Gamasutra – News – Pac-Man Fever’s Gary Garcia Passes Away

Gary Garcia (pictured on the right), one-half of pop duo Buckner & Garcia and co-creator of early ’80s hit single “Pac-Man Fever”, reportedly passed away at his home in Englewood, Florida yesterday. Long before MC Frontalot, Mega Ran, and other geek-themed musical acts made a living out of video game songs, Buckner & Garcia rose to the top of the U.S. Billboard charts with “Pac-Man Fever”, a Pac-Man parody of…

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Roland Barthes Reviews Pac-Man.

Two hierarchies enmesh themselves in the routine of consuming pellets and hunting phantoms, producing a single myth. The first is familial, the patrilineal logic that tells us Pac-Man and his partner, who we know only by her relation to Pac-Man, should bear a son in the image of themselves and in the image of modern France. The sign of Jr. Pac-Man communicates by way of exclusion that the future France…

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With the verbatim tool on, we’ll use the literal words you entered without making normal improvements such as making automatic spelling corrections personalizing your search by using information such as sites you’ve visited before including synonyms of your search terms (matching “car” when you search [automotive]) finding results that match similar terms to those in your query (finding results related to “floral delivery” when you search [flower shops]) searching for words with the…