Friday 25 September 2009

Bejeweled Wedding Proposal

A US man has been credited with the ultimate nerd wedding proposal after hacking into his girlfriend's favorite video game. Bernie Peng, 26, of New Jersey, reprogrammed Bejeweled so a ring and a proposal popped up when Tammy Li, 27, reached a certain score.

Mr Peng, who works as a programmer of financial software, spent about a month reprogramming the game. He presented the game to a surprised Li, who played until she hit the score that triggered a digital pink sapphire ring to drop down with Peng's proposal.

According to Li, he set a pretty low score; she is now sporting an identical pink sapphire engagement ring. The story was picked up by video gaming sites and spread across the internet until the manufacturer eventually heard about it. Instead of being angry that Peng had hacked into their game, company officials were so impressed they offered to pay for part of the wedding.



  1. How, uh. Sweet? :) Definitely original.

  2. Luckily she wasn't too crap at Bejeweled, might never have reached the proposal.

  3. I think that's why he set such low standards for the score, lol.

  4. This is one of the sweetest stories I've read lately. I love it, and hope these two have a very long and very happy life together =)

  5. Stacyj, I bet they've split up already, been fighting over turn-taking in Bejewelled.