8-bit Cool Stuff

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Man Behind Gran Turismo Does It For Real

So it turns out that Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the Gran Turismo series and a personal hero of mine, can really handle himself on the track. Follow this link to Jalopnik, who have video of him hooning around the Nurburgring in a monsterous Nissan GT-R. That happens to be…

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…

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…

Darth and Yoda Look Cool In SC IV, Duh.

Star Wars is so tied into everything these days that it’s no surprise that a few of the most recognized characters on the planet might pop up in a new fighting game. So much cooler than Spawn and Link, now Darth Vader (pictured above hitting on schoolgirls) and Yoda will…

[8bit Crap] Atari and Wii Adverts

My Portuguese is a little rusty, but as far as I can tell a British ad agency, The Republik, put this campaign together for Atari. Besides tennis boy here, there are a few more if you follow this link. [brainstorm #9] As an added bonus for shopping with 8bit, follow…

It’s a Me Mario! Now Pull Down Your Pants…

Hey folks. I came across this gem a few days ago (as did the rest of the internet) but it took me this long to come up with that title up there. Genius takes time guys, genius takes time. Just look into his creepy little diddling eyes. To think we…

Even This Can’t Make Soccer Cool

This has to be one of the neatest little viral internet movielettes I’ve seen in weeks. People are doing some unbelievable stuff with soccer balls here, because it’s fake. Still cool, though. Check it out here at ADivertido. EA has some close-up stuff that makes some of these seem a…