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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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Recent 2018 Retro Gaming Articles:

I used to play Vanguard every weekend at Nathan's, now I have it on my Switch

November
13
2018
Vanguard on Atari 2600, 5200, and Nintendo Switch
Vanguard and Berzerk are the two games I've wanted to see on modern platforms. One down, one to go! Read the full article »

This comic cover brought back memories of the '70s sci-fi show I loved - Space 1999

November
7
2018
Space 1999 comicbook
This series aired at a time when I was all about living in a moon base! Read the full article »

The headlines said “Ed Sheeran Underwear Auction”, ignoring the classic albums, instruments and 2 GameBoys

October
30
2018
Ed Sheeran Gameboy Advance
With all the cool stuff in these auction lots, why focus on underwear? Read the full article »

The complete list of 20 games, built-in to the PlayStation Classic, has been announced

October
29
2018
Best Buy has partnered with Limited Run Games
You can't please everyone, so naturally everyone has a gripe about missing games they feel should be included. There are enough cool titles, but $99 is a lot. Read the full article »

Best Buy has partnered with Limited Run Games to distribute limited quantities of select video games

October
27
2018
Best Buy has partnered with Limited Run Games
Limited Run Games may be able to expand and offer more variety by letting Best Buy into the mix. Read the full article »

Oracle of Outer Space introduces 5 bizarre radio hosts operating the last remaining AM radio station

October
27
2018
Joanie Brosas as Arcana Thrice, The Polymorphous Space Sorceress
Did video kill the radio star? Not on the last AM radio station broadcasting to the galaxy - Although they may crash into Earth! Read the full article »

Hyperkin's MegaRetroN HD clone console plays Genesis & Mega Drive cartridges

October
27
2018
Hyperkin MegaRetroN HD
Here's another way to get better results from your Genesis and/or Mega Drive games on modern televisions. Read the full article »

Shuttering the FilmStruck streaming service highlights the importance of ownership and preservation of media

October
26
2018
Shuttering the FilmStruck streaming service
When the cloud shuts down, all you have is what you own on physical media. Don't let corporate greed dictate your entertainment choices. Own your media and fight for it's future! Read the full article »

The Atari Pong Table evolved from a hobby into an electro-mechanical game of Pong

October
25
2018
The Atari Pong table
Without screens or digital software, these two variations deliver an amazing game or Pong via motors, rails, pulleys, and magnets! Read the full article »

Did AtGames actually swap arcade ROMs for NES ROMs on their Bandai Namco Flashback Blast?

October
23
2018
Did AtGames swap arcade ROMs for NES ROMs
Reviewers were excited about the games on the review units, but consumers found NES versions at retail! Read the full article »

The changing product line of AtGames seems to now include a home arcade cabinet with 400 games

October
23
2018
The changing product line of AtGames
A recent press release hints at a similar product to the home arcade cabs from Arcade1Up. Read the full article »

An Atari 2600 core has been added to the Coleco Phoenix console, now on Kickstarter

October
22
2018
Coleco Phoenix now has an Atari 2600 FPGA core
I believe this would be the first FPGA-based Atari 2600 to come to market. That alone is a huge deal! Read the full article »

The 2020 release of Intellivision's Amico 2D game console will play retro games in a modern manner - in two years

October
21
2018
Nintendo's Switch is starting to include Fortnite as a downlaod
It will play Inty, Atari, and Imagic games with modern controllers, internet store, and family friendly appeal. And it's two years away from release. Read the full article »

Lacking a pack-in game at launch, Nintendo's Switch is including download codes, currently for Fortnite

October
19
2018
Nintendo's Switch is starting to include Fortnite as a downlaod
As far as I'm concerned, inclusion of a pack-in game with a console is a basic human right! Physical copes - not DL codes! Read the full article »

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