This should definitely be a crowd pleaser!
Google has gone retro with a new gimmick for their Google Maps feature! And it has to do with the classic arcade game PAC-Man!!!
It's called PAC-Maps and it's their "most ambitious update yet!"
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The feature, which one can play on Google Maps through their browser or in a iOS or Android app, allows one to turn real-life street maps into a PAC-Man game.
Here's what Google wrote on the game-map's webpage:
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Just when we think Adele couldn't get anymore awesome, she finds a way to prove us wrong!
The Skyfall singer is preparing to head back across the pond with baby Angelo and beau Simon Konecki, and apparently she's filling her new home on the Sussex coast with retro arcade games!
Adele has reportedly dropped £15,000 on classics like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and even a couple of pinball machines! For those of you who don't know the exchange rate off the top of you heads, that's more than $22,000!!
A source says the singer is also spending money on less-exciting things, like furniture, but she's still making plenty of room for her precious machines:
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But of course! We've heard the scandalous rumors for years! Everyone knows that Mr. and Mrs. Pac-Man have a pretty tumultuous relationship. For decades, they've lived separately from one another in different arcades and they've each been battling terrible addictions. It's like they can't go one step without gobbling up more little white pills. It's really going to be an interesting show to watch.
Okay, we're kidding. The show isn't about the Pac-Man family. (Their demands were just too high for any producer to meet.)
Actually, producers at Merv Griffin Entertainment have teamed up with Namco Bandai Games America, which owns the Pac-Man brand, to develop an unscripted series based off the game and is being described as a "big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy." Merv Griffin's president of TV, Roy Bank, went on to describe the concept further, adding:
"The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world's biggest game of tag to television."
What fun! Waka waka waka!
We'd tune in just to see how they factor in the giant pretzel!
How about U?
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To honor Pacman's 30th anniversary, Google has turned their homepage logo into a playable Pac-Man game!
Google's Marcin Wichary says that they "made sure to include Pac-Man's original game logic, graphics and sounds, bring back ghosts' individual personalities, and even recreate original bugs from the 1980's masterpiece."
They even changed their "I'm Feeling Lucky" button to "Insert Coin!"
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