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Interestingly, the comic number is 1344, and the 2 4-tiles can be combined to give an 8-tile
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If you want a multiplayer version of the game, go to 2048.mx. (No one ever shows up and it's lonely here.)<br>
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[[User:ImVeryAngryItsNotButter|ImVeryAngryItsNotButter]] ([[User talk:ImVeryAngryItsNotButter|talk]]) 16:54, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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Interestingly, the comic number is 1344, and the 2 4-tiles can be combined to give an 8-tile {{unsigned ip|‎108.162.225.141}}
 
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The title text... I guess that's just seeing how regular Tetris would play out on a cityscape? And not a special version of Tetris that used building looking pieces (I guess regular Tetris doesn't look very city-ish to me)
 
The title text... I guess that's just seeing how regular Tetris would play out on a cityscape? And not a special version of Tetris that used building looking pieces (I guess regular Tetris doesn't look very city-ish to me)
 
[[User:Kirkjerk|Kirkjerk]] ([[User talk:Kirkjerk|talk]]) 11:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
 
[[User:Kirkjerk|Kirkjerk]] ([[User talk:Kirkjerk|talk]]) 11:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
 
:http://shirt.woot.com/derby/entry/2869/chicago-skyline-tetris-redux [[Special:Contributions/173.245.50.84|173.245.50.84]] 12:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
 
:http://shirt.woot.com/derby/entry/2869/chicago-skyline-tetris-redux [[Special:Contributions/173.245.50.84|173.245.50.84]] 12:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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:I thought it was about looking at real life objects and mentally fitting them together. Then I visited the Wikipedia link provided here and I was right! I won't change the explanation because I'm the first one to expose this in the comments. [[Special:Contributions/108.162.219.125|108.162.219.125]] 02:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
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8224 is also (16*16*32)+32 and was a common number to see as a programming error on PDP11's in the 1980's when a (16 bit) integer of zero was stored as two spaces (ascii=32) rather than two nulls (ascii=0) {{unsigned ip|141.101.70.205}}
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Dammit, thanks to this comic, I found out this game exists. Now I can't stop playing it! Thanks a lot, Randall! [[Special:Contributions/173.245.56.66|173.245.56.66]] 12:08, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
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:Same here, though thanks to this comic I also discovered explainxkcd. I have since stopped playing 2048.
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[[User:Redbelly98|Redbelly98]] ([[User talk:Redbelly98|talk]]) 20:49, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
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Whatever that site http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/ is supposed to do, it doesn't do it on my Linux/Firefox setup.  The multiplayer one at http://2048.mx/ does, thank you. PS the plurals of PDP11 and 1980 are PDP11s and 1980s.  [[Special:Contributions/141.101.70.199|141.101.70.199]] 10:48, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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:Shouldn't the plural of PDP-11 be PDPs-11? [[Special:Contributions/141.101.70.37|141.101.70.37]] 17:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
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::No...that's not a word any more than "Xboxs 360" or "PlayStations 4". The "-11" bit is part of the name. [[User:NealCruco|NealCruco]] ([[User talk:NealCruco|talk]]) 21:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
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Yeah, the game only seems to run on Chrome, in my experience. Another interesting link: http://ov3y.github.io/2048-AI/ --[[User:Rakiru|Rakiru]] ([[User talk:Rakiru|talk]]) 15:45, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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2048 is so close to the weird Hong Kong film about a hotel room two integers lower and the digits evoke the end of freedom in HK (though the preview is so surreal that I can't tell if there is any future in the film or not) But the handover happened in '97 didn't it? This is kindof like naming a movie with 9/11 implications "August 2001" [[Special:Contributions/108.162.219.34|108.162.219.34]] 03:05, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
 
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8224 is also (16*16*32)+32 and was a common number to see as a programming error on PDP11's in the 1980's when a (16 bit) integer of zero was stored as two spaces (ascii=32) rather than two nulls (ascii=0)
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I started seeing 2048 games whenever I closed my eyes. That was scary... [[Special:Contributions/108.162.212.27|108.162.212.27]] 18:31, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
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:I started seeing porn whenever I closed my eyes. Then I joined the Fapstronauts! [[Special:Contributions/108.162.212.48|108.162.212.48]] 18:52, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 20:49, 15 July 2018

If you want a multiplayer version of the game, go to 2048.mx. (No one ever shows up and it's lonely here.)
ImVeryAngryItsNotButter (talk) 16:54, 19 March 2014 (UTC)


Interestingly, the comic number is 1344, and the 2 4-tiles can be combined to give an 8-tile ‎108.162.225.141 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)


The title text... I guess that's just seeing how regular Tetris would play out on a cityscape? And not a special version of Tetris that used building looking pieces (I guess regular Tetris doesn't look very city-ish to me) Kirkjerk (talk) 11:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

http://shirt.woot.com/derby/entry/2869/chicago-skyline-tetris-redux 173.245.50.84 12:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I thought it was about looking at real life objects and mentally fitting them together. Then I visited the Wikipedia link provided here and I was right! I won't change the explanation because I'm the first one to expose this in the comments. 108.162.219.125 02:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

8224 is also (16*16*32)+32 and was a common number to see as a programming error on PDP11's in the 1980's when a (16 bit) integer of zero was stored as two spaces (ascii=32) rather than two nulls (ascii=0) 141.101.70.205 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)


Dammit, thanks to this comic, I found out this game exists. Now I can't stop playing it! Thanks a lot, Randall! 173.245.56.66 12:08, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


Same here, though thanks to this comic I also discovered explainxkcd. I have since stopped playing 2048.

Redbelly98 (talk) 20:49, 15 July 2018 (UTC)


Whatever that site http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/ is supposed to do, it doesn't do it on my Linux/Firefox setup. The multiplayer one at http://2048.mx/ does, thank you. PS the plurals of PDP11 and 1980 are PDP11s and 1980s. 141.101.70.199 10:48, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Shouldn't the plural of PDP-11 be PDPs-11? 141.101.70.37 17:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
No...that's not a word any more than "Xboxs 360" or "PlayStations 4". The "-11" bit is part of the name. NealCruco (talk) 21:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, the game only seems to run on Chrome, in my experience. Another interesting link: http://ov3y.github.io/2048-AI/ --Rakiru (talk) 15:45, 22 March 2014 (UTC)


2048 is so close to the weird Hong Kong film about a hotel room two integers lower and the digits evoke the end of freedom in HK (though the preview is so surreal that I can't tell if there is any future in the film or not) But the handover happened in '97 didn't it? This is kindof like naming a movie with 9/11 implications "August 2001" 108.162.219.34 03:05, 25 March 2014 (UTC)


I started seeing 2048 games whenever I closed my eyes. That was scary... 108.162.212.27 18:31, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I started seeing porn whenever I closed my eyes. Then I joined the Fapstronauts! 108.162.212.48 18:52, 6 June 2014 (UTC)