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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:

RepliTronics miniaturized the vintage “king of boomboxes” into a very cool Bluetooth speaker

May
24
2020
The boombox speaker comes in two sizes. The micro M90 is proportionate to their functional miniaturized arcade games! Read the full article »

Synthwave musician, See Thomas Howl, goes back to his punk roots releasing Drunken Angel Live 88'

May
23
2020
This awesome live recording goes back to a Jersey club where STH's band opened for Danzig! Read the full article »

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 are being rebooted on PS4 for a September launch

May
18
2020
THPS has graced many platforms over it's reign and the first two games are being rebooted for modern consoles! Read the full article »

On the prowl for Fish & Chips, I hit up one of my favorite arcades for take-out, Flashback Retro Arcade Bar & Grille

May
16
2020
Ordering to-go food, merch and gift cards is a great way to help support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article »

Pre-order the physical release of Creature In The Well from iam8bit for Switch and PS4

May
12
2020
With an unlikely mash-up of pinball and scifi adventure, you're the last robot engineer on Earth. Read the full article »

The Galaxy Purple Amico console is on pre-order exclusively at GameStop, for its October launch

May
7
2020
I'm not comfortable giving GameStop $299 for a product shipping in October, given their poor financial standing and coronavirus impact. Read the full article »

Wayo Records releases Mega Drive Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 soundtracks

April
30
2020
Both are available as digital downloads, on CD with extra bonuses, and full-retro on cassette tape! Read the full article »

In development for nearly two decades, Atari 2600 homebrew Robot City has a new release

April
27
2020
Although a work-in-progress, Thomas Jentzsch's game is fun, strategic, and well thought out. I highly recommend downloading this game and check it out in your favorite emulator! Read the full article »

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