PiXelhunting Eastereggs

 

PixelAnt

An Easter Egg is an hidden joke in games, movies, cd/Dvd’s or books. Just like real easter eggs they are hidden and you have to go look for it to find them. With the introduction of the internet the search for Easter Eggs have gotten a whole lot easier since you can just look them up and if your lucky you will most probably also find a video of how to find the hidden joke.

Some of the funniest Easter Eggs i know of are the appearance of RD2D (the funny Star Wars robot) in the 2009 and 2013 Star Trek movies as well as in hieroglyphs in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the lost Arc. In the GTA: Vice City videogame there was a hidden room with an actual easter egg on a pedestal and in Day of the Tenticle if you played as Bernard you could play an other computer game on a certain computer ingame… the whole game of Maniac Mansion! There are also plenty hidden tracks on various music albums when you leave it on after the cv/dvd ends and some famous hidden messages could be find on vinyl records by playing them backwards.

PiXelhunting originates from the oldstyle point-and-click adventures (videogames) in which you needed to click on a particular spot on your screen to pick up or activate an object. These objects could vary in size and if the developer made the item small enough you were actually looking for a dot (piXel) on your screen to click to be able to go on with the game… that searching for the right piXel is also known as piXelhunting. It was known to be implemented to make the game more difficult or at least to have the player spent time playing the game since searching for piXels among thousands of others could be very time consuming. It was also a very easy way to hide Easter Eggs into a videogame but not the most original way i must add. As much as i like to find Easter Eggs in the games i play, especially with funny references to other games, the devs or funny jokes made in these hidden secrets, i do hate it when the developers hides the Easter Egg behind a certain piXel making the Easter Egg hunt a PiXelhunt instead.    Single Ant1-1

Can you tell me if you have ever encountered a cool or funny Easter Egg on an album, in a movie or videogame?

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2 thoughts on “PiXelhunting Eastereggs”

  1. Great post! I used to actively hunt for Easter eggs back when I had way fewer obligations and far more free time, so mine go back to, oh … the original LOTR dvds. But I’ve never forgotten how much fun it was to find those hidden little treasures, so I now bury inside jokes in all of the corporate videos I produce. If someone’s paying reaalllly close attention (or being forced to watch the same thing for umpteenth time) they may notice that the serial number on a fire extinguisher is R2D2, for example, or that a character’s shoes change color every time we cut back to her. 🙂

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    1. Funny thing i usually do when i see a movie or series is to check IMDB.com afterwards for flukes and inconsistencies… Some of them are hilarious and some just plain dumb! 😂

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