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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Ubisoft to publish next-gen Tetris

Ubisoft announced plans to publish a new game in the Tetris series for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 today. While no details were given for the new game, the announcement makes mention that it will land on both platforms' digital channels, Xbox Live and PSN. It's hard to imagine what would make for...

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Pebblis app crams Tetris clone into your Pebble watch

If you're an electronic device, you really haven't made it to the world's stage until you can run Tetris. Pebblis, a free app for the Kickstarted e-paper smart watch Pebble, presents the clone seen here....

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Tetris goes freemium on iOS and Android

Tetris is timeless, but EA has still found a way to update the classic game for the 21st century: microtransactions. Tetris Blitz for iOS and Android is built around a two-minute Tetris round, in which players attempt to earn as many points as possible. To help earn those points, you'll be able to...

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Ohio State University marching band salutes video games

The half-time show for last night's Ohio State University vs. Nebraska game included some familiar faces amidst all the fancy footwork. OSU's show paid tribute to a range of video games, beautifully executed in sight and sound, featuring Pokemon, Mario Bros., Tetris, Halo, Zelda and Pac-Man. We...

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Post-It Notes deliver paper Mario stop-motion escapade

Here's a clever piece of stop-motion animation, featuring magical Post-It Notes that bring Mario to life and Pac-Man to his demise....

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