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Tetris

Tetris (pronounced) is a Russian tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. [1]

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"Hello, World!" program

A "Hello, World!" program is a computer program that outputs "Hello, World!" (or some variant thereof) on a display device.

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ACE (games magazine)

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) was a multi-format computer and video game magazine first published in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing and later acquired by EMAP.

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Acorn Electron

The Acorn Electron is a budget version of the BBC Micro educational/home computer made by Acorn Computers Ltd.

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Adsorption

Adsorption is the adhesion of atoms, ions, or molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid to a surface.

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Alexey Pajitnov

Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov (Алексе́й Леони́дович Па́житнов,;; born 14 March 1956) is a Russian video game designer and computer engineer, who developed the popular game Tetris while working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a Soviet government-founded R&D center.

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia (from Greek αμβλυωπία, "blunt vision"), also called lazy eye, is a disorder of sight.

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Amiga

The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Amiga Power

Amiga Power (or AP for short) was a monthly magazine about Amiga video games.

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Amstrad CPC

The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990.

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Amstrad PCW

The Amstrad PCW series was a range of personal computers produced by British company Amstrad from 1985 to 1998, and also sold under licence in Europe as the "Joyce" by the German electronics company Schneider in the early years of the series' life.

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Amusement arcade

An amusement arcade or video arcade is a venue where people play arcade games such as video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers (such as claw cranes), or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables.

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Android (operating system)

Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google.

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Apple DOS

Apple DOS was the family of disk operating systems for the Apple II series of microcomputers from late 1978 through early 1983.

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Apple II

The Apple II (styled as apple.

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Apple II Plus

The Apple II Plus (stylized as Apple.

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Apple IIe

The Apple IIe (styled as Apple //e, or sometimes Apple.

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Apple IIGS

The Apple IIGS (styled as II) is the fifth and most powerful model in the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer.

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Apple ProDOS

ProDOS was the name of two similar operating systems for the Apple II series of personal computers.

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Approximation algorithm

In computer science and operations research, approximation algorithms are algorithms used to find approximate solutions to optimization problems.

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Arcade game

An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually installed in public businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and particularly amusement arcades.

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Arcade system board

An arcade system board is a dedicated computer system created for the purpose of running video arcade games.

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Arika

is a Japanese video game developer.

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software.

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Atari Games

Atari Games Corporation was an American producer of arcade games, and originally part of Atari, Inc.

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Atari ST

The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family.

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Audio game

An audio game is an electronic game played on a device such as a personal computer.

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Australians

Australians, colloquially known as Aussies, are a people associated with the continent of Australia, sharing a common history, culture, and language (Australian English).

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Balloon Fight

is a 1985 video game developed by Nintendo.

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Basshunter

Jonas Erik Altberg (born 22 December 1984), better known by his stage name Basshunter (stylized sometimes as BassHunter), is a Swedish singer-songwriter, record producer, and DJ.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC Micro

The BBC Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, was a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.

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Blokken

Blokken (Blocks) is a Belgian quiz show based on the Tetris video game.

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Blue Planet Software

Blue Planet Software, Inc., is a video game developer and publisher.

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Bop It

Bop It toys are a line of audio games where play consists of following a series of commands issued through speakers by the toy, which has multiple inputs including pull handles, twisting cranks, spin-able wheels, toggle switches - with pace speeding up as the player progresses.

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Brain Wall

is a component of the Japanese game show Tonneruzu no Minasan no Okage deshita (とんねるずのみなさんのおかげで した, lit. "Thanks to the people from Tunnels.") Video clips from the show proliferated on video-sharing websites and the concept was eventually adopted by several countries.

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Budapest

Budapest (names in other languages) is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.

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Bullet-Proof Software

Bullet-Proof Software, Inc. (株式会社ビーピーエス), was a video game developer and publisher founded in 1983 by Henk Rogers.

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Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, is a company that disseminates full-text press releases from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide to news media, financial markets, disclosure systems, investors, information web sites, databases, bloggers, social networks and other audiences.

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Cease and desist

A cease and desist letter, also known as "infringement letter" or "demand letter," is a document sent to an individual or business to halt purportedly-unlawful activity ("cease") and not take it up again later ("desist").

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Cerebral cortex

The cerebral cortex is the cerebrum's (brain) outer layer of neural tissue in humans and other mammals.

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Codie award

The CODiE Awards are annual awards given within the software industry.

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Cognitive psychology

Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking." Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines of psychological study, including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and economics.

