A new Game History Secrets video on the DidYouKnowGaming? YouTube Channel takes a look at a Nintendo Gameboy Add-on called the Page Boy which, never came to market. It was a peripheral for the Gameboy and Gameboy that would allow users to send messages and images to one another, as well as receive news and weather forecasts, 10 years before it became mainstream on mobile devices.
The video was put together by video game historian Liam Robertson who put in the time to research the Page Boy. It is very interesting to watch and learn how the idea behind the Page Boy came to be. It is just a shame that he couldn’t reach its potential with the limited technology at the time. Not that it wasn’t possible. It would have been able to work throughout the US market but it wouldn’t have been feasible in Europe or Japan due to the lack of “cost-effective duplex wireless data networks at the time”.
If you would like to know more about the Page Boy, you can check out the Game History Secrets video about the add-on below.
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