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The Virtual Boy was supposed to be a radically different product. What happened?

0:00 Intro
0:38 Unexpected origins
2:46 The COMDEX fail
4:12 Pitching to Game Companies
8:03 The limitations of the present
10:22 Meanwhile, in Yamauchi-Land
11:24 Release

Events slightly adjusted or exaggerated for narrative (or dramatic) purpose.

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Research and Writing: LowSpecAlex, F4mi
Voice over: LowSpecAlex
Editing: Henrique von Buren, LowSpecAlex
3D animation: Windy
Art: Maiku no Koe
Spanish Translation, Audio editing and QA: Henrique von Buren
Camera work: LowSpecAlex
Thumbnail design: Maiku no Koe


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