Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2018
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Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2018

August 27, 2019

While I can’t speak for all 2018, 2018 was
a great year in terms of finding discoveries in video games. This is why
I’m hugely honored to be presenting the top 10 craziest video game discoveries
mysteries and easter eggs of 2018. Warframe. Earlier this year the
free-to-play multiplayer game Warframe received a new hub for the game’s second
open-world map. However, for some unexplained reason players entering this
hub encountered an unbelievably enormous bug… literally. And this is supposed to be
a peaceful hub zone in the game where no game enemies were ever supposed to show
up. The mechanical monstrosity is actually known as an Orb and they’re
only known to appear in the event that a player is going around creating too much
chaos in the Orb Valis world. On top of this they’re completely indestructible,
being that they’re designed to instantly end a player’s anarchic free-for-all.
How this metal beast managed to make its way in here is still a complete mystery,
but being that it seems to be interacting with the environment pretty
well I have to ask: how does something like that happen by mistake? Fortnite. Fortnite, love it or hate it
has contained some of the strangest videogame mysteries in recent years, but
none are more perplexing than the discovery made back in August regarding
the mystery of the secret bunker. The mystery began when a completely random
bunker was added into the game in this random spot in Wailing Woods, and
although players have managed to grab a peek inside, there’s been absolutely
nothing found except an empty hole of dirt that extends several feet below the
ground. Even more confusing, there was a marking on the back side of the bunker
that no one had any clue what the hell it was about. This changed a couple of
months ago when JustHereForABitMan pointed out on reddit that the image on
the back of the bunker is actually a texture lifted from Half-Life 2, as this
same exact marking appears as a random graffiti on what are the levels. Not sure
how that’s connected to this bunker but wait a second, is Half-Life 3 in there?
Qbert. In March of this year, researchers at the University of Freiburg in Germany
performed a study using artificial intelligence to see how effectively AI
could complete old-school Atari games. Remarkably, the AI found an exploit in
the game Qbert that shocked all the researchers at the University. At first
the non-human artificial intelligence purposely killed itself, perhaps to get
the enemy towards the bottom of the screen for its the next step of action.
From there it went full course on a completely random pattern, completely
baffling researchers, when suddenly… it managed to enter itself into this never-seen, infinite point spree, where it continued to rack up points endlessly
into the millions. This exploit had never been witnessed before by a human being,
even confusing the original creator of the game. It took this AI only five hours
to learn Qbert and discover an exploit inside that’s been sitting there for
over 35 years. This is sort of one of those things that makes you lie awake at
night thinking about the future of man versus machine. Donkey Kong Country:
Tropical Freeze. On August 2nd of this year a new Easter Egg was found in the
original version of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, four years after its
initial release in 2014. player Shane Marchis posted a video on
Twitter revealing the discovery in the level of Amiss Abyss.
Shane shows us you have to progress to the point of clearing this underwater
cavern, then 180 backward and backtrack your way through the cave. He noticed
that the cavern suddenly became filled with random jellyfish that he had to
avoid that weren’t there before. At the bottom is a barrier of electric sea
vegetation that can only be passed through with a mechanism from before.
Shane figured out that by taking damage he could use Donkey Kong’s temporary
recovery invincibility to pass through the electrical wall and get to the other
side without issue. Now the payoff for this is a little hard to notice but only
if you wait in this exact spot for an extended period of time,
you can spot a tiny Metroid from the Metroid series floating by in the
background. While data miners did manage to dig up a Metroid in the game file
shortly after release in 2014, nobody knew what it had to do at the actual
game until Shaun found it this year as an actual easter egg four years after
release. Making Shaun a definite Oddie winner for keeping real egg hunting
alive. Doom 2. In every map of Doom 2 there’s hidden triggers which need to be
collected in order to gather a hundred percent completion at the end of the
level. However, secret number four on map 15 had
never been solved and the Doom wiki even stated it was broken because of the way
the trigger was placed under a teleporter. All that changed on August
30th of this year when youtuber Zero Master finally figured out there was a
legitimate way of solving it. Zero Master figured out all you had to do was
get this enemy to chase you into this area and then stand in position so that
the teleporter was just behind you. You simply wait for this enemy to come over
and give you a little shove, and boom. He pushes you right underneath the
teleporter and the secret triggers. Now you may reasonably assume that this is
actually an exploit or glitch, but game creator John Romero himself revealed on
Twitter that this is actually the way he always intended it, making Zero Master
this year the first person to ever legitimately 100% Doom 2, only nearly
taking 25 years. Hitman. On October of this year, a Reddit user named – yeah I’m
not pronouncing that – decided to replay Hitman from 2016 when he noticed a
