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#21
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2011/1/17 4:56
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VN10010917[7] (Blockbuster Virtual Boy Rental from eBay auction)
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#22
Crack in the Stand: Does it happen eventually?
Posted on: 2011/1/17 4:52
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Is it common for the plastic joint housing the pivoting ends of the metal legs on the stand to develop a crack in it from normal use? (much like the Glitched Display problem, although the GD problem hasn't happened to me yet) I've read about this having happened to stands in the descriptions for eBay Virtual Boy auctions.
Edited by T-SqProductions on 2011/1/17 5:19
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#23
Re: Virtual League Baseball music rips
Posted on: 2011/1/8 23:53
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That precaution music sounds so sad! (I heard it on the real hardware before I looked at it here, though)
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#24
Re: My Opinion on the Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2011/1/8 19:53
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I read that article, but not the comments it received.
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#25
My Opinion on the Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2011/1/8 17:28
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I just got my Virtual Boy in from someone on eBay. I gotta say, it's not the bad console that everyone makes it out to be.

Pros-
*3D effect is very effective. I can see depth almost immediately.
*Graphics are VERY clear. I keep expecting to see a screen that's not sharp, like a TV screen, whenever I turn on my Virtual Voy. But instead, I see very clear contrast. Very unexpected and positive. It creates the illusion of having a whole giant array of LEDs instead of one line of LEDs.
*No flickering of the "display"
*Sound is not the best (Although I like the strictly 8-bit feel), but I'm surprised about how they were able to fit actual digitized sounds into the memory of the cartridge.
*"Display" brightness doesn't leave your eyes feeling uncomfortable. I expected something like staring at a bright LED.
*The loud hum that most people talk about is in reality not loud at all and is instead hardly noticeable.

Cons-
*Eyeshade doesn't block out all the light. Some light leaks in near the space at the nose- you need to play it in a dark room if you want to be totally immersed.

*Not in color, although this isn't a bad thing. The Game Boy wasn't in color and that turned out just fine.

*Screen is small. Again, it doesn't detract much from the Virtual Boy, but it would be better if the screen had been larger.

*Game Library too small. If the game developers back in 1995 and 1996 had kept going strong on making these games, the Virtual Boy would probably be more of a cult classic than it is today. With that, at least there weren't any second-rate pirated games.

In short, I see this as an extremely great toy for a collector. In essence, it's an enhanced Game Boy. Not so much a serious gaming console, but mostly a very fun toy. I wish that Nintendo could try this attempt again with better wearable and portable goggles or glasses and as a more serious gaming platform.
Edited by T-SqProductions on 2011/1/8 17:43
Edited by T-SqProductions on 2011/1/8 17:43
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