30th anniv. of Pac-Man

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    30th anniv. of Pac-Man

    ....and Google celebrates by putting a flash game of pac-man in their logo. Quite nice. I bet world productivity just dropped by over 50%.

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    Hehe, I was first!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy
    Hehe, I was first!!
    Not really.
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    Hehe but I put it in GD which definitely gets the most traffic. Imagine IT today trying to block their employees from the Google site. Nice. Quite funny.

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    Since I usually keep a google tab opened. I couldn't see where the bloody sound was coming. It was driving me nuts. Virus! Was my thought.

    Really, can't stand insanity no more. The simple life of a farmer on some god forsaken land is becoming too appealing.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Pffth! You're just trying to suck up to Salem !!

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    Notice the ad banner is now talking about pac-man since that is sprinkled all over this thread.

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    I'm actually quite surprised everyone's laughing. (I'm going nuts. It has to be it)

    Seriously, my thoughts when I realized where this thing was coming from, and I settled down a bit, went straight to Nick Cave - Stagger Lee. After all the soothing imagery of loading a shotgun on Google's mothaf face, I regained my posture with Procol Harum - The Dead Man's Dream.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    ....and Google celebrates by putting a flash game of pac-man in their logo
    Actually I don't think it's Flash. I think it's Javascript.

    When you right-click on it, no "Adobe Flash" thingy comes up in the context menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    Actually I don't think it's Flash. I think it's Javascript.

    When you right-click on it, no "Adobe Flash" thingy comes up in the context menu.
    You might be right (I kind of doubt it tho), since some of the DOM changes on the fly while the game plays. However, I know nothing about actionscript, maybe it can do that, it can definitely call js routines I think. The page is kind of obfuscated.

    I thought pac-man was older than this. I can remember it in arcades, it was kind of outclassed by the time I was 10 or 12 (37 now).
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    So... how about a stickied google discussion thread as it seems all GD discussions eventually lead to something they do? :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    You might be right (I kind of doubt it tho), since some of the DOM changes on the fly while the game plays. However, I know nothing about actionscript, maybe it can do that, it can definitely call js routines I think. The page is kind of obfuscated.

    I thought pac-man was older than this. I can remember it in arcades, it was kind of outclassed by the time I was 10 or 12 (37 now).
    He's right, it's javascript (probably created via GWT). Right-click, view source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bithub View Post
    He's right, it's javascript (probably created via GWT). Right-click, view source.
    You mean the actual page source? Yeah, I looked at that, that doesn't mean the js isn't loading something else. It is not all in that source.

    But you're right. There's a ton of div's in there created in one of the loaded scripts and a least one of them accounts for the flashing pucks. It isn't flash.

    Also, the sprites are pngs.
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    Christmas 1980, Atari game console, Pacman cartridge, heaven. And did anyone NOT end up chewing the rubber off of their Atari joystick?

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    It's not flash, I have blocked it here with a plugin, and pac man works fine.

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