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Play Pac-Man on Google’s Homepage

May 21st, 2010 by Sean

Today, on PAC-MAN’s 30th birthday, you can rediscover some of your 8-bit memories or meet PAC-MAN for the first time through Google’s first-ever playable Google doodle:

PAC-MAN's 30th Birthday! Doodle with PAC-MAN & Copyright 1980 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

To play the game, go to google.com during the next 48 hours (because it’s too cool to keep for just one day) and either press the “Insert Coin” button or just wait for a few seconds.

Google doodler Ryan Germick and Marcin Wichary made sure to include PAC-MAN’s original game logic, graphics and sounds, bring back ghosts’ individual personalities, and even recreate original bugs from this 1980’s masterpiece.

They also added a little easter egg: if you throw in another coin, Ms. PAC-MAN joins the party and you can play together with someone else (PAC-MAN is controlled with arrow keys or by clicking on the maze, Ms. PAC-MAN using the WASD keys).

Update: Google Pac-Man lives on forever.

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170th Birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

May 7th, 2010 by Sean

Google pays tribute to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893) 170th birthday with a Geektastic logo:

Google - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era.

Tchaikovsky wrote music across a range of genres, including symphony, opera, ballet, instrumental, chamber and song.

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