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Submitted by GamePodunk 780d ago | opinion piece

Mind Blown: 4 Hidden Game Details You Never Noticed

GP writer Jared discusses four hidden video game details you may have never noticed until now. (3DS, Culture, Doom, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, Shadow of the Colossus)

MHenderson  +   780d ago
I actually knew the Metal Gear thing, but I never noticed any of that other stuff, especially the SotC thing... I love when a game drops some sweet references, but keeps it hewn subtle so you don't have it thrown in your face.
Kin23g  +   780d ago
Ever tried switching controllers when fighting Psycho Mantis in MGS4? Greatest Easter Egg of all time.
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Maester07  +   780d ago
Psycho Mantis made an appearance in MGS4???

Seriously though yeah I do remember it and it was fantastic, also amusing on Twin Snakes.
ginsunuva  +   780d ago
MGS had so many ridiculous and hilarious easter eggs and hidden features that you'd think Kojima is crazy for making such complex and advanced games, hours of cutscenes, and then putting in a hundred easter eggs into each game.

The End dying after a week, Psycho Mantis controllers, Hideo 2, Codec "thoughts", Psycho mantis reading your saves, Camera zoom-ins, ZOE marks everywhere, bikini posters, and so many other things.
knowyourstuff  +   779d ago
lol I know right, an easter egg which refers to a previous easter egg.

I liked how there is an easter egg conversation which I know of but never actually found successfully, a conversation in MGS3 via codec, you need to call right after fighting Ocelot, and you get information about Ocelot, that he was born on a battlefield, the same battlefield The Boss gave birth at, same year, which was the confirmation that Ocelot is The Boss' son.
Jockamo  +   779d ago
I freaked out when I heard you could kill The End by changing your clock on your playstation or sniping him earlier in the game...hideo you're a nutball
theEx1Le  +   779d ago
Sniping him, and then watching the wheel of his chair after the explosion come flying towards you is one of the best lol situations I've ever had in a game. Good times.
Jio  +   780d ago
Wow, I need to go back and replay some of those games. Why don't developers put stuff like this in games anymore so people have a reason to go back and play again?
Soldierone  +   780d ago
That effort is either put into tacked on multiplayer or overpriced DLC these days..... :/

That or publishers are pushing for such tight timeframes and yearly releases that its simply just hard to get this deep. Heck a lot of games release broken because of this, let alone wanting them to add in small details lol
Summons75  +   779d ago
because why have hidden things you can feel proud of when you find it (or stupid for never noticing it the first couple times you play) when you can have an Achievement for them telling you where to look and how to get it!

Seriously though, hidden stuff is why I use to love talk to friends about gaming. Tell them something they didn't or learn something new. Good Times, Good Times
joab777  +   779d ago
The internet is a wonderful thing but unfortunately today, it does ruin everything about a game almost immediately after release. It would b hard to hide anything these days. Seriously, I avoid looking at any news sometimes just to avoid ruining my experience...mass effect 3?
KrimsonKody  +   779d ago
Lol, I agree;
There was a time when secrets & easter eggs were hot, before they were even called "easter eggs".
Which reminds me of a very funny story;
I remember a friend of mine could never really find a secret 1st to brag about, so one day, be had cut out an image of Raiden & the Mortal Kombat 2 logo (from an EGM mag) & pasted it on a Sega Genesis cartridge, like the official game, before it came out. He then carried the game around boasting that he had it 1st & no one else does.
Then he would tell you to call him if you wanted to hear it, then he would "remix" the sound test from MK1 & other games to make it sound like a new game, @ most.
We got our biggest laugh when the glue he used did'nt hold up well, which began to peel away, revealing a Mega Turrican cartridge!
Lmao!
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dead_eye  +   779d ago
Well probably because two of them on the list are only covers not in game. Oh and developers still do put easter eggs in them.
boybato  +   780d ago
metal gear is filled with easter eggs such as what was mentioned in the article. cool thing is even tru repeated gameplay some of which are easy to miss...
grailly  +   780d ago
WTH? how did I never notice doomguy was only holding one gun? I feel so dumb
MagicAccent  +   780d ago
Same :P
rej101  +   779d ago
He's holding two on the game title screen though. That's probably what everyone is used to seeing. They probably should have included that in the article.
onegirlgeek  +   780d ago
Great finds! I love video game easter eggs. :)
yoshiroaka  +   780d ago
cool stuff! I missed them all :(
ZeroChaos  +   780d ago
Hate to be a ass but there are only 3 game details mentioned. It says 4...Am I missing something?

Also that third one is a lot like Dead Space 1 where the word of each letter of each level spells out a secret in the game.
strangelove  +   780d ago
The Duke Nukem and DOOM entries were originally separate, but since they both dealt with artwork they ended up being combined. So there's still technically four entries, just two of them are in the same category.
RedSoakedSponge  +   780d ago
you should learn to count lol.
FinaLXiii  +   780d ago
awesome stuff more of these articles is what we need.
kasser  +   780d ago
The Doom poster was surprising to me. Unfortunately modern games rarely use detailed art posters for promotions.
bubblebeam  +   779d ago
most of them recycle the same military guy, maybe with differnt colours on different parts of the body.
With various random military vehicles.
Soldierone  +   780d ago
I knew of the MGS one and the Doom one. Both my favorite games, and being a photoshop person I play with the Doom cover all the time lol
Wintersun616  +   780d ago
Now this is what I would call game journalism. A refreshing change from all the doom and hate articles.

*clicks on "gamepodunk.com": Story quality? Excellent.*
RandomDude655  +   779d ago
"Hidden game details that are doomed"

lol
Old McGroin  +   780d ago
All cool spots. Especially like the Doom spot. Anyone have any links to other articles like this?
Tikicobra  +   780d ago
Wasn't that only 3?
Old McGroin  +   780d ago
Metal Gear, Duke Nukem, Doom and Shadow Of The Colossus = 4
Ryatta  +   779d ago
it's 4... However I'm not counting Doom and Duke Nuken as there not secrets in the games but promotion art work... Though I still didn't know about any of them other then MGS.
BitbyDeath  +   780d ago
Cool article, rated up
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jjb1981  +   779d ago
Mgs5 on ps4!
-Gespenst-  +   779d ago
Nimrod also had his soul broken up into parts I think...

I thought this article was going to mention the secret garden in SotC, but yeah, the Nimrod thing's pretty widely known.
Sainox16  +   779d ago
You learn something new everyday I guess :)
KrimsonKody  +   779d ago
Great article.
Wish that there was @ least 10 on the list, but 4 is fine to start with.
This article also reminds me;
I still have to get the Ico/SotC collection.
I beat both games already, but they are pure-classics, they belong in my home.

PS; random easter egg
Who remembers that Contra: Hard Corps easter egg/secret ending, where you climb 'that' wall out of sheer curiousity (you know which wall), then you meet that skeleton guy in a tuxedo who wants to recruit you for a fight in an arena, which eventually gets you blasted back in time & you're forced to marry a ape & rule prehistoric time?
Lol! I hated that the 1st time I experienced it, because I had no idea it was gonna end my game.

Oh, PPS;
Did you know that Fortunes' father, Scott Dolph, is the real name of one of the voice actors?
It's in MGS2:SoL credits!
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isarai  +   779d ago
Already knew all of this, good stuff though

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