Linkstorm Dec. 29, 2016 : 8bitrocket Retro Gaming News Update


  • Retronauts Get Serious:  Jeremy at Retronauts said last week “I’d like to try and turn Retronauts into a true and proper venture”.  We wish them all all the luck in the world.
  • One of our favorite developers, Chris Sawyer served as producer for the rel-release of his classic PC games Roller Coaster Tycoon and RollerCaoster Tycoon 2 as Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic for iOS and Android.   Polygon has a nice story about the release.
  • Microsoft is done releasing backards compatible games for the Xbox One…until 2017.
  • Retro Gamer article on Karateka.

DIY/Maker Gaming 


  • NES Classic.  Still mostly Sold-out.   Secondary market prices are hovering around $200.   A dealer on Walmart.con is selling one for $271. 
  • AtGames Atari Flashback Portable:  Widely available.  Prices hover around $50, and We Love  It!
  • AtGames Sega Genesis portable: Widely available.  Prices hover around $50.  Did you know that it can use an SD Card just like the Atari Portable?  See Armchair Arcade Review here.
  • RetroGamer #173 out now.

Digital Store Highlights

Podcast/Youtube Highlights



(Note: This news update does not contain ALL the retro gaming news in the world, but it does contain the stuff we here at care the most about: A lot of Atari, plus Sega, Nintendo, 80’s and 90’s PC games, PS1/PS2, DIY/maker gaming, new classic consoles, podcasts we love,  and almost anything else from the 80’s . If you have news you’d like to clue us into, please contact us)

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