Video Game Tuesday: Easter Eggs

Michael Blaker
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This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m talking about a thing I love about video games. It’s all about those Easter Eggs!

Wait you don’t literally mean an actual Easter Egg right?: Of course not, it’s just a term for stuff that is either hidden in plain sight or truly hidden and are things the game makers place in the game for the players to find. Some times it’s an item, a lot of times it’s a name.

So what’s special about them?: Well for one they require people to be well informed, which is great for those of us who love pop culture. I laugh every time I see a funny reference to an obscure series I’ve read or watched. That isn’t to say they are all obscure, some are super obvious. Things like the Mario and Luigi npc’s in Un’goro Crater in World of Warcraft prior to the Cataclysm expansion. But if you don’t pay attention, you’ll often miss these references. Other things like MMO quest names are also obvious references. ┬áThe big reason I enjoy them is it let’s me use the vast amount of stories I’ve partaken in to enjoy a small joke with a game developer.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday! What are some of your favorite Easter Eggs you’ve found, feel free to post them in the comments!

 

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