8. Batman: Arkham City's hidden link to Arkham Knight

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It was a year after release when the secret blueprint room in Batman: Arkham Asylum was revealed, but it took three times that for people to find something in the sequel, Arkham City. The search was kicked off thanks to a "mysterious" YouTube account who is pretty much guaranteed to be a one of the developers or marketers; their sole video hinted at unheard lines for Calendar Man. The incarcerated villain usually only has something special to say on special dates like Christmas or Thanksgiving or Flag Day, but he had a secret message for those who came during visiting hours on a very specific, seemingly random time.

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By setting your computer or console clock to December 13, 2004 -- as in, when Blade: Trinity was still in theaters, seven years before Arkham City was even released -- you can hit up Calendar Man and hear him say the following:

"Well, well, well. And on today of all days. Do you remember my early work? Flawed, but it showed promise. Just like you. As your skills improved, I perfected mine. Starting with seasons and moving through the weeks, I became stronger, my work more...elaborate. Days were the secret, Batman, and the end of days is coming. I was there at your beginning and I will be there at your end."

So, what does it mean? You could probably say with confidence that it mirrors the trajectory of developer Rocksteady as they developed the Arkham games, especially since December 13, 2004 is likely the date that Rocksteady was founded. The "early work that showed promise" might indicate the original Arkham Asylum (or their first game, the shaky Urban Chaos: Riot Response). But the last sentence is especially puzzling: "I was there at your beginning and I will be there at your end." The upcoming Arkham Knight is supposed to be Rocksteady's last Batman game, so maybe that's "the end" they're talking about?

Or could this possibly hint at the Joker, with "the beginning" being Batman's first meeting with the Joker in Arkham Origins, and "the end" pointing to the Joker's return in Arkham Knight? Maybe Hush is involved, with his connections to Bruce Wayne's childhood and the direct references to the character elsewhere in Arkham City? Is it conceivable that someone on the internet is reading too much into something?

 

5. Nude codes were hidden in a kid's game for a decade

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The Apprentice isn't really remarkable in any way. It was a simple platformer released in 1994, forgotten like that Donald Trump show that you just remembered still airs. It doesn't help that it came out on the shit factory known as the CD-i, which infamously hosted a series of godawful Zelda games. For the longest time, The Apprentice was content to wallow in the crapulence of its own obscurity. Until someone found the boobs.

Mouse over that blurry image if you are in a position in life that you are willing to see those boobs.

  
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Unbeknownst to the Tipper Gores of the era, The Apprentice contained several "Nudalities" that allowed the boner-prone to enjoy a pixelated anime girl in various states of undress. If you happen to have access to one of history's worst video game consoles and a copy of Generic Wizard Boy Routine #27, you can view these for yourself by entering special codes at the game over screen. And then cry, and cry and cry.