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Posted by delusionaltool
@OREOphosphate:  NEXT WEEK PAC MAN CE DX on ps3! 
 
just if anyone didnt know that!
Posted by thebigJ_A

Why are they so excited? It's just pac-man. 
 
Ok, yeah, historically significant, sure. Maybe it's even kind of fun. But what on Earth would make you so happy about another pac-man remake?
Posted by Battletoad

This game is awesome. I love every single thing about it
Posted by ryancamcam

I have the first C.E. but I am definitely going to be playing this.
Also greatest Menu Theme ever.

Posted by Jost1

This game is fucking amazing

Posted by buzz_clik

Man, if I could go back in time 25+ years and tell my very-much-younger self that we're still playing Pac-Man in the far-flung future, I can't tell if that boy would think it's amazing or just obvious.

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Posted by SpiritGoat

Now we know what Brad sounds like when he's about to climax 3 more to go

Posted by claudius

For a majority of my life, I've never really liked Pac Man as a game, but I must admit, this looks hella rad.

Posted by allenibrahim

A. of course Ryan was friends at one point with Billy Mitchell on Xbox Live. B. This game looks incredibly fun. C. My cousin was the only person to get me a game a few Christmases ago. She got me Namco Museum for the DS, which initially seemed kind of crappy, but it was all I had. If you knew...how much Mappy I played...you would be scared. Mappy CE DX would be HEAVEN.

Posted by BBQBram

Great game, intend to play obscene amounts of it.
Posted by prestonhedges
@Phoenix654 said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:

" @maxB said:

" Do i have to play the first pac man championship edition to understand whats going on in this one? "
You can look up the fiction on Wikipedia. But basically Pac Man has been summoned to this tournament by the emperor of an other dimension. And he meets up with the ghosts of his other alternate selves and who are trying to stop him. And they only appear when the link between his physical realm and their intersects. So he sees them as ghosts. But since he is the Ultimate Pac Man, only he can be the One. And then there's a fight in this smelting plant that happens on the final maze. But the Pac Man that you play gets stronger and faster as he defeats his other alternate selves. "
No no no, you see the original Pac-Man was killed after the first tournament and THIS Pac-Man is his brother who looks just like him even though they weren't twins.  It's rumored that the original will return eventually as a completely black Pac-Man named Nam-Cap.  Also, he'll wear sunglasses and a trench coat you won't be able to see because they're black too.  You are right about the fight in the smelting maze though.  Also, if you don't get the crystal ball on level 99, you won't get to see the GOOD ending where Pac-Man & Ms. Pac-Man finally become Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man.  Actually it's a dual wedding, because Clyde & Sue tie the ghostly knot too...  It's really heartwarming, check it out. "
Don't forget the double bad ending, where the game deletes all the data on your console.  Or the hidden medium ending where the rom fails and you have to play through broken levels of Mappy, Pong (including Pong's hidden boss, El Pongo), Elevator Action III: Elevator Elevated, and the prototype version of the sequel to Satan's Hollow (unreleased because of the racist control scheme).
Posted by A1625J

Gratz to Namco, teaching children that running trains is okay.. and even more-so, it gives you gamer-points! I'm definitely getting this game.

Posted by Mumrik

I'm loving everything about this except the gameplay itself.

Posted by Tordah

Wacka wacka wacka.

Posted by Roger_Klotz

"I want to bathe in this game!" -Brad Shoemaker...put that on the back of the box.

Posted by RIDEBIRD

FUCKING PEAKING 
 
Gonna play the menu music out the next time I DJ. Goddamnit, that rocks.

Posted by PLWolf

I just love watching this. Best QL Ever! 2:55 is the best part.

Posted by RecSpec

I had the same reaction as Brad the first time I ate a ghost train.
 
Been awhile since a video game gave me a rush like that.

Posted by Joker369

so many ghosts

Posted by Foggen
@Krystal_Sackful said:
" Billy Mitchell is a good man. King of Kong was edited left and right to make him a villain. "
Unless he said "just kidding" after the camera went off, he is at the very least a gigantic douchebag.
Posted by Death_Unicorn

Where are my 800 free microsoft points so as I can buy this game!!

Posted by MagusMaleficus

I bought this at work (yes, I can play games at work--fuckin' shitload of downtime) without even trying the demo. Don't regret it at all. This game is like swimming in the mind of Deadmau5 as he trips on acid.

