Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2019

Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2019


While 2019 may have been a year filled
of questionable moments, once again we’ve proven right here on this channel
there’s been many insane video game discoveries out there that the world has
never seen before. “Hey! Look at us.” “Look at us!” “Huh!”
“Who would have thought?” “Not me!” This is why today I’m gonna be diving into the Top 10 Mysteries and
Discoveries of 2019, that all deserve their own special Oddie for best
discovery of the year. Code Vein. In definitely one of the most unusual
discoveries of the year, shortly after Bandai Namco Studios new RPG franchise
Code Vein was released back in August dataminers found in the files of the
game a number of unusual audio files that couldn’t be found anywhere else in
the game, that appeared to be characters from the game raving on and on about a
pizza chain that sounded suspiciously similar to Domino’s Pizza. “I suggest
trying the filo crust, biting through all those layers is really satisfying!” “And
they still managed to turn a profit! All this talking is making me hungry! Let’s
dig in, shall we?” Although the pizza chain is never
actually mentioned by name, some eagle-eyed players pointed out that a Domino’s
sign could be found in one of the game’s original screenshots, that didn’t
actually appear in the final game… Perhaps suggesting this was some sort of
really awkward cut cross-promotion! “That aroma!” “I’ve never smelled anything so tasty. My
stomach is growling! This world is full of surprises!” Unfortunately, the games
developers and Domino’s Pizza have both refused to give an answer on the matter…
but what really makes this one of the biggest mysteries of the year for me is
when I saw THIS in an episode of Silicon Valley a couple weeks ago! “Turn
on the microphone.. How are you doing Richard?” Are you hungry? Would you like some pizza?” “Crazy right? Domino’s Pizza? In a fantasy medieval universe.” “What the [bleep]?” What the [bleep] indeed!
It’s almost like Domino’s pulled their ad campaign from Code Vein and went with
Silicon Valley instead. Well, I gotta give em them this was probably a way less
awkward cross-promotion than whatever the hell this was supposed to be… “I’m looking forward to this!” “Especially that crust! Fluffy.. Chewy.. dig
in while it’s still piping hot!” “You can see the soul of an uncompromising
artisan in this pizza.” Really? Call of Duty Black Ops 3. Since 2015 Jason Blundell has been touting the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 map
Shadows of Evil as having a hidden easter egg on it that players still
haven’t found in this day. And to the disappointment of all those who’ve been
hunting for all of these years, late last year a disgruntled developer revealed on Reddit, among a lot of other things that he himself never
saw proof of the egg, suggesting that it was bull and while it’s still a mystery
whether or not that particular Easter Egg actually exists another discovery
was found in Call of Duty Black Ops 3 this year by redditor LackingAGoodName
– can’t argue with that – who after peaking at the scripts of the game noticed there
was a possible unfound easter egg on the Der Eisendrache map and found by allowing
all the zombies to break through the windows, then boarded each of the windows
up with two boards, bought the ARK5, boarded up the windows again two
more times bought the Sheiva, boarded up the windows one
more time, bought the RK5 again, and then ran out this door in five seconds
flat… Not sure how anyone was supposed to find
that… it reveals this never-before-seen very heartfelt Easter Egg that hasn’t
been found since the game came out four years ago! Great job LackingAGoodName,
this is definitely the most wholesome discovery of the year… now if we can only
find that Shadows of Evil Easter egg… Race with Ryan. Thanks to the many people
that recently submitted this fairly unsettling mystery to me on Twitter and
Reddit. Race with Ryan is a licensed game from the Ryan’s World empire. The YouTube
channel arguably responsible with the recent Child Protection Act push on
YouTube, as the channel sparked an investigation from the FTC for using potentially deceptive marketing practices to children… However,
I’m not sure that explains what dataminers found in the game as Tiniest
Turtles on Twitter discovered this disturbing texture of Ryan’s face that
could be found in the files of the game! Unfortunately the developer has refused
to comment on the matter, leaving us with only one question: why? This is definitely
one of the most [bleep]ed-up discoveries of the year. Red Dead Redemption 2. Since Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC release last month, dataminers have
uncovered some incredibly unexpected content hidden in the files of the game..
but none more baffling than the discovery in the files of character princess is Isabeau
Katharina Zeinsmeister, whose only actual known appearance in the game is on a
missing poster as a twelve-year-old girl and here they found what appeared to be
her adult form! Dataminers were able to determine the identity of Princess
Isabeau by the file name IKZ, as well as the matching description of birthmarks
on her face and arm. However, the question remains… where is Princess Isabeau
hiding and will she even be alive when we find her? Oh and they found this
