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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 2019 Retro Gaming Articles:

It seems there are a few additions to the TurboGrafx-16 Mini's game list, now at 57 titles

August
8
2019
Splatterhouse, Galaga 88, and Seirei Senshi Spriggan have been slipped into the mix among others. I'd love to know how this came about. I'm sure something other than altruism led to this decision. Read the full article »

Pizza Hut to close 500 locations that once used to be destinations - with a video game or two

August
7
2019
When I was a kid Pizza restaurants were destinations with arcade games and a welcoming vibe. I won't say video games could save Pizza Hut, but if there was a Pac-Man or Defender arcade cabinet in the corner, I'd eat there all the time. Read the full article »

Metal Slug 3 is getting a PS4 and Vita release from Limited Run Games

August
6
2019
As a fan of Metal Slug and owner of the Anthology set of games, I'm wondering how they arrived at releasing #3. Read the full article »

Pre-Orders are open for Arcade1Up's Star Wars arcade cabinet

August
5
2019
Customized beyond their other cabinets, this one features original arcade games, a realistic control Yoke and an illuminated marquee. Read the full article »

“I Want My Mtv” documents a glorious era when the "M" stood for Music and videos were as important as songs

August
3
2019
This documentary debuted at the Tribecca Film Festival in May 2019. I'm hoping it will bring back those magical times when seeing a song was just as important as hearing it! Read the full article »

Atari Flashback Classics came to Switch with all 150 games and now it's on Vita

August
5
2019
Limited Run Games is bringing this collection of Atari classic games to the Sony Vita. Read the full article »

Programmer posted his Death Race game ROM (for Atari 2600) as a free download

July
30
2019
Death Race is based on the arcade game and is a lot of fun on the Atari 2600! Read the full article »

If your arcade has a World's Largest Pac-Man game, it can be upgraded to also play Galaga

July
29
2019
Pulled from the initial release, Galaga is a free update to any World's Largest Pac-Man game! Read the full article »

Some Switch games may be unplayable in the distant future, but Switch Legacy categorizes game dependencies

July
28
2019
When Nintendo moves on to a new platform, beyond the Switch, some Switch games may cease being playable! Read the full article »

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