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What The NES Might Look Like If New Now

Digital artist Javier Segovia imagines what an the NES might look like if it came to market today. The dimensions don’t seem to have changed much, but it looks like it’s gone wireless. Check out bigger pics here. [notcot.org]

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…