monstrosity in the files no one’s ever seen before..
Oh god… what the hell is that thing? Supposedly this thing could also be
hiding somewhere in the game still unfound, perhaps in the murky unseeable
waters surrounding the game’s environment. But uh… maybe don’t find that one. If anyone
ends up finding the nest of these things out there you can count me the hell out. Borderlands. Back in June in my video Unsolved Mysteries Part III, I reported
on an unusual discovery found on my discord server uncovered by DaxMarco, where by
minimizing Borderlands during its startup a series of absolutely disturbing
moans could be heard meaning from the game application that
don’t occur anywhere else in the game! Well, since that videos release, Rewind
on my Discord server made a startling discovery when he pitched the audio up
two octaves and heard what appeared to be an animal whimpering. [animals crys] Rewind sent the audio through the contact form on the Gearbox website and rather
unbelievably, Randy Pitchford the head of Gearbox himself immediately replied!
Rewind’s original question was what the sound we were hearing was actually a
recording of and instead of getting a super direct answer on that, Pitchford
instead explained the recording was intended as an ambient creature cry and
that the windowed mode is likely indeed slowing down the sample rate, but
contended that he never heard of this mystery before… now we were all shocked
Randy Pitchford himself responded to this through the Gearbox contact form in
like ten minutes, it definitely gave many of us on my Discord server the
impression that Randy was maybe trying to distance himself from this one
as soon as he could, possibly to keep himself out of hot water… again. As that
would have been – what – the eighth time this year? But truly what else could the
actual source of this audio be and would minimizing the game actually create that
kind of sample change? I don’t know… I mean we’re only given a response as vague
as this what am I supposed to think? Considering we’ve seen at least have
some confirmation now that this audio is likely a slowed down version of this… I
have to say.. seriously what the [bleep]? This has to be the creepiest discovery of the
year. Spitfire. Many know the first and oldest easter egg from 1979’s Atari
classic Adventure, a legendary easter egg where if you take a single pixel all the
way back from the beginning of the game you’d find the game’s only developer
credit, prominently featured in the novel and recent Spielberg film Ready Player
One. “That’s why he created the first digitally easter egg…” Well I hate to break it to you
Ready Player One fans but that’s actually wrong and has been wrong for a
while, as an even older easter egg than that was discovered in 2017 on the
arcade game Starship 1, but no need to focus on that one for very long as RT-55J on selectbutton.net uncovered an easter egg when
looking through the code of an old game his own father worked on in 1977…
Spitfire for the Fairchild Channel F Channel F being a forgotten home console
from the 70’s. “The Fairchild Video Entertainment System. The home entertainment system that never gets old!” By disassembling the game, RT found on
the game mode select screen, by entering the code 343242124133231432142314 3221132342334111223324443 Whew! The name
Michael K Glass will appear for one single frame. Damn, all of that for that!
While I’m not sure if that was worth all of that effort, RT initially found
Spitfire’s release date was fairly hard to pin down, until he found an
advertisement stating the game’s release was set for April 1977, predating the
first public appearance of previous record-holder Starship 1 by only a few
months, solidifying the discovery as the oldest easter egg ever found at a
whopping 36 years! That said the first video game was made in 1950. Fingers
crossed, but I really hope one day we find an easter egg from the 60s or even
the 50s. a Apex legends. Late last month developers from Respawn mentioned during
a live stream, an Easter Egg remained to be found on the firing range map since
it debuted in September “And I will add one more thing, there is an easter egg.”
“That is true!” “And nobody’s found it.” “That is true.” “So challenge for everyone out there.” Immediately,
the Apex Community scoured the environment for any possible clues,
finding numerous discoveries out of bounds that even prompted the developer
to say he didn’t even know you could go out of bounds. The community finally
found that if they abandoned their weapons went into this cave, grappled up to this
platform, crouched, look straight down at the platform and then switched their
legend, the dummies on the firing range would come to life and attack you. Um..
Okay.. While Respawn did indeed confirm that discovery be the easter egg that they
wanted players to find, everything suddenly became way more confusing when
raineYK on Twitter discovered that by again abandoning all your weapons,
crouching in this spot and again changing your legend, the game would suddenly
shift from first-person view to a never-before-seen third-person view! A
discovery that completely changes the entire game! When Respawn was shown the
discovery on Reddit, THIS was their response… leaving many confused whether
or not the third-person mode was even one of the Easter eggs meant to be found,
especially considering everybody was ready to pack it in after the first
