Tetris is probably the single greatest thing the USSR ever produced (Yakov Smirnoff being a close second). Leave it to the Soviets to make stacking blocks fun. Anyway, the wildly successful puzzler has stuck around for more than two decades, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. That's good for scientists, who have made an (if you will) eye-catching discovery. CTV News People have patches for a health condition, and games have patches to fix problems, and a game is being used in conjunction with a patch to treat a health condition. There's a joke in there somewhere, but... eh. Anyway, it's always cool to see the positive applications that video games can have. Besides, this is great news for the patients - not only is this supposed to be more effective than the traditional methods, it's a great excuse to play more Tetris. I think anyone could appreciate that. (And hey, according to the article, the researchers say any game should do the trick. So if you don't enjoy rearranging falling tiles, you'll have an alternative. Also, you're a soulless bastard and should feel terrible.) Plus, it may lead the way to more video game-related therapies. Tetris may very well be the stepping stone - or more accurately, the building block.