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Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/1 21:31
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I didn't watch the episode but I heard that just recently, History Channel's show "Pawn Stars" featured a Virtual Boy in it... did anyone here watch this? (I hear some guy on the show complained about it but it still is interesting the VB makes small appearances on TV that aren't related to the 3DS)
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/1 21:36
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I saw it and I'm going to record it for the site the next time it's on TV.
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/1 23:53
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I was watching and was flipping out. It was in-box with the stand, controller, Mario's Tennis, and the AC adapter. They talked about how it was short-lived and how it was the first "3D video game console". The guy asked for $200 for it, but they offered him $80 and he took the deal. They probably looked up what it was worth before they saw it because $80 is near the going price.

They showed some of the graphics from the console, and it obviously had the lens issue, but I guess it wasn't so bad that it wasn't worth buying.

At the end of the episode, they had the old man play Mario's Tennis, and he actually thought it was kind of cool.


Now that I've described the whole part of that to you ( :P ), you can see it right here at 3:00 in: http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-sta ... awn#pawn-stars-darth-pawn

Also, go to the end to watch where the old man plays with it.
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 3:05
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Is the bit where he mentions that 500 brand new ones were found in a shipping container true? I don't remember hearing about that and I'd imagine that would have been on kotaku or a similar site. Or did he just screw up the numbers and was infact talking about the 100 that where found in a warehouse in Dubai a few years back?
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 3:19
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Actually, it was more like a hundred. It was in 2008 that 100 "brand-new" unopened and unused Nintendo Virtual Boys were found in Dubai.
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 5:25
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Heh, a friend at work told me about this today as well... that's pretty funny that they paid $80 for a broken VB :-P. It definitely has at least one bad display from watching the video. Of course it all depends how much you believe "reality" shows.

DogP
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#7
Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 9:26
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Quote:

DogP wrote:
Heh, a friend at work told me about this today as well... that's pretty funny that they paid $80 for a broken VB :-P. It definitely has at least one bad display from watching the video. Of course it all depends how much you believe "reality" shows.

DogP


Y'mean, no you can't be right, tv wouldn't lie to us, would it? Surly its 'as honest as a governement', I think you will find thats a very common saying, especially here in the UK.
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 13:11
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Unforunately, the video is "not available in my area". Not working through a proxy either.

Does someone have a chance to capture the VB scene off screen?
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 15:07
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Quote:

KR155E wrote:
Unforunately, the video is "not available in my area". Not working through a proxy either.

Does someone have a chance to capture the VB scene off screen?


I have it, cut it to the relevance of the VB and it is 42 MB. Tell me how you want me to send it to you :P
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Re: Virtual Boy sighting on Pawn Stars
Posted on: 2011/2/2 15:24
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Great! :-D It is too much data for the submission form as it seems, so could you please email it to chris[at]vr32[dot]de?
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