2048: Addiction At Its Finest

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    This app has shot to the top of the download charts, and has become the talk around the Internet, including Facebook and Twitter. But what makes this app stand out among the rest? This app in particular has kids (and parents, too) running to their cars and buses, nearly missing a days worth of work and or school. It almost sounds like another "Flappy Bird", the app that ended marriages, strained relationships with friends, and drove every last one of its victims crazy.

    The objective of the game is simple; slide numbers up, down, left, and right to move the tiles. When two tiles of the same number collide, they merge into one. For example, if you merged two and two together, it makes four. You keep doing this until you get to the 2048 tile. There is no time limit, but there is a limited amount of space for the tiles, so you'd better get to sliding! The leader-boards are already racking up to the near 100,00th mark, so if you're going for first, good luck!

    Now, with every addicting app comes copycats. Surprisingly enough, 2048 is a copycat of a more popular game Threes, which costs $1.99 on the app store. This version of Threes was created by a 19-Year old Italian student on his website. He says more than five-million people are attracted to his website every week. Even students in schools are pulling out their phones whenever they get a chance. However, the creators of Threes claim its nothing more than a "broken clone". "We wanted players to be able to play Threes over many months, if not years. We both beat 2048 on our first try".

    While the so called "copycat" of Threes sits atop the play store throne, there's no question in mind that it will eventually be replaced by another addicting app. What are your thoughts/opinions on the app? Have you tried it? Are you hooked on the will and drive to reach that lucky number, 2048? I've played it non-stop since this morning (I even forgot it was morning), and its totally worth checking out.

    Sources:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/talkingtech/2014/03/28/talking-tech-2048/6951781/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/27/game-2048-iphone-android_n_5042365.html

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