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In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch…
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…
Last week, I watched someone pull off one of the most impressive gaming feats I've seen in a long time. He was playing Tetris, and the pieces were invisible. I had to find out how he did it.
You have probably played Tetris. You have probably watched people play Tetris. You have almost surely not watched people play Tetris like this.
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?
Few things in video games are as mentally satisfying as the crunch of a Tetris piece falling right into place. That's makes this physics test infuriating.
The next time you feel the urge to raid the fridge, you may want to consider grabbing a video game controller instead. As a new study shows, computer games like Tetris provide a visual distraction that can reduce cravings by as much as 24%.
Are you ready to see something incredible? I'm not sure you're ready. Get ready. Are you ready now? Okay. Check this business out.
Chinese design firm Studio Liu Lubin is exploring the concept of the "micro house," a structure that offers the minimum necessary indoor living space, with rooms that can be stacked on top of and alongside one another in an architectural game of Tetris.
Given that Tetris is the ultimate "building stuff out of blocks" game, it's probably no surprise that it has architectural analogues. Here is a gallery of buildings around the world that look they were built by crazy Tetris fans.
This was an actual experiment. And the results of it showed that the Tetris Effect - the fact that those who played Tetris for long periods of time tend to fit shapes together in their dreams and in the rest of their life – is a learning tool.
Or is it the only video game gourd ever conceived? Neither here nor there. Either way: it's excellent (it's mother-flipping Pumpktris, for crying out loud); it's fully operational (thanks to a handy dandy peduncle-turned-joystick); and it was born out of a daydream. Explains Nathan, its creator:
Patrick Runte's photographs don't just imagine what old video games might look like in the real world — with blocky characters translated into three dimensions. They also imagine how those games might be played in our world — and they look like a good deal of fun.
It's just normal to want to live inside a Tetris game. Now Singaporean designer Gaen Koh has created these giant, plush Tetris pieces for kids of every age. Use them to create chairs, a play area, and even a sofa.
The addictive fantasy puzzle game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has just made the leap into science fiction. Game-maker Infinite Interctive recently announced Galactrix, which mixes portions of Hexic, Tetris and Bejeweled with outer space battles between all kinds of spaceships. Plus you can challenge other…
At a young age, my brain was hijacked by the game of Tetris. Now it helps me navigate through life. When I was in the sixth grade, my friend Chiyo and I used to play this addictive puzzle game—developed in 1985 by a Russian engineer—for hours on end with a single 100 yen coin at an arcade in Tokyo. We probably should…
Public housing projects might have limited funds, but that doesn't mean they have to look cheap. Slovenian architecture firm Ofis Arhitekti built these Tetris-style apartments in Ljubljana for the Slovenia Housing Fund last year. The firm was given limited funds, 4 stories, and less than 54,000 square feet to build…