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MIT Students Play Tetris on a Building: Wish You Could Play?

SodaHead Gaming 2012/04/27 23:00:00
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There are advantages to attending MIT. You know, besides the job opportunities and sense of accomplishment. A group of MIT students rigged the lighting on one side of the school's Green Building to act as an interactive 9 x 17 Tetris game. Each window acted as a single LED pixel that turned on and off in different colors to depict the actual game, which was played from a console at ground level.

However, this isn't the first time it's been done. According to MIT's Hack Gallery, "Tetris on the Green Building" is the "Holy Grail of hacks," as it's a perfect grid for the 1984 classic. Even before that, it was done by Dutch students in 1995 at Delft University of Technology. Unfortunately, the footage available is less than stellar. Apparently they don't have quality video cameras on-hand at MIT.

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  • Rebel g... Badgerb... 2012/04/30 10:28:22
    Rebel geek.
    +1
    do it on the white house while the prez is alseep
  • Max Power 2012/04/28 20:07:06
    No
    Max Power
    +1
    They forgot the music.

    C-
  • AmericanVirus 2012/04/28 20:07:04
  • Rebel g... America... 2012/04/30 10:28:36
    Rebel geek.
    ????
  • America... Rebel g... 2012/04/30 21:01:55
    AmericanVirus
    "Friggin' awesome!" is the quote implied there.
  • giggity giggity 2012/04/28 19:31:03
    Yes
    giggity giggity
    +2
    I rock at tetris.

    i love tetris
  • foxhound BN0 2012/04/28 19:29:07
    Yes
    foxhound BN0
    That is really nifty! Do they have Metal Gear?
    big game controller
  • RoyJLores 2012/04/28 19:18:14
    Yes
    RoyJLores
    +1
    That's cool.
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/04/28 18:09:55
    Yes
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +1
    I've always loved Tetris. :) <3
  • Hannah 2012/04/28 17:54:37
    Yes
    Hannah
    +1
    That would be so much fun but its waisting electricity I think
  • THB306 2012/04/28 17:08:19
    Yes
    THB306
    +1
    I've trained my whole life for this!!!
  • Soms Cougli 2012/04/28 16:14:03
    Yes
    Soms Cougli
    +1
    I frigging love Tetris.
  • Becca 2012/04/28 16:08:11
    Yes
    Becca
    Heck yeah, count me in! :)
  • tobe 2012/04/28 15:59:45
    Yes
    tobe
    +1
    thats pretty cool
  • XCloudPandaX 2012/04/28 15:32:43
  • Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET 2012/04/28 12:58:47
    Yes
    Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET
    +1
    That's really cool! I'm impressed anyway :)
  • Ichigo Erben 2012/04/28 11:34:25
    Yes
    Ichigo Erben
    +1
    sounds fun!^^
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/04/28 11:23:42
    Yes
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    Need some music:

  • janet 2012/04/28 09:56:57
    Yes
    janet
    +1
    Love that game : )
  • volley15 2012/04/28 05:21:17
    Yes
    volley15
    +1
    I love Tetris! It's basically a puzzle. I like puzzles.
  • mae 2012/04/28 03:49:25
    Yes
    mae
    +2
    Play Tetris against myself on a computer=sure ! Play Tetris against MIT students, on the side of a building? That's like a fail wish; as the game, for me, would last about 3 seconds...I'm not that good at Tetris.
  • retrograve 2012/04/28 03:19:12
    No
    retrograve
    +2
    :< No I hate Tetris it's too hard!
  • ryley retrograve 2012/04/28 15:58:01
    ryley
    +1
    Who cares if it's hard or not! Playing any games on a building would be fun! :)
  • retrograve ryley 2012/04/28 16:02:54
    retrograve
    +1
    Lol, but then everyone could see my failure!
  • Wizard 2012/04/28 02:52:52 (edited)
    Yes
    Wizard
    +4
    That would be cool to play...as long as you didn't drive the tenents crazy.
  • Kibelle 2012/04/28 02:06:32
    Yes
    Kibelle
    +2
    Very cool!
  • Susanne the Doodle 2012/04/28 01:55:47
    Yes
    Susanne the Doodle
    +3
    yes, yes, oh yes! Tetris, the most addicting game ever! On a FREAKIN BUILDING!!!
  • Aaron's Girl 2012/04/28 01:39:59
    Yes
    Aaron's Girl
    +2
    Looks like FUN!
  • Bob the Builder 2012/04/28 01:22:18
    Yes
    Bob the Builder
    +2
    This is by far the COOLEST thing EVER!
  • Just me ♥ 2012/04/28 01:18:37
    Yes
    Just me ♥
    +2
    Heck yeah!! I kick butt at tetris!!
  • AvaC 2012/04/28 00:31:56
    Yes
    AvaC
    +10
    Now THAT is cool. I love Tetris! :D

    seal of awesomeness
  • C.C. 2012/04/28 00:29:53
    No
    C.C.
    +1
    I wouldn't play but I would be watching.
  • brandmyhre 2012/04/28 00:00:24
    No
    brandmyhre
    +6
    You would think MIT students would know how to play Tetris better since most of them haven't even talked to a girl and lost their virginity to a robotic arm or some other various artificial limb. Doesn't even look like it operated correctly.
  • Osaka brandmyhre 2012/04/28 02:49:54
    Osaka
    +8
    Man you're shallow.
    Whats wrong with keeping one's virginity? Its actually a valuable thing to some, some cultures and sub cultures, there are people who pay a pretty penny to have sex with a virgin. There are the other cultures where a virgin wife is a trophy (Though its kind of bad as roving to be as insensitive to treat a woman as a trophy.)
    Why do you rove around, dating woman for your sexual pleasure?
    Are they nothing but your toys (or bitches)?
    What is your reason for sex other than pleasure?

    Trust me there are male gamers that are just as insensitive as you. They have their girlfriends give them blow jobs while playing Call of Duty.

    I'm a virgin, I love Tetris and all kinds of videogames. In fact I probably have less guys into me than girls that turn you away. I probably have more guys into me than woman you can get. (I have had Lesbians that dug me, LOL.)
  • Stef an... Osaka 2012/04/28 19:09:55
    Stef and the City
    +1
    "Trust me there are male gamers that are just as insensitive as you. They have their girlfriends give them blow jobs while playing Call of Duty."

    ...This isn't normal?
  • Osaka Stef an... 2012/04/28 23:05:04
    Osaka
    +2
    I don't know any guys who do it, though its more common than you think. Some idiots posted a video to youtube, of the deed. XP

    It not normal in my life.. I know gamers in US,Europe and UK, they don't even do it. My younger sister that told me about it actually tried it. She doesn't want to do it again.
  • The Inc... brandmyhre 2012/04/28 02:56:04
    The Incurable Pessimist
    +4
    God, you're an idiot. Unfortunately, there is ^NO cure for that. The world will just have to withstand these blithering idiots for another generation or so.
  • Osaka The Inc... 2012/04/28 04:05:07
    Osaka
    +1
    Both of us, or just him?
  • The Inc... Osaka 2012/04/29 00:33:23
  • Osaka The Inc... 2012/04/29 02:30:31
    Osaka
    +1
    Sorry, LOL.

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