Man hacks video game to propose marriage, prove geekery

Wouldn’t it have been easier to just go down on one knee like everyone else? According to the Associated Press, Bernie Peng reprogrammed Tammy Li’s favourite video game, “Bejeweled,” so a ring and a marriage proposal would show up on the screen when she reached a certain score. Luckily, she didn’t suck; if he’d tried this with Guitar Hero II he might still be waiting for an answer. Apparently the hack took Peng a month, which approximately more than 10 times the amount of time most men spend helping their brides actually plan a wedding.

Peng and Li plan to marry over Labor Day weekend, and PopCap, the Seattle company that makes “Bejeweled,” will fly the couple to Seattle as part of their honeymoon. Shark Tales wishes these two kids all the best — if it doesn’t work out, we can’t be blamed for all the “Game over” headlines their breakup would inspire.

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