Showing posts with label Easter Eggs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter Eggs. Show all posts

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Red Dead Redemption: The Whole Story and the Sasquatch Conservancy Ending

Video game developers love to hide extra missions and call them Easter Eggs. In fact we dedicated a whole post to Bigfoot Easter eggs in our post titled Virtual Bigfoot Easter Eggs.

Recently Rock Star, a game developer has revealed a secret mission in the game Red Dead Redemption. At first glance it seems like a Sasquatch Slaughter fest. The hunting down of saquatches in this game offended some people in the Bigfoot community, but most don't realize this is a means to an end. If you follow the story arc all the way to the end you realize the main character was mislead by inaccurate Bigfoot Myths. The ending is quite sympathetic to Bigfoot and, in fact you become quite empathetic towards the big guy, who laments over the killing of his kind. By the story's end you unlock an achievement called "The Birth of The Conservation Movement Completed"

We just wanted to brighten your day by giving you the whole story and to inform you that kids and gamers are actually encouraged to conserve and respect Sasquatch.

Below is the two-minute dramatic dénouement most have not seen. It's a moving speech made by Sasquatch himself and may drive some to tears.

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:'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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