You remember that fateful Thanksgiving many years ago, don't you? The whole family was over and your cousin was playing with your beloved Game Boy—until you heard the crash. Despite being in another room, you instantly recognized the sound. It was your Game Boy falling to its death. Technically, it still worked, but there were all those lines missing on the screen, and as far as you were concerned, your childhood friend was no more. You've never been able to express those feelings of loss, either. But now you can finally put them down on paper inside this lovely Game Boy-inspired notebook.
In case you do not have access to your smartphone, computer, tablet, smart TV, Xbox 360, PS3, Boxee Box, PS Vita or any of the other countless connected devices, you can now watch YouTube on a Nintendo 3DS.
Nearly 2 years after its launch, the 3DS now has a YouTube app. The top screen plays back the video while the bottom serves up touchscreen controls. The shoulder buttons control navigation and the directional pad provides scrolling options. Or, use a stylus to control everything. Essentially, the app performs as expected.
Ironically, the app does not support 3D YouTube videos.
The app is now available through the 3DS eShop in North America and Europe, joining Netflix and Hulu which launched just last month.
(In case it's not obvious, YouTube is not available on a Game Boy Color, nor does it ship in cartridge form. But these mockups, like the one featured here, are pretty awesome.)
Frontrunner for the best next-gen game of the holiday season
When you consider that a flask is supposed to be a secret way to smuggle contraband libations, an NES game cartridge doesn't immediately spring to mind as the most subtle design. But maybe that's the true brilliance behind these game cart recreations that you can fill with more than your cherished high scores.
The best reason yet to own a Nintendo 3DS
Your Christmas tree says as much about you as it does your love for the holidays. So this year why not skip the traditional ornaments like glass bulbs and shiny stars and go for something that will bring real character to your tree? If you've been a gamer for as long as you can remember, ThinkGeek's got a $20 set of classic controller ornaments that pays tribute to the game consoles you probably received as gifts during Christmases gone by.