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How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names

Posted on the 31 August 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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When Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov named his famously addictive video game Tetris, he decided to combine two words: tetromino and tennis. A tetromino is a geometric shape comprising four squares. Tennis was just Pajitnov's favorite sport.
Here are the stories of how famous video games got their names, and what they were almost called.

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