At least one person on the Chromebook Pixel team is a big-time videogame nerd, and we love him (or her) for giving us an Easter egg that activates a cool light show. For the three or four of you reading who don’t know, the code, tapped out with the Pixel’s directional keys, is up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right, then B, then A. Tap in the code and the LED strip on the Pixel’s lid blinks a wild pattern of red, green, blue, yellow, purple and white lights. Check out the animated GIF at the top of this post to see what we’re talking about … and if it means anything in Morse code or something, let us know.
Yes, I had to look up Konami Code on Wikipedia.
The Konami Code, (Japanese: コナミコマンド, Konami komando, “Konami command”) is a cheat code that appears in many Konami video games, although the code also appears in some non-Konami games. The code was first used in the 1986 release of Gradius for theNintendo Entertainment System but was popularized among North American players in the NES version of Contra, for which it was also dubbed both the “Contra Code” and “30 Lives Code”.
Here is the gif file showing the animation.
But, is it different from the animation that we already know of?