Fully Charged: Metal Gear Solid Xperia devices, and a new Pacman game is out

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Sony makes Metal Gear Xperias

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may not be a PlayStation exclusive, but that's not stopping Sony from going all out with promotional tie-ins. The company has revealed a line of branded devices, including an Xperia J1 Compact smartphone with a white backing and Outer Heaven logo from the game. It also has accompanying wallpaper, sound effects, and a ringtone preinstalled, and comes with a couple of cases.

The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z4 Tablet are treated much the same, meanwhile a pair of Walkman audio players are getting the sleek logo treatment as well: the entry-level A16 and the lossless ZX2. They will all be available on 2 September exclusively in Japan, with prices ranging between 28,000 yen (about 14,500) for the A16 and 140,000 yen (72,000) for the ZX2.

[Source: Sony via SlashGear]

Pac-Man 256 released

We're just weeks out from the mobile release of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, but there's another new Pac-Man out this week - and you should be excited. It's Pac-Man 256, and its biggest selling point is that it comes from the makers of the fantastic Crossy Road.

What's the game like? Well, it's not entirely unlike Crossy Road in being an endless free-to-play game, but here, you'll guide Pac through a maze while the map behind him becomes a garbled mess of glitchy code, challenging you to pick the right paths and avoid the ghosts. The name is a reference to the original arcade game's glitched end, and it looks like an ideal balance between homage and evolution. It's free on both iOS and Android.

[Source: App Store and Play Store]