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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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Our Latest 2020 Retro Gaming Articles:

Analogue brings FPGA tech to NEC's TurboGrafX video game consoles in a single unit - the Duo

October
16
2020
The TurboGraphX got the “mini” treatment this past year and Analogue is bringing it's full power to market with no emulation! Read the full article »

Guitar legend and song writer Eddie Van Halen passed away at age 65 after his battle with cancer

October
6
2020
EVH is the most influential guitarist of my life and leaves behind a legacy of amazing music that transformed Rock and Roll! Read the full article »

Atari shows pallets of new VCS game consoles prepped for shipping from China... still no delivery date

September
29
2020
Some folks are suggesting the Atari VCS consoles might be delivered to indiegogo backers by Christmas 2020. Read the full article »

Retro Game Stands turn stacks of loose games into organized tiers for displaying cartridges

September
21
2020
This is a really clever way to display retro game cartridges - no teetering stacks! Read the full article »

Arcades are not part of reopening plans because they don't fit into politicians' narrow-minded “categories”

August
30
2020
Arcades are businesses that preserve a wonderful history by letting people relive a slice of childhood and enjoy smile inducing fun. That sounds pretty damn essential to me! Read the full article »

The urban legend of the Polybius arcade game comes to life as a clever addition to your Quarter Arcade

August
28
2020
Be it a hoax or conspiracy, the Polybius arcade game launched a crazy story that can now exist in your 1/4 scale arcade collection! Read the full article »

Even after the Beta vs VHS format-war, I was naive enough to think it was the last one. The cloud is not a format!

August
22
2020
This t-shirt design brought back memories of the second format-war I experienced. I adored my Betamax! Read the full article »

I'm taking some time off to hang out with my son this summer

July
1
2020
We hope everyone has a great summer and can take some time to enjoy it. The vibe is much different with towns slowly opening up from the coronavirus. Don't be fooled- it's still deadly and won't go away just because summer is here. Stay safe out there! Read the full article »

Rumors and leaks continue to suggest Crash Bandicoot 4 is coming in October

June
19
2020
If this is true, I'm certain it will also release for Nintendo Switch like the remastered games from a few years ago. Read the full article »

After 4 years in the making, the CREEM magazine documentary will premiere this summer

June
17
2020
“CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine” takes you from humble beginnings to a nationwide powerhouse of Rock magazines!

Riding my bike to 7-Eleven for CREEM and Skateboarder magazines was the best! Read the full article »

Sony's PS5 has a cheaper version for those who prefer digital downloads and won't be playing PS4 games

June
12
2020
The most exciting feature of the PS5, for me, is it's PS4 compatibility! Digital Edition? No thanks. Read the full article »

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