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Geekiest Doodles from Google

Geeky Google Doodles: PAC-MAN

Ever since New Year's Day 2000, Google has made itself known for altering its logo in remembrance of a holiday, anniversary, or other special day. In this gallery, we take a look at 30 of the most memorable, geeky Google Doodles from 2009 and 2010 so far.

In what is possibly the most popular Google Doogle ever, Google created a fully functioning PAC-MAN game to replace its logo on May 21, 2010 in celebration of PAC-MAN's 30th anniversary. While the image above is not functioning, Google has left a working version here. Simply click "Insert Coin" and you're on your way.

Image credit: Google

18 comments
WPee
WPee

"The Times They are a chang'n" = Bob Dylan Before these times every company wanted their Company LOGO to be the exact same every time it was displayed. Google has broke the mold on what a LOGO can do for a company. CHEERS to Google.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

Google gives tribute to John Lennon's 70th birthday with a psychedelic-styled animated doodle, featuring "Imagine" as the soundtrack. etu

brian
brian

Crop circles of course! The 'l' is the only letter in Google that is not round, so they did the 'l' with tire tracks.

rik9000
rik9000

Can anyone really be bothered clicking 20 times to read through this sort of stuff? Can you please stick to 1-4 pages!

OdeonIT
OdeonIT

These are all really cool and I especially liked the added descriptions. The only problem is that those descriptions are only given for the first 12 doodles, with nothing at all written for the following 18 doodles beyond the image titles. Where are the other descriptions?

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

Sad, he was shot down just when he seemed to be getting his second musical wind. Imagine, the music we might have heard had he been allowed to continue on. :(

Wally Bahny
Wally Bahny

Google had the alt text for the image as Goog_e - what does that mean to you? But yes, I know those are otherwise crop circles.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

No 'RTFM' for you, huh? This is what Twitter has brought us to.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

with a project spec that runs over four pages, don't you?

AllenT_z
AllenT_z

The great idea for rik9000, not for Tech Republic. That Great Idea is: If you don't like them, don't read them.

Wally Bahny
Wally Bahny

There was an issue with the publish, but the captions are all present now. Enjoy!

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Is that why it seems like you put "no text" so much these days? :p I think BTW, that your brain default mode function might say you won 45 minutes to it... like a refreshing stroll in the park, only without the dogpoo. :)

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys moderator

it would have been incredible, his music always makes me emotional but at peace...hats off to Google...nice job :)