We've seen the Game Boy do some pretty incredible things at the hands of creative fans in the past – remember that time someone managed to photograph the moon using the Game Boy Camera? – but we never thought we'd see one being used to play Grand Theft Auto V. Actually, who are we kidding, GTA V's on so many platforms at this point it was bound to happen eventually.
Anyway, this seemingly impossible turn of events is all thanks to the hard work of Sebastian Staacks, who's managed to create a WiFi Game Boy cartridge. The device originally allowed Sebastian to use an unoriginal, unmodified Game Boy to view and send text messages and access a custom version of Wikipedia, but it's evolved quite dramatically since then.
Now, Staacks has managed to get the cartridge to stream video and even play games via Wi-Fi, all while using the Game Boy's buttons to input commands. Thanks to this, and through lots of technical know-how that goes over our heads (learn all about how it works here), Sebastian has managed to stream GTA V to the console's screen and can send inputs from the Game Boy to control the action. You can see it for yourself in the video above.
Essentially, the idea isn't too different to today's cloud-based games, where a game is streamed to a console such as your Nintendo Switch and receives your controller inputs over the internet. Of course, the Game Boy's screen probably isn't the prettiest way to play GTA V, but it's mightly impressive all the same.
[source there.oughta.be, via gizmodo.com]
Well this is kinda insane. Is there anything the original Gameboy can't do? haha
Just let me know when I can play Tetris 99 in it
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When are they putting Skyrim on the gameboy?
Now this is amazing article!
Does this guy work for Panic Button?
Why not play this on a Super Game Boy 2? That would be a better demonstration.
Now THAT'S some cronch!
I actually really think the graphics translate well to the extremely limited color palette! It’s really insane to think that GTA V is on a system generations older than the Switch and it’s not even on the Switch yet.
Believe me. I am NOT asking for a GTA V port… I’ve tried to get into it many times but it’s extremely stressful and overwhelming for me for how big it is and how many buttons I have to learn (and remember!)
"as long as I have a pc on the network to do the actual work"
It's like Control on the switch
"But can it play..."
Yes but can it play Crysis?
Speaking of Gameboy.
I recently walked into a second hand shop and found a Gameboy in a hard shell carry case with 5 games all with their manuals and official protective cases for $100 (Australian)
When I got it home not only did it work perfectly but one of the games in there was Kid Dracula with its manual in mint condition!
Misleading article title.
Very impressive, because it's extremely difficult to display an "image" on the Gameboy, let alone proper video.
Yes, it's basically video streaming, but that's extremely hard on this hardware.
I wonder how it would look on any of the color handhelds like a GB Color or a Sega Game Gear.
Game boy cloud gaming
I suspected it was similar to how technically anything (at least anything capable of a composite signal) could be played on a Game Gear with the otherwise obsolete TV Tuner.
Haha, next up is just shoving the innards of a new smartphone inside the cartridge, and you don't even need a PC doing the work behind the scenes. ^^
Really misleading click bait title, guys, come on. I thought you were above this.
They aren't playing gta 5 natively on the Gameboy. It's being used as a monitor.
Is it incredibly impressive? Yes! Is your title way too misleading, given half the people here won't actually read the article before commenting? FLICK yes. Knock it off.
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Witcher 3 Gameboy Edition please.
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