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Human Pac-Man descends on Swindon tomorrow. Here's a picture of the dress rehearsal. Pac-Man Anniversary Swindon gamers take pill consumption to new levels Members of the public can control a real-life Pac-Man. How? You have to be there to find out. And Why? It's part of the Museum of Computing celebrations for Pac-Man's …

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  1. Ralph B
    Happy

    Marcus Brigstocke was right

    "If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."

    Or, indeed, out in the open in Swindon.

  2. Code Monkey

    Olympics

    These should be our Olympic mascots.

  3. Edwin
    Boffin

    Beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep?

    Wadawadawadawadawadawadawadawadawadawadawadawadawadawada!

  4. Daniel Barnes

    waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka

    waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka bloooooooooop waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka

  5. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
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    Sir

    Whilst I applaud the effort, I can't help feeling it's a bit English*

    *==cheap and cheerful

    I wasn't expecting a Disney production, but I was at least hoping to see people running around the Magic Roundabout in lieue of a digitised backdrop.

    Still, all in good fun

  6. fixit_f
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    This isn't news - apparently exam invigilators do it all the time to relieve the tedium

    So when they're walking up and down and across between the rows of desks during your GCSE's what you don't realise is that one of them is the nominated Pac Man and the others are ghosts. I can't remember the full rules though.

  7. Andy C
    Stop

    For all the complaining...

    ...el Reg still insists on posting links to freaking facebook

    If the details are actually worth reporting, can we have an actuall copy of them rather than referencing back to a service that is slammed daily here.

    1. dogged

      But

      This is Swindon. That's a massive investment for Swindon, possibly the third-skankiest place in the country.

  8. SmallYellowFuzzyDuck, how pweety!
    Alert

    Back back man

    So the poor sod in the pacman outfit has to collect the dots off the floor then.

    Phew, come the end of the event he's going to really hurt from all that stooping down every few seconds. Yeah he could also bend his legs, but that's also going to hurt after a while.

    I wonder if health and safety regulations forced him take a manual handling course beforehand.

    Waka waka waka oww! waka waka waka oww, I hurt! waka waka waka oooh is it 4 o'clock yet?...

  9. Peter Smith 4
    Happy

    I recognise that costume

    So, last summer, I made a Pacman outfit and wore it to a couple of festivals:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3007692&l=1f09154824&id=514246503

    I guess I got spotted!

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