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Pac-Man 256 Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC With Multiplayer (venturebeat.com) 54

Pac-Man is coming to gaming consoles. Publisher Bandai Namco announced on Monday that Pac-Mac 256 will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 21. The VentureBeat reports: The console version of Pac-Man 256 will include a four-player local co-op game where you and your friends will have to collaborate to eat as many pellets as possible while collectively avoiding ghosts. This means that you can have up to four people sitting together on a couch and playing the game simultaneously. Each person controls a Pac-Man, and you will work together to avoid the ghosts. Because it is "local" co-op, this isn't an online mode, and you should instead think of it as something to do at a party... if you're cool like me and play video games at parties.
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Pac-Man 256 Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC With Multiplayer

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  • Payback is a BITCH!

  • by blueshift_1 ( 3692407 ) on Monday May 23, 2016 @04:16PM (#52167223)
    In a world of online only multiplayer - it's nice to a good local multiplayer come out.
    • by dryeo ( 100693 )

      For a local game it sure wanted a lot of permissions on my Android tablet. Didn't mind the contacts as I have none, but why the hell it needs access to my camera amongst other things I don't know. Anyways I refused the permissions.

  • I guess it's a slow Monday for good news stories. Because in all my years of being on slashdot, no one has ever gave a fuck about seeing stories about games that are being released for the consoles & PC. This shit isn't new, or even news.

    Get this shit the fuck off my lawn!

    • no one has ever gave a fuck about seeing stories about games that are being released for the consoles & PC

      Agreed. It if ain't available on Amiga, then I don't give a FUCK!

  • Shouldn't that be Pacman 0? Or are they using something larger than a byte?

    • The gag is that you have to keep continuously moving upwards because a line of corruption that looks like the Pac-Man 256 level glitch keeps slowly moving up the screen.

  • by The Grim Reefer ( 1162755 ) on Monday May 23, 2016 @04:28PM (#52167301)

    Each person controls a Pac-Man

    Shouldn't the name be changed to "Pac-Men"? Or is Ms. Pac-Man an option? So they should go with Pac-People.

    Actually, shouldn't Pac-Man be banned? It's racist or color-phobic or something. Only the yellow things are represented as "good". And ghosts are all "bad". Plus it promotes an unrealistic body type and lifestyle. Pac-Man just eats and eats and never gains any weight. On top of that, all he eats are pills. So it promotes drug use. Are those pills certified organic or vegan? It doesn't say so, so they must not be. And we all know that anyone who eats meat is contributing more to global warming. So Pac-Man is a denier too. Anyone who isn't vegan also must be cruel to animals. I'm going to have to notify PETA as well.

    • You win post of the day! Congratulations!

    • Actually, shouldn't Pac-Man be banned?

      No, but we may need to pass a law mandating the bathrooms that Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde are supposed to use.

    • Pac-Man just eats and eats and never gains any weight. On top of that, all he eats are pills. So it promotes drug use. Are those pills certified organic or vegan? It doesn't say so, so they must not be. And we all know that anyone who eats meat is contributing more to global warming. So Pac-Man is a denier too. Anyone who isn't vegan also must be cruel to animals. I'm going to have to notify PETA as well.

      I wouldn't bother, I'm sure all this has already occurred to them.

    • It might be racist but it's not whitewashed. I assume Pac-Man is Asian based on his skin color, plus he eats a lot of fish right?

  • We tried Pac-Man 256 awhile ago and really liked it. I have 8 children and most of them are old enough for video games. They are going to love a multiplayer mode!

  • by antdude ( 79039 ) on Tuesday May 24, 2016 @02:55AM (#52169603) Homepage Journal

    Player controlled ghosts chase after the one player controlled Pac-Man?

    • Thinking outside the box is not tolerated.

      You will buy this game on nostalgia alone. You will play it once and convince yourself that you are having fun. During this time, someone will come into the room and you will be embarrassed that you are playing pac-man and you turn it off in favor of one of your 10 1st person shooter games.

      The Pac-man game will then move its way to the end of your home row, unplayed, until one night while drunk and hanging with a few equally drunk friends, you bust it out and have a

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