore Koholint Island, hiding under the dinner table, hidden so no one could bother me and break the immersion but peeking out just enough so the sun could still warm my skin. If I could still fit in them, I’d probably try playing games in a laundry hamper again, too.

Feel free to share your Game Boy memories and birthday wishes!

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Handholding ⊟
Shot and posted by mmpaplia. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
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Handholding ⊟

Shot and posted by mmpaplia. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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"My little brother sent me this picture of me playing Bravely Default, and I am crying” ⊟
This is handheld gaming. It does not get more handheld gaming than this.
Thanks to Alex/Hokagreninja for letting us share this amazing photo.
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"My little brother sent me this picture of me playing Bravely Default, and I am crying” ⊟

This is handheld gaming. It does not get more handheld gaming than this.

Thanks to Alex/Hokagreninja for letting us share this amazing photo.

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Who plays a Game Boy like that?! ⊟
This is what happens when youngins try to play with portable game devices like they’re smartphone. :o( The otherwise neat photo was part of a series shot by Olivia de Costa and featured in Please Magazine.
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Who plays a Game Boy like that?! ⊟

This is what happens when youngins try to play with portable game devices like they’re smartphone. :o( The otherwise neat photo was part of a series shot by Olivia de Costa and featured in Please Magazine.

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"I dropped my DS onto the train tracks. I can’t get it because I don’t want anyone getting in trouble." ⊟
Yeah, if this happens to you, don’t jump down to retrieve it. Follow Pocketstar’s steps and tell someone who works at the station about it. That’s what she did, and they eventually got the 3DS out and returned it to her.
It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these handholding-type posts!
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"I dropped my DS onto the train tracks. I can’t get it because I don’t want anyone getting in trouble." ⊟

Yeah, if this happens to you, don’t jump down to retrieve it. Follow Pocketstar’s steps and tell someone who works at the station about it. That’s what she did, and they eventually got the 3DS out and returned it to her.

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these handholding-type posts!

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Belly pillow, butt pillow - photos by Yuji Mori

I wanted to post something sweet after sharing that mean vine, and then I remembered it’s been years since I last posted #handholding photos from Mori’s collection. Look at how much this kid has grown since that 2009 pic (these were taken in 2011)!

I don’t know how one could page through Mori’s photos and not want to be part of that family.

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Playing 3DS in the bath

I saw this strange accessory last week that lets you play your 3DS in the bath/shower/ocean, and I remembered there were a few #handholding posts I had stashed away for such an occasion! These pics, left to right, come from Animal Complex and Stephanie.

So, how many of you have risked your 3DS already to play New Leaf while soaking the day’s dirt away? I kind of want to do that for hours, perfecting my museum rooms in the bath, until the water’s gone cold and my skin’s all pruny.

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3DS sales!
If you love your 3DS as much as this guy and want to buy it some games, there are a few noteworthy deals today:
Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning - $19.99 (currently back-ordered, use the Amazon link in the sidebar)
Scribblenauts Unlimited - $19.99 for 3DS, $39.99 for Wii U
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - $29.99
Tons of Easter deals - Epic Mickey 2, Skylanders, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and more for super cheap
Hotline Miami - $4.99 (for PC but still awesome)
The cute cat pic, by the way, comes from F Yeah 3DS.
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3DS sales!

If you love your 3DS as much as this guy and want to buy it some games, there are a few noteworthy deals today:

The cute cat pic, by the way, comes from F Yeah 3DS.

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Pokemon: SDGAF Version 2
"what i do in math class fuck skool" - Bryce
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Pokemon: SDGAF Version 2

"what i do in math class fuck skool" - Bryce

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Tabletop gaming
This looks totally dangerous, but it’s how Margarita found her daughter Ruth’Anne playing her DS Lite when she walked in the room. Kids have a knack for finding odd ways/places to play portable games!
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Tabletop gaming

This looks totally dangerous, but it’s how Margarita found her daughter Ruth’Anne playing her DS Lite when she walked in the room. Kids have a knack for finding odd ways/places to play portable games!

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“Son’s Holiday” by Dynamitesis
Already missing that Christmas/New Year break…
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“Son’s Holiday” by Dynamitesis

Already missing that Christmas/New Year break…

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Handhelds in Havana, Cuba
Cuba lifted its ban on consumer electronic sales in 2008, when Raul Castro took over as president in place of his ailing brother Fidel. Kids there can now play GBA SPs and other gaming handhelds (though, on an unrelated but odd note, they can’t listen to Reggaeton on the radio — the country recently banned Reggaeton music from its airwaves due to the genre’s often sexually aggressive themes).
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Handhelds in Havana, Cuba

Cuba lifted its ban on consumer electronic sales in 2008, when Raul Castro took over as president in place of his ailing brother Fidel. Kids there can now play GBA SPs and other gaming handhelds (though, on an unrelated but odd note, they can’t listen to Reggaeton on the radio — the country recently banned Reggaeton music from its airwaves due to the genre’s often sexually aggressive themes).

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