8-bit Cool Stuff

Ben Heck tears apart a Power Glove

Funny to imagine that the Power Glove was our first hint at a Minority Report world of technology. I didn’t own a Power Glove when I was a kid. I remember thinking, even as a kid, it was excessive. Also, after seeing a few friends use it it didn’t seem…

8-bit Cool Stuff

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

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…

8-bit Crap

Get 8bits on your feet with Vans Nintendo themed sneakers

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…

8-bit Cool Stuff

ConnectedNES delivers 8-bit tweets to your NES

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…

8-bit Crap

24-karat gold NES = nerd luxury

Simply beautiful. But completely unnecessary. Those are the first thoughts that come to mind when describing Analogue’s 24-karat gold NES. It’s their latest of beautifully designed NES‘ and was created to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Legend of Zelda. This time around, though, it’ll cost you $5,000 and only 10…

8-bit Crap

3DNes is exactly what it sounds like

Don’t think you need much exposition on this one. Led by Geod Studio, 3DNes is a Unity based emulator that converts NES titles into…yup…3D. The results vary depending on the complexity of the game. Think Super Mario Bros. vs. Contra. Check out the video to see the emulator in action….

Classic Cheats

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and the bearded man’s secret

There’s been some buzz this past week about a new found secret in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! that tells you exactly when to punch to knock out the second Piston Honda and Bald Bull. I find it crazy that a game that has been around for about 30 years is still…

8-bit Film

Nintendo Quest is the quest we wish we could make

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…