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Palmer Luckey is now selling pixel-perfect ultrabright magnesium Game Boys for $199

The ModRetro Chromatic | Image: ModRetro

Before he brought VR headsets out of the dark ages with Oculus, before he founded defense contractor Anduril, Palmer Luckey was a Nintendo Game Boy modder.

It’s true. There’s photo evidence — and today, he’s revealing his own take on the ultimate cartridge-playing Nintendo Game Boy, one that you can actually buy for $199.

Shipping this holiday, the ModRetro Chromatic sounds incredible: magnesium alloy case, sapphire crystal cover glass, PBT buttons, a pixel-perfect IPS screen at the same size, resolution, and pixel structure as the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color, color-matched to the Game Boy Color screen — and with “well over a thousand” nits of brightness so you can play out in the sunlight.

Not only does it have an FPGA…

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