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May 22, 2010

Damn you, you wonderful Google!

Pac man Though having nothing to do with sentencing, I have to use this blog space to praise the folks at Google for celebrating the the 30th anniversary of Pac Man, arguably the greatest video-game of all time and certainly an obsession of my childhood for much too long, with an extraordinarily fun new version of the game for free on its the Google homepage

This tech article, headlined "Pac-man celebrates its 30th anniversary with free game from Google," provides details that will all but ensure that those of my generation spend more time than they should goofing off at the computer today.  And please, blame the folks at Google, not me, if you do not get everything done today that you had planned.

UPDATE:  I managed to score 64,880 in my first long play this afternoon.  Anyone beat that?

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It would have been nice if they gave some sort of warning or something. It completely froze my screen reader the first time it loaded. I was seriously wondering if my system had been hijacked.

Posted by: Soronel Haetir | May 22, 2010 11:11:13 AM

Had it on vinyl when I was in elementary school.

Posted by: JC | May 22, 2010 1:45:27 PM

It's a picture of the cover of the Pac-Man Fever album, Soronel, if your screen reader doesn't tell you what images are of (that wasn't very sensitive of me to post a picture right after you said that).

Posted by: JC | May 22, 2010 1:51:05 PM

It has been 30 years!!

Posted by: Tim Holloway | May 22, 2010 1:57:14 PM

This law blog is my PacMan. I do it when I have much better things to do. And the lawyer is relentless, and cannot be defeated. That is part of the addictiveness.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 22, 2010 2:49:51 PM

PacMan is the lawyer, isn't he, gobbling up everything that is not moving?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 22, 2010 6:50:05 PM

Centipede. The best one.

Posted by: federalist | May 22, 2010 8:12:12 PM

Have any of you seen The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters? It is most excellent.

Posted by: JC | May 22, 2010 8:25:44 PM

"I managed to score 64,880 in my first long play this afternoon. Anyone beat that?"

I would beat that like an egg if I had a joystick instead of the damned directional buttons on the keyboard.

Posted by: JC | May 22, 2010 9:01:53 PM

Ooh federalist, the fact that you call Centipede the best has me again wondering about your judgment. ;-) Seriously, I was a big fan of Centipede, especially because it pioneered the track ball. But, as a Space Invaders derivative, I think it has to take a back seat to PacMan!

Posted by: Doug B. | May 22, 2010 9:05:59 PM

"This law blog is my PacMan. I do it when I have much better things to do. And the lawyer is relentless, and cannot be defeated"

No, no, it can be defeated. Pac-Man has a kill screen at level 256. The Billy Mitchell has conquered it, first person ever to record a perfect game. Click Here. If I did not know who federalist was, I would suspect that he was The Billy Mitchell. ;)

Posted by: JC | May 22, 2010 9:29:37 PM

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