Category Archives: Google doodle

Google under attack from UFOs!

It looks like Google is under attack from aliens. On the 09/09/09 a UFO beamed up the second O in “Google” and today’s Google Doodle shows the L has been taken! Google’s twitter feed also had this cryptic message: 51.327629, -0.5616088 which if you put into Google Maps leads you to:

1-7 Woodham Rd
Woking, Surrey GU21 4, UK

Woodham Road was the site of one of the first Martian landings in War Of The Worlds.

The first “sighting” was accompanied by this message on Twitter “1.12.12 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19” which when replaced by the corresponding letters of the alphabet reads “All your O are belong to us”, a reference to “All your base are belong to us” from Zero Wing.

Google UK celebrates 25 years of Tetris

Google UK have a special logo (Google Doodle) today to celebrate 25 years of Tetris. Originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov, it became one of the most popular and addictive games of all time. Pajitnov was originally a computer engineer for the Soviet Union and as such made very little money from the game because of Communism. The game was based on a board game.

Pajitnov eventually moved to the USA where he worked for Microsoft before joining Wildsnake Software in 2005 and creating puzzle games for the Xbox 360.