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Transcript:

98TPO.D4Q7
RIFZ78JAPM
50.TS.S25U
N7.JU66A9N
2D742G89H2
60.N1ERT81
88D4DBSER2
T.3NAT4TI.
.9U6HY8.S2
636W1Z623R

Note: OP messed up the orientation of a NUMPAD, so the intended orientation is stated as follows:

123
456
789
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Hints:

This puzzle is colorblind friendly.

The title is connected to the solution, not the method to solving the grid.

Additional hints:

I'm a Mac user so I actually don't have NUMPADS, which is the key to solving the puzzle.

Start in the top left (brown) square, then follow the direction according to the numpad. (1 is up left, 2 is up, etc.)

Partial solutions and ideas are welcome in either the comment section or the answer section.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not quite sure what tag this should be, unfortunately; what are the generic tags? $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 18 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Note that rot13(N pbzchgre'f ahzcnq vf hcfvqr-qbja pbzcnerq gb n cubar'f ahzcnq.) $\endgroup$ Jan 20 at 3:13
  • $\begingroup$ Oh really? I didn't know that... I'll update the question then $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 20 at 3:20
  • $\begingroup$ Does that mean that now the puzzle is trivial? @codewarrior0 $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 20 at 3:23

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Now with the new hints, the answer gets quite trivial:

By following the numbers and continuing on the same direction if the square we land on is not a number, we get this: grid drawing updated (stopping at the last full-stop)

This then gives us:

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY TETRIS HAS A NUMPAD OPTION (although there seems to be a missing full stop after the "A" in the grid

Which of course

Is a fitting description for the title.

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    $\begingroup$ You haven't quite finished the message. The word OPTION should come next :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jan 20 at 8:32
  • $\begingroup$ The missing full stop is my mistake. $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 20 at 9:10
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    $\begingroup$ ah @Stiv i didn't exaclty see that, I'll add that in $\endgroup$
    – Stevo
    Jan 20 at 10:09

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