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Someone figured out how to kind of play PUBG on a Game Boy Color

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One Michael Darby likes to tinker with the Rasberry Pi and Game Boy to create different gaming experiences. His latest project was to attempt playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the Game Boy Color – which he did manage, kinda.

As you'll see in the video below, Mr. Darby did play a few rounds of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the Game Boy Color, but he mainly used the handheld's shell and buttons. The magic behind the feat was managed by using the Rasberry Pi and streaming the actual PUBG session from a PC powered by a Nvidia graphics card.

The cool thing about all this isn't that he actually played PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the Game Boy Color, (because he only partly did) but how he managed to combine all the components, remap it, and successfully got it to work. He explains the whole process in detail on his blog here.

Of course, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds didn't run smoothly in his experiment, the movement was much slower, but at least he could get a few shots in, took a swim, explored, threw grenades, and interacted with the game world. Graphics wise it also doesn't look too bad. What he couldn't do was reload, and drive vehicles.

Darby attempted three rounds of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, 'improving' on his final score with each session. His final score after round three concluded was at 66th place (out of 100 players), but he did mostly camp. As he rightly concludes at the end of the video, “We can do it, but should we do it? I don't think so.”

News via ibtimes.co.uk

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Lola puts the cobalt back in all things blue. An active, but odd master of the unorthodox, with more than three decades of sore thumbs under her belt. Oh cat! Writer at Glitched Africa
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