(TIML NEWS) The Japanese business giant who helped put Pac-Man on the path to chomping dots and ghosts has gone to the great arcade in the sky.
Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco, died on January 22 … according to a release from the company on Monday. Namco released Pac-Man in 1980 … and has been inhaling dots at record pace ever since. The game was named the highest-grossing arcade game of all time last year.
The company didn’t release any details about how Nakamura passed away. It’s worth noting … his death came 18 months after the release of “Pixels.” FYI Do you guys remember that Pac-Man cartoon that used to come on Saturday Mornings?
Nakamura now has more in common with Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde.