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Tag: 8 Bit

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.

Celebrate Your Pixel Art Love with These Colorful Plexiglass Sprites

Celebrate Your Pixel Art Love with These Colorful Plexiglass Sprites
Those of us who grew up playing video games back in the 1980s have a special place in our hearts for the pixel art characters from the 8-bit arcade and home console world. From Pac-Man to Dig Dug to Donkey Kong to Galaga, game artists had to really stretch their creativity and imagination to give us memorable and identifiable characters using the most primitive of blocks and limited color schemes.
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I Need This Official LEGO NES Console in My Life

I Need This Official LEGO NES Console in My Life
I love LEGO, and I love Nintendo games, so when I first heard the two companies were partnering up, I thought it could result in some really great collaborations. While the first LEGO Super Mario kits were definitely targeted to little kids, and not overgrown kids like me, their newly-announced set is definitely up my alley.

SEGA Game Gear Micro Is a Ludicrously Tiny Retro Handheld

SEGA Game Gear Micro Is a Ludicrously Tiny Retro Handheld
When it comes to retro gaming systems, SEGA made some of my favorites, including the Master System, Genesis, and Dreamcast. Long before modern mobile devices, the Japanese video game company created one of the first full-color handhelds, the SEGA Game Gear.

Build Your Own Level with this Magnetic Super Mario Bros. 2 Pixel Art Board

Build Your Own Level 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.

Tetris Lamp: Stack ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

Tetris Lamp: Stack ‘Em If You Got ‘Em
Full disclosure: as much as people loved Tetris, I sucked at the game. Every time the blocks started falling from the sky, I’d survive for about two minutes before I got overwhelmed, and they hit the top and my game was over.

Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles

Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles
Not too long ago, I moved into a new decade of life, 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.

Guy Makes Life-size Mike Tyson from “Punch-Out!!”

Guy Makes Life-size Mike Tyson from “Punch-Out!!”
Back in the day, there was a Nintendo arcade and NES game called Punch-Out!! As far as I know, it was the first boxing game ever. The original arcade game featured fictitious fighters like Glass Joe, Piston Hurricane, Bald Bull, and Mr.

8-Bit Family Signs Reduce Your Siblings to Pixels

8-Bit Family Signs Reduce Your Siblings to Pixels
Is there a love for video games in your household? Then consider celebrating your family’s passion for gaming with one of these fun, custom-made family name signs from Mozug Woodworking. Each sign is laser-cut from baltic birch plywood, and features your family name prominently in a chunky, pixelated 8-bit font.

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 retro 8-bit awesomeness.

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.

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.

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.

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 art.

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.

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?
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