Retro Tech: Game Boy

  • Publicado em 19 Abr 2019
  • The Game Boy is the most popular handheld gaming console ever. It allowed us to take games like Tetris, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda with us on-the-go, changing the gaming industry and our free time forever. On the 30th anniversary of its release, Marques Brownlee unboxes and explores how the Game Boy came to be, it's impact on society, and why it's leaving us feeling so nostalgic.
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Comentários • 11 647

  • Martin Korenek
    Martin Korenek Hora atrás

    Where's the soundtrack to this?!?

  • Josh Odell
    Josh Odell 6 horas atrás

    In every one of these retro tech episodes he says he's "never used it before." He's only a couple years younger than me and I've used all these and dont know anybody who hasnt...

  • Kevin
    Kevin 8 horas atrás

    This video missed one key detail..the video game crash of 1983. Video games in America were a cursed market. Nobody wanted to touch them. Nintendo did the impossible in reviving a market that was perceived to have zero value and by 1989 was able to put a console in everyone's pocket. And now 30 years later, video games are the most valuable entertainment medium on the planet. Nintendo is singlehandedly responsible for that.

  • kumbandit
    kumbandit 9 horas atrás

    Meanwhile, iPhone breaks if a person sneezes in the adjacent room :D

  • joblagz
    joblagz 11 horas atrás

    yo im old.

  • phet Inthasanh
    phet Inthasanh 15 horas atrás

    My first portable gaming device!

  • Balázs Ludmány
    Balázs Ludmány Dia atrás

    You should have had the Angry Videogame Nerd on!

  • Heimvar the Apprentice

    Gameboy links awakening to this day is my favorite game ever !!!!

  • Heimvar the Apprentice

    Wow I've never seen any of your media but wow this series is Legit

  • Heimvar the Apprentice

    I LOST MY GAMEBOY NOOOOOOOO 1989 ?!?! F i had every Gameboy from the OG to the XP

  • Gregory Dixon Jr
    Gregory Dixon Jr 2 dias atrás

    What laptop is that in the into with the removable thing lol

  • Infinite Blink
    Infinite Blink 2 dias atrás

    Nokia n900 plx....

  • Abdur Khan
    Abdur Khan 2 dias atrás +1

    Oh, I still use the gameboy camera...
    so theres this thing called iphone???

  • Aaron Hayes
    Aaron Hayes 2 dias atrás

    Where in the world did you get all this unopened, pristine gameboys and accessories? Gotta be some collectors really pissed at you for opening that box let alone flamethrowing the Gameboy.

  • Joshua Oglesby
    Joshua Oglesby 2 dias atrás

    someone send ten pounds, ten dollars, ten euros, ten leera, ten rubpees whatever

  • Joshua Oglesby
    Joshua Oglesby 2 dias atrás

    ten pounds ?

  • Vandon John
    Vandon John 2 dias atrás

    I still have my GameBoy!

  • AtmoStorm Fr
    AtmoStorm Fr 3 dias atrás

    20:30 I WANT to listen to that musis ! I want the full version ! It's so good !

  • Miles Maner
    Miles Maner 3 dias atrás

    Marques, your channel is dope. Your hard work is paying off for all of us. Cheers.

  • Yolo Twins
    Yolo Twins 3 dias atrás

    And love your editing btw

  • Yolo Twins
    Yolo Twins 3 dias atrás

    Love the retro teck vids

  • Zeyad Gasser
    Zeyad Gasser 3 dias atrás

    I cant believe pokemon was not mentioned in this video

  • Dewayne Stanley
    Dewayne Stanley 3 dias atrás

    You're sooo young and I'm sooo jelly.

  • Rolland Nica
    Rolland Nica 3 dias atrás

    Great Video! Playstation 1 would be nice, since it meant going from cartridge to CD.

  • 909sickle
    909sickle 3 dias atrás

    Ok, the Game Boy is awesome, but you were still gonna get smart phones without the Game Boy

  • Brian Massey
    Brian Massey 3 dias atrás

    AVGN's Game Boy Accessories video makes a great counterpart to this; especially the Handy Boy STD bit lol.

  • p u r e INSANITY
    p u r e INSANITY 3 dias atrás

    I got mine for Christmas, 27 years ago..loved it!

  • The Golden Bros
    The Golden Bros 3 dias atrás

    I still play gameboy color

  • Brandon Bourg
    Brandon Bourg 3 dias atrás

    Game gear was awesome if you had the rechargeable battery pack. The back lit screen was great.

  • Brandon Bourg
    Brandon Bourg 3 dias atrás

    OMG the handyboy lol I remember that, and the printer.

  • Rain Patch
    Rain Patch 4 dias atrás +2

    18:17 Didn't know James Harden is a great chiptune artist

  • fernando blin
    fernando blin 4 dias atrás

    13:24 is when the Angry Video Game Nerd Factor overloads, AVGN: STD!?... WHO IN THE RIGHT MIND WOULD CALL THEIR COMPANY STD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the words handy are in quotes, the pocket sonar was also mentioned in AVGN's video, his view on the device is clearly different than James Rolfe's, honestly this guy should have had James in the video it is just too fitting and i swear they found these specific parts from watching his video on accessories, and if he had the printer run long enough he could have gotten better results from it i mean it worked fine in his video and his looked used.

