Here in the Search nav, you can.... SEARCH. Start typing a game or gamer, it will autosuggest. Press one to go, or hit Enter to get the full search results.
Below the searchbox, you'll see recent games, gamers, clubs, events, and quests you've visited.
Below that is the full site map with all of the different pages on this platform. Most of these are accessible in the other navs too. But here they're all in one place, if you're into that sort of thing.
Jump in a virtual or IRL event, tournament, or league. Participate in a Quest (a gaming challenge that you can do any time). Channel 3 has something for all skill levels, including gaming-focused daily minigames.
Go to Events below to search for real-time tournaments or other events. Quests will show you offline challenges you can complete at any time.
The heart of Channel 3 is rating and reviewing video games. What are your favorite games of all time? How about least favorite? The more games you rate, the more personalized Channel 3 becomes. You can even rate systems and make lists.
Press Games below to go to navigate the entire list of games. Or go Search.
Go to Lists to make collections of games. Channel 3 can be your game tracker, like Goodreads or Letterboxd for video games.
You can also rate and review video game systems. Which system did you start on? Press Systems below and go drop a review.
You may have friends here already, or you may meet your next lifelong squadmate here. Either way, Channel 3 is most fun when you find your people and can have friendly competitions and participate in challenges together.
Below you can navigate all the gamers, clubs, and causes on Channel 3.
Whether it's 1 to 2, or 99 to 100, leveling up is the best feeling in the world. On Channel 3, when you participate in quests, when your post gets 1Up'd, when you crush a daily minigame, you get XP. Get 1k XP, and you level up and unlock rewards. Rewards can be custom reaction GIFs, cool backgrounds, or prize wheel spins for IRL gaming gear or in game currency.
Turbo is an optional subscription for superusers. You don't need Turbo to enjoy Channel 3. Turbo users get early access to new features, and are able to unlock more levels in a season.
On Channel 3, seasons last 3 months. They will always run January 1 - April 1, April 1 - July 1, July 1 - October 1, and October 1 - January 1.
Channel 3 is the social platform for gamers. You're welcome to browse. If you want to post, 1UP, respawn, comment, rate, review, complete quests, etc, you'll need to log in or create an account. (It's free.)
Open channel3.gg in Chrome. Click the Install icon in the right side of the address bar:
Click Install when you get this prompt.
After installation, you can pin to the Windows taskbar alongside your other favorite apps.
Open channel3.gg in Safari. It has to be Safari.
Tap the Share button in the middle of the footer.
Tap Add to Home Screen.
Tap Add on the prompt.
BOOM. You're done. iPhones try to act like it's "just a website bookmark" because they want everyone to go through the App Store but really it functions just like an app... Full screen, moveable icon on your home screen. All of it.
Install the Channel 3 app from the Google Play Store.
"A lot of the Gameboy library holds up better than the N64 and PS1 library IMO. It was so mins blowing at the time to have something like this on the go. Plus it still has the best boxart for any console ever. "
"There was a good period of time where this thing was the longest running, highest selling system. Was it a cruddy screen and monochrome? Yup. Did it matter? Nope. As is so often the case Nintendo is behind technologically but their software more than makes up for it.
I feel like history rightly looks back on this as the winner over the Game Gear though. The game's don't need excessive bits and colors. Heck, some of them weren't even that long.
A perfect Tetris machine, great Mario titles, an all-time Legend of Zelda, wholly disruptive Pokémon (again one I didn't play but I respect), a canonical Metroid, and hundreds more. The games are so good and iconic that Nintendo kept slapping Game Boy units onto systems to play more.
Fun fact, I didn't even have one in my youth, I was happily a Game Gearer. The majority of my time playing a Game Boy in my youth was either at the Dentist's office where they had one or at my buddy's house where we would exchange said Game Gear and Game Boy.
If nothing else you have to respect the historical impact of this. "
"Looking back, this is far from a perfect system but for starting Nintendo's handheld consoles and giving the world Pokemon, I give it 5 stars. It had many other classic games as well. I remember struggling to play on long car rides without the light attachment - good times."
"I played multiple games on this, after it was already outdated, mostly pokemon games. However this system transformed how people played games due to the ability to game on the go! That alone is worth 4 stars."
"I loved my gameboy. It's actually the only one I ever owned. I played Turtles, Mega Man, Wario. The 4 AA batteries to play was a big draw back. I remember several arguments about whether I took the batteries out of XYZ (I always had). Then you couldn't really play in the dark without a couple of different attachments. I could take it anywhere though, and that helped may day care survivable."
"My first experience ever with video games was with the Game Boy. It was at my grandparents house and it was always a race out of my siblings to see who could get their hands on it first. The Game Boy will always hold a special place in my heart."