There’s a World Video Game Hall of Fame now, and the first class of inductees was announced yesterday. Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, and World of Warcraft are to video games what Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner are to baseball.
It took a lot of skill (and quarters) to rack up an epic run on Ms. Pac-Man back in the day. Turns out it took sharp hand-eye co-ordination to assemble those iconic cabinets too.
Google has a proud tradition of modifying their logo image to commemorate special occasions, but for the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, they’ve gone from image manipulation to game creation.