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Eye Strain is a Small Price to Pay For Having My Own Tiny Video Game Arcade

The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the ‘80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you’re a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto your desk—without having to keep a pile of change on hand. Read More >>

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One of the Largest Jigsaw Puzzles in the World Made Harder as Video Game Stop Motion

“Wildlife” is a very big jigsaw puzzle. Clocking in 33,600 pieces, it ranks among the largest manufactured jigsaw puzzles in the world and will set you back over £300. But if you think it’s hard enough to do on its own, imagine turning it into a stop motion movie of classic video games while you assemble it. Read More >>

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Playing Retro Games on These Tiny Arcade Cabinets Is Still More Fun Than on a Smartphone

The thrill of realising you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls. It’s so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your pocket, in addition to your phone. Read More >>

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This Pac-Man Game Shows The Ghost’s Artificial Intelligence At Work As You Play

Cheating at games is nothing new. But we can be more creative than, say, simple invincibility. Take this version of the classic title Pac-Man by Shaun Williams, which lets you see the ghost’s pathing mechanic in real-time as you smash down those delicious yellow dots. Read More >>

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What Happens When You Get a Perfect Score on Pac-Man Will Blow Your Mind

Billy Mitchell takes video games very seriously. He’s been called one of the greatest arcade gamers ever, and there’s even a documentary about his insane high score in Donkey Kong called The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Read More >>

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Ghosts Should Still Fear a Single Pixel Pac-Man

At 35 years old, Pac-Man has managed to remain a popular video game for decades. If only his dated graphics weren’t really showing their age. Instead of giving the yellow hero a facelift, though, Hackaday’s Mike Szczys has instead made the game’s graphics even simpler with his 1-Pixel Pac-Man de-make that you can build yourself. Read More >>

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Light Your Maze of a Bedroom With a Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the washing-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this colour-changing pixelated lamp will actually help you get around in the dark. Read More >>

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First-Person Pac-Man In Your Browser Is Simply Terrifying

I've never really thought of Pac-Man as a horror game. Innocently chomping away, dodging ghosts from a top-down view is pretty tame. But taken from a first-person view, where you simply don't know what's around the next corner, is a whole new horrifying ball game. Read More >>

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Why Are There Mysterious Pac-Men on Saturn’s Moons?

After discovering Pac-Man on the Death Staraka Mimas—NASA has discovered a new Pac-Man in Tethys. And they still don't know why the hell this shape appears, but they have a theory: Read More >>

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Real-Life Pac-Man Racers: Waka Waka Not Included

Countless gamers have fantasised about driving the Warthog from Halo, or wielding Link's sword from The Legend of Zelda series. But a considerably smaller contingency of video game enthusiasts have thought the same thing about Pac-Man. And that's probably why the real-life version of the classic game has only been brought to life via a set of novel remote control racers. Read More >>

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Pac-Man Ghost Salt and Pepper Pots Are Your Retro-Kitchen-Essentials Deals of the Day

Take a look at your dinner table. Pretty mundane isn't it? Sure, there are knives, forks, spoons, and a few plates and that – but is there anything to remind you of vintage arcade game Pac-Man? No, no there isn't. Read More >>

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Guess What Those Crafty Koreans Hid Inside Their LG Logo

When LG rebranded itself from Lucky Goldstar it needed a new logo, one that captured the South Korean company’s happy-go-lucky spirit. It came up with its ‘smiling face’ logo, but secretly it was just thinking waka waka. Read More >>

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Galactic Pac-Man Chomps Dots Across the Night’s Sky

The universe is full of incredibly beautiful sights, but they're all designated with dull official codes like NGC 281. Thankfully some stargazers have a little imagination, and have nicknamed the nebula above after the original dot-chomper, Pac-Man. Can you see it? Read More >>