Articles by Russ

Bowser In The Digital Flesh

You’ve seen Pixeloo’s “real life” renderings of Homer and that paunchy plumber. They still haunt my dreams. Apparently they inspired creativity in someone. German design student Marcus Blattermann used Photoshop to show us what Bowser might look like if he actually existed outside of a square grey cartridge. Get the…

Painstation

All I can say is…leave it to zee Germans to come up with something like this. Yes its the painstation and its pong with a twist. It’s pretty ridiculous and I’m not even sure if I think its real, because any website that ends with .de can’t be real, right?…

[8bit Crap] Tot

Not much is known about the foosball table pictured above but it sure looks pretty awesome, huh? That monster would fit perfectly in this mostly useless space we have on the third floor of the [8bit] offices. We haven’t figured out if it actually plays music while you play or…

[8bit Blast] 4.28.2008

It’s time for another [8bit Blast] because the bookmarks are piling up. First off, Zazzle is selling a Guitar Hero tie with those now-iconic 5 fret buttons over black. I could see this on Slick Back paired with a classy Nikki Sixx shirt. $30 here. [Zazzle] Adidas has put out 4…

[8bit Crap] Officially Licensed Porsche Driving Wheel

You’ve got it motorhead, now you can plug the leather-wrapped goodness of an original 911 Turbo steering wheel right into your PS3 or 360. Fucking A. At $350 it isn’t cheap, but it’s as close as many of us will get to the real thing. Pedals, shifter, and all the…

Wii Update: Classics Added to Wii Shop

Another classic has been added to the Wii shop, and we do mean classic. That’s right Double Dragon is now available for download via your Wii. I just can’t believe that they made such a crappy movie from such a great game. Remember that piece of garbage? With Robert Patrick,…

Getting Your Ass Kicked Has New Meaning

So apparently getting your ass kicked via one of your favorite FPS isn’t enough. Enter the vest. This gaming vest is the next level of gaming allowing players to feel the pain that is inflicted to their on screen counterparts. The vest is lined with air pockets that inflate when…

Very cool, if you’re a Seattle Mariners fan

Nintendo is giving Seattle Mariners fans a gift at every home game this year: free access to the Nintendo Fan Network. Fans who bring a Nintendo DS to Safeco Field can log on wirelessly to the Nintendo Fan Network to access a wide variety of baseball-related content. Some of the…

Wii Update: Classics Added to Wii Shop

It doesn’t make sense for us to call ourselves 8bit-ers if we don’t actually report 8bit news.  So with that in mind it makes sense for us to update you guys when Nintendo releases their classics into the Wii Shop for download. Here is a list of titles that have…

The Last Pinball Machine Maker In The World

We here at [8bit] respect our elders, usually. Before vids were even a twinkle in the eye or Japanese programmers, we had pinball. Like the best games pinball is incredibly simply and incredibly hard. Keep racking up the points and don’t let that little silver ball get past you. Stern…