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The Story of Tetris | Gaming Historian

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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.

Intro - 00:00
Part 1: Pajitnov - 01:49
Part 2: Into the West - 10:03
Part 3: The Red Box - 17:19
Part 4: Enter Nintendo - 23:50
Part 5: Capitalism - 33:38
Part 6: Endgame - 44:12
End Credits - 55:38

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Original Tetris footage provided by Sergei Frolov - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0gAgQQHFcQ

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