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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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[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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Create 8-bit chiptunes in your browser with PulseBoy

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

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…

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Pixel Art Academy wants to teach you how to make pixel art

Pixel art is nothing new. How you learn to create it is a different story. There are plenty of tutorials across the world wide web but this tool, created by Matej “Retro” Jan, is certainly the most interesting we’ve seen. Pixel Art Academy is a point-and-click adventure game which teaches you pixel…

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Every day life in Japan as 8-bit gifs

I’ve never been to Japan so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of every day life in Japan. But I trust the artist, Toyoi Yuuta, who created these beauties simply using his touchpad on his PC laptop. We couldn’t be happier that they exist. If you hit up his tumblr page…