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13-year-old becomes first player to officially ‘beat’ the Nintendo game Tetris | World | News

13-year-old becomes first player to officially ‘beat’ the Nintendo game Tetris | World | News

Tetris has met its match in 13-year-old Willis Gibson (Image: aGamescout) Technically, Willis – aka “blue scuti” in the gaming world – made it to what gamers call a “kill screen”, a point where the Tetris code glitches, crashing the game. That might not sound like much of a victory to anyone thinking that only high scores count, but it is a highly coveted achievement in the world of video games, where records involve pushing hardware and software to their limits. It is also a very big deal for players of Tetris, which many had long considered unbeatable. That is partly because the game does not have a scripted ending; those four-block shapes just keep falling no matter how good you get at stacking them into disappearing rows. Top players continued to find ways to extend their winning streaks by staying in the game to reach higher and higher levels, but in the end, the game beat them all. Until, that is, Willis managed on December 21 to trigger a kill screen on level 157, …