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Inspired by a Pizza

Video game designer Toru Iwatani wanted to get away from the shooter games that dominated arcades in the 1970s. This video tells how he came up with the idea for Pac-Man.

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At the time, Pac-Man was simpler than it needed to be, but its very simplicity was a genius idea that made the game stand out among the crowd. Video Game Story Time explains Iwatani's reasoning for what became the video game icon of the 20th century. -via Geeks Are Sexy    

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