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EiMitch  Aug 21, 2015 • 4:41:27pm

The Virtual Boy’s biggest problem (thought clearly not the only one) was that none of it’s games lived up to the word “virtual.” There were no “virtual reality” games. They were all games that you could conceivably port to any other console. Indeed, some of them were gimmicky ports. It’s pack-in title was Tennis with Mario characters. Why?! I mean, it wasn’t a bad game, but it’s like getting Tetris as a pack-in title for the PS4.

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No Country For Old Haters  Aug 21, 2015 • 5:12:23pm

re: #1 EiMitch

The initial concept was a head-mounted tank game VR system, a VR game like we wanted at the time. When they built the thing, it was too heavy to wear on your head. They tried a shoulder mounted prototype, but went with table-top for fear of people getting hurt walking around with the thing.

The whole tragically-before-it’s-time concept just kind of melted down into the Virtual Boy as they struggled to get a product out the door.

I rented one a couple of times. It was fun, but I didn’t think it was worth buying, and I’m a 3D and VR enthusiast. I should have been an easy sell, but it was lame. I do regret not picking one or two up when they dumped them.

The article also tells us about a fax receiver using the same technology. I think most people probably preferred regular paper faxes, rather than staring into a little box to see their fax in red.

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Agnostick  Aug 27, 2015 • 2:50:10pm

Keep an eye out at Goodwill, and Salvation Army. I blew $3.99 at Goodwill @ 10 years ago, just to see. Damn thing worked right out of the box—only had the tennis game, though.

Quite a few pages/sites out there for fixing them, too.

Here’s one:

racketboy.com


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