The 8 and the 16
June 1, 2011 4:25 PM   Subscribe

The 8 and the 16
A silly little Tumblr blog devoted to comparative screenshots of 8- and 16-bit games.

I grew up reading video game magazines, and my favorite part was seeing the reviews and comparisons of the same game on different systems. What I'm doing with this Tumblr is putting screenshots from the same game on competing systems side by side (for example, Genesis and Super Nintendo, Game Gear and Gameboy, NES and Master System), and occasionally doing the vertical line (Genesis and Game Gear). I'm trying to have an update for every day of the week, except week ends, where I usually reblog other's work to get attention.

Example posts:

The Early Stuff:
Earthworm Jim
Mortal Kombat (handheld)

Getting a better grip on my presentation:
Rise of the Robots
Rock and Roll Racing
Virtua Fighter in cartridge form
Role: General Game Wrangler
posted by gc (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is neat

One thought -- could you increase the size of each screen shot? This blog strikes me as very image-focused, but the design seems geared more to the text than the pictures.
posted by Think_Long at 6:55 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

This is where Tumbler fails, because (and I'm making assumptions here) because everything I've seen only goes about that wide. Although that could easily just be the way everyone is designing the theme. Wider content area means bigger screen shots. And since that's what you're going for anyway I don't see why that should be a problem.

I also wish I could leave comments. But I do have to admit that if I was going to join Tumbler just to leave comments this is what would make me do it. I didn't even do that for my brother.

Despite that, I love it and will be checking it out a lot.
posted by theichibun at 7:47 AM on June 3, 2011

oh, duh, I didn't notice that it was a tumblr.
posted by Think_Long at 8:11 AM on June 3, 2011

I am exploring different ways to present the pictures. Tumblr's multiple image presentation is a simple Flash-based slideshow, and that's no good. Under each picture, there should be a very tiny "See High-Res Version," or something similar. The actual picture I upload is usually pretty big.

But yeah, looking at different ways to present the content.
posted by gc at 10:43 AM on June 3, 2011

I've considered Disqus for comments. Is it worth it?
posted by gc at 10:45 AM on June 3, 2011

If it means I don't have to sign up for Tumbler just to leave comments, then yes it's worth it.
posted by theichibun at 9:54 PM on June 3, 2011

Disqus is all set up and ready to go. You should be able to comment without registration, theichibun, as well as through Twitter, Facebook, etc.
posted by gc at 7:30 PM on June 4, 2011

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