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Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, C-64, C.

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Commodore VIC-20

The VIC-20 (Germany: VC-20; Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer which was sold by Commodore Business Machines.

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Computational complexity theory

Computational complexity theory is a branch of the theory of computation in theoretical computer science and mathematics that focuses on classifying computational problems according to their inherent difficulty, and relating those classes to each other.

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Compute!

Compute! was an American computer magazine that was published from 1979 to 1994, though it can trace its origin to 1978 in Len Lindsay's PET Gazette, one of the first magazines for the Commodore PET computer.

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Computer Gaming World

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.

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Computer science

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, together with practical techniques for the implementation and application of these foundations Computer science is the scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications.

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Consumer Electronics Show

International CES, more commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major companies and industry professionals worldwide.

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Copyright registration

The purpose of copyright registration is to place on record a verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question, so that in the event of a legal claim, or case of infringement or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source.

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Dance Maniax

Dance Maniax is a game from the Bemani series of rhythm games, published by Konami, with songs mostly from the Dancemania series of music, and shares many songs with Dance Dance Revolution.

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Doctor Spin

Doctor Spin was a pseudonym used by Andrew Lloyd Webber and record producer Nigel Wright for their 1992 hit single "Tetris".

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Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre

Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre (Вычислительный центр им.) was established in 1955 and became a leading research institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union.

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Dragon (magazine)

Dragon is one of the two official magazines for source material for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products; Dungeon is the other.

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Easter egg (media)

An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work such as a computer program, video game or DVD menu screen.

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Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters is a 2011 American documentary film that follows the lives of several gamers from around the country as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Classic Tetris World Championship held in Los Angeles, California.

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Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), also known as EA Games, is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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Electronic Gaming Monthly

Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.

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Electronika 60

The Electronika 60 (Электроника 60) was a terminal computer made in the Soviet Union by Electronika in Voronezh.

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Elektronorgtechnica

Elektronorgtechnica (also spelled Electronorgtechnica), better known abbreviated as ELORG, is the former Soviet state owned organization on export and import of computer hardware and software.

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Emacs

Emacs and its derivatives are a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility.

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Eurodance

Eurodance (sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro) is a genre of electronic music that originated in the late 1980s primarily in Europe.

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Europe

Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

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Famitsu

is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.

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Faux Cyrillic

Faux Cyrillic, pseudo-Cyrillic, pseudo-Russian or faux Russian typography is the use of Cyrillic letters in Latin text to evoke the Soviet Union or Russia.

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Flood fill

Flood fill, also called seed fill, is an algorithm that determines the area connected to a given node in a multi-dimensional array.

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FM-7

The FM-7 ("Fujitsu Micro 7") is a home computer created by Fujitsu, first released in 1982, only sold in Japan.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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French Suites (Bach)

The French Suites, BWV 812–817, are six suites which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord) between the years of 1722 and 1725.

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G4 (TV channel)

G4 (also known as G4 TV) is a defunct American digital cable and satellite television channel that was owned by G4 Media, a joint venture between the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal & Dish Network.

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Game Boy

The is an 8-bit handheld video game device developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

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Game Boy Color

The, referred to as GBC, was a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo.

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Game canon

Game canon is a list of video games to be considered for preservation by the Library of Congress.

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Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.

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Game Informer

Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.

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Game Over (book)

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children is a non-fiction book written by David Sheff and published by Random House, New York in 1993.

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GameFAQs

GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games.

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GameSpot

GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games.

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Geometry

Geometry (from the γεωμετρία; geo- "earth", -metron "measurement") is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.

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Glucose

Glucose is a sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6.

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Google Play

Google Play, originally the Google Play Store or Android Market, is a digital distribution platform operated by Google.

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Graphing calculator

A graphing calculator (also graphics / graphic calculator) is a handheld calculator that is capable of plotting graphs, solving simultaneous equations, and performing other tasks with variables.

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Gravity

Gravity or gravitation is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass are brought towards (or 'gravitate' towards) one another including stars, planets, galaxies and even light and sub-atomic particles.

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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Handheld electronic game

Handheld electronic game(s) are very small, portable devices for playing interactive electronic games, often miniaturized versions of video games.

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Henk Rogers

Henk Rogers (born December 24, 1953) is a video game designer and entrepreneur.

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Hirokazu Tanaka

, sometimes credited as Chip Tanaka, is a Japanese musician, composer, and sound designer, best known for his scores in various video games produced by Nintendo, such as Metroid, Kid Icarus, Super Mario Land, Tetris, Mother, Dr. Mario, and EarthBound.

