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Editor’s Pick #303: Happy Birthday Pacman by Isabel Alcantara

PREVIEW: Watch The Go! Team’s video for “Junior Kickstart.”

Today, in 1980, the video game Pacman was released in the United States, and what a glorious day it was. So, what is everyone doing in celebration?

Google – famous for their celebratory “google doodles” – released the first ever interactive google doodle, which lets you play Pacman on the actual logo (and once you lose it takes you on a google search of Pacman’s anniversary).

Also, although “Junior Kickstart” was realeased in 2003, on The Go! Team‘s debut album- Thunder, Lightning, Strike – the video is nothing short of perfect for celebrating the glorious creation of the video game that not only became and icon of 1980s pop-culture, but also contributed for my irrational fear of colored ghost and my love of fruit.

So, happy birthday, Pacman. I hope it’s just as stressful for you as any other day in your maze.

— Isabel Alcantara, Photo Editor

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