The Strange Story Behind The Tetris Theme Song - Including Its Original Lyrics

If you grew up in the '80s or '90s, you can probably still see the iconic Tetris blocks falling when you close your eyes.Abandonware DosThe classic puzzle game of matching blocks and disappearing lines has a long and strange history that stretches throughout the final years of the Cold War. Tetris was originally created by Alexey Pajitnov, an artificial intelligence researcher at Moscow's Soviet Academy of Sciences.Pajitnov and his son.Pajitnov was working at the Academy's Computer Center in 1984, and would test the new hardware's strength by designing simple games. His creations were shared between departments, and


10 Awesome Facts About The Worlds Of Power Books

If your middle school library was anything like mine, there was probably a huge waiting list for the only copy of the Ninja Gaiden book from the Worlds of Power series.WikimediaThe classic young readers series adapted some of the best NES games into full-length books that doubled as game guides. But who came up with this genius idea? And why were only a handful of titles turned into books?1. They were meant to get young boys to readThe series seems like it was thought up in Nintendo's marketing department, but credit actually belongs to Seth Godin. He was

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Nintendo Has Updated Mario's Job Description And It's Got Him Saying 'Mamma Mia'

In a weird confirmation that no one expected, Nintendo has announced that Mario is not a plumber like we all thought he was! CBSThe character first appeared in the original Donkey Kong game all the way back in 1981 and has gone through a lot of changed over the years. The EconomistWhether it was in his original Super Mario Bros game where he got to play in the pipes that took him through all kinds of interesting worlds...TV Over MindOr the elaborate Super Mario Galaxy where he could travel through space...NintendoMario has a had a lot of makeovers