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Posted on June 27, 2009, 1:28 pm
Source: http://retro.ign.com/articles/994/994789p1.html



"This summer, Tetris celebrates its silver anniversary. For twenty-five years, gamers around the world have been playing this seminal -- no, unparalleled -- puzzler. The block shapes are universally recognized. Millions of gamers can hum the Russian theme of the original game upon request. The success of the Game Boy juggernaut might not have been possible without Tetris. Few videogames truly break through to become global phenomena, but Tetris is just that: a uniting piece of entertainment that absolutely anybody can understand within seconds and enjoy for a lifetime.

And it is all because of the intellectual curiosity and subtle genius of Alexey Pajitnov."

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