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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:

Let Alexa add some arcade sounds to your game room via the Arcade Party skill

June
17
2019
Choose and era and fill your game room full of nostalgic arcade sounds from your favorite games! Read the full article »

On a quest for a favored music format, I reached self-realization as my kitchen fell to heart-shaped confetti

June
16
2019
I loved the CD Singles section in Tower Records, so I couldn't pass up a CD-single of Taylor Swift's latest single! It's like buying Just Dance 2019 for the Wii. Can'r resist :) Read the full article »

Atari had a suite at E3 to preview the Atari VCS for press, retailers, and content partners

June
13
2019
If folks have seen the VCS in action, they're being awfully quiet about it. Who saw it working at E3? Read the full article »

Konami announces a TurboGrafx-16 Mini console is on the horizon

June
12
2019
Most mini consoles have been hacked and can play tons of games across many platforms. Do we need another one with 25 games? Read the full article »

The crowd-funded Atari VCS 800 console is available for pre-order at GameStop & WalMart

June
11
2019
The Atari VCS release date is December 2019 for Indiegogo backers and March 2020 for everyone else. Be warry of this product, since Atari has not shown a working prototype! Read the full article »

Arcade!Up announced Namco and Capcom cocktail-style arcade games, but the price is climbing

June
11
2019
Pac-Man and Street Fighter are great games, but when WalMart discounts the original cabinets to 50%, how does the price go up? Read the full article »

Intellivision Entertainment is at E3 showing off the five Amico console colors

June
10
2019
I don't believe Intellivision Entertainment has a public showing at E3, but they are showing gameplay to the media in closed sessions. Read the full article »

Can four players fit around Arcade1Up's newly announced TMNT arcade cabinet without it tipping over?

June
10
2019
I love the Arcade TMNT games, but an elongated 4-player control deck on these 3/4 size cabinets sounds cramped and tippy. Read the full article »

I don't have PSVR, but I still want to buy Trover Saves The Universe

June
7
2019
You can't go wrong with A game from the co-creator of Rick and Morty... right? Read the full article »

Google Stadia charges a subscription fee for the stream and another for each game

June
6
2019
If Netflix charged for a subscription and then charged for each movie, I'd drop the service. Isn't this what Stadia does? Read the full article »

AtGames seems to be testing the waters with a full-size arcade cabinet full of ROMs

June
4
2019
Some of their Flashback products have had quality issues with ROM versions and sound. I hope this line is well planned and executed. Read the full article »

Intellivision's upcoming Amico console will be at E3 with 22 games

June
3
2019
Being over a year from launch, the Amico will be behind closed doors to maximiz it's exposure for partners and developers. Read the full article »

IHOP is at it again and have inserted a cheddar pancake into their burgers, like the Big Mac's center-bun

June
3
2019
Those who disparaged last year's IHOb name changing campaign will be put on the "Bancake" list, cuz IHOP's all about burgers... and pancakes. Read the full article »

If you're a Cuphead superfan and own it on Xbox One & Switch, you need to buy a Tesla

June
2
2019
Elon Musk is again porting games to his Tesla's dashboard screens and he chose the most frustrating game possible! Why induce road rage by offering a game renown for difficulty and frustration? Read the full article »

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