Heya, fellow videogamers! Greg Ford here. You may remember me from such magazines as Electronic Gaming Monthly and sister website 1UP.com. If for some reason you’re looking for something more contemporary, you can hear my nasally yet dulcet tones on The Geekbox, Player One Podcast, or Sports Anomaly podcasts weekly…or just check me out here on Bitmob — repeatedly! I’m here all day/week/month/summer/whatever.
As you can tell from the day-one posts here, we’re very excited about this little startup. I can’t wait until I can start posting random videogame-related things like this:
Do you see what’s going on here? I was on on San Fran’s delightful 38 bus line on April 14, 2009, and I saw some dude playing Game Boy. Yeah, that brick ain’t no Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Micro, or, hell, even Game Boy Pocket. It’s the split-pea-soup-green-screened original. And he’s living on the edge — no Light Boy screen magnifier or rechargeable battery packs here! He’s sucking down a handful of AAs. Can’t dispute that he got his money’s worth from the system, though.
Perhaps appropriately (and what you can’t see from this angle) is that he’s also playing the most classic of games: Tetris (which I’m sure Bitmob contributor Ryan Scott would claim is the best version — just ask him). Is it a coincidence that a day or so later I saw multiple stories about the OG Game Boy’s 20th B-Day? Who knows? But dollars to donuts, I never would have bet I’d see this on the bus in this age of game systems in your cell phones and watches.
Enough of the tangents. Let’s hit a few orders of business. If you have something you want to say to or ask the editors of Bitmob collectively, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in our weekly Bitmob Mailbag. Likewise, if you have an idea for a topic you’d like us to talk about on Mobcast, our weekly podcast, send a message to the same e-mail addy, but with "Mobcast" in the subject line. Finally, if you have a dying urge to get some advice from the Internet’s Seanbaby, again, send a message to that addy with "Seanbaby" in the subject line.
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