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4:30 PM on 08.12.2013

Ghost trains! Pac-Man CE DX+ headed to Steam

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...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 08.03.2013

So the new Rabbids cartoon premiered today

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...

Tony Ponce



Belch out eyeballs of your foes in latest Pac-Man game photo
Belch out eyeballs of your foes in latest Pac-Man game
by Jayson Napolitano

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 ghostly foes spew forth.

Now, Pac-Man and the Ghost Adventures is tailored after the cartoon series, which is actually the most popular show on Disney Kids, so that should be an indication of who this game's target audience is. Still, we have some new details about the game, including its roots in the classic Pac-Man arcade titles.

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will make you sad photo
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will make you sad
by Brett Makedonski

"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 than a five-second blank stare. Fittingly, that blank stare was encapsulating of all that Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures appears to stand for -- an emotionless venture that's devoid of any soul or effort, and will simply be dismissed as an awkward misstep almost immediately.

But here we are, me telling you about a videogame that makes me twitch when I think about it, you sadly shaking your head at the shell of a character the once iconic Pac-Man has become.

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6:00 PM on 05.25.2013

Pac-Man, the cocky, pinstripe suit-wearing noir hero

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]

Tony Ponce

1:15 PM on 05.14.2013

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is what it sounds like

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...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 04.27.2013

Indie game Munch Face wants your feedback

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...

johnmasterlee

1:45 PM on 04.04.2013

Retro game Post-It stop-motion animation is rad

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...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 AM on 03.31.2013

Don't touch Pac-Man

Just don't.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster

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 -- ...

Tony Ponce





6:00 AM on 02.22.2013

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme

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...

Tony Ponce



Confused? It's not 'Pac-Man,' it's 'Not Pacman' photo
Confused? It's not 'Pac-Man,' it's 'Not Pacman'
by Tony Ponce

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 favorite. You might have played Not Tetris, an otherwise faithful copy of the Game Boy original except that now the bricks literally fall like bricks. Of course, you are probably more familiar with Mari0, in which the mustache man cheats his way through the Mushroom Kingdom with the aid of a portal gun.

Not Pacman (no hyphen) is likewise just like Pac-Man (see the hyphen?) only totally different. Instead of controlling Pac directly, you tilt the entire board with either a keyboard, mouse, gamepad, or steering wheel (dead serious!). In this version, the ghosts don't move voluntarily -- as you tilt your way to victory, you have to carefully avoid rolling one of the wayward specters into your yellow friend.

It definitely changes the way you play, even if it's than a little frustrating and will probably give you bouts of nausea. But it's free, so... yeah!

Not Pacman [Stabyourself.net via IndieGames]

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7:00 AM on 01.04.2013

Namco is planning a restaurant-gaming concept

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...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 10.03.2012

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed DLC, Star Wars, & Porno

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...

Max Scoville

9:30 AM on 04.09.2012

What the hell is Pac-Man Smash!?

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...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 03.13.2012

Tear down the walls with new Touch My Katamari DLC

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...

Hiroko Yamamura