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#Easter Eggs

Punch-Out secret photo
Punch-Out secret

Secret found in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out damn near three decades after release

You'd think there would be nothing left to wring out of a game like Punch-Out. The NES classic, released back in 1987, has been picked apart and broken down to the point where speedrunners compete to complete the game blindfolded. But, neve...

 
Homefront: The Revolution photo
Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution has a TimeSplitters 2 secret

You can play the first two complete levels of TimeSplitters 2 in upcoming shooter Homefront: The Revolution.  According to Eurogamer, developer Dambuster has included the levels by way of a playable arcade cabinet located in a makeshif...

 
Fallout 4 DLC secret photo
Fallout 4 DLC secret

Fallout 4's Automatron DLC is better if you play as the Silver Shroud

Reactions to Fallout 4's first piece of DLC, Automatron, have been mixed. Jordan was cool on the experience, enjoying some of the new locations, but was disappointed by a fairly short run time and that the DLC only seemed to account for cha...

 
MK secret menus photo
MK secret menus

Secret menus found in arcade versions of Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3

The Mortal Kombat series has a rich tradition of Easter eggs and secrets. From actual hidden content like Reptile to urban legends and intentional pranks like “Kano Transformations” in MK2, fans have spent years wringi...

 
Far Cry Primal photo
Far Cry Primal

There's a Blood Dragon easter egg in Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal turns the clock back to the Mesolithic, but the smallest sliver looks ahead to the cyber-dystopian 2007. Ubisoft managed to sneak a relic from Blood Dragon into one of Oros' many caves. At least it's thematically c...

 
The Egg 2 photo
The Egg 2

The Egg gets hotly anticipated sequel starring Mel Gibson

Cool 3D Worlds' smash hit The Egg announced a follow up project earlier this week, The Egg 2. The great success of the original doesn't seem to have worried Cool 3D Worlds, which is going full bore into The Egg 2, ramping up production to i...

 
Alan Wake easter egg photo
Alan Wake easter egg

Sam Lake teases an Alan Wake themed easter egg within Quantum Break

It's no secret that Remedy's magnum opus, Alan Wake, left an ocean sized hole in my heart. Now, nearly five years after disappearing into the Dark Place, Sam Lake has teased Alan's whereabouts with the following tweet. It's great to see Al...

 
Star Wars photo
Star Wars

A Stormtrooper smacking his head is one of Star Wars Battlefront's best easter eggs

Stormtroopers are kind of a clumsy lot. For supposedly elite soldiers, they sure do miss often with their blasters. Oh yeah, a bunch of Ewoks outsmarted and defeated them, too. It seems like if Darth Vader wants something done right, he ha...

 
Giger? I hardly even know photo
Giger? I hardly even know

Fallout 4 has the smallest Alien Easter egg

First, let me clear something up that also confused the shit out of me. Prometheus 2 is no longer called Alien: Paradise Lost, but instead Alien: Covenant and is coming in 2017 (as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy). Meanwhile, Neill ...

 
Meet your maker photo
Meet your maker

Uh, Mario? Is that you?

Super Mario Maker got an important update last night. My focus was drawn to the new costumes and much-needed ability to lay down checkpoints in levels, but Nintendo also slipped in an easter egg. It's super easy to access, but I doubt I wou...

 
Afterbirth secrets photo
Afterbirth secrets

Isaac devs Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez are a couple of monsters

[Update: The plot thickens. Edmund has taken to Twitter over the past few hours saying the missing items were the result of a post-launch bug and not part of some nefarious plan to punish dataminers. Cagey as ever, Edmund won't go into...

 
Looks cool! photo
Looks cool!

Stick it to the Man! creator hid alpha for new game in Zombie Vikings

Stick it to the Man! and Zombie Vikings developer Zoink! is already working on a new game simply called FE, and you can play it right now if you own Zombie Vikings. The above video shows how to access the hidden FE level via an E...

