Countdown to 30 years
On May 22, Namco Bandai's Pac-Man will turn 30 years old. The game was originally released in Japan on that date in 1980--but not in the United States until October of the same year. And though video games have come a very long way since then, Pac-Man is still considered one of the most influential games of all time, and is the most recognized video game character in history.
This is the official countdown timer on Namco's official Pac-Man site. Note the modern, 3D Pac-Man.
May 21, 2010 8:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Namco Bandai
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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