Kid BEATS Tetris and Gets MOCKED by Uppity Newscaster…

For the first time in history, the “kill screen” of the NES version of Tetris has been reached. And it was done by 13-year-old Willis Gibson. Given the age of the game, it’s an impressive feat. However, a UK newscaster seemingly mocked the kid by saying he needed to “go outside.” Seriously, lady?!

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Willis Gibson, a 13-year-old from the US, achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first person to reach the “kill screen” in the NES version of Tetris. This accomplishment, achieved on December 21, 2023, is considered historic as it pushed the game beyond its programmed limits. The “kill screen” occurs at Level 157, where the game crashes due to its software limitations. This achievement is particularly notable given the age of Tetris, which is nearing its 40th anniversary.

Maya Rogers, the CEO of Tetris, acknowledged Willis Gibson’s extraordinary accomplishment, calling it a “monumental achievement” that defies the preconceived limits of this legendary game. Gibson’s victory has been recognized as pushing the boundaries of what was believed possible in Tetris. This victory is all the more impressive considering that Gibson had only been playing competitively for a short period and had already made a name for himself in the Tetris community.

However, this significant achievement was somewhat overshadowed by a comment made by a UK newscaster who suggested that Gibson needed to “go outside.” This comment was seen as dismissive and mocking of Gibson’s achievement in gaming, a field that requires skill, dedication, and strategy. The incident reflects a broader conversation about the recognition and legitimacy of accomplishments in the digital and gaming world, where achievements are sometimes not taken as seriously as those in more traditional fields.

Gibson’s victory in Tetris not only sets a new benchmark in the game but also highlights the evolving landscape of gaming, where players continue to explore and redefine the boundaries of classic games​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

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