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February 28, 2019

Why arcade Pac-Man players literally grabbed onto the game

Enlarge / Actress Eva Longoria shows off the standard “left side” cabinet grip in a 2007 photo. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Did you ever notice that the left-side panel of classic, unrestored Pac-Man arcade cabinets tend to have a distinct wear pattern on their outer finish? Arcade researcher and historian Cat DeSpira did, and she’s written a wonderfully detailed examination of the distinct and largely unremarked-upon arcade playing stance that led to this relatively consistent pattern.

Picture yourself in a really intense Pac-Man session on an original standing cabinet. If you’re like a large [...]

 
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February 27, 2019

Why Almost Every Pac-Man Player Grabbed The Left Side Of The Machine

A fascinating essay by writer Cat DeSpira points out an easily observed, yet seldom-discussed facet of the history of the world-famous game Pac-Man: A near-universal part of the experience of playing the game in arcades was to grip the side of the machine with one’s non-joystick hand.

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December 17, 2018

The Year In Old Games, 2018

Whether you want to play your classic games on the Switch, the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, a half-sized wooden arcade cabinet, a tiny PlayStation, or a Genesis controller plugged into your TV, 2018 had you covered.

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December 6, 2018

Square Enix Arcade Game Is Buggy, All The Characters Look Naked

Today, Love Live! School Idol Festival: After School Activity Next Stage hit Japanese arcades. The game is plagued with a bug that makes the characters appear naked.

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