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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:

Happy Valentines Day! I'm taking some time off to hang out with my son for the week

February
14
2020
I look forward to lots of video games, trips to local arcades, and hitting up the local water park during the school vacation week. Read the full article »

Analogue is selling the Mega SG adapters for Game Gear, Mark III/SG1000, and MyCard compatibility

February
8
2020
As they've done in the past for NES and SNES, Analogue's Genesis clone opened up threefold. Read the full article »

Atari unloaded another ambiguous press release full of factory pics and no launch info

February
4
2020
With no discernible plan, Atari continues to tell us they're tweaking things for the next wave of development consoles. Read the full article »

My local arcade removed their Atari Pong Table citing it “too confusing for customers”

January
29
2020
Pong is one of the earliest video games to start the gaming frenzy. I refuse to believe modern man is stumped by Pong. Pong rules! Read the full article »

Get a full-length chiptune album on an NES cartridge - Goofy Foot: Power Chiptunes

January
29
2020
You can download the files, but when you're listening to chiptunes played from an NES cartridge... on your NES - that's how chiptunes are done! This could be the coolest album you've ever bought! Read the full article »

2,600 limited edition woodgrain Founder's Edition Amico console pre-orders sold out in five hours

January
28
2020
With a woodgrain finish and 2,600 consoles up for grabs, it's a fun jab at Atari who are attempting to reboot their VCS from the '70s. The Amico has great potential to reach a huge audience, nostalgic for classic video games, yet seeking something for the whole family. Read the full article »

Atari relies on their successful IPs from the 80s to launch gaming hotels - Atari Hotels

January
27
2020
If you're wondering why Atari couldn't deliver a game console in 2 years with $3M - worry not. Atari Hotels break ground in 2020. Read the full article »

Intellivision released awesome footage of Night Stalker, re-imagined for the Amico game console

January
26
2020
The way they are rebooting retro classics is really astounding. They retain so much, yet create beautiful modern interpretations. Read the full article »

Intellivision Amico pre-orders begin January 27 for the limited woodgrain Founder's Edition console

January
24
2020
The Founder's Edition Amico is limited to 2,600 units with a great selection of special bonus items. Read the full article »

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