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This Book Celebrates Classic Arcade Fonts

This Book Celebrates Classic Arcade Fonts
Do you love retro arcade games? I certainly do. While the pixel art character sprites get a whole lot of love, the fonts used to display your score and life status deserve much more appreciation. Typeface designer Toshi Omagari’s book catalogs dozens of the chunky pixelated fonts used in arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Preorder The Sega Genesis Mini Now

Preorder The Sega Genesis Mini Now
If you are a fan of vintage game consoles, you likely already know that the SEGA Genesis Mini is coming soon. The revamped miniature version of the classic 16-bit console arrives on September 19, 2019. It will come with 40 games, and a save state function.
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Giveaway: Win an SNES Classic Game System!

Giveaway: Win an SNES Classic Game System!
The ’90s were a pretty great decade. The Fresh Prince was all the rage, the TV show Friends was on the air, and the 16-bit video games were pure magic. Relive the games of that decade with The Super NES Classic Edition Giveaway.

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming

Official SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini is Coming
Nintendo has had a lot of demand for their mini consoles, so now it is SEGA’s turn to take our money by hitting us right in the nostalgia. That said, the company has announced the Mega Drive Mini.

SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC
Sega is known for re-releasing its classic games, and their latest announcement is sure to please longtime fans. SEGA Genesis Classics is a compilation that will offer a bunch of classic 16-bit games in one package.

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Battle in 16-Bit

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Battle in 16-Bit
Star Wars: The Last Jedi really polarized fans. Whether you loved or hated it, most people would probably agree that there were a few great scenes, like the lightsaber battle in Snoke’s throne room for instance.

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game
Fans are heavily divided on The Last Jedi, the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Some fans love it, some hate it. In fact, viewers are evenly split on the topic. At the time of this writing, the movie has a 50% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

SNES Classic Release Date Announced

SNES Classic Release Date Announced
So it looks like the rumors are true. Nintendo is getting ready to launch the SNES Classic, a miniature version of the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Now we have learned that the palm-sized system will be available on September 29th with 21 games built-in, including the never-released Star Fox 2.

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome
Do you love classic arcade games, but don’t have the room (or the cash) for an arcade cabinet in your living room? These fantastic pieces of arcade-inspired wall art are the next best thing. Each one of Glitch Arwork’s 3D shadow boxes uses a combination of authentic arcade graphics, along with some artistic license to make the scenes more dynamic and for the sake of composition.

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit
Heart Machine’s critically-acclaimed action RPG Hyper Light Drifter wears its 16-bit influence on its sleeve, from its graphics to its gameplay and now to its Collector’s Edition, which comes with a decorative – i.e. empty – SNES cartridge.

Geeky Heroes Boiled Down to Basic Blocks

Geeky Heroes Boiled Down to Basic Blocks
Artist Adam Lister creates awesome watercolor paintings of iconic pop culture figures using rudimentary block shapes. The most meta of his images has to be the watercolor of Bob Ross – though I’m having a hard time making out any happy little trees.

Retro Blade Runner Game: Wake up… Time to Play!

Retro Blade Runner Game: Wake up… Time to Play!
We should have had a Blade Runner game back in the old NES days, but sadly it never showed up. Well, fans of old-school video games and fans of Blade Runner will love this video created by 8-Bit Cinema.

Emergency Portable SNES: Survive the Apocalypse with Super Mario World

Emergency Portable SNES: Survive the Apocalypse with Super Mario World
You have to be prepared for disasters – whether it is a hurricane, a tornado, a zombie apocalypse, whatever. The end result could be that you could be without power. Forget food and water and blankets.

Play This Borderlands 2 Demake While You Wait for the Real Game

Play This Borderlands 2 Demake While You Wait for the Real Game
Waiting sucks. But unfortunately we have to wait a while longer for Borderlands 2. It will arrive on September 18th in North America and September 21st internationally. The developer, Gearbox Software, knows that we need a fix so they’ve released an official 16-bit demake of the game.

SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required

SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required
Fans of the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System will immediately recognize the cartridge in the slot below as that of the classic The Legend of Zelda. But what’s cool about this custom-built arcade cabinet is that it plays any SNES cartridge, while looking awesome.

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 16-bit Map: A Link to the SNES

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 16-bit Map: A Link to the SNES
Hey listen Zelda fans! Cover your monitor, wall or body with this gorgeous 2D world map of Ocarina of Time. All non-dungeon locations are here, from Lon Lon Ranch to Gerudo Fortress.
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