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Father of Pac-Man dies at 91

The father of the world's most iconic arcade game Pac-Man, Masaya Nakamura, has died at the age of 91. Nakamura founded the Japanese company Namco in 1954, which began as two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks. The company launched Pac-Man in 1980, …
Kat Hall, 30 Jan 2017

WTF happened to Pac-Man?

Antique Code Show During the finale of this season’s King of the Nerds, one of the nerd challenges was to complete the first level of Pac-Man in a set time. I was delighted to see they were playing the original arcade version, albeit on an iPad. Pac-Man: original and best? Pac-Man: original and best? Pac-Man is 34 years old this year. With …
Lucy Orr, 21 Apr 2014
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Game over for Atari? One life left as biz files for bankruptcy protection

Atari Interactive Inc has sought protection from US creditors, 41 years after Nolan Bushnell’s gaming legend was born with Pong. Atari has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a provision in US law that’ll enable the struggling biz to operate and potentially restructure without those it owes calling in their debts. The …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 2013
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Second PAC-MAN orbiting SATURN: Local absence of dots explained

NASA's Cassini mission has discovered a second Pac-Man moon in the Saturn system: Tethys. Pac-Man moons in the Saturn system Cassini already spotted the Pac-Man thermal shape on the Mimas moon in 2010, and this second shape - found in Tethys, one of Saturn's 62 icy moons - shows that warmer areas in this pattern could be …
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Dizzy: the Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Antique Code Show Resident Evil is considered a classic by many. But did you know that the design of the first three games was popularised ten years prior by a little eggy wegg? Dizzy was never actually conceived as an egg. His rotund form emerged merely as a way for Philip and Andrew Oliver to more easily spin the little fellow during his …
Andy Davies, 4 Jan 2012

World's Biggest Pac-Man keeps growing

Want to relive those magic pill-munching days of dark rooms and repetitive electronic music? Then have a bash at The World's Biggest Pac-Man, an online version of the popular game that experiences continuous growth through user contributions. TWBP is a universe of custom levels that connect to one another and can be navigated …
Caleb Cox, 21 Apr 2011
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Boffins play 'Pac-Man' with tiny living organisms

Topflight boffins in America have well and truly gasted the world's flabber by building a sort of miniaturised live arena version of Pac-Man, in which players guide minuscule single-celled organisms to gobble up little balls. The game of 'Pac-mecium' being played. Credit: L A Cicero, Stanford University News Service …
Lewis Page, 17 Jan 2011
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Google hails Pac-Man with retro gaming homepage

Google, which famously changes the logo on its homepage to suit special occasions, has gone a step further to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man. Out goes the standard Google logo - in comes a playable version of the game. Pac-Man Google Google dot dot dot dot dot dot com This 'Googlised' Pac-Man features a …
Caleb Cox, 21 May 2010
Pac-Man anniversary

Swindon prepares for pill-popping, ghost-fleeing tournament

Human Pac-Man descends on Swindon tomorrow. Here's a picture of the dress rehearsal. Pac-Man Anniversary Swindon gamers take pill consumption to new levels Members of the public can control a real-life Pac-Man. How? You have to be there to find out. And Why? It's part of the Museum of Computing celebrations for Pac-Man's …
Caleb Cox, 21 May 2010
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Come to Swindon - and play Human Pac-Man

Saturday 22 May is the 30th anniversary* of Pac-Man, the seminal arcade video game from Namco Games, and the Museum of Computing at Swindon has cooked up three events to celebrate. Weirdest - or most imaginative - is the "Human Pac-Man", played in a maze constructed for the occasion in Swindon town centre's Wharf Green. Says …
Drew Cullen, 12 May 2010
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Probe spots Pac-Man on Saturnian Death Star

The Cassini spacecraft has sent back some unexpected surface temperature data from Saturnian moon Mimas - a satellite previous dubbed the "Death Star" for its prominent Herschel Crater, but now demonstrating its allegiance may lie more with Pac-Man than Star Wars: Cassini images of the temperature on Mimas. Pic: NASA Cassini …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2010

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