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Build your own retro gaming table damnit!

You bored? Got a free weekend? Have about $100? Usually those three questions together can lead to trouble. This time it’ll lead you to having your own retro gaming table. Which is way better than the other things I was going to suggest you do. You can build that very…

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Super Famicom Themed Nintendo 3DS

A few bits out of the 8-bit realm but we don’t care when it’s worthy. Japan is getting a Super Famicom themed Nintendo 3DS with classic colors and button scheme to boot. It’s launching this month for 21,600 Yen (~$190) but only in Japan and there’s no word on a…

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Super Mario themed subway maps

We’re already fans of Dave Delisle and his geeky takes on design. Honestly, he had us at Bobby Orr and NHL ’94 but his new posters are just as great. This time he’s taken on real city subway maps with a Mario theme. Mostly Super Mario Bros. 3 with a hint…

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Punk rock meets retro gaming in this music video

Canadian punk rock band, PUP (it’s OK, I never heard of them either), released a new track called “DVP” a few weeks ago. Shortly after, to accompany the single, the band released the song’s video which is simple in concept but also over-the-top fun. Well, at least we think so….

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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…