8-bit Crap

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8-bit beer is smoother than you’d expect

I went to Denver a couple months ago for a beer festival. The Great American Beer Festival to be exact. It was a great weekend of food, beer and friends. One evening we decided to stay in at our AirBnB and take it easy. I mean, we had been at…

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[Extra Bits] Nike and EA build the ultimate soccer boot

In celebration of the 24th anniversary of EA’s FIFA (you’d think they’d do this at 25 not 24?) the company partnered with Nike to create the ugliest most ostentatious 16-bit cleat, boot, soccer shoe out there. EA has been releasing FIFA games since 1994 which is quite the milestone. I’m not a…

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[No bits] Super Mario Run is Super Mario Meh

This December Nintendo will jump into the mobile gaming market with Super Mario Run. Super Mario Run looks like…a Mario Brothers game that we’ve already seen. It feels like a weak sauce entry into the mobile market and some are concerned that it will tarnish Nintendo’s image of being unique,…

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Atari and the Internet of Things is a…thing

Some partnerships make sense, like, peanut butter and jelly. Others, like the recent partnership between Atari (yes, that Atari) and SigFox (“the world’s leading provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things”), are a bit more head scratching. Reading the press release it sounds like a pure branding…

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Get 8bits on your feet with Vans Nintendo themed sneakers

Vans have been known to do themed sneakers from Star Wars to Disney to the Beatles. Now, it’s Nintendo and the 8bit world. I’m filing this under 8bit Cool Stuff and Crap because it’s a split for me. I, personally, wouldn’t be caught dead in these but that’s me. I also have…

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Atari pushing ‘Missile Command’ & ‘Centipede’ movies

File under things I don’t need in my life – a ‘Missile Command’ & ‘Centipede’ movie. While Hollywood struggles for original content and focused more than ever on the super hero (which I have no issues with unless they’re terrible) the video game genre has always been ripe for the…

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24-karat gold NES = nerd luxury

Simply beautiful. But completely unnecessary. Those are the first thoughts that come to mind when describing Analogue’s 24-karat gold NES. It’s their latest of beautifully designed NES‘ and was created to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Legend of Zelda. This time around, though, it’ll cost you $5,000 and only 10…

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3DNes is exactly what it sounds like

Don’t think you need much exposition on this one. Led by Geod Studio, 3DNes is a Unity based emulator that converts NES titles into…yup…3D. The results vary depending on the complexity of the game. Think Super Mario Bros. vs. Contra. Check out the video to see the emulator in action….

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Link never gets the credit he deserves

Ever wonder why it’s called Legend of Zelda when it’s really Link who does all the legendary stuff? Well, Dorkly gives a nice explanation in the fun video below. It never actually crossed my mind. The only thing that did was I always thought these 8-bit Princesses needed tighter security. [via: gameinformer source:…