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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:

I love the visual of Ataribox's single-button joystick, but how will Atari handle modern games?

Ataribox joystick
The Ataribox joystick is beautiful, but modern games require a modern controller. Retro games are only part of what Ataribox claims to deliver. Read the full article »

Activision's Call of Duty: WWII offers 15 built-in playable retro games

Call of Duty: WWII built-in playable retro games
The latest version of COD lets you take a break in the form of playing classic Activision games previously released on the Atari 2600. I guess everyone can't be expected to appreciate the retro goodness of COD's R&R area, but playing Pitfall II on a PS4 is a pretty cool option! Read the full article »

Midway's 1986 arcade game Ramage is coming to the big screen via a movie starring Dwayne Johnson

The Rampage arcade game is now a movie
Coming in April 2018, Dwayne Johnson takes the lead role in the adaptation of 80's arcade game Ramage for the silver screen. Read the full article »

Retro-Bit's multigame collections for NES & SNES offer licensed games from Data East & Jaleco

Retro-Bit's multigame collections: Data East All Star Collection
Pre-Orders are open for Retro-Bit Multi-Carts featuring licensed games from Data East, Jaleco, and Mac & Joe. Read the full article »

GameShell is an upcoming portable LINUX game console for playing & developing retro games

GameShell Retro Game Console
Bundled with Cave Story and DOOM1, GameShell's ClockworkPI is an development board with Powerful CPU, WI-FI, PMU chip, Multimedia functions , Ultra-small size and running on embedded GNU/Linux. Read the full article »

Are Geoffrey Funko figure sales fueled by nostalgia or the Toys R Us bankruptcy?

Geoffrey The Giraffe Funko figure
I jumped on amiibo when first released, but vinyl figures never interested me until Geoffrey The Giraffe arrived. Read the full article »

Puma ambassador Cara Delevingne hits up an arcade for her Basket Heart shoe photo shoot

Cara Delevingne's Puma photoshoot in an arcade
Arcades are the perfect backdrop for... everything! Cara looks at home on this Raw Thrills bike game. Read the full article »

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