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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Boy’s launch in North America, FastCompany recently posted an article called “Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later” by Benj Edwards. In great detail, it describes how the idea of a portable high-resolution display by US engineer Allen Becker in 1985 eventually became the defining key component of the Nintendo Virtual Boy ten years later.

A definitive, highly recommended must-read that does away with a lot of misconceptions about Nintendo’s red and black stepchild. You’ll be surprised!

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Just commenting here to bump this article i came across by Benj Edwards, member of Retronauts and a good game historian.


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