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Tetris

  1. Plans for Live Action Tetris Movie From Mortal Kombat Movie Studio Falling Into Place

    Please say that means they'll also disappear.

    Yes, there really is a Tetris movie in development from Threshold Entertainment, the makers of bad but somehow still fun Mortal Kombat movies. At least it can't be worse than Battleship.

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  2. “Puzzle Potatoes” Make Us Want to Play Tetris With Our Food

    Tetris tots?

    I have a one-year-old daughter who I'm currently trying to teach not to play with her food. This isn't helping. US Foods now has Tetris tetromino-shaped tater tots. Now I want to play with my food. They're calling them "Puzzle Potatoes" for obvious licensing reasons, but it also looks like they left out the long straight piece. How am I going to get that bonus?

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  3. Things We Saw Today: I Guess Van Gogh Liked Serenity, Too

    I'd probably cut my ear off if I had to listen to Mal's mouth all the time.

    Twenty27Designs has re-imagined Van Gogh's Starry Night with a Joss Whedon twist. You can show off your Browncoat loyalty with a Starry Flight t-shirt for 19.95, or check out more geeky designs on Facebook or Tumblr.

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  4. If You Watch Only One Rock Band Playing The Tetris Theme Today, Make It This One

    it's time to play the music

    I'm not sure I've ever described a cellist as "badass" before, but now seems like a good time to start. The band you see here is Critical Hit. By the time you read this, I will have remedied my lack of their video game cover album.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Doctor Whoodies

    Things We Saw Today

    These are by Rarity's Boutique, whose Game of Thrones house hoodies we showed you a while back. Wibbly wobbly, comfy womfy. (Fashionably Geek)

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  6. Official Tetris Costumes Exist, Enable Mankind’s Tendency Toward Being Complete Jerks

    No. No no no no no no no. no.

    Geekosystem has more on the first official Tetris costumes and how they've already been banned from one London bar because people would come in wearing them so they could reserve space for their friends. As Geeko points out, the "ban" is almost absolutely a publicity stunt engineered by Morph Costume Co., which makes the costumes. But I don't care. The image of people wearing these in line at con panels so they can save room for friends unwilling to spend the required amount of time waiting is dancing before my eyeballs. Nobody do that. (Via Geekosystem, picture by Paul Clarke) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Officially Licensed Tetris Costumes Now Exist, Great For Making Human Barriers

    Just in time for Halloween!

    It's hard to believe that there hadn't been licensed Tetris costumes on the market before -- after all, it's such a simple concept. Now a company in the UK has finally secured the rights to these iconic blocks, so of course the very first thing they did was send a bunch of people out to a fancy pub and get in everyone's way.

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  8. New Tetris Mobile Game Takes a Page From Pokemon, Looks Awesome

    Gotta fit 'em all!

    It almost goes without saying now that the two most addictive things to come out of portable gaming are the brick-racking frenzy of Tetris, and the monster-collecting of Pokemon. So it seems odd that it's taken this long for a developer to mash these ideas up, but that's just what EA's done with recently announced game Tetris Monsters.

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  9. Awesome Algorithm Teaches Tetris To Draw Video Game Characters [Video]

    Conceivably, you could do this on your own. In practice? Just watch this algorithm do it.

    From programmer Michael Birken comes a new way of drawing video game characters that is probably more complicated than it needs to be, but all the more incredible for it. Birken has designed an algorithm that can place single blocks of color in Tetris by strategically building and destroying lines at lightning speed. Precisely place enough blocks, and you've got a made to order line. Stack enough lines and the result is a pixellated picture of...well, anything you want, in principle, though Birken started off training the program to build images of classic 8-bit characters like Mario, Link, and Samus. As you might expect, the process that makes it happen is bafflingly complex, but the results -- as seen in this video --  are stunning.

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  10. Need to Cure a Lazy Eye? Try Playing Tetris

    After a long day at work, there's not much more therapeutic than a round of blasting terrorists or aliens or zombies whatever your bad guy of choice. But if you're looking for a video game to cure something a little more substantial than the frustrations of your cubicle, you might think you're out of luck. Not if you suffer from a lazy eye, though! It turns out that can be treated with Tetris.

