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22 May 2010 11:29


Culture: Pac-Man creator has bizarre ideas of what women want

  • When you think about things women like, you think about fashion, or fortune-telling, or food or dating boyfriends. So I decided to theme the game around ‘eating’ — after eating dinner, women like to have dessert.
  • Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani • Regarding how he came about creating what some call the first casual game. Other notes: Yeah, he came up with Pac Man’s design based on a pizza that was missing a slice. And it’s weird to consider, but it was the first character-driven video game. The game celebrates its 30th anniversary today. (Google simply got a head start.) source

23 Nov 2009 20:26


Biz: Lawsuit: The Washington Times get $40 million a year from Moonies

  • That’s more than half the paper’s operating budget. Ever wonder if a bunch of really weird #&(& was going on at The Washington Post’s more conservative, religion-backed adversary? Based on a lawsuit that editorial page editor Richard Miniter is filing, it sounds like a fun place to work. Among other things, he says that the paper forced him to take part in religious ceremonies he was uncomfortable with. Hmm. source