Artist Barak Hardley continues his annual tradition of painting a crap-ton of pop culture Easter eggs, and this year’s collection has a lot of laughs, a few tears, and punching a Nazi frog.
“I was torn between the irrational fear that someone else would stumble on and publish my 40 year old discovery before me, and the very real fear that when I did, no one would care.” Former Microsoft developer Ed Fries went on one heck of a journey to try and recreate one of the earliest easter eggs in video game…
Battlefield 1 players looking to solve the depths of the game’s most elusive puzzle have hit pay-dirt. Translated morse code and a hunt to find hidden symbols yielded an underwhelming reward: a measly dog tag.
There are certain little weird bits of knowledge that float around the collective unconscious of gearhead-dom that we just assume everyone knows about. Like how there’s a snake eating what might be a baby on the Alfa Romeo badge, or that Trabants were made from old Soviet underpants. Sometimes, though, it’s worth…
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus had deviously hidden secrets. Hidden areas and special weapons awaited players who explore those games to the fullest. But where are the secrets for The Last Guardian?
As Ubisoft did for Watch Dogs 2, the developers at Arkane snuck a little Kotaku-themed Easter Egg into the second Dishonored game. We got a kick out of this one.
Sometimes, developers put stuff inside of a game that players are never supposed to see. Such was the case with the original Paper Mario, which apparently had a bunch of dialogue that was not discovered until very recently.
In a season five episode Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise crew falls under the spell of a dangerously addictive augmented reality game. That same game lies buried within mobile game Star Trek: Timelines, an easter egg so well-hidden only one player has uncovered it, and they don’t even know it yet.
If you love collecting virtual cats and you have Android Nougat, you’re in luck: Google dropped a cat-collecting easter egg called Android Neko into the latest version of Android, and while it’s not nearly as fun as Neko Atsume, you do get to collect cats by putting out treats.
The Silver Shroud costume was one of the best gags in Fallout 4, and Bethesda has been keen to keep the joke going in all the DLC, including the latest installment, Nuka World. Let me tell you, the lines are excellent.
Whatever 2K Sports is paying their marketing department employees, it’s not enough. The WWE 2K games get mixed to positive reviews, but the promotion of those games is consistent, first-rate, and exemplary. Whoever makes the games’ commercials has a masterful grasp on why fans love the WWE.
Blood and Wine, the latest (and final) DLC pack for The Witcher 3, has an easter egg that I am frankly shocked anyone found at all. The secret is remarkably well-hidden, and not accessible through normal means.
The next Zelda game isn’t out yet, but eagle-eyed players are already finding all sorts of cool easter eggs.
Fanfic writers aren’t the only ones penning Game of Thrones/The Witcher crossovers. Developer CD Project Red slipped their own into the latest Witcher 3 DLC.
The Commonwealth has been thoroughly mapped by intrepid adventurers already, but with the new DLC, Fallout 4 players now have an entirely new landmass to mine and explore.
It doesn’t seem like a Timesplitters sequel is coming anytime soon, but as a consolation prize, Homefront: The Revolution has the next best thing.
The new DOOM game is surprisingly awesome, and like Wolfenstein and Fallout, it’s full of humorous easter eggs and subtle nods to other games.
Minor spoilers ahead! DOOM is full of great Easter eggs and references but this is a special one. In order to trigger it, you have to die.
The snowy streets of digital New York are hiding a few secrets, if you know where to look.