Gaming's hidden messages

Subliminal messages? Hidden Easter Eggs? Or are you just looking for things that aren't really there? While the film world has the topless woman in The Rescuers or advertising has the suggestive image in a cube of ice in a coke ad, games have been just as controversial too. Sometimes, though, we have to say it’s legitimate. Now, some of these are a bit creepy (and slightly unsuitable for minors), so be warned. Let’s start with WarioWare Touched on DS.

It definitely says “I grant this kid to hell” or “I have granted kids to hell” depending on your own personal opinion. Of course, it’s just made up of Ashley’s words, picked out by the fast-forward feature as it skips over certain parts of the track. Maybe it was deliberate… it fits with her Emily Strange-like character, after all. But we're creeped out by it.

God of War II has a hidden message that appears in the sky when you trigger a secret orb stash, echoing the words of Robert Oppenheimer, the 'father of the nuclear bomb'. When Oppenheimer saw the world's first nuclear test in 1945, he said: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds" based on verse 32 from Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu script. And there it is, written slowly in the sky above Kratos – perhaps because of all the power you just absorbed. Eerie, huh? By the way, this video has no sound, but it's the clearest one we could find visually.


  • fireall816 - July 7, 2009 12:12 a.m.

    if u zoom 2 400 % it says "clear"
  • DasavageJ - June 30, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    These were hilarious, especially the Sonic and Mario ones lol. Also if your looking for a game FULL of easter eggs try MGS4, like when your fighting the Beauties/Beasts in there bare female form and you look at them through the camera they pose like models. here's a link to show any that care: anyway nice article GR.
  • secretsearcher - June 25, 2009 7:46 p.m.

    The sonic one made me laugh.
  • LieutenantCipher - June 14, 2009 4:46 a.m.

    also, could've sworn it says CAR in the Bungie logo, everything else doesn't look remotely close to letters
  • jello500 - May 1, 2009 11:02 p.m.

    gay gay gay gay gay
  • - April 18, 2009 1:28 a.m.

    In MP3,it says "Wii is awesome" when it has the random data flow in the beginning.
  • nicksayswatzup - April 17, 2009 4:29 a.m.

    Ep1c failLlllllllz0rz Wtf/ no PoRtL?!1 the CakE Is a LIe11111 aNd so is Gamsraider1111111 thi artIcLE dIED of DysEnTARy
  • WBxRelentless - April 12, 2009 9:41 a.m.

    haha in gta vice city.. candy suxxx? haha
  • thephntm - April 10, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    tnx for no screamers. PS the optimus prime door is hilarious!
  • hockeyd44 - April 2, 2009 9:53 p.m.

    Don't forget the sign found at the UNLV level in rainbow 6 vegas. Found in the "quad" it says emo kids suck.
  • fireall816 - July 7, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    i mean on the halo
  • _D-Man_ - June 24, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    i didnt get any7thing out of the ds one lool at the AC door. alot of hidden messages in GTA IV too.
  • Warp3 - June 14, 2009 5:10 p.m.

    The one in GTA3 isn't really much of a "hidden message" as that's just the name of the Liberty City baseball team in that game (it's mentioned on the radio multiple times, after all).
  • LieutenantCipher - June 14, 2009 4:45 a.m.

    lol, Real mature GTA XD Funny though - I've palyed AC a hell of a lot of times and I never came across a door like that; or I just didn't notice it, better go play it again just for shits and giggles
  • Spybreak8 - June 11, 2009 2:40 a.m.

    lol no the halo thing said caching!
  • civver - June 7, 2009 11:41 p.m.

    Don't put the subtitles under the audio clips! It enhances pareidolia.
  • midgiemelendez - May 21, 2009 8:10 p.m.

    maybe the halo 3 thing said "CHANGE" huh? Obama, change we can believe in (or something like that)
  • Gamefreak1234 - May 15, 2009 7:06 p.m.

    Thank god. No screamer. But another one about halo 3. Who could ever forget the backwards auido files when you would look at a terminal! There classic, and anyone can hear 'em. Oh, BTW, where is the optimus prime door.
  • SwampRock - May 7, 2009 10:45 p.m.

    for a village. i thought the sonic one was gonna be a screamer or the first one.
  • hyperboy - April 19, 2009 5:31 p.m.

    oh and about the tomb stone that says here lies link was meant that final fantasy 1 buried legend of zelda.

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