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spauldingd
27-02-11, 07:33
Saw this on BoingBoing this morning. Anyone with an old Gameboy and a tri-wing screwdriver want to check and see what they find?

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/26/game-boy-mystery-vid.html

99% sure it is a cute hoax (I mean thousands of people must have opened up their Gameboys before this kid) but I get a kick out of stuff like this.

Dave in Des Moines

Burgertime
27-02-11, 10:11
It's 100% a hoax. The guy is Neil Cicierega, aka Lemon Demon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Cicierega

RetroPom
28-02-11, 07:19
99% sure it is a cute hoax (I mean thousands of people must have opened up their Gameboys before this kid) but I get a kick out of stuff like this.

I love stuff like this too..... Thanks :)

Cynicaster
28-02-11, 06:03
Why oh why would somebody spend the time to do something like this?

SubaruBrat
15-03-11, 12:40
It all started about 10 years ago when someone posted a video showing how you could how you could remove the wrapper on a 12v car remote battery and use the 10 LR44/357 (used in many games like Nintendo Game and Watch) that are inside. It makes good sense, they try to charge $5 a battery for those. I usually buy some laser pointer or other gadget that comes with 4 of them for $2 and throw away the gadget. Then the follow on spoofs came.....

Video similar to the origianal:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPQcZWcGFWo

One of the spoofs:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_8n2Qgguto&feature=fvsr