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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Defining Games Of Virtual Boy

Right now, Nintendo is sitting pretty with everyone waiting to try out the Wii. And why shouldn't they be? This is the company that brought us the Power Glove and Virtual Boy. Remember the Virtual Boy?

Well, Racket Boy does and offers up the definitive games for the system. It's quite the list and makes you realize why there's still interest in this black sheep of the Nintendo flock. Dorky and a strain on the eyes? Sure, but it was virtual reality baby ... and people still want it.

Seriously, the Virtual Boy shows a bit of why Nintendo succeeds and why they fail: they're willing to take the occasional risk. Both Sony and Microsoft are doing little more than applying engineers to an established project plan and marketing the hell out of it. Nintendo's actually trying something completely different .... which even if it fails is good for the industry.

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