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NES Tetris players call it 'rolling,' and they're setting new world records

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    acdw
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    This was such a fascinating look into a field I didn't even know existed -- I mean, I knew Tetris is a game, and like, wasn't surprised there was an NES version, and I guess it makes sense there's...

    This was such a fascinating look into a field I didn't even know existed -- I mean, I knew Tetris is a game, and like, wasn't surprised there was an NES version, and I guess it makes sense there's a competitive playing community (for what game isn't there one?) -- but that there are different styles of play at all was so interesting, and that I'm here to witness a new one being born!? I love it!

    Thanks!

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      Deimos
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      If you didn't see this article from last month, I thought it was a great one too: The revolution in classic Tetris - A younger generation is utilizing the internet to master the NES game in...
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      1. acdw
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        It was great, thanks! RIP Jonas. I might need to play some Emacs tetris now, to be honest.

        It was great, thanks! RIP Jonas. I might need to play some Emacs tetris now, to be honest.

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      PetitPrince
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      The fractal never ends ! Not only there's different type of Tetris (or rather scene), and each of them have different style of play as well. In the modern/guideline/multiplayer side, you've got...

      The fractal never ends !

      Not only there's different type of Tetris (or rather scene), and each of them have different style of play as well.

      In the modern/guideline/multiplayer side, you've got players favoring the 4-wide strategy (take advantage of the combo system to send devastating attacks from a well that is 4 blocks wide), other prefer building elaborate t-spin setups; other are just speed demons (top players uses a mix of everything).

      In my own niche (Tetris the Grand Master; shameless plug of some text I wrote here on tilde about it), players rotating a lot (perhaps too much) are known to use the "French touch", because that was the style of some of the top players back then who happened to be French. Other are practicing "kevholding", which is aggressively use the hold function.

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      1. acdw
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        Fascinating! This is why I love people. We get so into things!

        Fascinating! This is why I love people. We get so into things!

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