We were looking for those inedible Easter eggs you find hidden in computer software, operating systems, and video games. Instead, we got nothing but a tumbleweed being blown across a stark landscape. A bad question + no T-shirt offered as a prize = a disappointing We Ask You.
Excellent Easter Eggs
We asked you, What’s The Best Easter Egg You Have Ever Seen?
Unfortunately, we endured a woeful response to this question, with only a few people telling us about the best Easter eggs they have ever seen. Perhaps this term isn’t as well known amongst the mainstream as we had assumed. Or perhaps people skipped the post because their brains couldn’t quite fathom what chocolate has to do with technology. It’s a fair point.
Those people who did respond told us of a handful of geeky Easter eggs worth exploring:
- Mortal Kombat 2: The Noob Saibot character was named after series creators John Tobias and Ed Boon.
- Google Image Search: Atari Breakout (Search for “Atari Breakout” to trigger Easter egg).
- Google Search: Zerg Rush (Search for “Zerg Rush” to trigger Easter egg).
- Chromebook: Barrel Roll (Click Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Refresh to trigger Easter egg).
- Microsoft Excel: Flight Simulator (See here for details on how to trigger Easter egg).
Where To Find More Of The Same
With such a disappointing response to this question, we had to explore the Web for more Easter eggs, and we found a comprehensive list on The Easter Egg Archive. This, as the name suggests, is a website dedicated to Easter eggs of all kinds, including those geeky ones hidden in video games, operating systems, and computer software.
The Easter Egg Archive contains thousands of Easter eggs of the sort we were seeking, plus those found in movies, TV shows, music, books, and art. Most entries not only list the Easter egg in question, but also tell you how to trigger it for yourself. Which, if you’re anything like me, means you’ll be busy for the next few hours trying some out.
Comment Of The Week
We received a few great comments, including those from KT, Doomstar64, and Jim B,. Comment Of The Week goes to Callum, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment:
All the Google Easter Eggs – Zerg Rush, Barrel roll, MELIZA, and Atari Breakout being particular favourites!
We chose this comment simply because it names four brilliant Easter eggs all hidden within Google products. I personally wasn’t even previously aware of Meliza, which turns out to be a Martian chatbot hidden within Google Earth. Which helped lift this comment above the others.
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