8bitbot’s Guide to Scary Games and Movies

It’s happened to all of us at some point; that scary movie that kept you up at night and turned hanging shirts into frightening shadow monsters when you were a kid seems to hold no power of fear over us as adults. And when that happens we almost always seem [...]

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Assassins Creed IV Notebook Entry #01

As we play games we take notes on our thoughts about them. We’ve finally got around to playing Ubisoft’s latest game in the Assassins Creed franchise — Black Flag. After not completing Assassins Creed III (it just got boring and long-winded) we were a little skeptical about trying Black Flag. [...]

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On The Table: Agricola

On The Table: Agricola We here at 8bitbot are not only fans of games in the digital realm but also of physical kind. And so from time to time we take a break from the controllers, keyboards and mice and exchange them for cards, play boards and dice. And so [...]

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Outlast Notebook Entry #03

As we play Outlast we have been keeping a Notebook with thoughts on the game. Right now we are about half-way through (taking a rough guess) and in this entry we’d like to talk about the games sound design. Outlast is a survival horror with no combat, it involves a [...]

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Outlast Notebook Entry #02

As we play Outlast we are updating our Notebook with thoughts on the game. Right now we are about 2 hours into the game and it’s been riveting to say the least. Here is what we think so far. After entering the asylum we’ve started to discover little clues about [...]

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The PS Vita was made for Africa

In the deep heart of Africa it can be difficult to get a decent session of gaming going. For one, finding a decent internet connection can be near impossible (so no online gaming) and getting a HD T.V. can be an extremely costly exercise not to mention painfully difficult. If [...]

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Dark Souls II – The First Hour

We here at 8bitbot played the first hour of Dark Souls 2 and we’re happy to report that it is every bit as brutal and masochistic as its predecessors. In the short time we played death was found around every corner, health items were scarce, and a lot of time [...]

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Outlast Notebook Entry #01

The team at 8bitbot.com have begun playing Outlast which was offered free for Playstation Plus members on the PlayStation 4 in January 2014. Outlast was developed and publish by Red Barrels and is a survival horror set in an asylum. We plan on bringing you our take on the game [...]

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Ground Zeros Gameplay Will be Continuous

Hideo Kojima tweeted some details about the soon to be release Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeros. He said that the gameplay wont pause when you check your map, change items or listen to your Walkman. He said that the reason for this is that the “game doesn’t pause as you [...]

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Forget resolution and frame rates; gaming has bigger things to fix.

Since the start of the 7th generation the battleground for fanboys has largely been graphical; which system produces the best visuals at the best framerate. Now the fact is that the jump from generation six (Xbox, PS2) to generation seven (360, PS3, Wii (LOL)) was startling and this kept the [...]

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