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How Susan Kare applied embroidery skills to create the iconic Macintosh icons

In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She's currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering designer Susan Kare was taught by her mother how to do counted-thread embroidery, which gave her the basic knowledge she needed to create the first icons for t...
Tags: Apple, Art, Facebook, Post, Design, News, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ui, Computers, Chicago, Illustration, Ux, Apple Computer, 8-bit, Interface Design

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Season 2 Announced

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei‘s second season has been officially announced and will likely instill joy in the hordes of fans who have been eagerly awaiting the news. The action-heavy series is set in the modern day world but with an altered past; magic also exists and can only be wielded by those with the correct […]
Tags: Fantasy, Anime, Announcements, 8-bit, PV, Continuations, Mahouka Koukou, Koukou Rettousei, Rettousei

Deck of cards with pixelated 8-bit style designs

The 8bit Deck is a standard 52-card deck with pixelated artwork using the Pico-8 pallette. A few months ago, I began designing a few face cards for what, at the time, might have been an 8-Bit solitaire game or something similar. As the process continued, the idea of making these pixel art cards in to actual high-quality playing cards came to mind, and thus the 8Bit Deck was born. Each card has been crafted pixel by pixel, and the color palette was heavily inspired by the Pico-8 fantasy console H...
Tags: Post, News, Cards, Retro, 8-bit

deton8 is a little drum machine with loads of soul

Twisted Electrons move on from acid and chip synths to drum machines. And the deton8, for around three hundred bucks, packs a ton of personality and sound possibility in a cute, playable package. Twisted Electrons made a name for themselves in fun little boxes and boards packed with 8-bit, chip music, and acid sounds. Those instruments all stand out for lots of sequencing features and hands-on playable options. So a drum machine is of course a natural next step. But what a next step the deton...
Tags: Mobile, Music, Hardware, US, Tech, Nes, Previews, Gear, Stories, Sync, Alex, Compact, Midi, 8-bit, Drum-machines, Music Tech

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Favors Pink-Haired Girl Bathing

A new precious pink-haired maiden has graced Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken and given watchers another potential waifu character to fall in love with; the episode naturally making her even more worthy as it also depicts her nude in a bathing scene. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Anime, Bathing, 8-bit, Moe, Oppai, Image Gallery, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Sporting Androgynous Nudity

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken has introduced some nudity in its latest airing, catering to the androgynous-loving crowd as the main character tries out several transformations of both genders (or lack thereof), a well-endowed pink oni girl has also appeared to rescue those unsure about the aforementioned service, however. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Anime, 8-bit, Oppai, Image Gallery, Gender Swap, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

256 shades of grey – 8 vs 10-Bit bit depth explained

Bit depth is a term we hear floating around a lot in the worlds of photography and video. And, with the latter of those two topics, many confuse bit depth with bitrate. But what exactly is bit depth? In this video from ZY Productions, we look at the topic of bit depth to find out […] The post 256 shades of grey – 8 vs 10-Bit bit depth explained appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, 8 Bit, ZY Productions, 10 Bit, Bit Depth

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Slimes Elf Girls

Slimy RPG isekai Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken has finally delved into the realm of service as the 4th airing has (only for a moment) shown off a myriad of marvelous elf girls, all of which naturally squeeze the slime protagonist between their breasts and bound to have him aggravated due to lacking a rather […]
Tags: Comedy, Fantasy, Anime, 8-bit, Elf, Oppai, Image Gallery, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, Isekai, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Slimes Elf Girls

Super Mario Bros accompanied by a live big band!

The 8-Bit Big Band is a jazz/pops orchestra that performs video game music. In this video, they're accompanying "Be More Chill" actor George Salazar as he plays through first two worlds of Super Mario Bros. "All sound FX performed live on drum pads!"
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Video Games, Videogames, Mario Bros, 8-bit, Chiptunes, George Salazar

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Dramatically Debuts

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken has bolstered the isekai genre as the first episode of its anime has debuted, naturally revealing how the protagonist dies in the real world before becoming a slime in an RPG-like fantasy world. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Anime, 8-bit, Image Gallery, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, Isekai

Cute little €99 NES, acid music toys: coming soon, totally connected

Twisted Electrons’ small, fun-looking boards with acid and Nintendo chip sounds are one of the sound toys we’re most eagerly anticipating this year. And now they’re adding some connectivity: clock, USB MIDI, and an editor. Here’s the story so far: Twisted Electrons have already been making some pretty powerful desktop synths and sequencers. But then they were inspired by Teenage Engineering’s dirt-cheap, impulse-buy tiny boards, the Pocket Operators. (It’s okay to say that; they’re open about ...
Tags: Mobile, Europe, Music, Sweden, Berlin, Tech, Nes, Usb, Gear, Nintendo, Chip, Portable, 8-bit, Music Tech, Vst, Boards

