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Tag: 8 Bit

Goldfish Music Video Loves Retro Games

Goldfish Music Video Loves Retro Games

The new music video for the band Goldfish perfectly captures the spirit of classic 8-bit and 16-bit console and arcade games in a tidy little package. The music video for We Come Together makes reference to…

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NES Advantage Lamp: My Joystick Doesn’t Work!

NES Advantage Lamp: My Joystick Doesn’t Work!

For those of you who don’t recall, the NES Advantage was the big arcade joystick for the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. For those of us who grew up in the arcades, these things were so…

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Fake Mario Game Hits iTunes Store, Vanishes Like Boo

Fake Mario Game Hits iTunes Store, Vanishes Like Boo

Somedays, I just wish that Nintendo would throw in the towel on the hardware business and just make games for other platforms. Can you imagine being able to play all your favorite Mario games on your…

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8-Bit Flower Bouquet Trades Petals for Pixels

8-Bit Flower Bouquet Trades Petals for Pixels

If you’re looking for a gift for a loved one that’s into video games, then this 8-bit flower bouquet will be super effective. It’s more personal, the flowers never need watering and they will never wilt.…

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Mariorama: Super Mario Gets 3D Printed

Mariorama: Super Mario Gets 3D Printed

Ok, I need one of these on my desk. Now. This awesome full-color sandstone Super Mario Bros. sculpture is actually rendered on a 3D printer. Metin Seven of Seven’s Heaven created his Mariorama sculpture using Shapeways’…

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Atari iPhone App Offers 100 Classic Games

Atari iPhone App Offers 100 Classic Games

If you are an old school gamer that was around back when the Atari was the game console to have you will appreciate this app. I really didn’t have any idea that back in the Atari…

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Atari Joystick Jewelry Box: 8-Bit Fashion

Atari Joystick Jewelry Box: 8-Bit Fashion

While I don’t really need a jewelry box, I have to say that this one does look pretty awesome. It’s perfect for the retro gamer geek or geekette to store jewelry and other stuff that needs…

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Duck Hunt Art Classes Up Your (D)Pad

Duck Hunt Art Classes Up Your (D)Pad

While I personally wasn’t that into Duck Hunt, the classic shooting game on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, I have to say that this piece of art that combines pixel art with traditional art is lots…

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FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware

FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware

While most of us are off playing with our fancy new toys, it’s sometimes nice to dust off a game of Frogger, Pac-Man or Space Invaders and get your retro game on. While there are certainly…

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Minecraft Pac-Man: Blocka Blocka Blocka

Minecraft Pac-Man: Blocka Blocka Blocka

Minecraft’s blocks can easily substitute for pixels. Add colored blocks in the mix and players can imitate the look of early video games. Here’s one such example, Minecrafta2z’s Pac-Man remake:…

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Old-Gen Games Get Next-Gen Sounds (ish)

Old-Gen Games Get Next-Gen Sounds (ish)

The other day, Lambert spotted a brief clip of Super Mario Bros. updated with modernized audio. Turns out the same guy put together a video with a bunch of other games updated with “ULTRA NEXTGEN AAA…

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Arduino + 8-bit Games = Gameduino

Arduino + 8-bit Games = Gameduino

Ever wanted to make your own 8-bit video games? Well thanks to this nifty add-on for the Arduino, you’ll be able to create all sorts of 8-bit fun for yourself. The Gameduino is a shield that…

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Pixel Trash Can: For Real World Deleting

Pixel Trash Can: For Real World Deleting

Inspired by this template for a papercraft 8-bit trash can, Instructables member BrittLiv decided to make a functional version out of plywood. It seems roomy enough that a whole computer could be dumped inside. Since it’s…

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Mouse Cursor Jewelry Points at Your Head

Mouse Cursor Jewelry Points at Your Head

Here’s a fun bit of jewelry for you geeky girls out there. These clever pixel necklaces are based on mouse cursors.…

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8-Bit Independence

8-Bit Independence

This great pic combines the iconic imagery of Galaga and Independence Day into one. 8-Bit Independence was created by Steven Lefcourt (aka Ste7en), and manages to mash up one of my favorite video games of all…

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Mega Man Explains Safe Sex

Mega Man Explains Safe Sex

Ah, sex education! Thanks to this 8-bit parody, you won’t have to explain the birds and the bees to anyone. Just link to this video, and they’ll know all about safe sex. It’s called Game On…

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