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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review

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Let’s Listen: An All New Article Series!

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Pixel Noir and the Detective RPG

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SWDTech Games based in New York City had a dream, a dream based on the games of their youth, a dream about creating an RPG like those classics of old, and such Pixel Noir was created!

Posted by cyclone93 On April 18th, 2014 / No Comments

The Final Destination

MiiverseSakurai from the Director’s Room for the Super Smash Bros. Series announced some really awesome news today. You know when you wanted to beat your friend senseless in Super Smash Bros. but the only objectively fair stage with no interruptions and platforms was Final Destination? Well how you don’t have to look at the same exact stage every time you want to play Final Destination!

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Look familiar? A valley with Legend of Zelda characters? That’s right, there is a Final Destination alternate stage to Gerudo Valley. It doesn’t stop there! Sakurai has announced that “You can make most stages turn into a final destination. Depending on the stage, it might be floating in midair or perched on a cliff.”  This means there are more to come! Keep your fingers crossed for all the potential tournament awesomeness that can ensue!

Via: Miiverse

 

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On April 15th, 2014 / No Comments

Let’s Listen: L.A. Noire Pt. 1

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Welcome to Let’s Listen, a multi-faceted analysis of the music of video games and what they mean to us!  Join us as we explore the seedy underworld of 1947 Los Angeles in all its terrifying glitz, glamour, and murder through the jazz and orchestral accomplishments of Andrew Hale in Rockstar Games’ crime epic L.A. Noire.

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

Awesome Art and a Blog 2: Gimme a Minute

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Well, I think I did alright, not good, just okay for the few weeks since my last blog. I’ve made my excuses, so please call me out from here on. I’ve finished some stuff which were good for first steps, but not nearly good enough for my goal.  I don’t have much to say. Let’s get it rolling better this week, yeah?

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

Easter Eggs Articles Ep. 1: Super Mario 64

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Who doesn’t enjoy  finding a special treat? Especially when that special treat was put there specifically for you, the gamer. Easter Eggs are always able to make a gamer smile when they are finally achieved. That’s the magic we look at here, where we go point out the best Easter Eggs in Gaming.

When I first thought of starting this series I couldn’t think of a more fitting Easter Egg to start with than the Super Mario 64 Easter Egg: Yoshi! Of course, you all know the drill…right? If you achieve all 120 Stars you can use a cannon to shoot yourself to the roof of Peach’s Castle!

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Now I realize this is an overdone Easter Egg, but I need to pay homage to it, as this Easter Egg is one of the most important. Why? It started something of a fire in me. To find, to explore, and truly complete a video game. This is a concept that has stuck with me and even influenced my review of  2048. I need an exact finish, and then some. Something to say, “Look at that!”, there is truly an essence of beauty in being able to say “I’m done.”  So what’s my plan here? Well I plan to go through the Easter Eggs that I’ve either achieved or wish I could achieve, until I’m all out of them. I’ll be here awhile. I’ll also talk about some of those fake Easter Eggs that made me horribly angry as a child. Alright! Let’s get crackin’! (Get it? Like an egg?) I’ll see you guys with this next Sunday.

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

2048 Review

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2048 is an addictive and fast paced puzzler from Gabriele Cirulli that I absolutely loved playing, until I figured out how easy his game can be. Don’t get me wrong I was super excited and shouted for joy, even knocked over furniture when I first won this beautifully designed game. If you want to continue having fun I suggest you don’t read the rest of this article. However, if you want to save some time, brag to your friends, or just finally beat the hellishly difficult game this is your place.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On March 30th, 2014 / 1 Comment

Cool Sh!t: Biohazard The Real

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Walk in to your favorite classic and hope you escape Racoon City with “Biohazard The Real” at Universal Studios in Japan. This is a crazy laser-tag-esque in-real-life game where you go to kill zombies in THE Racoon City. Grab your gun and get ready for fun!

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

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift, Minecraft Backs Out

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Yesterday Facebook bought out the anticipated Oculus Rift for a whopping $2 billion. An awesome trade for Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Lucky and his team, but perhaps a poor choice for Facebook. Soon after this announcement  Markus “Notch” Persson, owner of Mojang Specifications, tweeted that he cancelled the deal for Minecraft on the Oculus Rift.  How will this affect Facebook moving forward?

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

Rise of Nations: Pt. 4

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Welcome to Let’s Listen, a multi-faceted analysis of the music of video games and what they mean to us! In this installment, we cover thousands of years of human civilization in one of the most critically-praised real time strategies on the PC. Using the diplomacy and history Civilization, the economics of Farmville, and the rock-paper-scissors strategy of Command & Conquer, the timeless Rise of Nations. As you can guess, this gives composer Duane Decker a large selection of styles and instrumentation to choose from while employing contemporary musical ideas. Check out Parts 12 and 3!

