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Steel Yourself: Bejeweled World Champ is a Dude

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I’m guessing the boys down at the smelter didn’t know anything about this

Would it be sexist1 of me to state that I figured a housewife or little girl would have reached this ‘milestone’ first:

Mike Leyde approached Bejeweled the same was he takes on most other things in life: with dedication, determination and a desire to be the best. So it didn’t surprise the 56-year old steel contractor from Riverside, California when he learned he was on the verge of achieving a milestone in PopCap’s popular puzzle game that even Bejeweled’s creators never thought possible.

On March 23, 2009 Mike became the first person on Earth – and quite possibly the first in the universe – to “beat” Bejeweled 2, a game that hundreds of millions of people have enjoyed but never “completed.” Mike achieved the highest score that the game is capable of processing: 2,147,483,647. Yes, you’re reading that correctly – after 2,205 hours and 51 minutes, Mike collected his 4,872, 229th gem and his score totaled more than 2.147 BILLION points!

Um, congrats, man dude tucked-in, this is a truly Herculean Antwerpian feat.

(I fully expect half the people reading this to chime in in the comments that Bejeweled is an awesome game, etc., and I have no idea what I’m talking about.)


1 Internet: “Probably.”; McFly: “You’re a pig!”

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  1. kog3100_edw
    04/30/2010 at 20:08

    NOOOOOOO! The mental setback to my own measley Bejeweled goal is titanic!
    Yes, Bejeweled is a girl’s game which is why:

    http://kogsfanramble.blogspot.com/2010/03/confession-time.html

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