HDMIboy will upgrade your Game Boy with crisp HD visuals

first_imgIf you’ve ever tried plugging an older console from the days before HD into a modern TV the problem is immediately obvious. The visuals can look pretty terrible, and it’s for that reason devices such as the XRGB-mini Framemeister upscaler are becoming increasingly popular. Now a team in the Netherlands is creating a big-screen HD solution just for the Game Boy.The project is still in the very early stages, but promises a lot. The HDMIboy is aiming to upgrade your classic Game Boy to output HD visuals on a big screen TV. The tech is not quite ready yet, but this sneak-peak video of the intro to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening shows a lot of promise.It’s unclear exactly what the finished product will be, but I’d guess it’s going to be some kind of hardware device that sits between the Game Boy hardware and a HDMI connection to a display. The prototype images appearing on HDMIboy’s Facebook page also show the use of a NES gamepad acting as a controller for the setup.The ultimate aim of the HDMIboy team is to get a Kickstarter campaign going before the end of 2014 to fund development of the final product.If you’ve still got a Game Boy and games lying around then this is certainly a project worth keeping an eye on. You can sign up at the HDMIboy website to be emailed when new details are released and the Kickstarter begins. If they can produce a solution that’s no more expensive than a new Game Boy game used to cost, they could be on to a winner.last_img

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