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Tetris Effect

6 Jun

The exact date was June 6,1984 when I was born in the Soviet Union. My father Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov is a computer Engineer and he derived my name from his favourite sport tennis. I am loved worldwide and I am the playmate of millions of mobile phone users. Today, it is my 25th birthday and even Google is celebrating it! Who am I?

tetris-bdayYes…Tetris. The iconic videogame completes 25 years puzzling and frustrating video gamers across the globe. Benn Parr on Mashable blogs ” This classic game has been a time-wasting staple for millions of people worldwide.” The reason for the popularity of the game is probably it is damn frustrating – you can never win it! The player is doomed to loose unlike in more older popular games like Pacman, Asteroids, Space Invaders, etc.

Mr Pajitnov, speaking in an interview with the Guardian newspaper, described how he came up with the idea to distract him from his work on a large Soviet-built Elektronika 60 computer.

He said: “I started to put together all kinds of mathematical puzzles and diversions that I had loved all my life.

“The program wasn’t complicated. There was no scoring, no levels. But I tetris09started playing and I couldn’t stop.

“I think that most of the classic games written in the 80s or early 90s are dead just because their authors or owners didn’t care about them.”

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Ganguly starts second innings as commentator

3 Jun

souravSourav Ganguly can hardly be kept out of action. Within a fortnight of returning from South Africa, he has been in the news for a number of reasons.

He is busy as ever as a columnist in the print media. He has already been well accepted by not just his fans but in the cricketing fraternity for his unique crisp style of writing.

Businessman by birth, construction is going on in full scale for the six storeyed building where he plans to start a ICSE board school despite agitation from localites fearing traffic congestion. Continue reading