You hear the terms "legendary," and "pop culture," along with "vintage" far too often for my taste. They're used interchangeable and when it is convenient to describe just about anything that needs some weight or teeth to it.
Whether you're describing a football player or politician, those aforementioned words and others of that ilk are slapped on to just about anything in order to make sure the intended audiences knows what it is seeing is relevancy and then some.
"Pac Man," which is celebrating its 35th birthday this month deserves such accolades. "Pac Man" truly was a pioneer video game, if for no other reason than it seemed as though it was the first one that grabbed the attention of the masses.
This video game, the oddly, yellow shaped head munching on pellets and avoiding ghosts, didn't seem all that complicated or deep as it relates to today's video games but still after more than three decades is looked upon fondly as one of the game changers of this genre.
Who still won't play a quick game of Pac Man, should you stumble across a free standing arcade game in a laundry mat or another location that time may have forgotten?
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