Play the Wag the Dog game.  Only at Mediadome.

GAMECENTER.COM
Join now FREE! 
Super Search 

BATTLE
STATIONS

Game News 
Sneak Peeks 
Features 
Hardware 
Reviews 
Consoles 
Xperts 

WORLDS
GC Underground 

AMMUNITION
Top Downloads 
Ask GamerX 
Tips and Tactics 
World of Cheats 
GameWorthy 

CNET SERVICES
CNET.COM 
NEWS.COM 
COMPUTERS.COM 
BUILDER.COM 
DOWNLOAD.COM 
SHAREWARE.COM 
BROWSERS.COM 
ACTIVEX.COM 
SEARCH.COM 
MEDIADOME.COM 
SNAP! ONLINE 

MARKETPLACE
BuyDirect.com 
How to advertise 


FeaturesExclusives

The Legacy of Pac-Man
  by John Marrin
(10/8/97)

Genesis
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was
upon the face of the deep.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided
the light from the darkness.

And God said, Let there be Pong: and it was good.
And the multitudes came to play in arcades.
But there was only lightness and darkness, black and white.

And God said to his board of directors, This Pong, it makes my
head hurt! I want some color...Brighten it up, maybe some ghosts.
Fruit, fruit is good. And put a maze in there, everyone likes a nice maze.
OK? Run with it.

 
quicktime     avi
(file size 1.5 MB) (file size 1.5 MB)

The Good Life
There was a time of nothingness, when even existence did not exist. But thankfully, there was an end to all of that, and the good things came into being. And just as all things have a beginning, so too must they evolve; just as Mario came from Jumpman, Pac-Man was born from Puc-Man, his Japanese forefather.

Known for his tenacious personality and his voracious appetite, Mr. Mellow Yellow took the world by storm in 1980. Entire arcades were devoted to him--a first in the history of video games. Pac-Man reigned supreme.

Rows and rows of arcade Pac-Man machines stood like yellow soldiers awaiting battle in arcades across the world. Mario? Feh! Pac-Man had a year's lead on him. All we wanted were more dots and more ghosts--lots of them. So while Reaganomics poured all of America's money overseas, us lesser folk sent all our quarters into the slots of Pac-Man machines.

It is only fitting that we pay tribute to one of the most famous icons of video game history: Pac-Man. His legacy is legendary, his empire of biblical proportions. Gamecenter is proud to give you the whole unadulterated tabloid story.

Insert quarter here


Back to top

 Copyright © 1995-98, CNET Inc. All rights reserved.