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GAMEBOi: Cult Gaming Handheld Gets The iPhone 4 Treatment

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How many of you totally played the crap out of your GAMEBOY when it was first released? Even the monochrome one was a huge success, which to me says a lot about innovation back in the day. Then the “color” one came about and the hype increased. The games were as retro as you can imagine, and they pretty much delivered the same kind of awesomeness that its big brother Nintendo NES did. It was a glorious time for Nintendo that is still lingering on today. Of course the handhelds and the consoles are way more advanced today, but they are still built upon the same thought foundation as back then, which is mainly to make people enjoy an alternate universe in the form of a game, whenever, wherever.

We all know that GAMEBOY has had its share of face lifts since its introduction. It has become one of the most powerful handheld gaming devices on the market. However, with all these devices being announced, demoed and released by Apple, it’s safe to say that the “i” era is completely on top of us. So of course we need a GAMEBOY that is ‘i’-ified, right? This is probably why Patrick Staudt set out to create the ultimate GAMEBOi.

It’s a concept design of just how the GAMEBOY might look if it was “Applified” to the core. It’s a rather sleek and interesting design that of course leaves us with a lot of questions. Will it run iOS? Will it have the same menu structure that the iPhone 4 has? How powerful will it be? And of course, will it run iOS applications like a boss? These are things that we will never know unfortunately since I highly doubt we will ever see this badboy as a real gadget. However, in the virtual world, everything is possible. So, behold the GAMEBOi, the only device from Nintendo that has gotten the iPhone 4 treatment.



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applified-gameboi-concept-design

applified-gameboi-concept-design

applified-gameboi-concept-design

applified-gameboi-concept-design

applified-gameboi-concept-design

applified-gameboi-concept-design

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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