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Pac-Man Turns 35 And Really, He Hasn't Aged At All

Pac-Man will always be Pac-Man. You can't improve on simple perfection.

If you didn't know, the original title was first released in Japanese arcades on May 22, 1980, which means the iconic IP has now turned 35 years old.

Publisher Bandai Namco won't let this special event slip by, either. They've already updated the mobile versions of Pac-Man ($6.99) and Pac-Man Lite (free), and they've revealed plans for a big celebration bash in Chicago later this week. That will be at Namco's Level 257 Pac-Man Restaurant, and the event will feature several "industry VIPs," including the game's creator, Professor Toru Iwatani, and world record-holder Billy Mitchell.

Attendees will get to participate in bowling and arcade games, and they'll be on hand to hear about "Pac Man Rebooted." According to the official invite, it's a new game in the long-running franchise but that's all we know.

General admission tickets are free through EventBrite, but you can snag a VIP pass for $35 if you wish. The latter will include drinks, food, and a meet-and-greet with those VIPs.

Happy B-Day, Pac-Man!

Tags: pacman, pac-man, pacman anniversary, classic video games

5/20/2015 9:33:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Kryten1029a
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 10:26:39 PM
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As though I didn't feel old enough already.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2:58:55 PM

LOL I know, right?

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FAREEZ
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 11:59:57 PM
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Almost same age like Pac-man(Manny Pacquiao)

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 7:30:02 AM
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oh pac man good times can't say i remeber that far back but its still a classic for a guys in his early 20's if that counts for anything, still love this game to this day think i will always love it wonder why they call it a classic aye =P

happy gaming

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