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Home computer

Home computers were a class of microcomputers (almost all 8-bit) entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.

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IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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Icons (TV series)

Icons was a documentary TV show that aired on G4 from May 1, 2002 to March 4, 2007.

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IGN

IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.

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Infogrames Entertainment, SA

Infogrames Entertainment, SA (IESA) was an international French holding company headquartered in Lyon, France.

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Internet radio device

An Internet radio device, also called network music player is a hardware device that is capable of receiving and playing streamed media from either Internet radio stations or a home network.

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IPod

The iPod is a line of portable media players and multi-purpose pocket computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first line was released on October 23, 2001, about 8½ months after iTunes (Macintosh version) was released.

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Japan

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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Jazz

Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jenga

Jenga is a game of physical and mental skill created by Leslie Scott, and currently marketed by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro.

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Jigsaw puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of often oddly shaped interlocking and tessellating pieces.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.

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Jumping All Over the World

Jumping All Over the World is the thirteenth studio album by German eurodance group Scooter, released in Germany in 2007.

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Kalinka (song)

"Kalinka" (Калинка) is a Russian song written in 1860 by the composer and folklorist Ivan Larionov and first performed in Saratov as part of a theatrical entertainment that he had composed.

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Korea

Korea, called Hanguk (한국; Hanja: 韓國) or Daehan (대한; Hanja: 大韓) in South Korea and Chosŏn (조선; Hanja: 朝鮮) in North Korea and elsewhere, is an East Asian territory that is divided into two distinct sovereign states, North Korea (also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) and South Korea (also known as the Republic of Korea, or ROK).

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Korobeiniki

"Korobeiniki" (Коробейники, Peddlers) is a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, describing their haggling over goods in a veiled metaphor for courtship.

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Laser

A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States.

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Linear congruential generator

A linear congruential generator (LCG) is an algorithm that yields a sequence of pseudo-randomized numbers calculated with a discontinuous piecewise linear equation.

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List of best-selling video games

This is a list of video games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies on a single platform (unless otherwise noted).

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List of Game of the Year awards

Game of the Year (abbreviated GotY) is a title awarded by various gaming publications to a deserving game.

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List of Sega arcade system boards

The following is a list of arcade system boards released by Sega.

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List of Tetris variants

This a list of variants of the game Tetris.

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Look and feel

In software design, look and feel is a term used in respect of a graphical user interface and comprises aspects of its design, including elements such as colors, shapes, layout, and typefaces (the "look"), as well as the behavior of dynamic elements such as buttons, boxes, and menus (the "feel").

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Luigi's Mansion

is an action-adventure game published by Nintendo for the GameCube.

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Lumines

is a puzzle video game based on sound and light patterns.

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Macintosh

The Macintosh (branded as Mac since 1998) is a series of personal computers (PCs) designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh computer on January 24, 1984.

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Master System

The is a third-generation home video game console that was manufactured by Sega.

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MC Lars

Andrew Robert MacFarlane Nielsen (born October 6, 1982) is an American rapper, producer, writer, cartoonist and Stanford University alumnus, known by his stage name MC Lars.

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Metroid

is a series of science fiction action-adventure video games by Nintendo.

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Microsoft Entertainment Pack

The original Windows Entertainment Pack (WEP) is a collection of 16-bit casual computer games for Windows.

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Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft.

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Mirrorsoft

Mirrorsoft was a computer game software publisher in the United Kingdom, founded by Jim Mackonochie and Robert Maxwell in 1982 and owned by Mirror Group Newspapers.

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Monochrome

Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color.

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MS-DOS

MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.

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MSX

MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983.

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Multiplayer game

A multiplayer game is a game which is played by several players.

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Namco

(commonly referred to as Namco) is a Japanese corporation best known as a former video game developer and publisher.

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Nanoparticle

Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.

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NEC PC-9801

The PC-9801 is a Japanese 16-bit microcomputer manufactured by NEC from 1982, the first in the PC-9800 series of 16-bit and 32-bit personal computers.

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Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (– September 11, 1971) was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War.

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Nintendo

is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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Nintendo DS

The is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (also abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Power

Nintendo Power was a news and strategy magazine which was initially published in-house monthly by Nintendo of America, and later run independently.

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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

The (commonly abbreviated WFC) was an online multiplayer gaming service run by Nintendo to provide free online play in compatible Nintendo DS and Wii games.

