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The world celebrates Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

On May 22nd, 1980, a new arcade game from Namco was unveiled in Shibuya, Tokyo – Puck-Man. Nowadays you might know him by his other, less vandalism-prone moniker: Pac-Man. To mark yellow guy’s 40th anniversary, companies around the globe are celebrating. We’ve already covered First 4 Figures’ new statue, some…

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Yoko Shimomura revisits Street Fighter II songs on piano

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Retro

We’ve got yet another musical treat to share today, this time courtesy of Yoko Shimomura, a composer renowned in video games, having scored the Kingdom Hearts series, Super Mario RPG, the Mario & Luigi games, multiple tracks in Xenoblade Chronicles, and many more. Recently she’s uploaded a few piano performances…

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Pokémon Emerald is now 15 years old in North America

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Retro

While the days of Pokémon’s third versions seem long behind us now, with X & Y receiving nothing of the sort, Sun & Moon getting respective “Ultra” versions, and Sword & Shield instead taking the DLC route, plenty of hardcore fans look back fondly on the likes of Crystal, Emerald,…

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