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Classic Video Game Themes Sound Even Better Played Backwards

Video games like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognise those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can’t stop listening to them. Read More >>

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One of the Largest Jigsaw Puzzles in the World Made Harder as Video Game Stop Motion

“Wildlife” is a very big jigsaw puzzle. Clocking in 33,600 pieces, it ranks among the largest manufactured jigsaw puzzles in the world and will set you back over £300. But if you think it’s hard enough to do on its own, imagine turning it into a stop motion movie of classic video games while you assemble it. Read More >>

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Playing Tetris on a Business Card Is Everything I Hoped It Would Be

Three years ago Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamoured for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny Arduboy, Bates has finally delivered an officially-licensed Tetris MicroCard. If you’ve got £48 to spare on a tiny machine that plays a single game, you’re going to want this in your wallet. Read More >>

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This Guy Built a 33-Foot-Wide Computer to Play Tetris On

A man decided he wanted to build a computer. There's nothing weird about that, as we've all sketched out dream lists of RAM and processor combinations and thought about investing in a really quiet fan. But this man did it on a silly scale, recreating the room-sized leviathans of old by creating something out of 40,000 individual transistors like it's the 1940s. Read More >>

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Tetris Filmmaker Says it’s Going to be a Trilogy

The man behind the scoffed at concept of the Tetris movie has revealed another element of the production for us all to laugh at -- it's going to be a trilogy. They're going to make three entire films about the tension that arises when trying to make things fit together. Read More >>

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Tetris is Going to Be a Film Trilogy and Someone Needs to Stop This Shit Immediately

The most popular versions of Tetris only concern themselves with how the player engages with the mechanics of the play experience. It’s a game with no characters, story, antagonistic action or subtext. So of course people are going to make a film out of it. Read More >>

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Stand Out in the Corporate World With This Geeky Tetris Watch

Following up on its Pac-Man and Space Invaders watches, Romain Jerome has just revealed a stylish new timepiece that manages to incorporate Tetris elements without looking like something you got for free with a video game pre-order. Read More >>

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Tetris Blocks Flashbacks of Traumatic Events Lodged in the Brain

As computer games go, Tetris is one of the most mesmeric. Now, a team of researchers has found that the visual processing required to play the game can help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder overcome flashbacks, even after the memory of an event is lodged within their brain. Read More >>

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Scenes* From the Upcoming Tetris Movie, Which is a Totally Real Thing

An "epic sci-fi movie" version of the video game Tetris is in the works, because if Hollywood loves one thing, it's action blockbusters based on nostalgia-fuelled brands with nonsensical plots (see: Transformers, Battleship, TNMT, really the entire Michael Bay oeuvre). Read More >>

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You Can Play Tetris on This Electronic T-Shirt

This is not your normal Tetris fanboy t-shirt, you can play the classic block game on it for real. Mark Kerger designed it and programmed it as a 30th anniversary tribute. It might not be the most comfortable way to play but it is really quite fun to watch. Read More >>

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Swap Your Boring Moleskine for This Tetromino-Edged Tetris Notebook

There's only one way to properly celebrate Tetris' recent 30th birthday, and it doesn't involve breaking out your original Game Boy. Instead, wherever possible, you should replace anything and everything you own with Tetris-themed alternatives, starting with swapping your Moleskine notebook for this tetromino-ic alternative. Read More >>

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Steve Wozniak Was Once the Best Tetris Player in America

When the article about Tetris's 30th anniversary was published by our American counterpart, the one and only Steve Wozniak dropped by to regale us with tales of his long reign as America's #1 Tetris champion. He was so good, Nintendo Power magazine stopped accepting his score submissions. So Woz had to get crafty. Read More >>

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How Tetris Helped Game Boy Take Over the World

Thirty years ago, Russian computer programmer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov created Tetris. Unveiled behind the Iron Curtain, the deceptively simple, maddeningly addictive game soon left the Soviet Union. It lived on dozens of platforms, but its Lennon-McCartney (Lenin-McCartney?) partner was Nintendo's Game Boy. And the duo defined modern mobile gaming as we know it. Read More >>

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Celebrate Game Boy’s 25th Anniversary With a Tetris Birthday Card

Nintendo's Game Boy turned 25 this week, released in Japan in April of 1989. We've come a very long way in mobile gaming since then, but the grey brick with the queasy green screen still holds a place in our hearts. And Petr Tichy's browser-based tribute brings back the most universal Game Boy memory of all: Tetris. Go ahead, hum along with the music. Read More >>