 
Also court dates, bills photo
Also court dates, bills

Google search 'Super Mario Bros' for a celebratory Easter egg

Google did a low key celebration for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. So low key that the 30th anniversary was yesterday and many of us idiots who'd normally be writing posts about it were busy watching football and packing for int...

 
Metal Gear Solid V photo
Metal Gear Solid V

Kojima leaves P.T. Easter Egg in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

A long time ago, when Hideo Kojima still worked at Konami and the world was ablaze with expectation about an all-new Silent Hill instalment, Kojima treated us to a brief Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain/P.T. crossover and demo...

 
Heroes of the Storm photo
Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm has a neat little Duck Hunt homage

Whenever you have time, boot up Heroes of the Storm and check out this cute new Easter egg. It takes place in the Monk's splash screen following the latest patch, and allows you to play a small little game of Duck Hunt. As uncovered b...

 
Arkham easter egg photo
Arkham easter egg

Batman: Arkham Knight has a Halloween-themed Easter egg

I came home to my pal Kenny playing Batman: Arkham Knight. Unfortunately for him (and me), he spent most of this time doing the Cloudburst, stealth-tank fight, and swearing. I'm actually second-hand mad at the game all over again. Easing u...

 
Old Blood, New Eggs photo
Old Blood, New Eggs

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has some awesome Easter eggs

The Wolfenstein series is no stranger to Easter eggs and the just-released Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is no exception. Captain Eggcellent shows us just a few of the eggs he has found in the first 45 minutes of gameplay, including Nuka Cola...

 
Ori Easter Egg photo
Ori Easter Egg

Ori has another homage to another great SMB

A few weeks back, we called attention to Ori and the Blind Forest giving a nod to a revered platformer: Super Meat Boy. Turns out that wasn't the only great platformer (or even the only "SMB") tucked away within the game. Perhaps the m...

 
Ori Easter Egg photo
Ori Easter Egg

Ori pays a nice homage to one of the best platformers of all-time

In its efforts to create a great platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios looked up to some of the all-time greats of the genre. Super Meat Boy is one of those classics. And, it's revered enough by Moon that it ...

 
Battlefield photo
Battlefield

There is a couch in Battlefield Hardline and you can drive it

First-person shooters can feel pretty generic most of the time. You're handed your gun and objective and then proceed to shoot people that get in your way. You die, and start all over again. The ones that really stand out, however, are tho...

 
Easter egg photo
Easter egg

Battlefield Hardline's cops go nuts for donuts

I'm not hip on police vernacular. Like, "donuts spotted!" for instance. That probably either means they found donuts, or "spotted" is a cheeky word for sprinkles. Whatever the case, these Battlefield Hardline cops are stoked that ther...

 
Dying Light Easter eggs photo
Dying Light Easter eggs

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

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 the game contain...

 
Hidden Nintendo song photo
Hidden Nintendo song

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

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 Mansion, Animal C...

 
Battlefield Easter egg photo
Battlefield Easter egg

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

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 in the game file...

 
New 3DS Easter egg photo
New 3DS Easter egg

The New 3DS has a secret browser minigame

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 someone figured...

 
GTA V animals photo
GTA V animals

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

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, Rockstar. But the...

 
Arkham City photo
Arkham City

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

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 it? Arkham Ciy&n...

 
Excalibastard photo
Excalibastard

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

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 badass enough ...

 
Watch Dogs photo
Watch Dogs

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

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 has probably b...

 
Wolfenstein photo
Wolfenstein

Play Wolfenstein 3D in Wolfenstein: The New Order

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 not the first ...

 

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Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you want, everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 
OverlordZetta

Maybe Power Rangers doesnt need good When Japan decided to make big budget Kamen Rider movies, sure, they had great suits, but they turned Kamen Rider into a teacher hot for student and threw in random idols, nanomachines, and horror subplots!

 
Sr Churros

OOOOOOH YEAH GOT PSO2 RUNNING AGAIN! Expect guide soon!

 
Jinx 01

So this is

 
OrochiLeona

So, a lot of people enjoying Overwatch

 
Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
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Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 

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