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Bandai Namco changes name as it moves beyond games

Bandai Namco Games has changed its name to Bandai Namco Entertainment. It’s a subtle change but one that is actually more significant than when it altered its name from Namco Bandai to Bandai Namco. The dropping of the word ‘games’ for ‘entertainment’ reflects the firm’s efforts to expand beyond just …

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Namco Bandai targets Sega HQ with Pac-Man PR stunt, security shuts it down

Namco Bandai invaded Sega’s HQ this week in an effort to promote Pac-Man. The character is set to make a comeback this year with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. And so the firm decided to project an image the titular character onto Sega’s headquarters in Chiswick, West London. It’s because …

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures arrives in the UK

Namco Bandai’s latest licensed Pac-Man spin-off has arrived in the UK. Animated TV show Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures premiered on the Disney XD channel last Saturday (January 11th) with its first two episodes airing at 9:30am and 10:00am. Namco reckons it’s the channel’s top-rated show so far for the …

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Now Namco Bandai adopts single-save 3DS games

A month after Capcom found itself in the limelight over its decision to prevent gamers erasing game information from 3DS title Resident Evil: Mercenaries, Namco Bandai has seemingly opted to pursue the same strategy. Now Wired reports that Namco Bandai’s upcoming 3DS title Pac Man & Galaga Dimensions will also …

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Massive Pac-Man line-up revealed

A plethora of new Pac-Man games are set for release this year, Namco Bandai has announced. The biggest of which is Pac-Man and Galaga: Dimensions for 3DS. The tilt-based title is due this year to celebrate Galagas 30th anniversary. Other new titles are aimed at the digital space following the …

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Namco classics head to XBLA and PSN

Namco Bandai has announced a new line of digital-only revamped arcade games for Xbox 360 and PS3. Dubbed Namco Generations, the range will include several updated classics with high-definition graphics, new gameplay features and in-game community news. The first release will be Pac-Man Championship Edition DX which arrives on November …

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Google celebrates Pac-Man’s 30th

Though there’s been no noise so far to celebrate it, today marks the 30th birthday of one of gaming’s most important icons – and internet search giant Google is paying special tribute. 30 years ago today Namco launched the very first Pac-Man arcade cabinets in Japan. At a time when …

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