Items tagged with Bandai Namco

Are video games right now not fulfilling your insatiable need for speed? Hold on to your (mechanical) horses. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Slightly Mad Studios announced that Project CARS 2 will be available in North America at the end of this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Stephen Viljoen, Game Director for Project CARS 2, remarked, “Our collective goal at Slightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life. Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project CARS 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists, and sound engineers to realize... Read more...
You have our utmost respect if you've ever run into the "Map 256 Glitch" in Pac-Man. The show stopping bug thwarted even the best Pac-Man players with an impossible to beat level, and it's also the theme of Bandai Namco's newest Pac-Man title -- yes, another Pac-Man game! -- Pac-Man 256 available for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. Let's back up a moment. Also known as the split-screen level or kill screen, the Map 256 Glitch occurred when Pac-Man players made it to level 256. At issue is the level counter being stored as an 8-bit integer, so it could only store 256 values (0-255), with the highest value possible being 255. Reaching level 256 in Pac-Man would cause an integer overflow and,... Read more...
Forget the bigger screen television (you'll just have to be content with your 65-incher), faster motorcycle (Kawasaki's Ninja H2R isn't street legal anyway), or any other purchases you might have had on your radar -- if you're going to splurge an obscene amount of money on technology, find a way to get your hands on Bandai Namco's Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade game. Yes, we thought arcades were dead too, but if you're going to revive the coin-op era of gaming, this is the way to do it. The Star Wars: Battle Pod is described as a high-speed arcade game set in the Star Wars galaxy. It has arcade-exclusive gameplay on a dome screen that envelopes your entire area of sight. There are five stages that... Read more...