I dare someone to make a portable virtual boy D:

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I dare someone to make a portable virtual boy D:

Post by Grandmasterjimmy » Tue May 20, 2008 10:00 pm

NO WAI!!

I'm bored, so I dare someone to make a portable virtual boy. Just imagine the awesomeness of that in a handheld.

On the plus side, it may not make you go blind from eye-strain if it wasn't on your face :D

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Post by Ben Cebhrem » Tue May 20, 2008 10:06 pm

I think it has to be right in your eyes to work.

Heck, if you have one, just remove the screens, put them on eyeglass frames, extend all the cables for the rest, and put it in a canteen bag on your belt, along with the battery. Voila! Portable Virtual Boy.

Otherwise, maybe omit a screen, and (ugh) make it into a GameBoy style portable. That'd make for some ugly playing. :D

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Post by Dbstew » Wed May 21, 2008 2:30 am

Isn't the Virtual Boy already portable? (As in: It works with batteries, and you don't need a TV)

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Post by Kyo » Wed May 21, 2008 4:47 am

This is a stupid idea on so many levels

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Post by neocopernicus » Wed May 21, 2008 4:57 am

Kyo wrote:This is a stupid idea on so many levels
I don't think so. It'd be interesting to see if it could be done. However, this was the Nintendo handheld I skipped. And perhaps fortunately.

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Post by teraflop122 » Wed May 21, 2008 6:02 am

I dare someone to make a portable virtual boy.
Oh yeah, sure. I'm going to spend money and waste time turning a worthless console into a portable because someone on the internets dared me too [/sarcasm]

Did you really expect to accomplish anything with this thread, or do you just like the sound of your own keystrokes?

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Post by APHawkes » Wed May 21, 2008 6:59 am

You know, people already wear ridiculous things on their heads (I'm speaking of Bluetooth headsets). This would be an oversized helmet. Not bad, really.

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Post by Grandmasterjimmy » Wed May 21, 2008 7:51 am

teraflop122 wrote:
Did you really expect to accomplish anything with this thread, or do you just like the sound of your own keystrokes?
It's called +1 postcount :wink:

Lol I was just messing around last night, because I couldn't sleep, this isn't supposed to be a serious thread :P

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Post by bacteria » Wed May 21, 2008 8:01 am

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Post by Bubbles » Wed May 21, 2008 11:59 am

I've wanted to do this for quite some time.

I may someday.

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Re: I dare someone to make a portable virtual boy D:

Post by DK » Wed May 21, 2008 12:07 pm

Grandmasterjimmy wrote: On the plus side, it may not make you go blind from eye-strain if it wasn't on your face :D
It sorta has to be on your eyes so it shows the 3D effect :roll:

And it is already portable, it was powered by AA batteries and could be played on the move if you didn't mind not being able to see. But at least you didn't have to see how stupid you looked wearing the headset.

Still want one for the collection though :lol:
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Post by Bubbles » Wed May 21, 2008 12:14 pm

It was not portable, it tried to be portable, and failed.

You can't use it in a car, or really anywhere that isn't a dimly lit room with somewhere to stick the stand for that monstrosity.

Making it portable would involve fixing these problems, and I do recall that someone has done it, don't feel like looking it up right now, maybe later.

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Post by vskid » Wed May 21, 2008 3:49 pm

APHawkes wrote:You know, people already wear ridiculous things on their heads (I'm speaking of Bluetooth headsets). This would be an oversized helmet. Not bad, really.
Bluetooth headsets don't cover your eyes. I really don't see how you could make the virtual boy any more portable.
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Post by demonofaj » Wed May 21, 2008 5:12 pm

Dude...that's like taking a dump on a dead skunk. It stinks either way. :wink:
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Post by Kyo » Thu May 22, 2008 7:17 am

That analogy implies that by making something portable, you make it worse

Shouldn't it be like "That's like washing a dead skunk" or something?

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