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8-Bit Central provides original content coupled with our opinions and experiences. You won't find copy/paste blurbs of popular topics. We are retro gaming enthusiasts with a passion for old-school arcades, 8-bit video games, home game consoles, and beyond. It is important to relate news and info with our experiences and opinions. That makes it a bit more interesting to read ;)

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Our Latest 2021 Retro Gaming Articles:

Atari is launching 3 games on cartridges for the original Atari 2600

November
16
2021
Nice to see Atari going back to a core competency and include Yars Return. You also get digital copies for your new VCS. Read the full article »

UpSwitch's Orion screen attaches to your Nintendo Switch for 188% more screen

November
14
2021
When I want a bigger gaming space, I connect my Switch to it's dock and play on my TV. Read the full article »

Everything electronic is delayed these days including the upcoming Playdate handheld console

November
11
2021
On the bright side, they discovered a battery defect and are able to correct it for the upcoming shipments. Read the full article »

If you're yearning for your Amico console, dig into these game boxes you can have right away

October
11
2021
Everyone is bummed about the hardware delays on Intellivision's Amico, but they've released 8 game boxes in a slick collector's package! Read the full article »

If you liked Missile Command Recharged, check out how Atari has “Recharged” Centipede with lots of extras

September
30
2021
Centipede Recharged brings a lot of new dynamics and modern attributes to this reboot. Not a quick & dirty remake. Read the full article »

October is bringing N64 and Genesis games to the Switch's online offering

September
20
2021
I'm not fond of the way the NES & SNES games were handled and they want to charge an additional fee for more of the same. Read the full article »

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