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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:

Did AtGames actually swap arcade ROMs for NES ROMs on their Bandai Namco Flashback Blast?

October
23
2018
Did AtGames swap arcade ROMs for NES ROMs
Reviewers were excited about the games on the review units, but consumers found NES versions at retail! Read the full article »

The changing product line of AtGames seems to now include a home arcade cabinet with 400 games

October
23
2018
The changing product line of AtGames
A recent press release hints at a similar product to the home arcade cabs from Arcade1Up. Read the full article »

An Atari 2600 core has been added to the Coleco Phoenix console, now on Kickstarter

October
22
2018
Coleco Phoenix now has an Atari 2600 FPGA core
I believe this would be the first FPGA-based Atari 2600 to come to market. That alone is a huge deal! Read the full article »

The 2020 release of Intellivision's Amico 2D game console will play retro games in a modern manner - in two years

October
21
2018
Nintendo's Switch is starting to include Fortnite as a downlaod
It will play Inty, Atari, and Imagic games with modern controllers, internet store, and family friendly appeal. And it's two years away from release. Read the full article »

Lacking a pack-in game at launch, Nintendo's Switch is including download codes, currently for Fortnite

October
19
2018
Nintendo's Switch is starting to include Fortnite as a downlaod
As far as I'm concerned, inclusion of a pack-in game with a console is a basic human right! Physical copes - not DL codes! Read the full article »

Atari announced its affiliation with NASDAQ International under the symbol PONGF on the U.S. OTC market

October
18
2018
Atari announced its official affiliation with NASDAQ International
The "NASDAQ International Designation" offers a quality seal and improves the visibility of foreign equities for U.S. investors. Read the full article »

Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure is a cool homebrew platformer coming to your NES

October
18
2018
Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure fur NES
This sequel to Eskimo Bob has 90 levels and a lot of nice surprises to explore as Alfonso goes looking for his pal, Bob. Read the full article »

Pound Technologies' HD Link Cable upscales your PS2 for modern TVs

October
17
2018
Pound Technologies HD Link Cable upscales your PS2
Available through Limited Run Games, the Pound Technologies cable enhances both PS1 & PS2 games on the PS2 console. Read the full article »

Genesis and Master System fans rejoice - Analogue is taking pre-orders on their Mega SG

October
16
2018
Analogue's Mega SG
Having released the Super Nt for SNES fans, the Genesis gets the same well-crafted FPGA treatment. Read the full article »

On-Demand & Streaming services rob you of the best aspects of watching serial TV shows

October
15
2018
Charmed reboot premier's tonight with new cast
Getting snacks and going to the bathroom used to be executed with daring precision during brief commercial breaks. That's TV! Read the full article »

When your laundromat is also an arcade you mount Area 51 in a washing machine

October
14
2018
Charmed reboot premier's tonight with new cast
The Sunshine Laundromat gets your clothes clean and properly entertains you with beer and pinball. Read the full article »

If you don't like the Nintendo Switch Online service... don't buy it

October
14
2018
Nintendo Switch Online service
Everyone is allowed opinions, but too many pro-Nintendo websites devaluate the service because it lacks their favorite games. Read the full article »

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