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I eat my way around, to avoid get eaten.
My prey eats me if I don't eat it first.
I have been around from the golden age.
Some try to finish me, some claim to finish me.
But everyone fails in front of my power of eight.

What am I referring to?

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Are you:

PAC-MAN?

I eat my way around, to avoid get eaten.

PAC-MAN eats pellets to score points whilst avoiding ghosts.

My pray eats me if I don't eat it first.

PAC-MAN has the ability to eat the ghosts if he gets a special pellet.

I have been around from the golden age.

PAC-MAN is a classic arcade game from "the golden age" of gaming.

Some try to finish me, some claim to finish me.

PAC-MAN keeps on getting harder and harder the more levels you clear, some people claim that there is an end.

But everyone fails in front of my power of eight.

Thanks to @Gareth in comments: This refers to the 256th level (2^8) which glitches out and fails due to only using 8-bit integer storage.

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  • $\begingroup$ Half way through, but not exactly to what I am referring $\endgroup$ – Shantanu Bopardikar Mar 6 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry but I am referring to something specific, also the last line and the title are important $\endgroup$ – Shantanu Bopardikar Mar 6 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ This, I assume. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 6 at 12:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Gareth McCaughan please state it as an answer so that I can accept it $\endgroup$ – Shantanu Bopardikar Mar 6 at 12:55
  • $\begingroup$ Have added Gareth's comment into my answer, giving him credit $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Mar 6 at 13:42

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