Comments on: E3: Hey Tetris guy — did you get paid? Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Stephen Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:13:23 +0000 I actually saw a documentary on this a while back. Evidently, it was a really big deal. One of the guys responsible for licensing the game to foreign companies on behalf of the Soviets was threatened to close a deal with a Japanese firm or else. All sorts of legal and political wrangling, as well as a fair amount of international espionage, were involved.