In today’s modern gaming landscape, streaming video game content to a larger screen is a simple matter, but that isn’t the case for most older hardware, such as the Game Boy. Of course, you could always run the software off an emulator, but what if you want to play the original hardware the games were designed for? That’s where the new GB Interceptor comes in, invented by Sebastian Staacks.

Staacks created the GB Interceptor as a solution to a problem; For a serious Tetris tournament, competitors wanted to be able to play using their original Game Boys. An emulated version would throw them off, because with Tetris, timing and muscle memory is key to success. The GB Interceptor is designed to take data directly from the Game Boy’s cartridge slot and transfer it elsewhere via USB cable. Click here to read a thorough blog post, detailing all of the technical wonders and challenges that came along with the process of inventing this device.

Want a GB Interceptor of your very own? Unfortunately, it’s not for sale, but you can follow this step-by-step video guide on how to build one yourself! It’ll take some elbow grease, but this is currently your only option to stream an original unmodified Game Boy. Could be a good project for 2024!

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