10 Tid-bits As Tetris Turns 25-Years Old

Submitted by: palpatine 8 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2009/06/03/ten-tid-bits-as-tetris-turns-twenty-five/

Tetris is 25-years old this week. Here are 10 things you might not know about the game.
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Female 2,695
why combine a word meaning tennis? tetris is nothing like tennis..
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Female 864
way back in the day I played so much Tetris that I used to have disturbing Tetris dreams ,not to mention getting the music stuck in my head .
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Female 408
Tetris is still a fun game, not like pong
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Male 4,680
"Yes I am. Really. When it comes to a historical comparison of video games, someone who has played them all does, in fact, have a better basis for judgment than a person who has only played recent versions."
Even the 1948 cathode ray amusement device?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_video...
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Male 2,552
>Lando
For those of us who think Tetris is a truly awesome game, we already know it. For those who don`t think so, will not be convinced by facts. It`s their opinion, so we can`t change it by argumenting.
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Male 3,842
"I also have played them all but tetris isn`t the greatest. It is a great game though don`t get me wrong but it`s not a fact it`s an opinion."

My words, that YOU QUOTED in your post, say "ONE OF the greatest games of all time." It doesn`t say THE greatest, it says "ONE OF the greatest."

Less time playing video games and more time reading, please.

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Male 5,189
"If you say that Tetris is not one of the greatest video games in the history of video games, you have invalidated your statement with a clear falsehood. That does, in fact, prove that someone my age does, in fact, know more than a younger person who doesn`t know the originals.

The list asked for the best game of ALL TIME. To answer the question, you must have been around for ALL of video game history."

I also have played them all but tetris isn`t the greatest. It is a great game though don`t get me wrong but it`s not a fact it`s an opinion.

You also have to have played every single game ever made in ALL TIME.

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Female 1,436
Congrats to Tetris.

Also, LandoGriffin - Please, join us in the chat if you enjoy posting in the thread that much. I just mean that it is quite a lot to scroll over because none of it pertains to anything interesting. I mean that in the nicest way possible. The chat button is at the top, next to "Random."

Seeya in the chat!

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Male 721
shut up lando.. whats with all the ranting on this site, ok your an intelligent guy.. stop tryin to prove it because you just look like a jackass
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Male 3,842
I`ve had this same conversation with some kid who tried to claim that the Beatles were not one of the greatest music groups of the 20th Century.
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Male 3,842
"LandoGriffin, I`m 17 and I grew up playing all the games you listed along with newer games. My Atari 2600 still works too."

OK, Glowy, since you played them all, then yes, you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision. I would listen to your opinions no matter what your age, since you know your stuff. Good for you! I wish there were more young people like you who understood where they came from and where they are going in the future.

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Male 3,842
"LandoGriffin - People like you annoy me. Just because you`re over 30 means you`re an authority on the subject of video games? I`m sorry but.. No you`re not."

Yes I am. Really. When it comes to a historical comparison of video games, someone who has played them all does, in fact, have a better basis for judgment than a person who has only played recent versions.

If you say that Tetris is not one of the greatest video games in the history of video games, you have invalidated your statement with a clear falsehood. That does, in fact, prove that someone my age does, in fact, know more than a younger person who doesn`t know the originals.

The list asked for the best game of ALL TIME. To answer the question, you must have been around for ALL of video game history.

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Male 3,842
"And who said creativity lacked in the U.S.S.R."

Nobody EVER said that! What sort of a comment was that? Doesn`t everyone agree that some of the best writers in history came from the old Soviet Union? Leo Tolstoy? Fyodor Dostoyevsky? Not to mention Anton Chekov and the play director who invented the concept of acting as we know it, Konstantin Stanislavski?

How about music? Igor Stravinsky? Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky?

How about Lev Yashin, the greatest goalie in history?

What an idiotic thing to say, as if ANYONE had EVER claimed the Soviet Union lacked creativity!

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Male 438
And who said creativity lacked in the U.S.S.R.
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Male 1,204
You know, they forget to mention how double t spins are the way to go!
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Female 609
i love tetris : )
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Female 94
I like to play this on the DS. My husband and I used to compete to get the highest score, but he quit. He got tired of me kicking his butt. He likes to challenge me to Mortal Kombat because I stink at it.
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Female 1,269
yay?

tetris is pretty cool i guess ^^

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Male 10,440
I think its time for a game of Tetris... to celebrate.
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Male 29
I tend not to take top 10 lists etc too seriously as peoples attitudes and opinions change all the time. Its part of the evolution process! Also with such a huge selection of styles and genre of games who can say that a shoot-em-up is better than a platform game or a FPS is better than a puzzle game.
However as far as games are concerned I think it is important to give credit to games that have changed the industry, for example had it not been for Wolf3d we would not have had FPS games; Pitfall/Mario/Sonic - platform; Ridge Racer/Wipeout - 3D racing; etc. etc. You get the point.
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Male 29
Happy Birthday Tetris :-D great game

I think I read somewhere that the programmer Alexey Pajitnov although never received any royalties while living in Russia for its creation, now works for Microsoft.

