Happy Birthday PAC-MAN – he’s 35 tomorrow

Amazingly it's 35 years tomorrow since arcade game Pac-man was unleashed on the world in an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. That makes him the same age as Kim Kardashian West, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum and Kelly Brook.  And of course like most things it seems the…

Atari 2600 lamp will light up your life


The Atari 2600 defined a generation of videogames – from Pacman to Pitfall. From Atlantis to Adventure. And now you can remember it by lighting your room with a supersize joystick.

It’s been created by Instructables member Seamster, and although I’m a little too young to have owned a 2600 myself, I can appreciate the lamp’s best feature – the big red button will turn it on and off. Awe-inspiring. Now to craft a lampshade shaped liked a Pac-man ghost…

Giant Atari 2600 Joystick Lamp (via Kotaku)

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