A while ago I posted about a pretty badass calculator. Today I’ve come across a simultaneously more and less complex one.

It’s an 8-bit calculator from the PS3 game LittleBigPlanet (specifically the beta version) in which you can create your own worlds, or something like that. It’s one of those “You Gotta See This” games, and one that might possibly go against everything I believe in regarding video game design. I haven’t played it yet, but I’m certainly interested.

This video doesn’t look impressive at first. Then the second half blows your mind.

There’s something very zen about an 8-bit calculator in a seventh-generation video game. Building a basic computer inside a complex computer program… somehow, in a roundabout way, we’re starting to come full circle.