This just in (or not) – Twenty five years to life with Tetris

Ok people stand up and give props to a game legend: Tetris. This year (it was on June 6 actually) the puzzle classic reaches 25 brains crunching, multi-colored, didy humming years of entertaining us all. Virtually impossible not to play (or love) as it’s available on almost every console (since the beginning of time) and PC with an internet connection. Ridiculously easy to play but impossible to master, it was only equaled to the Rubik’s cube in pure puzzle enjoyment. Alexey Pajitnov, the game’s creator, only got a computer for Tetris at first; but now has a company devoted to the Tetris band in all its forms across the world. I am thoroughly convinced (and so is Time) that Tetris is an irreplaceable game that helped make video games what they are today. So thank you Mr. Pajitnov for making a game that changed the world; and making normal gamer shlumbs like me a little smarter in the process. This is for you:

Simpsons Tetris clip


Shigeru Miyamoto is #1 on ‘TIME 100’ poll – The people have spoken


You know I’ve been playing GTA VI (review coming) pretty hard lately so I haven’t had the time to watch TV. However yesterday I was watching the iconic master of American punditry, Steven Colbert. On his show he told the viewers that he came in 3rd on Time’s most influential people’s poll (Better luck next year Stevie). However the person who came in 1st was the daddy of games himself, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mr. Miyamoto is someone I truly respect, because he’s the guy to saved gaming for us all with his games ‘Donkey Kong’ and ‘Super Mario Bros.’ respectably. Even today his titles keep reinventing gaming structure giving endless possibilities to future games; and all without resorting to bloody murders or X-rated orgies. So I offer my congras Mr. M for this high accomplishment in not only your skills as an entertainer, but your brilliant imagination.