Gbdev inside jokes
The gbdev Discord server has built up a number of inside jokes.
- Used in pairs, they represent the title screen of Pinball Deluxe, a Game Boy game that has built up a reputation of being notoriously hard to emulate, drawn in both normal and corrupt ways.
- Usually represents sarcasm. This may appear as the face of Twitch.tv web developer Josh DeSeno or as a male kappa (anthropomorphic sea turtle) from the game Scribblenauts.
- Similar in some ways to
:kappa:. Took on a double meaning once the Mega Duck system on chip was discovered to be a Game Boy with no boot ROM and a rearranged register ($FF00-$FF7F) map, with most of the same quirks. As of mid-2021, the server icon depicts a mallard duck on the screen of an atomic purple Game Boy Color system.
- Variant of
:accurate1:family taken from the Game Boy Color demo Demotronic by 1MB. It begins by testing wave RAM read blocking behavior, showing
:ohboy:and "OH BOY!" on success or
:noboy:and "NO BOY! NO DEMO!" on failure.
:pineapple:🍍️ over user PinoBatch's avatar, used as a symbol of wordplay. Pino is a staff member on that server known for his love of puns. Some people find his puns a bit weird; sometimes attributed to the fact that he is openly autistic. He's always willing to explain a joke that a user doesn't get.
- Super Mario 83
- Nickname introduced by Videogamer555 for the Sharp CPU core in the Game Boy system on chip, which is thought to be identical to the SM83 CPU core in a Sharp air conditioner microcontroller. Built up a bunch of lore about there being undocumented functionality to accelerate games.