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8-bit glasses lower the resolution of your bank balance

Haven't you heard? 8-bit is the new black. A trend that started with ThinkGeek's April-Fool's-turned-real-product neckties quickly spawned other accessories like watches and hair bows. Now, people with more money than sense can hop on the chiptune style-train as well, thanks to SAMAL Design's new...

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Chip Maestro turns your NES into a MIDI synthesizer

Are you hoping to one day start your own Starscream, Anamanaguchi or other totally radical chiptunes band? Your musical outfit could have a worse origin than this: As part of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, you can donate $50 to grab a "Chip Maestro" -- an NES cartridge that turns your...

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Chiptune festival bleepin' and bloopin' at PAX East

Boston8Bit has teamed up with Magfest to bring three days of chiptune concerts to this year's PAX East. Notable chiptune artists (Animal Style and The Engadget Show's own Zen Albatross, among others) will be performing daily in PAX's "Jamspace" area daily from 11AM until 2PM EST -- we've been...

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Painting with Pixels wall now complete, looking 8-bit and swanky

Throughout the week, we've been updating our gallery of the "Painting with Pixels" 8-bit mural as it's been filled in by attendees. As you see above, the wall is now complete, and it features ... uh ... dragons and stuff! Did you expect any less from the game industry? Head into the gallery...

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'Painting with Pixels' crowdsources 8-bit art during GDC

GDC isn't just a place to witness developers speaking passionately about their chosen craft, it's also a place to take part in random acts of nerdery, as evidenced by this year's "Painting with Pixels" project. A 20x8-foot wall sitting in the belly of the Moscone Center's North Hall holds 5,760...

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Fable re-imagined as 8-bit adventure game

Lionhead community moderator Matthew Allen recently took some time off of moderating the, uh, community in order to mock up what Fable might have looked like "sometime around 1985." In short, it looks an awful lot like an old Sierra adventure game and that's just fine by us. Unlike the other...

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Pixel Force Head-2-Head: Every fighting game vs every other fighting game

Once again, retro-inspired game developer Eric Ruth is throwing litigatory caution to the wind for a new Pixel Force project due out this summer. This time, it's Head-2-Head, an 8-bit brawler featuring 30 characters from every fighting game ever. Check out a trailer for the uber-fighter below!...

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'Pixel Force: Halo' trailer shows combat devolved

Eric Ruth, the de-make whiz responsible for the 8-bit-inspired Pixel Force: DJ Hero, has given the original Halo: Combat Evolved a retro makeover. The result is a side-scrolling shooter slash top-down Warthog driving game you'll be able to play yourself next month (until Microsoft pulls it)....

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PSA uses 8-bit sprites to teach gamers about safe sex

The Leicestershire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership recently published a pixelated PSA with an important message for sexually active gamers: You have to use your speed burst after hitting the Condom block on World 1-3 in order to catch it before it falls in the bottomless pit. Or something....

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Eric Ruth's latest NES de-make: DJ Hero

Retro gaming enthusiast and part-time mad genius Eric Ruth recently pulled the dust cover off of his latest 8-bit de-make of a current-gen title. This time, it's FreeStyleGames' vinyl-scratching sim DJ Hero. "But how," you may ask, "how does he get DJ Hero, a game with its own, highly complex...

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