October 19, 2021

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“Easter Eggs” in Video Games

"Easter Eggs" in Video Games

Some video games contain secret content or funny hints called “Easter eggs” in English. So let’s go hunting for inedible Easter eggs, but just enjoy …

In the world of video games, an “Easter egg” (meaning “Easter egg” in French) can hide and access an image, message, or secret content through specific actions (key combination, position pointer, etc.). ).

History buffs are delighted with the first use of the expression “Easter egg” from the “adventure” game released for the Atari 2600 in July 1980. At the time, game developers were not mentioned in the credits. Warren Robinet, who worked on “Adventure”, decides that such a situation makes no sense and therefore hides his name, as if a player had placed his character on a specific pixel on a table in the game. Only intensified. Recent examples are here.

Laughs …

In many cases, “Easter Eggs” are jokes from developers to amuse players. This is how the “Secret Cow Level” was born in Blizzard. During the first “Diablo”, “gamers” noticed a field where cows grazed peacefully. Immediately, rumors spread that the animals were entering a secret level. But that is wrong.

Designers, on the other hand, notice this as “Diablo II” (“Diablo II Resurrection” released by Blizard Diablo 2 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X / S .blizzard .com). To learn how to access it, go to the French version of “Diablo Wiki”: https://diablo.fandom.com/fr/wiki/Le_niveau_de_la_vache_secr%C3%A8te.

Apparently, the blizzard reiterated in “Diablo III” (via Blizzard for Windows, Mac OS and Nintendo Switch diablo3.com), But by naming the secret level “not cow level” (to access it, in French: https://www.breakflip.com/fr/diablo-3/guide/diablo-3-niveau-des-vaches-comment-acceder-au-not-the-cow-level-20596)!

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But that’s not all, because there is also a level of players fighting with unicorns. To find out, go to Diablo Phantom in English diablo.fandom.com/wiki/Whimsyshire)!

With such a history, “Minecraft Dungeon” (via Minecraft for Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, www.minecraft.net) Pays homage to the famous secret cow level. And how to have fun is explained in this video, in English, on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxS5OZmQ5tc).

Out of “Diablo” and “Minecraft” “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” (for Nintendo Switch, www.animal-crossing.com/newhorizons). Early recipients will appreciate knowing that your character needs to watch television at home at 3:33 am (yes, early in the morning!).

Always for fun, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” (Call of Duty via Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, www.callofduty.com/modernwarfare) Blowing up teddy bears allows you to cover and look at the confetti … the last roll of toilet paper in this epidemic era! The trick is explained here (cod.tracker.gg/modern-warfare/articles/modern-warfare-aisle-9-last-roll-easter-egg) In English.

And Hitman from “Hitman: Absolution” (via Steam for Windows, store.steampowered.com/app/203140/Hitman_Absolution/) Can see the ice cream truck. At the end of the “End of the Road” mission, kill five vultures in the air. The truck then appears and kills the man in the desert you encountered.

References …

“Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” (Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Series X / S by Ubisoft, www.ubisoft.com), Contains a very elaborate Easter egg. A tribute to the British group The Prodigy and its singer Keith Flint, who died in 2019, will be available by following the steps in this YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD4V3gJLZmY) In English.

Fans of “Streets of Rage 4” (via Steam for Windows and Mac OS, https://store.steampowered.com/app/985890/Streets_of_Rage_4/) Enjoy playing the retro version of the game, thanks to the guidelines, in the Shakespeare language suggested at Prima Games (primagames.com/tips/earn-throwback-achievement-streets-rage-4).

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Waste of (useful) time of the week

Fans of the “GTA” franchise can discover secret places over the Easter Long weekend. In “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” (for PlayStation 2 and 3 via Rockstar Games along with Windows, Mac OS, Xbox One and 360, https://www.rockstargames.com/games/sanandreas), You have to go up the bridge connecting San Fierro to Los Venturas to find a sign with the inscription: “There are no Easter eggs here. Go away. “(” No Easter eggs here. Go away. “)

And “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” (for Rockstar Games for Windows, Mac OS, Xbox and PlayStation 2, https://www.rockstargames.com/games/vicecity), You can find the chocolate egg marked “Happy Easter” by following the instructions in this youtube video in English (www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZxysophL-o).