discovery was confirmed to be the Easter Egg, definitely making this one of the
more confusing Easter eggs I’ve seen in recent memory. Beavis and Butt-head: Virtual Stupidity. Late last year the Easter Egg Hunter – “Hey how’s it going!” –
released a video showcasing two previously undocumented easter eggs in
Beavis and Butt-head Virtual Stupidity that went undocumented for 23 years!
These finds encouraged youtuber Edward Beluha this year to search every screen
with a hot spot indicator with the ScummVm emulator and sure enough, he
managed to find another easter egg that went unfound for over two decades, as by
clicking on all four corners of this Veterans Hall sign, this bear suddenly
appears out of thin air… and this happens… “Um.. [snicker] I felt something but um.. I couldn’t like grab it!” [snicker] The object Beavis was holding is believed to be a cameo
appearance of an object from another Viacom published game, Zoop, which
considering this isn’t the only Viacom slam hidden in this game, sounds like
working at Viacom… sucked. [lots of noises] Futurama Okay so we have to get this one, in
September of this year I’ve released 7 Easter eggs That Were Never Found
in which me, The Easter Egg Hunter and Slippy Slides got together to confirm
that this giant Easter Egg floating out of bounds, likely had some sort of
solvable solution to it that we still hadn’t found in over 15 years, which
turns out was originally found by Larry Lemming on The Cutting Room Floor only
because of a bad emulator, the three of us were thrilled to find it lit up the
internet by storm, particularly on my discord server where
egg hunters spent three days straight trying to solve the mystery, until finally
extremely technical game reverse engineer JayFoxRox came into the discord and finished the solution. At that point he and the rest the community went
on to uncover that Futurama had many more easter eggs in the game that were
never found before… although the easter egg found referenced
in the code on level 5-1 was never deemed to actually be solvable, so we may
just have another easter egg on our hands that still needs cracking. Enough
talk, let’s look at this thing! Alright step one, break Leela’s locker… Pick up the key
card… Okay now we just got to pop our head in this boiler room for a second… ‘Kay, I think that’s enough. Come down the hall… Okay, so we got to break the fire
extinguisher glass without actually grabbing the fire extinguisher… shouldn’t
be too hard… Oh [bleep]. Okay.. we’re gonna have to do this again… Alright! There we go! Go in the room across the hall.. open this drawer and grab the cash… “Wow! This is that stuff
Bender is always stealing from me!” Move our way into the conference room…
we have to have exactly seven cash collectibles to make this work. Fortunately there’s four right on this table… Five… Six.. Seven… ‘Kay we got seven.. break the TV…
a very short sound will play annndd… Just as Slippy predicted there was a door here
after all! Beautifully revealing this easter egg that can finally be properly viewed in-game after all of these years! I hand
it off to James and Slippy who have some extra words for the community. A massive
thank you goes out to the community and everyone that contributed, thank you so
much for your amazing work and it’s crazy to think that so many people came
together to solve what I thought was originally just a totally random easter
egg floating out of bounds. Truly an EGGcellent find. And I totally agree with
you James it’s amazing work from all across the
globe and it just goes to show what an awesome community can do when working as
a team, to unveil this unsolved easter egg after 15 years! I’d just like to say
another huge thank you to you Odd for inviting me to be part of this mystery
and again congratulations to everyone involved in solving it now, after all
this effort, there’s only one thing left to do: let’s finally beat this easter egg
with a hammer! Almost brings a tear to my eye… Mario’s Early Years: Fun With Numbers. Now this is my personal favorite discovery of the year. Again, from my video 7
Easter Eggs That Were Never Found I detailed easter egg DillyDylan shared
on my discord server that he received a tidbit about from a developer interview,
after revealing this information in the video, the discord community went as far
as datamining the contents of both the PC and the Super Nintendo version to the
best of their ability, but couldn’t find anything despite their efforts.
Unbelievably, weeks later Hydl C came to my discord and showed us the Easter
Egg was hiding on this exact pixel on the Super Nintendo version. “Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello!” And it’s even a 3 stooges reference! It’s unbelievable to me
that an easter egg that was hiding in plain sight went this far unnoticed for
25 years! No hacking, no using the scripts of the game, just good old-fashioned egg
hunting! Truly inspiring to know the oddheader community showed the world once again
that no matter how old these games get there’s still easter eggs left to find! If you enjoyed this video please subscribe and if you know of any other
great mysteries or discoveries that I missed, submit to oddheader.com or join
the discord or even send me a tweet or post on Reddit, links in the description
down below. Thanks again everybody for the amazing year! [patrons] Stay tuned!

