Saturday, April 3, 2010

Virtual Bigfoot "Easter Eggs"

Our post title has Easter Eggs in quotes because we are not talking about the hard-boiled easter eggs children search for every easter. We are talking about the virtual easter eggs hidden in several types of media. I'll let Wikipedia do the explaining:

A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, web page or video game. The term was coined—according to Warren Robinett—by Atari after they were pointed to the secret message left by Robinett in the game Adventure. It draws a parallel with the custom of the Easter egg hunt(s)...

Its like trying to find Alfred Hichcock's cameos in his own movies or trying to find Al Hirschfeld's daughters name, Nina, in his famous charactures.



But we are all about Bigfoot right? So a little known fact is video game programmers like to hide Bigfoot in their games. While there are about a dozen reported Bigfoot Easter eggs in video games, we picked the best three we could find screen shots for.


1. America's Army: Q-Course Bigfoot.
One of the most complicated Bigfoot Easter Eggs to find. Requiring users to click this, type that, walk here, go there. In the end you have Bigfoot staring at you from a spaceship. Interesting note: America's Army (also known as AA or Army Game Project) is a series of video games and other media developed by the United States Army and released as a global public relations initiative to help with recruitment. Src: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Army



2. Grand Theft Auto
This is a clever one. The clue to reveal Bigfoot is actually based on the shape of the map. The shape your looking for? None other than a Bigfoot print.




3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
On the 12th and 17th holes on Sahalee Country Club, look beyond the green and you will see bigfoot watching you.








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