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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 2017 Retro Gaming Articles:

Player 2 is visiting for Christmas, so the site will be quiet until January

December
16
2017
Have a great holiday!

With little explanation (or surprise), Atari delayed today's Ataribox launch on Indiegogo

December
14
2017
The Ataribox was delayed and did not launch on Indiegogo
The tone and vague information provided today makes me think this console may be delayed for quite some time. Months? Read the full article »

With sparse details surrounding their new console, Atari expects us to crowd-fund the Ataribox?

December
11
2017
The Ataribox launches on Indiegogo
I love what Nolan, Ted. and company created back in the day, but the current holding company is not doing justice to the Atari brand. Read the full article »

Capcom's 12-game compilation of Street Fighter games is coming in May 2018

December
10
2017
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
During the Capcom Cup finals, Capcom announced the 30th anniversary compilation arriving next Spring. Read the full article »

After a 30 year hiatus, M.U.L.E. has returned to iOS and Android devices

December
10
2017
Mule Returns game
I have M.U.L.E. on the NES and love this resurgence, but I haven't been to planet Irata in a while. Time for Mule Returns. I'd love to see a Switch version! Read the full article »

Touting a 2017 release, I'm beginning to doubt a Tempest 4000 arrival this Christmas

December
9
2017
Tempest 4000
Anything Jeff Minter creates is worth waiting for and his various Tempest games are a highlight of his game development brilliance. I hope Atari is done screwing around and realize how much they need Minter and the kind of game he can deliver, thus putting the Atari name back on the map in a way the current holding company has not been able to do. Read the full article »

Become a horror heavyweight champ in Creepy Brawlers, an underworld championship for your NES

December
8
2017
Creepy Brawlers for NES
This new NES game fuses the retro gaming gameplay of Punch-Out!! with a Hollywood cast of iconic movie monsters. Read the full article »

We weigh in on the debate about “Die Hard” being classified as a Christmas Movie

December
3
2017
Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
For me, the debate centers on Christmas as a time of year versus a movie who's plot relies on the holiday itself. Read the full article »

Download this fast fun Atari 2600 homebrew game, Sand Castles

November
28
2017
Sand Castles for the Atari 2600
Original, fast, fun, and wonderfully animated! It's always fun to discover a new game like this for the Atari 2600. Read the full article »

Rumors suggest Nintendo is heading to the cereal aisle with Mario and an NFC chip

November
28
2017
Super Mario amiibo cereal
Limited edition boxes of Super Mario Cereal will act as an amiibo with an enclosed NFC chip in the box. That's one big amiibo! Read the full article »

I have total respect for arcades dedicating floor space to Bubble Hockey

November
26
2017
Super Chexx Bubble Hockey
While not as glitzy as the flashing lights & sounds of video games and pinball, Super Chexx Bubble Hockey is a must-play game! Read the full article »

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