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News: New Documentry Celebrates The World's Unsung Tetris Masters

New Documentry Celebrates The World's Unsung Tetris Masters

Block buster

Everyone loves Tetris, right? Everyone from your grandma to Steve Wozniak, in fact! But for some people, the most famous video game ever to emerge from Russia is much more than just a way to waste a few minutes while waiting for the bus - it's a way of life, a challenge which defines and shapes their existence. Tetris lover Robin...

News: Tetris Party Live Disappears from eShop

Tetris Party Live Disappears from eShop

Publisher explains why

Check the 3DS eShop or DSi Shop and you'll notice that Tetris Party Live is no longer available to buy, either in North America or European regions. We reached out to the publisher, Tetris Online Inc., for an explanation. Casey Pelkey, vice president of marketing, had this to say: I can confirm that Tetris Party Live is no...

News: Tetris 3DS Drops Into Europe on 21st October

Tetris 3DS Drops Into Europe on 21st October

Start forming a line now

In exactly one month you European 3DS owners will be able to get Tetris for your 3DS, as Nintendo announces a release date of 21st October 2011. The game is known as Tetris Axis in North America, but in Europe Nintendo is going with the less is more approach to naming. It'll still have the same single player and online multiplayer modes, just in a new name. North Americans,..

News: Tetris Axis Lines Up 8 Player Online Modes

Tetris Axis Lines Up 8 Player Online Modes

Friends not included

With the announcement that Nintendo had picked up publishing duties for Tetris Axis came a fact sheet proclaiming two to six player online play. Great news indeed. Fast forward a few weeks and Nintendo has updated the fact sheet with one minor change: online multiplayer will now support up to eight players for maximum...

News: Dropping Tetrominoes Might Help with Post Traumatic Stress

Dropping Tetrominoes Might Help with Post Traumatic Stress

Stacking blocks good for you

Anyone who's played Tetris – i.e. everyone ever – can attest to its soothing qualities as they stack block after block aiming to create those lovely lines. Now a new study suggests that playing the game isn't just good for fun, it may help to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientific journal...

News: Not Tetris Looks Like Tetris But is Not Tetris

Not Tetris Looks Like Tetris But is Not Tetris

Got it?

With its 90-degree turns and grid-based gameplay, Tetris takes a few liberties with the laws of physics (not to mention why these blocks are dropping and disappear once adjoined.) But what if its physics were a little more fluid; a little more unforgiving? That's what Not Tetris is all about. A free PC download, Not Tetris is all about smooth movements and watching as your blocks hopelessly..

News: Tetris Party Deluxe Rotates & Drops Down in Europe This September

Tetris Party Deluxe Rotates & Drops Down in Europe This September

The latest cross-platform puzzler has its release date slotted in

Tetris is one of those franchises that just won't go away, whether you want it to or not. The simplicity of its premise has lead to countless variations in rule-sets, and the latest instalment that's out on the Wii and the DS – Tetris Party Deluxe – has had its European release date confirmed. From 3rd September onwards,..

News: Tuper Tario Tros: A Mario/Tetris Mash-up

Tuper Tario Tros: A Mario/Tetris Mash-up

Warning: this Flash game is highly addictive

Newgrounds user and all-round genius SwingSwing has created a fantastic Mario/Tetris mash-up named Tuper Tario Tros. Blending the platformer and puzzle genres, the game involves traversing the usual Mario landscape with your usual repertoire of jumping and, err... more jumping. When Mario encounters an obstacle he's unable to jump across, players hit the..

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