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Posted on June 25, 2014, 7:39 am
Source: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/tetris-ultimate/

Comments:
Comment by Riisssaaa on August 4, 2014, 9:41 am
I don't think so. To the average person Tetris is just a board with dropping blocks. To watch a game of tetris and be immersed into it you'd need to know the different parts of tetris and what they do. An average person will not look at a spin and go, "Wow, a L spin in such a dangerous situation." If you cant read a game of tetris, even a simple amateur one you wouldn't have any interest in it.
Comment by notgif on July 8, 2014, 1:07 am
I think we need to make people aware of the modern tetris. I've shown tetris multiplayer and all the twists to my friends and they were shocked that tetris is not just a boring single-player stacking game.
Comment by KILLJEFFREY on June 26, 2014, 10:11 am
@ZeroT I agree. They wouldn't need to show elite level gameplay (might scare some folk off), but at least leave 10-15 TF level play with some cools spins to grab some attention.
Comment by InkofDeath on June 25, 2014, 7:06 pm
"But creating a Tetris perfectly suited to competitive, spectator-focused play will involve cracking some design challenges that have eluded the Tetris Company for three decades. “We’re still struggling with two-player modes in many versions,” says Alexey Pajitnov, who programmed the original Tetris while working at the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1984. “There are lots of varieties of Tetris for two. But I have a feeling that we are not there yet.”" You bet they have a ton of challenges in making Tetris spectator friendly. Let's look at a list of spectator only needed features: - Preview of 2nd Player updated in real time - Preview of 2nd Player updated per key stroke/input command - Similar tetrimino bags - Similar garbage exchanges - Consistent garbage exchanges These are the basics needed to make Tetris a viewing experience. All official releases of Tetris have failed at bringing all of these to the table. These features help a spectator follow the flow of the game, and identify who is winning or losing. This enables spectators to get hyped, excited, or drawn in when interesting game play occurs, because they actually notice it. And if you want a spectator sport, you need players, of high skill. Tetris Ultimate better be able to cater to the best Tetris players, or the game will have a low skill ceiling, and be immensely boring to watch.
Comment by Blink on June 25, 2014, 4:55 pm
time will tell
Comment by ZeroT on June 25, 2014, 1:54 pm
They need to show better gameplay then!!!

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