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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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Recent 2018 Retro Gaming Articles:

This mall-kiosk is selling an NES look-alike console packed with 680 hacked ROMs

December
11
2018
This mall-kiosk is selling an retrogaming clone console
You know retro gaming is popular when a pop-up kiosk at the mall is selling a knockoff clone game consoles. Read the full article »

24 hours ago this was the main entrance to Sears from the mall

December
10
2018
The former main entrance to Sears
From inside the mall, you'd never know Sears had been here, as an anchor store, for decades. Read the full article »

From Movies to music and TV, I love awards shows, but I still can't enjoy the Game Awards show

December
7
2018
SThe Game Awards - Crash Bandicoot
I love video games and The Game Awards are presented on a grand scale, but the show is still has an amateur vibe. Read the full article »

Rapper Soulja Boy's “Tech Company” resells knock-off clone consoles seemingly unaware of Roms or laws

December
6
2018
Soulja Boy knock-off clone consoles
The original clones, now bearing the Soulja Boy logo, were poor systems to begin with. These knock-offs are identically awful with higher price tags. Read the full article »

New Bittboy is still cute & tiny and now plays NES, Gameboy and Gameboy Color games

December
5
2018
Bittboy
With little online description, this version supports SD cards where last year's model was merely suggestive. Read the full article »

The release of Sony's Playstation Classic didn't seem to sell out like the Nintendo mini consoles

December
4
2018
Sony PlayStation Classic consoles at Best Buy
The featured games, emulation, and price seem to be the main detractors to this seemingly apt release. Read the full article »

Collectively we all love retro games, but our differences are what strengthen that passion

November
30
2018
If the only thing I did was play retro games, I'd be a fairly boring person. Our diversity is what makes the gaming bond strong. Read the full article »

Setting up your kid's game console on Christmas eve is the new “assembling their bike on Christmas eve”

November
29
2018
Setting up game consoles on Christmas eve
The Xbox Family Guide suggests setting up your kid's new game console the night before. Read the full article »

Red Bull codes unlock mazes in the Pac-Man mobile app, but 7-Eleven has the game in a full-size cabinet (you can too)

November
28
2018
Red Bull Pac-Man arcade in 7-Eleven
Red Bull has quite a slick display for this Pac-Man tie-in with Namco! Read the full article »

Sega's Yakuza Kiwami 2 preserves Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual On in Kamurocho's entertainment district

November
26
2018
Sega's Yakuza Kiwami 2
Retro game preservation comes in many forms and we love what Sega has done with the Yakuza series. Read the full article »

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