What better way to celebrate than have a riveting conversation about Easter Eggs? Don’t worry, I’m not talking about the chocolate kind or what it is that they actually signify, but the gaming variant.
Mmmm… my favourite!
Easter Eggs are great, they were originally conceived as a way for developers to get credit for the games they worked on. But Easter Eggs are now a way for developers to tip their hat to their fans, a way to joke about the past, surprise alternate endings or a way to interact with their audience in diabolical ways that go beyond the game.
Easter Eggs are now a staple of video game design, so to help celebrate the long weekend I’ve decided to do a list of some of my personal favourite in-game secrets from some of my favourite games.
Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. It’s also a time for peace, and for caring. Most of all, it is a time for gaming! I mean, who wants to spend their well-earned time off with distant relatives? Lock yourself away, ignore the family and warm yourself up with the love that only a video game can give you.
Around the December period, games developers like to deliver a little festive cheer in the form of add-ons, DLC and updates. Sometimes, these are actually free to download/play and is just a simple way of saying “thank you” for supporting them over the course of the year, it is a time for giving after all. Occasionally, this content can cost you as some developers try monetise every little thing, but that is the capitalist world we live in. To be fair, I avoid these like the plague. Yes, a Santa outfit is very fitting now, but it’s a little out-of-place come January/February and certainly isn’t worth £1.99! Seriously though, who’s buying these things? As it’s the season of giving, this isn’t very Christmassy at all.