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Tag: 8 Bit

We Want to Play this LEGO Donkey Kong Arcade Machine

We Want to Play this LEGO Donkey Kong Arcade Machine
LEGO makes some really cool kits, but as far as I know, they’ve never released a set that looked like an arcade machine. But after seeing this awesome build by brick-building expert Frostbricks, I really hope they consider it. What you’re looking at here is a LEGO version of the…

Space Invaders Gets an Official Board Game

Space Invaders Gets an Official Board Game
Space Invaders, the iconic classic video game we all know and love, just got even cooler. The popular arcade vertical shooter from TAITO is going to be a board game. Let’s just hope that the gameplay lives up to the arcade version. The game is being created to celebrate the…
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This Atari 2600 Handheld Brings The Woodgrain

This Atari 2600 Handheld Brings The Woodgrain
Woodgrain. There was a time when all of our coolest gadgets (and station wagons) were covered in this fake veneer. I for one, think it looks awesome and wish everything from our phones to our computers was still covered in the stuff. Sadly, no gadget maker seems to appreciate this…

This 8-Bit Chess Set is Pixel Perfect

This 8-Bit Chess Set is Pixel Perfect
Chess is a fun and challenging game that really makes you use your brain. So too are lots of video games. If you like both of these pastimes as much as I do, then check out this sweet chess set which features pieces that look like 8-bit video game pixel…

Mini Commodore 64 Gets Another Launch Date

Mini Commodore 64 Gets Another Launch Date
We’ve expected to see the tiny, retro Commodore 64 game console land for us to buy for a while now. We first talked about it back in October 2017 when it was promised for early 2018. That window later turned into March 2018, and still no launch happened. Now the…

Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles

Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles
I just moved into a new decade of life this week, and am feeling a bit long in the tooth – especially after seeing how many candles were on my birthday cake. I suppose I might not have cared so much if the candles were as cool as these ones.…

Choose Your Character with this Magnetic Super Mario Bros. 2 Pixel Art Board

Choose Your Character with this Magnetic Super Mario Bros. 2 Pixel Art Board
Every geeky room needs some pixel art on the wall. But rather than just have some static image, why not go with something a bit more interactive? The Pixel Art Shop has got you covered. This Super Mario Bros. 2 wall art has a wide open spot in the middle…

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018
Between the Nintendo Classic Mini, SNES Classic Mini, Atari Flashback, and Sega Mega Drive Classic, there’s a clear miniaturization trend when it comes to retro gaming systems. The next system to go in front of the shrink ray? The Commodore 64. The 1982 8-bit system is getting a mini version,…

FC Pocket HDMI Combines Portable Famicom Gaming with HDMI Output

FC Pocket HDMI Combines Portable Famicom Gaming with HDMI Output
I recently had the opportunity to test out Retro-Bit’s RES+ console, which lets you play classic 8-bit Nintendo games over an HDMI connection, resulting in image quality heretofore unseen from these classic games. If you’re looking for something a bit more versatile, you might want to check out this system…

Retro-Bit RES+ NES Console Review: HDMI Adds Sharp Visuals to Classic Nintendo Games

Retro-Bit RES+ NES Console Review: HDMI Adds Sharp Visuals to Classic Nintendo Games
These days, there are a number of ways to play classic Nintendo 8-bit games, from PC ROM emulators to Nintendo’s own NES Classic Edition console. But those methods take the original cartridges out of the mix. There’s something about being able to dust off your old NES cartridges and play…

Ataribox Will Come In Two Versions, But We Still Don’t Know What Games It Will Play

Ataribox Will Come In Two Versions, But We Still Don’t Know What Games It Will Play
It has been just over a month since the rebirthed company known as Atari announced that it was working on a new console. Now they are giving us a better look at it. In an email to fans, the company revealed that the Ataribox will come in two editions, both…

This Mario Fidget Spinner is Animatedly Awesome

This Mario Fidget Spinner is Animatedly Awesome
As a child of the ’80s we didn’t have fidget spinners when I was growing up. We also had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to school, but that is another story. The closest we had to a fidget spinner in my house was twirling the TV remote…

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…

Working Glock NES Zapper Should Fire Bullet Bills

Working Glock NES Zapper Should Fire Bullet Bills
The original NES Zapper is one of the most iconic video game controllers of all time. At best, it was great fun, and at worst it was a source of frustration. The most damage you could do with one was maybe throw it across the room at your kid brother…

Retro NES Shower Curtain: Super Shower Time

Retro NES Shower Curtain: Super Shower Time
Forget Super Mario Bros. Cleantendo’s Super Shower Time was the game to beat back in the day. You got the high score by soaping up and scoring extra hygiene points. At least that’s what this cool retro shower curtain implies. It looks like an old school NES video game cartridge,…

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library
This is the book that old school Nintendo fans have been waiting for. The Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library is a 450-page hardcover book that is your guide to over 750 8-bit Nintendo games that were released between 1985-1995! This book is filled with every detail you could…
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