Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 08 June 2009 10:44

Tetris turns 25

Written by


Image

Still lacks realism


Tetris,
one of the most iconic games of all time, has just turned 25.

The game was created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1985, while working for the Soviet Academy of Science. Pajitnov apparently got a bit bored working on his Elektronika 60 computer, and the rest is history.

Pajitnov named his brainchild tetris, combining "tetra", and the name of his favorite sport, tennis. The game went big after being launched for Nintendo Game Boy, and sold over 35 million copies.

Unfortunately, Pajitnov didn't get much in the way of cash, as the royalties were claimed by Soviet authorities. After he emigrated to the US in 1996, he eventually regained his rights.

The game has sold over 70 million copies so far, for a vast number of platforms, ranging from ancient workstations to mobile phones and PMPs.

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments