Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pac-Man On The Grand Scale

Some of the user-created levels mimic the style of Pac-Man's original mazes. But many others add a new dash of creativity.

A glance at the game's main page shows mazes whose walls form images of robots, mushrooms, a yin-yang symbol and what appear to be several self-portraits.

Other mazes celebrate video-game classics like Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Brothers and Space Invaders.

Of course, this being the internet, not all images are as creative, or in good taste.

The company says its constantly scanning new mazes for inappropriate images, including an anatomical favorite of juvenile minds everywhere.

"We're happy that the 'penis to non-penis levels' ratio is well below 1:100 (the standard for user generated campaigns) ...," the company wrote on its blog. "We've been watching the moderation closely, so every penis has a short life."

Really? Penis-shaped Pac-Man mazes?

I guess the part that really surprised me is that there is a penis to non-penis standard...

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