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2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

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Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Doom, and World of Warcraft

ROCHESTER, New York — The games in the inaugural class of The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame™ span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms, but all have significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general. Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., DOOM, and World of Warcraft have been selected from a field of 15 finalists that also included: Angry Birds, FIFA, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, The Oregon Trail, Pokémon, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Space Invaders.

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Tetris® Ultimate Now Available For Playstation®Vita System

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Celebrated Tetris® franchise expands reach to additional handheld gamers

SAN FRANCISCO, California — June 2, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Tetris® Ultimate, the latest iteration of the world’s most loved puzzle game, is now available for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

Tetris Ultimate continues the franchise’s iconic legacy of offering fun features, unique visuals, and addictive gameplay for all ages. In this fast-paced game of skills—available for the suggested price of $29.99 from retailers and $14.99 as a digital download—up to two players can face off in nine exciting modes: Battle, Battle Ultimate, Marathon, Endless, Ultra, Sprint, Time’s Up, Landslide, and Haunted.

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Tetris® Cash Game To Launch On Leading Cash Tournament Site

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The Tetris Company and GSN Games to bring Tetris® to WorldWinner.com

BOSTON, Massachusetts  — May 27, 2015  The Tetris Company and GSN Games, a leading provider of social casino games and cash tournaments, today announced that they will develop a Tetris®-branded PC cash game to be launched on the leading cash tournament website www.worldwinner.com. The game will be a skill-based challenge in which players clear lines of Tetriminos in competitions against other WorldWinner players for cash prizes.

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Pollard Banknote Exclusive License, Tetris®, A Perfect Fit For The Texas Lottery®

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Pollard and Texas Lottery release the Tetris® instant scratch-off ticket, selling 37% of tickets in first four weeks

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — May 1, 2015 — CNW  Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL ) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce the Texas Lottery®’s introduction of a $2 Tetris® instant ticket and upcoming official launch event. Available at Texas Lottery retailers since March 16, 2015, Tetris tickets—exclusive to Pollard Banknote’s licensed game portfolio—is already proving itself a perfect fit for Lone Star State lottery players. After only four weeks, 37% of the tickets have been sold! The Texas Lottery’s Tetris ticket offers more than $11.5 million in prizes, and players who do not win instantly can enter online for a chance to win one of 800 merchandise prize packages.

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Tetris® Monsters Reaches 4 Million Downloads

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TOKYO, Japan – February 9, 2015  Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and The Tetris Company, LLC announced today that TETRIS® MONSTERS has hit more than four million total downloads from the Japan App StoreSM and Google Play™ since its initial launch in August 2013.

To celebrate the remarkable download milestone of TETRIS MONSTERS, EA will hold an in-game campaign for a limited time, beginning today. During the campaign period (Monday, February 9 through Sunday, February 22, 2015), all users who log into the game will be awarded a special monster Fairy to help them in the raid battle event.

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TETRIS® ON ROKU 3® AND ROKU® STREAMING STICK™

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November 19, 2014  Tetris®, the world’s most loved puzzle game is now available on Roku 3® and Roku® Streaming Stick™ (HDMI® Version). Test your skills in one of three different game modes: Marathon, Sprint, or Ultra.

  • Marathon – Complete 15 levels to win!
  • Sprint – How fast can you clear 40 lines?
  • Ultra – How many points can you score in two minutes?

As an added bonus, you can turn back the clock and experience the Tetris game with a special nostalgic theme that is sure to bring back fond memories for seasoned Tetris fans.

For more information, please visit https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/48262/tetris

HUNDREDS OF LIFE-SIZED TETRIS PIECES DESCEND UPON LOS ANGELES

The Tetris® brand brings together hundreds of fans dressed as life-sized Tetris pieces to set a world record at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

LOS ANGELES, California — November 1, 2014 — There was an invasion of human Tetriminos today in downtown Los Angeles. TETRIS®, one of the most recognized and cherished game franchises in the world, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, attempted to set a new world record by assembling the longest continuous line of human Tetriminos (people dressed as the famous game’s Tetris pieces). The event took place at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where a total of 201 participants donned costumes in the shapes of the iconic and colorful Tetris pieces. The world record attempt has been submitted to Guinness World Records for final verification.

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MORPH COSTUMES SETS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST HUMAN TETRIS® GATHERING IN HISTORY

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Morphsuits inventor brings 293 human Tetris pieces together to set a new world record to mark the 30th anniversary of an iconic video game

LONDON — July 21, 2014 — To mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic Tetris® video game, 293 fans set a new world record for the most human Tetris pieces joined together. It was 1984 when the first ever iteration of Tetris began the game’s meteoric rise to global superstardom, and Morph Costumes teamed up with The Church Party Bar in London to bring the game to life.

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