Happy 35th Anniversary Pac-Man

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The rise of the arcade boom in the early 80’s began thanks to a game that initially no one was really overly excited about. So the game no one at the company thought would do much ended up turning the arcade into an event and brought video games into the mainstream. It’s hard to explain to people who weren’t there just how huge Pac-Man was when it came out. They were everywhere and there was always someone playing it if not a line of people waiting. It was truly an event. As a young kid I was fascinated by it and no doubt is what began my lifelong love of video games. Pac-Man was also the the first game that started merchandising tie-ins. Everything you can think of had Pac-Man on it. I had a few things (including Pac-Man bedsheets!) and it was really fun to see it. I used […]