Category: Technology

Video Games with Amazing Secrets in Them

Video Games with Amazing Secrets in Them

Video game developers have always had interesting thoughts when developing video games. They always wanted to make the gaming experience of the players a little more interesting than what the game could offer, so they would often hide codes, secrets, initials, pictures, words or what else not inside some hardly reached areas. It was popular in the past, and it is popular now, but nowadays with the internet and gaming forums, people talk with each other, share tips, hints, and easily crack the secrets. What used to be a pain in the neck in the past to find is more available now as the days pass by, but some developers took it a little further and are playing hard to get.

We have come up with several examples where secret games, Secret Slots, and mysterious “Easter Eggs” (As The developers are calling these hidden secrets and codes) that you should see, and that was revealed later, after so many years.


Donkey Kong

Developer’s initials are one of the most common secret codes that were found in the games. Some of them were cracked within days, if not hours, and the developers made them easy and available for most of the players, but Donkey Kong’s developer had a different idea in his head.

After more than 26 years, his initials were first cracked after using an Atari 400 home computer. We are now familiar that you can get Landon Dyer’s Initials to appear on the title screen after dying with a certain high score, losing the last life by falling damage, and starting a new game while setting it to the 4th difficulty. How’s that for secret code?


Batman: Arkham Asylum

In the first Batman game by Rocksteady, there was a secret not discovered for three years. This is strange for a modern game to hide a secret this long due to the forums and the communication of the gaming industry.

In this game, there was a secret room with a person called the Calendar Man In it. He would drop some hints about the next game in the series, Batman: Arkham Knight, but the date of your console has to be the same as the date Rocksteady was formed. Good job whoever figured this out!


Splinter Cell

A game developed in 2006 had an interesting ending regarding its secret – one of the developers was so frustrated that no one could crack his secret that he mentioned it publicly in 2010. This is no surprise, as the players had to use several vending machines in different order, perform bizarre tasks, and eventually, five talking seals will appear where you need to rescue them. You would need to make romance with one of them.


Halo 3

Seven years after releasing the game in 2007, developer Adrian Perez mentioned that there is a secret in the loading screen. Players from all over the world wanted to discover it, and finally, someone cracked the secret.

Set the date to 25th of December, and depress both thumb sticks while loading – a new screen saying “Happy Birthday Lauren” will appear, which was a gift from the developer to his wife.

Cats and the Internet

Cats and the Internet

Without a doubt, one of the most searched sites, desired animals, viewed videos, and praised creatures on the internet are the cats. How did an animal that has no intention of returning the love that we as humans give to it, conquered the social media like it does now? Why do we give so much attention to these fluffy creatures when our love is unrequited?

Ever since cats decided to abandon their domestic lands in the Near East and Egypt around 15,000 years ago and went on a journey to conquer the world, they managed to get inside the hearts of people and stick there. Traveling alongside farmers, mariners and even Vikings, the cats managed to spread through Europe and Asia, slowly taking over the world, reaching to America and South Africa, before outnumbering dogs in the world by 75 million. Now, they managed to do it on a different “platform” as well – the internet.

As we are aware, the social media nowadays is filled with animals and their cuteness, performing their skills and showing off in every way. With the popular Memes being the obvious sign of who is ruling the world, cats hold the largest section of it. Many animals have tried, managed to reach the top, most viewed sections of the sites, but were simply smashed by cats and their interesting pictures and acts.

But memes are the least of our “problems”, as cats have gone deeper into our habits. There are people fostering more than 100 cats, opening centres for them, hanging pictures on the walls. Bands play music where cats are the centre point, game producers are creating more and more games where cats are the main inspiration. You can see one of the best slot games on the market called Kitty Glitter is actually inspired by cats and their shininess.

Another famous cat icon is Hello Kitty, who managed to take over many online and land based markets at a quick pace, from games, toys, shops for clothes and you name what else. With the same speed, kit kat overflowed the sweets market and supplies chocolates, cake, and other various tasty and satisfying goods all over the world. They all revolve around cats and use them as their muse and inspiration, with almost certain positive results from the people all over the world.

Yet, the question is still unanswered – Why does the internet love cats so much?

Unlike dogs, which enjoy living with humans, wish they participate in every action, every situation and want to be part of our lives and share the joy, our most beloved animals offer almost no communications with us. You can only see them sharing a mutual interest and interacting with other members of their species in certain situations when they fight or mate. Why are they so attractive to us? Is the cuteness of their fur, elegance while walking, the position and size of their big eyes or something further, unexplained? Maybe ancient Egyptians knew more than we know now, as they praised them as gods? Hopefully, we will find out soon, and unravel this mystery of cats taking over the online world.



Video Game Technology to look out for in 2018

Video Game Technology to look out for in 2018

Every gamer is eager to find out what the next big video game technology innovation will be, what is the path that the technology developers have taken, and what to expect next from them. All of these and similar questions were answered in the annual game developer conference held in Brighton.

There are several topics to cover when we are talking about the future of the video game technology. Only one thing is certain – the path on which the future game technology is walking.

Without a doubt, the invention of the VR was a revolutionary move in the gaming industry– and that’s the path that the game developers have taken! Get ready jump inside the virtual reality while using this innovative gadget.

The VR is the main device that the game developers have put an accent to it is the device that will drive the gaming industry towards the future, and it is the device that hundreds of projects revolve around in the world at this very moment.

There are many advantages that are working together with the VR and drive it towards the top of the gaming technology in recent years. One of the main things is that your hands and feet are free, you can manoeuvre around while your eyes perceive the sensation of a virtual reality. Now, there are many projects working on sensors that will detect arm movement, and, depending on the game, they will be implemented inside the game. This technology is already out on the market with the VR Gloves, which is the primal idea and the father to the VR Hand sensors.

Another interesting thing is the VR Chair that is able to move all over the room, rotate, accelerate fast and drop to the ground, just like in the Assassins’ Creed movie device.

One of the latest video game technology innovations and projects circle around the biggest disadvantage that the VR gadget receiver – it is very isolating. Dave Raynard is one of the guys that took this issue in his hands and is working on a VR that will be social, transporting the user to another place where he can hang out and do cool things together with his friends. This may not seem like a great deal, but it has the power to bring together people who are on the complete opposite sides of the world or meet new people from those areas. Scientists say that 10 minutes in the same virtual room already connects you with the other person, and they are able to recognise each other by the way they move.

It is inevitable that the future of the video games will take us completely into the virtual world, and the more we lose the perception of the real world, the better our gaming time will be. Let’s just hope that there will be restrictions as some people may get lost inside it and forget about the real world. But imagine playing World of Warcraft in 1st person or get a taste of Doom and horror moves it can offer.