It’s Atari National Pac-Man Day!
Today marks the 31st annual Atari National Pac-Man Day.
Atari declared National Pac-Man Day on the day they released the Atari port of Pac-Man back on April 3, 1982.
(Via Sascha Grant)
Pac-Man was a cultural phenomenon in the early 80s. It was merchandised as thoroughly as anything is today. So on this most auspicious holiday think back on the Atari 2600 and the game of Pac-Man. Maybe head on over to an emulator site and play a game. Enjoy one of the first video games to become a global phenomenon.
Check out these other Pac-Man specific articles:
1. On Episode 77 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast we discuss the Atari 2600 and its games (including Pac-Man)
2. First Perfect Game of Pac-Man played back in 1999
3. America’s Love Affair with a man named Pac
4. Check out some Pac-Man photos in my Video Games Flickr set