The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the ‘80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you’re a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto…
Have you ever played Pac-Man for an ungodly amount of time, and thought to yourself, “This would be even better if my savings were on the line”? First of all, are you OK? And second of all, the gambling industry is about to grant your wish.
Pac-Man 3D Cookies are the most popular exclusive product in the Shinjuku VR Zone gift shop. The images of Pac-Man and Blinky on the cookies are printed in red-blue 3D, so when you pop on the included goggles, your food jumps out at you. Guaranteed to be better than that curry.
While trying out Mario Kart VR et cetera at Bandai Namco’s VR Zone Shinjuku yesterday, I visited the cafe inside the virtual reality arcade. I was about to make a mistake.
Six people from Santa Clara, California have been arrested and charged with selling arcade cabinets full of “counterfeit games”, which they are alleged to have been profiting off to live like rock stars.
If you’ve ever had the very specific fantasy of playing Ms. Pacman on your neighborhood streets, there’s good news. The Google Maps phone app will let you transform anywhere into a playable Ms. Pacman stage.
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.