by Asher
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Google usually changes their logo to
commemorate a certain special date
and today was no exception.

But they went one up.

You can actually play Pacman running
around the Google logo.

I had a blast =)

Asher
#google #pacman
  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    Yeah - I didn't realize it until I clicked on it and noticed you could actually play along. So I wasted a few minutes for the heck of it. Pretty innovative though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Man, I tried for 10 minutes to play along and was not able to do so ... maybe better that I could not.
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    • Profile picture of the author eZwerge
      Originally Posted by advertisingmonstor View Post

      yes, that's really nice to play pacman while searching........
      yes it took the productivity in the office right down yesterday, but hey TGIF hey? I sucked at it through got kicked out in level 2. Bring back old school games I say
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    I seen that earlier today and then came across this
    Google Gravity

    Works better in Chrome than IE of FF.
    ~MM~
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    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

      I seen that earlier today and then came across this
      Google Gravity

      Works better in Chrome than IE of FF.
      ~MM~
      Is this what everyone else is seeing:

      "Your browser, IE, is not cool enough... Please upgrade"?

      Just checking to see if I might be missing something if I don't.

      When I saw the Pacman logo this morning, I didn't realize you could play the game, but I did notice it start to activate seconds before my search request moved me to a new page.

      I've never been much good at these games either, but now I'm just going to have to go back and try it. My brother was a whiz at that game.

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  • Profile picture of the author tamilseo
    today is pac man 30'th anniversary. so google special.
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  • Profile picture of the author JMartin
    Great. Another way to waste time.

    I'm glad they don't have a leaderboard or more screens. I might have taken the day off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    I just played it for like 20 minutes, dam that thing was so so fun.

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  • Profile picture of the author money2k
    If you click the "insert coin" button twice. You get Mrs. Pac Man and 2 players. Awesome
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    • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
      Now that is a awesome tip, but it is really not easy to control both at the same time, so guess what?

      I am going to cheat and call my brother to control one and I control one

      Originally Posted by money2k View Post

      If you click the "insert coin" button twice. You get Mrs. Pac Man and 2 players. Awesome
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    • Profile picture of the author genietoast
      Originally Posted by money2k View Post

      If you click the "insert coin" button twice. You get Mrs. Pac Man and 2 players. Awesome
      Are you serious?

      I gotta try that now.
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  • LOL... I guess everyone is on the same page with this one... Google found a way to make today an unproductive day!!! I was able to prove to myself how much I stink at video games... PacMan is NOT the exception.

    I remember that darn game when Atari was huge. All the cousins used to congregate in the one household that had the console. And everyone fought to have the little stick control first. But as I proved then, I did again today, video games were not designed for ME!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author US Blues
    I was so hooked on pacman back in the day and now here comes google blatantly shoving it in my face! I just hope they don't do the same with asteroids or space invaders...
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  • Profile picture of the author Domb
    yeah cool logo today. I prefer paperboy though ;-0
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    HA... I guess Pac Man has once again hypnotized both boys and girls (although only a few of us will admit it, LOL)

    I have never been much of a pac man girl, I was a feminist and defender of Mrs. Pacman, LOL!!! But that good old game as google's logo really caught me off guard. WOW, those were the days... And YES, it is kind of annoying playing with the arrows, there seems to be a delay, if you can call it that. Needless to say I lost almost immediately. Or it could just be my lack of ability to play the game...
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    I saw, I played, I died. Thanks google pacman.

    For those entire 8 seconds I was a kid again.

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  • Profile picture of the author Louise Green
    My business is now officially closed today. Thanks Google!
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    Perhaps it's time to stop "playing"
    and go back to work,

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  • Profile picture of the author ACarpentieri
    That is really cool! I am still awful at pacman though... even after all these years
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    • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
      I went into my office that I've revived to get back into marketing to discover my writer playing Pacman and was like what the ----! Talk about a time killer... I can see how it would effect production for sure because I saw it first hand today...

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  • Profile picture of the author CHITOWN7
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    I saw google new Logo and I was like this is so COOL!!! But I have not actually taken the time to play Pac Man.
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    • Profile picture of the author LasseKohau
      It was and still is a great game. It was the first Nintendo game, I got - and I still have it in my basement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    Haha, I love this logo. :p I usually go to Google to break any time-wasting cycles I get into, so this completely messes me up... so devious of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
    I wonder if employers will block Google if they leave that logo up much longer.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    It will be available for 48 hours only, if you want to play it you better be quick before it's taken down :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Brings me back to my bar hopping and Atari 2600 days.

      Most of the bars I went to had video games in them. Whenever the hottest
      games came out, the bars would have them first. I remember Pac Man,
      Donkey Kong, Berzerk, QBert...and so many others.

      And the 2600...we'd wait for the newest games to come out like Space
      Invaders, Defender, Missile Command, and even Custer's Revenge, which
      was just too off the wall to even try to describe.

      And then when Activision got into the business creating Atari compatible
      games...forget it.

      I literally spent a fortune back then.

      Yeah, those were some fun times.
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  • Profile picture of the author oldgamesware
    I enjoyed playing the Pacman's game on google. You can insert a coin and play. This is great for getting the stress out.
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  • Profile picture of the author WilliamLark
    I thought is was pretty cool video game logo honoring Pac Man's Birthday
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Sheley
    I had fun with this, spent 10 mins playing it
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    The only one I was good at was Pong.
    It was first and it was ssso slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsongt
    I loved this feature when i logged on to google i immediatley took notice to their logo and the fact you could play the game on the site. I dont think i have been more excited about a special logo before lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    LOL cant wait for the Super Mario Bros one in 5 years time. That's a game that meant a HUGE deal to the following generation.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickL
    It's up for 48 hours and has 250 levels! I wonder how many people burned through an entire workday trying to see how far they could get. LOL - I tried twice and went back to work... ok, three times.... maybe four. But that's it. Seriously.

    Really....

    I wonder how much they spent in hours to have the team code the script for it... They must really love pacman - otherwise, I doubt many people would have known it was the 30th anniversary. Pretty funny. It was a cool Gogletastic logo, though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      I doubt they would of have coded much....they wouldnt of have to code the actual game, the game is already made in so many formats out there over the years. They would of just had to work out how to get it working on the browser.


      Originally Posted by NickL View Post

      It's up for 48 hours and has 250 levels! I wonder how many people burned through an entire workday trying to see how far they could get. LOL - I tried twice and went back to work... ok, three times.... maybe four. But that's it. Seriously.

      Really....

      I wonder how much they spent in hours to have the team code the script for it... They must really love pacman - otherwise, I doubt many people would have known it was the 30th anniversary. Pretty funny. It was a cool Gogletastic logo, though.
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    For a short time Google will show it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMaker Guy
    Had some fun with this. I hope Google doesn't get to carried away otherwise I will never get any work done LOL
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    i've tried to play it and it really fun
    google rocks !!!
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    press "insert coin" twice and you can play 2 palyers.
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    oh shoot! I missed that one
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    I played it for long, it reminded me of the old times
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      G has made it permanent. If you have easily distracted staff, you might want to block this URL -

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  • Profile picture of the author wilfordsy
    This change actually wasted me around an hour of my time. Brings back memories. Waka waka waka
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