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'Pac-Man Smash' trademarked in Europe

Namco Bandai filed a European trademark (number 010786341) for something called "Pac-Man Smash!" suggesting that, finally, Namco is making a spinoff game based on Pac-Man. All right, maybe there's not enough information in the trademark listing to do much other than joke about the ubiquity of games...

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SoulCalibur 5's upcoming DLC has maid costumes, more swimsuits

So, remember how SoulCalibur 5 is getting monthly costume DLC starting next month, and how we were absolutely positive it wouldn't be what we were expecting? Well, turns out this first pack is actually exactly what we expected, in that it's mostly random goofiness and fanservice. The new array of...

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These games inspired Cliff Bleszinski, John Romero, Will Wright, and Sid Meier

Everyone in the industry has a story about their formative experiences with video games, but Jon-Paul Dyson, the director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, was a bit more blunt than most. "Great artists don't borrow. They steal," Dyson said, borrowing a quote from...

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Street Fighter X Tekken's Pac-Man and Mega Man hit PS3s on March 13

As we learned a few months ago, the PS3 and Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken will include the two best/worst characters ever to grace a fighting game: Original Box-Art Mega Man, and Mecha-Mokujin Pac Man. These characters won't be available out of the box, however; both hilarious callbacks...

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A waka waka down memory lane: the 1982 Pac-Man cartoon

With a new Pac-Man cartoon on the way to television, there's no more opportune time to go back and re-examine the last Pac-Man cartoon, produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1982 and 1983. If you were too young to enjoy this stuff when it was fresh, get a very small bowl of popcorn and take in the...

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Pac-Man's 'Adventure Begins' next year in new animated series

At its E3 2010 party -- a 30th anniversary celebration for Pac-Man -- Namco Bandai showed the pilot for a 3D animated series, produced by former Marvel exec Avi Arad. The show disappeared like a ghost monster's body until today, when Namco Bandai announced a deal for the show to appear on Disney XD...

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Street Fighter X Tekken trailer reveals new characters, teases ... Pac-Man in Vita version

Capcom released a new Street Fighter X Tekken trailer, showing new characters for the crossover fighter, including Balrog, Juri, Vega, Paul, Law, and Xiaoyu. But that's not important right now. What is important is a tease for the Vita version at the end of the trailer, which shows...

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The most adorable game of real-life Pac-Man you'll see today

As further proof that geek Dads are the very best Dads, YouTube user nglemb demonstrates that all you need to forge a lasting Father-son memory with your progeny is painter's tape, mini-marshmallows and a little imagination....

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Pac-Man: The Musical is great, made of clay

When you think of Pac-Man, you probably think of the yellow legend gobbling up ghosts. But what about Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde? Turns out they've been trying to eat Pac-Man this whole time too. Who knew?...

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NintendoWare Weekly: Pac-Man, Trenches Generals

In case you missed it yesterday, the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program has officially launched. Those who signed up to the eShop before August 11 can now download ten NES games from the eShop, though it's an annoying process. If you can't get into the 3DS Embassy, it's a much less exciting week....

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