What is a "Tetris effect" and how games use this phenomenon

"Tetris" - one of the most popular video games of all time. This fall, an analogue of the game will be released on the PlayStation 4, and it will use a phenomenon that is called "Tetris Effect". Actually, that's how the game will be called: "Tetris Effect". More details about the game itself will be discussed at E3, and we will tell about the phenomenon.

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"Tetris effect" - is the actual name for what happens to the human brain after a game of "Tetris" or any other game for a long time. The human brain begins to see the elements of the game everywhere, even when a person ceases to play. Long enough players began to report that they see the figure of the game "Tetris" for several hours after the end of the game.

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In 2000, a study at Harvard University found that 60 percent of the subjects who played "Tetris" for 7 hours a day, a few hours after the game continued to see falling blocks. "Tetris effect" is also evident in the fact that the player thinks about the game and become more observant, looking at real-life objects. The player can project the principles of the game that he sees in real life.

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It is this effect and want developers to call Tetris Effect. The principle of the game remains unchanged, but will create more vivid scene and visualization. In addition, the game will be available in the VR for the most complete immersion into the world of falling blocks.