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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Raiders of the Lost Arcade

Iconic video game persona Pac-Man makes an unexpected appearance in this old Futurama clip. But just recently, Pac-Man was used by live action scientists to gauge how subjects react to danger.

The game when first rolled out was entitled Pakku-Man, which changed to Puck Man, and was quickly changed to Pac Man out of fears that arcade vandalism would make the name a bit more vulgar. But its' simple and addictive design soon became a phenomenon unseen in gaming, laying the groundwork for the current state of video game addiction.

There are those who say that "Computer games don't affect kids, since if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all run around in a darkened room munching pills anda listening to repetitive music." Feel free to make up your own mind on that.

And if you are really a big fan of the game, then I'm sure you'll want to get one of these attractive Pac Man carpets, which will only set you back about $2031! For the rest of us, we can rely on YouTube to satisfy our Pac-Man fix...

Japanese Live Action version
More Live Action Pac-Man
Pac Man: The Movie
Pac Man in Tetris world
Even Chimps Play Pac-Man
Team Pac-Man
|| JM, 12:01 AM


Colin Pacman, you mean. And his unfortunate widow. WHY IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT BEFORE RETIREMENT?!!?!?!?!
Blogger J.D., at 9:02 AM  

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