Many in the world are unfairly skilled at piano, or fishing, or programming, or other hobbies that can be used to create great things and enrich people’s lives. I am good at the video game Threes.
Apple has released its annual "Best of" list, singling out the top selling, top downloaded, top grossing and all-round top apps of 2014. For "Game of the Year" they picked perspective puzzler Monument Valley and wildly-popular number cruncher Threes for iPad and iPhone respectively. Excellent.
You may think that if you've played one version of 2048, you've played them all. But have you played a musical version that teaches harmony? I didn't think so!
Even super-villains play Threes, according to this panel from the newest issue of the ever-excellent comic Superior Foes of Spider-Man. But if the bad guys play that game, then what kind of unscrupulous character plays 2048?
See, it's funny because it's also a metaphor for how difficult it was to unite these States of America.
When it comes to mobile gaming, there's one complaint that has bubbled up for years now, and never seems to go away: touchscreen controls are a pain in the ass.
Threes may be most famous for having a near-ubiquitous clone. But the popular puzzle game is coming to Xbox One, a platform where it won't get copied so easily.
Think a game needs to have humanoid shapes or faces to generate fun cosplay? Look at this awesome Threes couple and think again.
Forget 'Twitch Plays Pokémon.' Now there's another madness-inducing multiplayer take on a game that was never meant to be played by more than one person.
Matthew Wegner is working on a cool-looking game, but in his free time, he built an actual physical robot that plays Threes, the puzzle game that we're obsessed with. You can watch it playing live on Twitch right here.
Maybe you've heard of 2048? The folks at Grantland have, including the popular smartphone game in a new list of media recommendations while almost entirely glossing over the fact that 2048 is a derivation of a clone of the well-liked game Threes. Well, Threes does get to be an oblique punchline at the end of the…
Every video game has clones, but how often does the clone find more success than the game it copied?
Puzzle game Threes is one of the simplest, most addictive games on iOS. It's also, by virtue of that same simplicity, an easy game to clone. Something that's happened a lot, with sad/hilarious results.
Threes is out on Android today, and to celebrate, the developers have released an infographic with stats about the game. If you've played it, you probably won't be surprised to find that people are playing a ton of Threes.
Threes is a really fun, addictive game, but it's only on iOS. Well, someone created a browser-based "demake" of Threes that you can play right in your browser.
Threes immediately captivated the people who started playing it, with folks bemoaning the lost hours and tired eyes they got in pursuit of ever-higher scores. But, over the last few days, any buzz surrounding Asher Vollmer's second mobile game has been but a whisper compared to the roaring whirlwind surrounding Flappy…
A bunch of us here at Kotaku are deep in thrall to Threes, a simple-on-the-surface-but-hypnotically deep numerical puzzle game that hit iOS devices last week. (Seriously, look at that picture. We're not even talking to each other.) There was talk of doing our own guide to playing Asher Vollmer's hit game but it came…
Threes has become a problem for me. Last night, I was seriously torn between making sure my three-year-old ate her dinner and getting a few more rounds of the new iOS puzzle game in before bedtime. I fed her and then I went back to obsessively doing math. 'Til 2 a.m. Here's how I feel when I play Threes.