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Google Makes its Logo a Playable PAC-MAN Game

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 71 comments

Today's Google Doodle is bad-ass.

Google often changes its logo to something that reflects an important event in history. Today, Google honoring the wonderfully amazing game that is PAC-MAN. The game turns 30 today and clearly Google wanted to do something really special; this is the first ever interactive Google doodle.

If it doesn't start automatically, just click 'Insert Coin' (no one ever uses the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button anyway, right?) and play to your heart's content. Just remember to turn down the speakers if you're at work because all that wakka-wakka-wakkaing could get you into trouble. If this doesn't give you that Friday feeling, nothing will.

[UPDATE] Google has updated its blog and officially announced the PAC-MAN game. The company has also revealed that if you press 'Insert Coin' a second time, Ms PAC-MAN shows up and you can play with two people. Expect no more news for the rest of the day, we're busy with a PAC-MAN tournament/accidentally killing off Ms PAC-MAN by trying to play two-player PAC-MAN by ourselves.

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    maestintaolius , May 21, 2010 4:05 PM
    Reported on business sites around the world: Investors Flee Markets as Worldwide Productivity Mysteriously Drops 37%, S&P Drops 18%.

    Google is going to destroy the world economy thanks to this.
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    Sabiancym , May 21, 2010 3:50 PM
    Scared the crap out of me when I had my speakers on.
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    Glorian , May 21, 2010 3:49 PM
    Haha, I thought it was cool when i saw it today, then I realized you could play and laughed my ass off.
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  • 26 Hide
    Glorian , May 21, 2010 3:49 PM
    Haha, I thought it was cool when i saw it today, then I realized you could play and laughed my ass off.
  • 27 Hide
    Sabiancym , May 21, 2010 3:50 PM
    Scared the crap out of me when I had my speakers on.
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    renz496 , May 21, 2010 3:52 PM
    just play it a little while ago. i don't expect you can play it the first time i see it. btw its fun XD
  • 18 Hide
    twisted politiks , May 21, 2010 3:52 PM
    seriously BRILLIANT!
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    pollom , May 21, 2010 3:56 PM
    Soooo cooool!
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    hixbot , May 21, 2010 3:57 PM
    it's two player!!
  • 14 Hide
    snowgoer1998 , May 21, 2010 3:58 PM
    man...playing the two person by yourself is hard...
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    zak_mckraken , May 21, 2010 4:00 PM
    Wow, I'm surprisingly good at controlling both of them at the same time! Multitasking ftw.
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    jgiron , May 21, 2010 4:01 PM
    this is awesome, played it for a few minutes at work. Will play l8r 2nite
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    maestintaolius , May 21, 2010 4:05 PM
    Reported on business sites around the world: Investors Flee Markets as Worldwide Productivity Mysteriously Drops 37%, S&P Drops 18%.

    Google is going to destroy the world economy thanks to this.
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    mathiasschnell , May 21, 2010 4:06 PM
    But can they make a logo that plays Crysis?
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    nekatreven , May 21, 2010 4:10 PM
    Quote:
    because all that wakka-wakka-wakkaing could get you into trouble.


    ...it's just so wrong
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    jojesa , May 21, 2010 4:14 PM
    I already wasted 30 mins playing.
    Did not know it was playable till I heard the sound.
    Yeah!
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    hellwig , May 21, 2010 4:14 PM
    snowgoer1998man...playing the two person by yourself is hard...

    Agreed. And the board is wonky with "google" spelled out in there. Still, pretty cool.
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    builderbobftw , May 21, 2010 4:20 PM
    Thsi is awesome!

    They should leave it up permantly at a web adress.
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    johnnyupgrade , May 21, 2010 4:20 PM
    It'd be funny if school/corporate filters blocked this.
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    buddhav1 , May 21, 2010 4:26 PM
    Excellent job by Google to pay tribute to a truly epic game. I've probably wasted 1000 hours easy playing Pac-Man.
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    saint19 , May 21, 2010 4:28 PM
    Google talent, when do u see something like this in the MSN page?

    My work productivity has drop %50...:)  sorry boss, the game remember me a very good time.

    Enjoy it and play it.
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    back_by_demand , May 21, 2010 4:29 PM
    Pure
    Class

    I hope this can be a permanent addition to the Google homepage, maybe add a Pac Man link next to "about google"
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    NightLight , May 21, 2010 4:37 PM
    damn, aother pattern for me to learn :p 
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