Friday, May 21, 2010

I Like Pac-Man But Centipede is Better

I'm glad Google is commemorating the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man this weekend with an interactive doodle. Let's party like it's 1980.

But while I like Pac-Man (and for that matter Ms. Pac-Man) my favorite video game from 1980 was Centipede. I did better with a rolling a trackball than handling a joystick even if it did leave me with blisters on my fingers.

I'm not into World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto or any of the modern video games although I did enjoy playing baseball and bowling on Nintendo Wii one Sunday afternoon back in January. But I don't need state of the art graphics. Just give me something simple, direct and to the point.

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