Tetris archive

  • Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review
    Gadgets

    Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

    By 11 December 2013

    The Bop it games from Hasbro have been around for ages, testing your ability to twist it, turn it, bash it, and a host of other things without getting in a tizz. Now it's back again, this time based around Tetris. Aimed at 8-year-olds and over, the Tetris-focused...

  • Marbly: Tetris author Alexey Pajitnov's new game hits iTunes, his first exclusively for mobile
    Apps

    Marbly: Tetris author Alexey Pajitnov's new game hits iTunes, his first exclusively for mobile

    By 31 May 2013

    Alexey Pajitnov has never really left the games business, but few of his follow-ups to the worldwide hit sensation Tetris have made many headlines. Marbly, which has hit the iTunes App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, is slightly different, however....

  • Tetris fan recreates gaming classic with an LED pumpkin (video)
    Gaming

    Tetris fan recreates gaming classic with an LED pumpkin (video)

    By 31 October 2012

    No matter how creative you get with your pumpkin this Halloween, you won’t surpass Nathan Pryor, who has managed to turn his pumpkin into a working, LED-lit version of gaming classic Tetris. Using a total of 128 LED lights, 256 pieces of tubing, 313...

  • Tech deal: Tetris now free to download from Android Market
    Apps

    Tech deal: Tetris now free to download from Android Market

    By 30 August 2011

    EA Mobile has teamed up with Blue Planet Software, the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris brand, to bring Tetris to your Android mobile phone. Not only that, but it'll be free too. Clearly Tetris needs no introduction; the...

  • Best gaming apps for Android
    Apps

    Best gaming apps for Android

    By 12 April 2011

    It's Android Week on Pocket-lint and that means we'll be bringing you all the latest info on Google's robot-flavoured OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps around. We've already taken a look at the best Android apps for getting out and about...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: the games
    Gaming

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: the games

    By 29 March 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be hitting stores at the end of this week: 1 April 2011. Fortunately for you, we’ve got our hands on the only mobile phone on the market to carry PlayStation certification and thought we’d have a quick play through...

  • Tetris Link: The Tetris board game
    Online

    Tetris Link: The Tetris board game

    By 26 January 2011

    Tetris, the video game you’ve known and loved for the last 25 years, is being turned into a board game. The game, created by traditional board game company John Adams in the UK, has “reworked” the classic idea for kids who aren't allowed to spend...

  • Tetris therapy helps to prevent stress
    Gaming

    Tetris therapy helps to prevent stress

    By 12 November 2010

    Researches at Oxford University have concluded that Tetris has psychological healing qualities after studying the effects of the game on people who were exposed to stressful images. Subjects in the study were shown a video featuring disturbing images....

  • EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up
    Gaming

    EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up

    By 14 October 2010

    One of the key features that Microsoft was keen to big-up at the Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday was the Xbox LIVE game hub on the console and, in particular, the games partnership with EA. And now EA has revealed exactly what WP7 Xboxers can expect...

  • VIDEOS: Best retro gaming music picks
    Gaming

    VIDEOS: Best retro gaming music picks

    By 18 January 2010

    With the news just in that the Ivor Novello Awards has announced the Best Original Video Game Score as a new category for this year's awards, it got us thinking wistfully about memorable music from video games past. In this vein, we've knocked up a quick...

  • The first 13 PSP Minis on the Playstation Store
    Gaming

    The first 13 PSP Minis on the Playstation Store

    By 1 October 2009

    We were beginning to think it was never going to happen but, just like that, the PSP Go has arrived and, with it, the much anticipated PSP Minis. There are 13 to choose from as of today, expected to grow to 50 by the end of the year. Each is no larger...

  • 3D Stereogram Tetris revealed
    Gaming

    3D Stereogram Tetris revealed

    By 15 September 2009

    "If you can see 3D stereograms, why not try a game with the same idea?" Why not indeed? Squinting at your monitor trying to see the durned image will at least while away a few minutes of your boring work day. All we got was a mild headache and a slight...

  • Tetris goes online with new site
    Gaming

    Tetris goes online with new site

    By 30 March 2009

    The team behind Tetris in the States, that includes Alexey Pajitnov, the original designer and creator of Russian gaming sensation, has given the game a new lease of online life. A revamped site, the "Tetris Friends" portal, offers a new take on the classic...

  • T-Mobile reveals top 10 Android apps
    Gaming

    T-Mobile reveals top 10 Android apps

    By 17 February 2009

    Hours after Vodafone and HTC announced the new G1 rivalling Android-based "Magic", T-Mobile has revealed the top 10 most popular Android applications - and hinted at new ones to come. The top ten most popular applications from Android Market are, in T-Mo's...

  • Tetris bookshelves - good idea, bit hard to fit together...
    Gaming

    Tetris bookshelves - good idea, bit hard to fit together...

    By 18 July 2007

    These too-cool wooden "Tetrad" shelves come flat-packed so you have to put them together yourself. Obviously, this has to be done to the accompaniment of the Tetris music, and moving increasingly faster as you progress. Luckily, the horizontal bottom...