It’s 20 or 30 years ago. You’re working on a videogame. You don’t get any credit for your work, blogs don’t exist, there’s no internet and no fanboys. It’s just you, a crusty old terminal, and got a few spare bytes left in the ROM. What now?
posted by Chrysostom
on Jan 15, 2013 -
has finally hit the streets, and despite a somewhat rocky start
with their controversial promotional ARG (previously
), it looks to be a huge success. Interestingly for such a critically-acclaimed blockbuster, the title's core ideas steam from a pair of concept projects from student design school DigiPen
: the original portal system from Narbacular Drop
) and the sequel's physics-altering gels from Tag: The Power of Paint
). Combine these innovative ideas with some Lost
-meets-Life After People
level design, excellent voice acting
, and top-notch writing, and it's easy to see why so many people called in sick
this past week. But playing the game is just the beginning -- look inside for a collection of easter eggs, story theories, videos, and other goodies from the post-mortem. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Apr 21, 2011 -
JetBlue Airlines' Route map
has a little trick up its sleeve. When the Flash Route Map loads - click on a city, then hold down your computer's SHIFT key and then type the letters P B J.
You will be....surprised. I know I was.
posted by metaxa
on Apr 19, 2006 -
Tips on Finding Easter Eggs
, containing many tactics reminiscent of the Taoist wisdom of Sun Tzu. My favorite: "Wait til' your brothers and sisters find them first, then steal them for yourself."
posted by Shane
on Apr 18, 2003 -
Happy Easter egg hunting
"Could be in computer software, movies, music, art, books, or even your watch. There are thousands of them, and they can be quite entertaining, if you know where to look." [Originally referenced in comment
in Nov 2000, but perhaps worth another swipe.]
posted by Voyageman
on Mar 30, 2002 -
You may have heard of the Dark Side of the Rainbow
, the synching of Pink Floyd
's The Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz. But this isn't the only mystery that surrounds the band. The Publius Enigma
is the story of an anonymous Usenet poster
connected to the band in some way that claimed that The Division Bell album held a very tangible and real prize. Was it a cosmic mystery of an esoteric nature or just a gimmick to sell records?
posted by euphorb
on Mar 28, 2002 -
I wanna easter egg
After seeign the Spider-man easter egg on my new X-men DVD, I was excited to see what other easter eggs my DVD collection has. Well, thanks to the good ole' Web I found this page wich documents them all!
posted by DragonBoy
on Nov 23, 2000 -
(probably my last post about Magnolia) There were a few 'easter eggs' in Magnolia worth mentioning. What may be the first non-555 phone number in a movie
was mentioned, but I can't remember it, if anyone tracks it down, please post. There was the 1-877-TAME-HER number that was mentioned on every ad done by Tom Cruise's character. You can call it and hear a special message. If you don't feel like leaving your computer, you can use dialpad.com
to make the call. Also, at the end credits of the gameshow, they flash a URL, wdkk.com
, which maps to the Magnolia website. At one point, a audience member of the quiz show has a sign that says 'Exodus 8:2' which I looked up
, and it reads 'And if thou shalt REFUSE to let [them] go, behold I will smite all thy borders with frogs'. Usually when I see a movie, I don't pick up on these things, I guess Magnolia really was that
posted by mathowie
on Jan 10, 2000 -