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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!


Various rap artists' remixes to benefit public education via Street Fighter II charity album

June
21
2017
Galloping Ghost Arcade
Richmond music community joins to benefit public schools with Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior and streaming charity event on Twitch. Read the full article »

Galloping Ghost Arcade announces the 600th game on their floor

June
19
2017
Galloping Ghost Arcade
I can't fathom the amazing overload from being surrounded by 600 arcade games, but I would like to move in and live there! Read the full article »

Top-selling music game Just Dance coming to many platforms including the original Wii

June
18
2017
Just Dance 2018 for Wii?
Can a new Wii game succeed on a retail shelf in 2017? I'm guessing Ubisoft is counting on search engines to direct consumers to Just Dance 2018 for the older platforms. Read the full article »

I love seeing classic albums in stores when I remember buying them as a kid

June
17
2017
Is Atari back in the hardware business?
I was obsessed with Kiss' first live album, so when Alive II released in 1977, I was all over it! Read the full article »

Atari CEO Fred Chesnais tells VentureBeat, “We're back in the hardware business”

June
16
2017
Is Atari back in the hardware business?
Many things hint at some sort of retro gaming device, but those close to it claim no connection to retro. Read the full article »

Playing 8-bit games on a modern hi-def TV isn't about improving picture quality

June
14
2017
Vintage games on modern TVs isn't about picture quality
Some people play video games while others love video games. Yes, there is a difference. Playing it on a wall-mounted flatscreen is of little consequence because I love playing video games. It looks the same, but feels great! Read the full article »

Hyperkin's Retron 77 will play your Atari 2600 carts on your fancy TV via HDMI

June
13
2017
Hyperkin Retron 77
It's not about spectacular graphics. For me, the awesome-factor is the Retron 77's compatibility with HD televisions! The ability to retain more of the retro feeling via original cartridges and controllers adds a brilliant blend of vintage-meets-modern! Read the full article »

Opinions divide on Atari Box- an HD console for 2600 games or a modern device with no retro ties

June
12
2017
Atari box
Tease-marketing is annoying rather than exciting, because I want to be excited by the product, not a premise. And I'm an adult. Read the full article »

AtGames adds new consoles & features to their line of all-in-one Flashback consoles

June
10
2017
AtGames Atari Flashback 8 Gold Activision Edition
We've grown accustomed to the yearly Flashback consoles, but this Fall they offer some cool new features and models. A brief overview. Read the full article »

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