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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!


Night Trap's 25th anniversary will have a limited physical release on PS4

April
26
2017
Night Trap's 25th anniversary
Night Trap garnered a whirlwind or controversy that took mainstream news by storm and led to a video game rating system. It's coming back! Read the full article »

“Karen” from the first Nintendo Switch trailer has shed her pseudonym on Instagram

April
24
2017
Karen from the first Switch trailer on Instagram
She even identifies herself as "Formerly Nintendo Karen". I love this - let's hope we get to know her better through Instagram! Read the full article »

Is Best Buy's final shipment of NES Classic Editions part of the master plan?

April
24
2017
Best Buy's final shipment of NES Classic Editions
What is likely the last we'll see of the NES Mini kept the brand in the news as Nintendo prepared to rebound via Switch's success. Read the full article »

Tecmo Cleveland is putting “Sports” into eSports with a Tecmo Superbowl tournament

April
23
2017
Tecmo Cleveland Tecmo Superbowl tournament
Have you noticed the top games in eSports center around Orcs, street fights, and military strategies? Tecmo Cleveland knows sports. Tecmo Cleveland is a 100% emulation-free event. The tournament runs on real Nintendo NES consoles and controllers. Read the full article »

There will always be more Stadium Events cartridges in landfills than trophy cases

April
22
2017
video game preservation
Sometimes we need to put down the controller and realize the amazing aspects of the entire gaming experience. Video game preservation can be as simple as not tossing something into a dumpster, but all too often people take that easy option. Read the full article »

Vertical video has a place at Cannes for filmmakers refusing to rotate their phone horizontally

April
21
2017
vertical video
The Nespresso Talents Vertical Film Festival seemingly challenges the global wide-screen standard. WTF? Read the full article »

Even with the resurgence of vinyl records, the B-side concept is mysterious to newer generations

April
20
2017
vinyl B-sides
I discovered some of my favorite songs on the B-side of 45 records and I played them through an amp connected to real speakers! Read the full article »

One inkling of an SNES Mini console and the internet has declared it fact

April
19
2017
SNES Mini
Will Nintendo drop the 3DS to make a more portable Switch? I'm guessing, No. A smaller Switch is not a 3DS replacement option! Read the full article »

Citigroup predicts a smaller Nintendo Switch will arrive sooner than you may think

April
18
2017
Citigroup predicts a smaller Nintendo Switch
Will Nintendo drop the 3DS to make a more portable Switch? I'm guessing, No. A smaller Switch is not a 3DS replacement option! Read the full article »

The internet sure got excited at the premise of the Star Wars sub-titles being a sentence

April
17
2017
Atari console concept for Kickstarter
The hype-machine always finds something to inflate, but there must be something more interesting than a sentence to garner attention. Read the full article »

Don't be upset when this painfully angular Atari console never reaches Kickstarter

April
16
2017
Atari console concept for Kickstarter
Recently circulating is this rendered reminder not to invest in "cool console concepts" without a verified working prototype. I love the concept, but know it takes more than a picture to launch enough interest. Read the full article »

Consumer demand is only one side of the story in which the NES Classic Edition was cancelled

April
15
2017
NES Classic Edition
Even though everyone seemed to want one, the NES Mini may not have been a desirable product for Nintendo. Nintendo may be going back to the drawing board to tighten security and perhaps look at he SNES or N64 libraries. Read the full article »

Both gaming media and consumers should be demanding better games, not faster consoles

April
6
2017
Project Scorpio
The mightiest processor is useless without great games to showcase a console's superiority. When Microsoft releases specs for Scorpio, let's not be duped into thinking it will be great simply because of a chip. It needs great exclusive games! Read the full article »

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