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TetrisTetris will soon be available as themed apparel, Halloween costumers, soup and furniture.

"When it began nearly 30 years ago, Tetris quickly became one of the most popular video games sold. Now, the Tetris Company, which owns the Tetris brand, says it plans to expand beyond videogames and soon hopes to introduce dozens of new Tetris-themed products. These will include Tetris branded T-shirts, Halloween costumes, tabletop games, chocolates, candy, waffles, furniture that nests together, and even Tetris soup.

The company also plans to introduce a new version of the game in 3-D for theNintendo 3DS at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles next week.

The plans for the expanded products and the 3-D version of the game were announced in a news release in which the company also said the game broke a new record after people paid for and downloaded Tetris 132 million times onmobile devices. “No title has been able to sell more paid downloads on mobile than Tetris,” the company claimed.

Lisa Linnenkohl, the head of licensing for Tetris, said in a phone interview that the company releases “Tetris on every platform that is out there” including the Apple iPhone and iPad, and Android mobile phones and tablets. Ms. Linnenkohl said the price of Tetris varies on each platform, with downloads costing between $1 and $13 each.

TetrisTetris became available on the Apple iPhone in 2009.

In the past Tetris has found fans among doctors and scientists as well as gamers.

In 1991, Richard Haier, a neuroscientist from the University of California at Irvine, began using the game to determine how the human brain works, testing people as they learned how to play over several weeks and seeing the first signs of elascitiy in the brain. In 2009, British scientists discovered that playing Tetris could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder quell their fears.

Correction: The Tetris brand is owned by the Tetris Holding Company."


Source:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/tetris-expands-beyond-gaming-and-claims-a-new-record/


Comments:
Comment by nahucirujano on June 14, 2011, 2:41 am
I wanna test that Soup right now!!! xD Hahaha
Comment by kevincentius on June 5, 2011, 4:52 pm
hahaha I like it when there are more products related to Tetris though, so that people here don't anymore say I'm stupid for playing Tetris. Most people here do actually so it sucks to play Tetris if people are seeing
Comment by bigwig on June 4, 2011, 6:54 pm
There aren't enough squares on that shirt for any generator. He must have been playing suboptimally without pure tetrises for some time. His loss is deserved.
Comment by Chopin on June 4, 2011, 3:12 pm
More like the randomizer on the left shirt fails

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