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RetroEngine Sigma is the all-in-one retro gaming system

Another day, another retro gaming console. The retro market is making such a comeback it’s becoming not retro anymore. We have plenty of classic gaming emulators out there; we have the NES Mini Classic (which I feel like I write about weekly but that’s because I’m lazy), we have the…

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Leo gets an Oscar

Leo and I have a love / hate relationship. Which is weird because we’ve never met and probably never will so it’s mostly me loving / hating him at various points in life. Maybe I’m still bitter about him stealing the Seavers Christmas gifts. Or the fact that he hangs…

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‘Zelda Timeline’ is an online encyclopaedia of Zelda knowledge

I’m not even sure how I came across this site but I’m glad I did. Zelda Timeline, a personal project of Phil Stringfellow, is a site that “serves as an interactive and fully-featured encyclopaedia for everything to do with the official timeline and more.” It has all the games, box art,…

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Create 8-bit chiptunes in your browser with PulseBoy

PulseBoy, created by programmer Roger Hicks and animator Matt White, is a web-based musical sequencer that only uses 8-bit sounds and samples. It takes a bit of getting used to but there is a tutorial video to help you get started. I still wouldn’t say it’s the most efficient way to create chiptune…

Todays’ kids get schooled by Mega Man

Back in my day we didn’t have 14 buttons on our controllers…we had 2…and they were made out of wood. We didn’t have ‘save slots’ or ‘checkpoints’ – we had time and trial and error. A lot of trial and error. Another thing we had was durable controllers that could…

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Shovel Knight PS3/PS4 teaser features Kratos cameo

A little 8-bit nugget from Sony’s Keynote Experience a few months ago (I know, I’m behind) revealed Yacht Club Game‘s Shovel Knight will be coming to PS3, PS4 and Vita this year. Along with that news was a cameo from some dude named Kratos from some other game. Check out…

Apparently Mario Drives a Mercedes

Interesting team up here…Nintendo and Mercedes. At first, it seems like a strange combo but then realizing who they’re targeting (people in their 30’s who grew up with Mario aka me) it starts to make sense. And the fact that it’s a Japanese ad. Even Honda is trying to get…

Daft Punk’s Latest Album Gets an 8-bit Makeover

I’m so behind on this stuff. This has been around for a while now but it’s too far up our 8-bit alley to ignore. Musician Joe Jeremiah has put together an impressive (well certainly in our minds) 8-bit version of Daft Punk’s latest album Random Access Memories. The video above will…