Nerds pull off awesome hack to play Tetris on MIT building


The talented hackers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have pulled off an impressive feat with what they call the “Holy Grail” of hacks: turning the campus’ Green Building into a giant, 21-story version of the classic video game Tetris. On Friday night, a tech-savvy crowd gathered in the dark to play the live game, replete with a small controller and increasing levels of difficulty. A scrolling illumination of the word “Tetris” kicked things off before participants began moving enormous, multi-colored blocks side to side, rotating them, and dropping them to the first floor. In 2000, a group from Brown University did a similar stunt on the 10-story Sciences Library, but that was with permission from university authorities.