8-bit Cool Stuff

All things 8-bit cool

Screenshot or Painting?

Well, if you guessed screenshot you’re wrong. This is one of many 8bit, and some 16bit, paintings done by a 26 yr old 8bit artist from Harrisburg, PA. Some of his pieces are for sale and all of them are pretty F’n cool. You can check out more of his…

Monday Cosplay

Welcome to the first [Monday Cosplay], what may or may not become a regular Monday feature here at [8bit] depending on reaction around the [8bit offices]. We start off with a fine example of the hobby that isn’t new, but is new to our site. That’s Jenni Karlberg in her…

The Game Libratory

The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at UC San Diego is setting up what it calls a Game Libratory. Basically gaming resources you could imagine in one room. Kind of awesome. Check out the Game Libratory site (not much there). Notcot has some snapshots of the place…


Pac-Man + Zork = Pac-Txt. With just the backstory alone, this is something we at [8bit] can fully recommend. The short version: guy goes to party, drinks, talks about the bastard child of Zork and Pac-Man, goes home and creates. Brilliant. Type yourself up a game here. [notcot]

Brainwaves Doing More Than You Think

A research group from Keio University succeeded in the world’s first demonstration, with the help of a disabled person, to use brainwaves to chat and stroll through an online virtual world. The technology allowed a 41 year old male suffering from muscle disorder to stroll and chat in Second Life….

WTF You’re Driving In GTA

We here at [8bit] really like the car nuts at Jalopnik. They aren’t kidding when they call themselves obsessed. We especially like that, as we do, they constantly stretch what it means to cover the auto industry. Hell, they were all over Iron Man because there were a few classics…

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]