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Majora’s Mask 3D is Finally Confirmed

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That’s right. You waited, impatiently, as we all did. They said It wouldn’t happen. Trolls posted on forums saying they worked at Nintendo and that Majora’s Mask 3D would be soon. We almost believed them, just waiting for any sign no matter how amazing. We needed Nintendo’s official seal. We’ve met with a phenomenal fate, haven’t we?

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On November 6th, 2014 / No Comments

8-bit and the Well-Needed Rest

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Hello everyone! What!? After months? Yep! Well that was anti-climactic now wasn’t it? So basically, I’ve been taking a long break lately due to a lot of stress from life. You might be asking for specifics, so… real fast. We lost both of my dogs and my brother’s best friend, I started school, and went to cover Gen Con in the course of three weeks. And that doesn’t include my part-time job, my active job search, and my endeavors as a comedian. I just couldn’t really keep up with all of this change at once mentally. Thus, something needed to give and 8-bit foundation had to be that thing until I became my old self again. At the time 8-bit was relatively active but I felt not as many people were depending on me for its operation in comparison with everything else in my life. It also wasn’t the only thing that went to the back burner for awhile. I’ve been pretty sad to see 8-bit lifeless for such a long period of time. However, I’m happy to say (now that life has slowed down, I’ve landed a steady job for after college, and I’ve gotten a relative feel for my weekly workload) that 8-bit is back from the dead. I’ve been talking with some members from 8-bit on how to improve the site and what we can do to ensure that, if my life takes another slap to the face, we stay afloat. I’m excited for the weeks to come, I hope you are as well!

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On November 3rd, 2014 / No Comments

8-bit Interviews: Novus Magic

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8-bit Interviews is a special series where we interview those making news in the gaming community. While at GenCon we interviewed Novus Magic which makes magic come alive at your fingertips. A mobile application made for augmented reality and player vs player. “We want this  to be a community game… We want there to be master mages because in essence, you look  at us today, we’re all techno-mages.” – Rob Hogan, developer for Novus Magic.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On September 27th, 2014 / No Comments

BloomingCon: Ocarina Giveaway

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We’ve spotted some pretty sweet stuff from STL Ocarinas. For BloomingCon we thought we’d give somthing away. A real ocarina? That’s right we’re giving away an ocarina, absolutely free, all you have to do is enter. You can even enter twice! Oh and did we mention that YOU get to choose the ocarina? Continue for full details.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On September 26th, 2014 / No Comments

8-bit Interviews: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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8-bit Interviews is a special series where we interview those making news in the gaming community. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a bomb-disarming instant-classic from a small indie team from Ottawa. A game designed in a 48 hour competition became a YouTube hit in a matter of days.

“[T]he definitive party game for virtual reality.”  - Allen Pestaluky, Co-Creator of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On September 12th, 2014 / 1 Comment

News and 24 hr Suicide Prevention Live Stream

Hey guys, I bet you’ve realized the lack of completion on the GenCon article. That’s because we’ve been preparing for a live stream dedicated to my brother’s best friend, Erik. We recently lost him to depression. Erik went by the name Shadow Moses and later Mimsy when playing online. We’ll be playing some of Erik’s favorite games for 24 hours. So come and join us and support a great cause!

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 31st, 2014 / No Comments

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Review

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The young Hero of Time is just about to cross the dimly lit draw bridge to Hyrule Castle, but a horn bellows and the bridge goes up–leaving Link to fend off the creatures of the night until morning and the castle opens once again; the young hero enters the Temple of Time, weary from the battles from the prior three dungeons, and pulls the Master Sword from the pedestal, sealing him away for seven years before he can wield the sword and fulfill his destiny. 

Posted by DaveOfTheDead On August 20th, 2014 / No Comments

Cool Sh!t at GenCon: Exhibitors 2014

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 Come on and check out the Cool Sh!t from the exhibitor hall during GenCon 2014!

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 20th, 2014 / 1 Comment

8-bit Interviews: Boss Monster

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8-bit Interviews is a special series where we interview those making news in the gaming community. Boss Monster is a unique side-scrolling, pixel-arted, table-top game from Brotherwise Games. Originally a game made in haste through brotherly competition, Boss Monster’s creators Chris and Johnny O’Neal modified daily to create a game that reached crowd funding goals in just one day.

