A New Way to Press NES Controller Buttons Is Shaking Up Competitive Tetris

Tetris has dominated the hands and minds of dedicated gamers for more than 30 years. First released in the United States in 1989, Tetris has undergone constant iteration, adaptation, and evolution. The classic NES version of Tetris still dominates the game’s official competitive scene, but players keep finding ways to become better and faster. Most recently,  a young player has spent the past year refining a new technique called “rolling.” It’s essentially a new way to hold and push buttons on the NES controller, and it's helping him set world records and redefine what high scores are possible.


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What the heck, I had zero idea this world of Tetris existed.

Also that video showing off the different techniques kinda blew my mind. It’s like seeing Tetris speedrun