Hard to believe, but one of the top video games launching the Atari era turns 25 this month: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6448213/did/8218674
As part of life imitating art, several NYU graduate students in April 2004 took part in a Pac-Manhattan tournament. Thus far, the highest scores have not come close to matching any totals from past video game players. Besides checking out the vast picture gallery plus a special story behind how this game is played inside a "control room"--take a look at the students donning the costumes in their attempt to navigate the moves of Pac-Man and the 4 ghosts of Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
Actual link for New York street game: http://www.pacmanhattan.com/index.php
To those brave people who have their Plug and Play systems hooked up, I say--Game On!