All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tetris’

Tetris, the Movie, Is a Thing That’s Happening

Film adaptations of video games have a varying track record of success – both in terms of gross revenue and in terms of quality. But the good thing about most video game movies is that there’s already a built-in audience. That’s especially true for Tetris, the classic puzzle game which, according to the Wall Street Journal, is coming to a …

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Tetris is Coming to PS4, Xbox One

Since its debut in 1984, Tetris has become one of the most well-known and iconic franchises in gaming history. Tetris games have appeared on almost every major video game platform in the past three decades. Today The Tetris Company confirmed that the classic game will continue to have a place in gaming’s future. The Tetris Company has officially announced that …

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A Few Rounds Of Tetris A Day May Cure Lazy Eyes

As a child, I had a friend with a lazy eye. I was super jealous of him at the time because he got to wear a pirate-themed eye patch. Looking back on it now, it’s easy to see why being forced to wear an eye patch isn’t exactly the greatest thing in the world. Thankfully, new research may have found …

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Watch Steve Wozniak Talk About His Love For Tetris

Steve Wozniak is best known as the co-founder of Apple. He’s also an opponent of patent laws and a friend of Kim Dotcom. What many people may not know is that he’s also a huge fan of Tetris. In this video from Game Informer, Wozniak plays Tetris on the Game Boy while reminiscing about his time with the game. He …

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Hasbro to Make Tetris-Themed Jenga, Bop It Games

One of the most-popular video games ever created, Tetris, is about to get some real world ports based on its famous block-building structures. Hasbro and The Tetris Company have just announced a partnership that will see two physical games based on Tetris produced before the end of the year. The first is called BOP IT TETRIS, which “tests players to …

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Pumpktris Is The Best Pumpkin Carving You’ll See This Year

Halloween is amazing for a number of reasons. One of which is the staggering amount of quality pumpkin carvings that grace the Internet every year. There’s always the intricately detailed carvings that depict famous characters from movies or video games, but the best carving you’ll see this year is an actual video game. Nathan Pryor has created a fully working …

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Tetris Clones Beware, You May Be Held Accountable For Copyright Infringement

I think everybody knows what Tetris is by now. If you don’t, then you obviously never owned a game console since the Gameboy. It pretty muck kickstarted the puzzle genre and it spawned countless imitators. The company that owns the trademark, Tetris Holding, is extremely protective. Their latest target was the iPhone game, Mino. Wired reports that a District judge …

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Tetris: If It Was a Blockbuster Summer Movie

Ubergizmo has shared a video with us that shows what the game Tetris might look like as a Blockbuster film. Michael Bay is kicking himself right now, for not thinking of it first. I could easily see the Tetris cubes turning into robots and trying to take over Earth. Or they could be spaceships, letting out little green men every …

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Iconic Video Games Get The IRL Treatment

The reality of how newer games are designed is that they want to get as close to reality as possible. Older games? It was an exercise in making the game fun, regardless of how it translated to real life. So when you say, “Ugh, why can’t Pacman be real?” think again. Patrick Runte, a german photographer, decided to take his …

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Tetris Theme On The Laser Harp Impresses Simon Cowell

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of a guy named “Theremin Hero“, but after watching the videos below, you’re most likely never going to forget him. On the latest episode of Britain’s Got Talent, a contestent named Greig Stewart a.k.a Theremin Hero, captivated the judges and audience with what I can only describe as a laser, music, and video …

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Tetris May Relieve Post-Traumatic Stress

Doctors at Oxford University have discovered that playing Tetris after a traumatic event can significantly reduce the occurrence of flashbacks in Post-Traumatic Stress sufferers. The research team at Oxford claims playing the video game immediately after a traumatic occurrence reduces the number of PTSD flashbacks that occur later on. The study was presented at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference …

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Hack Turns Building Into a Playable Game of Tetris

Students at MIT converted one side of the Green Building at MIT into a full color working version of the game Tetris. According to IHTFP: Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People: The MIT Gallery of Hacks, Hackers at MIT consider Tetris on the Green Building to be the “Holy Grail of hacks”. The Green Building is home to the MIT Earth …

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