The Vintage Videogames That You Still Want To Play

The world of videogames is a high turnover one, with new tech, stories, and characters constantly coming out. But that doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the classics. » 7/28/14 4:20pm 7/28/14 4:20pm

Meet the telescope behind the Pac-Man photos

According to the memes circling around this weekend, Mecha Pac-Man has a fondness for lunar cheese and starlight, gaping wide to gobble them both. In reality, the telescope behind the Pac-Man photograph is Auxiliary Telescope 2, an essential component of the most productive ground-based telescope on the planet. » 3/11/14 6:08pm 3/11/14 6:08pm

George Takei guest stars on Spider-Man plus a bizarre Pac-Man revival

This week in the world of cartoons, Jake has to save Jake Jr. from some serious trouble on Adventure Time, George Takei makes an appearance on Ultimate Spider-Man, and SheZow gets down and dirty in a WWE-style cage match. » 6/15/13 7:00am 6/15/13 7:00am

Someone's Going to Dig Up Atari's Infamous New Mexico Landfill

Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man for the Atari 2600—two titles blamed for the mid-1980s crash of console gaming—and yes, the permit-holder is digging out the site specifically to find those games' remains. » 6/02/13 1:23pm 6/02/13 1:23pm

Saturn's moons could comprise "a veritable arcade" of Pac-Men

Astronomers now know that the Saturnian system has not one, but two "Pac-Man" moons — and there could be many, many more. » 11/28/12 8:00am 11/28/12 8:00am

Someone please make this Pac-Man/Labyrinth mash-up game a reality

Josh Gilbert has come up with a brilliantly simple idea for the classic fantasy film Labyrinth: turn it into a maze-filled arcade game in the style of Pac-Man. Gilbert has the poster; now could someone please make this an actual game? Let me know if you need help pixelating David Bowie's junk. » 11/18/12 10:30am 11/18/12 10:30am

Pac-Man is a Lovecraft story as written by Franz Kafka

Zach Weiner of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has stared into the heart of Pac-Man and discovered the horror at its core. In his latest comic, he proposes a chilling backstory for the hungry video game hero, one that's a far cry from the smiling yellow creature you see on the arcade cabinet. » 9/16/12 4:00pm 9/16/12 4:00pm

Photographs of video games acted out in the real world

Patrick Runte's photographs don't just imagine what old video games might look like in the real world — with blocky characters translated into three dimensions. They also imagine how those games might be played in our world — and they look like a good deal of fun. » 5/19/12 11:00am 5/19/12 11:00am

What if Pac-Man were a Michael Bay movie?

This morning we looked at the live-action Mega Man film — now the folks at Steelhouse Digital have made this jazzy short about the Polymorphic Autonomous Compound Manipulator, a super-secret government project. The filmmakers attempt to give the yellow crescent some more gravitas than that 1980s TV show, which makes… » 4/05/12 11:55am 4/05/12 11:55am

7 Unsung Cartoon Holiday Specials To Watch Instead Of It's A Wonderful…

December brings along the hiatus of several current cartoon series (I miss you, Young Justice & Star Wars: The Clone Wars), but we can always look to the past (and particularly the 1980s cartoon explosion) for some amazing holiday specials. » 12/24/11 7:00am 12/24/11 7:00am

Behold the Pacman Nebula—now with teeth!

The nebula NGC 281 was first identified over 100 years ago by American astronomer E. E. Barnard, but today, many scientists know this massive cloud of dust and gas not as "NGC 281" but as "The Pacman Nebula," owing to its resemblance to Pac-Man, the iconic dot-scarfing character first featured in Namco's eponymous… » 10/31/11 1:30pm 10/31/11 1:30pm

Play Pacman, Pinball and Pong with a paramecium

Using the latest computer graphics is one way to make video games more life-like - but what about incorporating life itself into them? » 1/15/11 9:30am 1/15/11 9:30am

A real life Pac-Man game show? Where do we sign up?

There is going to be a Pac-Man reality TV show. Think Wipeout with ghosts and giant cherries. We want in — I would seriously MURDER some ghosts. » 1/14/11 9:45am 1/14/11 9:45am

NASA Finds Pac-Man On The Death Star

NASA's Cassini spacecraft collected the clearest images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas, whose resemblance to the Death Star is often remarked upon. And when Cassini mapped Mimas' temperatures, they found... Pac Man? It's the pop-culture crossover you never expected. » 3/30/10 9:30am 3/30/10 9:30am

Superhero Vs. Giant Crab — Why Didn't This Happen Sooner?

It's not often that you see a superhero battling a giant crab — but Wapakman, the Philippines' new superhero movie features man-on-crab action, plus a sexy/deadly female pop star. Wapakman stars champion boxer and failed congressional candidate Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. » 12/28/09 9:30am 12/28/09 9:30am

At Last, A Live Action Pac-Man Movie Adaptation

Now this is a video movie adaptation I can get behind. What would it be like if that yellow monster came to life and began to hunt us all down one by one. College Humor has a live action Pac Man Horror movie where the remaining victims fight, scream, weep and eventually die at the hands of the yellow beast. [ Pac Man… » 9/22/08 9:30am 9/22/08 9:30am

Power Pellet Popping Steampunk Contrapulation

If you're driving past the Santa Cruz area anytime soon in an effort relive the glory days that The Lost Boys brought to that town, you could do no better than to stop by Cardboard Spaceship and check out the steampunk-themed Spit & Polish show. What will you see if you do? » 11/13/07 12:40pm 11/13/07 12:40pm