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  • Blog Post: Learn The History And Psychiatric Applications Of Tetris

    Tetris has a long and storied history thanks to licensing complications early in the game's lifespan, and recently has been used to help study the brain in surprising ways. The latest video YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming looks at the game's history and development and explains why creator... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, And More Make Strong Museum's Hall Of Fame

    The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the six games that are being added to the museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The games, culled from 15 finalists , include an era-spanning selection from Pong to World of Warcraft. Here are the games that have been chosen for the World Video Game... More
  • Blog Post: Enjoy This Classical Arrangement Of The Tetris Theme On A Weird Piano

    Today will likely be a big day for PlayStation news, so before things get started, enjoy some lovely music from a talented pianist. The video stars Sonya Belousova, who arranged the version of the Tetris theme she plays in the video below. Thanks Eric Poppe for the news tip! [Source: PlayerPiano on YouTube... More
  • Blog Post: Tetris Is Being Turned Into A Sci-Fi Movie, And We Assume Z-Tetrominos Are The Villains

    Game to movie adaptations aren’t often the most graceful pieces of cinema. Jokes are wedged into the script and references to the source material are awkwardly shoehorned into action sequences. This time, the entire “plot” is about wedging and shoehorning. Tetris is being turned into... More
  • Blog Post: Here's A Game Of Tetris Played With Cushions

    A short little animation from Niko Schatz builds a accurate physics Tetris model – but with cushions. It's a bit mesmerizing to watch the pieces fall down the well, bouncing about like cushions, but eventually falling into the appropriate place. It doesn't completely follow accurate Tetris... More
  • Blog Post: Children Share Their First Impressions Of The Original Game Boy

    In a new video from YouTube channel TheFineBros , kids share their thoughts on Nintendo's original Game Boy – or as they call it, "an old DS." The assorted kids gathered for the video are aged between 6-12 and they share their first thoughts as they see the Game Boy. Some are familiar... More
  • Blog Post: The Coolest And Most Ineffective Way To Play Tetris On The Go

    A Tetris lover and apparent poking enthusiast has combined his two loves into a shirt. By pushing buttons on the shirt, you can play Tetris in all its glory. Watch as Marc Kerger demonstrates the power of 128 LEDs, a few batteries, and an Arduino processor in the video below. Sadly, the t-shirt isn't... More
  • Blog Post: The Tetris Company Celebrates 30 Years Of Dropping Tetrominos

    Alexey Pajitnov's timeless video game classic, Tetris, is celebrating 30 years, and The Tetris Company has put together a video in commemoration. You can check out the video below which interviews members of The Tetris Company, creator Alexey Pajitnov, and others to paint a picture of why Tetris... More
  • Blog Post: Modders Recreate The Experience Of Playing A Game Boy In A Virtual Living Room With Oculus Rift

    Most Oculus Rift experiences aim to create something that cannot be experienced in real life. Modders have placed players behind the wheels of a Mario Kart and in the world of Ocarina of Time , but Shane O'Brien opted for a different Oculus Rift Nintendo experience. In the video below, you'll... More
  • Blog Post: University Professor Plays Tetris On A Skyscraper

    Drexel University's professor Frank Lee recently set up a playable game of Tetris on a 29-story building – for science.[Experiment] You can check out the video below of the game, which was played on the Cira Centre building in Philadelphia. Henk Rogers of The Tetris Company was on hand to witness... More
  • Blog Post: The Arduboy Is A Video Game Player The Size Of A Business Card

    Using a barebones Arduino circuit board, a tiny OLED screen, a Piezo speaker and capacitive buttons, Kevin Bates has made a video game player the size of a card. It is only 1.6mm thick. Bates hopes to sell the Arduboy for $30 and launch a kickstarter for it in the coming weeks. The Arduboy is programmable... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Incredibly Rare Game In Terrible Shape Sells For Nearly $100,000 On eBay

    Update: The auction has expired and the game has sold for a hefty price. The final selling price of the game was just short of the $100,000 mark with the bidding ending at $99,902.00 . Original story: In the early nineties, Nintendo held a touring contest for players to compete for high scores in games... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft To Release Tetris On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

    On the 30th anniversary of the legendary puzzle series' first release, Ubisoft has worked out a deal with The Tetris Company to release a game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 via digital download. The as-yet-untitled new entry will release sometime in 2014. No further details are available at this... More
  • Blog Post: Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov Moves From Squares To Spheres With Marbly

    For years, our society has been addicted to Tetris. Now, creator Alexey Pajitnov hopes to enchant us all over again with a new title for iOS devices called Marbly. The new title is published by WildSnake Software and features a match-three play style. The game is free to download and comes with time... More
  • Blog Post: Ohio State University Marching Band Performs Impressive Video Game Medley

    During last night's Ohio State versus Nebraska football game, the marching band performed an impressive medley featuring Pokémon, Mario, Tetris and more all with accompanying on-field patterns. It wasn't all Nintendo games. The marching band also played Halo's memorable track and portrayed... More
  • Blog Post: This Game Of Tetris Will Blow Your Mind

    We've all seen our share of amazing gaming prowess on YouTube, but this one just might take the cake. I came across this on YouTube recently. It was originally posted by Arika (developers of the Street Fighter EX series) I've watched it several times, and I'm still blown away. The video description... More
  • Blog Post: EA Stoops To Thrilling New Low With Subscriptions For iPhone Tetris

    EA has released a brand-new version of Tetris on iPhone, adding a power-up based Galaxy Mode, lifetime rankings, and a special interface designed with touchscreens in mind. If the $.99 introductory asking price seems nice and reasonable, the publisher has a solution: Ladies and gentlemen, EA is proud... More
  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up: Rage, Dark Souls, And More

    I hope you like reviews! With GI neck-deep in the middle of crazy release season, we published no less than 11 reviews this week for games ranging from totally awesome to completely awful. Here's the full round-up. Be sure to click through to read the full reviews. The Binding Of Isaac (PC) - "The... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Fans Recreate Ridiculously Large Tetris Game

    The Minecraft players over at MinecraftA2Z don't need the Adventure Update to keep them busy. While the rest of us have been fooling around with 1.8, these devoted fans put together a pixel-perfect recreation of the original Game Boy, complete with everyone's favorite puzzle game. The first video... More
  • Blog Post: Tetris Free Debuts On Android Marketplace

    Electronic Arts has just released a new, free version of Tetris for Android mobile devices, and it's really well done. Like most free Android games, it's ad served, but so far it doesn't seem too obnoxious – ads are skippable after a short time. I just downloaded it for my MyTouch 4G... More
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