The only thing more enjoyable than seeing the reactions of speedrunners KevinDDR and ApertureGrillz at the end of this new world record for Tetris: the Grandmaster 2 Plus is watching all of those pieces fall into just the right places.
While I’ve still not gotten the hang of Japanese puzzle classic Puyo Puyo, I‘m pretty good at Tetris when I concentrate. Recording a Kotaku Plays video is not a good way to concentrate, but I don’t mind losing when I get to share the colorful sights and spirited sounds of Puyo Puyo Tetris.
Three years ago, Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamored for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny…
This might be the wildest thing I have seen in 2017 so far, holy cow. Watch in wonder as someone uses Pokémon Yellow to push the boundaries of what a Game Boy is capable of.
It’s hard to believe now, but Tetris had everything going against it when it was first created. Dreamed up in a country weighed down with bureaucracy and largely walled off from the outside world, Tetris shouldn’t have become the worldwide phenomenon it became. A new book goes into painstaking detail about how the…
Utada Hikaru is releasing her first full album in eight years.
After years of near-misses, classic puzzle game Tetris is threatening to become a movie. Maybe if we show them how badly Tetris works with existing movies they will stop.
The most popular versions of Tetris only concern themselves with how the player engages with the mechanics of the play experience. It’s a video game with no characters, story, antagonistic action or subtext. So of course people are going to make a movie out of it.
Besides Doom, Tetris is one game that gets all kinds of silly ports all the time. Enthusiast Numeric compressed the game into a 10x16 frame and made it work on a very tiny character display.
Tetris is one of those games that seemingly everybody has played in some form or another. It’s evolved in fascinating ways and players continue to do amazing things with Tetris’ many iterations. Later this year, a new non-fiction comic will look at the beginnings of one of history’s most famous video games.
Yesterday, Tetris Ultimate, the latest official version of the classic puzzle game, was released on Steam for $14.99. Today, I asked for a refund.
I’m a confirmed believer in the church of video games, a sect whose faith has been rewarded over the past decade, as games have sailed easily over the hurdles that have been placed in front of them by the apostates. No one really disputes anymore that games can make us cry, make us laugh, teach our children, train our…
In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch…
Like the delightful and oppressive mobile-game galaxy that it summoned, Tetris is both seductive and dispiriting. Alexey Pajitnov’s falling-block puzzler captures the pleasure and the vacuousness of virtual labor. Each game of Tetris contains an interactive “Ozymandias,” a fruitless quest to build something that will…
Kevin Birrell dazzled the world with his Tetris skills a few weeks back, but for the truly dedicated, the work never ends. Birrell had yet another goal for himself in Tetris: The Grandmaster 3: become the first player outside of Japan to achieve grandmaster status.
Last week, I watched someone pull off one of the most impressive gaming feats I've seen in a long time. He was playing Tetris, and the pieces were invisible. I had to find out how he did it.
You have probably played Tetris. You have probably watched people play Tetris. You have almost surely not watched people play Tetris like this.
It's being developed by the producer behind the Mortal Kombat films from the '90s.