Deals, drama and danger: the incredible true story behind Tetris
A new film shows how the addictive game found its way out of the Soviet Union and into the hands of millions
David Smith in Washington
30, Mar, 2023 @6:02 AM
Tetris review – rise of 80s game makes for mostly entertaining drama
An Apple TV+ movie tells the compelling story of how Tetris found its way out of Russia but adds a few too many flourishes of its own
16, Mar, 2023 @7:31 PM
‘Get something that’s fun to play, then think about the story’: how Nintendo keeps levelling up
With 100m sales of its Switch console, a new Mario movie and even a California theme park, the Japanese tech giant is riding high again. What’s its secret?
04, Feb, 2023 @11:55 AM
Beyond Wordle: the best word games to try next
Whether you are frustrated by the smash hit puzzle, or hungry for more, there are endless alternatives out there - but which are the best?
Keza MacDonald and Keith Stuart
28, Feb, 2022 @4:04 PM
Would you play a video game for 500 hours?
Modern video games boast longer and longer playtimes – but does the idea of spending hundreds of hours on a game make you feel excited, or exhausted?
12, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM
Experience: I’m the best Tetris player in the world
I’m only 13, but my brother and I both qualified for the World Championships. In the final it was just us, facing off for the title
05, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM
The 15 greatest video games of the 80s – ranked!
Button-bashing arcade sports vied with the thrill of urban planning, Pac-Man ate up everything, and Super Mario Bros smashed gaming into the mainstream
27, May, 2021 @8:00 AM
Tetris Effect review – makes your skin tingle and your mind hum
This euphoric puzzle game pleasurably hijacks your neural pathways (and your emotions)
19, Jul, 2019 @7:51 AM
Bafta games awards 2019: God of War leads nominations
Epic mythological fighting game picks up 10 nominations, chased by Red Dead Redemption 2, Return of the Obra Dinn and Florence with six nominations each. See the full list here
14, Mar, 2019 @12:42 PM
Block party: Nintendo's 99-player Tetris is savaging my self-esteem
The new 99-player version of Tetris is absurdly compelling – but prepare to take a hit to your game-playing ego
14, Feb, 2019 @3:31 PM
Simon Parkin’s best video games of 2018
The critical cachet of games continued to grow, Tetris got a Japanese makeover and Fortnite delighted everywhere
30, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM
Games reviews roundup: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3; Puyo Puyo Tetris; PaRappa the Rapper Remastered
The latest in the military shooter series misses the mark, while two retro puzzle games offer simple satisfaction
Will Freeman, Matt Kamen
01, May, 2017 @6:00 AM
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