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8 Bit Central - Retro Gaming Blog

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 2018 Retro Gaming Articles:

Upcoming game, Streets Of Steel, brings video game brawling to a side-scrolling board game

May
20
2018
Streets Of Steel boardgame
Players brawl their way through baddies in a 1980's-esque, pixelated, post-apocalyptic, degenerate cityscape! Read the full article »

8 Bit Boutique creates really cool arcade art including shadowboxes and 3D arcade miniatures

May
19
2018
 Bit Boutique arcade and 3D miniatures
I've always loved miniatures, especially when it comes to designing the ultimate arcade. These miniature arcade cabs look great! Read the full article »

Cartoon Network is bringing back Thundercats, but they have a tendency to drastically alter the classics

May
18
2018
Cartoon Network Thndercats Roar
From Teen Titans to Scooby Doo, The Cartoon Network likes to put their own mark on the creation of iconic characters. Read the full article »

Great things are happening in retro gaming hardware and this FPGA-based Colecovision would be awesome

May
16
2018
Ariana Grande with LABO band
This project would modernize the Colecovision console while allowing original controllers and carts for a very retro experience. Hardware emulation via FPGA with HDMI for modern televisions is a vital component to playing Wizard Of Wor 50 years from now. Read the full article »

Jimmy Fallon shows his Nintendo enthusiasm & musical chops via LABO and puts Ariana Grande on vocals

May
15
2018
Ariana Grande with LABO band
I think LABO is clever and beautifully precise in it's execution. Call it cardboard, but it's pure genius! When you need a singer for your cardboard LABO band, can't get much better than Ariana Read the full article »

Coleco's tabletop Evolved Mini Arcades have an 80's vibe and are available via Kickstarter

May
8
2018
Coleco Evolved Mini Arcades
Many of us remember the original Coleco tabletop arcade games and have been awaiting their return! Read the full article »

I was super stoked to find a Tank Girl title on Free Comic Book Day

May
5
2018
Double Kick Heroes soundtrack
Among a lot of great comics, A Brief History Of Tank Girl was the standout title for me! Read the full article »

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