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I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us...
It's probably the 12-year-old in me that digs this new commercial for PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2. Burping with force waves? Cool. Sound effect stand-ins for farts? Love it. The scream-y Ask Ketchum/Naruto voice over narrator? Tops, man.  Not going to lie: I've watched this more than once. I'm also pretty proud of my screenshot of the boy belching.
Namco Bandai has launched its Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign in cooperation with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  They plan to raise awareness through gameplay in their range of mobile titles, with the highlight...
This week on Steam, you can check out the superb Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ for free as Namco plays the part of a "friendly" drug dealer. The promotion lasts until Monday at 10:00am Pacific and in that time the game and...
Pac-Man being in the new Super Smash Bros. is pretty wild, but apparently it's been a long time coming. In his column in Weekly Famitsu, series creator Masahiro Sakurai explained that Miyamoto wanted the world's mos...
If our attempts at Sonic fanfiction aren't enough to give you nightmares, then perhaps this bizarre Pac-Man figure complete with a segmented tongue can act as today's fuel for the most unsettling sleep of your life. Available...
Hot on the heels of the Pac-Man reveal for Super Smash Bros., classic titles featuring Bandai Namco's lovable mascot have popped up on the Wii U eShop. The Game Boy Advance Pac-Man Collection is presently available for $4.89, while the NES version of Pac-Land is on offer for $3.49. Time to get packing!
During a roundtable presentation at E3 this evening, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed Pac-Man as a playable character in Nintendo's upcoming Wii U and 3DS fighter. The Bandai Namco mascot will be receiving...
Coming to PS3, 360, Wii U, and 3DS this fall, a sequel to "an emotionless venture that's devoid of any soul or effort." I guess Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which is based on the new Pac-Man television series, did well enough to warrant a sequel.
Let's not beat around the bush here -- with the new Pac-Man Museum compilation, you're getting a bunch of really old games you've most likely played before, a few you probably already own, and Pac-Man Battle Royale....
Pac-Man Museum, released today on Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade, caught my eye this morning. It was my first time hearing about the game and the $19.99 price stood out. What could a compilation like this po...
Have you somehow not had enough Pac-Man in your life yet? Well Bandai Namco has just the compilation for you, as Pac-Man Museum is set to hit the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms on February 26th (the PS3 gets it on ...
Namco Bandai's European wing recently registered a new set of domains, unearthing eight titles that potentially could see western releases in the not too distant future. The batch includes a domain for a Short Peace game, ind...
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ will arrive on Steam next month. It's a game some of us own already, but one I'll happily buy again now that most of my gaming happens on a PC these days. Really, I just can't be bothered...
Today, Nickelodeon launched the latest show on its Saturday morning lineup: Rabbids Invasion. Teased about for years, the new program is about... the Rabbids, and they do... things. Ummmm... yeah, that's basically the gist o...
We covered the newly-announced Pac-Man game at E3, and while Brett's assessment wasn't positive, I was shocked most by the belch that Pac-Man lets loose at the end of each stage, from which the eyeballs of his consumed ghostl...
"I think we have a demographic for it," I was told by a Namco Bandai PR rep. Let me back up -- mere moments earlier, he asked what I thought of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures; I returned his questioning with nothing more...
A hyper-stylized version of Pac-Man that exaggerates the violence of the rather tame arcade original? Yeah, we've gone down that road before. "Goodnight Sweet Pakman" may be no different in that regard, but I can't stop watching the opening 40 seconds over and over again. That A Night at the Roxbury head bob gets me every single time! Goodnight Sweet Pakman [YouTube]
What makes a Pac-Man game a Pac-Man game? Perhaps I'm overthinking this. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures puts the iconic character in a story built off the animated television series of the same name, which makes a lot of...
Aloha from Oahu! Working on an indie game called Munch Face for a 3 month stint in Hawaii, and this morn we're doing a code jam, and this evening a Spam Jam. Spam Jam is a real thing. It's a festival... for Spam... Anyways, o...
We've seen Post-It Note stop-motion animation before, but none quite so clean as the above video that reportedly took eleven months and 4,800 Post-Its to make. The stillness of the shots and the transitions between different...
Just don't.
Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- ...
A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The G...
Let the headline swirl in your head a bit, then come back. Indie studio Stabyourself.net has a knack for recreating classic 80s games pixel for pixel but with the application of modern physics for a wild new take on an old f...
Polygon has learned of the existence of a restaurant/gaming fusion project that may interest those of you in the US. The project, initially titled "Level 256" (the final levels of Pac-Man and Dig Dug), will deliver high-end f...
On today's completely professional, mature, and otherwise not stupid or embarrassing Destructoid Show, we discuss some very serious topics. First, a season pass is announced for Assassin's Creed III, and the first DLC will b...