“It was this runaway success that neither of us expected. We were concocting Stretch Goals on the fly  on almost a daily basis. We realized, ‘Oh wow, this, Brotherwise Games, is gonna be more than a game. It will actually be a game company.’” – Johnny O’Neal, creator of Boss Monster and Co-Owner of Brotherwise Games

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 16th, 2014 / 1 Comment

Cool Sh!t at GenCon: Cosplayers 2014

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While attending GenCon, 8-bit foundation encountered many spectacular cosplayers. Although we are amazed and impressed by all of the costumes that we saw during our time at GenCon, here we are featuring our favorites from (mostly) video game worlds.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 15th, 2014 / 1 Comment

Cool Sh!t: Genuine Video Game Stand-Up Comedy

Take a good three minutes to watch this clip of Irish stand-up comedian Dara Ó Briain:

Aside from just being funny, Ó Briain actually manages to relate to video games that aren’t Mario. This is astoundingly refreshing.

More so, it actually sounds like he’s played the game. Any fan of Metal Gear Solid - or better yet, anyone who’s played the tutorial-deficient first ten minutes - will know exactly what he’s talking about. In fact, most of Ó Briain’s story is literally what I did when I first started playing it.

Seriously, that inventory system was disorienting as all hell.

Posted by CaptainInArms On August 14th, 2014 / No Comments

Sky talks about Depression

Famous YouTuber and Gamer Greg “Sky” Williams gives a moving speech about depression. This video discusses Sky’s experience with depression and spreads the word on actively helping others.

Sky commented on the video saying: “I just wanna amend something that may or may not be a problem. I don’t mean to leave the statement ‘seek help’ as just me writing you off to a hotline. Sometimes those statements can be empty to those who DONT have the people. If you have the time and the means, please the physical closeness is sometimes the difference between a life changing decision.  1700 emails later and I’m almost in tears myself from how many people really took from this video. Thank you all so much for your kind words. =]”

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 14th, 2014 / No Comments

We Want You!

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To write for 8-bit foundation! We’re in need of some passionate gamers like yourself to create some sick content for our site! If you’ve ever wanted to get your voice out there, now is the time. Especially with 8bitfoundation.com growing as it is. We’re in need of writers and editors. Don’t be shy, Petey doesn’t bite. Send us a private message on Facebook if you’re interested!

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 13th, 2014 / 1 Comment

GenCon 2014: Ocarina Giveaway

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Last year at GenCon we spotted some pretty sweet stuff from STL Ocarinas. This year we thought we’d give one away. A real ocarina? That’s right we’re giving away an ocarina, absolutely free, all you have to do is enter. You can even enter twice! Oh and did we mention that YOU get to choose the ocarina? Continue for full details.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 13th, 2014 / 1 Comment

GenCon 2014

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Welcome to GenCon 2014! Last year sure was fun, but this year we’ve got even bigger plans! We’re not only doing interviews and coverage like we did last year, but we’re also doing a sweet giveaway! So come on and check out what the Indianapolis convention full of games has to offer this year! More events and more people than ever before.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On August 13th, 2014 / 6 Comments

The Mod Garage: Star Wars Conquest

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Welcome to The Mod Garage, where we look at some of the best mods for games and give you an easy portal to downloading them!

Mod of: Mount & Blade (Original)

Primary Download Site: http://www.moddb.com/mods/swconquest

Posted by CaptainInArms On August 12th, 2014 / No Comments

Shovel Knight Review

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Shovel Knight has 8-bit nostalgia pegged. From the dive-bomb shovel attack, to the overworld map, to the village rest stops, almost every aspect is shamelessly pulled from a Nintendo game from the 80s. With modern gaming touches, it all adds up to a fresh and engaging experience fans of 2D action platformers shouldn’t miss.

Posted by DaveOfTheDead On August 11th, 2014 / No Comments

Cool Sh!t: Is Danica Back?

Remember that girl from awhile back who made some pretty awesome video game songs? Well she’s got a new video after a whole year of absence. We hope she’s back for good, her songs are awesome!

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On July 29th, 2014 / No Comments