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

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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…

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Nintendo Quest is the quest we wish we could make

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There is no denying the awesomeness that is the NES. It started a cultural phenomenon and paved the way for mass consumption gaming. We all know there are tons and tons of games for the NES. Some we didn’t even see in the states – making it all that more…

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

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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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[Rant] I don’t think I want a Mega Man movie

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This news has been bouncing around for awhile. But sounds like 20th Century Fox wants to make it a reality. The idea of a Mega Man movie at first split second makes me happy. It combines the two things I love – an old school gaming character I grew up…

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Create 8-bit chiptunes in your browser with PulseBoy

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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…

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[Watch] Princess Mononoke gets 8-bit treatment

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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

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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

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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

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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…