Tetris goes down

For the first time ever, someone has beaten Tetris.

Tetris goes down

For the first time ever, someone has beaten Tetris. Plus, the makers of Star Citizen go whale hunting and all the other news of the week. Here we go! 

Tetris defeated!

Via Willis Gibson's YouTube

An Oklahoma teenager did something that has never been done in 34 years: they beat Tetris

Willis Gibson used a relatively new technique called hypertapping to beat the game. The only way to end Tetris is to make it crash and receive a kill screen. Until Gibson accomplished the feat, this was only done by AI. He posted his record setting performance to YouTube. The moment of truth happens at the 38:56 mark.

Ars Technica has a great breakdown about what it takes to beat Tetris, the techniques used and more. Worth a read.  

Unfortunately, this incredible achievement was quickly followed by controversy when a Sky News anchor diminished the achievement, saying during her report: “As a mother, I would just say step away from the screen. Go outside. Get some fresh air. Beating Tetris is not a life goal.”

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Star Citizen’s new ship bundle carries a hefty price tag

Star Citizen was announced 11 years ago on Kickstarter, is still in alpha (putting it 10 years behind schedule), and is considered vaporware by some. But that won’t stop its parent company from making more money off those willing to “invest.”

Last week, Star Citizen announced its latest ship bundle, and the price tag is staggering at $48,000. From the Star Citizen website:

Ahead of all others, this definitive armada is an equal match to the noble title of Legatus Navium. Comprised of over 175 vessels from every manufacturer of note, this perfect collection, including all ships released and concepted through 2953, empowers every fleet commander to forge a lasting legacy, leading humanity towards a brighter future.

According to IGN, The Legatus 2953 ship pack is only available to individuals who are a certain tier of Star Citizen's Chairman's Club. Reaching that tier costs an additional $10,000. To date, Star Citizen has taken in over $644 million in crowdfunding, with no anticipated launch date planned.

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