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Old 09-24-2011, 03:47 PM
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Default Tetris Trivia

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged...172033211.html

some mildly interesting Tetris facts from bored yahoo researchers...

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Originally Posted by yahoogameblogsonslownewsdays
The Tetris theme is a remake of "Korobeiniki," a 19th century Russian folk song about the burgeoning love between a peddler and a peasant girl. In the Game Boy version, this was the 'Type A' music (one of several available musical selections) that has since become the game's de facto theme. Its arranger, Hirokazu Tanaka, is something of a video game music legend, having penned the theme songs from other massive hits like Duck Hunt, Metroid, and Super Mario Land.
Mr. Tanaka, you sir are the man

It also sucks that the game creator once again gets screwed out of all the royalties (until fairly recently) this time by the Russian govt apparently and not Microsoft....I'm referencing Wes Cherry, who wrote the version of (Klondike) Solitaire found on millions of computers around the world and didn't get two pennies to rub together for his work
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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The story of bringing Tetris to the Western world is a tale fraught with aggressive lawyers, sluggish government politics, desperate races against time.

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