100 thoughts on “Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2019”

  1. Has BFV stairway to heaven easter egg been solved? Has the end of the stairway been reached? I know it's not available on the official server anymore but maybe someone saved the required game version?

  2. I dunno, I feel like having a unused bloody, stitched up face texture for a character based on a LITERAL CHILD kinda sounds concerning to me.

  3. I bet Randy put that "ambient animial cry" as some sort of sick joke, finding it as funny as that kitten with the crab video.

  4. Regarding Code Vein and Domino's Pizza, what is up with the odd pizza campaigns in media? Code Geass had one for Pizza Hut in Japan, not to mention the examples listed.

  5. I don't understand HOW people are able to find these eastereggs. Are they just doing things over and over changing small things hoping that something will happen? I have played a lot of videogames but never found a single one.

  6. Hey Oddheader this may be my mind playing with me but on Mario Party DS I remember getting a item that happened to be a Dark Star the item gave me 300 stars and I what you to see if i was wrong or Wright about the Dark Star because after that I never got it again

  7. I assume the princess has the birthmark on her face to link her to that weird cult found in GTAV and the time traveller quest in RDR2

  8. The way you said 2019 right at the beginning of this video out me off watching the rest for reasons I can't explain.

  9. btw, Randy isn't implying that windowed mode is causing the pitch change, he means its Windows itself due to a sample rate mismatch. I haven't played Borderlands (or datamined it) but I imagine it has 48 kHz audio assets, and Windows is usually set to 16/44.1

    as bad as Windows' resampler is, it will NEVER introduce pitch changes like that in a reproduceable manner. at worst, you'll get high frequency artifacts that only an audiophile would notice listening to songs they've heard thousands of times

  10. I know no one is gonna believe me but I remember doing the nuke in Beavis and Butthead as a kid. And I'm sure a lot of these have been done and found before but most of us don't remember finding them because it was 20+ years ago and we all probably just thought everyone already knew of it

  11. That catfish in red dead is the 200 pound one that ate the fisherman in story mode. It has to be, they say in story it’s a giant “uncatchable” catfish.

