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.
David Kushner is the author of many books, including Masters of Doom, Jonny Magic & the Card Shark Kids, Levittown, The Bones of Marianna, and Alligator Candy. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine.