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June 14, 2019

25 Years Ago, The Super Game Boy Reinvented Donkey Kong

25 years ago, Nintendo released the Super Game Boy, allowing the Super Nintendo to play an expansive library of Game Boy titles. Beyond letting gamers play years of portable classics on their televisions, the Super Game Boy housed extra functionality that would enable certain games to achieve a level of presentation…

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June 6, 2019

Tetris turns 35 but we still can’t stop the blocks from falling

I’d spare you the ‘wanna feel old?’ but you probably will anyway: Tetris turns 35 today.

Tetris is a deceptively simple game in which you rotate blocks made up of four squares each arranged in different configurations as they fall, trying to arrange them in a rectangular play area in such a way that you create full rows, which then eliminates the rows from the field of play. I’ve never before had to describe Tetris but I feel like I did ok.

I also learned a new thing in researching this anniversary – the name ‘Tetris’ was conceived by the game’s creator Alexey Pajitnov based on the combination of the Greek tetra (a prefix for ‘four’) and the word [...]

 
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June 2, 2019

‘Tetris’ turns 35 this week. It’s still the best puzzle game of all time.

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it’s also important to look back at how far we’ve come. That’s what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive…
 
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May 14, 2019

Garfield, Only He’s A Nightmarish Monster Starring In A Game Boy Game

Last year, just in time for Halloween, Lumpy made some short animations based on artist Will Burke’s nightmarish Garfield sketches. Fast forward to May 2019 and he’s just finished work on a complete 13-minute video, presented in the style of the grossest Game Boy game ever made.

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