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… » 6/02/15 11:50am 6/02/15 11:50am

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 laundry-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 color-changing pixelated lamp will… » 3/23/15 9:19am 3/23/15 9:19am

Build Your Own Pac-Man Ghost-Chomping Clock

Maybe the reason you find it so hard to crawl out of bed in the morning is your uninspired alarm clock? Random annoying beeps certainly don't make the thought of facing the day any more appealing, but the sound of Pac-Man desperately trying to chow-down on a pair of terrified blue ghosts? Now that's something to get… » 2/06/15 1:50pm 2/06/15 1:50pm

Bud Light Built a Human-Sized Pac-Man Maze For Its Super Bowl Ad

Say what you will about the actual beer, but Bud Light has made some pretty memorable Super Bowl commercials over the years. And for this year's big game they've made every child of the '80s' dream come true by building a human-sized version of Pac-Man that even has challengers battling giant glowing ghosts while… » 1/23/15 9:04am 1/23/15 9:04am

Gravity-Controlled Pac-Man Must Come to My Phone *ASAP*

Not Pacman is the Pac-Man I want to play right now. Sadly, this wicked, mind-twisting, gravity-controlled version of Pac-Man is available only for Windows, OS X and Linux. Fortunately, the source code is available, so perhaps someone will port to iOS/Android/Windows Phone as soon as possible. [Stabyourself via … » 1/14/13 4:00pm 1/14/13 4:00pm

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

Countless gamers have fantasized 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… » 9/26/12 3:09pm 9/26/12 3:09pm

The Tabletop Arcade Receives a 21st Century Makeover

This isn't the same tabletop Pac Man game you played as a kid in pizza parlors. No, this one has been been updated with a more modern screen and a futuristic-looking-exterior. But the gameplay is strictly retro: Pac Man, Donkey Kong Junior, Dig Dug, 1942, Galaga and 55 other classic arcade games can be found on this… » 2/21/11 5:20pm 2/21/11 5:20pm