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Tetris, Running On A Tiny LCD

Video: Besides Doom, Tetris is one game that gets all kinds of silly ports all the time. Enthusiast Numeric compressed the game into a 10×16 frame and made it work on a very tiny character display.


Peek Inside The New Graphic Novel That Tells The Origin Story Of Tetris

Tetris is one of those games that seemingly everybody has played in some form or another. It’s evolved in fascinating ways and players continue to do amazing things with Tetris‘ many iterations. Later this year, a new non-fiction comic will look at the beginnings of one of history’s most famous video games.


My First Steam Refund Request Is Tetris

Yesterday, Tetris Ultimate, the latest official version of the classic puzzle game, was released on Steam for $US14.99 ($21). Today, I asked for a refund.


Life Is Hard When You're The Worst Tetris Block

Let’s be real here — you’re playing Tetris. You’re waiting for that block. That straight line block. You’re gonna get that Tetris, you’ve worked hard for it. You’ve waited a long time for this moment.

The one of those goddamn blocks come — you know the type. Two layers of two, offset. Screwing up your plans. Goddamnit.

But have you ever thought about what it’s like to be that Tetris block? How it feels to be unwanted? To not fit in anywhere. Have some goddamn compassion you monsters.


Could A Video Game Start A Religion?

I’m a confirmed believer in the church of video games, a sect whose faith has been rewarded over the past decade, as games have sailed easily over the hurdles that have been placed in front of them by the apostates. No one really disputes anymore that games can make us cry, make us laugh, teach our children, train our soldiers, or advance political arguments. Is there anything games can’t do?


Backlash Over Supposedly Educational 'Slave Tetris' Video Game

This is a screen shot from Slave Tetris, which I can assure you was a very real mini-game once featured in Playing History 2: Slave Trade. Originally released in 2013, the mini-game has now been removed, following a backlash after the developer promoted a Steam sale.


Tetris Grandmaster Takes On The Weirdest Game Mode I've Ever Seen

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 one of the best Tetris players in the world take it on.


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 labour. Each game of Tetris contains an interactive “Ozymandias”, a fruitless quest to build something that will outlast the lone and level sands. Look on my tetrominoes, and despair.


Someone Outside Of Japan Finally Became A Tetris Grandmaster

Kevin Birrell dazzled the world with his Tetris skills a few weeks back, but for the truly dedicated, the work never ends. Birrell had yet another goal for himself in Tetris: The Grandmaster 3: become the first player outside of Japan to achieve grandmaster status.


Moment-By-Moment Breakdown Of An Incredible Game Of Tetris

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.


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