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    Default Tetris documentary video

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...ocidfeed&hl=en

    Might be a repost, couldn't find it in a search. Great video on the history of Tetris! Very sad and confusing story!!

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    Cool stuff. Thanks for the link, too bad it's on Google Video (they love suspending my downloads half-way through videos).
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    I posted this topic in the modern games forum last week.

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=94384

    but no one responded to it... I thought this was an excellent documentary.

    I wont be offended if the mods wanna lock mine and keep this one going. Every gamer should watch this video, even if they hate tetris.

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    I thought it was very good and well put-together. There was just one thing missing...

    Sega Tetris, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    I thought it was very good and well put-together. There was just one thing missing...

    Sega Tetris, anyone?
    Yeah but you see, Sega didn't even TRY to license it and the unreleased home version was a port of the arcade version. If you mentioned Sega's version of Tetris then you'd have to go over EVERY bootleg clone.

    ...now I see why you people think I have a beef with Sega.

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    I really enjoyed this video! It ironed out a few details about the issues that I didn't fully understand before. I didn't realize Mirrorsoft were so irresponsible about it; I also just blamed the commies for being greedy and unreasonable. Shows how much I know.

    Poor Alexy; he's still never been really well compensated for such an astonishing piece of art that others have profited from immensely. At least he seems to have a good attitude about it.

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    It was an amazing video. Very good. I had read the story a few times here and there, in books and on the Internet. Nothing has captured quite like this documentary which went back to the original players.

    I'm glad Alexey Pazhitnov managed to get into games. I didn't know this. What I also didn't know is how much Tetris is based on a very old game. Indeed, I had thought it was an original idea. Kudos to him for expanding on the idea.

    What was very shocking in the video was the '84 video of Moscow. No exterior advertising anywhere. Nothing but buildings, people, and occasional signs. Big difference from the U.S. (and other countries).

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid
    Yeah but you see, Sega didn't even TRY to license it and the unreleased home version was a port of the arcade version. If you mentioned Sega's version of Tetris then you'd have to go over EVERY bootleg clone.
    I think he was more talking about the sega RULES of tetris which can lead to this sort of gameplay :

    <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vCAnggppNd0"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vCAnggppNd0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

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    Can't edit my last post, here is the link (has the forum does not support flash videos)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCAnggppNd0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massimiliano
    Can't edit my last post, here is the link (has the forum does not support flash videos)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCAnggppNd0
    omigod hacker.
    I'd like to see a recording from over the shoulder because that's just too unbelievable.
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    I have one. It is a kid playing some arcade machine with the same game as in that vid. It is not hacked or sped up... it's really that fast!

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    I have one. It is a kid playing some arcade machine with the same game as in that vid. It is not hacked or sped up... it's really that fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massimiliano
    Can't edit my last post, here is the link (has the forum does not support flash videos)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCAnggppNd0
    And thank Bushnell that the forums don't support those glitchy, slow, YouTube flash applets.

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    Tetris is the only game I know any girl will play and enjoy

    that and any of the NES/SNES Mario Games lol

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