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A very modern proposal

  • April 17, 2008

  • A very modern proposal

    An American man has proposed to his girlfriend by hacking into her favourite video game.

    Bernie Peng (26), a blogger and financial software programmer from New Jersey, spent a month altering the code of Tammy Li's copy of Bejeweled - a game which has sold more that ten million copies worldwide.

    Having successfully reprogrammed the game's code on the Nintendo DS console, Bernie arranged that the screen would go clear and a digital pink sapphire ring would drop down when Tammy reached a certain score.

    "I thought it was pretty cool, in a nerdy way," Bernie told The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark.

    Tammy accepted and is now wearing an identical pink sapphire engagement ring.

    Garth Chouteau, a spokesman for PopCap, the Seattle company that makes Bejeweled, said: "Most video game companies would frown on people manipulating their games.

    "But it won him a woman. As a bunch of geeks we have to say, 'Bernie, hats off to you'."

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