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Posted by MeatSim

The fever is back again.

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Edited by KaneRobot
@Cubical said:  "Note I saved $100 and the cost of downloading this and floor space by pushing buttons at random in beat to the song on a Nes controler that was not plugged in to anything and listening to a CD of this song while watching a trippy color screen saver and got the same amount of fun.)"
 
No you didn't. 
 
Rock Band 3 is a fantastic game. Pro guitar & pro keys are especially fun.
Posted by Tebbit

@MrCellophane said:

Is Alex high?

No, he's got Pac-Man fever.

The symptoms are the same, and the cure for both is eating ghosts.

Posted by skrutop

I had the LP when I was a kid. I wonder whatever happened to it.

I thought that this was interesting when announced previously, but when I heard the preview and it had the Pac-Man sound effects at the beginning, I was sold.

Posted by CookieMonster

This was a great read.

Posted by Xpgamer7

Not my thing but I love the fact an entire article was written for one track.

Posted by NickM

Most of the time

Posted by MrCellophane

Is Alex high?

Edited by Cubical

God damn I thought the Age of playing lame plastic instruments that cost $100 and pushing buttons on it pretending you are playing music was long over.  How is this rock band , hero stuff still going and getting music and how is this news? 
 
Hell it was stupid to play these music games when they was the frucking hot new thing for some reason that makes no sense kinda like how snooki and paris hilton are celebrities but have no talent or value of any kind or do anything fun or special.
 
(Note I saved $100 and the cost of downloading this and floor space by pushing buttons at random in beat to the song on a Nes controler that was not plugged in to anything and listening to a CD of this song while watching a trippy color screen saver and got the same amount of fun.)

Posted by MetalGearFlaccid

Bought the vinyl for $5 a week ago (I work at a record store). Best damn $5 I ever spent, if only for the kickass album art.

Posted by MormonWarrior

...wait, so this isn't ironic?

Posted by LumberingOaf

I wish I wasn't old enough to remember this playing on the radio.  I also wish I could say I didn't have this as a single 45 record.  Unfortunately for me, as a child, I too had caught " The Pac-Man fever".  Incurable, as it turned out.

Posted by aidros
@BananaKid said:

I don't know if I can believe any of this, since Ghostbusters is not the greatest movie ever made.

Back to the Future is the best. There will be no debate.

Great scot! you're right. 
Edited by ArkHunter

Best DLC sense Stan Bush's, "You Got the Touch" from Transformers animated movie. (though that was only on Guitar Hero I think and was FREE!). Looks like it was at least going to come to RBN. Don't know if it ever made it. http://www.rockbandaide.com/8069/sitting-down-good-the-touch-is-coming-to-rock-band/

Posted by DrJota

Everyone knows the Super Mario Bros. Super Show Theme is way more hip than Pac-Man Fever.That's why it'll never show up on Rock Band 3.Brothers gonna work it out!

Posted by SomethingClever

My Pac-Man Fever vinyl is still the gem of my record collection. It's the most beat up looking sleeve I own but the record still plays flawlessly.

Posted by Winternet

I love Alex's passion for all this.

Posted by rmanthorp

DRIVIN ME CRAZY!

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Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

If this article is Buckner and Garcia approved, who are we to judge?

Posted by Ockman

Way too late. I lost interest in these games way before Rock Band 3 came out.

Posted by Siphillis
@cbirdsong said:

Giant Bomb best original song winner "Betus Blues" was also released this week. http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5006336

Nominee, unfortunately.  The winner was, in fact, the Pac-Man CEDX Menu Beat, which is the second greatest piece of Pac-Man related music ever recorded.
Posted by Bumpton
@MysteriousBob
Damn, you're cool.
Posted by Falconer
Music games are, from this day forth, no longer capable of improving themselves, and thus finished.

Nope. Still waiting for Rush: Rock Band.

Posted by MysteriousBob

People still play music games? I got my fill with Guitar Hero 1.

