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It's timely that this week has been filled with news stories about hidden Easter eggs. We've learned recently about singing turrets in Portal 2 and hidden fights in Mortal Kombat, and it got us thinking about some of our favorite Easter eggs from gaming's past. Take a look at some of the industry's more memorable hidden goodies.
The Suicidal Troll (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
With its vast world, we'd forgive you if you never stumbled upon this unfortunate fellow. You'll find him under a bridge southeast of Bravil, and you can grab "A Poorly Scrawled Note" from his body. Upon opening it in your inventory, you'll read his final words:
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Nothing To See Here (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
Like Oblivion, GTA has always featured a massive open world that's perfect for hiding Easter eggs in. If you're one of those that likes exploring every nook and cranny of Rockstar's cities, you may have flown to the top of the bridge that connects San Fierro to Las Venturas. After jetpacking to the top, the only Easter egg you'll find is a self-defeating sign informing you that there are no Easter eggs.
The Silver Button (Hitman: Blood Money)
Out of all of the entries on this list, the one found in Hitman: Blood Money might be the oddest. In the mission "Til Death Do Us Part," you'll find a silver button on the side of a house that you can view through a sniper scope. This will inexplicably summon numerous men in their underpants, who sprint over to Agent 47 and applaud before breaking out into a shin-kicking party. It's pretty amazing, as you can see below.