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(BBC-US)   The psychology of Tetris: How the secret to the popular game's success is that it takes advantage of the mind's basic pleasure in tidying up and uses it against us   (bbc.com) divider line 16
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2012-10-23 10:43:25 AM  
Oh, I spent many hours locked in its grip...and I'm not even that tidy.

www.snackish.com
 
2012-10-23 11:24:04 AM  
I used to play Tetris on my DS before going to sleep. I would continue to play in the dark with my mind, yielding the so called Tetris effect.

Simple and elegant as a game can be.
 
2012-10-23 11:26:55 AM  
It's because it has simple mechanics, a quick learning curve, offers continuous rewards for clever solutions, and builds in difficulty so you're never bored, until your brain overloads and the Gottverdammt tiles start piling up like a jigsaw from hell.
 
2012-10-23 11:33:20 AM  
Anyone got the text of the article they can copy and paste? The British Broadcasting Corporation won't allow British visitors to view this page. Ta.
 
2012-10-23 11:34:13 AM  
Tetris sucks. Try lumines.
 
2012-10-23 11:46:44 AM  

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: Anyone got the text of the article they can copy and paste? The British Broadcasting Corporation won't allow British visitors to view this page. Ta.


You can check the same article from Cracked that shows how games addict us. It mentions Tetris and tidiness
 
2012-10-23 12:14:12 PM  
Tetris is the greatest of all games and this

www.polyvore.com

is the God piece.
 
2012-10-23 12:22:22 PM  
Tetris is the best puzzle game ever. Period. Story over. Alexey Pajitnov made a brilliant game, and thankfully can now actually get credit for it.

If you don't know the story of Tetris, its fascinating and definitely worth seeking out.
 
2012-10-23 12:24:38 PM  
Found it! Here's a good version of said story.

Link
 
2012-10-23 12:34:24 PM  

MasonL87: Tetris is the best puzzle game ever. Period. Story over.


Magical Drop, Panel de Pon, and Puyo Puyo would all like a word with you, and it's really not close unless you're referring to the Tetris The Grandmaster series.
 
2012-10-23 01:39:26 PM  
See: Pacman/Asteroids/hundreds of other classic pre-Tetris games.
 
2012-10-23 02:29:06 PM  
i have a Nintendo emulator on my phone with over 2600 games. I play Tetris, exclusively.
 
2012-10-23 02:52:12 PM  
Oh, and add Lumines to that list as well. Just because.
 
2012-10-23 11:10:33 PM  
Bejeweled Blitz has swallowed my soul...
 
2012-10-24 03:10:48 AM  
 
2012-10-24 07:53:06 AM  

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: Anyone got the text of the article they can copy and paste? The British Broadcasting Corporation won't allow British visitors to view this page. Ta.


Take the web address and look for the cache of the page on archive.org. Stupid BBC, we will defeat your geography based filters.
 
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