Tetris is a fun game. Fun, but tough, once you get things going fast enough. For many it ends up being stressful. Well, when you feel the stress of fast falling tetriminos, give a squeeze to the very blocks that caused you so much grief and wipe it all away.
I know that this is probably sacrilege, but I actually was never that big of a fan of Tetris. It’s not because it wasn’t a monumental arcade game. Nope. It’s because I sucked at it. I’d start out strong, clearing lines with the best of them.
A few months ago we saw an awesome tie with a built-in equalizer. Bill Porter is working on a more interactive necktie: one that plays Tetris. Bill made it to trump his usual geeky teaching attire, a lab coat with lots of LEDs on it.
After years of thinking about it, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a custom MAME cabinet for my basement. It’s finally coming next week, so I can’t wait to try and beat these guy’s Donkey Kong high scores.
Some of us are such video game addicts that we sometimes imagine the world as a sort of video game, IRL. That’s exactly what it looks like the artist behind this poster was thinking when he created this Tetris world map.
Tetris is an amazing game. I have played that game for hours upon hours on the funky green screen of my old Game Boy. There have been many different versions of the game that have released over the years, but there’s something just so right about the original.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of Tetris. I used to play it on our old Nintendo console, but I’ve only recently rediscovered it when I saw it on the Google Play store.
Now, the classic game is jumping off of the screens of gaming consoles and tablets because now you can piece together Tetris pieces on your fridge with these officially-licensed Tetris magnets.
We’ve featured a Tetris alarm clock before, but that was an unofficial build and was designed to compel users to wake up. The officially licensed Tetris alarm clock on the other hand is more forgiving and focuses on fan service.
I remember playing a whole lot of Tetris back when the Nintendo Famicom (NES) was still the gaming console to have. It was even a game my parents loved playing, considering it’s a bit on the tame side and requires that players use their old noodle.
A study has been published by a research team from Oxford University that claims playing Tetris can help soldiers deal with flashbacks caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers believe that playing the game may prevent the brain from forming memories that lead to flashbacks.
Remember way back when Tetris was first released? We had to play on small TVs. Eventually we were able to play on larger HDTVs, but it turned out that a 60″ flat screen still isn’t big enough for some people.
When I first heard there was a movie about Donkey Kong a few years back, I thought it was a strange idea. But The King of Kong was actually an awesome movie, loaded with strange characters, and a great study of passionate (and obsessive) personalities.