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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:

Time Off: Sumer Vacation Part II is about to begin!

We're off on another stay-cation full of mini golf, water parks, arcades, and retro gaming. As we take on each day and fill it with gaming delight and a few good movies, we hope you all have an awesome Summer and can take time to enjoy friends, family and the things you love most. Read the full article »

Retro gaming should always be inclusive showcasing video game history through it's amazing games

Retro gaming should always be inclusive
Being a "Retro Gamer" involves a love of old video games and a perspective for their enjoyment long into the future. It's not about being the "most retro". Read the full article »

CollectorVision is developing an FPGA Video Game System for ColecoVision game cartridges

CollectorVision FPGA Video Game System
Aside from integrated SGM support and HDMI output, new controllers would be a boon to the Coleco realm. Read the full article »

Elon Musk has licensed some vintage Atari games for use on the Tesla's touch screen

lassic video games on Tesla
Tesla creator, Elon Musk, has an interesting idea for the next upgrade to his car's touch screen. He wants to integrate some classic Atari games. He wants the steering wheel to be a component of playing Pole Position. Forget the touch-screen, the game should be projected on the car's windshield. Read the full article »

The Internet touts it's boorish stupidity as the first official Terminator glimpse is released

first official Terminator pic
Some folks think it's an all female cast, fearing James Cameron may have forgotten about Arnold and all those scary robots. Read the full article »

No Titleists or Callaways needed when “Meat Cannon Golf” lets a turkey dinner soar down the fairway

Meat Cannon Golf for Androidand iOS
My knowledge of golf comes from Caddyshack. While I don't think Al Czervik's bag had a grill, Rodney would have loved 'meat cannon.' Read the full article »

You can be Ridgemont High's Jeff Spicoli right down to his Colt 45 t-shirt

Jeff Spicoli Colt 45 t-shirt
Own this classic shirt from the equally classic film -Fast Times At Ridgemont High! Read the full article »

Arcade1Up creates a home retro arcade experience to be sold at local chain retailers

Arcade1up games
At 3/4 size and simple assembly, Arcade1Up offers a semi-realistic home arcade experience. Read the full article »

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