Modern Relics: Nintendo's lost Virtual Boy

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The Virtual Boy, an early attempt by Nintendo to create a VR video game console

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The relentless march of technological development means once cutting edge inventions are continually being relegated to the scrapheap, or at least the musty bottom drawer. From what might have been to what never stood a chance, our Modern Relics video series takes a look back at technology that has fallen by the wayside, found itself on the wrong side of a format war, or was simply superseded by new innovation.

Our first episode takes us back to 1995, when Coolio topped the charts, OJ Simpson was on trial and Nintendo launched an entirely new form of video game console, the Virtual Boy.

We'd love to hear about your experiences with the Virtual Boy. Sound off in the comments below and let us know if you remember this particular modern relic.

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