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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:

Lara Croft is returning to theaters as our rugged hero and to retail shelves as a Barbie product

February
25
2018
Tomb Raider Barbie doll
Barbie has made several evolutions over her reign at Mattel from glamor princess to STEM avenger and now Lara Croft. Lara could lead my team of Joes any day of the week! Read the full article »

Jersey Jack Pinball's Dialed In table has features accessible on your smartphone via Bluetooth

February
24
2018
Jersey Jack Pinball's Dialed In table
This pinball machine features Bluetooth, a camera, and you can unlock additional capabilities through a smartphone. With so many arcades and game rooms opting for redemption games and prizes, it's nice to see this sort of innovation going into pinball! Read the full article »

Atari creates their own cryptocurrency to boost it's gambling business... still ignoring the Ataribox

February
17
2018
Atari crypto currency
Investors like cryptocurrency. Atari likes other people's money. The Atari Token looms on the horizon, unkile the Ataribox. Read the full article »

This Space Invaders commemorative 40th Anniversary Silver Coin is pretty nifty and Taito licensed

February
13
2018
Space Invaders 40th Anniversary Coin
This coin is a nice throwback to the arcade era of Space Invaders and it's impact on the future of video games. Read the full article »

I'd never heard of “single title mega collections” - collecting a single video game title

February
10
2018
Dragon Warrior mega collection
I kind of like the idea of an obsessive mega collection of a favorite video game - but which one to collect? Read the full article »

Van Halen's first album, released today in 1978, turns 40

February
10
2018
Van Halen's first album
I discovered Van Halen in 1981, but still find it hard to believe their amazing debut album was released in the '70s! Read the full article »

he next Splatfest has players in a pickle. Despite having the Internet, people can't define “gherkin”

February
8
2018
Splatfest: Gherk-in or Gherk-out
In the US, we call them pickles, but in other parts of the world... it's a gherkin. The real tragedy is many of us found out about the Splatfest online... via a net connected device that would also supply the definition of gherkin. Read the full article »

While testing a rocket, might as well launch a car into space while you're at it

February
7
2018
Orbiting car from the Heavy Metal film
Aren't' we concerned about the amount of "space garbage" already orbiting our planet... before tossing a car into the mix, for fun? Read the full article »

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