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8 Bit Central - Retro Gaming Blog

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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Recent 2018 Retro Gaming Articles:

Time Off: Summer doesn't begin until "Player 2" arrives - Summer is here and our vacation is on!

June
30
2018
I'm taking a few weeks off to spend time with my son and explore the local arcade scene. Read the full article »

Nintendo re-released the NES Classic Edition today and the internet seemed happier than the last go round

June
29
2018
Nintendo NES & SNES Classic Editions
I never thought I'd see an NES and SNES mini consoles next to one another on a retail shelf! Read the full article »

Today was the final day Toys R Us was open for business and all US stores are now closed

June
29
2018
Final day for Toys R Us
The night before, 90% of our local store was roped off and the single remaining wall of shelves was nearly bare. Above all else, Toys R Us was a great place for kids (but not the kids who worked there) who loved the adventures inspired by toys. My son was one of them and long ago, I was too. Read the full article »

With 3 days left to give Atari an even $3 million, lets admit what they are actually good at

June
26
2018
Atari licensed clothing at Forever 21
Atari's value lies in the amazing past they fostered and grew. Decades later the "new" Atari, under another new management team, should shepherd the value of their numerous IPs rather than trying to live up to the former glory. Read the full article »

With less than a week until closing my local Toys R Us is finally looking very empty

June
24
2018
Toys R Us closes in less than a week
When the liquidation began, they filled the shelves from the warehouse until they bulged. Slowly that overfilled look faded... Read the full article »

This Joy Boy Switch concept proposes a Joy Con controlled handheld powered by Nintendo or Raspberry Pi

June
22
2018
Joy Boy hardware concept
Gamers want to see their favorite retro games on the Switch, but we doubt Nintendo would be onboard with Joy Boy - but it's really cool! Read the full article »

Let's not remake The Last Jedi when that energy could be put toward a better endeavor in the future

June
21
2018
Remake The Last Jedi? WTF?
Disney owns Star Wars. YOU can't remake their film, nor will Disney - wake up! Read the full article »

Aladdin's Castle wanted to establish accessible locations while today's arcades turn malls into destinations

June
18
2018
Aladdins Castle Arcade ad
Malls used to attract droves of shoppers. Today they are aging, dismissed and need modernization to bring the crowds back! Read the full article »

Wendy's 404 Error page lets you play Burgertime... as Wendy

June
15
2018
Wendy's 404 Error page
Usually those pesky 404 pages are the result of a broken link. What better way to redirect web traffic than a round of Burgertime? Read the full article »

Following the success of the Replicade Amusements' miniature arcade games, you'll find them at Best Buy

June
14
2018
Replicade Amusements miniature arcade games at Best Buy
What began via crowd funding seems to have found a home at Best Buy beginning this Fall. They're already listed on Amazon. Read the full article »

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