Entries by Jason

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NEW MULTIJOY TO WORK ALSO WITH THE C=64!

Sometimes, 8-bit life can go through funny twists and turns. We thought hard about how we could end 2017 at 8-BitStuff.com on an uplifting note, and in the end the note came to us on its own. Maybe you’ve heard of the fine Atari folks who not only invented the wonderful MultiJoy interface (which allows […]

GOING AVERAGE

We’re introducing a new section of our web: Average Stuff. Here’s how it came to be. A while back, at a staff meeting (well, yeah, we’re an online project, but we’re based pretty much locally, the advantage of which is that we can convene in the flesh), I asked Akio Tenshi, “As a retro gaming […]

TRAFFIC

I like big, epic games. Turricans, Nobby the Aardvark, Dragon Wars – that kind of stuff. But every now and then I just don’t feel like immersing in a game for hours or even days. And then it’s time for some of the great game miniatures that replace size and complexity with perfectly polished mechanisms […]

FORMULA 1 3D: F.1 MANAGER II

Let’s start with a very scientific-looking chart that explains the difference between writing about contemporary games and retrogaming journalism. On the vertical axis, we’ll have game quality. On the horizontal axis, we’ll have advertising. At any given time, there’s more games than any paper magazine in the past or online magazine today could review. So […]

8 REASONS TO PLAY 8-BIT GAMES

It’s mostly people who have never seen the 8-bit computers in action. They’ll tell you that the “old graphics were so chunky that they practically consisted of bricks,” “the sounds consisted of the occasional beep and bleep,” and that “there were no storylines to speak of.” The straw that broke the back of my patience […]

WELCOME TO 8-BITSTUFF.COM!

Welcome to 8-BitStuff.com, the home of the living 8-bitters! This site is dedicated to 8-bit computers and the software (and occasionally hardware) around them. In case you’re wondering what 8-bit computers – or simply 8-bitters – are: they’re the microcomputers that were on the top of home entertainment popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s; […]