portrait on the wall that he never saw before. Turns out no one noticed it
before, or at least acknowledged it. Developer Martin Elgaard explained on
Twitter he patched it in after the game’s release and it went
completely unnoticed for two years. The picture is a reference to a story in
2012 of a failed repair a Spanish woman did to a centuries-old portrait, which
received international attention for looking like… well. You might think it’s a
little crazy something so obvious like this would go unnoticed for so long, but
then again, look at this one. Player Unknowns Battlegrounds. Player Unknowns
Battlegrounds is an online battle royale game where a deadly electrical field
slowly closes in on players forcing them to get closer and closer in battle as
the circle shrinks and close quarter combat intensifies. However, many players
were annoyed this year as the circle would come to a close and certain
players who were still in the match never showed up inside the circle
towards the end. “Where is this guy? What is this bull [bleep].” To add to their irritation, when
the match ended the missing players who never showed up in the circle were
declared winner. “There was nobody else!” “Bro…” “Wow, bro.” The reason for this it turns out
was actually because a player this year discovered a huge oversight in the game
apparently sitting there since release in 2017. All they had to do was simply
stand there without moving for the match and the circle would close in on them
without doing any damage to them at all, allowing them to hide out of bounds in
the play field completely unscathed while other players fought inside of the
closing circle. While the exploit was instantly patched once word quickly got
out, the discovery goes hands down as the most obvious discovery of the year that
doesn’t make any sense that it took so long to find. “Wow, bro.” Nintendo Golf. In April of
this year, game collector Julian Turner found a mysterious discovery inside the
game of Nintendo Golf, and by found inside I mean literally inside. After
Julian bought a copy a Nintendo Golf & Roller Games at a local flea market,
he noticed both copies were noticeably heavier than his own copies at home.
Julian didn’t venture much further to see what was inside the packages as he
figured that would be tampering with evidence. The packages were turned into
the police, and the discovery is still part of an ongoing investigation. Halo
Reach. Earlier this year the Halo trick clan Termacious Trickocity made their way
into a room in Halo Reach that’s been inaccessible since release eight years
ago. It started in 2010 when the team discovered that the room used for this
cutscene was sitting out of bounds on the level of The Package. When they moved
the free cam into the room they would instantly be booted out, which made it
clear to them it wasn’t going to be easy. The plan began with Termacious Trickocity setting up a line of ghosts in the courtyard towards the beginning of the
level. After getting further through the level,
they used an impressive number of glitches and sequence breaking to get
their way back to the ghosts from earlier in the level, which we’re now floating
out of bounds as the part of the level that they were in had deloaded in order
to load the later parts of the level. They used the line of ghosts as if Halo
was suddenly Mario 64 and coordinated some carefully timed jumps across the
ghosts before they fell into the abyss on touch, and managed to land on a subway
track floating of the out of the bounds. By shooting down a ghost they left earlier
in the level onto the tracks they were able to set themselves up underneath
where the cutscene room sat and launched themselves right into the room.
Considering it took them eight years to figure that out and pull it off I can
only imagine how satisfying it was to finally get in that room, making for one
of the most elaborate out-of-bounds accomplishments of the year, if not of
all time. Monster Max. Number one goes to the strangest mystery of the year that I
found out about from Lerakko of the site who personally came
to me with this discovery on my discord server. Monster Max is a really cool
isometric puzzle platformer from 1994 released by Rare in the UK that never
made it out of the country. It didn’t sell well and it quickly faded into
obscurity. However when Lerakko tried playing it he noticed that each level
was prefaced with a bit of a rhyme that gives you a hint as to what to do in the
level. For instance in level 1-2, you’re looking for an object called the anchor
routine crown, so you finished a level by grabbing the crown and walking
through the exit. Lerakko started to notice nonsensical
words on every level. Fo. Rheert. Acurtine. What did it mean? All
these nonsense words were actually anagrams. And when the nonsense words
were unscrambled in chronological order it spelled out a message that said: Alpha
Centaur Jewel of the Galaxy will soon be destroyed by attack from intergalactic
warships there is only one chance to save our solar system.
According to Lerakko, the message appears to have absolutely nothing to do at the
game as there isn’t mention about space in the slightest.
It appears to be a completely random, extremely obscure hidden message hidden
by Rare over two decades ago, only uncovered this year. What the hell were
they talking about? Is a developer trying to warn us something? Has an
intergalactic-being hijacked this 94 gameboy game to warn us about the future?
Or is it the most likely answer and Rares trolling us again. If you enjoyed
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  1. Fortnite took the texture to steal half lifes popularity fuck fortnight and fuck epic they are dirt just like whats in the bunker call me crazy they show they are dirt show their guilt is taken away

  2. The Half-Life 2 graffiti on the Fortnite bunker is an obvious red herring. They tried to go GTA 5 on everybody with the false mysteries. Nice one.

