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Olympics Now In 8-Bit Style For Your Retro Pleasure

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So the Olympics have been going on for a few days now, and several gold medals have been given out to the best athletes in the world. However, we are already seeing that some people have had enough of the events. Personally, I am still as eager to watch the events while I am working. I have contemplated whether or not I should just put the telly up above my workstation and abuse time that way, but my better sense told me that the micro exercise and extra focus I’ll get by not doing that is probably a good thing. All in all, there are 309 medals at stake, and so far China and the U.S. are hogging a lot of them. It can’t have escaped anyone that this Olympics is dubbed the “Social Olympics” since it has never before been covered through so many social networking services.

Maybe it is because of this that some people have gotten enough of the Olympics already. But don’t worry, there is currently a much more fun way to view some of the Olympic events. If you are a retro traveler like me, you will definitely love what Flikli put together. It is the Olympics in 8-bit retro style, and it is masterfully compiled just like how we used to see these animations back in the ’80s.

Wouldn’t it be even cooler if there was some kind of conversion engine that took the pixels of the real Olympics feed and converted it into an 8-bit feed? That would be such a geeky thing to watch. I wonder if someone has thought about that yet. It would be a real time conversion engine that takes the digital cable signal and turns it into pure 8-bit retroness. Well, for now we are left with this particularly awesome animation of the Olympics. This animation so reminds me of the game Decathlon on the Commodore 64 that I used to play as a youngster, so I had to incorporate it into the article. Oh how it brings back memories…

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Flikli 8-Bit Animation Of The Olympics

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Decathlon On Commodore 64

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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