I Can Never Look At Pac-Man The Same Way Again

Illustration for article titled I Can Never Look At emPac-Man/em The Same Way Again

In fact, come to that, I may simply never look at Pac-Man again. It's just too horrifying.

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Zach Weiner's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic crosses the generation gap between an arcade-loving man and a desensitized modern-day kid. Arcade games? Boring? Oh no. Arcade games are terrifying.

"Pacman," the man explains, "is the story of a man who wakes up one day to find he is nothing but a mouth." And the ghosts? They envy the living, and their ability to eat. The sordid tale creates a whole new level of 8-bit existential horror. Maybe the horror movie interpretation isn't so far off, after all. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go play something less creepy for a while to clear the horror away. Like BioShock or maybe Resident Evil.

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Scroll down or hit up the site for the full comic, but just know that it may ruin Pac-Man forever for you, too.

Old Video Games [Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal]


Illustration for article titled I Can Never Look At emPac-Man/em The Same Way Again

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is a real rollercoaster. When I go on the site and read the archives, they seem boring, and then I see a post like this that shows a really funny, really smart strip. And repeat.

Anyway, this strip rocks.