On May 22, 1980 Namco released Pac-Man to the Japanese arcades. The game was a great success, and after 30 years, we still play Pac-Man. The game have been converted and ported to every videogame format under the sun. Everybody knows about Pac-Man and it was an icon of the 1980s popular culture. I have found memories about the game, and still fancy it today.
To celebrate Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, Google made their logo a playable Pac-Man game. You can watch a YouTube-video I made playing the game.
Every year the president of USA invites the journalists that works at the White House Correspondents’ Association to the Correspondents’ Dinner which was held on May 1st, 2010. President Barack Obama makes fun of journalists, politicians and himself.
Before the GameBoy and before the NES, Nintendo made the Game & Watch series. The first Game & Watch was released in 1980 and a total of 60 games was realesed.
Some of the Game & Watch games have been released in compilations on the GameBoy and Nintendo have now startet to release some of the games on Nintendo DSi as DSiWare at 200 DSi points.
I’ve been playing Donkey Kong Jr. which was released on DSi in Europe on Friday April 23rd, 2010. The game mimics the original game that was released in 1982 very well. The screen looks and feels like the old LCD screens on the G&W. I remember playing this game some 25 years ago, and the game is still fun to play.
There are some good G&W games to wait for, but until then, Donkey Kong Jr. is a great buy. Lots of fun for 200 points.
If you have enough LEGO bricks, you can set a world record. But you need around 500.000 of them. A new Guinness World Record was set in Oslo, Norway on April 24th, 2010. The new LEGO tower record is 30.22 meters tall and beat the record from Munich last year by 25cm.
I recorded a video, which you can watch bellow, when they placed the LEGO modules onto the tower. Pretty amazing.
Photo & video: Frank Eivind Rundholt (Creative Commons)