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Review: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

Bandai Namco has done such a wonderful job revitalizing Pac-Man. It's gotten to the point where even if you weren't all that into the original decades-old game, you're still liable to succumb to Pac-Man fever. The Championship Edition serie...   read

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Pop some pellets with Pac-Man's dog

I've seen a lot of live-action versions of classic video games before, but rarely have I seen one as adorable as this. A new YouTube series called Animal Arcade posted its first video today, and well, I don't want to spoil it for you.  ...   read

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 drops September 13

Bandai Namco has earned enough goodwill with Pac-Man Championship Edition and its follow-ups that I was wholeheartedly down for the sequel coming into the announcement trailer. What a game! For the sequel, the ghost trains are back alongsi...   read

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Pac-man Championship Edition is getting a sequel with hella huge bosses!

YES! YES! YES! YES! One of my favorite retro remakes is getting a proper sequel in Pac-man Championship Edition 2! Not only will there be the classic modes from the original game, but a new adventure mode that has you chasing fast mov...   read

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Pac-Man 256
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Review: Pac-Man 256

The Pac is back! Is it whack? Let's take a crack and find out, jack.    read

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Pac-Man CE 2

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 spotted on Korean ratings board

I will spread the good word of Pac-Man Championship Edition and its ilk for as long as I can type (these fingers aren't arthritic yet!). It is a modern classic -- truly one of the best arcade games I've played, new or old -- and I say that ...   read

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Pac-Man 256
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Pac-Man 256 is coming to consoles and PC with multiplayer

I missed Hipster Whale's Pac-Man 256 on mobile, but an upgraded port with four-player local co-op and the ability to play with a gamepad by default sounds pretty good, actually. Publisher Bandai Namco is releasing the game on PlayStation 4...   read

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Namco's Arcade Game Series kicks off next week on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Do I need to buy Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, or Dig Dug yet again? No, not really. But the chance to do so is about to present itself through new ports for PlayStation 4, Steam, and Xbox One, and I can't be held accountable for my late-ni...   read

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Symphony of the Night
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now playable on Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is chugging along, and it gets a couple of great titles this week. According to a tweet from Xbox's Major Nelson, Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are now available on Xbox One. I ca...   read

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Pac-Man Funko

These Funko Pac-Man figures are distressing

The hell is up with Ms. Pac-man here? Why is Pac-Man all square? These Funko figures of the classic pill popping arcade icons are up to their knees in the uncanny valley and I don't appreciate it one bit. Personally, I've never understood w...   read


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Pac-Man 256

Pac-Man 256, from the developers of Crossy Road, is out now

Developer Hipster Whale hit it big with Crossy Road, and for good reason -- it's a fantastic little mobile game. Now they're back with Pac-Man 256, which sees the iconic character in an endless runner format, wacka-ing his way to the top of...   read

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Pac-Man 256 turns infamous glitch into gameplay

Namco has finally managed to do something with Pac-Man that is not hopelessly sad. Here's an extended look at Hipster Whale's (Crossy Road) Pac-Man 256 out of gamescom. It's coming this summer to iPhone, iPad, Google Play and Amazon. The ...   read

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Poor Pac-Man

Pac-Man wants to eat your diapers

Pac-Man reminds me of a child actor whose star burned too bright. Much like that cute kid from that one movie, Pac-Man fell on hard times after his crippling meth addiction landed him in rehab. Nowadays, the poor guy can been seen eating ou...   read

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Wow, I CANNOT believe Namco's Pac-Man redesign

I've been seeing this (above) and similar images all over the 'net and I am stunned that Namco would choose to redesign an iconic character like Pac-Man so dramatically. I mean, the arms and legs in all those earlier 3D Pac-Man adventures w...   read

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Pac-Man 256
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Crossy Road developer working on Pac-Man 256

[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 concrete piece o...   read

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Newstoid #1
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The Witcher 3: Oculus Porn feat. Pac-Man, Bowser, ZeRo and Newt Gingrich! Newstoid #1

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 beats from communi...   read

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

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 announcing the exi...   read

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Pac-Man's midlife crisis

Pac-Man to show up in unexpected places this year, let's guess where

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...   read

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Pac-Man Google Maps

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man

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 with a playabl...   read

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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? Top...   read


Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign to benefit breast cancer foundation

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 of the campaig...   read

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

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 its DLC are 66...   read

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Pac dreams

Miyamoto wanted Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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 most famous pizza ...   read

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This SDCC Pac-Man figure is the stuff of nightmares

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 for purchase a...   read

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

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, ...   read

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