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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!


The Seedi Console is a CD-based retro gaming emulation device focused on CD games

September
19
2017
Seedi Retro Gaming Console
This upcoming console is being crowd funding and takes a similar role as many cartridge-based emulator hardware devices. Read the full article »

I hope Chapter 11 will enable Toys R Us to regroup and service their debt without liquidation

September
18
2017
Toys R Us storefront
As the internet goes off the rails with speculation, let's remember Chapter 11 is a protection to help companies make changes and return to viability. Read the full article »

With comparisons to Metal Slug, John Mambo from Iction Games looks like crazy fun

September
17
2017
John Mambo video game screenshot
The upcoming John Mambo action video game features hand-drawn pixel art based on 90's arcade and 16-bit console games. Read the full article »

What 12-year-old, with $1 million, doesn't demand video games be integrated into their epic treehouse?

September
15
2017
Grace VanderWaal on Treehouse Masters
Last year's AGT winner, Grace VanderWaal, wanted a sick treehouse and got Pete Nelson to do it up! Read the full article »

I yelled out loud when I reached the bonus on Space Invaders Frenzy in single player mode

September
13
2017
Space Invaders Frenzy
Space Invaders was the first arcade game I ever played, so I'm pretty stoked to have a Space Invaders Frenzy game at our local arcade. Read the full article »

They say “More Is Better” but how many SNES Classic Editions is that?

September
12
2017
NES & SNES Classic Editions
I think we're all a bit weary of Nintendo's comments regarding Classic Edition consoles. More SNES. More NES next Summer. Read the full article »

Upcoming book, The Minds Behind the Games, examines video game history via developer interviews

September
10
2017
The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Game Developers
This book will showcase over 50 interviews with some of the greatest minds in the video game industry, interviewed by Award-Winning journalist Patrick Hickey Jr. Read the full article »

Georgie wants his boat, but is curious for a peek at the Ataribox

September
9
2017
Georgie wants an Ataribox
Like many of us, Georgie is curious about the upcoming Ataribox and wants more info... even if it comes from a demonic clown! Read the full article »

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