Google hearts the Konami code

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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.)

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