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Pac-Man 256

Crossy Road developer working on Pac-Man 256


I must have missed about 250 Pac-Mans
May 22
[Update: Now we have a trailer and screenshots! Disregard snark at the bottom here.] In its ongoing celebration of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary, Bandai Namco has said that Pac-Man will show up in unexpected places. The first c... read
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The day is finally here!
The moment you've all been waiting for that has been months in the making, Newstoid is finally officially here! We have all the hot scoops, hot hosts, and side-splitting laughter you could ask for. Not to mention the hot bea... read feature

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Namco's Pac-Man 35th anniversary celebration is just sad


Publisher patches the mobile port
May 20
On this day in 1980, Pac-Man debuted in Japanese arcades. Now, publisher Bandai Namco has decided to celebrate the arcade classic's 35th anniversary in the most depressing way possible. The company has passed along a note ann... read
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35th anniversary, midlife crisis
This year is the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man, a fact that will surely make your dad feel old. At a recent event in Las Vegas, Bandai Namco Entertainment said to look for Pac-Man to "show up in unexpected places this year." I've thought long and hard about where those places could be and compiled my best guesses below. Feel free to post yours in the comments! read feature

Pac-Man Google Maps photo
Pac-Man Google Maps

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man


It's still March!
Mar 31
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... read
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BRRUUAAAPPHH!


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2
Oct 14
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. read
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Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign to benefit breast cancer foundation


New maze proceeds to to foundation
Oct 01
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... read
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Pac-Man

Pac-Man CE DX+ is ridiculously good and free to play on Steam until Monday


Also on sale, if you want to buy it outright
Sep 24
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... read
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Pac dreams

Miyamoto wanted Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. Brawl


That is, the last one
Jul 03
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... read
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Pac-Man

This SDCC Pac-Man figure is the stuff of nightmares


A licky boom-boom down
Jun 23
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... read
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Pac-Man

Pac-Man Collection, Pac-Land now available on Wii U


GBA and NES games make a return on Virtual Console
Jun 11
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! read
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And he's getting his own level!
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... read feature

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New pac-Man

Namco has made another Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures


Pac it in, man
Apr 22
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. read
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You're mostly buying this for Battle Royale
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.... read feature

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Pac-Man

Pac-Man Museum out today for PSN, XBLA, and Steam


Includes previously arcade-only Battle Royale
Feb 26
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... read
Pac-Man Museum photo
Pac-Man Museum

Pac-Man Museum is a thing, coming in February


Free Ms. Pac-Man for a limited time with purchase
Jan 31
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 ... read
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Namco Bandai

Namco registers One Piece, Naruto, & Short Peace domains


Potential localizations loom on the horizon
Oct 20
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... read
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Pac-Man

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


So, you're going to want to buy this
Aug 12
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... read
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Videogame cartoons

So the new Rabbids cartoon premiered today


My thoughts on Rabbids Invasion as well as the new Pac-Man cartoon
Aug 03
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... read
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More details about Pac-Man's latest adventure
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... read feature

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How our hero has fallen
"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... read feature

Pac-Man noir photo
Pac-Man noir

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


Cock of the walk
May 25
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] read
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Pac-Man

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


Which is to say a game technically featuring Pac-Man
May 14
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... read
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Indie Games

Indie game Munch Face wants your feedback


Think Pac-Man with turrets, portals, and guns
Apr 27
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... read
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Retro animation

Retro game Post-It stop-motion animation is rad


Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong on sticky, colored paper
Apr 04
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... read
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Pac-Man

Don't touch Pac-Man


Goodbye
Mar 31
Just don't. read
Game Over, the poster photo
Game Over, the poster

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster


Hang brentalfloss' "The Game Over Tinies" up on your wall
Feb 26
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 -- ... read
The Game Over Tinies photo
The Game Over Tinies

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme


The remaining letters in brentalfloss the comic's "The Game Over Tinies"
Feb 22
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... read
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Not Pacman

Confused? It's not 'Pac-Man,' it's 'Not Pacman'


From the creator of Mari0
Jan 14
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... read
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Namco is planning a restaurant-gaming concept


Pac-Man pie?
Jan 04
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... read






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