8bit Cool Stuff

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Duck Hunt in Virtual Reality

We’re at the cusp of VR becoming the next big thing in gaming. Every game maker is figuring out how to incorporate it for their next big title and systems to support it. With as much money going into it it’ll be hard to ignore in the years to come. Of course,…

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100 classic Atari games coming to Steam via the Atari Vault

What has Atari been working on these days? Well, it seems the Atari Vault is one thing. The Atari Vault, under development by Code Mytics, will bring 100 or so classic titles into the modern gaming age via Steam. The Vault will include games like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest,…

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Star Wars 8-bit deaths

Warning: The following video has spoilers for every Star Wars film to date. If haven’t seen any of them…well, that’s a whole other issue. pipocaVFX put together this quick 8-bit video of every major death in the Star Wars films. It’s pretty damn adorable. [via: The Verge | source: pipocaVFX]

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The Super Mario Bros. 3 PC port that didn’t happen

Not entirely 8-bit but we don’t mind making exceptions. Below you can check out video of a PC port of Super Mario Bros. 3 by the team behind Doom. At the time of the port, back in 1990, the developers from id Software were known as IFD. They had created…

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This chiptune album is coming out for the Nintendo Famicom

It feels like an exclusive streaming deal for a Taylor Swift album. But, alas, it’s not. 8BIT MUSIC POWER (let Google translate that page for you) is an 8-bit chiptune album developed by RIKI and manufactured by Columbus Circle with 12 original tracks that plays on a Nintendo Famicom. If you’re a…

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This might be the best looking portable emulator

Pixel Vision is the vision of Swedish designer Love Hultén. Known for crafting beautiful looking electronics, his latest project is a portable emulator for such classics as the NES, Atari 2600, and original Game Boy. It has about 8 hours of battery life and can hold about 10,000 games. There are two…

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Weekend project – setup this awesome NES emulator for Windows

With today’s technology you can skip trying to find your classic system of choice via an online bidding war, or hope that the system you picked up off craigslist is actually going to work. With emulators we can easily recreate the nostalgia of classic gaming in a few clicks, and…

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ECHL professional hockey team hosts an ‘8-Bit Night’

The Toledo Walleye hosted an ‘8-bit Night’ on November 21st that had everything from 8-bit jerseys to a theme song. The Walleye hosted the Fort Wayne Komets in some sweet 8-bit jerseys as seen below. In the end it was all for a good cause as the jerseys were auctioned…

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[Play] Malcolm In The Middle as a sidescroller

Malcolm In The Middle was a great show that, to me, always felt somewhat underrated. It gave us Bryan Cranston well before his Hollywood boom, a different take on the family sitcom, and…um…Frankie Muniz. It’s also the basis for this sidescrolling 8-bit game where the object is to keep Malcolm…

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[Watch] Mad Max 16-bit Fury Road

8-bit might be in the title of this video but it seems more 16-bit to me. But I think we can let this one slide. Mad Max Fury Road was an awesome action flick. One of the best in recent years. It also makes for a great side scrolling Double Dragon-esque video game….