‘Say hello to my little 8-bit friend!’

Scarface is one of those lasting classics that seems to always come up during episodes of Cribs. It has it’s moments but really the movie isn’t good until the last 10 minutes. CineFX did their 8-bit tribute to the classic Pacino film – which has a very Double Dragon feel to it. [via Destructoid]

Bayonetta as an 8-bit browser game

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I never played Bayonetta – not my cup of tea. But I’ve heard good things and that it’s extremely difficult title to master. Not completely sure why this exists but it’s great either way. My guess is Platinum Games’ wanted to take their April Fool’s joke from 5 years ago to the next step. Check out the 2D 8-bit version of the shape-shifting witch in browser format. [via Engadget]

8-bit Guardians of the Galaxy short film just as fun as the real thing

CineFX always comes through when we need them. This time with 8-bit Guardians of the Galaxy. What’s more impressive is they even nailed the awesome soundtrack. Guardians was certainly the unexpected hit of 2014 and of the Marvel Universe. I would take a guess that a majority of the people who saw this film had no clue who they were. Even better – is this really put James Gunn on the map, which he deserves, and we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for GotG2.  [via /film]

A Chicago suburb is getting a Pac-Man themed restaurant NOM NOM NOM

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This year a new restaurant, Level 257 (get it? although I thought the kill screen was at 256?), will be opening at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. A Pac-Man themed restaurant – we see absolutely nothing wrong with this. Most likely they’ll have cherry flavored cocktails and pretzels that everyone will try and order, but end up skipping just to get to the next course. The restaurant is still hiring and has a fairly active tumblr account if you’d like to follow a stream of updates about a restaurant opening.  Hit the jump for the official release. [via /film]

Todays’ kids get schooled by Mega Man

Back in my day we didn’t have 14 buttons on our controllers…we had 2…and they were made out of wood. We didn’t have ‘save slots’ or ‘checkpoints’ – we had time and trial and error. A lot of trial and error. Another thing we had was durable controllers that could handle being tossed across the room at any given moment. They also didn’t cost $50. To prove how hard we had it with our gaming – the Fine Bros. asked some teens to play the original Mega Man as part of their Teens React series. Spoilers – Mega Man doesn’t go easy on these kids. [via Mashable]

Hopefully ‘Pixels’ is as good as its movie posters

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So ‘Pixels’ has been around for quite awhile – if you’re a long time reader you probably caught the original short by Patrick Jean here on 8-bit along with the news that the Happy Madison crew would be handling the full feature. I feel like there’s even been a teaser trailer floating around with our key players – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage. Either way it’s coming this year and to top it off Columbia Pictures has released some very cool 8-bit posters to get things going. I haven’t seen a decent Sandler movie in a long time but I love this concept of – “intergalactic aliens misinterpreting video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.” Sounds like a really fun movie – let’s just hope along with the 80’s arcade theme we get some classic 80’s humor with it. Above you’ve got the Pac Man poster – but hit the jump to see the Donkey Kong, Centipede and Space Invaders versions. [via /film]

Rock ‘n Roll Meets 8-bit in Torche vs Robots

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We have a pretty wide range of musical tastes here in the 8-bit offices – but it just so happens one of our favorite bands, Atlanta based Torche, just released an 8-bit game to promote their new album – Restarter. The game, Torche vs Robots, models itself after the classic side scrolling shooters of the 8-bit generation. You can choose any one of the band members to play as. It’s pretty great – and of course has a great soundtrack. Check out the game at torchevsrobots.com. Their new album hits shelves…both digital and physical February 24 in the US.

Shovel Knight PS3/PS4 teaser features Kratos cameo

A little 8-bit nugget from Sony’s Keynote Experience a few months ago (I know, I’m behind) revealed Yacht Club Game‘s Shovel Knight will be coming to PS3, PS4 and Vita this year. Along with that news was a cameo from some dude named Kratos from some other game. Check out the teaser for the 8-bit action and stay for the post credits tease. [via Joystiq]

Rogen and Franco play 8-bit ‘Freaks & Geeks’ video game

This would be a little nerve racking. Last year The Fine Bros, with the help of composer/animator Doctor Octoroc, created an 8-bit tribute to the, sadly, short lived comedy series ‘Freaks & Geeks’. They also had Rogen and Franco play their creation. It’s awkward – but still fun to see them relive some classic moments in 8-bit fashion. [via LaughSpin]

‘Too Many Cooks’ Gets 8-bit Remake

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. YouTube user Rush Coil has decided to make the already catchy Too Many Cooks theme song even more catchy by giving it an 8-bit spin. I’m enjoying these off the wall weird shorts that Adult Swim is creating – if you haven’t seen the follow up infomercial – Unedited Footage of a Bear – then you’re really missing out.

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