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This 8-Bit Display is Made From Gaming Keyboards

Take 160 Logitech gaming keyboards with illuminated keys. Assemble them into a wall. Add a sprinkling of extra electronics and code. And, voila, you have a giant 8-bit display. Read More >>

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Guess the 8-Bit Classic Van Gogh Artwork

A man has had an idea for a thing to do with his days and call art. He's taking old paintings from dead people that usually cost millions of pounds, and recreates them in a sort of modern pixel art fashion so they're cool enough for the kids to like. Read More >>

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Beep-out With 8-bit Chiptune Covers of The Smiths

Several people of indescribably huge musical and technical ability have created not one but literally loads (nine) retro cover versions of Smiths songs, recreating the timeless classics in an 8-bit tremolo soundscape as if they were video game tunes from the 1980s. Read More >>

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This Developer is Rebuilding Your Childhood Bedroom for Oculus Rift

What happens when you use technology from the future to rebuild the world of past? Nostalgic developer Roy Lazarovich is trying to figure that out with a new project called MemoRift. Put simply, he's building a bedroom from the 1980s that you can explore using Oculus Rift. Read More >>

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Brutal Scenes From Game Of Thrones Turned Into 8-Bit GIFs

The cultural explosion that is Game of Thrones has spawned countless passion projects: the Wiki of Ice and Fire, heavy metal covers of the intro music, artisanal hair braiding lessons. But these GIFs from classic scenes in the show’s three series, recreated as 8-bit computer art, would have to top the list. Beware: spoilers abound. Read More >>

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Someone Needs to Make This 8-Bit Abrams Star Trek Video Game Right Now

There's a very good chance that if you're a fan of Star Trek, you're also a fan of video games. And even if you didn't grow up in a time when 8-bit graphics were mind-blowing, it's still easy to love this condensed re-telling of J.J. Abram's first Star Trek movie as told via the original NES. Read More >>

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London Street Goes 8-Bit for Marketing Stunt

Part of London's trendy Brick Lane was turned into an 8-bit paradise over the weekend, in a stunt designed to raise awareness of the home launch of one of your modern animated films. Read More >>

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Play This Typing Karoake Game to Get Better at Typing

We're not all blessed with the vocal chords or performance abilities to be a karoake superstar but we've all spent a heckuva lotta time with our fingers on a keyboard. So prove your typing skills by playing Typing Karoake, it's an 8-bit typing game that lets you type out song lyrics as if you were singing karoake. It's fun! Read More >>

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The Aesthetics and Culture of 8-Bit Art, Adorably Explained

Almost all members of Generation Y, aka the 'Millenials,' have some sort of relationship to, or remembrance of 8-bit. PBS delves into the distinct style in their latest Off Book video. Read More >>

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I Want All These Impossibly Cool 8-Bit Cross-Stitches

Star Wars, Monty Python, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Justice League, Batman, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller, even the Golden Girls. These 8-bit cross-stitching patterns are all awesome and incredibly charming. Just perfect nostalgia pixels. I want to make a blanket with all of them. Read More >>

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Here’s Radiohead’s OK Computer and Kid A in Full 8-Bit Glory

Let's jump back to the '80s for a second, where NES games were in full force and arcades were still populated with human beings. Hear that? Hear the sound of those bleeps and bloops? Glorious isn't it! Well, for a little bit of nostalgia mixed with some fantastic tunes, here's Radiohead's OK Computer and Kid A in 8-bit glory just like it's 1988. Read More >>

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Somehow Mad Men Is Even Better In 8-Bit

Yep, 8-bit pretty much makes everything better, including Mad Men. Here’s a new YouTube choose-your-own-adventure game to waste a good few minutes of your time on this Friday morning. Don’t forget; it doesn’t make a blind bit of difference what you choose, just make sure you’re drunk off your arse on scotch – that’s the Mad Men way. Read More >>

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With Great 8-Bit Nexus Ninja Power, Comes Great Responsibility

The Ninjas -- they are back again. And this time they're 8-bit and oh, so awesome retro-badass. Hit up YouTube, unbox that Galaxy Nexus in style, and vanquish the hoards of enemy ninja -- no match for your lighting button bashing. This is how classic gaming should be. Just make sure you've got at least 15 minutes to spare, and your boss isn't around, before you click the link, OK? Read More >>

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Mini Monkey Lights Turn Bike Wheels into Spinning 8-Bit Art

Front and rear lights are essential for night rides (unless you enjoy getting hit by cars) but they do very little to warn cross-traffic of your presence. The Mini Monkey Light not only makes you more visible, it's likely stop traffic outright. Read More >>