There are a number of snap-on game controllers for iPhone and Android phones. But if you want true geek cred, you can always turn an old white Game Boy into an Android game controller. If you’re bad enough.
Way back there were high quality digital cameras attached to everything, Nintendo came out with a snap-on digital camera for the Game Boy. It was the worst possible quality you could get out of a digital camera, but it was one of the first affordable consumer digital cameras and you could print your photos onto stickers and it was just damn charming.
It’s easy enough to take one geek thing and mash it up with another geek thing, but when you go as far as Julius Von Brunk and make a Game Boy Transformer out of Legos… I just have no words. My mind is blown and my pants are feeling a little warm all of a sudden.
An unfinished port of Resident Evil for the Gameboy Color was recently leaked. The game is buggy, and supposedly too easy thanks to an infinite ammo supply, but thanks to efforts by the community, there are already fan generated hacks that make the game more or less completable.
Thanks to HTML 5, you can now play a bevy of Game Boy Color games in your browser with absolutely no plug-in required. You can either play games from a preloaded selection (including nostalgia-inducing classics like Pokémon Blue, Red and Yellow, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and Super Mario Land) or drag and drop your own game files into the emulator.
Several months ago, these same insane people made a stop-motion game of Tetris using Minecraft blocks. Now, shit’s gotten even crazier with a pixel-for-pixel re-creation of the first level of Super Mario Land. SML wasn’t really that great of a game, but damn if I’m going to knock the work that went into this.