Tetris: The Kotaku Review

Like the delightful and oppressive mobile-game galaxy that it summoned, Tetris is both seductive and dispiriting. Alexey Pajitnov’s falling-block puzzler captures the pleasure and the vacuousness of virtual labor. Each game of Tetris contains an interactive “Ozymandias,” a fruitless quest to build something that will… »7/16/15 7:40pm7/16/15 7:40pm

Giant 3D Tetris Cushions Are the Perfect Fort-Building Tool

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… »2/18/15 4:17pm2/18/15 4:17pm

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… »6/09/14 5:00pm6/09/14 5:00pm

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

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. »4/26/14 9:00am4/26/14 9:00am

It Turns Out the Straight Line Isn't the Most Useful Tetris Piece

If someone asked you what the most coveted Tetris piece was, you'd instantly say the straight line, right? After all, you're always building your stack to leave a thin gap down one side so that when a straight piece does fall, you can clear out four levels at once. But in real life, at least thanks to this multitool,… »3/24/14 4:20pm3/24/14 4:20pm

Make an Awesome First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card

In a time when business cards seem more obsolete than ever, more and more people are coming up with fantastic ways to modernize them. And no one will probably make a better first impression than Kevin Bates, who created this business-card-sized Game Boy clone called the Arduboy that's just 1.6 millimeters thick. »3/03/14 2:20pm3/03/14 2:20pm

Wear This LED Tetris Tie To Any Job Interview and You're Hired

Navy robotics engineer Bill Porter designed and built this fantastic Tetris-playing LED tie in a mere four hours to impress a roomful of eighth graders. But the wonderful LED light show that automatically plays Tetris on its own should impress anyone who's ever had to kill time at work, and didn't have access to… »6/26/13 3:01pm6/26/13 3:01pm

Playing Tetris in Stop Motion Chalk Art Is A Lot Harder Than You Think

Tetris, a game we all spent many a years playing in the back of classrooms, on the top of toilets and so forth, has never been played like this. Artist Chris Carlson created a 3D chalk art version of Tetris and played a quick round of the puzzle game. It's incredible how detailed it is, you feel as if you could just… »4/09/13 7:00pm4/09/13 7:00pm