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You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

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April Fool’s Day is imminent, which means that we’re about to see A) lots of unfunny people making awful attempts to prank everyone; and B) some people—often including big tech companies like Google and Blizzard—creating some brilliant things. Here’s one example of the latter.

Go to Google Maps, find yourself an area with lots of roads (New York City will do nicely), and click the big Pac-Man icon on the bottom left, like so:


Suddenly, you’ll find the real world transformed into a classic arcade game, sort of like that new Adam Sandler movie except, you know, actually entertaining.


Good luck. Watch out for ghosts.

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