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Atari National Pac Man Day is April 3rd (1982)!


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#1 Arenafoot

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:56 AM

Happy National Pac-Man Day!!!! That is right it will soon be National Pac-Man Day! So pop in those quarters, eat M&M's and go beat up some ghosts or order a pizza with one slice missing. Whatever inspires you to Pac!!!!

 

https://www.pinteres...an-day-april-3/

 

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#2 Yo-Yo

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:49 AM

HAPPY NATIONAL PAC-MAN DAY!! Man, I love all these Atari-themed holidays!
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#3 Yo-Yo

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:56 AM

Here's what Kotaku had to say, kinda snide but never the less:

Thirty [three] Years ago today, Atari had the balls to proclaim an entire day, hoping to lift its iconic Pac-Man character alongside the likes of other people who have their own day. Like, you know, Martin Luther King. And Jesus.
The fact it was only celebrated by video game fans and Atari employees for that one year says a lot about their efforts, but hey, you've got to at least commend them for thinking big with their PR.

Atari National PAC-MAN Day was minted to celebrate the home console release of the arcade classic. To Atari's credit, they actually put on a bit of a show, holding public events at certain locations with things like competitions and the chance for kids to shake hands with a man dressed in an uncomfortable Pac-Man outfit.

Via Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/58...seriously-it-is
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#4 Arenafoot

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

Here's what Kotaku had to say, kinda snide but never the less:

Thirty [three] Years ago today, Atari had the balls to proclaim an entire day, hoping to lift its iconic Pac-Man character alongside the likes of other people who have their own day. Like, you know, Martin Luther King. And Jesus.
The fact it was only celebrated by video game fans and Atari employees for that one year says a lot about their efforts, but hey, you've got to at least commend them for thinking big with their PR.

Atari National PAC-MAN Day was minted to celebrate the home console release of the arcade classic. To Atari's credit, they actually put on a bit of a show, holding public events at certain locations with things like competitions and the chance for kids to shake hands with a man dressed in an uncomfortable Pac-Man outfit.

Via Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/58...seriously-it-is

 

and there was this one...........

 

http://www.presstheb...pacman-day.html


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#5 Arenafoot

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:21 AM

so we had National Atari Pac-Man Day on April 3rd and now Pac-Man's 35th Birthday Bash on May 22nd!!!!

 

 

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#6 RickR

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:34 AM

Waka waka waka!  Thanks for posting this. 


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#7 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 01:57 PM

Warms the token-filled cockles of my arcader heart to see this.

 

Pac-Man changed the playfield from visual and sound design standpoint when it emerged onto the scene.

That simple, yet effective constant-nibbler avatar, those bright colors in a suave, loungey-chic dark blue maze, that waka...

 

Irrestible then and now.

 

Truly deserving of celebration.

I hope today's fans get to play a cabinet version to get that immersive arcade feel.

 

Nothing beats playing this with an actual mounted joystick.


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#8 Arenafoot

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:00 PM

countdown has begun!

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 02:02 PM

four days..................  :pac_man: . . . . . . 

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#10 Arenafoot

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:06 PM

3 days.................  :pac_man:  :pac_man:  :pac_man:

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:46 PM

two days!!!!  :pac_man:    :pac_man:

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:07 PM

tomorrow................  :pac_man:  :party:

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:07 PM

Time to get your jackets out of storage! (image: atarimania.com)

 

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:16 AM

Today is the day!!!  :pac_man:   :pole_position_blimp:    :pac_man:   :pole_position_blimp:    :pac_man:  

 

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:17 AM

some article scans..........

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:18 AM

more scans..........

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:00 PM

Playing on the 130XE - my paltry High Score...

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2600 - 7800 - 800XL - 130XE - Lynx - Jaguar

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

It's that time of year again!

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:56 AM

Here's a few more.

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