Monday, 9 August 2010

Pac-Man To Be Inducted In The Video Game Hall Of Fame

Pac-Man has been around for 30 years now and is one of the most iconic figures of video game history. Revolutionizing the video game world and creating a pop culture phenomenon that spawned over 30 licensed games an animated series and even a top ten hit single “Pac-Man Fever”. So it’s no surprise that he has been chosen to be the first inductee of the International Video Game Hall of Fame.

The event will take place in Ottumwa, Iowa next Thursday, if it seems like an unlikely place for a video game museum think again. During the 80's the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa emerged as the choice destination for national gaming competitions. The founder of Twin Galaxies arcade Walter Day also created a database of records known as Twin Galaxies National Scoreboard that still exists to this day keeping track of world records and player ranks. Pac-Man will be joined by another 28 inductees including Donkey Kong creator Shingeru Miyamoto, Namco founder Masaya Nakamura and competitive game champions Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe and Jonathan Wendel “Fatal1ty”.

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