Sneaky References Developers Snuck Into Video Games

Ferris Bueller once said, "Life's short -- spend all your time playing video games so you won't miss all the jokes developers have painstakingly hidden in them." Or something like that.

But, hey, we're here to help and maybe even get you to put the controller down and go outside. We asked our readers to show us the humorous easter eggs game makers have hidden for our enjoyment. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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In Borderlands 2 in the Hyperion town of Opportunity Handsome Jack reads Off the names of the most recent worker casualties. Hartnell, W., Troughton,

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Entry by Kevin King

RED DEAD BACX MAKES A SUBTLE REDEMPTION REFERENCE' TO TO FUTURE THE During the intro to Red Dead Redemption, a young girl (Jenny) and a priest are hav

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Entry by tdirty

Let's meet Bernard Gump the <Florist> he sells flowers in stormwind. FLORIST GUMP Thanks, World of Warcraft. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Danzy

HALD obviously owes a debt to the space marines in Aliens, but there's also a reference to the first Alien movie. On the bulletin board outside the br

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Entry by Garrote

In TALES OI MOSKEY SLAIND W ermneet Reginalfwinslow Wait... Why does he and his name fee famifiar? So oguess some developer 000 just liked Family Matt

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Entry by Quo

Iuka Cola In Fallout 3, the inventor of Nuka-Cola is mentioned to be JOHN-CALEB BRADBERTON This name is actually an amalgamation of the inventors of C

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Entry by Kevin King

CRACKED COM STARWARS While playing STAR WARS: FORCE THE THE FORCE UNLEASHED you can UNLEASHED see Jar Jar Binks frozen in carbonite on the wall of Ozz

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Entry by djHanDon

In Grand Theft Autov Trevor has to wake up Floyd at his bed who is wearing pink pajomas in a subtle reference to the band BN 10

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Entry by tdirty

Larion and Muigin from goro. Micin Lario and Muigi. Mario and Luigi. Larion World of Warcraft was tricky with these names, but they dress in in red &

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Entry by Chris Rio

Far Cry 3 contains an insanely obscure FRCRY3 Michael Bolton reference: The in-game handbook's entry on the bad guys starts with the phrase This is t

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Entry by Scott Laffey

CRACKEDcO COM 2:4681516 2842 The Hatch computer from Lost complete with the Valenzetti Equation can be seen in a silo on the Our Mutual Fiend level

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

During a random encounter in Dragon Age Origins called Treacherous Path, the Warden will encounter two corpses and a note that reads: Why, oh why, di

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Entry by DrStrang3love

WASTELAND Captain Ethil Mercaptain In Wasteland 2, you will meet a scientist called Captain Ethil Mercaptain. This is an allusion to an foul-smelling

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Entry by HeikeOtt

While you are working your way through a cave system chester Copperpot full of undead pirates in Torchlight L, you find this skeleton. Wait, what? Yes

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Entry by 17dollarsigns

In Super Sinash Bros. Melee, there is d bonus Called Switzerland It is earned by not attacking or being attacked. 46 ANIG INPHCIAL. B0NIS 22700 DALA

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Entry by Muchuchubacca

In Cthulhu Saves the World the description for raptors (a type Surprisingly adept of enemy) reads at opening doors. a reference to Jurassic Park ETH

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Entry by kompster

SKYRIM. Bleakcoast Cave is the quaint home of a frost troll. A skeleton hanging upside down with a sword just out of reach. It's how Luke Skywalker ch

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Entry by foxjasond

In the DLC episode for the game Ace Phocnix Wrighi Attorney CRAG Dual Destinies You can inspect a shark-shaped cannon, which your partner thinks is us

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Entry by tdirty

CRACKEDC COM The character Bartleby from Dogma can be found (drunk) in World of Warcraft You might have to fight him.

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Entry by Scott Laffey

CRACKED.COM Completing the Promises Of Gold quest in World Of Warcraft earns you GOkK'lok's Shell. Using the item leaves you standing in your skiuvies

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Entry by foxjasond

When you're in a haunted graveyard level in Spelunky, look for a grave marked ASH. Digging it up ASH gives you a almmd shotgun. Hail to the King, Ba

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Entry by Chris Rio

FALLOUT 3 PLAYERS WHO HAVE THE WILD WASTELAND PERK ENABLED MAY FIND THIS SCENE OF CYBERDDGS SITTING AROUND A CARD TABLE... CRAGN ...A REFERENCE TO O

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The Tanners from GTA III and Vice City are both undercover law enforcers, just like the main protagonist, Tanner, from the Driver video game seriES. T

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

Cerberus is a para-military group in Mass Effect 3 named after the three headed dog in Greek Mythology, Cerberus of Hades. Hades is the guardian of th

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Entry by Chris Rio

IN THE HORROR GAME FEAR, WHICH TAKES PLACE ALMOST ENTIRELY WITHIN AN OFFICE BUILDING, THE PLAYER MAY COME ACROSS A RED STAPLER AND UNFINISHED TPS REPO

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Entry by Kevin King

DEAORISINB CRACKED.COM JILL'S SANDWICHES In Dead Rising one of the restaurants the player can visit is called Jill's Sandwiches.This is a reference

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Entry by jofride

In a Red Dead Redemption side quest called Deadalus And Son, you help a man complete his flying machine. In Greek Mythology, Daedalus and his son lc

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Entry by a5dollarshake

Falleut3 The Lone Wanderer's date of birth is 7/13/2258 Is a Biblical reference to Micah 7:13: And the earth will become desolate because of her inha

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