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


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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!!!!

 

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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/5898908/today-is-atari-national-pac-man-day-no-seriously-it-is

Welcome to the short bus.

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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/5898908/today-is-atari-national-pac-man-day-no-seriously-it-is

 

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

 

http://www.pressthebuttons.com/2010/04/are-you-ready-for-atari-national-pacman-day.html

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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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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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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countdown has begun!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Today is the day! Happy National Pac Man Day!

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coming in five days................

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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