8-bit Cool Stuff

All things 8-bit cool

chiptune mixwit

ben wrote a post a little while ago on chiptune, music made from reprogrammed gameboys and other 8 bit systems you never thought would make harmonic instruments.  well, i slapped together a bunch of favorites for the blog using mixwit, a streaming mixtape startup, to give a flavor of some…

GAME OVER Project

This one’s a bit dated in interwebs time, but a destined 8-bit classic nonetheless!  Guillaume Reymond’s (doens’t everything sound better in french) wonderfully post-modern commentary on religion, life, death and the gameboy classic Tetris. N’est-ce pas tr

whereismyeyeball

so i just stumbled upon this piece by eric poulton, a self-described “art nerd, a computer geek, and a grammar dork.”  it’s a pretty cool 8 bit rendering of a cross-section of the earth.  This is kind of what i hoped for when i signed up for geology as my…

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…