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Pike
04-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Sources are here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22245620) and here (http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004153).

When was the last time you played this magical game, EoFF? Are you good at it?

...I'm not. I am terrible at Tetris.

NeoCracker
04-23-2013, 01:12 PM
Fuck Tetris.

Pheesh
04-23-2013, 01:50 PM
I always play it on planes cause they have it available on the little media center things. By the end of the 25 hours worth of flying to America I was a God!

Mister Adequate
04-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Where the hell were you flying from that took you 25 hours :stare:

Pike
04-23-2013, 02:38 PM
I always play it on planes cause they have it available on the little media center things. By the end of the 25 hours worth of flying to America I was a God!

man, I'm jealous. The planes I fly on just have like 30 minutes of free DirecTV and then it shuts off if you don't pay.

Pheesh
04-23-2013, 02:45 PM
it's like 5 hours from Perth to Singapore, 7 from singapore to tokyo and then 14 from Tokyo to LA.

Mister Adequate
04-23-2013, 02:51 PM
Maybe you should fly from Perth to LA and cut out like 10 hours then :colbert:

Pheesh
04-23-2013, 02:58 PM
Maybe you should give me the extra 1000 dollars to do just that the next time I go to book my flights :doublecolbert:

theundeadhero
04-23-2013, 03:02 PM
I played it on my phone last week.

Shoeberto
04-23-2013, 03:55 PM
I play Grown-Up Tetris.

Which is to say that I load the dishwasher a lot.

(I haven't played the actual game in forever. I should get it on my phone.)

Pike
04-23-2013, 04:02 PM
man, I'm kind of jealous

I don't even have a working dishwasher

Shoeberto
04-23-2013, 04:13 PM
man, I'm kind of jealous

I don't even have a working dishwasher
Hand washing is basically like playing Mode A on Tetris and setting your starting level to 10.

Pike
04-23-2013, 04:38 PM
man, I'm kind of jealous

I don't even have a working dishwasher
Hand washing is basically like playing Mode A on Tetris and setting your starting level to 10.

Then stacking them in the dish drainer is like Jenga.

Del Murder
04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
I find packing suitcases into a car is another grownup version of Tetris.

do dododo dododo dododo dododo, dodo do do do do

Jinx
04-24-2013, 01:16 AM
I'm assuming Tetris helps with PTSD because any time anything traumatic happens to you, you can go to your safe place, which is the Tetris them over and over...

Fuzakeru
04-30-2013, 02:11 AM
That's incredibly interesting. I live with PTSD and Panic Disorder and I find Tetris to be a total double edged sword. On one hand, Tetris absorbs me completely and the constant need to react, plan, etc. lets me lose myself from the stresses of the day (or of the situation if I'm on my phone and in a social situation I'd rather not be in). On the other hand, my mother was a huge fan of Tetris and so it also reminds me of her. (My mother is the cause of a lot of my traumatic experiences.)

That's a totally unique situation though. I found the Bejeweled works wonders for me since there's no connection to my biological mother but has the same relaxing factors as Tetris.

If I can't calm myself with cognitive behavioral therapy (mostly self-orientation based exercises) I totally turn to games like this.

Pike
04-30-2013, 02:19 AM
I'm assuming Tetris helps with PTSD because any time anything traumatic happens to you, you can go to your safe place, which is the Tetris them over and over...

It's because if you play Tetris before the traumatic incident has much of a chance to form memories, then you wind up with fewer of those traumatic memories.

That's the theory, anyway!

The Man
04-30-2013, 02:38 AM
I used to be good at Tetris. I probably suck now. Great game though.