Turn your smartphone into a Game Boy with Hyperkin’s Smartboy

The first of April has long been a day for practical jokes and silly pranks — and there’s no escape from April fools on the internet. Companies like ThinkGeek regularly announce fake products on April 1st, only to have customer demand push those jokes into production. It didn’t take long for companies to start using the prankster’s holiday as a …

The Video Game Hall of Fame basically inducted your childhood this year

The National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced the four titles it’s inducting into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year, and they’re all pinnacles in the industry: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Blue and Street Fighter II. But if you think they were all shoe-ins compared to the competition, prepare to get …

Miyamoto came up with ‘Donkey Kong’ ideas in the bathtub

In an interview posted on Nintendo’s Japanese website, Shigeru Miyamoto reminisced about the time he spent developing the classic arcade title Donkey Kong. According to Wired writer Chris Kohler, who translated the whole thing, Miyamoto dropped some previously unknown tidbits about the game in the interview. And yes, that includes the part about conjuring up ideas and getting them in …