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Watch These Gamers Play Tetris on the Side of a Skyscraper in Philadelphia [VIDEO]

Saturday night, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s most iconic video games, gamers played what might have been the biggest Tetris battle ever. On the side of the 29-story Cira Centre building in Philadelphia, gamers engaged in tile-matching duels that could be seen across the city.

Created by Dr. Frank Lee, head of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, as part of Philly Tech Week, the game worked by manipulating the lights of over 100,000 square feet of space on the sides of the Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre, according to Venture Beat.

Philadelphians playing in Eakins Oval traffic circle faced off using the north and south sides of the building as displays or played cooperative versions of the game in pairs.

Last year Lee created a 59,800-square foot working version of Pong displayed on another Philadelphia building, which set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Architectural Video Game Display. With a display almost twice the size of last year’s, there’s a good chance Lee’s Tetris display set a new record this past weekend.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could play skyscraper-sized video games all the time?

Image by Philly Tech Week

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