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Finally – NES Classic Mini comes preloaded with 30 games

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Took Nintendo long enough. While Atari and even Sega have been offering mini versions of their classic consoles with preloaded games Nintendo has been busy…doubling their stock with Pokemon GO. hmm right. Anyways, this November Nintendo is releasing the NES Classic mini. Which will come with 30 pre-loaded games, an…

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Thekla Inc’s 2016 game “The Witness” gets an 8-bit demake

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I don’t actually know much about Thekla Inc’s game “The Witness”. So I’m a tad blind on this one other than what I read from the interwebs. But, long story short super fan, Dustin Long created a “demake / reinterpretation / tribute to the original ” of the difficult puzzle game as…

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Atari and the Internet of Things is a…thing

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Some partnerships make sense, like, peanut butter and jelly. Others, like the recent partnership between Atari (yes, that Atari) and SigFox (“the world’s leading provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things”), are a bit more head scratching. Reading the press release it sounds like a pure branding…

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Get 8bits on your feet with Vans Nintendo themed sneakers

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Vans have been known to do themed sneakers from Star Wars to Disney to the Beatles. Now, it’s Nintendo and the 8bit world. I’m filing this under 8bit Cool Stuff and Crap because it’s a split for me. I, personally, wouldn’t be caught dead in these but that’s me. I also have…

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Ben Heck builds a portable Atari 2600

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Ben Heck has built some pretty cool projects in the past. If you haven’t seen it he has his own show hosted via the Element14 Community. It’s great for slightly more advanced DIY projects. In episode 237 he builds a portable Atari 2600. Check it out at Engadget or at…

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Atari pushing ‘Missile Command’ & ‘Centipede’ movies

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File under things I don’t need in my life – a ‘Missile Command’ & ‘Centipede’ movie. While Hollywood struggles for original content and focused more than ever on the super hero (which I have no issues with unless they’re terrible) the video game genre has always been ripe for the…

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Extra Bits – Star Wars Rogue One 16-bit trailer

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At first, the thought of spin off Star Wars films scared me. It’s clearly Disney milking the cash cow – which makes sense – they did invest a few dollars for this. But at what end? At what point do we need every detail from the original trilogy explained in…

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ConnectedNES delivers 8-bit tweets to your NES

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Anything is possible these days. Even making 8-bit tweets display via an NES. Rachel Weil, aka hxlnt on GitHub, has built a wireless “modem” for her NES, allowing data to be fed into a custom game over the controller port. And, voila, now you have 8-bit Twitter. It’s open-source so…

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Captain America: Civil War 8-bit trailer

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If you haven’t seen Civil War yet – I highly suggest you do. It’s a blast and, like Winter Soldier before it, a really good movie. I always enjoy these 8-bit (although more 16-bit at times) trailers. This one nails it again. The sound track is perfect and they manage…