Even as Google grows bigger and bigger, its developers continue to slip little Easter eggs into their applications. It’s never anything huge – just little inside jokes which serve as a reminder that there are living, breathing people behind the otherwise faceless applications.
As Blogoscoped points out, one of these people has infused a bit of gamer lore into Google Reader. Log in, make sure you’re at the “Home” page in reader, and punch in the oft-celebrated Konami code: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A
I won’t ruin the fun for the folks who want to check it out for themselves – but for the lazy or Google account-less, here’s a screenshot.
(There are actually two changes to be noticed – bonus points if you can spot’em both.)
- Founded 1998
- Overview Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. The company’s product portfolio includes Google Search, which provides users with access to information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places as well as builds systems recognizing speech and understanding natural language; Google Now, which provides information …
- Location Mountain View, California
- Categories Software, Video Streaming, Email, Search, Information Technology, Blogging Platforms
- Founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin
- Website http://www.google.com
- Full profile for Google
- Founded 1969
- Overview Konami Corporation is major Japan-based game developer and publisher. It operates in three areas: Digital Entertainment (producing video games, arcade games, and toys), Health and Fitness (operating fitness clubs), Gaming and System (developing casino gaming machines). (NYSE: KNM, TYO: 9766)
- Categories Fitness, Entertainment, Gambling, Video Games, Health and Wellness, Toys, Games
- Website http://www.konami.co.jp
- Full profile for Konami
- Founded 2013
- Overview Reader is an online social networking portal that enables readers to make friends with each other, explore new books, and create their own book shelves. Reader was launched in 2013.
- Categories Education, Private Social Networking
- Website http://reader.vn/
- Full profile for Reader