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Gaming Historian Talks The History Of The Video Game, “Tetris”

Written by on 8 Mar 2021

In 1984, during the Cold War, a Russian programmer named Alexey Pajitnov created something special. A puzzle game called Tetris.

It soon gained a cult following within the Soviet Union. A battle for the rights to publish Tetris erupted when the game crossed the Iron Curtain.

Tetris not only took the video game industry by storm, it helped break the boundaries between the United States and the Soviet Union. Watch the full video below.

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