Video: CNET Pays Homage To The Nintendo Game Boy

The legendary monochrome system gets some welcome recognition

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 Although it was technologically outdated by the time it launched — rival systems like the Sega Game Gear and Atari Lynx offered better displays and superior processing power — it nevertheless became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.