[Cool site] GB Studio Central 💚

Source: https://gbstudiocentral.com

Here’s a really cool site in the same lane as GameBoy.blog!

More than anything I love their editorials and in-depth looks at things ranging from math to crowdfunding.

I’ve talked a little with Emi (managing editor from the site) and I’m so happy that GB Studio Central is now the first link in the new Friends section on the sidebar. 💚

Andrew

PS- Comment below if you run a GB-focused site and want to be a friend too!

[Cool site] Boxy Pixel

Source: https://www.boxypixel.com

A machined aluminum GBA shell by Boxy Pixel

Boxy Pixel is an online shop which specializes in mods for GBC, GBA and Nintendo Switch. Their headlining items definitely have to be the eye-catching machined-aluminum shells!

They also sell other mod parts, such as aluminum buttons, new screens, rechargeable batteries, USB-C charging boards, and much more. Aluminum shells for either Color or Advance run for $69.00 USD, and come in a variety of colors (anodization) including gold, silver (clear anodization), red, blue, and teal. They also come in a “solid brass” variant, which seems to be a “shinier” gold.

Unfortunately, at the time of this post the GBC shells are sold out, with a note saying they’re being “redesigned.”

We are currently redesigning and prototyping new shells. ETA is June.

Boxy Pixel

I hope there’s as few (outward) changes from the official design as possible, personally! Their homegrown hingeless SP design is neat, but it’s hard to beat the people at Nintendo.

Game Boy Advance SP Unhinged

Andrew

[Cool site] Homebrew Hub

Source: https://gbhh.avivace.com

A community-led attempt to collect, archive and preserve every unofficial game and homebrew released for Game Boy produced through decades of passionate work.

Homebrew Hub

This is the Library of Alexandria for Game Boy homebrew! Not only can you play over 500 homebrew games and demos for the Game Boy directly in your browser, but it hosts a wealth of other information and links to get started homebrewing things yourself.

Here you can enjoy a wide collection of games and homebrews for Game Boy released in the last 30 years. You can play directly here, in your browser.

Definitely worth a look.

Andrew

[Cool site] Game Boy Guru

Source: http://gameboyguru.blogspot.com

I will attempt to collect, play, and review every North American Game Boy game release. Then, every Game Boy Color release. Then finally, every Game Boy Advance release. Yes, I’ll be doing this until I’m dead.

Game Boy Guru

One of the more interesting websites I’ve come across in a while! By my count, this blogger has reviewed at least 29 games for the Game Boy already. More information is available on the blog’s first post:

My name is Josh, and I’ve been playing video games, in some form, since I was 5 years old. I first experienced the thrill of video games at the ripe young age of 5, at a family get together. My uncle brought his Atari 2600 console, and between Pac-Man, Combat, Battlezone, and a handful of other titles, I was completely smitten with the idea of controlling some small, multi-pixel object on the screen. Every time we would get together with family, I hoped one of my uncles would bring their Atari 2600. Every time I’d visit friends, I would beg them to play video games. And eventually, I would own my own gaming platform, but more on that later.

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So why does the world need a Game Boy Guru?  I’m not sure it does, but as my conversation with Dylan Cornelius went (great dude, go follow him on Twitter right now!), the more people exploring the entire game libraries of each console, the better.  The more people that are uncovering the lesser known titles, milling through the shovelware, and truly highlighting the best games of a platform, the better off the retro gaming community will be. 

From Introduction to Game Boy Guru

I agree, Josh! Even though updates are somewhat spare, this seems like a great blog to follow.

Andrew