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Tag: 8 Bit

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc

A few months back, I reported on a guy who turned his old Sinclair ZX81 computer into a PC. When I wrote that post I was convinced that there would be no way that anyone could…

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NES Controller Purse for 8-Bit Fashionistas

NES Controller Purse for 8-Bit Fashionistas

Here’s a fun accessory for you retro gamer girls out there. This old school NES controller purse was handcrafted by artist inhope. The bag was stitched together from pieces of handcut vinyl, and is a dead…

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Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop

It only took Ben Heckendorn a week and a half to make a Commodore 64 laptop that really looks like it was from 1982. What can you do in a week and a half? Me? I…

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The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot

The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot

When you think of 8-bit computers, classics like the Atari 400/800, the Commodore 64 and the Apple II probably come to mind. But there’s a new kid on the block that hopes to bring 8-bit computing…

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Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got…

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Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books

Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books

I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this. Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD)…

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NES 8-Bit Controller License Plate Only Valid in the Mushroom Kingdom or on Mario Karts

NES 8-Bit Controller License Plate Only Valid in the Mushroom Kingdom or on Mario Karts

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this Nintendo controller license plate probably isn’t street legal unless you happen to live in one of those states that still only requires a rear…

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Some Really, Really Rare Atari 2600 Games

Some Really, Really Rare Atari 2600 Games

Flickr member Redbeard Math Pirate came across this collection of extremely hard to find Atari 2600 games. See if you can recognize any of them: For some reason I can’t any find these in my closet…

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ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk

Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that…

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The Latest in Hamster-Based Video Game Technology

The Latest in Hamster-Based Video Game Technology

I’m not sure how I missed this great video clip when it first hit the Inter-tubes. Maybe I was too busy playing video games. The clip involves a hamster shimmying his way through a maze of…

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NES Quilt Celebrates Nostalgic Diversity

NES Quilt Celebrates Nostalgic Diversity

There’ve been a lot of bad-ass 8-bit quilts spread across the Internet, but usually, they’re dedicated to one game, serving as a showcase for a single NES-era memory. Not so with this quilt; this bad boy…

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8-Bit Video Game Neckties Probably Won’t Pass as Formalwear

8-Bit Video Game Neckties Probably Won’t Pass as Formalwear

I’ve made it my goal in life to never have another job where I have to wear a suit and tie to work. But if I ever find myself in that situation again, I know exactly…

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NES Controller Jacket Keeps You Warm While You Look Cool

NES Controller Jacket Keeps You Warm While You Look Cool

Imagine all the chicks you’ll attract when you walk down the street donning this awesome NES controller varsity jacket. Adorned with a larger than life NES controller on the back and an (almost)  actual-size embroidered controller…

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Fridgebuzzz Atari 400 Synth has Buttons, Knobs Galore

Fridgebuzzz Atari 400 Synth has Buttons, Knobs Galore

This wild looking analog synthesizer gets its body from a classic Atari 400 computer – but none of its brains. Created by Paul Rothman’s Fridgebuzzz Electronics (yes, that’s supposed to have 3 “z’s”), the simply named…

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IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes

IPhone Sid Player Cranks Out C64 8-Bit Chiptunes

Miss the classic 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64? Well thanks to this new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can listen to all of your favorite retro sounds all over again. Software Engineer…

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Xbox 360 and PS3 Get 8-Bit Doppelgängers

Xbox 360 and PS3 Get 8-Bit Doppelgängers

Why the heck would you drop $200 to $400 on a brand new console when you could get the same thing for a fraction of the price? Oh yeah, I neglected to mention that these alternate…

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