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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.

Featured 2017 Retro Gaming Articles:

Below are our featured blog posts. Be sure to also check out our complete listing of blog posts & articles!


This Ataribox “tease” seems more of an admission they may not have a working prototype

July
17
2017
Rendered images of the Ataribox
A proper tease can start with rendered images, but must soon move on to photos of the device and screenshots of games or UI. I am excited to get more info, but the slow trickle doesn't satisfy me. Read the full article »

Taking a few weeks off to chill out with player 2

June
30
2017
Taking some time away to play minigolf, videogames, and hang out at the beach Read the full article »

Copyright laws are confusing until you try profiting from stealing iconic imagery

June
29
2017
If Atari stole some Jenner images
With all the money flowing through this family, shouldn't someone be smart enough to hire an attorney to keep things semi-legal? Read the full article »

Break out Mario Paint, Hyperkin is bringing back the SNES Mouse at a great price

June
29
2017
Hyperkin SNES Mouse
Even if you aren't into Mario Paint, the SNES Mouse supports several dozen SNES titles. Great price - go for it! Read the full article »

Champ joystick has a standard 9-pin connector for the Champ Keypad for Colecovision

June
28
2017
Champ Joystick for Atari 2600 or Colecovision
Champ Joysticks with separate keypad is a nice workaround to the original Colecovision controllers and it's Atari compatible. Read the full article »

Never mind long lines and low inventory, how about the controller ports on the SNES Classic Edition

June
27
2017
Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition
The NES Mini's controllers work with the Wiimotes for Virtual Console games. The SNES Mini seems to have a hidden set of similar ports. Read the full article »

Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition announcement sends waves of excitement and animosity

June
26
2017
Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition
Waiting in line for two hours to discover the store only received four units was all too common with last year's NES Classic Edition. I love Nintendo, but the entire scenario around last year's NES Classic Edition was dreadful. Read the full article »

Retro games have a classic warmth on CRTs, but preservation necessitates modern compatibility

June
24
2017
Zaxxon on a CRT
One day, all old game consoles will fail. On that day, be thankful someone saw the future and ensured classic games have modern compatibility. Read the full article »

SEGA Forever on mobile is a great awareness concept, but I want the games on Switch

June
22
2017
SEGA Forever
I'm more of a casual mobile gamer, but I can't resist trying the first batch of Sega Forever titles and hoping they come to consoles. Read the full article »

Various rap artists' remixes to benefit public education via Street Fighter II charity album

June
21
2017
Galloping Ghost Arcade
Richmond music community joins to benefit public schools with Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior and streaming charity event on Twitch. Read the full article »

Galloping Ghost Arcade announces the 600th game on their floor

June
19
2017
Galloping Ghost Arcade
I can't fathom the amazing overload from being surrounded by 600 arcade games, but I would like to move in and live there! Read the full article »

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