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The Ultimate Game Boy Talk

It is de facto no exaggeration to mention that [Michael Steil] gave the Ultimate Game Boy communicate on the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress again in 2020. Watch it, and when you assume that there’s been a greater communicate since then, publish up within the feedback and we’ll provide the hour again. (As quickly as we get this time gadget running…)

We have been having a look into the audio subsystem of the Game Boy some time again, and scouring the Internet for sources, once we ran throughout this communicate. Not simplest does [Michael] do an excellent task of demonstrating all of the audio machine, permitting you to write down customized chiptunes on the sign up degree if that’s your factor, however he additionally will get deep into the graphics engine. You’ll by no means have a look at a low-bit Pole Position clone the similar once more. The communicate even comprises some new (in 2020, anyway) hacks at the pixel pipeline within the final 15 mins, and a snappy evaluate of the hacking gear or even the Game Boy digicam.

Why do you care concerning the Game Boy? It’s most certainly the final/very best 8-bit sport gadget that used to be made in mass manufacturing. You can get your fingers on one, or a clone, for filth affordable. And when you construct a microcontroller-based cartridge, you’ll be able to Mod the entire thing non-destructively reside, and in Python! Or emulate both the entire shebang. Either manner, while you’re achieved, you’ve were given a transportable demo of your arduous paintings because of the Nintendo {hardware}. It makes the very best unfashionable venture.