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North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.

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NP-completeness

In computational complexity theory, a decision problem is NP-complete when it is both in NP and NP-hard.

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Numeral prefix

Numeral or number prefixes are prefixes derived from numerals or occasionally other numbers.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist.

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Oscilloscope

An oscilloscope, previously called an oscillograph, and informally known as a scope, CRO (for cathode-ray oscilloscope), or DSO (for the more modern digital storage oscilloscope), is a type of electronic test instrument that allows observation of constantly varying signal voltages, usually as a two-dimensional plot of one or more signals as a function of time.

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Ozma (band)

Ozma is an American rock band from Pasadena, California.

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PC-8801

The PC-8801 is a Zilog Z80-based home computer released by Nippon Electric Company (NEC) in 1981 in Japan, where it became very popular.

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Pentomino

A pentomino is a plane geometric figure formed by joining five equal squares edge to edge.

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Perestroika

Perestroika (a) was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s (1986), widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning "openness") policy reform.

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Personal digital assistant

A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a handheld PC, or personal data assistant, is a mobile device that functions as a personal information manager.

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Philips

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting.

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Philips CD-i

The Philips CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) is an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. This category of device was created to provide more functionality than an audio CD player or game console, but at a lower price than a personal computer with a CD-ROM drive at the time.

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Pipe organ

The pipe organ (also known as church organ or chapel organ) is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air (called wind) through pipes selected via a keyboard.

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PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is a home video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Polyomino

A polyomino is a plane geometric figure formed by joining one or more equal squares edge to edge.

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Portable media player

A portable media player (PMP) or digital audio player (DAP) is a portable consumer electronics device capable of storing and playing digital media such as audio, images, and video files.

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Porting

In software engineering, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e.g. different CPU, operating system, or third party library).

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Posttraumatic stress disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorderAcceptable variants of this term exist; see the Terminology section in this article.

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Pseudorandom number generator

A pseudorandom number generator (PRNG), also known as a deterministic random bit generator (DRBG), is an algorithm for generating a sequence of numbers whose properties approximate the properties of sequences of random numbers.

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Pump It Up NX2

Pump it Up Next Xenesis (or NX2 for short) is the 20th arcade game release in the Pump It Up series.

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Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo (ぷよぷよ), often marketed as Puyo Pop in North America and Europe, is a series of tile-matching video games created by Compile.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

is a puzzle video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for multiple platforms in 2014.

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Puzzle video game

Puzzle video games are a genre of video games that emphasize puzzle solving.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский;r; often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English. His names are also transliterated "Piotr" or "Petr"; "Ilitsch", "Il'ich" or "Illyich"; and "Tschaikowski", "Tschaikowsky", "Chajkovskij" and "Chaikovsky" (and other versions; the transliteration varies among languages). The Library of Congress standardized the usage Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893),Russia was still using old style dates in the 19th century, rendering his lifespan as 25 April 1840 – 25 October 1893.

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Racing video game

The racing video game genre is the genre of video games, either in the first-person or third-person perspective, in which the player partakes in a racing competition with any type of land, air, or sea vehicles.

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Random number generation

A random number generator (RNG) is a computational or physical device designed to generate a sequence of numbers or symbols that can not be reasonably predicted better than by random chance.

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Reduction (complexity)

In computability theory and computational complexity theory, a reduction is an algorithm for transforming one problem into another problem.

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Romanization of Russian

Romanization of the Russian alphabet is the process of transliterating the Russian language from the Cyrillic script into the Latin alphabet.

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Ronan Murray

Rónán Murray (b. 5 June 1977, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish musician.

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Rowan Software

Rowan Software was a British software company focused on the development of computer games.

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Russian Academy of Sciences

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (Росси́йская акаде́мия нау́к (РАН) Rossíiskaya akadémiya naúk) consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units, and hospitals.

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Sanritsu Denki

Sanritsu Denki is a Japanese video game publisher and developer.

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply "Santa", is an important figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day.

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Scientific American

Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.

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Scooter (band)

Scooter are a German dance/trance group founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 30 million records and earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards.

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Sega

, originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world.

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Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis, known as the in most regions outside North America, is a 16-bit home video game console which was developed and sold by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. The Genesis was Sega's third console and the successor to the Master System.

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Single-player video game

A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.

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Software and Information Industry Association

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is a United States based software and information trade association.

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Solomon W. Golomb

Solomon Wolf Golomb (born May 30, 1932) is an American mathematician, engineer and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, best known for his works on mathematical games.