Namco Bandai Europe filed a trademark for something called Pac-Man Smash!. While we can guess that this game will star our favorite little yellow chomper, what's the smash part about? Is he going to Hulk out? Or drink too muc...
Sick of those silly walls deciding your path and fate in Pac-Man? Well, you don't have to take it anymore! Namco Bandai has announced some new downloadable content for Touch My Katamari for the Playstation Vita. Among o...
Hey guys! We're back again. With a show for your faceholes. Remember last week when social gaming behemoth Zynga got busted for ripping off an indie iOS title? Well, it happened again. We've got some good news too: Capcom is...
Previously hinted at company mascots Pac-Man and Mega Man have been confirmed as PS3/PSV exclusive characters for Street Fighter X Tekken, joining Cole from inFamous, and Sony Japan mascots Toro and Kuro. Unless the 360 vers...
Check out this smart stop-motion animation by Random Encounters. It's a Pac-Man musical! Cool, right? It comes in layers. Layer 1: Oh, cool. Pac-Man. Layer 2: Woah, stop-motion with clay. Layer 3: What? Singing? Hmm. I guess...
The guys at Namco Bandai have teamed up with Japanese fashion label VAROSH to create a unique set of Pac-Man items. It ties in to the label's 2011 seasonal theme of "Electric Night," trying to implement the vivid neon colours...
Despite previously claiming that there is no way to delete the perma-save in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions without "corrupting" the game entirely, Namco Bandai has admitted that there is a secret way of wiping data safely.&...
Hey guys, today we're giving a wrap up of EVO2K news, including Capcom's next plans for the 3DS, and two new characters for Street Fighter X Tekken. There's suddenly a bunch of crazy news about Diablo III, like the addition ...
Last week, we found out that Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for 3DS had become the first game to copy Capcom's controversial single-save scheme, whereby the cartridge comes with one block of data that can never be erased. Na...
With sad predictability, it would appear that another publisher has cottoned onto the "one save file" scheme experimented with in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Namco Bandai is the unsurprising felon, with word that ...
I have fond memories of playing arcade games, spending hours on The Simpsons or X-Men, wasting my parents' hard-earned money as I fed the machine quarter after quarter in an attempt to beat one more boss or get to the next st...
Pac-Man Vs. was one of the best games for the ill-fated, Gamecube-to-Gameboy connectivity fad from the last generation of gaming. That's not really saying a lot, as the only other major releases to make use of the system was...
Namco Bandai has revealed plans to bring two of its popular franchises over to the 3DS: Pac-Man Party 3D and Ace Combat 3D. That second one is, as you might expect, a working title. No assets for either game yet, unfortunatel...
Here's a set of new screenshots for PAC-MAN & Galaga Dimensions, coming to 3DS later this summer. Half of the pics feature the Galaga: 3D Impact game, which puts you behind the gun turret for a first-person shoo...
In March of next year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open its "The Art of Video Games" exhibition. It will showcase 80 games in an exploration of 40 years of videogames. Between February and April, the Smithsonian ...
Wanna wind down before hitting the sack this evening? Play The World's Biggest Pac-Man. Built by web design crew Soap Creative to showcase the capabilities of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, The World's Biggest Pac-Man is ex...
Here's a comprehensive look at what's included in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for 3DS. Having played quite a lot of Pilotwings Resort in first-person view lately, I can certainly see the appeal to Galaga 3D Impact. It co...
To be frank, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for 3DS does not look particularly good. On the left, we have Galaga 3D, and on the right is the non-3D Pac-Man Tilt. Like I said, it's going to take some real convincing to win me...
There's old school, like PAC-MAN, and then there's really old school, like table-top gaming. Mix them and you have the bonus item in Wendy's kids' meals.  Wendy's has teamed up with Namco Bandai to promote our favorite y...
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is absolutely worth the full $10 Namco Bandai usually asks of us. But, it's on sale for half price -- the Xbox Live Arcade version, that is -- so now many of you who don't already own the stell...
Galaga is turning 30 years old this year and to celebrate, Namco Bandai is putting out Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for the 3DS. Pac-Man Tilt is a sidescrolling platformer while Galaga 3D Impact is a first-person 3D space shooter. Probably the last thing you were expecting for both those games, right? Well here's something else I wasn't expecting: I hated the 3D effect for Galaga 3D Impact.
I don't mind flipping my controllers about, but I don't love doing it with game systems. I hate doing it with my iPhone accelerometer-based games, and I'm sure I'm going to hate it on the 3DS. I suppose I can let up for some ...
While Pac-Man Championship Edition and its new DX follow-up are largely about competing for the top score among friends, I will gladly go for a portable version. Many of you will too. Tomorrow, Pac-Man CE is releasing on Play...