For the weekend of May 21–23, 2010, Google changed the Google logo on its homepage to a Google Doodle featuring a playable version of Pac-Man, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the game’s release. The game featured the ability to play both Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man simultaneously.
Companies across the world experienced slight drops in productivity due to the game, estimated to be valued at the time as $120,000,000 (approximately €95,400,000; £83,000,000). In total, the game devoured around 4.8 million hours of work productivity that day, and some organizations even temporarily blocked Google’s website from workplace computers on the Friday it was uploaded.
Because of the popularity of the Pac-Man doodle, Google decided to allow access to the game through a separate web page, where it remains to this day.