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  1. These 8-Bit-Inspired Paintings of Famous Works of Art and Pop Culture Icons Are Anything But Square

    Cube-ular!

    Adam Lister's 8-bit-inspired repaintings of famous works of art and pop culture icons will satisfy both your highbrow and lowbrow tendencies.

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  2. Leeloo Is The Perfect 8-Bit Being In This Version Of The Fifth Element [VIDEO]

    The Future Is Now!

    CineFix has put together an 8-bit version of my all-time favorite film, The Fifth Element (with a little 16-bit, they admit.) What I wouldn't give to play this game. My only issue is they kept her in the bandage outfit the whole time. I personally prefer the orange suspenders. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  3. The Raid II Is Now An 8 Bit Video Game, Highest Score Gets An XBox One

    Now what excuse will I have to roundhouse kick my own reflection?

    If you haven't seen The Raid and you're a fan of good things, stop reading and go watch it right now. For those of us already indoctrinated into the franchises' awesomeness, rejoice! There's now a Raid II video game, so we can all get a little closer to harnessing our inner martial arts bad-ass.

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  4. Thor Re-Told As 8-Bit Cinema Is Cuter Than Chris Hemsworth [VIDEO]

    Maybe not cuter than Tom Hiddleston, but that's a different story.

    CineFix, a YouTube channel that takes Hollywood Blockbusters and game-ifies them, has given Thor the 8/16-bit treatment. The results are both adorably awesome and seriously make you wish this game was real.

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  5. This Chiptunes Album Was Recorded on Two Game Boys, and It’s Incredible

    Who knew Game Boys could produce sick nasty beats?

    You can do a lot with a Game Boy. All right, you can pretty much just play games on the thing, but it turns out you can also record a pretty impressive album if you mod it correctly. That's what musician Clay Morrow, also know as > (Greater Than), did. He recorded his entire album using two modded Game Boy Colors, and it rocks.

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  6. You Can Play An Actual 8-Bit Game of Thrones RPG

    The whole tutorial is just "stick 'em with the pointy end."

    Remember this amazing College Humor animated short that imagined what Game of Thrones would be like as an 8-bit RPG? Luckily for the world, programmer and hard-core GOT fan Abel Alves must have watched that video and thought, "I can do that!" because he's created his very own playable version, which you can download right now.

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  7. Punk Goes 8-Bit: Because Chiptunes Make Everything Better

    Punk needs more beep boop boop beeps.

    Last Friday, Tampa based punk and ska label Pinhead Records released a compilation of classic rock punk songs for free on their Bandcamp page. Now, punk compilations aren't all that unusual or fantastic. But this one? All of the songs have been redone in chiptune, and that's pretty great.

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  8. Anchorman Gets the 8-Bit Treatment From CineFix

    People love the regular, non-8-bit version of Anchorman, so I'm willing to bet they'll love Cinefix's 8-bit Anchorman as well. The video shows us what an old-school Anchorman video game would have looked like, while simultaneously teasing us with the tragic fact that such a thing does not exist in this world. Yet. Someone please make an 8-bit Anchorman game.

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  9. Awesome Algorithm Teaches Tetris To Draw Video Game Characters [Video]

    Conceivably, you could do this on your own. In practice? Just watch this algorithm do it.

    From programmer Michael Birken comes a new way of drawing video game characters that is probably more complicated than it needs to be, but all the more incredible for it. Birken has designed an algorithm that can place single blocks of color in Tetris by strategically building and destroying lines at lightning speed. Precisely place enough blocks, and you've got a made to order line. Stack enough lines and the result is a pixellated picture of...well, anything you want, in principle, though Birken started off training the program to build images of classic 8-bit characters like Mario, Link, and Samus. As you might expect, the process that makes it happen is bafflingly complex, but the results -- as seen in this video --  are stunning.

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  10. Pixelated Cake Pan Perfect for Nerd Baking

    om nom nom

    Some folks see the opportunity to spell out a name in cake. Nerds see the opportunity to create a vibrant, pixelated jello landscape. Also to experiment until they find the shape that creates the most pieces with optimal cake to frosting ratio. Unlike a lot of weird kitchen supplies, this cake pan actually has positive Amazon reviews and isn't exorbitantly priced. Have at it, and just remember to put your pictures on the internet! Previously in Cake

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