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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:

At this stage of VCS development I wish Atari would showcase games, not assembly line pics

December
11
2019
Games sell hardware. I don't need to see how the box is assembled! Read the full article »

Atari drops a VCS status update that sounds like another delay, but it's not explicitly stated

December
10
2019
If they're just getting to initial testing of the assembly line's output, more delays seem inevitable. Read the full article »

If you thought Moon Patrol was Amico's only demo, wait until you see Atari Breakout

December
9
2019
I didn't expect another demo so soon. Intellivision Amico is doing a great job with PR. The sound and visuals are stunning! Read the full article »

The Amico Club app is online and Moon Patrol: The Milky Way Chronicles excites me for the new Intellivision console

December
6
2019
The demo, activated by AR via the Amico logo, is fun and gives me great hope for the Amico game console! Read the full article »

My local Target marked-up some Switch games to $68

December
6
2019
With GameStop and Best Buy in the same mall, it's hard to know why Target has exorbitant pricing on these few Switch games. Read the full article »

Intellivision turns 40 and the first Amico demo is Moon Patrol

December
3
2019
Using the Amico AR app you can play the demo of their Moon Patrol game! Read the full article »

Paramus, NJ gets the first of a new type of Toys R Us retail store

November
29
2019
The Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall gets a re-imagined Toys R Us that puts emphasis on experiences. I hope they can right that ship and create a profitable toy store that fills a huge gap that will never be truly filled by Wal-Mart's few toy aisles. More toys, less corruption! Read the full article »

Even on Thanksgiving, Atari manages to deliver frustration and disappointment with more VCS delays

November
28
2019
Crowd funding backers eager for a Christmas delivery are told it will be a few more weeks. Everyone who backed this train-wreck should be pressing Atari to be honest about their delivery/shipping plans. Read the full article »

Intellivision has a slew of great Amico and original logo shirts & hoodies to round out your holiday shopping list

November
26
2019
If you have a retro gamer on your holiday shopping list, Intellivision has lots of great shirts. Get one for yourself too! Read the full article »

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