It seems that individuals have remembered a whole lot of weird, humorous and in some instances wonderful items of trivia, the form of information that you simply’re impossible to stumble throughout outdoors of a thread like this. We open with this absolute stunner from Jan Bart van Beek, the studio director and artwork director at Guerrilla Video games.
This does want one caveat. Tiger Woods’ final recreation because the face of EA’s PGA Tour was in 2013, after which the sequence would take a yr’s hiatus earlier than returning with the primary entry on the Frostbite Engine: Rory McIlroy’s PGA Tour (in 2015), which does not characteristic Woods as his rating had plummeted so badly. In fact, that does not imply the Woods avatar would not have been utilized in growth.
When Tiger Woods golf was moved to the Frostbite engine, it didn’t have help for golf golf equipment. So Tiger Woods makes use of a grenade launcher that’s modeled and animated as if it’s a golf membership. The golf ball is ofcourse a grenade https://t.co/rNQuSF6PW4January 24, 2023
The tweet actually took off and has replies and quote tweets within the tens of 1000’s. I did not learn by means of the whole lot however, of what I did, listed below are among the textual content highlights, with the video ones to comply with.
Furry_Wall: (opens in new tab) “Runescape cows can’t be poisoned as a result of their ‘moo’ prioritizes on the in-game timer over the harm.”
Iron_Jugulis: (opens in new tab) “utilizing spore’s official dr pepper robotic elements, it’s totally doable to make a creature that has no social stats in any way. attempting to socialize certainly one of these creatures will end result within the recreation crashing.”
Thatbluecatboy: (opens in new tab) “In Age of Empires, whereas enjoying on an i486 PC, for those who queued up a unit that might break the max unit restrict on the good time whereas hitting the turbo button to scale your CPU from 133hz to 100hz, each unit on the map could be reassigned to a random participant within the recreation.”
This one’s been identified about for some time however I nonetheless love being reminded of it. Take it away Gavinatorize2 (opens in new tab): “After Snake loses his eye in Snake Eater he can solely see the left portion of the display screen in first individual, and within the 3DS model the 3D slider now not capabilities.”
Altis69: (opens in new tab) “In Halo CE bloom would not improve from firing the weapon however as an alternative from holding the set off. Which means for those who maintain the set off whereas reloading/overheating the weapon will begin firing at full bloom.”
GeeVipah: (opens in new tab) “In Artwork of Combating 3 if the Neo Geo’s inside system clock aligns with a personality’s birthday that character will probably be considerably buffed for that day.”
Christina Tasty: (opens in new tab) “Marlon Brando’s final efficiency was presumably an easter egg in The Godfather recreation. He required an Oxygen masks in previous age however he nonetheless recorded some strains. Naturally they had been unusable, so when Don Corleone is in hospital you’ll be able to observe again and listen to his recorded strains.”
GothieCollie: (opens in new tab) “The unique Xbox port of Half-Life 2 has an unique glitch the place you’ll be able to kill Alyx in Pink Letter Day by putting a barrel behind her by the merchandising machine. In contrast to later Alyx deaths the cutscene continues on for a bit with awkward pauses the place Alyx needs to be earlier than crashing.”
Within the Amiga recreation “Mad Professor Mariarti”, Designer Matt Furniss hid this message for individuals attempting to crack the sport pic.twitter.com/5OFqJDXujSJanuary 24, 2023
Attempt to think about some Amiga hacker entering into the recordsdata of Mad Professor Mariarti and being greeted by “hello hacker fucker (opens in new tab).” Arduous to not think about that in Shodan’s voice.
DrakennierPT: (opens in new tab) “There is a absolutely modeled 3D file of Neo from Matrix in Drakengard’s database.”
KabscOrner: (opens in new tab) “As a result of Monster Hunter doesn’t have any voice performing, and since English isn’t a language with a pronunciation information, the primary time ‘Rathalos’ is ever spoken out loud is in Steel Gear Strong: Peace Walker.”
Naturally there’s some nice Bethesda stuff, showcasing each the studio’s ingenuity and tendency in the direction of jank.
