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8-Bit Central provides original content coupled with our opinions and experiences. You won't find copy/paste blurbs of popular topics. We are retro gaming enthusiasts with a passion for old-school arcades, 8-bit video games, home game consoles, and beyond. It is important to relate news and info with our experiences and opinions. That makes it a bit more interesting to read ;)

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Our Latest 2022 Retro Gaming Articles:

The first new issue of Creem's revival magazine arrived in my mailbox

September
15
2022
America's Only Rock 'N Roll Magazine returns to mailboxes around the world. Read the full article »

Atari email states intention to replace defective XP games within 30 days

September
14
2022
Shortly after news of the defective cartridges was revealed, Atari wants to swap XP customers for a new cartridge. Read the full article »

I was more excited about Yars Return before Atari emailed me about defective XP game cartridges

September
4
2022
Rather than multiple paths to attack the Qotile, I have a screen full of static with meager hints of what the game might look like. I'll be interested to see how Atari remedies this and in what time frame. Read the full article »

GameStop ceased being an asset to gamers many years ago

September
3
2022
These days GameStop, as a dedicated video game store, does nothing for gamers that box-stores and online retailers don't do better. Read the full article »

Capcom joins Evercade, but only via built-in games exclusively on the upcoming EXP Handheld

September
1
2022
Excitement rose and then sank a bit upon discovery that the Capcom games will not be for sale on a cartridge. Hopefully more will join and follow the cartridge-model that brings multiple retro games to an eager audience. Read the full article »

Had I known about the image created by the spines, I'd surely have bought all ten Atari XP games

August
31
2022
It wasn't until today that I saw an image of the XP games lined up on a shelf. They all display the Atari 50 logo! Read the full article »

The slow uphill trudge may result in the delivery of Intellivision's Amico video game console

August
30
2022
For those who backed this console, I believe we only paid half the cost up front, meaning we owe the balance. I worry that the cost may have escalated over time and due to economic oddities effecting many markets.

Can Intellivision still sell it for the original quoted price given to backers? Read the full article »

Atari sent out an email saying their trio of new 2600 games (XP cartridges) are shipping August 26

August
26
2022
I'm hoping these are properly done releases and, if so, Atari continues this trend. Would you buy a 5200 game? Read the full article »

In addition to movies, Netflix has video games you can play... but not on your TV

August
10
2022
Upon hearing Netflix offers video games, I rolled my eyes assuming I'd have to use Comcast's awful remote as a game controller. Read the full article »

Ready Player One was a great read, but the film seems to have led Facebook to believe the metaverse is now

August
6
2022
Can a mediocre software company deliver VR hardware and convince the masses to buy into a fake world, full of ads, that looks like Paw Patrol? Read the full article »

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