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Famicom Unboxing 8-bit Cool Stuff

Ultimate Famicom unboxing

The unboxing ritual we see captured on every tech blog isn’t anything new. Since the dawn of new packaged technology, people have been unboxing. The excitement. The first smell of new plastic. The organizing and accounting for all expected parts within their own individual packaging is all part of it….

Game Frame Pixel Art 8-bit Cool Stuff

Game Frame lets you show off your pixel art

Sometimes you just need to show off your love of pixel art in a classy looking display. Game Frame allows you to do just that. The LED display let’s you display custom made or preloaded pixel art via an SD card. It’s like a photo frame but for you digital…

Overwatch NES 8-bit Cool Stuff

[Extra bits] Overwatch as a sidescrolling NES classic

I might be one of the few that doesn’t quite get Overwatch. By me even saying that I’m sure the internet can feel a disturbance in the force. I have plenty of friends who love it. I tried it but it was just too much for me. I’m realizing, in…

Mini Famicom 8-bit Cool Stuff

Mini Famicom is cooler than your Mini NES Classic

All that NES Classic Mini hype and I completely forgot about, the O.G. of consoles, the Famicom which also got similar mini treatment. If you happened to actually get an NES mini this may make your cool factor drop a bit. But, really, if anyone has the Famicom Mini it’s…

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8-bit beer is smoother than you’d expect

I went to Denver a couple months ago for a beer festival. The Great American Beer Festival to be exact. It was a great weekend of food, beer and friends. One evening we decided to stay in at our AirBnB and take it easy. I mean, we had been at…

8-bit Cool Stuff

The Legend of Zelda as a Studio Ghibli film

The trailer below was created by designer Matt Vince who, awhile back, also created these beautiful Studio Ghibli inspired posters. Well, no surprise, the trailer is just as beautiful. And just in case here’s a bit more info about Studio Ghibli (to be honest I know of their films but couldn’t reference any…