In Fallout 3, the outro sequences are simply 29 doable video recordsdata glued collectively.However with New Vegas having extra outro slides, they as an alternative positioned the participant infront of a large projector like display screen, and positioned an NPC behind it, enjoying the voice strains named Ron The Narrator… pic.twitter.com/mhVc288apwJanuary 23, 2023
In Oblivion, the Bravil fort steward, Dro’Nahrahe, by chance had her house coded as a home in Bruma, a distinct metropolis midway internationally map.Every single day she walks that pink line till she is inevitably killed by wildlife or another roaming risk. Often on day one. pic.twitter.com/U6DR6JjK8tJanuary 22, 2023
Oh, additionally, in Oblivion there is a NPC who will beat up his personal spouse and kill his personal canines as a result of the devs managed to fuck up his aggression degree and forgot to inform him that they are imagined to be part of his household pic.twitter.com/WPwfM9BtYkJanuary 22, 2023
In Skyrim, for those who use a flame spell for about 5-10 seconds on the Mysterium Xarxes, contained in the Mythic Daybreak museum, it would flip right into a bucket that can’t be interacted with in any manner.As seen right here. https://t.co/S4GHIPQQXYJanuary 22, 2023
Some absolute mysteries, like this mug destined to drift in a void endlessly in Portal 2.
Within the closing chapter 6 map in Portal 2, there’s a wood-textured, glowing mug floating far out of bounds. I discovered it as a child however have not ever seen anybody point out it pic.twitter.com/6HrHcxdDu2January 23, 2023
Or this take a look at map for Half-Life 2 discovered within the pre-release leak.
this take a look at map from the 2003 hl2 leak pic.twitter.com/TR9HOlKLIUJanuary 22, 2023
A weird Daytona 2 curio:
Each observe in Daytona USA 2 has a secret Begin Button functionHolding it within the Knowledgeable Course causes some generators to spin, however for those who someway maintain the button down for a complete lap… pic.twitter.com/SDlEsbARO7January 24, 2023
Spore has one too:
In Spore (2008), there’s a “Cake Editor” hidden within the recordsdata that consists solely of a flowery plate and no elements. No person is aware of its goal to today. pic.twitter.com/hwvYfC7OBCJanuary 22, 2023
And a particular component in some variations of Vegetation vs Zombies.
in particular releases of pvz there’s a ridiculously uncommon likelihood for a zombie to simply straight up have a nut allergy and die from consuming a wall/tall-nut pic.twitter.com/TEj8GCXGPPJanuary 23, 2023
One other couple of Valve-related ones, oldies however goodies:
The face reference for Eli Vance in Half-Life 2 was just a few homeless(?) man named Larry “The Rely” Heard, who Valve workers discovered on the road holding up an indication saying he was searching for work. pic.twitter.com/Wx8Y1cBZ0VJanuary 22, 2023
supply video games since half life 1 nonetheless use the unique quake mild flicker pic.twitter.com/wpu3lUPUkKJanuary 22, 2023
The identification of each individuals seen within the Valve logos are nonetheless a thriller, with Valve themselves additionally having no concept (the bald man was just a few dude they pulled off the streets) pic.twitter.com/6h5P6Fo04gJanuary 22, 2023
DMC5 accommodates a newspaper from when Osama bin Laden was killed:
in satan might cry 5, there is a hidden newspaper within the van that has the headline from when bin laden was killed. pic.twitter.com/iOqaW33fstJanuary 22, 2023
Superior comparability shot of toys and Doom weapons:
a whole lot of traditional doom weapons are pictures of toy weapons was sprites. The doomguy’s fingers are Kevin cloud, iD software program’s artist pic.twitter.com/MjgCNEbHS2January 22, 2023
Each time I attempt to end this text, I come throughout one other that simply must be in, like this from Josheola: (opens in new tab) “The creator of NBA Jam is such an enormous Detroit Pistons fan that he rigged the sport so they might have a greater shot at beating the Chicago Bulls. In an in depth recreation, if a participant on the Bulls takes a last-second shot, they are going to at all times miss.”
Unbeatable within the truest sense. I’ll finish by sharing certainly one of my very own favorite items of videogame trivia, which is sort of easy: Bear in mind Croc (opens in new tab)? That started as a pitch to Nintendo for a 3D Yoshi recreation. It’s important to say the large N made the correct name.