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Was his name originally Puck-man? And if so, was it changed for the stated reason? In a 2010 interview with Wired (archive link), the creator of Pac Man, Toru Iwatani, explicitly verified this: Wired.com: And of course, the game was originally called Puck-Man, but the name was changed for America because someone might vandalize the “P” and turn it into ...


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YES. If the only thing suspicious here is the PAKU -> PUCK transformation, consider this website's picture of a Pac-man poster, also featured right above this text. In smaller katakana symbols above the large PUCK MAN title, beginning and ending with stars, is パックマン (pakkuman). 'Pakkuman' sounds like a word that could easily originate from paku paku, and ...


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His planned speech was banned in Malaysia, but he isn't currently banned. According to Zakir Naik back in Malaysia 24 October 2016 : Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik (pic) is back in Malaysia, having attended the annual conference of Al-Khadem in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The preacher also met Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at ...


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