This has been a very good year for video games, but it has been an exceptional year for books about video games—surely the best ever. I can’t tell you who will win the prestigious BAGOTY award for 2015, but Cara Ellison’s Embed With Games, Simon Parkin’s Death by Video Game, and Michael W. Clune’s Gamelife are all…
Those poor baby dinosaurs.
Walls have always been an important part of Pac-Man. Your little yellow guy (or lady) is stuck in a maze with some deadly ghosts. The walls of the maze frame the action and give it structure. So… what if one of those walls didn’t exist, and the maze became endless?
In this new Pac-Man game from the creators of Crossy Road, death by glitch is around every corner.
So this is scary.
Instead of making some classic games harder using the usual methods—more difficult and faster enemies, timed levels, broken controls—the folks at Dorkly created a special, rather unfair mode for games that weren’t necessarily famous for being impossible.
There's a new movie coming about aliens sending a bunch of old 8-bit, pixellated video game characters to Earth to kick our asses. Like almost every alien-kicking-our-asses movie, it looks pretty fun. This movie also gives the modern Mini Cooper its first real acting roles, where Minis will play the role of Pac-Man…
Pac-Man might not seem like much next to today's hyper-realistic gun, dungeon, and gungeon-packed blockbusters, but the tiny puck that aspired to manhood inhabited a surprisingly complex world. His nemeses, the ghosts, are still pretty clever, even by modern video game standards.
For the past few years, French artist Clet Abraham has been putting up removable stickers on street signs through Europe. Since late last year, he's been in Japan. And now, he's allegedly in trouble with the law.
It could be said that Los Angeles is an urban maze, a sprawl of overlapping, interlocking grids and dumpster-strewn dead ends. Yesterday, you could have also said it was a Pac-Man maze. Because it was.
Sony's big screen adaptation of Patrick Jean's outstanding games-versus-real-life animated short scored a trio of new posters today, evoking far greater majesty than a movie starring Adam Sandler has any right to.
I don't see the chat window but everything else from the achievements unlocking for pressing a button to fast travel is spot on in Lowtax's parody video.
Saying a game isn't actually a "game" has become the quick and easy way to deride games we don't like or understand. It's easy to boil down the key concepts of a game and make them sound bad.
Pac Man has been spending decades chowing down on stuff. Eating seems to come so naturally to him I never stopped to consider if he enjoys the taste of everything he eats. Apparently, neither have his owners.
The next Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, will be featuring newcomers like Mega Man, the Wii-fit exercise instructor, and the latest announcement from E3, Pac-Man. But, much like the newly announced Mii Warrior, this wasn't the first opportunity for him to join the Smash Bros. cast.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakuraihad a lot more to say during last night's E3 roundtable than just "Here's Pac-Man." Here's the entire presentation, packed with juicy tidbits the upcoming fighter.
The biggest news to hit about Smash Bros. yesterday had to be the inclusion of Pac-Man—and boy did people have a lot to say about it.
The idea that all these characters could be in the same video game would have been inconceivable in the 90s, and yet here we are. Pac-Man, Mega Man, Mario and Sonic are all in the same game.