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Dying Light Easter eggs

Dying Light includes a strange recreation of World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros.


There is no princess in this castle
Feb 06
// Jason Faulkner
Dying Light is making plenty of headlines, and not only for its unique brand of survival horror. There's also a host of interesting Easter eggs that can be found within the game if you take the time out to find them. While t...
Hidden Nintendo song photo
Hidden Nintendo song

Hidden 'Totaka's Song' discovered in Mario Kart 8


You sly dog
Jan 12
// Jordan Devore
Composer Kazumi Totaka has been hiding this tune in Nintendo games for over two decades now. While some of us will best recognize "Totaka's Song" from Mario Paint, it has turned up in titles like Link's Awakening, Luigi's Ma...
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Battlefield Easter egg

It sounds like there's another monster hiding in Battlefield 4


The mystery of Paracel Storm
Jan 08
// Jordan Devore
YouTube user JackFrags might just be on the trail of another hidden beast in Battlefield 4, and whatever it is, it sounds far scarier than a giant monster shark. Listen for yourself at 0:20. "I did a little snooping around i...
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New 3DS Easter egg

The New 3DS has a secret browser minigame


It's Breakout but, wait, come back!
Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
The New Nintendo 3DS -- out now in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and coming to the rest of the world presumably next year -- has an upgraded web browser with a neat little Easter egg. Now, I don't know how in the world ...
GTA V animals photo
GTA V animals

Why didn't anyone tell me you can become a cat in Grand Theft Auto V?


Stay the hell away from security guards
Nov 19
// Jordan Devore
Yesterday, I saw that Grand Theft Auto V video of Franklin consuming a peyote plant and hallucinating he was a chicken which, because this is a videogame, meant the player got to actually control a chicken. Hah. Nice one, Ro...
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Arkham City

Rocksteady's really, really good at hiding Batman easter eggs


This one took three years to find
Nov 18
// Brett Makedonski
Across the Arkham titles, the developers have included at least two incredibly well-hidden easter eggs. Who could forget the one in Arkham Asylum that was so stashed away that Rocksteady itself had to reveal i...
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Excalibastard

I picked up the Excalibastard in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel


Kind of unfair, since I had a head start
Oct 17
// Darren Nakamura
There has been a bit of talk about an interesting legendary weapon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel that is in plain sight, but unavailable at first. Excalibastard is stuck in a stone in the area Stanton's Liver, and only those...
Watch Dogs photo
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs Easter egg shows what a spying Kinect might look like


My tin foil hat told me it already does watch us
Jun 06
// Abel Girmay
Remember when everyone was mad at the idea of a game console that comes with an always on, always watching and listening camera? Well thanks to this Watch Dogs easter egg, we have a nice visual representation of what the NSA...
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Wolfenstein

Play Wolfenstein 3D in Wolfenstein: The New Order


Escape from Castle Wolfenstein again
May 20
// Jordan Devore
Wolfenstein: The New Order is out today and that's all well and good. Instead of talking about what's new, let's take a look at this easter egg in which you take a nap and play through the first level of Wolfenstein 3D. It's...
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There is a GIANT shark in Battlefield 4


MEGALODON!
Apr 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Battlefield 4 has a ton of easter eggs. Such as the case with the Megalodon, which can be discovered in the Naval Strike DLC on the Nansha Strike map. And yes, you will die if you get caught underneath its jump.
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Disney Infinity

Lightsaber weapon Easter egg uncovered in Disney Infinity


You need every character to unlock it
Feb 15
// Chris Carter
Although we've heard rumors that Star Wars and Marvel are a go in a current or future iteration of Disney Infinity, it appears as if a group of fans have uncovered a Skywalker-sized Easter egg in the existing game....
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Broken Age

How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age


Feature hidden away in control options
Jan 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
In an homage to the classic adventure games which came before it, Broken Age features a hidden visual mode that gives a sense of what the title might have looked like back in the golden age of the genre. The above video...
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The Wonderful 101

There are secret characters in The Wonderful 101 demo


Wonder Pink and Wonder Yellow unite
Aug 11
// Jonathan Holmes
After playing The Wonderful 101 back when it was Project P-100, I wasn't sure what to think. Thankfully, the newly released demo shows that the game's come a long way since then. While it's easy enough to breeze through on a...
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BioShock Infinite

There's a secret in BioShock Infinite's ambient noise


What's it mean?
Apr 06
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
This isn't really a spoiler, but you're probably better off avoiding whatever this is about anyway. I imagine we're going to be discovering a lot of hidden secrets in BioShock Infinite over the next few months. The latest di...
Battlefield 3: End Game photo
Battlefield 3: End Game

Pterodactyls are invading Battlefield 3's End Game!


