I spotted a link to PacManhattan over at SimpleBits, and was immediately stunned. I mean, sure, it’s like an episode of “When Geeks Go Crazy,” what with the use of cellular and WiFi communications to update player positions, and the Web-based arcade view of a live game in progress, but think about it. These people are running around entire blocks of New York City just to play a live-action version of a 1980’s video game. They’re actually getting exercise. They won’t just be toning their wrists; this is a total-body workout. That’s so not geeky.
Can’t you just hear the guy playing PacMan trying to cross the street? “Hey! I’m wakka wakka wakkin’ here!”