You have to have a heart for 8 bit. I used to sleep with my gameboy on so I could hear its sweet melodic bleepy noises all night. Local musician Math You has had years of experience producing [8bit] electronic music from hardware. He frequently plays the Frequencee Minde Controlle : Rockin' In any case check out this awesome live mix.
MATH YOU - LIVE @ F.M.C
Asus Eee PC running Renoise and Glitch VST (8bit synths)
Apple Macbook running Reason (acid synths/basslines)
Korg ER-1 (drums)
Behringer MXB1002 10 Channel Mixer