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8-Bit Central provides original content along with our latest ravings, ramblings and rumblings. We are retro gaming enthusiasts with a passion for old-school arcades, 8-bit video games, home game consoles, and beyond. We have a general distaste for gaming that involves yelling into a headset over an internet connection. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Our Latest 2019 Retro Gaming Articles:

The Analogue Pocket handheld will play an array of Gameboy carts on a kickass screen to boot

October
16
2019
This FPGA-based handheld plays GameBoy, GBC and GBA cartridges with adaptors for additional console compatibility! Creating high quality devices to play aging games on the latest televisions gives much needed life to the amazing games we grew up with and more. Read the full article »

See Thomas Howl delivers the spooky on his first Halloween EP, “Mischief Night”

October
14
2019
If you wanna talk "Holiday albums" in October, you better be offering Halloween mayhem. See Thomas Howl delivers for the 31st! Read the full article »

Fortnite's season ended with a black hole that lingered on the game's network and Epic's social media

October
13
2019
Fans were alarmed, children cried, and haters said "Good riddance." Is this a marketing stunt or a spacer before the next season? Read the full article »

With exactly one year until release, Intellivision's Amico game console has a new website

October
10
2019
With a strong plan and working prototype, the Amico sounds destined to impact gaming for the better. And you can buy a T-shirt!

When I think of all the veiled lies coming from Atari regarding their VCS reboot console, getting Tommy's email was a breath of fresh air. By comparison... Atari is a stale fart. Read the full article »

After learning it's backward compatible with PS4 games, the PlayStation 5 has many other great features

October
9
2019
Nintendo has been the king of backwards compatibility in an era when the others shunned it. Glad to see PS4 compatibility onboard. I often wonder if Sony is aware how much passion still exists for it's PS2 game library. Read the full article »

Atari works diligently to put a better spin on VCS “Shit Show”

October
8
2019
“pre-production” can't be underway if your prototype is less than 30 days old! WTF! Read the full article »

Ghostbusters: The Video Game is back, remastered, and exclusive to GameStop for physical copies

October
6
2019
The favored game from 2009 returns to consoles and PC, tiding you over until the 2020 movie. Read the full article »

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