  12. In doodle jump if you change your name to Ooga your skin will turn into a caveman that look noting like anthing other in the game i think it only works on the ios version

  13. For #6 (Borderlands). Raison Varner has posted the original on his soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rvarner/distant-song-07

  14. If you`re interested there is an Easter Egg in Alice Madness Returns from Queensland in witch you can see Raz from Psychonauts and I searched and I found this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjFH8JL4Yd4

  15. Maybe the Ryan face is supposed to be like some haunted doll Halloween costume set. :p

    … As opposed to some morbid "Ryan's dead" thing like some kind of creepypasta…

    I mean, it does seem pretty odd, x eyes, a stitched mouth, and… what looks like bloody tears? o.o

  16. The Gearbox creature cry thing sounds like Datatsushi from Siren: Blood Curse when it gets eaten alive in it's worm form.

  17. Happy belated Christmas, Oddheader. I've been a fan since the very beginning. I just noticed how many views you're getting these days, and I'm not surprised. The level of effort you put into your videos and content research, along with your understated, DIY-style production, definitely sets you apart from the loud, technicolor mess that YouTube can be these days. Even my boyfriend who hates YouTube loves your videos. Keep it up.

  18. This is literally the best YouTube channel. Oddheader, Everytime you post a new video it's like Christmas morning. Keep up the great work!

  19. The only Easter Egg I ever found was that cardboard cutout in Halo 3's last level, hidden in the ice caves at the beginning of said level.

  20. I was only planning on watching like 3 mins of this video but before I knew it I was already at the end, it’s crazy how entertaining these videos are

  21. the borderlands sound is that of a skag in the intro, the minimized window is fucking with the sample rate. its not a mystery

  22. Well this is probably not an Easter egg since this is part of the mechanic of the game but did you know in blood-borne if you get 40 insight before you kill the second boss and you head back to the cathedral Ward on top of the cathedral where a invisible hand grabs you when you have 40 Insight you go back there and you see that that invisible hand is actually a giant Cthulhu spider but you can actually see it when you kill the second boss as well because it's part of the game because when you kill the second boss you destroyed the Veil of the dream and you see what's really going on but if you have 40 inside the Ville for you at least is lifted not for everyone else in the game like you when you kill the second boss but the veil is lifted and you're able to see the giant spider you normally couldn't see until you beat the second boss

  23. So let me explain the Borderlands audio thing. Sample rate is essentially the framerate the audio plays at. What he is saying is that the transition from console they used a higher sample rate than they ended up using on PC. This old, unconverted audio file is still designed to play at the console sample rate but is being played at the PC sample rate.

    As for why its playing when minimized? Thats anyones guess. If I had to guess though, I would say that its likely a pointer that meant to point to some other version of the menu music or something that ended up being moved, and it ended up pointing to the unused audio file instead?

    As for what the sound is, its not a dog or other wild animal. The glitching in the audio when pitched up or down is proof that the audio you hear is the pitch it was recorded at. This means they probably had a monster type that got cut or something and the audio file never ended up being needed.

    TL;DR The audio file is playing at the wrong sample rate, and its not an animal

  24. That fish in red dead looks like a cross between a catfish and an alligator garr.
    The latter of which is still more terrifying looking and real

  25. I thought the red dead 2 princess was found in a bar in annesburg a while back or whichever town has the fence with her lockbox in the back. i remember seeing videos where people were unsure what do do now that they have found her

  26. What about the Aerith Easter egg?! I would say that's pretty big. It's something that was being searched for since the game first came out 20+ years ago.
    Can we get a part 2

  27. hey, can we talk over discord dms? (milkpudding#4444) i'm really not comfortable with appearing in this video after what went down in your server. please dm me.

  28. Could you please make a video about betas of games? It would be really interesting especially to see the newly found Sonic 3 Beta

  29. When oddheader puts an Epstein didn’t kill himself meme In his video.

    Breaking news: oddheader has been found dead in his home. Cause of death: suicide. He short himself 3 times. Twice In the head, once in the heart

  30. To be honest, the borderlands sound has always felt like it was part of layer ambience in the game, as it is, not pitched up, but pitched down. I haven't played borderlands in a hot second but it feels like a sound I'd heard in the title screen while you idle, just tucked away behind music.

  31. That Ryan one is actually really disturbing; that character depicts a real child that actually exists with a disfigured face, especially one that contrasts so much with the cartoony art style of the game. Terrifying.

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