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    Default Real or hoax? Extra hardware hidden in Gameboy?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by spauldingd View Post
    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
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    Why oh why would somebody spend the time to do something like this?
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    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:



    One of the spoofs:

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