Posted by CaptainInArms On March 24th, 2014 / No Comments

Let’s Listen: Rise of Nations Pt. 3

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Welcome to Let’s Listen, a multi-faceted analysis of the music of video games and what they mean to us! In this installment, we cover thousands of years of human civilization in one of the most critically-praised real time strategies on the PC. Using the diplomacy and history Civilization, the economics of Farmville, and the rock-paper-scissors strategy of Command & Conquer, the timeless Rise of Nations. As you can guess, this gives composer Duane Decker a large selection of styles and instrumentation to choose from while employing contemporary musical ideas. Check out Part 1 and Part 2!

Posted by CaptainInArms On March 17th, 2014 / No Comments

Stallion83 Reaches 1,000,000 Gamerscore

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Stallion83 reached 1,000,000 Gamer Points on Xbox Live today. The Guinness World record holder, decided in 2005 to reach 1,000,000 gamerscore. In 2008 he reached 200,000 gamerscore. Only six years later, he achieved 800,000 more gamer points to reach the full million. Congratulations Stallion83, 8-bit commends you. He received his final 50 points in Titanfall. He had this to say, “Oh my god…1,000,000 gamerscore, I’m not even sad, I’m so happy. I expected to be sad… I wanted a challenge and that was the one.” 8-bit’s happy with you man, go tell your grandkids. You’re an awesome guy. Congratulations. Passion drives us all, game on man.

 

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On March 13th, 2014 / No Comments

Awesome Art and a Blog: The History and the Future

BlogBanner8-bit foundation started as a video game blog outlet by Jack Pochop. By starting this article series I not only want to get back to 8-bit’s roots but also communicate my plans and hopes for the site that Jack started what feels like decades ago. Whether this be through text or vlog, I hope to consistently provide news, and also give my video game opinions and nostalgia a place to grow.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On March 9th, 2014 / No Comments

Kill The Bad Guy

 

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Kill The Bad Guy is one of those games that really put’s itself on the darker side of humor. The developers over at Ynnis Interactive are in the process of creating a unique game focused on strategy and stealth. Kill The Bad Guy has the same feel as those games where you escape the classroom without passing the teacher’s line of sight, but with a much darker twist.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On March 8th, 2014 / No Comments

Humble Bundle: Poppin’ off the Cap

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The Humble Bundle  is a place to buy all of your favorite games. It’s almost like a Steam sale on steroids. Humble Bundles can be summed up with the easy to remember motto: Pay what you want. Support Charity. Get games. While you might think it’s awesome to simply add awesome titles to your Steam library, the Humble Bundle goes a step above and gives the option to custom-split your money between Humble itself, the developers, and charity.

This week Humble Bundle pairs up with Pop Cap Games and EA, who will be donating 100% of the proceeds to charity!  This sale ends on March 13th and benefits The V Foundation and the Melanoma Research Alliance.

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On March 7th, 2014 / No Comments

Let’s Listen: Rise of Nations Pt. 2

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Welcome to Let’s Listen, a multi-faceted analysis of the music of video games and what they mean to us! In this installment, we cover thousands of years of human civilization in one of the most critically-praised real time strategies on the PC. Using the diplomacy and history Civilization, the economics of Farmville, and the rock-paper-scissors strategy of Command & Conquer, the timeless Rise of Nations. As you can guess, this gives composer Duane Decker a large selection of styles and instrumentation to choose from while employing contemporary musical ideas. Check out Part 1!

Posted by CaptainInArms On March 3rd, 2014 / 2 Comments

Super Chibi-Knight: Bringing Families Together

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Family’s do many things together, from playing catch, to sharing meals, however one intrepid father has taken this a step further, game design! Game Developer Nick Pasto (creator of the award winning Abobo’s Big Adventure)  set out to create a new game with his 8 year old daughter’s help. This game is called Super Chibi-Knight.

Posted by cyclone93 On March 1st, 2014 / No Comments

Diddy Kong Returns

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Diddy Kong is swinging back in action in the next Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. 8-bit can hardly wait for the crazy Kong’s super combos and mobility, we’re hoping it’s alive from Brawl. Just look out for those peanuts, they sting.

Via: Super Smash Site

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On February 22nd, 2014 / No Comments

Punching-In: Little Mac

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Little Mac is now a confirmed character for the next game in the Super Smash Bros. Series! It looks as though he’ll have some fancy-fast-feet and swift combos. With an interesting Smash Ball change-up and an awesome K.O. ability Little Mac looks like he’s going to be a big problem!

Posted by JakeTheGameSnake On February 16th, 2014 / No Comments