Portable video gaming would be very different were it not for the Nintendo Game Boy. Although it was technologically outdated by the time it launched — rival systems like the Sega Game Gear and Atari Lynx offered better displays and superior processing power — it nevertheless became the undisputed champion of the handheld arena and established a period of dominance for Nintendo that lasts until this very day.

CNET's Luke Westaway — a Nintendo Life alumni, no less — has given the appropriate degree of credit to the pocket-sized sensation in the first of what will be a series of videos focusing on significant releases in the history of tech. You can watch the video below — don't forget to share your thoughts and Game Boy-related memories while you're at it.

[via cnettv.cnet.com]