Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from the Today @ PC World blog at PCWorld.com.
Due to overwhelming popularity, Google has announced that its interactive 30th anniversary Pac-Man doodle has earned a permanent spot on Google.com. From now on, whenever you need a Pac-Man fix just point your browser to Google.com/pacman and you can enjoy the search giant’s version of this iconic video game any time you like.
When Namco and Midway games introduced Pac-Man to North America in 1980, it quickly became a fixture in American popular culture. Pac-Man inspired numerous video game spin-offs, board games, lunch boxes, a Saturday morning cartoon, and several versions for home video game systems.
Despite the overwhelming user reaction to Google’s 30th anniversary doodle, I have no doubt Pac-Man fever will start receding over the next few days. But never fear, once this version of Pac-Man is forgotten, I have no doubt it will live on as fodder for those always popular articles detailing Google’s best Easter Eggs of all time.