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Tetris feature film will be a 'sci-fi epic'

Feature film production company Threshold Entertainment announced today that it has partnered with The Tetris Company to produce a movie adaptation of the seminal puzzler Tetris. If you're thinking about how perfectly film could capture the global drama surrounding Tetris' initial licensing, you...

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Tetris Ultimate to also clear neatly aligned lines on 3DS

Tetris Ultimate will drop into the 3DS' library this fall in the UK, according to a release schedule shared by Ubisoft. The shape-aligning classic includes four-player multiplayer and six game modes: Marathon, Endless, Ultra, Sprint, Battle and Power-up Battle. Ultimate's initial press release als...

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Tetris Ultimate drops to Vita this fall

The next entry in the saga of longstanding falling block puzzler Tetris will continue its tradition of appearing on handheld platforms, as Tetris Ultimate will launch on Vita this fall. Announced last week, Tetris Ultimate includes four-player multiplayer and six different modes. The game will h...

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Tetris celebrates 30 years as the world's favorite puzzle game

After three decades, billions of points and far too many of those useless Z-shaped monstrosities that always arrive at the worst possible moment, the universally-beloved puzzle game Tetris is now celebrating its thirtieth birthday. Originally conceived by Alexey Pajitnov during the final years o...

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New generation finally begins in summer with Tetris Ultimate

Let's face it, the new generation of consoles isn't really here until there's Tetris on them. Tetris Ultimate is the latest-iteration of the iconic block dropper, and it's coming to Xbox One and PS4 this summer, followed by PC in the fall. It features multiplayer for up to four players (Ubisoft'...

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Professor aims to create 'shared moment' using Tetris and a skyscraper

Humans are social creatures yet technology often serves to isolate us. Professor Frank Lee believes it can also be used to bring us together. The footage above captures a recent multiplayer game of Tetris playing out across the sides of the 29-story-tall Cira Centre in Philadelphia. Randomly...

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Tetris used to help curb addictive cravings in UK study

UK researchers have found that playing a game of Tetris can help reduce cravings for people with addictions. The study, published in scientific journal Appetite, was designed to test Elaborated Intrusion Theory, which suggests that cravings are not just desire-based, but visual as well. The researc...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon Plays Tetris as reality folds in on itself

The tens of thousands of Twitch members who are participating in a crowd-sourced playthrough of Pokemon Red are also unknowingly taking part in an ongoing game of Tetris. Twitch Plays Pokemon Plays Tetris captures input requests from the Twitch Plays Pokemon chat and repurposes them for the strange...

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Tetris meets Lemmings in Mousecraft, coming this summer

Combining intrepid rodents with the gaming industry's favorite suffix comes Mousecraft, a new puzzle game from indie developer Crunching Koalas which is coming to the Vita courtesy Curve Studios. "The basic gameplay [in Mousecraft] is very simple: Your goal is to lead a group of mice through a m...

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Climb high in Scaffold Now, a Tetris-inspired platformer

Scaffold Now provides a unique spin on the classic puzzle game Tetris by turning it into a platformer. Finally, a version of Tetris where the line piece isn't the most valuable and coveted thing. Scaffold Now is a simple Flash game in which you must drop blocks to the ground to help your little ...

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