TFT Display Kit Relased for the Sega Game Gear

TFT Display Kit Relased for the Sega Game Gear

It looks as thought the Sega Game Gear is getting a long overdue screen upgrade, nearly 18 years after its production was discontinued. Anyone who has ever attempted to play this damn thing in anything other pitch-black darkness will know all too well how prone this dinky system was to screen glare. The Game Gear was supposed to challenge the Gameboy for the (at the time) new market of portable consoles. If failed for a number of reasons, with the lack of visibility being right at the top of the list of complaints. Well, that and the way it would drain batteries like an engineering student drains a beer bong.

The kit, named “GGLCD” (Game Gear Liquid Crystal Display) is currently available only in the cramped and sweaty game stores in Japan, but enough pissing and moaning from the rest of the world may see an international release. They can also be ordered online, however the sites are in Japanese so you will need to get yourself a Japanese girlfriend or bribe a Japanese language student to help you out before ordering.

The kit is said to restrict the functionality of the system to some degree, like rendering the TV tuner unusable. Though I imagine most Game Gear owners will be more than happy to make that compromise.

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