8-Bit Uma Musume Game Video Races Forth

An 8-bit parody video for the adorable Uma Musume series has made its way online, depicting one of the franchise’s horse girl races in glorious 8-bit and bound to have fans eager to try the retro game out for themselves. The impressive video, which seems to be on display on a wall somewhere (presumably at […]
Tags: Games, Parody, Marketing, Anime, 8-bit, Pixel Art, Otaku, Kemonomimi, Uma Musume

8BitMixtapeNEO is a glitchy hackable synth the size of a cassette tape

It’s the size of a cassette tape, has buttons and pots so you can play it as a handheld instrument, it’s open and hackable – and it sounds like 8-bit mayhem. 8BitMixtapeNEO is very, very lo-fi synth built around the Arduino-compatible ATTINY85 chip. But what’s interesting about it is that all that hackable, programmable mayhem is accessible to anyone curious, not just coders. It sounds mental: And it’s got some weird and clever features: Pocket mods: Just like the KORG volca sample, an au...
Tags: Mobile, Hong Kong, Music, Hardware, Diy, Electronics, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Code, Hacking, Hacks, Coding, Arduino, Open-source, Chips

This Volvo's door chime plays Toto's 'Africa' in 8 bit

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from the door chime in this Volvo 240. Why? Because it plays an 8-bit version of Toto's "Africa." This sweet mod was created by Chris NG, a fan of the YouTube channel 8 bit Universe. NG's currently got a Kickstarter going for custom vehicle door chimes. Need more Toto?: -- Toto's "Africa" playing in an abandoned mall -- Toto's 'Africa,' as performed by a computer hardware orchestra -- The story behind Toto's 'Africa' -- Pop music genres illustrated wit...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Youtube, Africa, Volvo, 8-bit, Toto, Chris Ng, I bless the rains

This ‘Mario’ theme song-playing 8-bit CPU will take you on a nostalgia trip

It surely won't run Crysis, but this throwback, 8-bit breadboard computer was made by one guy working on it from home for only nine days, two of which were spent designing it on paper from scratch. The post This ‘Mario’ theme song-playing 8-bit CPU will take you on a nostalgia trip appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Diy, Trends, Computing, Mario, CPU, 8-bit, Breadboard, Mario theme

This homemade 8-bit computer could finally pose a challenge to Intel's 8008 CPU

It surely won't run Crysis, but this throwback, 8-bit breadboard computer was made by one guy working on it from home for only nine days, two of which were spent designing it on paper from scratch. The post This homemade 8-bit computer could finally pose a challenge to Intel's 8008 CPU appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Diy, Trends, Intel, Computing, CPU, 8-bit, Breadboard, Mario theme

Miira no Kaikata “Cute in the Strangest Way”

The debut of Miira no Kaikata (“How to keep a mummy”) has been met with praise for its absurdly cute “miniature mummy”, who can be seen doing a variety of ridiculously adorable things whilst simultaneously confusing some as to how a small sentient pile of rotting flesh could be considered lovable. Omake:
Tags: Bizarre, Anime, 8-bit, Moe, Image Gallery, Miira no Kaikata, Kaikata, Miira

Pixatool turns images into pallette-perfect pixel art

You could load an image up in Photoshop, reduce the color depth and fiddle with the pixel diffusion slider a bit. Or you could get Pixatool, a brilliant app completely dedicated to tuning pixelated images to the finest and most authentic details. Line and contrasts are rendered so well there's often an uncanny suggestion of hand-drawing, and the dithering smokes what mainstream painting apps offer. It's $30, with a free-of-charge demo version. There's more examples. Artists are sharing their wo...
Tags: Art, Apps, Post, News, 8-bit, 16-bit, Pixel Art, Pixatool

Bastl’s tiny, patchable Kastle now more durable, sounds better

The tiny, 80 Euro, 8-bit Kastle synth from Bastl just got better. A 1.5 revision updates the case, sound, and features. First off, in addition to batteries, you can now run on micro USB power. The case is updated, too. It’s fiberglass instead of acrylic for added durability, and has a slick black matte finish, plus better patch points. And then there’s sound. Bastl Instruments say they’ve done a total rework on the sound engine, improving smoothness, ranges, and anti-aliasing performance. Tw...
Tags: Pocket, Mobile, Music, Hardware, Tech, Gear, Stories, 8-bit, Synths, Music Tech, Kastle, Bastl Instruments, Patching, Czech, Bastl, Superior-czech-engineering

