Tetris Gets Its Own TV Channel

By Spencer . February 5, 2010 . 12:33pm

image You can play Tetris on a TV via a console and soon through Tetris TV, an interactive Tetris television channel. Tetris TV works on a subscription model, so like HBO you need to pay a monthly fee for it. Dish Network, the only service that supports Tetris TV so far, plans to charge $2.99 per month for the extra channel.


Tetris TV has two modes: marathon which has 15 levels and 40-lines a race to see how fast players can clear 40 lines. Subscribers can post their best scores and times on iTV leaderbords. Oberon Media, the company running Tetris TV, plans to offer prizes to top players later in the year.

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  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Uhm, I guess that’s… kinda innovative. But why pay monthly for a channel when you can play the game much easier, with more features and basucally cheaper on a DS or other gaming platform? It just seems so pointless.

    • StealthKnight

      It’s probably convenient to those who are lazy to play the game on a console or people are to lazy and stupid to bother to find other ways of playing tetris with paying for this one.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Or more features for free on some mobile phones.

  • JeremyR

    DirecTV has a casual gaming channel like that. Solitaire and such.

    Besides costing money, I could never see how you could really play stuff with a TV remote. Their buttons are real squishy and sluggish.

  • JackiJinx

    Who in their right mind is going to pay for Tetris anymore?

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