tetris

When you think of long running puzzle game franchises, you'll inevitably come across Tetris. We have all played it at one time or another, willingly or otherwise, and we have Mr. Alexey Pajitnov to thank for it...
Tetris Blitz is now available on iOS and Android for free. Blitz takes the Tetris concept and shoves it into a two minute line clearing frenzy where you want to score as many points as possible. The fast-paced game features o...
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da...
BBC News says that 1 in 50 children have a lazy eye, and that Tetris could help to fix their weak eyes. Doctors at McGill University has research that shows that playing the greatest block dropping game of all time ...
Steve Wozniak is an oddity. Though many know Wozniak for his work at Apple, in his earlier days he was known for his work with videogames, both as a designer (creating Atari's Breakout) and player. This video shot by Game In...
Guitarist Psycho Crusher, whose amazing rock arrangements I've shared numerous times in the past, originally composed this latest jam with the intent to play it live as a full band. Instead, he decided to turn it into a chip...
I've listened to plenty of videogame musical covers in the seven years I've worked at Destructoid. Yet, this is the first time I've heard of a musical cover montage with a Middle-Eastern twist to them. There's even some games covered here I'd never expect, like Alley Cat. [Via The Awesomer]
Kind of creeped out at the Nintendogs part. Sex in video games [Reddit]
A lot of people have been running around attacking games like Proteus or The Walking Dead; claiming that they aren’t, in fact, games. Generally speaking these people spout off random things about requiring “win st...
Marching bands have done videogame covers in the past, but it looks like Ohio State has just raised the bar in how to perform a truly great gaming themed performance. The band began with Space Invaders, followed it up with P...
[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] We all have that one so-called classic that we groan at when we see...
Well... not really, obviously. You gotta admit that there's some resemblance! Tetris: The Musical, the latest short by Random Encounters Entertainment, anthropomorphizes the iconic blocks in a very liberal interpretation of ...
Steve Wozniak, computer wizard and one of the founding fathers of Apple, has boasted about his mad Game Boy Tetris skills on several occasions. According to Steve, he still walks around town armed with a few Game Boy Lights (...
Not that it's really all that difficult to make anything that's better than Battleship. This fake live-action Tetris trailer comes courtesy of Warialasky, the real-life GoldenEye bros. It perfectly encapsulates the essence o...
[UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that factual errors have been made with regards to this preview, and that only one of 1C's titles, Royal Quest, will be free to play, whereas the other two mentioned titles will b...
River Falls Pong Table Company is a family-owned business in River Falls, Wisconsin that specializes in making custom beer pong tables. Over the years, these folks have made a few game-themed tables, such as the Zelda 1 over...
No sh*t, Tetris guy. You knew that the silly physics flinger was on the way out when you started seeing too much branded merchandise at the checkout stand at the grocery store. I saw a senior citizen with an Angry Birds shirt...
If you've ever wondered what it looks like when two sick people host a live show together, then look no further. Technical difficulties be damned, today's live taping of The Destructoid Show has explored the boundaries of wh...
Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel...
I'm sure the title will cause some to argue and proceed to list many worthy songs that did not make the cut, but the London Philharmonic Orchestra's album The Greatest Video Game Music is a good sampling of tunes taken from m...
What if the silken-voiced but incessant narrator from Bastion scored a few gigs working with other, bigger games? Would the simple gameplay exercise of running from one edge of the screen to the other become a grand journey into consciousness? Or would you just try to f*ck with the guy? Dorkly Bits: Bastion Narrator Invades Other Games [Dorkly]
If you ever sit and wonder how a simple pick-up-and-play time-waster like Angry Birds could spawn such a large merchandizing machine, take comfort in knowing that it is hardly the first such case. Nope, not by a long shot! On...
Count on this: where there's a new Nintendo portable there's a new Tetris game. This time around, for the Nintendo 3DS, it's Tetris Axis. A strange name for a strange system. And it's a prety strange game, too. Yes, ther...
For the record, I hate everyone that is good at Tetris. There's so many other things you can be good at. If you are one of those good players that I hate, in Los Angeles on October 16 The Tetris World Championships&...
[Update: Our original story noted that Tetris: Axis is out on October 20; the correct release date is October 2. Furthermore, we've added a note to clarify that EA's Android versions of Tetris (while free) is supported by ads...
A signed copy of the rare Sega Mega Drive game Tetris would be a great collector's item, but asking $1 million for it is just silly. This wouldn't be the first silly price on gaming collectables on eBay, but they claim this c...
I bought Tetris on PlayStation Network when it launched awhile back. Don't look at me like that, I really like Tetris. Now, Electronic Arts has announced, it's getting a 3D update.  Yes, that's right, the PS3 version of ...
[Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] What do Rod Stewart, the Gen-5 Pokemon starters, Tetris wall-decals, Albert Wiskers, Felicia from Darkst...
Ever since the Tetris craze in the late '80s, people all over the world have reported hallucinations of Tetris shapes (called Tetriminos) after playing the game for prolonged periods of time. Now those hallucinations are some...
I know what you're going to say: "Another version of Tetris? Really?" But Electronic Arts is promising that Tetris for PlayStation Network will be "The best Tetris game yet." Does that make it any better? What makes it so go...
Since no one can hear you scream in Space, why not play Tetris instead! Isn't that what all the good Russian Cosmonauts do? In my interview with Tetrees Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov he reminds us that its a game we are sup...
Here's a delightful pick-me-up for your morning. Web series Thousand Monkeys revolves around attempting to seize on the success of people playing videogame music on YouTube to gain internet fame. This is done by means of two acoustic guitars and a little Tetris. Fun tune, well played. Brought a smile to my face. And that cat is totally not ugly.
For about a year now, a group of mental health researchers have been looking into the effects that Tetris has on PTSD-afflicted brain. Thus far, their research has shown evidence that playing Tetris shortly after suffering fr...
Yesterday in Los Angeles, a tournament for the ages was held. Long will mankind speak of the Classic Tetris World Championship and the name Jonas Neubauer will be inextricably linked with the event as its first victor. You c...
It's officially reached that period in time when the day crew has run out of things to talk about. You know, the point where we find quirky, questionable-to-some stories before Conrad shows up to save the day. Yep, it's also ...
Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, has been trying to perfect multiplayer for his popular puzzle game. "We are working on multiplayer versions for more than 10 years -- I've been trying to design it. I should admit that...
A developer has told us that one of his company's games -- a title with similar gameplay concepts to popular puzzle game Tetris -- has been pulled from the Android Market. This dev received an email that said that their game ...
Let's add Tetris to the "list of things that will survive a nuclear war" alongside Cher's face, Twinkies, and cockroaches. EA has tinkered with the puzzle game's classic formula and twisting it to allow social integration. Th...
Electronic Arts is clearly not to be f*cked with when it comes to iPad games. They're going to drop all kinds of crazy, hardcore stuff on to Apple's new platform. Stuff like Scrabble and Tetris. Okay, so EA did put those...
So, here's the situation: You're out walking, minding your own business, when you're suddenly accosted by Paris Hilton. She wants to talk to you and there's nothing you can do to stop it. After the nightmare is over, is there...