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The phrase "thx2allgamefans!" can be found written on the Switch Pro Controller's motherboard, just above the right analog stick; the positioning of this message allows it to be easily viewed by holding the right analog stick in the down position and peering through the surrounding socket.
Contributed by game4brains
If you type in "Game Grumps" at the Museum Entrance, secret text will appear saying:

"Far behind the inventor you see a poster for Game Grumps, the popular internet series hosted by Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan. The poster is bright orange with text in BD Cartoon Shout font, and it features caricatures of the show's hosts sporting grump expressions.

[Note: This Easter Egg is brought to you by Vitas Varnas without the knowledge or participation of the Game Grumps, members of their families, deceased relatives, or people they hang out with in pubs.]"

This is a reference to the internet let's play channel Game Grumps and their logo which uses the font style mentioned above. Actor Vitas Varnas was also the one who had inserted the Easter Egg into the game, who has often contributed games to the show.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
In the US release of the Game Boy Advance port, a hidden developer message can be found in the game's files. The message is of a copypasta that circulated via emails and groups during the mid-90s. The message reads:

I LIKE MONKEYS. I like monkeys. The pet store was selling them for five cents a piece. I thought that odd since they were normally a couple thousand each. I decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth. I bought 200. I like monkeys. I took my 200 monkeys home. I have a big car. I let one drive. His name was Sigmund. He was retarded. In fact, none of them were really bright. They kept punching themselves in their genitals. I laughed. Then they punched my genitals. I stopped laughing. I herded them into my room. They didn't adapt very well to their new environment. They would screech, hurl themselves off of the couch at high speeds and slam into the wall. Although humorous at first, the spectacle lost its novelty halfway into its third hour. Two hours later I found out why all the monkeys were so inexpensive: they all died. No apparent reason. They all just sorta' dropped dead. Kinda' like when you buy a goldfish and it dies five hours later. Damn cheap monkeys...I didn't know what to do. There were 200 dead monkeys lying all over my room, on the bed, in the dresser, hanging from my bookcase. It looked like I had 200 throw rugs. I tried to flush one down the toilet. It didn't work. It got stuck. Then I had one dead, wet monkey and 199 dead, dry monkeys. I tried pretending that they were just stuffed animals. That worked for a while, that is until they began to decompose. It started to smell real bad...I had to pee but there was a dead monkey in the toilet and I didn't want to call the plumber. I was embarrassed...I tried to slow down the decomposition by freezing them. Unfortunately there was only enough room for two monkeys at a time so I had to change them every 30 seconds. I also had to eat all the food in the freezer so it didn't all go bad...I tried burning them. Little did I know my bed was flammable. I had to extinguish the fire. Then I had one dead, wet monkey in my toilet, two dead, frozen monkeys in my freezer, and 197 dead, charred monkeys in a pile on my bed. The odor wasn't improving. I became agitated at my inability to dispose of my monkeys and to use the bathroom. I severely beat one of my monkeys. I felt better. I tried throwing them way but the garbage man said that the city wasn't allowed to dispose of charred primates. I told him that I had a wet one. He couldn't take that one either. I didn't bother asking about the frozen ones. I finally arrived at a solution. I gave them out as Christmas gifts. My friends didn't know quite what to say. They pretended that they like them but I could tell they were lying. Ingrates. So I punched them in the genitals. I like monkeys.

This same message can also be found in the Game Boy Advance release of Hot Wheels: Velocity X which was also developed by Saffire Corporation.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
An unnamed programmer, "The Hanafuda Captain", hid a message in the NES Classic Edition's code that reads:

"This is the hanafuda captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3...2...1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don't break everything! Cheers, the hanafuda captain."

"Hanafuda" is a reference to the playing cards Nintendo sold before entering the video game business.
Contributed by Kakariko Kid
In each game the texture for Ness's yoyo includes the year of the game's release. "2001" for Super Smash Bros. Melee, "2008" for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and "2014" for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Guile has a special introduction against Rugal Bernstein, where he cuts a statue of himself in half with a Sonic Boom before Rugal destroys the base with a Reppuuken. This is in reference to The King of Fighters '94, where Rugal has a statue of Guile amongst his various trophies. Given how he makes his "statues", this implies Rugal had fought Guile in their universe and used his body to create his statue.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Hongyu Wu, a Chinese Overwatch player, lost his life whilst bravely chasing a motorbike thief on May 23rd, 2016.

A memorial was placed in his honor on the Control Center map of Lijiang Tower, where the name "宏宇" (Hongyu) is placed on one of red team's space suits. The phrase "英雄不朽" (Heroes never die) is also added to the background behind it.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
The true ending of Chakan actually occurs AFTER the ending text and credits. Following the credits, the player is taken to a screen showing an emptying hourglass. After waiting for 90 seconds, the message "not the end" appears and the true final boss battle begins.
Contributed by DarkChojin
Batman: Arkham Knight
Before the boss fight against the Arkham Knight in his tunnel excavator, the Arkham Knight says that he asked if the excavator came in black, a nod to the line from the Christopher Nolan film Batman Begins.

