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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:

My son and I are spending school vacation week catching up with our favorite video games

February
16
2019
One week. Too many games. Wish us luck!

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Limited Run Games has a physical release of Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for PS3

February
14
2019
This Xbox original has graced many platforms and now comes to PlayStation 3 as a physical release. Read the full article »

Monday's press release touts a Toys R Us resurgence by former management as TRU Kids Brands

February
13
2019
Even if they pull this off, you'll only find retail locations in select areas. Being huge takes time and money - lots of both. Read the full article »

Pat Contri's “Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library 1991 - 1998” was funded day-one on Kickstarter

February
13
2019
This book documents the SNES game library much like it's predesessor, showcasing NES games in a similar format. Books like this are equally important from a preservation and historical perspective. Read the full article »

Retro Fighters continue innovating the way we play video games, with a modern Sega Dreamcast controller

February
12
2019
Their modern controllers for vintage game consoles brings an amazing update to how we play! Read the full article »

Opcode Games bridges the upcoming Colecovision Super Game Module 2 with their Omni game console

February
10
2019
The next update to the Super Game Module has a new-format cartridge slot! Read the full article »

I picked up my Limited Run Games' release of Super Meatboy through a Best Buy pre-order

February
9
2019
Unable to fit Super Meatboy into their release schedule, LRG let Best Buy fulfill the orders. That seemed to work well. Read the full article »

Strictly Limited Games is releasing a physical collector's edition of R-Type Dimensions EX for Switch and PS4

February
6
2019
Two amazing side-scrolling shooters are coming to Switch and PS4 in physical releases! The collection contains the 90's side-scrollers, R-Type I and R-Type II. Read the full article »

HB Vision is another Colecovision project along with collectorvision and Opcode game consoles

February
6
2019
I wish there was more info online. I hope this is still an active project. Read the full article »

Renegade Game Studios' Ghostbusters The Card Game is a simple points-based collection game

February
3
2019
If you can't wait for the 2020 reboot, here's a fairly simple Ghostbusters card game to dive into. Read the full article »

Allegedly past it's various delays, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove should arrive for Switch March 1st

February
2
2019
Beginning it's journey in 2015, fans are hoping the funky alien duo will deliver some 90's style fun next month! Nintendo and Sony sites confrim the game is coming to Switch and PS4 on March 1st! Read the full article »

Dr. Mario is on-call and coming to your smart phone this summer in Dr. Mario World

February
1
2019
With a tenuous start to mobile gaming, Nintendo seems to be learning and expanding their footprint on mobile devices. Read the full article »

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