8-bit Crap

All things 8-bit crappy

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Mega Man Mobile is mega disaster?

Mega Man is quintessential classic NES gaming. From music, to characters to it being…unbelievably difficult. So it being released on mobile platforms is both exciting but also a bit concerning. Concerning because I haven’t played a classic game on mobile yet that can handle the old D-pad correctly. I’m looking…

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[Extra bits] Even Netflix has a side-scrolling game

Wait a minute, wait a minute. What have we here, gentlemen? Looks like Netflix have themselves an RV er…a side-scrolling infinite runner. This one has been floating around for a bit now. Don’t think it’s gotten too much attention because it’s pretty boring after two attempts, but hey, what else do…

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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…