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I like this design, but something about it seems a little bit unfinished to me, know what I mean? Maybe I’d prefer if if there were more colour in there, I’m not sure. Still, it’s pretty cool.

Costiness=$24.60 Buy it at MySoti


When Andy (the other one) wrote a hands-on review of Godmode Clothing back in February he felt that “everything that they put together was nothing less than outstanding.” From the quality of the shirt down to the video game box packaging, but these extras did come at a price.

For their latest release they have done away with the awesome packaging and created four ‘common’ tees that aren’t as rare (these are limited edition tees), and because of this they’ve dropped the price down to a very reasonable $20 for the shirt. I think it’s a good idea to have differing pricing levels in your store, some people are going to want the full package and a limited edition shirt, whereas some people just want to enjoy a design and don’t care how many other people own it.


I like this shirt, but I am absolutely kicking myself that I can’t remember what game it is referencing. Can any of you guys put me out of my misery?

Costiness=$18 Buy it at Etsy


Hands-on Review: 8BIT t-shirts

by Chris_S on April 14, 2013

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Retro has become a huge niche market in almost all areas – t-shirts included. And one t-shirt company out of Ireland are taking advantage of that rise in popularity of all things retro.

8BIT has a collection of carefully designed tees based on the glory days of retro gaming. The 8-bit era produced some of the best games and established the modern-day industry as it stands now. Their limited edition run of shirts (snap them up quick: there are only four designs, and each design only has 100 or 125 versions) appeal to the kind of person who lived through the 8-bit era the first time round, and now wants to show their love for their childhood with a beautifully crafted piece of clothing.

That care in the end product comes as soon as you receive the package. Your tee is encased in a brilliant white box, sturdy enough to keep the quarry inside clean and tidy but not too heavy.

And once you open the box, and take aside the tissue paper and the cool postcard with an old-school Gameboy on a washed out beach, you realise that the shirt inside is pretty great, too. The design I received was ‘001 – Grace’ (€30) which is a limited print run of 125 (mine was #19).


It’s a luscious representation of the kind of huge sprites from the classic era of 8-bit games that you grew up with; this footballer performing an overhead kick could have been ripped right out of something like Amiga’s Sensible Soccer franchise.

The quality is great, as you’d expect from a company so invested in producing the great packaging they do. The tiny touches such as a nicely presented package are one of the best ways to separate the wheat from the chaff in an industry where the ability to enter it is becoming ever lower. Those who take pride in their work will make sure to present it neatly.

The tee is a thick, soft one, and it holds up well in a wash. Overall, if the bright lights of the 1980s and early 90s gaming world is your thing, you should head on over to 8BIT and grab yourself a tee.

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You can put hipster glasses on asteroids all you want, it;’s not going to change the fact that if there is a massive asteroid out there on a collision course with the Earth we’re all doomed. Makes you wonder if t-shirts are all that important, really. Tees $14.95 this week rising to $19.95 next week at Snorg.


Post image for Sexy Oil, Game of Thrones, Assassin’s Creed, and The Royal Tenenbaums at BustedTees this week

Pretty good week from BustedTees, I don’t like the ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil’ shirt, but that’s just me, it has the feel of a shirt your Uncle would wear, except the artwork is too good. Everything else is just fine and dandy by me.


back to the future t-shirt

I can’t call this a vintage week at Tshirt Laundry, though the 8-Bit Angels design isn’t without it’s charms, which is a bit annoying since it’s not available as a tee. Don’t forget that these shirts as well as everything else in their store are $14 in their Valentine’s sale.


Post image for Die Hard, Halo, Django, and the Walking Dead t-shirts at BustedTees this week

If you’re wondering why the Die Hard shirt says “Mister Falcon” instead of the rather more well known and more NSFW version, it’s because in the edited for TV version that is the word phrase that was dubbed over the original. The more you know!



8-bit Bowser t-shirt from 80sTees

by Andy on January 22, 2013

8-bit mario bowser t-shirt

Looks like 80sTees have had a redesign of their site to be a bit more modern as the old version was looking a bit early-2000s.

This 8-bit design is fairly simple, but it works and it appeals to the part of me that doesn’t get to play videogames enough.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


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Pengew Apparel specializes in ultra cute, simplistic, and stylized designs. With so many video game tees being downright embarrassing to wear. Pengew is striving to give gamers a little pride when displaying their favorite game character on their chest. Keeping it simple.

Andy: Cute stuff, thanks for the submission!


Post image for Pokemon, Mario and the Legend of Zombie as Split Reason go gaming

I’m sure we’ve seen that ‘Legend of Zombie’ design at a couple of the daily site before, but I think the other two designs might be making the debut at Split Reason as part of this latest release.


Three new tees for gamers at 604Republic

by Andy on December 4, 2012

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Looks like 604Republic are getting a bit nostalgic for the golden age of gaming. All three shirts are $23 a piece and available now.


Post image for ‘Abstract Mortal Kombat’ t-shirt by AshRB at MySoti

Slightly less recognisable than some of the other abstract tees I’ve posted based on pop culture characters (well, to me at least), but still very cool.

Costiness=$22.96 Buy it at MySoti


Post image for Classic gaming characters as zombies, Star Wars goes frat boy, and a pumpkin carving competition at Split Reason

The few times I’ve attempted to carve a pumpkin I’ve been ecstatic if the result looks anything like a face, so I don’t think I’d fair particularly well in this contest at Split Reason, but I bet you creative guys can do a lot better than me, and if you’re carving a pumpkin anyway you might as well submit a photo of it considering the prizes are pretty impressive.

I like the zombie takes on the classic gaming characters (the shirts are on pre-order, shipping in one or two weeks), but the quality of those designs just serves to make that Star Wars design look poor.


Post image for Alines, Grand Theft Otter, Demolition Man and $12 shirts at Tshirt Laundry this week

Grand Theft Otter is such a reach of a pun that it almost ruins the other two well designed shirts at Tshirt Laundry this week for me, and be sure to check out their whole range as it’s all $12 a piece as part of their back to school sale.


a-z video games t-shirt

I’ve enjoyed the other A-Z shirts that A Better Tomorrow have produced and this gaming version if no different, though I think it’s a bit harder for me to guess that names compared to the superhero version. The names are listed on the product page, but feel free to have your fun in the comments trying to guess the characters and games.

Costiness=€22 (earlybird) Buy it at ABT


All the pop culture hits Split Reason

by Andy on August 4, 2012

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They’re certainly covering a lot of bases on Split Reason with this latest release, but good on them it’s their niche and they’re all nice shirts.


funny nes zapper gun t-shirt

Another solid and funny design from Glennz as usual. I actually have a working zapper under my TV right now, I haven’t used it for years but I’m sure it scores me lots of geek points.

Costiness=$16.95 Buy it at Glennz


star wars asteroids t-shirt

Being the tee geek that I am the thing which I find extra interesting about these three Star Wars t-shirts from Super7 is that they’re produced in conjunction with Mighty Fine, which means that you need have no guilty qualms, these are an officially licensed garment. Very cool designs, and all original concepts as far as I’m aware. They will first be on sale to the hordes at Comic Con this weekend (at booth #4729), but I presume that they’ll make their way online soon enough.


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