Future Game Boy

Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@elysees.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Thu, 09 Sep 1999 22:46:46 -0700

I realize that not everyone might have seen this.
Game Boy Advance will use a 32-bit RISC CPU by ARM,
will be able to connect to a cellular phone, can
access the Internet, including downloading games,
chatting, email, has a digital camera accessory
(not the existing game boy camera[1]) where a player
can actually see the face of the person they are
playing against.

Adding communication features to a portable game system like Game Boy is
expected to result in new kinds of network entertainment. In effect, Game
Boy Advance will be a personal communications terminal as well as a next
generation gaming system. Nintendo Co. Ltd. Chairman, Hiroshi Yamauchi,
sees it as a way to explore new areas of multiplayer gaming. [2]

I was mistaken, it doesn't include a cell phone, just the connection.


[1] http://www.nintendo.com/gb/gb_camera/index.html
[2] http://www.nintendo.com/corp/press/090199b.html