Take a Trip Back in Time With iam8bit Entertainment System

Jon Gibson of the renowned iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles sheds light on why gaming’s past is just as important as its future.

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Fursnake
Fursnake

The past of gaming hardware is just as important as the present because the future does not look so bright...I don't have to wear shades.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Wow what a great vid I so wish I could of gone to that expo since my fondest memories as a young rascal were entangled in the 8bit and 16bit eras of Nintendo and Sega. 

korvus
korvus

This...is cool. Some of them are like game themed "Where's Wally?". Now I want a knitted Bomberman too!

Kazuma_Kiryu
Kazuma_Kiryu

I love this stuff. Wish there would be even more exhibitions, because there are so many talented and creative people who grew up with and got inspired by games. I'm an artist too and draw massive amounts of inspiration from all the games I've played thhrough the years - often in a subliminal way.

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

Yeap, with better and better graphics we use our imagination less and less. That's why I prefer good art style to realistic graphics.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

That looks very cool indeed.

I wish I could afford to have some of those art pieces on the walls in my house.

Oh how I wish...

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

Looked at the image before reading the title thinking new metroid.. was i the only one?

ogara0c9
ogara0c9

Loved the Commander Keen and Sinistar pieces.  Zelda has a nice touch as well.  Can anyone place the game @ 1:00?

eyesandsmiles
eyesandsmiles

Place is just down the street from me. Super nice people and a cool spot in Echo Park.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

Good times, when we owned the games we purchased instead of renting them from Microsoft.

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

I will always remember that funny sound Mario makes when he jumps.

Keeper_Artemus
Keeper_Artemus

That turtles level in the water was flippin difficult.  This video was great.

feleas
feleas

yes, a simpler time when games were generally better in story and creativity than they are now. I'm gonna go fix my SNES now lol

JJames3dCG
JJames3dCG

This guy just spoke all the things I think and feel about the industry today. Gaming back then was so free to be whatever it wanted to be. The creativity, innovation, and FUN was and still is, unmatched to the gaming of today. I've felt for the last 5 years or so, that the decrease in new IP, and over abundance of FPS/generic game models, have left our industry feeling stale and forgettable. Nothing would make me happier, than to see this next-generation takes us back to what made gaming great in the first place. (I remember playing the level in Ninja Turtles, and everything he said about it rings true) Just think, maybe what Sony is doing with the Indie push, will start a movement to get us back to the gaming golden years some day through constant innovative indie titles!!!

If_U_Only_Knew
If_U_Only_Knew

Did Ubi ask GS to take down the Watchdogs trailer or can I not find it?

Ravi Pathak
Ravi Pathak

Yup, i remember The Flintstones though never owned it, it was a graphical power house for it's time. Few japanese nes games like Mitsume Gauturu (Three Eye Boy) and Kunio Kun No Nikketsu soccer league, Ninja Gaiedn series, Darkwing Duck, Ninja Turtle series were awesome too in my opinion.

Ravi Pathak
Ravi Pathak

I've played the nes version of Duck Tales and it was brilliant for it's time but as far as an HD remake is concerned i would have loved Megaman 3 or Double Dragon 3.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Awesome ART! But don't forget, Video Game is an art in it self. :-) 

skunknuts
skunknuts

We absolutely need more of these types of galleries, you guys better expand!

Saketume
Saketume

Very nice video & art.

1 complaint though. Why is that 99% of retro art is always about nintendo. That's not how I remember my childhood.

So much more to retro game and pixel art & chip music than just nintendo. I get the feeling these are made by younger artists who know nothing of the many gaming platforms of yesteryear.

Reina Harriet Watt
Reina Harriet Watt

Seeing all of that made me feel very old. Really need to be feeling younger now.

jdc6305
jdc6305

I'm 36 years old the reason I still play video games is because I like to see the art in games. 

Gegglington
Gegglington

@Kazuma_Kiryu im drawing myself a day of the tentacle mouse mat

ogara0c9
ogara0c9

Found it on their website.  Inspired by Dragon Quest.

snaketus
snaketus

@Ravi Pathak Double Dragon 3, my first NES game back in the day, it was USA version so I had to get my NES modded in the next day. But what a joy the co-op was with my little brother.

theR34p3R
theR34p3R

@Saketume Cause Nintendo is one of the biggest players of the Retro age and still survived to today.

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

@Reina Harriet WattWe could play Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers on 2 player?