The Arkham Knight also remarks how Batman always "gets knocked down only to pick himself up again." This is another nod to a line spoken in the film. Spoiler:Additionally, the Knight says he learned this from an "old friend". Because Alfred is the one who spoke the line in the film, this is also a hint at the Arkham Knight's true identity.
Contributed by Boyobmas
The Planets
At location 23780 in the .tap dump found in the game's files, there's a hidden message that says "POKES CAN PERMENTLY BUGGER YOUR SPECTRUM".
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation
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Once you defeat the CAT-209 boss, it will say a message in binary code. Once translated it says "FUCKYOUNERD".
Contributed by SpexGuy1118
Emily is Away
Choosing certain screen names at the beginning of the game will unlock unique profile pictures as well some special messages and responses from Emily:
• Flowey - Unlocks a profile picture of Flowey from Undertale and allows the player to use his quotes from Undertale in the beginning of the game.
• Doge - Unlocks a profile picture of Doge, and will make Emily say "Very icon. Such cool" at the beginning the game.
• Clippy - Unlocks a profile picture of Clippy, the default Microsoft Office Assistant and allows the player to use quotes Clippy normally says in Microsoft Office during the beginning of the game.
• NyanCat - Unlocks the Nyan Cat profile picture and will make Emily ask the player how the Nyan Cat song lyrics go during the beginning of the game.
• Kappa - Unlocks a profile picture of Kappa and will make Emily say "In Kappa we trust" at the beginning of the game.
• Portal - Unlocks a profile picture for Portal and will cause Emily to say "Hello test subject 1209 this experiment will test the emotional imbalances of human teenagers and at the end, there will be a party with cake! :)" at the beginning of the game.
• Hyrule - Unlocks a profile picture of the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda series and will make Emily say "Its dangerous to go alone. Take this! Oops, not sure that helped" once you begin the game.
• Dota - Unlocks the Dota profile picture and let's the player choose unique messages in the beginning of the game.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Grand Theft Auto V
East of the rock quarry a mysterious underwater hatch can be found, with light shining out of the small window. The hatch itself is very similar to the one seen in the television series Lost and emits a morse code in the form of a banging sound. This code can be translated to "Hey, you never call, how d'you fancy going bowling?", referencing Roman Bellic from Grand Theft Auto IV.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Doom (2016)
The Cyberdemon's theme has hidden pentagrams and 666's that can be viewed in the song's spectrograph.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
In shrines, after placing the Sheikah Slate to download runes, Hylian text begins to run down the stalactite above it. Portions of the text have been translated to read "NOW LOADING DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR" and "ALL YOUR BASE ARE". The latter phrase is a reference to Zero Wing, a 1989 game infamous for its horrible English dialogue that spawned the iconic phrase "All your base are belong to us".
Contributed by Kakariko Kid
If you attack the dummy inside of the ruins, but attack and miss it nine times in a row, a text will pop up saying "Dummy tires of your aimless shenanigans." This will automatically end the battle, earning you 0 gold and 0 XP.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
During then credits after the Spoiler:pacifist run, if you dodge everything, yellow text will appear saying "Incredible work! Somewhere, felt a door opening...!". This unlocks a door in Snowdin Forest.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Naming the fallen child a certain name will give you unique messages after you chose it. Some names will also do certain things. Here is a list of names that give you unique messages and do certain things:

• Flowey - Message will say "I already CHOSE that name" and prevents you from using that name.
• Alphys - Message will say "D-Don't do that" and prevent you from using that name.
• Alphy - Message will say "....OK????"
• Toriel - Message will say "I think you should think of your own name, my child" and prevents you from using that name.
• Sans - Message will say "nope." and prevents you from using that name.
• Papyru - Message will say "I'LL ALLOW IT!!!"
• Shyren - Message will say "...?".
• Asriel - Message will say "..." and prevents you from using that name.
• Napsta or Blooky - Message will say "............ (They're powerless to stop you.)"
• Frisk - Will initiate hard mode.
• Temmie - Message will say "hOI!"
• Aaron - Message will say "Is this name correct? ;)"
• Woshua - Message will say "clean name".
• Bratty - Message will say "Like, OK I guess".
• Catty - Message will say "Bratty! Bratty! That's MY name."
• Asgore - Message will say "You cannot" and prevents you from using that name.
• Gerson - Message will say "Wah ha ha! Why not?".
• Chara - Message will say "The true name". Removing the name from a save file will make the name be given by default.
• Gaster - Causes the game to go back to the intro, making the game not let you use that name without hacking.
• Bpants - Message will say "You are really scraping the bottom of the barrel".
• Jerry - Message will say "Jerry".
• AAAAAA - Message will say "Not very creative...?".
• Murder or Mercy - Message will say "That's a little on-the-nose isn't it...?".
• DrakGigiGugu - The item "Steak in the Shape of Mettaton's Face" will show as FSteak in the inventory instead of showing as Face Steak.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
According to sound design supervisor Paul Lackey, the "hit-pip" sound played when you successfully shoot another player was created using the sound of a beer can opening.

According to Lackey:

"Another extremely challenging sounds was the 'hit-pip.' When you hit someone, you need to know you made contact. The sounds needs to cut through the mix but not feel like it comes from any hero. It went through tons of iteration. Finally, one night I thought, 'It should be satisfying to hit an enemy.' Just think about what's satisfying: beer. So I literally opened a beer can. Pssht. The sound is reversed and tweaked a little, but that sound is our hit-pip."
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Whenever the game detects a pirated copy it will say the following message:

Captain, the Federation considers space piracy and software piracy to be capital offenses.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
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