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[MSN] Nerds pull off awesome hack to play Tetris on MIT building

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This is almost video game news...

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"The talented hackers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have pulled off an impressive feat with what they call the "Holy Grail" of hacks: turning the campus' Green Building into a giant, 21-story version of the classic video game Tetris. On Friday night, a tech-savvy crowd gathered in the dark to play the live game, replete with a small controller and increasing levels of difficulty. A scrolling illumination of the word "Tetris" kicked things off before participants began moving enormous, multi-colored blocks side to side, rotating them, and dropping them to the first floor. In 2000, a group from Brown University did a similar stunt on the 10-story Sciences Library, but that was with permission from university authorities."

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Looks like fun! How did they get the different colors?
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I don't really see this being "news" but it is amazing and very creative. thumb.gif
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This is so awesome, they should release how they did it biggrin.gif
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Looks like fun! How did they get the different colors?

A set of every single coloured lights (that they planned on using) in each room and a computer in each room deciding which lights to turn on!

This video is awesome. This is what happens when you give a bunch of geeks some money, free time and demand something epic! biggrin.gif
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wheres the tetris music?
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Pretty real. The entire game had only TWO straight pieces.
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I don't really see this being "news" but it is amazing and very creative. thumb.gif

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Sounds like news to me.
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The person playing is pretty awful at Tetris, but its still pretty cool.
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The person playing is pretty awful at Tetris, but its still pretty cool.

I thought that at first, but I get the feeling they just wanted to get it done as quick as possible before they got caught.
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