It's official: Tetris on the Cira Centre named world's largest videogame - Technical.ly Philly

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Jun. 24, 2014 1:28 pm

It’s official: Tetris on the Cira Centre named world’s largest videogame

The whopping 119,600-square-foot display outdid the previous world record: Pong on the Cira Centre in 2013.

Tetris fans gather at Philly Tech Week.

(Photo by Aidan Un)

The folks at Guinness World Records have weighed in: Frank Lee’s Tetris on the Cira Centre is the world’s largest architectural videogame display.

The whopping 119,600-square-foot effort outdid Lee’s previous world record: for Pong on the Cira Centre in 2013.

The Philly Tech Week 2014 opening event in April drew more than 2,500 people to Eakins Oval, where they watched competitors square off. The Tetris games spanned both the north and south façades of the 29-story skyscraper.

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Zack Seward

Zack Seward is Editor-in-Chief of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Seward was the Innovations Reporter at WHYY and NewsWorks.org in Philadelphia. Before that, he worked at WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., as a reporter and editor for a statewide public radio reporting project. Seward is an alumnus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. He's originally from San Francisco and went to college in Chicago.

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