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    Default Gameboy Workboy: Ever get released?

    http://wiiclube.uol.com.br/blog/2011...o-ipad-2/63715

    Just came across this. Did it ever get released? I've never seen it mentioned before so I'm guessing not. Be a fun oddity to have in my collection if it did.
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    Neat find, I have never heard anything about it so I guess it is pretty rare if it was released.

    Either that or it is easy to find in certain markets (brasil?) and I just never heard of it...

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    If memory serves, I'm pretty positive that it wasn't. I think we did have a topic about it on here once.

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    Sigh, its too bad that this never materialized - like the SongBoy MP3 player for the GBC, this would have been a really cool collectable item and a great time piece.
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    I like the little illustration of the guy in a tie on an airplane using the little Gameboy computer keyboard. That certainly wouldn't happen in the real world. In reality the other businessmen on the plane would see him using that thing, and take in into the back and beat him up.

    It would have been far better if this thing came with its own version of BASIC on a cart with some kind of external data storage option (maybe cassettes if they're looking to go the cheap route). It would be cool to have a programmable version of BASIC for the Z80, maybe it would spark interest in home programming again. And Nintendo Power would have a few pages devoted to type-in programs! It would spark another wave of coders like the 8-bit home computers of the early '80s did.

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    Haha, I remember seeing that coverage back in Nintendo Power. The whole setup would be fun (and pointless) to fool around with, that's one cute lil' keyboard. Imagining the thing was released, it's hard to fathom anyone willing to relying on that dayplanner feature. Still, hearing someone blame a missed appointment on their Work Boy's battery dying would be pretty awesome.
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    I got an article about it in UKs Raze magazine. I can scan it so you'll be able to read about the makers.

    An ex co-worker of mine swears he seen it at a market in UK, but I followed it up and never found it.
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    I have an unlicensed personal organizer cartridge for GBC, but it's definitely not the Workboy, unfortunately.

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    http://www.assemblergames.com/forums...ad.php?t=20027
    Here you go
    By the looks of it atleast a prototype exists or atleast existed.
    Really interesting if you ask me.
    If you read the article it seems they were prepared to bank off this so well that they immediately were gonna start developing number 2 right after number 1's release. Makes ya wonder what happen

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    Ah yes, Game Zone, not Raze, both were good mags though


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    Ever since I saw that there was a ROM in one of the recent "Gigaleaks", I was hopeful that there would be more news about the Workboy. And lo, there is news.

    I can think of no better way to mark the occasion than to bump a 9-year-old thread. (I was going to bump the 17-year-old thread, but whoops, I replied to the wrong one.)
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    neat concept, but it's pretty obvious why it failed

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