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Alexey Pajitnov, or Pajhitnov, created one of the most popular games in history when he created Tetris, and has gone on to make many popular games including the Xbox 360 hit arcade title Hexic.

In the past 25 years, Alexey has won numerous accolades for game design and his creation of Tetris, including the International Game Developers Association’s First Penguin Award in 2007 for “pioneering the casual games market.” In 2009, Tetris was named the #2 Top Console Game of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.

He received his Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Aviation and went on to work on the pioneering fields of speech recognition and artificial intelligence.

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