Posted by 234r2we232

I love Rock Band, but this leaves me confused and sad. The same week as Puddle Of Mud too. Double sadness.

Posted by ajamafalous

@Homeslice said:

This is my favourite Alex Navarro thing since that Big Rig game review on another site.

Posted by Ozone

This is the best article ever.

Posted by JohnDudebro

I don't know if I can believe any of this, since Ghostbusters is not the greatest movie ever made.

Back to the Future is the best. There will be no debate.

Posted by umdesch4

Oh man, I played the vinyl of that to death when I was a kid. Actually, I got a kick out of all the songs on that album. They used to play it all the time at the local arcade too. Great days, for sure!

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Posted by Brackynews

@jorbear said:

Pac Man Fever: Rock Band

There's no colon, stylistically it's two pellets from a column of them. ;) /wakka-wakka

C'MON! C'MON!

C'MON! C'MON!

Posted by PLWolf

Maybe with RBN3 you'll be able to chart pro tracks, cause I can't play regular RB anymore. I got the Squier and all I play now are pro tracks.

Posted by Erotolepsy

It ain't over 'til Superbowl Shuffle goes live.
Posted by RecSpec
Posted by JTHomeslice

We haven't gotten the greatest song ever written in RB. Lemme Smang It is not out.

Yet

Posted by jorbear

Pac Man Fever: Rock Band

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

I'd be curious to see what week-to-week sales numbers on the RBN are like these days. Very curious indeed.

Posted by Homeslice

This is my favourite Alex Navarro thing since that Big Rig game review on another site.

Posted by Hot_Karl

Who is TheOzone?

Posted by cbirdsong
Posted by Winsord

Rock Band 3 is fun, but I don't think I'd want to play this...

Posted by lordofultima

THIS. IS. PAC-MAN!!

Posted by DrRandle

It's no "Centipede," but I'll take it.

Posted by amomjc

Never heard this song before but its catchy.

Posted by Alex

There is no longer any reason to continue buying Rock Band 3 DLC. It's done. Music games are, from this day forth, no longer capable of improving themselves, and thus finished. Harmonix might as well pack up its collection of upcoming master tracks and charting tools and plunge them into a tire fire, because the greatest song ever written has finally made its Rock Band debut.

To any Rock Band Network charters out there, here is your next assignment.

I am, of course, speaking of master songwriting duo Buckner and Garcia's monumental musical achievement, "Pac-Man Fever." Released by Rock Band Network production company Ozone Entertainment, the transcendentally gorgeous song comes alongside three of the group's lesser works, including the beautiful lamentation to the plight of the amphibian, "Froggy's Lament," the Asimovian sci-fi epic "Hyperspace," and "Mousetrap," which is presumably about some manner of mousetrap.

Each track costs 160 Microsoft points, or $2. Though RBN songs begin as exclusives on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 players typically get the most popular tracks in following weeks. Considering this song seems poised to break every download record Microsoft has ever tracked, it should be on the PS3 in no time.

Many have dismissed "Pac-Man Fever" as a mere novelty song derived from Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever" in a cynical ploy to capitalize on the booming arcade movement of the early 1980s. What those tone-deaf dilettantes fail to realize is that "Pac-Man Fever" is the greatest song ever written. What's that? Want proof? Such is the demand of an uneducated philistine. That's like asking for proof of the Mona Lisa's status as one of the world's greatest works of art, or Ghostbusters' reign as the greatest movie ever made. It is not to be challenged. It is simply understood.

For anyone interested in acquiring some "Pac-Man Fever"-related wares, be sure to keep an eye out on our various Twitter accounts and the Giant Bomb site. We might have a few goodies to give away in the relatively near future.

Oh, also released this week to the Rock Band 3 music store was some other crap that isn't "Pac-Man Fever." I think there were some Puddle of Mudd songs. Whatever. Let's all listen to "Pac-Man Fever" together and just pretend other music doesn't exist.

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