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Cira Centre Tetris media coverage: 200+ links for Philly Tech Week kickoff

The Arcade at the Oval featuring Cira Centre Tetris sure got lots of media attention for the Philadelphia technology community. Here is a roundup of the items we saw.


More than 2,000 of us came out to kickoff Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T with the Arcade at the Oval, our big, outdoor festival that featured 10 food trucks, a Yards beer garden, live music, more than a dozen local video game companies and other interactive local technologies to play and, oh, yeah, the world’s largest videogame, Cira Centre Tetris.

As you might expect, the night and Tetris, as envisioned by Drexel University’s Dr. Frank Lee to celebrate the iconic game’s 30th anniversary, garnered lots of widespread media attention for the Philadelphia technology community. Yes, we all like showing off that we live in a place that celebrates innovation.

We thought we’d give you a tidy recap of all the news coverage we saw of this specific event — a wrap of broader Philly Tech Week attention to come next week. Shout out to Britt Faulstick of Drexel for helping us combine this list.

First our own wrap video from our videographer Steve Metzger:

National Media

National Broadcast

International Media

Philadelphia coverage

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