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43 Responses to 10 Tid-bits As Tetris Turns 25-Years Old

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    palpatine Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 4:23 am
    Link: 10 Tid-bits As Tetris Turns 25-Years Old - Tetris is 25-years old this week. Here are 10 things you might not know about the game.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    theres no way that tetris is one of the best games of all time.
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    DaPalooka Female 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    So Tetris is making me smarter? =) Another reason to play this awesome game.
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    Freelop Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    I have tetris in a big original grey gamboy (:
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    Godzukis_Dad Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Great, now I`ve started playing it again! Thanks a lot Palpatine!
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    Omega3_DHA Male 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    I was playing tetris friends this morning and then saw this =/
    I guess I`ll go play some more
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    "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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    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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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    I like Tetris, but after a few levels, it just gets boring.
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    CrepesOWrath Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Look at the google logo for today!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    *sigh*

    Meeeeeeemoriieeees...

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

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    Glowy Male 18-29
    355 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    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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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
    965 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    I love Tetris. That is all.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    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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    jhe394 Male 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    i find it kinda sad that google memorializes tetris and not the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Values anyone?
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    such a simpler, more fun time
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    I play this game all the time.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    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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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    Woah, I never expected vitriolic sentiment about Tetris.

    Also, age-racists? When did this happen?

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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Have you play this tetris? :

    Tetrois

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    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    "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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    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    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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    bit817 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    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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    bit817 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    I think its time for a game of Tetris... to celebrate.
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    neveryours Female 13-17
    1269 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    yay?

    tetris is pretty cool i guess ^^

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    musicofnight Female 30-39
    94 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    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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    fr0d0lives Female 18-29
    611 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    i love tetris : )
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    June 6, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    You know, they forget to mention how double t spins are the way to go!
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    ImmortalZach Male 13-17
    438 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    And who said creativity lacked in the U.S.S.R.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    "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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    "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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    "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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    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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    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    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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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    June 7, 2009 at 4:37 am
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 7, 2009 at 8:46 am
    "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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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:12 am
    >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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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    "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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    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    June 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Tetris is still a fun game, not like pong
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    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    June 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    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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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    June 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    why combine a word meaning tennis? tetris is nothing like tennis..

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