Pac-Man Turns 30, Google Offers Game On Homepage

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While it’s not necessarily DC-related, today is Friday and everyone’s brain deserves a short break from reality. Today’s break is compliments of Google celebrating Pac-Man’s 30th birthday by running the game on their homepage.

Who would have thought that a Japanese company called Namco Bandai releasing Puck-Man on May 22, 1980 would become the inspiration for many of the best-known modern game designers.

So take a minute to goof off today. When you do, make sure to celebrate Pac-Man turning the big 3-0.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When sheโ€™s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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