Watch this insane video of two Tetris masters somehow playing two games at once

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The video game Tetris has been around since 1984, and much of its longevity is due to its simplicity. Blocks fall down from the top of screen; you fill the bottom of the screen with blocks; and you keep playing until you lose.


This is simple. What is not so simple is playing doubles mode, by yourself, using two controllers with each of your free hands.

Awesome Games Done Quick is an online charity marathon where gamers raise money for Doctors Without Borders by trying to meet or break records for the fastest completion of certain video games. The 160-hour summer version of the live-streamed event, going on now in St. Paul, Minn., includes a block where Tetris players show off their skills.

On Wednesday night, things got a little crazy.

What you're seeing is two people playing Tetris in doubles mode, where two blocks fall instead of the usual one. In this situation, players need to use two controllers to move each of the blocks. And as biohacking extra limbs is not yet a thing, that means the players need to operate two controllers, simultaneously: one with the left hand, one with the right hand.

I won't spoil the ending, but both players last substantially longer than I would have. Which is to say neither of them immediately curls up into the fetal position.