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Castlevania animated series on Netflix 8-bit Cool Stuff

An animated Castlevania series is coming to Netflix this July

Oh, Castlevania. Such a hit but always played second fiddle to the plumbers. It’s always been a hardcore fan favorite. Maybe its D&D fantasy feel is what separates it from the crowd, or it’s unnerving difficulty, however you slice it it’s a classic that fans adore. Now, they can enjoy…

Mario rubik's cube stop motion 8-bit Cool Stuff

Stop motion Mario using Rubik’s Cubes is…something

I actually don’t know where to file this one. It’s one of those…oh, that’s cool…but why? It’s certainly a feat in patience and organization. I’m also a fan of stop motion, so I’m not sure why I don’t like this more. Maybe I’m just in a bad mood. No clue….

8-bit beer for gamers 8-bit Cool Stuff

12 crafty gaming beers

There’s nothing like enjoying a good beer. Or playing a great game. Fortunately, we live in a great time for both. We’re in the middle of a beer renaissance where there is literally a flavor for everyone. It’s almost intimidating and annoying at the amount of options we have. We’re getting…

NJ Devils retro night 8-bit Cool Stuff

NJ Devils had a retro night – it looked awesome

Retro, retro, retro. It’s the new buzz word. But I don’t mind since it really plays up to my childhood and all the things I loved as a kid. So retro away everyone. Keep it coming. The NJ Devils took this retro idea and ran with it creating an opening…

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda design doc 8-bit Cool Stuff

Nerd out over these original Legend of Zelda design docs

It’s the 30th anniversary of Legend of Zelda this year and Nintendo is releasing some very cool items in celebration. The latest are original design documents for various sections and levels of the classic hit. The drawings are from the masters themselves, Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, and highlight Nintendo’s planning…

F1 8-bit season review 8-bit Cool Stuff

Formula 1 2016 8-bit year in review

I don’t follow F1 very much so I can’t give any type of F1 details. Car racing, to me, has always been a neutral interest. I won’t go out of my way for it but I certainly don’t hate it. But, when F1 decided to do an 8-bit review of…

Very first NES ad 8-bit Cool Stuff

See what the very first NES ad looked like

I love this type of stuff. Frank Cifaldi, an archivist and founder/board president of The Video Game History Foundation, came across the very first ad for the NES in a January 1985 issue of Consumer Electronics. He, thankfully, shared the discovery plus another gem from the very same mag a…