September 26, 2023

The Bit Beacon Broadcast - Episode 1: The Transmission Begins

Welcome to the companion blog post for the inaugural episode of the The Bit Beacon Broadcast. With each episode of the podcast we will publish an article containing images and links related to some of the topics discussed on the show with some occasional commentary sprinkled in.

You are probably wondering where you can listen to our podcasts and while we are waiting for a few platforms to post our show we are already available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. You can also copy / paste our RSS link into your favorite podcast player to manually add the show.

We encourage you to listen to the latest episode of the show to get the whole picture of what we discussed but lets take a look at at a few moments from the show that could use some visual aid.

The Last of Us 10th Anniversary Exhibit @ Gallery Nucleus

Event Website

Hideki Kamiya is Leaving Platinum Games



Unity Responds to Developers Concerned About New Fees

Unity Blog Post

Nintendo Direct - September 2023

PlayStation State of Play - September 2023

We will be back in a couple weeks!

August 10, 2014

The Hohokum Art Spectacular Opening Night - Coverage / Gallery / Giveaway!

On a warm August night in Los Angeles iam8bit and Sony Santa Monica Studios opened their newest gallery. Featuring art from the new PlayStation game Hohokum created by developer Honeyslug and artist Richard Hogg.

November 12, 2013

Watch The Bit Beacon stream PS4 games live on 11/15/13 - Live Stream

In celebration of the PlayStation 4 launch this Friday we will be streaming live gameplay to our new Twitch channel all day! Watch us play games like Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun, Assassin's Creed 4, Contrast and Knack! We plan to start our broadcast with co-op gameplay of Knack. So please look forward to us getting annoyed with each other as we steal items and punch one another in the face. You can check out the stream below and we will be sure to update you all on Friday when we begin streaming live!


The Stream is now over! Thank you to everybody who joined us today, we greatly appreciate it!

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July 22, 2013

Pokemon X and Y Art Card Scans - SDCC 2013

Nintendo brought back the Nintendo lounge to San Diego Comic Con this year and one of the cool giveaways they had this year were special art cards for Pokemon X and Y. On Thursday and Friday they gave out one of six cards and on Saturday and Sunday they gave out two of the other four remaining cards. The cards went fast and we got there early each day to make sure we could catch all six. On one side of the card features art based on the games and on the other side of the card is a description of the feature the art is portraying. We scanned in all six cards front and back so enjoy the twelve images below!

June 12, 2013

The Nintendo Experience - Event Coverage

Today, a Best Buy in Santa Monica hosted The Nintendo Experience for all of southern California - A Best Buy exclusive event where fans were allowed to demo one of four upcoming Wii U games showcased at E3 and shown during the Nintendo E3 2013 Direct on Tuesday (Click here to read up on that coverage, and here for pictures from it). The games were Super Mario 3D World. Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Before the event started, Nintendo representatives had the first twenty in line sign release wavers to be on camera, providing us with black wristbands. Our names were then taken down and put in multiplayer groups for our demos of choice. A Best Buy clerk also handed out fliers advertising the four Nintendo Zone exclusive promo items** for Animal Crossing new leaf on 3DS - a game which we are currently enjoying and had attained a little early.

June 11, 2013

Nintendo E3 2013 Direct - Gallery

From the get go, Nintendo had us fixated with Pokemon X and Y footage up front. Then, they still managed to close just as strong with X from Monolith Soft. So all in all, it was quite a visual Nintendo Direct we were given today - definitely worthy of a gallery! Also, check out the coverage article that we just posted.

Nintendo E3 2013 Direct - Coverage

Today's Nintendo Direct got started with brand new Pokemon X and Y information. First they announced the new Fairy type of Pokemon which the recently announced Sylveon will fall under as well as other Pokemon such as Jigglypuff and Marill. Another new feature is called Pokemon Amie where you directly interact, pet and feed your Pokemon.