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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 LowID on Wednesday March 19 2014, @09:42AM

    by LowID (337) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @09:42AM (#18473)

    Trying to offer some constructive criticism- your submission would have been a good one if you had offered some background info about what the game is, and what makes it nerdy. You could write those yourself, or link to an article that provided such analysis.

    This would establish a setting for discussion, which is what this site is about. For discovering random links to cool stuff without context, we already have reddit.