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Tetris beaten by human for the first time in the known history

Willis Gibson (Image source: CTWC/YouTube)
Willis Gibson (Image source: CTWC/YouTube)
Willis Gibson, an Oklahoma 13-year-old, has become the first human to beat classic Tetris. He achieved this feat on November 18, 2023 during a live stream on Twitch. 

Willis Gibson, a 13-year-old Tetris prodigy from Oklahoma, has achieved a groundbreaking feat in the world of Tetris by crashing the original Nintendo version of the game. Gibson, who goes by the gamer tag "Blue Scuti," accomplished it during a live stream last month, reaching a level of 157 before the game froze.

He has been playing Tetris since he was 11, putting in three to five hours of practice daily.

This marks the first time a human player has successfully achieved a "True Killerscreen" in the original Tetris game, something that was previously believed to be impossible for humans to accomplish. The "True Killerscreen" occurs when the blocks fall at an overwhelming speed, causing the game to crash. This phenomenon had previously only been achieved by artificial intelligence systems.

Before Gibson's accomplishment, the highest level reached by a human player in the original Tetris was 30, achieved by Thor Aackerlund in 2010 using a technique called "hypertapping," which involves vibrating the fingers on the controller to move the pieces faster. Gibson's method, which remains undisclosed, appears to have surpassed this technique, allowing him to reach a significantly higher level before the game succumbed to the relentless cascade of blocks.

The original Tetris game, developed by Soviet software engineer Alexey Pajitnov and released on the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, has captivated gamers for decades with its simple yet addictive gameplay.

The Tetris 99 + NSO game is a great way to train your Tetris skills against 98 other players online. It is now available on Amazon for $38.49.

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Robert Gelo, 2024-01- 3 (Update: 2024-01- 3)