Weekend tech reading: Join us for a gaming get-together!

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
May 2, 2010
  1. Join us for a gaming get-together! On Saturday, May 8 around 5PM EST various TechSpot staff and community members will gather to play Team Fortress 2. If you are interested in participating, please join the TechSpot Steam group and post a message in this thread. Folks without TF2: We will randomly select two interested TechSpot members on Thursday, May 6 and purchase copies for those individuals. We look forward to meeting up with all of you next weekend!

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  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Any reason why 2,147,483,647 is the highest Bejeweled 2 score? Or did he just keep playing until the game crashed?
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    "We had to give the game some sort of maximum-displayable score, and figured that was high enough; no one would ever get that many points," Bejeweled co-creator Brian Fiete said in a statement. CNET
  4. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Its a joke reference to the "Year 2038 problem" in which UNIX will reroll the clocks just like the Y2K issue. Also, its the 8th Mersenne prime... Most interesting Wikipedia article I've read in a while.

    I also saw somewhere else that this is the max score in many games of the 32-bit era.
  5. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    About the Twitter article:

    .....people still use Twitter? lol

    To the guy in Barcelona...I applaud you. I bet they'll put up more bike racks now. Although, chances are, they are probably too stupid to even make the connection. Should have put a sign on all the stuff saying "you won't let me lock my bike here, but what about this item? P.S., we need more bike racks around here." Think maybe they'll get the point then, lol.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    2,147,483,647 is the maximum 31 bit number. Presumably the developers used a signed 32 bit integer, which means that after this number the value became negative.
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