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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…

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…
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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked

How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked
Check out part one of this new instructional video series, in which The iBookGuy explains how computer and video game graphics worked back in the 1980s. If you love old games and old computers, you’ll enjoy…

8 Bit Cinema Jurassic Park: Game on, Dinosaurs!

8 Bit Cinema Jurassic Park: Game on, Dinosaurs!
It’s been a long time since Jurassic Park came out so maybe you need a refresher. Especially since the new movie Jurassic World is coming out this week. 8-bit Cinema has you covered. This short version…

World of Nintendo 8-bit Plush Set: Soft Pixels

World of Nintendo 8-bit Plush Set: Soft Pixels
If you are a fan of the various Nintendo consoles, but especially the original NES and Famicom, you are going to love these World of Nintendo plush toys. They are soft and cuddly and full of…

Games of Christmas Past Sweatshirt

Games of Christmas Past Sweatshirt
This Games of Christmas Past sweatshirt brings back memories of old school 8-bit gaming, when every game you got for Christmas was a truly treasured. The sweatshirt will warm your heart. Plus, it will keep you…

8-Bit Mario Pint Glass and Question Mark Coaster Set: Pint-endo

8-Bit Mario Pint Glass and Question Mark Coaster Set: Pint-endo
Accidents are bound to happen when you are trying to eat and drink while playing a game of Super Mario Bros., but at least this pint glass and coaster set will keep your furniture safe from…

Mario’s Grave: Super Sad, Bro.

Mario’s Grave: Super Sad, Bro.
Designer and illustrator Metin Seven came up with a 3D printed tribute to the 8-bit era of gaming and its legendary console, the NES. Metin simply calls it Mario’s Grave and features the pipe and ground…

Turn Any Floor into an 8-bit Video Game Map with These Tiles

Turn Any Floor into an 8-bit Video Game Map with These Tiles
Sometimes I really miss those old epic quest RPG gaming titles like The Legend of Zelda. Nothing today really captures the excitement I felt back then while playing those games. These Quest 8-bit Mats sets from…
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