Among the oldest video games in society, Tetris had never been ‘beaten’ before by a human: until now.
Nearly 40 years after its development, an Oklahoma teen is believed to be the first person in history to ever beat Tetris, which for those gamers in the reading audience occurs when the blocks fall so fast, and the mechanism for keeping score records 999999 points for so long, that the low-tech hardware can’t continue to process and the game freezes.
Previously only AI or simply bot programs have been able to cause the game to reach its freeze point, but according to the Classic Tetris World Championship, 13-year-old Wilis Gibson is the first person to ever provide proof that their human eyes, brain, and fingers achieved this.
Known by his gamer tag Blue Scuti, Gibson recorded the event and posted it on YouTube on Tuesday. He starts the game, and plays for 38 minutes until level 157 when the blocks are whizzing down so fast he barely has time to think.
After 38 minutes, he can be heard saying “Oh I missed it,” believing he lost his chance after a misplaced brick scuttles the pattern of blocks he was building up.
Then the game freezes and poor Gibson starts to hyperventilate with excitement, saying “Oh my god, I’m going to pass out, I can’t feel my hands.”
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“It’s never been done by a human before. It’s basically something that everyone thought was impossible until a couple of years ago,” Vince Clemente, the president of the Classic Tetris World Championship, told the New York Times.
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