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posted by janrinok on Tuesday March 18 2014, @08:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-was-wondering-what-to-do-next dept.

Anonymous Coward writes:

"2048, the most addictive game since Tetris, was recently released. Its origin has been traced back as far as Threes!, which inspired 1024, which inspired 2048. Finally, an improved version, with animations, was written by Gabriele Cirulli, 19 year old from Italy.

The game has enthralled many, and led directly to the waste of countless potentially productive hours. A variety of permutations have since surfaced: 2048 in 3D, 2048 in 4D, and 9007199254740992.

Some ask why it's so addictive. I say, it attacks our pleasure centers in ways that Wesley Crusher already warned us about."

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  • (Score: 1) by hybristic on Tuesday March 18 2014, @09:27PM

    by hybristic (10) on Tuesday March 18 2014, @09:27PM (#18247) Journal

    Yeah, it takes some fiddling to get it right, and you cant win every time but it evens out your odds. It took me a while to figure this strategy out, I was getting screwed before getting to 1024 consistently, but once I did it this way I was able to get 1024 almost every time. Another thing you might want to work towards is making sure your numbers at the bottom are in descending order. I go bottom left to right where left is the highest I have gotten, and the right is the lowest number. You want to try and keep your bottom 4 wide and never let that bottom move, easier said than done. This is just how I play, I imagine there are more effective methods to winning.