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Pac-Man Fever

A new (perfect) record on the classic game.

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Some games never die.

A new record was set on the Pac-Man arcade game.   The winning player, David Race, ate every dot, fruit, and ghost to nail a perfect maximum score of 3,333,360 in 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 22 seconds, according to USA Today.

As the story points out, the original Pac-Man king was Billy Mitchell, a BBQ sauce entrepreneur who was immortalized in the awesome documentary, The King of Kong.

If you haven't seen that film yet, I highly recommend it.  It's basically like geek Rocky. 

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