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Most people are completely inept at Pac-Man. They think the correct strategy is to avoid Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde completely, but really, you want to entice them into chasing you so you can make your way around the board, eating all those delicious yellow dots, without those amoeba-looking villains surprising you with covert assaults. I know this from hundreds of hours of experience, as well as watching plenty of late night serial killer shows on ID Discovery. Always force your opponent out into the open. That’s my strategy at least, and I routinely dominate for at least 10 levels. There’s no telling how I’d do in real life though.

According to Deadline, that real-life game of Pac-Man might not be as far-fetched as it sounds. Apparently, Merv Griffin Entertainment is actively pitching an unscripted reality series based on the hungry bastard to coincide with his thirtieth anniversary. No networks have bitten yet, but they’re very serious about the project, currently being described as a “big crazy Wipeout-type event”. What the hell that means is anyone’s guess, but if this ever comes to fruition, it certainly will be a spectacle.

Here’s your cool Pac-Man fact of the day: 94% of all American consumers identified the character in a recent study. That’s almost McDonalds-level branding. Well played.

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