Wall Street Journal – To Relax, Some Turn to Tetris, Stress-Producing ’80s Obsession

“Video-gamers find bliss stacking blocks with a New Agey version of the 35-year-old game featuring neon dolphins; ‘The last level is the one that made me cry.’”

“Sven Charleer has tried yoga and meditation, but it was “Tetris Effect,” a new version of the shape-stacking videogame incorporating immersive virtual reality and calming new-age music, that finally helped him unwind.

“It really takes you away,” said the 38-year-old user-experience designer, who lives near Antwerp, Belgium. “You can focus on the moment itself, which is something I have issues doing, because my mind is always wandering…”