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Sonic the Hedgehog box art illustrator Greg Martin passes away

Prolific video game cover artist Greg Martin has passed away, a personal friend announced at the NintendoAge forum this week. Martin illustrated many iconic video game covers throughout the 1990s, establishing distinctive looks for Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series characters and Namco's Pac-Man,...

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ munches on Steam on Sept. 25

2010's re-imagining of the Pac-Man series is adding to its train-of-a-name on September 25 when it launches on Steam for $10 as Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+. DX+ will add four courses, two songs and a trio of skin packs that mimic sights and sounds from Dig Dug, Rally-X and the Pac-Man and ...

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures chomps North America this fall

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will launch this fall on PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360, with a special side-scrolling version coming to 3DS, Namco Bandai announced. The game takes inspiration from the TV show of the same name, which is slated to begin airing June 17 on Disney XD. Pac-Man and th...

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Pac-Man goes free to play on Android

Pac-Man was always sort of like a free-to-play game – you had to pay into an arcade machine each time you wanted to try. Now, 32 years later, it's free-to-play for real on Android, with Pac-Man + Tournaments. The game includes the original Pac-Man for free, along with a new "Tournaments" mod...

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Video to board games: WoW Trivial Pursuit, Skylanders Monopoly, more

USAopoly has a lineup of new board games for the American International Toy Fair in New York City on February 10, including the following ones based on video game franchsies: Monopoly: Skylanders, Risk: Mass Effect Galaxy at War Edition, Risk: Plants vs. Zombies, Yahtzee: Pac-Man Collector's Editio...

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NintendoWare Weekly: Aero Porter, Pac-Man

This week, the second of Level-5's bite-sized collaborations arrives on 3DS: Yoot Saito's airport puzzle game Aero Porter. It's accompanied by the Virtual Console release of the NES version of Pac-Man, a game we do not mind having portable access to. Find the full list of 3DS eShop and DSiWare rele...

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Ohio State University marching band salutes video games

The half-time show for last night's Ohio State University vs. Nebraska game included some familiar faces amidst all the fancy footwork. OSU's show paid tribute to a range of video games, beautifully executed in sight and sound, featuring Pokemon, Mario Bros., Tetris, Halo, Zelda and Pac-Man. We d...

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Pac-Man survey asks fans to choose look of new game

Namco Bandai is asking fans to vote on the look of a new Pac-Man game. In a short survey on the Pac-Man Facebook page, users can vote for one of the above visual styles. The next question asks respondents which platform they play casual games on, while the third asks whether or not they're between ...

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Post-It Notes deliver paper Mario stop-motion escapade

Here's a clever piece of stop-motion animation, featuring magical Post-It Notes that bring Mario to life and Pac-Man to his demise....

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Today's old car junk is tomorrow's video game controller

Every unused car part you have is basically living in your place, rent free. Did you know that? How do we keep letting this junk get away with that? Well, here's an idea: turn that lazy junk into working video game hardware. Jason Torchinsky did just that, using an old power seat controller from an...

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