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Shovel Knight Prequel 8-bit Spotlight

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the prequel we need

If you haven’t checked out Shovel Knight yet – you should. It’s a fantastic indie game from Yacht Club Games that wonderfully captures that classic NES action style games. Well, thankfully we’ll be getting a sequel to the 2014 indie hit that is actually a prequel: Shovel Knight: Specter of…

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[8-bit places] If you’re ever in Portland, ME…

Sometimes I like to break myself away from the daily grind. I’ll take a day or two off, turn my weekend into a long weekend and get the hell out of town. It’s a must for everyone. This year wasn’t a big travel year for me but I did manage to…

Tiny Star Wars mobile game 8-bit Cool Stuff

That’s No Moon; It’s ‘Star Wars: Tiny Death Star’

Most things we come across and post here are usually up our alley, but this might take the cake. Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a mobile app, available on Android and iOS, that has you working on the Dark Side assisting Palpatine in building an all-new Death Star. A…

Konami’s Zombie Apocalypse Hits XBLA and PSN Next Week

On the list of fun things to do – destroying hordes of zombies is definitely, in my opinion, in the top 5 and is something that will never get old. Because what better reason to shoot something than it’s semi-dead and wants to eat my brains. Konami is planning on…

[8bit Spotlight] Stickmen Studios Ltd.

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these. We kind of fell of the [8bit Spotlight] bandwagon. Well to get us back into it the spotlight has fallen on a software development team based in New Zealand – which is not the capital of Australia. Stickmen Limited is a…

[8bit Spotlight] Playlogic Entertainment

Playlogic is a worldwide independent publisher for consoles, PCs, handhelds and mobile devices. Playlogic’s in-house studio: Playlogic Game Factory in Breda, da Nederlands, is made up of about 80 people and is one of the most modern and advanced development studios. Even though the Game Factory has developed titles across…

OnLive Joining Console Battle Winter 2009

While the major consoles are trying to convince you to have another piece of equipment in your living room for that total media experience – OnLive is doing the opposite. Basically OnLive is like On Demand – but with video games that you can play on your TV with the…

[8bit Spotlight] Sucker Punch Productions LLC

Sucker Punch Productions LLC, a developer based out of Bellevue, WA, was founded in 1997 and has since created stylish, critically acclaimed character-based video games. Their most notable titles are from the Sly Cooper franchise for the PS2 which as a series sold over four million copies and took home…

[8bit Spotlight] Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive was founded in 1999 and was created with the idea of developing the best history based strategy games that challenge the intellectual. They’ve been developing and publishing strategy games for the PC platform including Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Galactic Civilization and Rush for Berlin. Paradox Interactive has…

[8bit Spotlight] Artematica::Games for People

Artematica is a well known Italy based developer that embraces a varied demographic with it’s styles of titles, which concentrate on Graphic Adventure, Sporting Simulation and Kids Games (platform/action arcade). A majority of their games are currently available for PC but the developer has moved into making games for Wii,…