Filed under: Editor Picks | Tags: anniversary celebration, Google, Junior Kickstart, Ms. Pacman, Pacman, The Go! Team
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