Tag Archives: Tetris
Mon, Jun 03, 2013 | 15:15 BST
Nintendo has released its weekly eShop update for Europe, confirming that Tetris is coming to consume all of your time once again. It’s not the Game Boy classic but still, consider yourself warned.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 05:57 GMT
EA really wasn’t kidding when it said its acquisition of PopCap would help get the casual developer’s games on more formats faster; Plant vs. Zombies and Bejeweled 2 are now available on Barnes & Nobles’ Nook HD and Nook HD+ devices. But that’s not the end of EA Mobile’s plans, with Real Racing 2, Tetris, Monopoly and The Game of Life all expected on the tablets over the holiday season. Is there anything you can’t play games on at this point? Can I get Black Ops 2 on my microwave?
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 19:21 BST
The British Psychology Society Annual Conference has released a study which shows Tetris can help treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Too bad our dad wasn’t aware of this upon returning from Vietnam. Seriously, though, the firm tested the effects of playing the arcade classic over many week and found participants suffered significantly fewer flashbacks when watching a traumatic film shown to them than those who did not play Tetris. Lead researcher on the study,Emily Holmes, said “the visual-spatial demands of Tetris disrupt the formation of the mental imagery involved in flashbacks.” There’s more on GamePolitics.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 20:16 GMT
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 | 21:16 GMT
“I like to compare it to a sport, in the beginning it’s an activity, like golf was an activity, then it became a sport. I think once people have played it more than 20 or 25 years you can say it’s here to stay, it’s a sport, it’s no longer a fad. Angry Birds is cute and everybody plays it for a while but they get burned out and move on and they will play another game. But Tetris is like Happy Birthday, it keeps on going. Everybody else has games that come and go, they make the hit parade, but these are all temporary. You have to work really hard to get your unknown game to be #1, but when we re-released Tetris it became #1 even though we didn’t do any marketing. We have an unfair advantage, I gotta say. I’d rather have the goose that lays the golden egg.” – Tetris Company’s manager Henk Rogers to IndustryGamers.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 | 15:19 GMT
Nintendo has updated its eShop, DSiWare and WiiWare offerings today with GameBoy’s Tetris, a sports title, and and action-adventure, hidden-object title about vampires.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 09:36 BST
There’s no shortage of releases of gaming classic Tetris out there – but the new 3DS title Tetris Axis is actually going a long way to do interesting and unique things with that 27-year-old formula.
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 | 22:53 GMT
EA and Blue Planet Software announced today Tetris is to be released on PSN in 1080p with 5.1 surround sound and the ability to play the game with others around the globe.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 | 16:04 BST
Microsoft’s announced it will launch Windows Phone 7 on October 21 in Europe and on November 8 in the US.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010 | 08:06 GMT
EA’s announced that Tetris has been downloaded for mobiles over 100 million times since 2005.
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 06:20 GMT
Game Informer celebrated passing 200 issues recently, so to celebrate, they compiled a list of 200 games, which they think are the best games of all time.
The Legend of Zelda for the NES was the winner, followed then by Super Mario Bros, Tetris, Grand Theft Auto III and Half Life 2.
We’re absolutely sickened though that Metal Gear Solid 3 is near all the way the bottom though at 191. Sickened.
Find the top ten below, with the full 200 at Nintendo Everything.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 18:48 BST
Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and founding partner Henk Rogers were at E3 last week, and while having a bit of a chat with Kotaku about the future of the classic puzzler, Rogers revealed that he would like to see the title become more than just a game.
The latest iteration of the series is a six-person multiplayer experience being tested in Korea, using the tried-and-true formula along with new attack and defense items.
“That’s an interesting evolution of Tetris,” Rogers told the site “The future is a country that has 48 million people living in it and the biggest casual gaming site in the country has 24 million registered users. That country is Korea. That’s what’s going to happen in the rest of the world.
“We are going to turn Tetris into the first real virtual sport. Sports like baseball and football were created at a time when our future was a lifetime of physical activities and physical fitness. But now that’s not as important, it’s more about mental fitness today.
“Tetris is a virtual sport that exercises the mind. That is the definition of a virtual sport.”
More through the link.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 09:25 BST
Milestone: Alexey Pajitnov’s block building puzzler has sold one hundred and twenty five million copies in the last 25 years, reports Venturebeat.
Through the link is an interesting article about the man himself, the game’s development from as early as 1984 and everything else that surrounds the phenomenon.
Congrats Alexey. You’re a winner.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 | 19:24 GMT
EA Mobile is to release three game’s for Google’s Android OS, the division announced today.
Tetris, Bejeweled and Monopoly will all reach the platform in November.
“Android is another exciting new platform to offer customers great games with enhancements like touch and tilt capabilities,” said EA Mobile’s Adam Sussman.
Get all the Androidy mobile details you could ever need through the link.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 | 19:53 BST
It’s a big of an odd version of it, but Media Molecule has made a fully functioning Teris level in LittleBigPlanet, as you can see here.
It’s even got the right music. Quite how they’ve managed this is beyong us, frankly. Next week – LittleBigPlanet Pac-Man.