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RIP: Mr. Pac-Man
Old 01-30-2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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RIP: Mr. Pac-Man

Founder of Namco, company behind Pac-Man has died at 91.

Makes me feel older and older...

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Masaya Nakamura founded Namco, the Japanese company behind the wildly popular dot-munching video game, in 1955. It began with two electric horses on the roof of a department store. The company became Bandai Namco after its merger with a gaming company in 2005.



Nakamura died Jan. 22. The company announced his death on Monday.


Pac-Man was designed by video game engineer Toru Iwatani and released in 1980 to adoring audiences. The game sold more than 100,000 units in its first year in the United States and was named the world's most successful coin-operated video game by Guinness World Records in 1981.
'Father of Pac-Man' dead at 91 - Jan. 30, 2017
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I wonder how many hours (days/weeks/months) I spent playing that game! I think the only game I played more was Space Invaders. (Still have that one)
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The only game I played more back in the early 1980s was Q-Bert, after I had scored as high as I felt I could in both Pac-Man (235k) and the much tougher Ms. Pac-Man (135k).
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