Posted by Junpei
@SnakeEyes327 said:
" @maxB said:
" Do i have to play the first pac man championship edition to understand whats going on in this one? "
You can look up the fiction on Wikipedia. But basically Pac Man has been summoned to this tournament by the emperor of an other dimension. And he meets up with the ghosts of his other alternate selves and who are trying to stop him. And they only appear when the link between his physical realm and their intersects. So he sees them as ghosts. But since he is the Ultimate Pac Man, only he can be the One. And then there's a fight in this smelting plant that happens on the final maze. But the Pac Man that you play gets stronger and faster as he defeats his other alternate selves. "
... yes.
Edited by Phoenix654
@SnakeEyes327 said:

" @maxB said:

" Do i have to play the first pac man championship edition to understand whats going on in this one? "
You can look up the fiction on Wikipedia. But basically Pac Man has been summoned to this tournament by the emperor of an other dimension. And he meets up with the ghosts of his other alternate selves and who are trying to stop him. And they only appear when the link between his physical realm and their intersects. So he sees them as ghosts. But since he is the Ultimate Pac Man, only he can be the One. And then there's a fight in this smelting plant that happens on the final maze. But the Pac Man that you play gets stronger and faster as he defeats his other alternate selves. "
No no no, you see the original Pac-Man was killed after the first tournament and THIS Pac-Man is his brother who looks just like him even though they weren't twins.  It's rumored that the original will return eventually as a completely black Pac-Man named Nam-Cap.  Also, he'll wear sunglasses and a trench coat you won't be able to see because they're black too.  You are right about the fight in the smelting maze though. 
 
Also, if you don't get the crystal ball on level 99, you won't get to see the GOOD ending where Pac-Man & Ms. Pac-Man finally become Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man.  Actually it's a dual wedding, because Clyde & Sue tie the ghostly knot too...  It's really heartwarming, check it out.
Posted by jelekeloy

Ooooh I want that.

Posted by kollay

Brad getting orgasms every 10 seconds.

Posted by jorbear
@Phoenix654: 
 Everytime...
Posted by SnakeEyes327
@maxB said:
" Do i have to play the first pac man championship edition to understand whats going on in this one? "
You can look up the fiction on Wikipedia. But basically Pac Man has been summoned to this tournament by the emperor of an other dimension. And he meets up with the ghosts of his other alternate selves and who are trying to stop him. And they only appear when the link between his physical realm and their intersects. So he sees them as ghosts. But since he is the Ultimate Pac Man, only he can be the One. And then there's a fight in this smelting plant that happens on the final maze. But the Pac Man that you play gets stronger and faster as he defeats his other alternate selves.
Posted by anterline

Man.. the music is fantastic. 

Posted by Beomoose

Love the music

Posted by Artemis_D

That is the most awesome thing I have ever experienced in my young life.

Posted by Cybexx

This game is amazing, got all the Achievements last night and I love it. Glad to see you guys seem to be seriously considering this for Game of the Year. Best XBLA game I've played this year at least.

Posted by Phoenix654

I love Brad seemingly having orgasms every time a ghost train gets eaten.

Posted by SBYM

The first Pac-Man: CE is maybe my favorite game of this console generation so far, and this looks like it's just a way crazier version of that. Sold. SOLD! This is beautiful.

Posted by FongGhoul

 Oh my god you guys, I am rolling sooooo haaaard
Posted by zef40

the beginning of this video is so goddam funny i've watched the 1st minute 5 times.

Posted by kerse

man this is great, how could pacman get better

Posted by Majinken

TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY! Just release it on PSN!

Posted by wisdumcube

Good luck, have pacman.

Posted by maxB

Do i have to play the first pac man championship edition to understand whats going on in this one?

Posted by ZombieSpace

GOTY soundtrack!

Posted by DukesT3

I would be very uncomfortable sitting next to Brad while someone plays this with the amount of times he came... Also I had no flipping idea you could make Pac-Man better! Good job! 

Posted by frisc0

omg epic. i want it!!! is there a mode where you can play up to 4 players and go up against each other?

Posted by golguin

I felt like I almost had a siezure when they were going really fast. It doesn't help that I only got a few hours of sleep last night.
Posted by Terjay

YES

Posted by avantegardener

Brad 'double raindow all the way'.

Posted by TheHT

I found myself asking "WHERE AM I?!?!" when following them at the higher speeds. Looks like fun for a bit.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Not sure why but after watching this video... I feel incredibly relaxed... oh yes... the pretty colors... man...

Posted by Klaimore

Man this looks awesome! I want it!

Posted by scarycrayons
@gakon5: 
 There's a 'guaranteed winning path' for pretty much every single level of pacman past the first so many levels, because the ghosts will always choose the same directions if you always follow one specific route.
 
This game is just as predictable, if not moreso, than the original--  The ghosts always seem to be in set places, so it seems like there can be a 'guaranteed max score route' in this game too.  The difference, of course, is this game actually has an end...  you can't impress people as easily by getting the max score in five minutes, as you can by 'rolling over the level counter past 255 so the game half-crashes.'