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Spectrum HoloByte

Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros.

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Tandy Corporation

Tandy Leather, which later grew in to the Tandy Corporation, was a family-owned leather goods company based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Techno

Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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Tengen (company)

was a video game publisher and developer that was created by arcade game manufacturer Atari Games and focused on computer and console games.

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Tennis

Tennis is a racquet sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

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Tetris (Electronic Arts)

Tetris is a puzzle video game developed by EA Mobile and published by Electronic Arts for the iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Windows Phone.

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Tetris (Game Boy)

is a puzzle video game for the Game Boy released in 1989.

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Tetris effect

The Tetris effect (also known as Tetris Syndrome) occurs when people devote so much time and attention to an activity that it begins to pattern their thoughts, mental images, and dreams.

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Tetris Party

is a puzzle video game by Hudson Soft for WiiWare.

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Tetris Worlds

Tetris Worlds is a version of the popular video game Tetris.

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Tetris: The Grand Master

is a series of puzzle games created by Arika based on the popular Tetris license.

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Tetromino

A tetromino is a geometric shape composed of four squares, connected orthogonally.

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The New Tetris

The New Tetris is a puzzle video game for the Nintendo 64.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (Щелкунчик, Балет-феерия / Shchelkunchik, Balet-feyeriya; Casse-Noisette, ballet-féerie) is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71).

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The Tetris Company

The Tetris Company, LLC (TTC) is based in Hawaii and is owned by Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov.

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Theory of computation

In theoretical computer science and mathematics, the theory of computation is the branch that deals with how efficiently problems can be solved on a model of computation, using an algorithm.

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Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is a branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work.

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Threshold Entertainment

Threshold Entertainment Group, also known as Threshold Entertainment and formerly known as Amalgamated Widgets, is an intellectual property company.

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Tile-matching video game

A tile-matching video game is a type of puzzle video game where the player manipulates tiles in order to make them disappear according to a matching criterion.

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Time (magazine)

Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.

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Time complexity

In computer science, the time complexity of an algorithm quantifies the amount of time taken by an algorithm to run as a function of the length of the string representing the input.

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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

, commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene.

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Tool-assisted speedrun

A tool-assisted speedrun (frequently abbreviated TAS) is a speedrun movie or performance of a video game produced by means of emulation such as slow motion or frame-by-frame advance of the gameplay, and re-recording of previous portions of a performance.

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Trade dress

Trade dress is a legal term of art that generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging (or even the design of a building) that signify the source of the product to consumers.

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TRS-80 Color Computer

The Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer (also marketed as the Tandy Color Computer and affectionately nicknamed CoCo) is a line of home computers based on the Motorola 6809 processor.

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Ubisoft

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.) (originally Ubi Soft Entertainment, S.A. until 2003) is a French multinational video game developer and publisher, headquartered in Montreuil, France. It is known for developing games for several acclaimed video game franchises including Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, Prince of Persia, Rayman, Splinter Cell, and Raving Rabbids.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Vadim Gerasimov

Vadim Gerasimov (Вадим Герасимов) is an engineer at Google.

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Video game console

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game.

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Video gaming in Japan

Video gaming is a major industry in Japan.

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Vladimir Pokhilko

Vladimir Pokhilko (Russian: Владимир Похилко) (7 April 1954 in Moscow – 21 September 1998 in Palo Alto) was a Russian entrepreneur and academic who specialized in human–computer interaction.

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W!Games

W!Games (formerly known as Woedend! Games) was a computer game development company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Winning Run

is a first-person, Formula 1 racing video game which had been released by Namco as an arcade game in 1988.

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Wired UK

Wired UK is a full-colour monthly magazine that reports primarily on the effects of science and technology.

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WonderSwan

The is a handheld game console released in Japan by Bandai.

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X68000

The is a home computer created by Sharp Corporation, first released in 1987, sold only in Japan.

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Xbox One

The Xbox One is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.

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Ya (Cyrillic)

Ya (italics) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, the civil script variant of Old Cyrillic Little Yus.

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Your Sinclair

Your Sinclair, or YS as it was commonly abbreviated, was a British computer magazine for the Sinclair range of computers, mainly the ZX Spectrum.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd.

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Zzap!64

Zzap!64 was a computer games magazine covering games on the Commodore International series of computers, especially the Commodore 64 (C64).

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3-partition problem

The 3-partition problem is an NP-complete problem in computer science.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris

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