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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tetris Meets Microsoft

REDMOND, Washington -- The man who created the computer game Tetris has joined Microsoft's games group, the software company said Wednesday.

Alexey Pajitnov, who thought up Tetris while living in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, now lives in Washington state. He is a co-owner of The Tetris Co. and will continue that work while working for Microsoft to develop a new series of computer mind-teasers and puzzles, Microsoft said.

"Alexey's is one of the most original minds in the business,'' said Ed Fries, general manager of the games group.