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Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York, June 1990. Its creator, a Soviet computer programmer, explained the game appeals to people's "constructive spirit." Richard Drew /Associated Press hide caption

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Happy Birthday, Tetris. 35 Years Later You're As Addictive And Tetromino-y As Ever

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In the video game Darshan Diversion, avatars of women in red saris try to reach the top of a temple but are thwarted by Hindu priests if a red blinking light indicates that the women are menstruating. Screenshot by Padmini Ray Murray hide caption

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Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

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At Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., riders of the New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster wear VR goggles to play a video game while the roller coaster twists and turns. Courtesy of Six Flags hide caption

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On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

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In Star Wars: Battlefront, gamers can take their pick of customization options for the characters they play. Courtesy of EA hide caption

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Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

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This is Desert Bus. This is it --€” plus the occasional bus stop. Desert Bus hide caption

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Terrible Video Game, Great Fundraiser: Meet Desert Bus For Hope

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