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(Kotaku)   Graphic designer behind games like Galaga, Pac-Man, and Dig Dug has finally run out of quarters   (kotaku.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Arcade game, Hiroshi Ono, Dig Dug, arcade games, Namco, famous work, Video game, Video Game Densetsu  
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2021-10-18 11:10:26 AM  
Gonna have to get me this just so I can pour one out.

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2021-10-18 11:21:28 AM  
I loved every one of those games he worked on. I can hear their music just reading their names. Thanks for the memories, Dotman.
 
2021-10-18 11:22:34 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: I loved every one of those games he worked on. I can hear their music just reading their names. Thanks for the memories, Dotman.


Dude basically defined the aesthetic of 80s arcade culture.
 
2021-10-18 11:33:51 AM  
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2021-10-18 11:34:18 AM  
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2021-10-18 12:17:35 PM  
*beweoweoweo pop*

:(
 
2021-10-18 12:56:23 PM  
I wonder how long it took to realize that programmers weren't graphic designers?  In the 8-bit days, typically their was one programmer (engineer on the coin-op machines that Hiroshi Ono made famous, presumably they optimized the circuit boards as well) for the whole game, although occasionally someone would drop by to include something they thought "was really needed" (like the volcano on Battlezone).

I'm sure once Namco's machines would pop out to prospective players and eat their quarters (also it mattered that the games were great, all the fancy graphics couldn't fix that), other companies would look for their own Ono.  It would take decades for the army of devs that make modern games to come about.
 
2021-10-18 1:15:55 PM  
Galaga and Dig Dug were a big part of my college life.
 
2021-10-18 3:58:50 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Galaga and Dig Dug were a big part of my college life.


Same here. That's why I wish I had the space for one of these:

https://arcade1up.com/products/ms-pac​-​man-galaga-class-of-81-arcade-cabinet
 
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