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May 22, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Pac-Man turns 35 years old today!

Pac-Man was released on May 22, 1980 in Japan and quickly became a pop-culture sensation. This iconic game was released several months later in October 1980, in North America. Whether you played arcade games or not - you knew what Pac-Man was.

Pac-Man turns 35 This game was originally titled Puck Man. It would have been mere seconds before someone altered it. Allegedly the Puck Man name came from the character's flat, hockey puck shape. One can only wonder if Pac-Man could have risen to such popularity if referred to as Fuck Man, with a wry grin.

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