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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:

Like the Power Glove, the LaserScope is way more fun to wear than use as a video game controller

March
14
2019
Konami's LaserScope let your voice (along with random background noise) interact with certain games. Vacuuming the house wearing the LaserScope or drinking a beer wearing the Power Glove was exactly what these devices were meant for. Read the full article »

Get a full set of cases for displaying Virtual Boy games via Custom Game Cases' Indiegogo campaign

March
12
2019
If this project reaches funding, it would be a great thing for Virtual Boy collectors lacking a good display option. Read the full article »

A limited edition, Best Of Hannah Montana is coming to Urban Outfitters on “PSP-purple” vinyl

March
11
2019
3,000 purple records will be available online and in-store for those who can't wait for M7. Read the full article »

SNK's infamous shooter returns via Ekkorr as an idle RPG - Metal Slug Infinity for Android

March
10
2019
Going from the manic run & gun model to an idle game seems an odd choice, but I'm curious to see how well it adapts. Read the full article »

Silk's retro and contemporary hand-drawn art bring back the style of '84s “Lords of Midnight” in an upcoming RPG

March
10
2019
Both the storyline and visual style will take you back in time in an adventure game set in 200AD - The Silk Road. For many retro gamers, games like Silk offer a new adventure in a familiar style that takes us back to an era when run & gun was think & plot. Read the full article »

The Legend of Zelda Rocks Again With Helmarock Metal EP

March
7
2019
This five-track EP has a melodic metal feel to it's songs spanning several Zelda games. It's a follow-up to 2017's Octorock tribute to The Legend of Zelda. Read the full article »

The BittBoy handheld is on a steep trajectory of improvements, now supporting GBA and arcade ROMs

March
4
2019
Starting with NES, the next rev included Game Boy and GBC and now they've added Game Boy Advance and arcade! Full steam ahead... but keep us in the loop! Read the full article »

Arcade1Up released a Limited Edition Space Invaders cabinet with an urgency to get it while you can

March
1
2019
With only one version of Space Invaders for the full $299, this seems unrealistic... even if it's touted as Limited Edition. Read the full article »

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