8bitrocket Retro-Game And DIY Game Development News Update

New Book About Atari 8-Bit computers! A new book, Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation by veteran tech writer Jamie Lendino was released last week by Ziff Davis.    The book looks mighty interesting, but so… Read More

Linkstorm!: 8bitrocket Retro Gaming News Update

IDW To Release Atari Themed Board Games IDW Games, designers and distributors of a multitude of games (including the magnificent The Game) have signed a deal to create board games based on Atari properties.  The first will be… Read More

Linkstorm!: 8bitrocket’s Retro Gaming News (Updated!)

Atari Box Art Finally Being Recognized Atari VCS box-art is very close to our hearts here at 8bitrocket.com.   The recent book, Art Of Atari made it even more-so (see review on this site soon).  Now The Onion… Read More

Linkstorm! 01/17/2017 : 8bitrocket Retro Gaming News Update

News The Nintendo Switch will be released March 1st.  No word on the Virtual Console transfers  or whether we will have to buy our classic games again…for the 3rd time in a row.  Appropriately, NintendoAge has a ton… Read More

Linkstorm: Jan. 9, 2017 : New/Improved Retro Gaming News Update Now With C.E.S.!

News CES 2017 took place last week/weekend.  Not a lot there any more for retro gamers.  Certainly not if you recall the CES conventions of old, when all the video game manufacturers would display their wares.   Mistly… Read More

Linkstorm Jan. 2, 2017: 8bitrocket Retro Gaming News Update

News The Making Of Activision Frostbite for the Atari 2600 on RetroGamer.net The Making Of Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back for the Atari 2600 on RetroGamer.net DIY/Maker Gaming  Smile Game Maker gets a VR Mode Products Armchair Arcade… Read More

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

News 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,… Read More

Ace’s (The Super Villain) InterWeb Mash-up Special Edition #2

ASV Interwebs, Go! (I’m already starting to see why you stopped doing this every week) Abobo – http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/587787 – A gargantuan NES tribute parody with classic NewGroundsian sarcasm, hyperbole and violence. Abobo is supposedly an NES character who… Read More

Ace’s (The Super Villain) InterWeb Mash-up Special Edition

I have been meaning to start these up again and cover the world of games, retro, etc, but time has not been on my side. Ace SV is filling the gap though and sent this over today. Dragon… Read More

8bitrocket Interweb Mash-Up For September 3, 2011

Iain Lobb On The Flash Community So we missed this a month ago, but Iain Lobb posted a really great piece named The Flash Community Needs a Complete Reboot about a month ago.  It’s still worth reading.  … Read More

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