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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:

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Winterbauer's upcoming video game box art book has fascinating behind the scenes introspectives

March
28
2017
Classic Game Covers, Confessions of An Art Junkie
Grand works of art were commissioned in the 80s & 90s to set games apart and visually depict their style on retail shelves. Mike Winterbauer created some great works between 1985 and 1994. Relive some of it through the art in these popular retro games, all in one book! Read the full article »

Uncover the mysteries at the Abbey of St Elspeth, in Jagex Games' RuneScape, via Amazon's Alexa

March
27
2017
RuneScape Quests - One Piercing Note
Taking a familiar gaming style to a new medium, this is a cool implementation of Alexa that we hope will broaden. She's fun! I found it very engaging and without any visual reference, I became very intrigued with the tale and how my choices might alter the experience. Read the full article »

Here's a look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in next year's Tomb Raider film

March
27
2017
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
Warner Bros. released the first official photo of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in its upcoming Tomb Raider film. Read the full article »

A homebrew multi-cart of Atari ST computer games was released on Gameboy Advance

March
26
2017
homebrew multi-cart of Atari ST computer games
Oddly mislabeled as XE games, this assortment of Atari ST computer games was a homebrew release for Nintendo's GBA. Read the full article »

GameStop store closings signal change, but not the grand demise exaggerated by many articles

March
26
2017
GameStop announces store closings
Recent articles are claiming numerous failings within the gaming industry are tied to GameStop's brick & mortar decision. GameStop is a retailer with many similarities to the other stores at the mall and all retailers need to reinvent their retail presence. Read the full article »

To ready systems for online warfare, Nintendo launches Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event

March
25
2017
Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event
Six 1-hour time slots lets fans try the game this weekend while Nintendo dials in the specs for Splatoon 2's upcoming release. Read the full article »

When Toys R Us sends emails about Switch restocking, they'd better have a lot of consoles

March
24
2017
Toys R Us emails customers about Switch restocking
I'm going to assume that Toys R Us has lots (a WHOLE lot) of Nintendo Switch consoles in stock for their Saturday extravaganza. Nintendo will never over-deliver, so Saturday promises to be an interesting day. Read the full article »

Were you really expecting 4,500 Nintendo Switch games this year or are you a bit dumb?

March
19
2017
Nintendo Switch controller
While 3% may seem like a small number, a few seconds of thought will reveal how many amazing games will be developed. Read the full article »

Excitement about Super Mario Run faded, but will it resume for the Android release?

March
19
2017
Super Mario Run
Nintendo has taken a cautious approach to entering their IPs into mobile games. The mobile sector can be very fickle. It will be interesting to compare the numbers against the iOs release late last year. Read the full article »

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