@Angelmassb lol that version takes some dedication.

@LandoGriffin you just brought back some great memories of my childhood. I wish I still had my Atari 2600 :-( Apart from space invaders, I always liked Combat and Tutankham. Me and a few friends would spend all night seeing how many times we could clock Tutankham :-) The first time I played pong was on some strange console my friend had that only played pong - I think it was called telstar sports.

Now I am going to dust off my old atari 2600 emulator and have some fun :-)

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Male 1,958
All that matters is this is one of the greatest games of all time. I would rather have a gameboy with a copy of Tetris then most modern games. Mostly cause I can play it for hours on end where most modern games don`t come in a drating hand-held version!
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Male 524
"Also, age-racists? When did this happen?"
From the moment older gamers realized that there were games that that they played but younger gamers didn`t, and that it makes them some kind of expert. I`m going to go back to playing oblivion with guns now ;)
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Male 15,510
Have you play this tetris? :

Tetrois

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Female 1,231
Woah, I never expected vitriolic sentiment about Tetris.

Also, age-racists? When did this happen?

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Male 392
LandoGriffin - People like you annoy me. Just because you`re over 30 means you`re an authority on the subject of video games? I`m sorry but.. No you`re not.

Tetris is a good game, I have no doubt about that seeing as I played it on the NES often enough, on the first Gameboy and now on my 360 but in my personal view it`s hardly one of the best games ever and just because a magazine has it in "their top ten/top 100" at number 1 is simply their opinion or it came out top in a poll.

There are many amazing games out there that are better and more enjoyable than Tetris. Tetris was good, at that time. In its day I`m sure it was impressive.

Your comment that people shouldn`t be allowed an opinion below the age of 30 is quite honestly ridiculous. Just because they weren`t around when Pong was first released? Because they didn`t own this or that or either of those?

Get off your high horse. What a stupid statement.

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Female 9,562
I play this game all the time.
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Male 931
such a simpler, more fun time
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Male 35
i find it kinda sad that google memorializes tetris and not the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Values anyone?
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Male 1,765
There`s still hope, Nido! Check out the totally awesome Mega Man 9 box art, which was released last year:

I hope game developers start using old school box art again.

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Female 965
I love Tetris. That is all.
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Male 354
LandoGriffin, I`m 17 and I grew up playing all the games you listed along with newer games. My Atari 2600 still works too.
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Male 9,305
*sigh*

Meeeeeeemoriieeees...

They don`t make box art like that anymore...I miss it so.

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Male 124
Look at the google logo for today!
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Female 4,028
I like Tetris, but after a few levels, it just gets boring.
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Male 3,842
Anyone under the age of 30 should not be allowed to comment on what the best video games of all time are or are not, since you weren`t around when Pong was introduced in 1972, Breakout in 1976, Space Invaders in 1978, Pac-Man in 1980, or Tetris in 1984.

Nor were you around when Atari was founded in 1972 (coinciding with Pong) or the Atari 2600 was released in 1977.

My Atari 2600 still works.

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Male 3,842
"theres no way that tetris is one of the best games of all time."

There is a typo in your post. I think you meant to write "There`s no way that Tetris is not the best game of all time."

The 100th Anniversary Issue of "Electronic Gaming Monthly" named Tetris the #1 best video game ever. Now, I`d argue that Pac-Man might also belong up there. But definitely not Super Mario Brothers, which is only popular because it came free with the Nintendo, so everyone had a copy.

There is a tidbit missing from the list, which sort of invalidates the list. It should go up to Eleven (like Spinal Tap`s amp)

11. Music A in the original Game Boy edition of Tetris has become very widely known. It is an instrumental arrangement of a Russian folk tune called "Korobeiniki" Music C in the Game Boy version is an arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach`s French Suite No. 3 In B Minor.

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Male 54
I was playing tetris friends this morning and then saw this =/
I guess I`ll go play some more
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Male 211
Great, now I`ve started playing it again! Thanks a lot Palpatine!
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Male 442
I have tetris in a big original grey gamboy (:
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Female 360
So Tetris is making me smarter? =) Another reason to play this awesome game.
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Male 670
theres no way that tetris is one of the best games of all time.
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Male 6
Link: 10 Tid-bits As Tetris Turns 25-Years Old [Rate Link] - Tetris is 25-years old this week. Here are 10 things you might not know about the game.
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