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The Gameboy that Survived the Gulf War
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The Gameboy that Survived the Gulf War
Does anyone remember the story about the Gameboy that survived the Gulf War?

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I'm not sure of the exact details, but like the article says, this original Gameboy survived a barracks bombing during the Gulf War. Nintendo proudly displays this very Gameboy at the Nintendo World Store in NYC. You know what else is so special about this Gameboy? It still works!!!





Source: http://www.geekologie.com/2008/03/gamebo...-still.php
03-14-2013 07:52 AM
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Wow, that is pretty freaking cool right there. Great find.
03-14-2013 07:57 AM
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(03-14-2013 07:57 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  Wow, that is pretty freaking cool right there. Great find.

If I found that I would have kept it lol I remember hearing about this in High School, I liked how Nintendo brought it into their museum and proudly display it every day.
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03-14-2013 08:46 AM
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thats actually awesome and pouge-mahone nice name i wonder what it means Tongue
03-14-2013 08:49 AM
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(03-14-2013 08:49 AM)SoulReaperGenesis Wrote:  thats actually awesome and pouge-mahone nice name i wonder what it means Tongue

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03-14-2013 01:57 PM
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I'd hate to be the guy who changes its batteries.
03-14-2013 02:19 PM
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^It appears to be attached to the AC adaptor.

The plastic buttons had to be replaced IIRC, since they had been fused and could not physically be pressed down, but that was it.
03-14-2013 11:47 PM
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Even though it's a good find. It's pretty well known.
03-15-2013 05:58 AM
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I didn't know...
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News to me. Pretty amazing.
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(03-15-2013 08:16 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  I didn't know...

(03-16-2013 12:30 AM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  News to me. Pretty amazing.

I dunno about you guys,but it was the first thing i learned the minute i typed "Gameboy" on the internet.
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(03-16-2013 05:30 AM)Berry Wrote:  
(03-15-2013 08:16 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  I didn't know...

(03-16-2013 12:30 AM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  News to me. Pretty amazing.

I dunno about you guys,but it was the first thing i learned the minute i typed "Gameboy" on the internet.

Why would I type gameboy? I already had one.
03-16-2013 05:46 AM
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(03-16-2013 05:46 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  
(03-16-2013 05:30 AM)Berry Wrote:  
(03-15-2013 08:16 AM)Psychospacecow Wrote:  I didn't know...

(03-16-2013 12:30 AM)Mass Distraction Wrote:  News to me. Pretty amazing.

I dunno about you guys,but it was the first thing i learned the minute i typed "Gameboy" on the internet.

Why would I type gameboy? I already had one.

Same way anyone would type in anything ,to learn more about it. And even if you would not type it in,there was magazines by the thousands who have reported the news and Nintendo THEMSELVES has showcased the Gulf War Gameboy at the NINTENDO WORLD STORE,which usually means there is hundreds of people there.
03-16-2013 06:16 AM
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RE: The Gameboy that Survived the Gulf War
I've never really paid any attention to news about Nintendo, at least not before the DS and 3DS. Not that those kinds of things would have even been reported all the way out here. I haven't really googled anything related before the new handhelds either.
03-17-2013 02:35 AM
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