pac-man

The 10 most important Japanese video games ever made

Has any other country given more to video games than Japan?

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Is Tokyo’s cool-looking Pac-Man curry as terrible-tasting as we’d heard?【Taste test】

We ignored the advice of one reviewer who said to “never, ever eat” the video game-inspired dish, but was our courageous decision a foolish one too?

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Pac-Man rickshaw is back! This time to eat in Osaka’s Shinsekai district

Back due to popular demand and this time in Osaka, Pac-Man will give a few lucky passengers a ride as it chases takoyaki.

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Pac-Man rickshaw rides available for a limited time around Asakusa’s famous Senso-ji temple

The magical rides include mysterious “invisible” ghosts chasing the carriage, which can be seen by passers-by.

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Soon, you’ll be able to play Pac-Man in virtual reality for just a couple of bucks

A Japanese startup is working with Bandai Namco to rework the classic arcade game into an immersive virtual reality experience—using a touch-control VR headset that will cost under US$20.

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Four-century-old Japanese leatherworker creates stylish line of Pac-Man lacquer wallets, pouches

Forget Pac-Man fever, it’s time for Pac-Man fashion!

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Pac-Man ghosts were almost all the same color — red

The four different-coloured ghosts are immediately recognizable characters in “Pac-Man,” but Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde could have been all one shade if the president and cofounder of the video game company that created Pac-Man had his way.

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Google knows you’re no April Fool, so they offer you Pac-Man playable in Google Maps

You may remember Google’s April Fools’ challenge last year, since it was pretty epic. If you missed it, Google came out with a game where you could search for Pokemon on the Google Maps app on your mobile device. It got rave reviews and it’s such a shame that it was only available for a limited time.

This year, Google is reaching out to a slightly older generation of video game lovers, letting us play Pac-Man on real streets of Google Maps!! Of course, being Google and April Fools’ Day, there is a catch, but more or less, you can transform neighborhoods into Pac-Man game screens.

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Chocolate Stand Owner Claims ‘Product is Original’, Skillfully Dodges Questions About Pac-Man

This is slowly turning out to be quite a week for sightings of unlicensed use of videogame characters. Just yesterday we brought you news of a smartphone game whose lead character looked so much like Nintendo’s green dinosaur Yoshi that the company stepped in and demanded that changes be made, and now our overseas RocketNews24 representative brings us photos of a food vendor in the Philippines whose stand and wares are plastered with a name and character that bear an uncanny likeness to Japan’s beloved dot-munching arcade hero, Pac-Man!

This boxed chocolates vendor was spotted selling from a small booth in the middle of a shopping center in the Philippines’ capital city of Manila. Unless the vendor is somehow affiliated with Namco, this has got to be brand theft! Smelling a story among all of the tasty-looking sweets, our courageous reporter went forth and confronted the sales clerk. Read More