  • Ben
    Ben 4 dias atrás


  • A Viking
    A Viking 4 dias atrás

    Hmm so if its gray colored boxy foreign techproduct starting with the letter N and sold well in the past then its automatically an indestructable thing that has to be sabotaged.. Nokia 3310 & Nintendo GB etc

  • Caro LC
    Caro LC 4 dias atrás

    you ACTUALLY interviewed Matthew Bellamy ???!! are you serious??? omg i'm so jealous. can we see the whole thing plzzzz

  • Lupo Grigio
    Lupo Grigio 4 dias atrás

    Hey, Games industry veteran here, I know who was the person who licenced Tetris and brought it to the west. The guy has some amazing stories.

  • Julien Taming
    Julien Taming 4 dias atrás

    I want my gameboy back !

  • Wiggysan Wiggysan
    Wiggysan Wiggysan 5 dias atrás

    I have I *NOT* seen this video before? It was not in my Subs, thats for sure.

  • Richard Storer-Adam
    Richard Storer-Adam 5 dias atrás

    Try the stylophone. Ton of fun

  • guitardude0909
    guitardude0909 5 dias atrás

    Boom Box -- Thank me later

  • Jody McLaughlin
    Jody McLaughlin 5 dias atrás

    22:52 Muse?

  • Luke H
    Luke H 5 dias atrás

    how fucking young is marques??

    AM I OLD?!?!

  • Alexander Souza
    Alexander Souza 5 dias atrás

    I first thought I would hate this series, but I gave it a chance and it brought so many memories of the days I spent playing pokemon on the gameboy. The video is well made too and I didnt knew about the chiptune! Thanks for this one Marques

  • Ne Jay
    Ne Jay 6 dias atrás

    I want that chip tuned song but the full version

    • Johnzilla97
      Johnzilla97 3 dias atrás

      The one played at 20:30?
      Storm Blooper - Syrinx

  • Israel Lai
    Israel Lai 6 dias atrás

    how do you get freaking sealed boxes of 30-year-old tech, and BURN IT TO A CRISP?

  • Eran Sanderatne
    Eran Sanderatne 6 dias atrás

    why is this not in the playlist?

  • Dylan Martinez
    Dylan Martinez 6 dias atrás

    Its like Marques knew we would cringe when he opened the box so he paused and held the knife right at the seal as he stared right at the camera.

  • Juan Porras
    Juan Porras 6 dias atrás

    Marques had my respect before for all his quality content, but now he has my respect for his taste in quality cutlery. Well done sir.

  • Tamale 9000
    Tamale 9000 6 dias atrás +5

    Marques: this is dope or nope
    Mathias: yes

  • mongolian50cent
    mongolian50cent 6 dias atrás


  • Eww Oppp
    Eww Oppp 6 dias atrás

    What was the point of unboxing a sealed one that was worth like $2000 when you coulda just got a used one for $30

  • JustNeL
    JustNeL 6 dias atrás +2

    hearing the gameboy turn on brought a tear to my eyes... ive had almost every iteration of a gameboy up until the DS

  • Cezar Derevlean
    Cezar Derevlean 6 dias atrás +1

    Definitely should've done the collab with JerryRigEverything!

  • John Kennedy
    John Kennedy 6 dias atrás

    This is an interesting format for you MKBHD. I've produced documentary TV for a decade+ and this is exactly that old school format.

    • John Kennedy
      John Kennedy 6 dias atrás

      And I just realized this was released back in april, lol.

    • John Kennedy
      John Kennedy 6 dias atrás

      Just watched the credits, yea, MKBHD was the host and that's it. Still a good series but i'd be interested to see if it lasts. This format died years ago. Its informative but formulaic and slow.

  • Lovendhra Naidu
    Lovendhra Naidu 6 dias atrás

    Awesome, new , old , fresh content 🤔

  • Arletta L. Moore
    Arletta L. Moore 6 dias atrás

    how about Atari 6400

  • Puff Noob
    Puff Noob 6 dias atrás +1

    my mum somehow broke nearly every console she had...

    i asked her about the gameboy and she said yes

    **did she send that thing so space and into the sun or something like what**

  • scottysize
    scottysize 6 dias atrás

    Casey. you're old bro, so you need to be in every RetroTech episode. LMAO.

  • Imran Mohamad Noor
    Imran Mohamad Noor 6 dias atrás

    This brings back memories...I remember having to look all over the house for it because my mum hid it from my brother and I. We had to take turns to play it but just watching someone play was fun itself.

  • Andy Enright
    Andy Enright 6 dias atrás

    The game boy printer actually worked back in the day. It was fun to take lots of pics and share them.