Living in 8 Bits

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Living in 8 Bits is the product of Mixed Nuts Productions, a group of South Jersey Filmmakers.  The series takes the logic of nostalgic retro video games and applies it to real life through sketch comedy.  The group has been together for many years producing a variety of music videos, shorts, and feature films including the multi-award winning indie feature No Footing.  For information on Mixed Nuts Productions, go to

Mike, the series creator/producer and founder of Mixed Nuts Productions, is a cinematographer, editor, and filmmaker.  He is the DP and Editor of the Cinevore’s web series Nerd vs Geek and was part of the editing team on the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie.  Mike is an avid film, Philadelphia sports, and Nintendo enthusiast.

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Mike’s Favorite Systems: NES, N64, Wii

Mike’s Favorite NES Games: The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man 1-6, Super Mario Bros. 3, Contra, Blades of Steel, R.C. Pro-Am, Tecmo Super Bowl

Mike’s Favorite Games From Other Systems: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007, Super Smash Bro. Brawl, Mega Man X, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Soul Caliber, Metroid Prime Trilogy

About Gamester81

John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007