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Tag: 8 Bit

I Wish I Could Have Ate a Bit of This 8-Bit Mario Cake

I Wish I Could Have Ate a Bit of This 8-Bit Mario Cake
I always wondered how clean it was down in those pipes where Mario would duck into. I certainly wouldn’t want to jump into some green pipe sticking out of the sidewalk. While a real sewer pipe…
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Nintendo R.O.B. Robot: The Lamp

Nintendo R.O.B. Robot: The Lamp
I always thought that Pixar’s original Luxo, Jr. had a whole lot of personality for a desk lamp. But imagine if your lamp had eyes and arms? That’s what you get when you buy the Nintendo…
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UK Town Turned into a Level from Zelda

UK Town Turned into a Level from Zelda
The UK town of Ipswich has an odd name, but that’s not what concerns us here. The town hosts an annual music and arts festival known as Switch Fringe, and this year there is a special…
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An Animated 8-Bit Re-telling of ‘Iron Man’ in 60 Seconds

An Animated 8-Bit Re-telling of ‘Iron Man’ in 60 Seconds
Remember those 8-bit video games from yesteryear, with thier pixelized animation and primitive music and sound effects? Well, CineFix is taking inspiration from these vintage games for a new series called 8-Bit Cinema, where they’ll be…
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It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This Throw.

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This Throw.
It’s probably the most oft repeated seven-word phrase in the history of gaming – but the admonition by the old man in The Legend of Zelda are wise words for life in general. After all, you…
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Q*Bert Playable Diorama: What the !@$%!^?

Q*Bert Playable Diorama: What the !@$%!^?
As iconic as Q*Bert was back in the 1980s, it was also one of the most difficult and frustrating arcade games I ever played. I never was able to master it, though I’ve done a little…
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8-Bit Video Game Rugs Offer Soft Pixels Beneath Your Feet

8-Bit Video Game Rugs Offer Soft Pixels Beneath Your Feet
Most geeks I know play their video games in the living room. But even if you play in your room or don’t play games at all, I think you’d agree that every living room needs a…
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Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.
Back in the 1980s we had a little game system here in the States called the NES. In Japan, that system was called the Famicom. It looked mighty different, but played most of the same games.…
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Donkey Kong Remade as Science Fiction & Fantasy Series

Donkey Kong Remade as Science Fiction & Fantasy Series
Whenever I get a chance, I like to dust off my arcade emulator and try to see if I can get any further at Donkey Kong than the first couple of levels. Even after all of…
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NES Console with Built-in Screen: 8-Bit Laptop

NES Console with Built-in Screen: 8-Bit Laptop
Even today, NES aka Famicom games are still popular with gamers. We’ve seen people come up with a variety of alternative ways of getting their NES fix. You can run an emulator, buy a third party…
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8-Bit Cases for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: Your Gadgets Love the 80s

8-Bit Cases for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: Your Gadgets Love the 80s
There’s something very appealing about giant pixels, especially when you can find them all over your gadgets. The company behind these big pixel cases and sleeves has released cases and sleeves for the iPhone 5 and…
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8-Bit Rose: From Player 1 to Player 2

8-Bit Rose: From Player 1 to Player 2
If you’re looking for a geeky gift for your loved one for Valentine’s Day, the 8-Bit Rose might be the thing that wins their heart. Just like the 8-Bit Flower Bouquet, this rose will stay bright…
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Interlocking Space Invaders Chair: Aliens, Assemble!

Interlocking Space Invaders Chair: Aliens, Assemble!
Are you sitting down? Good. Because this interlocking Space Invaders chair will floor you. The pieces all interlock to create an oversize Space Invader that you can park your butt on.…
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Disney Promote Wreck-It Ralph in London with 8-bit Lane

Disney Promote Wreck-It Ralph in London with 8-bit Lane
Wreck-It Ralph has been released in a lot of places worldwide, my country of residence included, and I really found it entertaining and enjoyable. If you like video games at the very least and played a…
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Pitfall Mugs Hold 8-Bits of Coffee

Pitfall Mugs Hold 8-Bits of Coffee
When I dust off the old Atari Flashback to play games from the Atari 2600, I realize how crappy most of the games really were. The only games which really stand the test of time are…
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Giant NES System Living Room Furniture: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger TV

Giant NES System Living Room Furniture: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger TV
Guess it’s time to dump that lowly 60-inch flat screen and upgrade to a 100 or 150-inch screen, because you’ll want something more size appropriate if you’ve got an NES console this big sitting in your…
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