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Happy Birthday, Tetris. 35 Years Later You're As Addictive And Tetromino-y As Ever

The video game has become one of the most popular and best selling of all time. Its creator, Alexey Pajitnov, says that's because it appeals to humanity's "constructive spirit."

Thirty-five years ago in Moscow, working on what he says was "an ugly Russian" computer that was frankensteined together with spare parts, Alexey Pajitnov started a side project that has become the second-best-selling video game of all time: Tetris.

At the time, Pajitnov was a young developer and programmer whose other interests included

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