The thrill of realizing you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls. It’s so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your…
This holiday season, a lucky few can ride around one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist spots in a Pac-Man shaped rickshaw.
SethBling is a master at making games do amazing things. He’s managed to inject the code for Flappy Bird into Super Mario World and created a bot that learned how to play Mario. Now, he’s built a working Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft. And he’s done it all without any mods.
Today, Facebook introduced ‘Instant Games’ to its Messenger service. Pac-Man, Galaga, Zookeeper and 14 other titles will be readily available from the controller icon in your Facebook Message box or on your Newsfeed’s “Instant Games” tab.
You touch a ghost unaffected by a Power Pellet, and you die. That’s how it was. That’s how it should always be. This is madness, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2.
Giving one of the world’s most iconic video game characters a makeover for his latest mobile game, Bandai Namco have created a Pac-Man that really works with today’s more minimalist cartoon sensibilities. Or he’s just really damn cute.
In wholly unexpected but totally awesome news, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is hitting PS4, Xbox One, and PC this September. One of the new additions is an adventure mode that has you fighting huge bosses. Neat.
If you’re going to study the behavior patterns of unicellular protozoans and predatory pseudocoelomates in a microscopic 3D environment, you might as well have a little fun with it.
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.