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2010-01-21 15:30:00

Tetris has become the best-selling mobile game after reaching the mark of 100 million paid downloads on cell phones around the globe. Vice president of worldwide publishing at Electronic Arts Inc.'s mobile unit, Adam Sussman, said the significant event marked "a huge moment not just for EA, but for mobile gaming in general. It speaks to the evergreen appeal of Tetris." EA Mobile, along with Blue Planet Software, plan to announce the milestone in Montreal on Thursday.  The companies...

2009-08-20 09:00:00

EDISON, N.J., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The perfect puzzle game returns with new challenges as Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Tetris Online, Inc., today announced a strategic partnership to support the North American launch and distribution of two exciting new TETRIS(R) games for Wii((TM)) and Nintendo DS((TM)). Both games are expected to launch in spring 2010. "Majesco was a natural choice to help us...

2009-06-02 11:00:00

Tetris, the ever-popular puzzle game, is celebrating its 25th year as developers eye its future in a plethora of new devices. In the 1980s, Alexey Pajitnov, a mathematician at the Moscow Academy of Science, began developing the game due to his fascination with solving puzzles. By June 1984, Pajitnov had completed the first playable computer code for Tetris. "For me, it was just a moment ago," said Pajitnov. "I was very fascinated with all kinds of puzzles, brain teasers. Mainly, it was just a...

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