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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 2020 Retro Gaming Articles:

GameStop's Deal-Of-The-Day ads appear so often in social media it's a bit worrisome

January
22
2020
GameStop is in financial trouble and everyone knows it. This campaign feels like another attempt to stay afloat in the retail world. Read the full article »

Polymega beta testing has been opened up to those who have already paid for a unit during their pre-order

January
21
2020
I've never heard of beta testing being restricted to those who've paid for the console already. Read the full article »

Atari released a blog seemingly overstating their presence and accomplishments at CES

January
18
2020
Strategic partners had Atari VCS consoles at their booths, but no one reported playing any games. It would clear the air and remove all doubt if Atari would allow a reviewer to go through the set-up process of attaching a VCS to a TV and playing a game on it. Seems like a simple request. Read the full article »

Evercade is posting a lot on Instagram and I'm stoked for this cart-based handheld

January
17
2020
It's really the multi-game cartridges that excite me most. I hope this console is really cool! Read the full article »

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has great allure, yet disappoint every year via process and results

January
16
2020
“Rock” needs to be changed to “Music” to reflect the diversity housed within their museum, representing more than rock & roll. Read the full article »

Streets Of Rage 4 is getting a physical release via Limited Run Games

January
14
2020
Info is scarce, but SOR4 wil hit the major platforms in the first half of the year. Read the full article »

In a drastic turn from the Flashback emulation consoles, AtGames is taking pre-orders on a full size arcade cab

January
12
2020
This is a curious product from a company known for miniature home consoles emulating 8 & 16 bit games. Read the full article »

The Playdate handheld console is on schedule with a newly designed hand-crank

January
12
2020
It's hard to imagine a more unique game console with such charm, stark elements, and whimsical oddity. This little console is very exciting on several levels. Read the full article »

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