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Google home page honors Pac-Man turning 30

Pac-Man, the iconic classic arcade game, celebrates its 30th anniversary today. Google put a playable Pac-Man game on their home page to mark the occasion, and it was even the lead story on CNN's website.

I'm too young to have been around when Pac-Man first came out, but I remember playing it in arcades and pizza joints across our fair nation growing up, as well as its various spinoffs like Ms. Pac-Man. I even vaguely remember the Pac-Man animated series. (Really? Did the deep plotting of Pac-Man require a television series?)

Check out Google both today and tomorrow to play their anniversary game on the home page, and you can also check out the Google Doodle archive once it's left the main page.

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