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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: 3, Insightful) by TheSage on Wednesday March 19 2014, @11:07AM

    by TheSage (133) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @11:07AM (#18486) Journal

    To all Soylentils who commented on the obscurity of the game: it just was the topic of an XKCD [xkcd.com]. It is now officially nerd-worthy.

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