From Game Boy to skyscraper: Playing the world’s largest game of Tetris

Ars Technica Watch the videos Last year’s Guinness-certified game of Pong has a sequel, and it’s twice as big. One Friday night about a year ago, we trekked out to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to watch and play a game of Pong. There was one interesting thing about this particular port of the game—it was being played on the side of […]

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Making a Game Larger Than Life

NY Times Watch the video After a 20-hour Tetris marathon on his Macintosh SE/30 desktop computer, Frank J. Lee drove across the Bay Bridge from Berkeley to San Francisco, his mind still stuck on the game. He was an undergraduate majoring in cognitive science, and the year was 1990. As Mr. Lee crossed the bridge, […]

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Gamer’s Delight: Skyscraper-Sized Tetris Game

Wall Street Journal Watch the video Tetris fans got to play a skyscraper-sized version of the popular game in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 29-storey Cira Centre, which has hundreds of LED lights embedded in its glass facade, displayed a live Tetris game.

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The World’s Biggest Tetris Game

NY Times Watch the video The Drexel University professor Frank Lee and his team hacked into the lighting system of a 29-story skyscraper in Philadelphia to play Tetris on the building’s facade.

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Future Tech – Giant Tetris

Discovery Channel Watch the video The Discovery Channel features the Skyscraper Tetris Project.

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Working to Make Philadelphia a Mobile-Gaming Hub

Philadelphia Inquirer Read the article Frank Lee has a big vision for Philadelphia, and only a hint of it will be visible at the right moments this weekend to those within eyeshot of the Cira Centre, the glass-skin skyscraper across from 30th Street Station. For the second year in a row, the Drexel University professor […]

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Perfection, a Multi-Platform Game from Greg Lobanov

Geekadelphia Read the article Hot on the heels of his latest release, Greg Lobanov is at it again with his latest game, Perfection. Lobanov, still a student at Drexel University, started the game in a class taught by Frank Lee, the scientist responsible for Philly Tech Week’s impressive showing of Pong on the Cira Center. Lobanov […]

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Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week

NPR – All Tech Considered Listen to the story When it comes to technology, Philadelphia is no Silicon Valley. And the organizers of the third annual Philly Tech Week say it’s not trying to be. To kick off the weeklong celebration of the local tech scene, organizers turned a skyscraper into an interactive light display Friday night. […]

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Selling, coding, and playing the “world’s largest videogame”

Ars Technica Read the article Even if you don’t normally play video games, it’s a sure bet that you’ve heard of Atari’s 1972 arcade hit Pong. You’ve probably even played it, either in one of its many ports or in one of those arcades that also sells beer. But you’ve probably never seen it quite like this. […]

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The World’s Biggest Game Of Pong: Here’s How They Built It

Fast Company Read the article You might have witnessed today’s game of Pong writ large on the side of a building in Philadelphia. But hacking the building’s stock lighting system would take Frank Lee five long years of technical (and human) hurdles.

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