iam8bit retro controller to go on sale
Los Angeles gallery iam8bit is hosting an art exhibit in celebration of 1980s games, called "iam8bit Entertainment System." Here's where it gets a tad confusing: It also has a physical console designed specifically for retro gaming, called "iam8bit Entertainment System." So, the iam8bit Entertainment System will be at iam8bit Entertainment System from June 7 to June 20, and the console will be available to order online at iam8bit.

Sometimes we just don't understand art.

Iam8bit Entertainment System – the exhibit – hosts a ton of work from prominent artists around the globe, including the ones whose installments are shown in the gallery below: Olly Moss, Dadu Shin, DKNG Studios, Hine Mizushima, JC Richard, Jophen Stein, Mark Englert and Steve Courtney.

The show will include a treat for DuckTales: Remastered fans, with a 10 foot x 10 foot recreation of Uncle Scrooge McDuck's money bin, complete with giant gold coins and gems, and the Green Cheese of Longevity. It's like a ball pit for kids that's really for adults. Now that we understand.
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Join iam8bit for the unveiling of the iam8bit Entertainment System – a home console designed specifically with retro gaming in mind. Beginning June 7, the iam8bit Entertainment System will be displayed at iam8bit Entertainment System, the videogame-themed art extravaganza and this year's cornerstone E3 event!

The elegant console was designed and hand assembled by LA-based artist, Travis Chen. Full hardware specs will be revealed at the exhibition, and those interested in ordering the iam8bit Entertainment System can do so in-person (or will soon be available for order online at iam8bit.com).

Please spread the word about the show: promote it, tweet about it, attend it, see featured work from more than 80 artists and meet the iam8bit team and artists like Jose Emroca Flores and Jude Buffum.

For a sneak peek of the show's art, flyer, and to download photos of the console click here!

Also at the event: DuckTales: Remastered fans will be invited to dive into a real-life recreation of Uncle Scrooge McDuck's magnificent Money Bin. Hundreds of oversized gold coins, gems and even the Green Cheese of Longevity will be amongst the treasures attendees can wade in, all contained in a massive, 10-by-10 foot structure.

Show info:

Location: iam8bit Gallery, 2147 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

VIP opening night on Thursday, June 6, 7-11 p.m (21+/press only; must RSVP)

General public opening night on Friday, June 7, 7-11 p.m. (exhibit to run through June 30)

Regular Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays: 3-9pm
Saturdays: 1-10pm
Sundays: 12-6pm

*Special E3 Extended Hours:
Tuesday, June 11, 5-9 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 3-9pm

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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