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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 2020 Retro Gaming Articles:

Comic book titans IDW and Dark Horse join forces to bring Transformers Vs. The Terminator

April
4
2020
This four-issue mini series stands to deliver all the raging robot action you've always wanted in comics. Read the full article »

Atari VCS console designer, Rob Wyatt, sues Atari for non-payment on six months of Tin Giant's work

April
3
2020
Those craving an Atari VCS console need to lower expectations due to the pandemic and Atari being sued by their lead architect. Read the full article »

Atari Casino wants you to spend Atari Tokens on their online gambling site and forget the VCS

April
2
2020
From the Atari Hotel chain to online casinos, Atari seems focused on everything but the VCS game console. Read the full article »

VIP Pre-orders for Intellivision's Amico video game console began today. Did you get yours?

March
31
2020
For a $100 deposit, you can reserve your choice of three colors and get some great discounts and extras! Read the full article »

Intellivision announces 5 of the 6 pack-in games for the Amico's October release

March
29
2020
The games are a nice balance of genres with something for everyone plus one more to be revealed later. Read the full article »

Ryan Reynolds may star in a movie adaptation of iconic 80s arcade game, Dragon's Lair

March
28
2020
I loved the originality of Dragon's Lair when it arrived at the Electronic Playhouse in Mt. Kisco. These days, Dexter is the real star of that laserdisc driven video game! Read the full article »

Atari's Missile Command Recharged is a fun reboot of the iconic original from 1980

March
27
2020
Intellivision began showcasing their Amico reboot of Missile Command just as Atari debuted theirs for Android and iOS. Read the full article »

Panzer Dragoon leaps from Sega Saturn to Nintendo's Switch via Limited Run Games

March
26
2020
This was a classic on Sega's Saturn and evolved to other platforms... now coming to Switch! Read the full article »

Animal Crossing New Horizons couldn't have come at a better time and GameStop went all in

March
23
2020
Sales for Animal Crossing on Switch show just how much we needed this game to combat the coronavirus shutdown. Is this why GameStop insisted on staying open? Read the full article »

Streets Of Rage 4 has an open pre-order for the physical release from Limited Run Games

March
21
2020
As a big fan of the Streets Of Rage series, I'm really looking forward to the 4th installment and the art style they've employed. Read the full article »

GameStop's insistence on staying open shows how damaging the coronavirus has been on retailers

March
20
2020
Many of GameStop's stores are inside malls that have closed due to the virus. This hurts an already ailing company. Read the full article »

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