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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…

‘Say hello to my little 8-bit friend!’

Scarface is one of those lasting classics that seems to always come up during episodes of Cribs. It has it’s moments but really the movie isn’t good until the last 10 minutes. CineFX did their 8-bit tribute to the classic Pacino film – which has a very Double Dragon feel…

Bayonetta as an 8-bit browser game

I never played Bayonetta – not my cup of tea. But I’ve heard good things and that it’s extremely difficult title to master. Not completely sure why this exists but it’s great either way. My guess is Platinum Games’ wanted to take their April Fool’s joke from 5 years ago to…

Rogen and Franco play 8-bit ‘Freaks & Geeks’ video game

This would be a little nerve racking. Last year The Fine Bros, with the help of composer/animator Doctor Octoroc, created an 8-bit tribute to the, sadly, short lived comedy series ‘Freaks & Geeks’. They also had Rogen and Franco play their creation. It’s awkward – but still fun to see them relive…

8-bit Freerunning Takes It To a New Level

Parkour is pretty awesome. Every once in awhile I’ll find myself dragged into a YouTube parkour video watching spree. Similar to the wikipedia knowledge rabbit hole of link clicking. Now, mix parkour with a little 8-bit theme and you’ve got our full undivided attention. This guy, Jason Paul, does some…