Post by Talon Karrde on Aug 22, 2005 21:36:23 GMT -5
The following is an article found in the Gazette section of The History Channel Magazine:
"Tohru Iwatani, a game designer for Japan's Namco, took a slice of his pizza and noticed that the remaining pie looked like a head with its mouth open. He imagined such a 'head' working its way through a maze ingesting things: it was a 'eureka' moment.
Now, 25 years later, Pac-Man - which Namco estimates has been played some 10 billion times - remains one of the most popular video games around and is enjoying new life in a variety of incarnations, including a virtual-reality game and various hand-held, online, and animated editions. Some folks even dress up like the 'ghosts' Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde, and run around cities in feverish pursuit of a fellow player clad in yellow.
Originally named 'Puck Man", the game was renamed to temper the temptation for vandalism that might befall video arcade patrons. In 1999 Floridian Billy Mitchell achieved the first perfect score playing Pac-Man, tallying 3,333,360 points after playing for six hours.
The original Pac-Man machine is on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Anybody got a quarter?"
Pac-Man's 25. Damn, do I feel old!
If you mated a bulldog and a Shitzu, would it be called Bullshit?
Yeah, Pacman is still awesome, but they killed it with this new Pac-Man game that has come out for the Nintendo DS. You draw a Pac-man yourself and have him kill the ghosts. Make the pac-man too big and he is strong, but slow and so on. It is so stupid. I don't even want to get into it, but I certainly reccomend the games for the PS2 and XBox as well as retro games for the Gameboy Advance.