As devices go, the Roomba is pretty cool on its own. It’s a useful machine and a fun toy all in one, so dressing it up can seem a little gratuitous. But if you turn your Roomba into Pac-Man… well, that’s just awesome.
He might enjoy the occasional cherry, strawberry or pretzel, but there’s one food that Pac-Man loves above all – the power pellet. Now you can enjoy the same tasty treats that Pac-Man chomps as he moves around the maze.
If the Space Invaders can get physical, why can’t Pac-Man too? But unlike the strong gravitational pull in the Invaders’ physics simulation, Pac-Man and his ghostly pals have gotten the zero gravity treatment in this odd little update on the classic arcade maze game.
Remember the sugary 8-bit awesomeness of Hello Naomi’s Pac-Man cupcakes? Well, she’s back, and this time she’s built an even mo’ betta version of the edible video game using 80 individual cupcakes to make a retro gamer geek’s dream wedding cake (no slicing required).
There’s nothing more tiring than running around a maze all day, chasing down ghosts, being chased by ghosts and gobbling down power pills. What better way to get your strength back but with some delicious Pac-Man Energy Drink.
There’s geek art, and then there’s geek art. Ben Fry’s creations are to programmers what blueprints are to architects. Here’s a sample of his work, which he calls “distellamaps”. It’s a map of the code for the Atari version of Pac-Man:
Ben Fry explains, “Like any other game console, Atari 2600 cartridges contain executable code also commingled with data.
Wokka, wokka, wokka. Check out these bright Pac-Man neon lights.
Sure, they don’t look exactly the same as the original Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Pac-Man, but they’re close enough to pass for their video game doppelgangers from a distance.
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that idea and actually turn it into a game.
There’ve been a lot of bad-ass 8-bit quilts spread across the Internet, but usually, they’re dedicated to one game, serving as a showcase for a single NES-era memory. Not so with this quilt; this bad boy is more about the entire experience, so it’s fitting that it’s called “THE” Nintendo Quilt.
When you think classic video games, two names come to mind PacBoy and Space Intruder, right? No? Well even if those aren’t the games you remember from your childhood, it’s the best you’re gonna do if you pick up these cheap-o handhelds on sale over in the UK.