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The Game Boy Camera will soon get a second life as an awful webcam

A low-resolution image of two people being livestreamed through the Game Boy Camera.
You won’t have to worry about how your hair looks when using the Game Boy Camera as a webcam. It will always look bad. | Screenshot: Epilogue

The 26-year-old Game Boy Camera is still embraced by some photographers seeking a lo-fi aesthetic, and soon, it could serve double duty as a webcam for anyone who wants to show up to a video call looking like a low-res pixelated mess.

This is made possible using the GB Operator: a USB dock that allows Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance cartridges to be played on a computer (or the Steam Deck) through an app called Playback and the open-source mGBA emulator. The dock can also back up save game data or easily extract photos captured by the Game Boy Camera.

Epilogue, the company behind it, shared a short video of the new feature on X and told Time Extension, “We now have a live feed from the Game Boy Camera, but still need to…

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