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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!


SGP is crafting the Terminator into a board game with asymmetrical play on 2 boards and times

February
17
2017
Nintendo SNES Games
Taking place in both 1984 and 2029, the Terminator game involves time travel and lets you make decisions in '84 that effects 2029. Read the full article »

SNES games lost by the USPS brings up questions about the true origin of ROM files

February
16
2017
Nintendo SNES Games
The loss of $10,000 in SNES games is devastating and most likely a crime that will never be resolved. It also brings up the need to qualify ROM files. Read the full article »

As I play my various retro game consoles I ponder why I didn't explore them during their heyday

February
14
2017
Games on display at Toys R Us
Confined by my self-imposed tunnel vision, it took me a long time to see I was denying myself a lot of great games. Read the full article »

Subtle hints at revitalizing the gaming brand came one year ago... where is Coleco these days?

February
13
2017
coleco Colecovision
I haven't heard much about the brand or any upcoming products despite the brand owner's year-old promise. Read the full article »

Retroblox will be introducing a modular retro gaming console via Kickstarter in April

February
12
2017
Retroblox
While some emulation consoles provide multiple cartridge slots, Retroblox allows additional console modules to be added anytime. Read the full article »

When Switch is touted as 100% gaming only, should we overlook the 0% of other stuff?

February
11
2017
Nintendo Switch Cyber Lip
All game consoles are primarily focused on gaming. Articles glorifying the Switch in this manner make me a bit nervous. Read the full article »

When arcade games are threatened by an avalanche, real friends help you load & go

February
10
2017
Saving an arade game from an avalanche
This Let Go commercial involving a life and death arcade rescue, shows the value of choosing your friends wisely! Read the full article »

Boost Mode: Good for PS4 Pro owners and potentially divisive for the PS4 gamers

February
10
2017
PS4 Pro
I'm all for "more power", but when that comes with an incentive for developers to abandon the original PS4... I'm less enthused. Read the full article »

With heavy emphasis on the Atari brand name, GameBand has launched their smart watch for gamers

February
8
2017
Atari GameBand
GameBand wants to set itself apart from other smart watches with micro SD and game portability... and an Atari logo. Read the full article »

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