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  11. Tetris Comes to Pebble Smartwatch, Causes Us to Want Pebble Smartwatches

    I've been skeptical of the Pebble smartwatch. As far as watches go, yes, it looks like a very useful watch, but I stopped wearing a watch when I started carrying my phone with me everywhere. That said, nobody told me we'd be able to play Tetris on these things. Now I kind of want one.

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  12. How Many Tetris Pieces Would It Take to Build Your Dream House?

    Tetris is hypnotic. There are few things more satisfying to the human brain than stacking up falling bricks into neat little piles. It scratches just the right itch. If building real-world objects out of Tetris blocks were an option, then that's what my house would be made of. That does raise the question of how many Tetris bricks it would take to build a house? Don't worry. Movoto's got you covered with a new calculator to figure it out.

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  13. British Scientists Restore World’s Oldest Working Computer

    This should give typewriter-toting hipsters something to envy. Scientists in England have restored a computer built in 1951 to working order. The Harwell Dekatron, or Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation (WITCH) is now the oldest original working digital computer. That's all really impressive, but does it run Tetris?

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  14. Time Magazine Names The 100 Best Video Games

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    Yeah, I chose Paperboy as the header image for this post and you're just going to have to deal with it. Best of lists are bound to attract controversy so prepare yourself to have some opinions on Time Magazine's list of the 100 best video games. 

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  15. Graphing Calculator Gets First Update In A Billion Years, Still Costs Almost As Much As A Chromebook

    Groundbreaking news in the world of graphing calculatorsTech Powered Math is reporting that the rumors of a Texas Instruments TI-84 graphing calculator with a color screen are true! Can you believe it? A handheld device that does math and has a color screen! We truly live in the future! Who would have imagined such a thing was even possible. Oh, excuse me, I have a call coming in on my mobile telephone that has a color screen, and does math, and is with me everywhere I go. OK. Back. Where was I? Oh yeah. Calculators!

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  16. Imma Stop You Right There, Every Other Jack-O’-Lantern, Because This Jack-O’-Lantern Plays Tetris

    Fans Do Cool Things

    It's still Halloween tomorrow, right? If I'm lucky, maybe I can Trick or Treat at my own door by then. Oh, and the driver intrepid pumpkin carver Nathan used to put this together was only able to support an 8x8 grid, which is why this game isn't the Tetris regulation ten squares wide. Between the more than one hundred LED lights and the stem becoming a functional controller, I feel like he made a more than adequate effort in his translation. (via Colossal.)

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  17. This Dress Comes With A Chainsaw Pocket

    Supergirly

    A dress with pockets is a rare thing, indeed, take it from this high school percussionist who was always searching for performance outfits that I could slip a pair of alternate mallets into for easy switching. But an Evil Dead inspired dress that gives you chainsaw hand when you slip your fingers into it? That's pretty much unheard of. But Etsy shop Nerd Alert Designs doesn't stop there. We've selected a few of our favorites to show you.

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  18. A Super Mario Bros. Level Created With Post-It Notes Because, Why Not?

    Fans Do Cool Things

    There comes a point in your gaming life when Super Mario Bros. levels become so engrained in your head you could play them with your eyes closed and still get six fireworks. Perhaps the solution is to then create your own level. Out of Post-It notes. Yeah, why not? That's what the Final Cut King group (previously of Lightsaber Kitties and Kitten Pikachu fame) set out to do with 7,000 of the sticky reminders. Take a look, you might see some other classic game character cameos as well.

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  19. Things We Saw Today: Google Salutes Amelia Earhart

    Things We Saw Today

    Google celebrates what would have been Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday with their beautiful Google doodle.  

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  20. Tetris, The Invasion Begins [VIDEO]

    In a world where big huge alien blocks haven't fallen from the sky and decimated mankind, big huge alien blocks fall from the sky and decimate mankind. This parody trailer for a gritty, disaster Tetris movie depicts the devastation of tetromino invaders. This is an extinction level event.

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