Command X 2017

Tags: Video Games, Filmmaking, Retro, Contest, 8-bit, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation

Link About It: Stranger Things 8-Bit Game

Ahead of the new series of Stranger Things (on Netflix 27 October), fans can play a retro 8-Bit game on their mobile phone. Available for iOS and Android, the game sees players collecting Eggos and searching Hawkins Lab—all scenarios loosely based...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Games, TV, Design, Tech, Netflix, Retro, 8-bit, Linkaboutit, Hawkins Lab, Strangerthings

This Youtube Channel Turns Favorite Movies Into 8-Bit Art

There’s just something about 8-bit art that is undeniably awesome. Maybe it’s the nostalgia. Some of our best childhood memories were made with old 8-bit art games, like Castlevania, Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, and Final Fantasy. The invention of the NES in the 1980s and all of its subsequent 8-bit games were revolutionary for gamers everywhere. Some of us got our start in those old 8-bit games, and we still have a very fond place in our hearts for them. Well, one Youtube channel, CineFix, de...
Tags: Gaming, Star Wars, Movies, Review, Entertainment, Horror, Disney, Nes, Pokemon, Game Of Thrones, Godzilla, 8 Bit, Zelda, Studio Ghibli, Legend Of Zelda, Mad Max

Java ported to Commodore 64

Back to the Future Java is a Java Virtual Machine planed down until it fits on 8-bit computers (i.e. the Commodore 64). It's based on a port of Java made for Lego Mindstorms, lacks a few key features of the language (such as garbage collection), but is quite an astounding feat. Previously: Java on a Sega Genesis; Java on Apple II.
Tags: Video, News, Computers, Code, 8-bit, LEGO Mindstorms

Knight’s & Magic Melds Medieval Mecha & Magic

Not one but two overused tropes have been used for Knight’s & Magic as it revolves around an otaku dying and being transported to a medieval world where knights head to battle in giant mechs… Omake:
Tags: News, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Anime, Mecha, 8-bit, Knight, Image Gallery, Knight's & Magic

Fantasy Mansion is an EP that’s also a generative, 8-bit circuit with sync

The golden age of the recorded album may be long past, but the golden age of the album-as-instrument may be just getting started. Captain Credible is the latest artist to embrace the idea of releasing his music as circuit board and interactive musical instrument and not just a set of tracks you can hear (erm, stream). So, yes, Fantasy Mansion is a set of tracks if you want it to be. But it’s also an 8-bit instrument. This isn’t the Norwegian artist’s first go at something like this. But Fantasy ...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Diy, Electronics, Uncategorized, Tech, Albums, Artists, Indie, Norway, Interactive, Retro, Circuits, Sequencers, Oddities, 8-bit

Even Director Rian Johnson Loves This 16-Bit Video Game Version of The Last Jedi Trailer

Oh, Luke, telling the world the Jedi are finished doesn’t feel quite as dramatic when it’s via text bubble. With both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Battlefront II on the horizon, one fan has started the 8-bit (technically 16-bit) parody trailer wagon rolling... and he’s got the approval of TLJ’s director himself.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Parody, 8 Bit, Rian Johnson, Luke, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, TLJ

ZX Spectrum Next is an advanced version of the original 8-bit monster machine ZX Spectrum Next is more than just a cute retro-looking box or a glorified emulator. It is a new 8-bit computer, backwards-compatible with the 1980s' original, yet enhanced to provide a wealth of advanced features such as better graphics, SD card storage, and manufacturing quality control. It's made with the permission of IP owner Amstrad and has already blown past its crowdfunding target. It has a real goddamn Z80 in it, clocked to a blazing-fast 7M...
Tags: Post, News, Computers, Spectrum, 8-bit, Amstrad, Retrocomputing, Rick Dickinson

Nintendo Says it Sold Over 2 Million NES Classics

"We just didn't anticipate how incredible the response would be"
Tags: News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Sales, Nintendo, Retro, 8-bit, Game Consoles, NES Classic Edition, NES Classic, Nes Mini

Meeseeks Battle from “Rick and Morty”

Paul Robertson for “Rick and Morty” on [adult swim]. Hat tip to Carey Smith
Tags: Television, Filmmaking, Humor, Nostalgia, 2D, 8-bit, Morty, Rick, Paul Robertson