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15th Oct '17 12:59:44 AM chevrolet400
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*** GB, GBA, and DS cartridges have all gone through their share of washers and driers and continued working without an issue.

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*** GB, GBA, and DS cartridges have all gone through their share of washers and driers and continued working without an issue. In many cases even the cartridge labels are still intact.
13th Oct '17 11:46:06 AM HarpieSiren
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*** Actually subverted, with [[Tropers/{{pingastroper}} one troper's]] 3DS (a few months after getting it and about a month after a really small part near the right shoulder button came off) had its top screen (which is essential to the system) detach. Only their family knew (until they shared it with the internet.)
10th Oct '17 2:06:29 PM cynicalcylon
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*** The console has been proven to be so resilient to damage that it's even found its way onto [[Wrestling/ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling]].
5th Oct '17 7:34:07 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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*** A couple of LetsPlay people [[ElementalRockPaperScissors decided to test]][[labelnote:*]]To explain, the methods of damaging the cartridge correspond to several of the elemental types of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. The process is [[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Science/ detailed on this page]][[/labelnote]] whether the old Game Boy cartridges live up to the reputation. Throwing and hitting it didn't even leave a mark. Dirt jammed into it while it's in the Game Boy? No problem. Covering the contacts in alcohol and running magnets over it? Didn't bother it. Dunking it in water finally made it fail to start. So they dried it out by ''burning a hole through the cartridge''. ''They BURNED the electronics inside the cartridge''. Also failed to start. So they waited an hour and came back to it. Presumably, the Nintendium just laughed at them as it started right up. The most fitting part? The cartridge was of Pokémon Red Version.

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*** A couple of LetsPlay people [[ElementalRockPaperScissors decided to test]][[labelnote:*]]To explain, the methods of damaging the cartridge correspond to several of the elemental types of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. The process is [[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Science/ detailed on this page]][[/labelnote]] whether the old Game Boy cartridges live up to the reputation. Throwing and hitting it didn't even leave a mark. Dirt jammed into it while it's in the Game Boy? No problem. Covering the contacts in alcohol and running magnets over it? Didn't bother it. Dunking it in water finally made it fail to start. So they dried it out by ''burning a hole through the cartridge''. ''They BURNED the electronics inside the cartridge''. Also failed to start. So they waited an hour and came back to it. Presumably, the Nintendium just laughed at them as it started right up. The most fitting part? The cartridge was of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red Version.Version]]''.



*** According to legend, one player [[RageQuit lit his Game Cube on fire in a fit of rage]]. ''VideoGame/MarioKart Double-Dash!!'' kept going for five minutes.

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*** According to legend, one player [[RageQuit lit his Game Cube GameCube on fire in a fit of rage]]. ''VideoGame/MarioKart Double-Dash!!'' ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' kept going for five minutes.
23rd Sep '17 7:29:49 AM xcountryguy
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** [[spoiler: An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]

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** [[spoiler: An [[spoiler:An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]
16th Sep '17 3:31:19 PM nombretomado
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*** And, it has been tested that a Nintendo3DS can survive, with no damage, being kept in the left jacket pocket of the coat of a driver, that hits a stationary vehicle at 35 miles per hour. However, the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable can as well.

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*** And, it has been tested that a Nintendo3DS Nintendo 3DS can survive, with no damage, being kept in the left jacket pocket of the coat of a driver, that hits a stationary vehicle at 35 miles per hour. However, the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable can as well.
16th Sep '17 12:37:50 PM nombretomado
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*** ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'' did an article about the then-new GameBoyAdvance, in which the writer and their friends did all manner of abusive things to it, including ''flushing it down a toilet''. After drying out for three days, the white GBA resumed working as though nothing ever happened, earning it the nickname Jesus from the staff.

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*** ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'' did an article about the then-new GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, in which the writer and their friends did all manner of abusive things to it, including ''flushing it down a toilet''. After drying out for three days, the white GBA resumed working as though nothing ever happened, earning it the nickname Jesus from the staff.
12th Aug '17 6:56:43 PM lee4hmz
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* The cases of [=NeXT=] computers were massive hunks of die-cast magnesium that also doubled as the CPU heat sinks, and they were darned difficult to damage so long as they weren't set on fire.

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* The cases of [=NeXT=] computers were massive hunks of die-cast magnesium that also doubled as the CPU heat sinks, and they were darned difficult to damage so long as they weren't set on fire.fire -- and even ''that'' was difficult, as ''[=NeXTWorld=]'' senior editor Simson Garfinkel found out in 1993 when [[https://simson.net/hacks/cubefire.html he tried to set one ablaze for a photo shoot.]]
29th Jul '17 1:42:34 PM nombretomado
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** The [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]]:

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** The [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]]:

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** The [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]]:
24th Jun '17 12:51:34 AM BNSF1995
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** The durability of Nintendo consoles is referenced in the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series, a video game series featuring Moe personifications of video game consoles and companies. The character Blanc, who is meant to represent Nintendo home consoles, has the highest defensive stats of any playable character; her younger sisters, Rom and Ram (who collectively represent the DS family of systems), are not so durable, possibly as a reference to the more fragile nature of the original DS and DS Lite.
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