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.
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.
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.
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.
Astronomers now know that the Saturnian system has not one, but two "Pac-Man" moons — and there could be many, many more.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Using the latest computer graphics is one way to make video games more life-like - but what about incorporating life itself into them?
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.
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.
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.
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?