For subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online, you’re in for a treat tomorrow, as Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man 99 launches tomorrow free on the service. Players will be able to switch between eight different strategies and send Jammer Pac-Man to get in your opponents’ way. You can eat Power Pellets to turn ghosts blue and make them vulnerable. After eating the blue ghosts, Jammer Pac-Man is sent to block your opponents. Read more for the announcement trailer and additional information.
Remember Pizza Hut restaurants back in the 1980s, when there was still an arcade games section? If so, the fast food chain wants to bring back that nostalgic feeling with their new “Newstalgia” campaign. Order a large Tastemaker pizza to get a limited edition box, and then simply scan the QR code to play a unique augmented reality PAC-MAN game. You’ll also be able to enter a sweepstakes by following the on-screen prompts for your chance to win an actual PAC-MAN arcade cabinet. Read more to see the box in-action and for additional information.
NVIDIA Research has developed a new AI model, called NVIDIA GameGAN, that can generate a fully functional version of Pac-Man, even without understanding a game’s fundamental rules. It was trained on 50,000 episodes of the game, and since GameGAN consists of two competing neural networks – a generator and a discriminator – these GAN-based models are capable of learning to create new content that’s convincing enough to pass for the original. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Tiny Arcade Pac-Man Miniature Game may be small, but it’s a fully-functional machine, and can be picked up for $12.85 shipped, today only, originally $21.99. It’s truly a tiny device – measures less than 4 x 2 x 2 inches with a 1 1/2 x 1 inch screen – and offers authentic gameplay that you grew to love, complete with full color as well as sounds effects. Move Pac-Man through each screen using the tiny joystick and buttons to chomp his way through the maze, avoid ghosts, or gobble the power pellets. Product page. Read more for hands-on gameplay footage and additional information.
OppoSuits unveils their latest creation, a Pac-Man suit that pays tribute to the “little yellow man with a big mouth,” complete with jacket, pants, and tie. This stylish piece features hundreds of ghosts, power pellets, and Pac-Man himself traversing one gigantic maze. Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. It is also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Pac-Man is most often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. That’s not all, it’s also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s. This is what the main character would look like in real-life. Continue reading to see ten more example of video games invading real-life.
If you’ve got a broken desk like the one above, some pushpins, a notepad, and some artistic skill, it will take very little effort to transform the furniture piece into a video game masterpiece. Continue reading to see how this geek did it.
If you’re a Pac-Man fan with $600 to spare, this ukulele should be added to your shortlist. Every single one is custom made to order by Paul Celentano and looks exactly like the Pac-Man character you’ve seen in the games. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Here’s a rare look at the original Pac-Man video game blueprints that were used during development. Yes, what you see on the left is a maze design that didn’t quite make the cut, and rightfully so, due to its closed-in design. Continue reading for two up-close shots.
Technically speaking Pac-Man “is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.” Now this is what the game would look like as a real-life, wearable dress. Click here to see more of today’s most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. Continue reading to see a baby ping pong master.