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(TechEBlog)   A rare look at the blueprints for the machine that would go on to revolutionize arcade gaming   (techeblog.com ) divider line
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2012-05-22 01:03:08 PM  
Did you know that the original name of Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You would think it's because Pac-Man kind of looks like a yellow hockey puck, but actually it comes from the Japanese phrase 'paku-paku' which means to flap ones' mouth open and closed. They changed it to Pac-Man in North America because Puck-Man would've been way too easy to vandalize. Like, you know, scratch out the P and turn it into an F.
 
2012-05-22 01:46:37 PM  
Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me fan, Lando?
 
2012-05-22 01:48:53 PM  
I suddenly have the urdge to consume some fruit...also to pop some pills, strangely.
 
2012-05-22 02:43:17 PM  
Oh.

Was expecting actual blueprints, like PCB stencils and directions for constructing the arcade cabinet.

This is just a game designer's graph paper sketchbook.
 
2012-05-22 02:43:29 PM  

Calmamity: Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me fan, Lando?


cdn.blogs.sheknows.com

Ramona Flowers would be troubled by your ignorance, if only she could muster up any interest about you.
 
2012-05-22 02:48:28 PM  
They're really not machine blueprints, they're game design notes.

/sorry
 
2012-05-22 02:59:33 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-22 03:05:46 PM  
Blueprints?
They're not even blue!
 
2012-05-22 03:41:15 PM  
Remember when Google had the Pacman doodle on the 30th anniversary?

http://google.com/pacman

\blocked at my work
 
2012-05-22 03:52:10 PM  
Don't care about anything arcade related, until I hear about that Gundam Arcade pod that lets you practically drive the damn thing like it was real.
 
2012-05-22 04:01:33 PM  
I'd like to have the hours back I wasted playing Pac Man.
 
2012-05-22 04:07:33 PM  

SithLord: Remember when Google had the Pacman doodle on the 30th anniversary?

http://google.com/pacman

\blocked at my work


If you look around, there's versions of that for download. But you didn't hear of it from me.

/wouldn't mind playing that maze in the notes, there's about three places to put warp tunnels.
 
2012-05-22 04:36:58 PM  
Continue reading for two up-close shots.

I looked and looked but I could not find where to continue reading. Is there a paragraph or link hidden someplace?
 
2012-05-22 04:39:30 PM  
Here's a rare look...

Not anymore it ain't.
 
2012-05-22 04:39:58 PM  
The Jade Key is earned after 256 levels. Just sayin'.
 
2012-05-22 04:52:35 PM  
You could sell those for a lot at auction. But im sure Rick will give you $50 for em.
 
2012-05-22 05:15:23 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: SithLord: Remember when Google had the Pacman doodle on the 30th anniversary?

http://google.com/pacman

\blocked at my work

If you look around, there's versions of that for download. But you didn't hear of it from me.

/wouldn't mind playing that maze in the notes, there's about three places to put warp tunnels.


*looks around suspiciously under a black trench coat and black hat* Sure thing. I don't know you.
 
2012-05-22 06:32:55 PM  
That doesn't look like Street Fighter II...
 
2012-05-22 06:37:39 PM  

Saborlas: That doesn't look like Street Fighter II...


Subby said "revolutionize" arcade gaming, not "sound its death knell".
 
2012-05-22 06:56:02 PM  

1000 Ways to Dye: Blueprints?
They're not even blue!


Yeah they are "UI Design Documents", "Mock ups" or "wire-frames".

They are not "blueprints". At least you would of thought they would have mistakenly meant "schematic" but they didn't even get it that close.
 
2012-05-22 10:07:20 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Did you know that the original name of Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You would think it's because Pac-Man kind of looks like a yellow hockey puck, but actually it comes from the Japanese phrase 'paku-paku' which means to flap ones' mouth open and closed. They changed it to Pac-Man in North America because Puck-Man would've been way too easy to vandalize. Like, you know, scratch out the P and turn it into an F.


I'll go away and leave you alove forever now.
 
2012-05-22 10:23:20 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Saborlas: That doesn't look like Street Fighter II...

Subby said "revolutionize" arcade gaming, not "sound its death knell".


sounds like somebody still can't do a Dragon Punch...
 
2012-05-22 10:31:36 PM  
I'd rather look at this...

media.techeblog.com
 
2012-05-22 11:57:07 PM  

mjones73: I'd rather look at this...


I'd eat the cherry.
 
2012-05-23 09:56:26 AM  

mjones73: I'd rather look at this...

[media.techeblog.com image 450x607]


waka, waka, waka...
 
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