Tetris is one of the most popular and ubiquitous video games of all time. No matter how long it’s been since folks played it, the classic puzzle challenge seems to be permanently projected onto people’s brains and eyelids. It turns out that the story of how the megahit game’s creation and dissemination is as…
You can’t blame Hollywood for its non-stop deluge of remakes, sequels, and prequels. Audiences keep showing up for them, and they take one of the most difficult parts of art—the idea—out of the equation. What’s unforgivable though is making a movie under the assumption a sequel will be made after it.
We’ve all got hobbies that we probably spend too much time and money on. But only one of us has spent four years and $53,000 building a giant computer that can play Tetris.
The Blade Runner sequel adds an intriguing actor, while Transformers 5 adds a familiar face. The Legends of Tomorrow will encounter a major, real-life historical figure. And someone tries to explain why the hell the Tetris movie needs to be a trilogy. Spoilers, form the head!
The most popular versions of Tetris only concern themselves with how the player engages with the mechanics of the play experience. It’s a video game with no characters, story, antagonistic action or subtext. So of course people are going to make a movie out of it.
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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.
Poetry, even the magnetic kind stuck to a fridge, isn’t to everyone’s tastes. So Etsy seller The Back Pack Shoppe has created a set of magnetic wooden Tetris tetrominoes that let you stack, sort, and re-arrange its various pieces while you’re trying to decide what will quell your afternoon snack cravings.
If you stop and think about it, Tetris is less a puzzle game, and more a simulator that has players building virtual forts using randomly-shaped couch cushions. Except that in real life they don't disappear when you've completed a layer, nor do these giant Tetris cushions that finally fulfill the game's true living…
Watch the skies for falling geometric shapes, because Tetris is the latest game that is being adapted as a feature film. So how on Earth is this going to work?
Anyone who's spent any amount of time playing Tetris knows how vital the straight line pieces are. And that's why it seems almost absurd that Monarch decided to omit them from its new Tetris-shaped Totris tater tots. In a pinch you could probably use a french fry, but it's just not the same.
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…
Thirty years ago this week, 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…
Nintendo's Game Boy turned 25 this week. We've come a very long way in mobile gaming since then, but the gray 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.
Last night, hundreds of people crowded around the 29-story Cira Centre building in downtown Philadelphia to fulfill every classic Game Boy lovers' dream—playing Tetris on 100,000-square-foot screen for all the world to see.