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8 Bit Central - Retro Gaming Blog

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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Recent 2018 Retro Gaming Articles:

Aladdin's Castle wanted to establish accessible locations while today's arcades turn malls into destinations

June
18
2018
Aladdins Castle Arcade ad
Malls used to attract droves of shoppers. Today they are aging, dismissed and need modernization to bring the crowds back! Read the full article »

Wendy's 404 Error page lets you play Burgertime... as Wendy

June
15
2018
Wendy's 404 Error page
Usually those pesky 404 pages are the result of a broken link. What better way to redirect web traffic than a round of Burgertime? Read the full article »

Following the success of the Replicade Amusements' miniature arcade games, you'll find them at Best Buy

June
14
2018
Replicade Amusements miniature arcade games at Best Buy
What began via crowd funding seems to have found a home at Best Buy beginning this Fall. They're already listed on Amazon. Read the full article »

Retroblox → Polymega → Playmaji is back with another new name and their modular retro clone console

June
13
2018
Playmaji modular retro console
I like the idea of this modular hardware clone console allowing users to buy modules for the game carts they own. Read the full article »

Amidst the flurry of E3 news, Hyperkin opened up pre-orders on the Atari 2600 compatible RetroN 77

June
12
2018
etroN 77 Atari 2600 clone console
Finding a Nintendo clone console is easy - they're are all over. But Atari has been overlooked... until now! Read the full article »

1960s strategy boardgame Twixt is returning via Kickstarter from Lil Cerebral Games

June
11
2018
1960s boardgame Twixt is returning
I loved playing Twixt with my Dad when I was a kid. Now, my Son and I play. Great to see Twixt return to living room floors everywhere! Read the full article »

The self-contained NeoGeo Mini has HDMI and an international version with 14 different games

June
10
2018
NeoGeo Mini games
The NeoGeo mini retains an arcade style look and feel, but allows external controllers and displays. Read the full article »

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