Why am I still playing Bejeweled?

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Think back to the ancient time that was 2010. Back then, LTE phones were exceptional, iPhones were tiny (and didn’t bend), Google Fiber was still a project in development, and The Verge didn’t even exist. Much has changed in the past four years, but one constant in my life has been a humble game by the name of Bejeweled 3.

Bejeweled is the poster child for a genre of casual games that revolve around shifting colored blocks to match three or more of them in a line. It’s a mashup of the geometric puzzles of Tetris and the cartoony exuberance of Candy Crush Saga. I’ve been playing Bejeweled 3 on and off since its release, I continue to use it to fill voids of downtime, and I question if there will ever come a point when it won’t be utterly…

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