This is the funniest one yet.
I thought it would be terrible and that by combining in Doge that it would sully the whole thing and be the straw that broke the camel's back. But really, it adds something to the game that wasn't there.
There's a new sense of whimsy that wasn't there in the original, and the messages when combining Doges adds a sense of accomplishment.
This is a HN meme paired with a comedic reddit meme. We should be aware that it is this kind of content (+1 funny) that degraded /. and defines reddit. HN has not been and, I believe, should not be the place for this.
A little bit of humour is good. The problem is that if a little bit of humour is tolerated, it becomes more acceptable to submit and upvote, so a little bit of humour turns into a lot of humour. This could start to significantly displace "real" content. I would expect PG to step in well before this becomes a problem, so I have no qualms upvoting things like this on rare occasions.
I think it's too late. Ideally I would take your comment seriously and reply intelligently but all I can do now is laugh at the cute doge. we're all doomed. Also I think the psychedelic colors are ruining my brain.
AFAICT, the "derp" dog means you won, aka reached 2048. With a score that high, you probably had a derp, although you may not have. My personal best is over 53000 on the conventional game, well past 4096. I highly recommend not letting yourself get sucked in any deeper, though. With a score of 12440 you probably have a solid strategy, so it's probably more luck that lets me get as high as I did.
I got a derp on this game at 9000. So derp (the top of the table), must mean "1024". In which case I take back my comment. It's possible to reach 1024 with a strategy only slightly little better than random shuffling.
Has anybody combined two derps to see what happens when the list & images run out?