  3. Well, the HL2 Fortnite Easter egg is next to a pipe drain, you show a clip where you are in the canals. Similar locations. Hence the concrete bunker with the pipe drain.

  4. The only thing John Romero is better at than working on games is being a bullshit artist. There's no way having a Pain Elemental push you into that spot was intentional, especially in Doom 2 which is notoriously rough around the edges. John just can't help himself if there's a chance to spin a fuckup as intentional.

  5. When the enemy in Doom 2 Helps you

    DoomGuy [Look it up that’s one of his names]:Eyy what up wanna be friends?

    Cacodemon:wtf are you talkin about?

  6. Dude that guy who found those packages in a cartridge and gave them to a cop is a idiot number one how will the cops ever find out who did that number two if it was like something expensive you think they would ever give it back number three you prolly missed out on some of the most pure drugs you could have ever gotten dumbo wish somebody cooler found that instead of a lil baby

  7. im tryna find the video with the A.I computer on the spaceship u can talk to nice and it will beat the game for u, help plz

  8. TanstaafI
    I found this when i looked it up.

    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (alternatively, "There is no such thing as a free lunch" or other variants) is a popular adage communicating the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing. The acronyms TANSTAAFL, TINSTAAFL, and TNSTAAFL are also used. The phrase was in use by the 1930s, but its first appearance is unknown.[1]The "free lunch" in the saying refers to the 19th-century practice in American bars of offering a "free lunch" in order to entice drinking customers.
    The phrase and the acronym are central to Robert Heinlein's 1966 science-fiction novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, which helped popularize it.[2][3] The free-market economist Milton Friedman also increased its exposure and use[1] by paraphrasing it as the title of a 1975 book,[4] and it is used in economics literature to describe opportunity cost.[5]Campbell McConnell writes that the idea is "at the core of economics".[6]

  9. 5:44 Reminds of those rock guys from Legend of Zelda. I forgot what they're called but I thing it starts with a g…
    Edit: Just remembered it, they're called Gorons.

  10. >acrutine
    >translates to centaur
    >alpha centaur

    Yeah I agree who needs that “i” I mean it really isn’t necessary

  11. IDK how I never found the Profit taker in Fortuna since I've been playing warframe for 3 years now! And I'was doing bounties there a lot, how much of a tryhard to you have to be to find this?

  12. Just show that are parents there games sucked and they aren't as smart as they think. With the older game I mean.

  13. Half-Life 1(one half) and Half-Life 2(one half] put together makes Full-Life(aka Half-Life 3)

    just something to think about

  14. He should’ve said 2018 was the worst year for gaming, shitty battlefield five and fallout 76, worst game of all, fortnite got popular.

  15. The tanstaafl name you didn't want to pronounce is a rather famous acronym for There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

  16. I got Crapout 4 when it finally went cheap for the GOTY version, and yes I was clever enough to avoid Crapout 76 because I have brain cells and knew it would burn everybody, Bethesda you will NEVER make Crapout 5, don't even fucking try it…..

  17. Omg i didnt knowed about the warframe one and i play it for 200 days

    And its the animation from the exploider orb

  18. That space reference thing is actually a reference to Babylon 5. Watch the show! Then please reply to me 🙂

  19. Hey so I don't know if anybody knows but here goes…. On Hitman 2:silent asassin on Xbox there's a mission a Target is getting surgery on private island or something like that …. Well at some point in the mission if you go back or peep around while trying to make your way in the mansion….. You can notice there's another agent 47 kinda like just watching you…. When you chase him it's impossible to catch him(although I got very close many times) he runs to where you start the mission and goes thru a door that shuts in your face and he's gone…. If you manage to get close enough to get in before the door shuts you blow the f up and just die….. It's weird….

