Game Boy Oddities

On its 20th birthday, 13 strange lives of the most popular gaming handheld ever.

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Sew Embarrassing

Have you ever wanted to hook your Game Boy up to a sewing machine? No? Hmm. Have you ever wanted to hook your sewing machine up to a Game Boy? No again? Well too bad. About 2000, Singer released the Izek, a sewing machine that allowed the user to select stitch patterns on an included Game Boy Color. But owners of the Izek must use extreme caution: if one were to play Tetris while hooked to the Izek, one might accidentally weave a bizarre tetrimino cardigan.

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