All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘8-bit’

Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group whose only purpose is getting Republicans elected to the US Senate, has turned to nostalgic gaming to help with its cause. The NRSC has built its own retro platformer called Gioipi: 2014 Mission Majority. Combining funky chiptune jams and an unbelievably spry pachyderm with strong GOP messaging, Giopi is available to play right …

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Daft Punk’s New Album in 8-bit Is My New Favorite Thing

Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories is burning up the charts and breaking records on Spotify. You’ve probably listened to it a few…dozen times, right? Well, I bet you haven’t heard it like this before. Say hello to “A-bit of Daft Punk,” every song on the album, rearranged in 8-bit. “I think this might be my best work to …

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Please Fund This Time-Traveling Bear-Punching Kickstarter Project

Today’s awesome-looking Kickstarter project that you need to be aware of is FIST OF AWESOME, a “retro-style beat-em-up of truly epic proportions.” We’re talking epic level punching bears in the face here. According to the developer, Nicoll Hunt, here’s what you can expect from FIST OF AWESOME: FIST OF AWESOME is a time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up, a sorely underrepresented genre by anyone’s metric. …

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The London 2012 Olympics Would Be Way Better In 8-Bit

People are excited about the Olympics and for good reason. The event only happen once every four years so we tend to make a big deal out of it whenever it rolls around. The Olympics could stand to be a bit more exciting though. An 8-bit version of the games would be the perfect solution. The fine folks at FLIKLI …

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Radiohead In 8-Bit Sound Quality

Remember the dulcet sounds of video game soundtracks in 8-bit format? Music from titles like Double Dragon and the first Mario Brothers? Of course you do. If not, take a moment to remind yourself. Now that that’s taken care of, imagine what one of the most popular bands–I said band, not pop singers for those of you guessing Katy Perry …

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Google Maps Comes To The Nintendo Entertainment System

This may be my favorite April Fool’s offering from Google ever (and they’ve done a lot of things). They’ve created Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), complete with a special cartridge and controllers (for voice search input). You can actually go to Google Maps and navigate in 8-bit. It even includes Street View: “Our engineering team in Japan …

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Mad Men 8-bit Game Lets You Choose Your Own Adventure

On Sunday, Mad Men returns to AMC’s lineup after a very (extremely, painful, horrible, ridiculously) long hiatus. After the well publicized delay, we’re almost ready to see what happens to Don, Betty, Roger, Peggy, and Joan. My guess is dapper dressing, booze swilling, and gender politics. Sounds like a fun season to me. But of course, that’s not until Sunday. …

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