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Achievement Unlocked: What if Pac Man for Atari 2600 were released today?

A clever new video imagines what Pac Man for the Atari 2600, originally released in 1982, would look like if the industry worked back then like it does today.

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Day one patches, achievements, in-app purchase prompts flood the game as a reminder of how much nonsense we’ve come to accept as normal on top of our games today. Enjoy the video for a wry reality check about your hobby.