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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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Recent 2018 Retro Gaming Articles:

Atari creates their own cryptocurrency to boost it's gambling business... still ignoring the Ataribox

February
17
2018
Atari crypto currency
Investors like cryptocurrency. Atari likes other people's money. The Atari Token looms on the horizon, unkile the Ataribox Read the full article »

This Space Invaders commemorative 40th Anniversary Silver Coin is pretty nifty and Taito licensed

February
13
2018
Space Invaders 40th Anniversary Coin
This coin is a nice throwback to the arcade era of Space Invaders and it's impact on the future of video games. Read the full article »

I'd never heard of “single title mega collections” - collecting a single video game title

February
10
2018
Dragon Warrior mega collection
I kind of like the idea of an obsessive mega collection of a favorite video game - but which one to collect? Read the full article »

Van Halen's first album, released today in 1978, turns 40

February
10
2018
Van Halen's first album
I discovered Van Halen in 1981, but still find it hard to believe their amazing debut album was released in the '70s! Read the full article »

he next Splatfest has players in a pickle. Despite having the Internet, people can't define “gherkin”

February
8
2018
Splatfest: Gherk-in or Gherk-out
In the US, we call them pickles, but in other parts of the world... it's a gherkin. The real tragedy is many of us found out about the Splatfest online... via a net connected device that would also supply the definition of gherkin. Read the full article »

While testing a rocket, might as well launch a car into space while you're at it

February
7
2018
Orbiting car from the Heavy Metal film
Aren't' we concerned about the amount of "space garbage" already orbiting our planet... before tossing a car into the mix, for fun? Read the full article »

Best Buy hasn't been a serious destination for physical media for over a decade

February
5
2018
Monopoly Cheaters Edition
Best Buy will cease the sale of music CDs in it's stores this year and Target is making similar grumblings. Physical media is in danger! Read the full article »

Releasing Monopoly “Cheaters Edition” indicates no one ever reads the rules

February
4
2018
Monopoly Cheaters Edition
It's not a difficult game to play, but if it takes hours to complete, read the rules... you're doing it wrong. Read the full article »

The RepliCade mini Tempest arcade cabinet plays like the original and looks great on your shelf

February
4
2018
RepiCade arcade machines
Using the original arcade Rom, New Wave Toys is producing 1/6th scale RepliCade arcade machines with stunning realism and full playability! Check out the RepliCade mini Tempest Kickstarter - we always get excited about a new way to play this amazing Atari game! Read the full article »

After seeing the intermittent surges in VR interest over the decades, this is what it takes to interest me

February
3
2018
Atari VR
Virtual Reality is nifty, but repeatedly forcing it to fit into the video game model still isn't working for mainstream adoption. Read the full article »

1983's Joysticks is an awful film, but it's full of arcade games and I highly recommend it

February
2
2018
Corinne Bohrer in Joysticks
I enjoyed this flick much more than I should have. Classic arcade games and a style of moviemaking destined for VHS preservation! Read the full article »

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