There's a ton of other Easter Eggs too
Mar 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
DICE really loves dinosaurs. It's no more apparent than with their final downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3, End Game. Users have already found a number of Easter Eggs, such as the pterodactyl that's flying around o...
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Dead Space 3

The best gun ever makes a return in Dead Space 3


Bang bang, pew pew!
Feb 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Yup, Visceral brought back the foam finger gun for Dead Space 3. Kind of was hoping for something different this time, but it's still a pretty badass weapon. Like before, it's pretty much a one-hit kill weapon, and Isaac wil...
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Borderlands 2 DLC has an absolutely amazing Easter egg


Minor spoilers below, you've been warned
Oct 18
// Brett Zeidler
Borderlands 2's first DLC, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, extends the original game's love for having as many Easter eggs as possible. The latest (I'd argue greatest), discovery is that there is a Big Daddy na...
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Minecraft reference sneaks into Skyrim


Nov 15
// Jim Sterling
Bethesda/Zenimax's legal team may be on the warpath, but the developers at Bethesda Soft bear no ill will toward Mojang Games, it would seem. Despite the Minecraft developer meeting Bethesda at court, a cute little reference ...
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How to get Gears of War 3's chicken-firing Cluckshot


Sep 25
// Jordan Devore
Part of what makes this Gears of War 3 Easter egg so fun is that it's a stark contrast to how serious the series takes itself. The other part is that it's a gun which fires live, exploding chickens. The Cluckshot, a fowl-cen...
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Pikmin 2 has unused music: It is my new jam


Aug 30
// Jonathan Holmes
Like a lot of people, I love Pikmin. What appears to be a cute, relatively kid-feiendly game is actually a tale of potentially endless, unspeakable horrors. It's one of the few series that is simply too stressful for some pe...
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Did you catch yesterday's secret in Cave Story WiiWare?


Apr 30
// Jonathan Holmes
I'm guessing the answer is "no", because I've been scouring the internet all morning for some source or report on this. Sadly, I can't find anything. All I have to go on is an email I got from Tyrone Rodriguez from Nicalis (...
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A Mario Paint Easter egg kit was a thing once


Apr 24
// Tony Ponce
Happy Rabbits-Shitting-Jellybeans Day, world. I've got an earth-shattering report to break. In 1993, Easter egg dye company PAAS slapped the Mario Paint license on a limited-run Easter egg decorating kit. Aaaaaaand... yeah. B...
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Mega Man Legends 3 includes fan-requested Easter eggs


Apr 18
// Tony Ponce
Capcom has reached out to fans to make the upcoming (and up-in-the-air) Mega Man Legends 3 really, really, super special. We've voted on character models, submitted boss designs, and even wrote NPC dialogue. The results of on...
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Billy Mitchell's tie spotted in new Donkey Kong game


Nov 28
// Jonathan Holmes
Donkey Kong Country Returns is filled with little in-jokes and nods to Nintendo history. I thought the inclusion of Mr. Game and Watch  was sure to remain my favorite amongst them all, but I think Billy Mitchell's tie mi...
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The Black Ops Nuketown secret is devilish


Nov 15
// Conrad Zimmerman
Alright, there is apparently an easter egg on the Nuketown map of Call of Duty: Black Ops which is activated when you shoot the heads off all of the mannequins within a certain amount of time. The folks at NextGenTactic...
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Zork also hidden in Call of Duty: Black Ops


Nov 09
// Jordan Devore
Treyarch could have done the typical Call of Duty campaign and multiplayer combo with Black Ops, and that would have been perfectly fine for the majority of players. Instead, they're throwing in crazy extras like Dead Ops Ar...
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Hey, that looks like Master Chief in Halo: Reach


Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
If you've dug through the Halo: Reach unlocks, you'll know that Master Chief's voice is something you can eventually get. That's not what this is about. Instead, it's a video from Achievement Hunter that shows what appears t...
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Legendary unused Mega Man boss is news to me


Aug 19
// Jonathan Holmes
When Cowzilla posted those mind blowing Mega Man wallpapers last weekend, I double-freaked out. The first freak out was over the quality of the artwork. The second freak out was over the fact that I didn't recognize every cha...
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Halo: Combat evolved gets some Halo: Reach love


Aug 01
// Matthew Razak
Halo: Combat Evolved PC gamers, your time is now. You went with the PC version over the console version and now it's going to pay off when you pick up Halo: Reach. Those with functional keys for the original Halo on PC will b...
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Neato: Halo: Reach Limited Editon 360 has Easter Eggs


Jul 25
// Matthew Razak
Easter Eggs in games have been around for ages, but Easter Eggs in consoles? Not so much. However, now that special edition consoles land with every big game out there, it seems like a natural thing that they might have some ...

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