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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….

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[Watch] 8-bit Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This wouldn’t make for a good game but the 8-bit music is spot on. Ferris Bueller is easily in my top list of favorite films. The sweet spot of 80’s cinematic awesomeness. One of those flicks that I can’t wait to watch with my nephew, and explain why people are…

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[Watch] Princess Mononoke gets 8-bit treatment

We have a couple more of these 8-bit cinema treatments from Cinefix coming. First up is Princess Mononoke, the hit animated film from Hayao Miyazaki. I haven’t seen the original, at least I don’t remember it, but it certainly looks intriguing. For those that have, this may be a fun take on the…

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[8-bit code] Create 8-bit hovers

Little known fact, 8-bit Review started back in January of 2008 as a coding sandbox. Out of boredom, I built a terrible site that I just haven’t been able to let go of. I don’t code as much these days but every once in awhile I’ll come across a fun tutorial that…

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[Watch] How game designers worked with graphics in the ’80s

Learn something new everyday. Take this lesson for example, from The 8-Bit Guy (or iBookGuy), about graphics for games back in the ’80s. In the video below, he breaks down how game designers worked around the limited graphics of the time to create some of our favorite games. I could…

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[Watch] 8-bit District 9 is what we needed

This seems long over due but we’re happy it’s here. We’re big fans of District 9. It was a refreshing, gritty, smart sci-fi flick that fullfilled a sci-fi gap we all needed. Too bad Bloomkamp’s follow ups haven’t been as solid. His heavy social political commentary tends to get in…