  20. I just saved the world this year from an attack from andromeda on alpha centauri and was god legit for three days i used a black hole to save earth i called one thru jesus christ my spirit brother and father. Arcturus was underattack in the year 2027 earth would be too. We had our own transformers in rigil7 ready to defend earth, but i killed, defeated satan holding off the attack by exiling him into a door of nothingness. Yea a mtg card and then i destroyed my entire mtg collection. By crushing it by a garbage truck. If satan survived this in this realm id be surprised. According to jesus who i mediumed i did it i saved earth and altered the future in a much more favorable way. By lifting the firmament the magical barrier i then became imbued with all the powers of god.

  21. Also was blind for seven days trying to exit the matrix which i cowrote with jesus christ my higherself…and defeated sin and satan for seven days and evolved the heavens and hells. Offering grace to those who dabbled with evil based on their nature and cultural changes. Reducing ego based religion which uses fear to a more freedom based one built in love and forgiveness. And much more i authored with jesus thru transcendence the third testament. I saved the world and if i was not a sci gamer earth would have been well destroyed.

  22. Hello neighbor:a secret is in act 1 you go In your house and go into the upstairs and go in the room in front of the upstairs door.youl see a paper pined on the wall of FGteev it will say FV family or will have chase Shawn michal duddy moony and lexi

  23. Alpha centaur jewel. You guys know that broadcast that got intercepted by aliens and the government said it was a hoax open yo eyes people

  24. 3:57 as opposed to a metroid i believe its a mochtroid. A failed clone of the metroids created by the space pirates that can be found in lower maridia in super metroid. Thia would also explain why its in an aquatic level here.

  25. Fortnite stealing everywhere they go 🤦‍♂🤦‍♂🤦‍♂ now they are stealing even Easter eggs, I hate fortnite

  26. so i was wrong in my first comment alpha centaur is alpha centauri, but there are two alpha centauris, A and B. In the middle of those two stars is Proxima Centauri, now if an inntergalactic spaceship were to tether the three stars they could create a supernova knocking out our galaxy

  27. 1:07

    -the current stage of society

  28. Whoever handed those packages into the police was such an idiot, what if it was filled with diamonds or rubies or sapphires?! What a pus. Oh no maybe there DRUGS in it! So what flush it down the toilet is it is, what the hell do you think the police are gonna do? Have CSI Miami run fingerprints and start doing CGI animations of the crime lol. Those games are sitting in a locker somewhere and the cops probably were making fun of that dude after he left the station. “What a pus” that’s probably what they said lol

  29. Can't believe that dude turned those packets of what I'm guessing to be probably pure hash to the cops 🤦 should've atleast opened them to find out what it was you bought 🤣🤣

  30. That Nintendo Golf cracks me up. I collect nes and I always check the weight of black box games looking for famicom adaptors. Ive gotten lucky a few times… Never that lucky though.

  31. I actually know the origin for the space message it was based on a TV high jacking that relayed said message it was nothing but a hoax

  32. Your videos are fun but you usually stop the story in an unfulfilling way. Like not showing what was inside the room in Halo, not giving any details about the police investigation etc.

  33. The half life fortnite graffiti egg looks a lot to me like a diagram of an electrical circuit. I can see a resistor, wires, and a light in the diagram.

  34. 9:05 there is actually a star system with the name alpha centaur. Its is the closest 2 stars to earth other than the sun and orbit a planet that can sustain life. I hope woever is over there is ok

  35. Lmao its funny because even now season upon season later nothing has ever been done with the bunker in fortnite haha. Also those halo guys were epic

  36. the secret bunk (though i dont know if this has already lead to something) is probably just a simple reference to lost, and also poking fun at half life 3

  37. people may have took years to find it,


  38. In regards to the Warframe one, since this video was released there were some boss fights added that allow you to fight and kill the Orbs. The exploits orb fight is set in a location called Deck 12 which is nearly identical in geometry and layout to the hub area. This is most likely the reason an orb appeared in the hub. It's just a glitch for an unreleased boss fight.

  39. for the monster max one, if rare is trolling then atleast they did their homework. Alpha Centauri (one letter off from Alpha Centaur) is the closest star system to the solar system and is probably where humanity will try to head after the solar system is explored. It has 3 stars Alpha Centaur A and B (Which can be seen from earth) and Proxima Centauri a red dwarf star and is not visible to the naked eye. Proxima Centauri B is the only confirmed planet in the Alpha Centauri system, it also orbits in the habitable zone- where liquid water is possible, also where Earth and Mars are. So good on rare.

    also: paraphrasing wikipedia for the win

  40. Alpha centauri or centaur is a star. Idk what the game developer was talking about when he said intergalactic star ships or some shit like that..

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