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Tetris Finally Gains a Subscription Fee

The prayers of our wallets have been answered.

Tengen Tetris, the real deal.

If you’re looking for a new way to pay for Tetris, Electronic Arts has you covered. The publisher just launched another Tetris game for iOS devices, which includes the ability to sign up for the...T-Club.

Yep, the T-Club.

The T-Club costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, and gives you access to “exclusive discounts and content, premium Tetris Log challenges, and a booster to progress [your] Tetris Log faster.”

Yep, you can level up in a Tetris game now, too!

Maybe I sound like an old crank, but what world have I awoken to?

This new app is available now for $0.99 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

I’m going back to bed.

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Posted by patrickklepek
Tengen Tetris, the real deal.

If you’re looking for a new way to pay for Tetris, Electronic Arts has you covered. The publisher just launched another Tetris game for iOS devices, which includes the ability to sign up for the...T-Club.

Yep, the T-Club.

The T-Club costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, and gives you access to “exclusive discounts and content, premium Tetris Log challenges, and a booster to progress [your] Tetris Log faster.”

Yep, you can level up in a Tetris game now, too!

Maybe I sound like an old crank, but what world have I awoken to?

This new app is available now for $0.99 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

I’m going back to bed.

Posted by Dany

Are you fucking joking?

Posted by PXAbstraction

If this does anything but epically bomb, I will have lost all faith in the game buying public.

Edited by Hot_Karl

$5 says that this subscription will still last longer than The Old Republic's fee does.

Posted by theodacourt

Do you get to actually play tetris without the fee? You have to be able to right?

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Posted by ateatree

What are the rewards for increasing your Tetris Log score?

Are they more Tetris?

Posted by coakroach
Posted by WEGGLES

Wat. I thought $30 ONCE for Tetris Axis was a lot, let alone annually.

Posted by MikeGosot

So, if i subscribe, do i get a new map pack for multiplayer?

Posted by SlightConfuse

What exclusive content is there fir retros. Map packs?

Posted by MetalGearSunny

T-PARTYYYYYYYYYYY

Posted by phampire

this is a joke right?

Posted by Fram

Waiting for the inevitable Subscription Service Manager app that unifies all 106 of your subscription services into one easy-to-manage feed for the reasonable fee of $3.99 per month.

Posted by FreakAche

Seems like something that would be better suited to micro-transactions. You know: pay one dollar, get a line block.

Posted by fargofallout

It gives you access to a website where all of your moves are tracked and analyzed, and you get advice on how to better plan for the maximum number of tetrises (tetri?). Except the site will have a godawful amount of traffic and won't work for a couple of weeks and EA will give you a free month.

Posted by Neezie

It will go free to play in 6 months and I'll feel ridiculous for buying that lifetime subscription

Posted by SamFo

can someone please upload the "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" thing?

Posted by N7

Ewwwwwww. Nothing about this feels right.
 
I feel... Violated.

Edited by MeatSim

No Tetris Battle Gaiden no sale.

Posted by MikkaQ

Hahahahahahaha. Okay, EA.

I'll just go play Tetris on my gameboy pocket. No infinite spin, only one upcoming block, the classic soundtrack and eyepopping monochrome graphics. They can't retroactively charge me for that, can they?

Posted by Halberdierv2

EA, you are really taking the piss out of me with your wanting to put a charge on everything.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

wait, hold on... it's not April 1st! What's going on?!?! o_O

Posted by crusader8463

The sad thing is that people are going to buy this...

Posted by Neonie

Or you could just go play Tetris Friends for free and not be a total idiot.

Posted by Brendan

I'll just play Tetris for free on the internet...

Posted by Branthog

Congratulations on being massive fucking retards, EA.

Posted by nesagwa

This would make more sense on a version of Tetris The Grandmaster, you know a version that actual pro players play. A casual version for a touch screen devices doesn't need stat tracking.

Also, whats the incentive to subscribe to this when there is already a Tetris app on iTunes?

Posted by TheUnsavedHero

I can play Tetris on my shitty Tracfone for free. Thanks for thinking of my wallet though EA.

Edited by Binarynova
Posted by SerHulse

This is.....erm......stupid.

Posted by GreggD

Isn't Tenten supposed to be Tengen?

Posted by chrissedoff

LOL!

Posted by Sharpshooter

I love these April Fools articles always so inventive...wait what do you mean its December...?

Posted by Asadasa5

Should have just called it the Tub.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

@Branthog said:

Congratulations on being massive fucking retards, EA.

They are just now getting the award? I thought it was when they took down most of their Steam supported games, or when they made Origin when it never needed to exist, and actually hurts the customer by pretty much forcing them to create yet another account for yet another game for absolutely no reason other than to play BF3 on PC, or when they admitted the only reason they started new IPs like Mirrors edge and dead space was because they knew the money wasn't mainly in sequels anymore. Or maybe they get yet another massive fucking retards award, in that case, they've won 12 in a row! Good going EA!

Posted by sopranosfan

I thought people paying for the EA sports thing where you get to play a week early and discounts on the DLC were stupid. But if you pay a monthly fee to play Tetris you are an idiot. You can buy an old NES or FC Twin and the original game for around the price of the yearly fee.

Posted by boylie

No.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

@Asadasa5 said:

Should have just called it the Tub.

Yes, they should have, or ♪ ♩ ♬ "Tubs Club"♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

Posted by JeanLuc

@Hulsey90 said:

This is.....erm......stupid.

yeah pretty much.

Posted by OllyOxenFree
Posted by Double0hFor

is Tetris the new answer to CoD since BF3 failed?

Posted by Vittor

Are u kiddin me?

Posted by Duffyside

Hey, if anything warrants a subscription fee, it's the greatest game of all time.

... so let me know when Super Mario 64 gets one.

Posted by Asadasa5

@BestUsernameEver said:

@Asadasa5 said:

Should have just called it the Tub.

Yes, they should have, or ♪ ♩ ♬ "Tubs Club"♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

Everyone who signs up in the first month gets a free copy of Tub Thumpin'.

Posted by Little_Socrates

What do you think, Brono?

Posted by Deathpooky

So you're paying money to boost yourself up a Tetris leaderboard on a shitty version of Tetris? Beyond the gross-ness of charging people to subscribe to Tetris, that's just a stupid offer.

Though I'm looking forward to what these "discounts and offers" and "challenges" are. GET YOURSELF A DEAD SPACE TETRIS THEME! FOR ONE DOLLAR INSTEAD OF TWO!

Posted by Delta_Ass

Are they increasing the level cap?

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam
@MikkaQ said:

Hahahahahahaha. Okay, EA.

I'll just go play Tetris on my gameboy pocket. No infinite spin, only one upcoming block, the classic soundtrack and eyepopping monochrome graphics. They can't retroactively charge me for that, can they?

I think you're underestimating them.
Posted by Willin
Posted by Dan_CiTi

Ahahahahahaha oh touch screen Tetris you so funny.

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