Sunday, May 23, 2010

Google celebrates 30th anniversary of Pac-Man with a logo playable

All those years eating his favorite gum does not even have accumulated. If some have heard about the project since 1979, it was in 1980 that the Pac-Man has officially started his international career, landed in arcades in Japan and then Europe and the United States. While it is rumored that new projects in this nice yellow ball could be presented in the next few weeks at E3, the search engine Google has chosen to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary as by changing its logo playable level!

We knew Google doodles fond of these little temporary logos that allow the engine to celebrate his birthday any way, but the engine had never been so far in their integration. After clicking the Insert button parts, you should indeed begin to hear the muted unbearable that accompanied the first versions of the game, kind of strident tone and Parkinsonian you supposed to put pressure so that as soon as possible, you come to end food that dot the level.

Although the issue is subject to debate, Google has chosen to retain the anniversary date that it is generally agreed to admit, that of May 22, 1980.

For the record, we recall that only the first 255 levels were playable Pac-Man: Due to a programming error, the 256th could indeed be viewed correctly. It will not stop Pac-Man to be rapidly declined on the major gaming platforms of the decade, the Atari 2600 to the Commodore via the Apple II, until, after the fact, a true icon popular culture of the 80s. An American player named Billy Mitchell became a legend by reaching for the first time, March 3, 1999, after these 255 levels, with a score of "perfect" 3,333,360 points.

Many projects related to Pac-Man have been raised in recent years, beginning with a film which, although announced in 2004, has never emerged. He will perhaps be further announcements in June since Namco has already planned an event Pac-Man at E3!

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