Such a busy life, I’ve been living lately: playing like I mean it (PS4, mostly), writing about games, writing about game coding, attending fairs across Europe like the wonderful Amiga34 in Neuss (Germany) or the incredible Lucca Comics&Games, reading novels, reading mangas, studying Japanese and so on …
Despite the fact that most of my time is being absorbed by the PS4 or the Amiga systems, it is no secret that I would like to go back to where it all started (for me anyway): the 8-bit period.
I already published various articles on the blog about this matter (all filed under the “8-bit Vengeance” subtitle) but this time, instead of dreaming about it, I’ll just show what passionate and dedicated coders can achieve on machines that most people out there consider long-time dead.
I am a Sony and Commodore Amiga fanboy, meaning with that that I’m not interested in playing/coding on other devices, but that’s only due to the lack of time: I do respect all platforms and I believe that the true meaning of the expression “console war” should have simply meant “better products for everyone”.
For this reason, today I decided to post a few videos revolving around the Acorn Computers, namely the Electron and the BBC Micro. Please enjoy the following short videos, true masterpieces as far as I am concerned. They were made by Twitter users @electron_greg and @0xC0DE6502.
— Electron Greg (@electron_greg) December 3, 2019
Well played, sir, well played. Your #8bitSnow challenge successfully distracted me from my regular demo coding ?? Here is my version on the Acorn Electron and on the BBC Micro. My advantage was that snow looks like stars ? #8bit #acornelectron #bbcmicro #demoscene ? pic.twitter.com/HVocXxZ4Ua
— 0xC0DE6502 (@0xC0DE6502) December 3, 2019
Who said no new things were made for old computers anymore? https://t.co/sX1dpnHKSi
— 0xC0DE6502 (@0xC0DE6502) November 24, 2019
Also, I wanted to thank @CommodoreBlog for brightening my day up every single morning with his fun posts…
— ??ℭ?????????????⛄️ (@CommodoreBlog) December 5, 2019
Finally, I decided to close this article where it all began, this time as console only: the original PS1.
25 years ago today, it all began! ?
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) December 3, 2019
Keep the faith alive, 8 bits at a time!Follow Us... Inspire Us To Get Better... Keep The Flame Alive