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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:

Drivetime lets you combat the doldrums of driving with handsfree gaming in your car

September
15
2019
Talking on the phone is a driving distraction. Just because these are handsfree games doesn't make it safe! I'm sure automotive entertainment will become big business in the next few years. It should be interesting to see if it has an impact on safety. Read the full article »

Ring Fit Adventure looks a lot more interesting than many will probably admit

September
14
2019
Tricking gamers into becoming more fit seems like a good idea... for those of us who abhor sit-ups and gyms. I think I might enjoy an adventure game with a finess element rather than a fitness game with a gaming element. Read the full article »

Five Below often has a few video games - today it was Yo-Kai Watch for $5

September
13
2019
I was obsessed with this game and loved the characters and the actual watch at Toys R Us. Read the full article »

Shakedown Hawaii is coming to 3DS and a physical copy for Switch- coming soon

September
12
2019
More ambiguous messaging from Atari. It would seem their pro gamer move is... confusion. Read the full article »

They've posted and deleted this message from their social accounts, so what is Atari's pro gamer move?

September
10
2019
More ambiguous messaging from Atari. It would seem their pro gamer move is... confusion. Read the full article »

For the Walkman's 40th anniversary Sony unveiled a high-end digital music player with a cassette pic on its screen

September
8
2019
Don't get too excited about your old cassettes and CDs. This device is a digital-only tribute and more akin to an iPod. Few of today's musicians play an instrument and cell phones have replaced stereos. Read the full article »

I watched Good Burger tonight and later discovered there's a pop-up restaurant in Hollywood

September
7
2019
Pop-up restaurants have become quite popular with the high level of detail in recreating famous TV & movie restaurant sets, ready to serve! Read the full article »

Refusing to provide proof-of-concept, game play, or developers, Atari earns a lot of online abuse

September
6
2019
Any normal company would share some progress as they approach their launch. Atari has refused to even demonstrate proof-of-concept! Read the full article »

The handheld Evercade game console uses multi-game cartridges full of retro games

September
5
2019
I have several handhelds with built-in games and there's something special about the tactile feel of inserting a cartridge full of games. Read the full article »

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