Special manga shows off early Pokemon designs that never made it into the games

This week in Japan, a special manga based on the life of Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri went on sale. The manga includes a few pages that feature early images of various Pokémon that never made it past the prototype stages. Who knows, maybe these guys will pop up in a Pokemon game somewhere down the line!

Nintendo NY selling retro Game Boy cartridge and SNES-themed notebooks

I am so embarrassed when I write something down nowadays. My handwriting was never good, but after so many years of working on a computer, it's almost like I forgot how to write. I've written in cursive since the second grade, and it used to be passable. Now it looks like I fell asleep after writing the first letter! ...maybe I'll just pick up these notebooks to display, rather than use. I don't wan to ugly them up!

Capturing Formula 1 action with a Game Boy Camera

The large majority of us carry a camera around in our pocket everywhere we go, and the quality is astounding. Why on earth would you use something like a Game Boy Camera to snap photos of anything? Well, some people find the old tech charming and endlessly interesting. Case in point, Tim Binnion, a man who brought his Game Boy Camera to the Shanghai Grand Prix. Considering the camera's abilities, I'd say he took some pretty amazing pics of the action! Check out a few more here.

Did You Know Gaming - The Queen's Gold Wii

This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at the Queen's gold Nintendo Wii which may be the most expensive console ever made. Or if you play more PC games, we show a PC gaming rig which is the most expensive hardware in gaming. Then we take a look at a Gold Game Boy.

Nintendo Labo Piano Toy-Con and Game Boy used to perform Gravity Falls theme live at Chip Bit Day

The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con piano is getting a ton of love from all kinds of players. Here we see it used for a live performance of the Gravity Falls theme at Chip Bit Day. I can only imagine what else musicians and players are going to do with this piano going forward!

Thanks to CriticalStrike for the heads up!

Connecting Oscillators to the CPU of a Game Boy

So its simple! you solder a wire from the oscillator out straight to one leg of the timing crystal of the gameboy, and you can override that and use the oscillator to clock the gameboys CPU! meaning you can adjust the pitch!

Game Boy watch available to purchase

- Officially-licensed Nintendo merchandise
- Digital LCD display
- Makes authentic Game Boy sounds
- Functional and cool? What’s not to like?
- Adjustable rubber strap
- Pin-buckle fastening
- Requires 1 LR41 battery (included)

"Great Big Story" Video Feature - The Rise of Nintendo’s Original Gaming Master: Howard Phillips

In 1981, the Japanese company Nintendo wanted to break into the U.S. market. As they moved away from the arcade and into the home, Nintendo searched for a spokesperson, one that could represent the company’s passion for gaming and that could speak directly to the U.S. consumer. They chose Howard Phillips, an employee working in the Nintendo warehouse. Little did he know that he was soon to become a gaming legend.

Merchoid's Game Boy Alarm Clock - orders open

Enjoy the perfect start to every day and make sure you’re never late for your next adventure with this fantastic Game Boy Alarm Clock. Wake up to memories of your favourite Nintendo characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and more, every morning, as this fabulous clock plays the official Super Mario Land theme tune when the alarm sounds, offering pure nostalgia for lovers of the franchise.

Grab yours here

Cool Bits - Super Mario Land 2’s Nintendo Toy Brick Secret

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the Game Boy is hiding a classic Nintendo Easter egg in the form of a hidden toy: N&B Blocks!