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And a Happy New Year.

Since it's release some 25 years ago, Home Alone has risen in stature, from stupid movie about a child nearly murdering two hapless goons to holiday classic. However, no one seems to remember that Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for Nintendo was a virtual nightmare, which makes the release of this 8-bit remake of Home Alone all the stranger. 

This video, which certainly has its charms, should not be watched by anyone who couldn't get through the first freakin' level of Home Alone 2 for Nintendo. Not that I'd want to. Look at this, who'd want to get past the first level of this game:

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But then you get into the hotel and you make it to the elevator, but when you press the elevator button nothing happens, and Hanukkah is ruined. Ugh. What gives. Then you have to return the game to the store and buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project, which is a better game, but still how do you beat this part: 

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Would you look at that? I'm rambling about Home Alone 2 again.

You know what? Just watch the video. Relive the horror of one of the worst games I've ever played, while you get all warm and fuzzy about the original Home Alone

Via: Rush Coil
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Too Many Cooks, the weird and wonderful '80s sitcom parody recently brought into this world by Adult Swim now has the 8-bit cover it deserves, thanks to Rush Coli.

So, can we expect an actual playable game in the near future as well? All Tweets point to… maybe.

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Via: Skrillex Quest
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If you like Skrillex and The Legend of Zelda, you've probably heard of Skrillex Quest, a new browser-based 8-bit RPG inspired by the classic 1986 NES dungeon raider game and created by developer Jason Oda. The basic storyline follows a hero who is transported to a magical world and tasked with saving the Dead Princess Keys, which is of course heavily accompanied by Skrillex's music.

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PBS arts series Off Book investigates the phenomenon of 8-bit art and music, tracing it from its roots in the video games of the 1970s:

The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection.

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