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    "The Tetris Effect"

    Tetris

    How if affects real life: Buries itself in your subconscious and refuses to leave.

    This doesn't need much explanation - it's the one game everyone has played, probably to death, and suffered from uncontrollable showers of Tetris blocks clicking and clacking together while you desperately try to fall asleep. They. Just. Won't. Get. Out. Of. Your. Head.

    This phenomenon isn't exclusive to Tetris; any game with repeating tasks or visual stimulus will cause the hallucination after prolonged use. It's commonly known as the "Tetris Effect," and is said to affect your brain on such a level that even amnesiacs who can't remember playing the game will still see falling blocks in their mind's eye. Creepy!

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    so true...

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    <- self proclaimed tetris GOD

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Yep...I used to work for a mapping company and spent all day staring at maps and linking corners of houses together. After a while I could go out and see everything the way it would look on a map. It's not one of my more exciting skills...not like the fact that I can make myself look like an old lady with a wig on in 15 seconds. That's exciting.

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowgirl View Post
    Yep...I used to work for a mapping company and spent all day staring at maps and linking corners of houses together. After a while I could go out and see everything the way it would look on a map. It's not one of my more exciting skills...not like the fact that I can make myself look like an old lady with a wig on in 15 seconds. That's exciting.
    i can do it in 14

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    yeah i always see the blocks for ages after playing

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ace View Post
    the matrix effect



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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    I used to play Monkey Islands and all the classic Lucasarts adventure games like 12hours straight. Then whenever I went to do something else I saw like a knife on the kitchen table and thought like "can I pick it up? could be useful laters" and stuff like "YESSSS I GOT THE FREEZER OPEN NOW I CAN PROCEED WITH MY QUEST". Shit was pretty fucked up.

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    I call it the Twenteens

    but then and again, if I had a child I'd call it Excalibur.

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    I've never really had that but my gf after she's been playing her dance game for ages can't sleep cus she just see's the arrows constantly lol.

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Quote Originally Posted by YOUNG TUNA View Post
    I used to play Monkey Islands and all the classic Lucasarts adventure games like 12hours straight.
    Yes!!! Me too. My friend used to say I had nerd eye cos my eyes would be pink and really dry looking from staring at the screen for far too many hours. I miss monkey island!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowgirl View Post
    Yes!!! Me too. My friend used to say I had nerd eye cos my eyes would be pink and really dry looking from staring at the screen for far too many hours. I miss monkey island!
    me too, man i gotta dload them all somewhere

    the bad thing is monkey island 1 & 2 are so old they wont run on todays PC's so you gotta have an emulator of some sorts and last time i tried to play them i didnt get the sounds working so it kinda sucked

    Quote Originally Posted by Fortune^ View Post
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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Quote Originally Posted by YOUNG TUNA View Post
    me too, man i gotta dload them all somewhere

    the bad thing is monkey island 1 & 2 are so old they wont run on todays PC's so you gotta have an emulator of some sorts and last time i tried to play them i didnt get the sounds working so it kinda sucked
    Tuna you need to download ScummVE it lets you play all your old Lucas Arts games on your PC and I think it saves them on your PC too, I loaded all the Monkey Islands, Full Throttle, Sam N Max and Manic Mansion with no problems!! Its proper sweet!!

    Link for ScummVe:

    http://www.scummvm.org/downloads.php

    Also has anyone played the new Sam N Max games? They are awesome!!

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
    Tuna you need to download ScummVE it lets you play all your old Lucas Arts games on your PC and I think it saves them on your PC too, I loaded all the Monkey Islands, Full Throttle, Sam N Max and Manic Mansion with no problems!! Its proper sweet!!

    Link for ScummVe:

    http://www.scummvm.org/downloads.php

    Also has anyone played the new Sam N Max games? They are awesome!!

    Enjoy the retro gaming!
    yeah blad i know used that same program few years ago, still the sounds didnt work

    Quote Originally Posted by Fortune^ View Post
    I call it the Twenteens

    but then and again, if I had a child I'd call it Excalibur.

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    Re: "The Tetris Effect"

    Quote Originally Posted by YOUNG TUNA View Post
    Then whenever I went to do something else I saw like a knife on the kitchen table and thought like "can I pick it up? could be useful laters" and stuff like "YESSSS I GOT THE FREEZER OPEN NOW I CAN PROCEED WITH MY QUEST".
    u fukin crack me right up LMAO
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