Cool YouTube Easter Egg Brings Playable Missile Command to Videos

by Reads (429)

You know what would make that cat video, or really any video, even better? 1980s arcade classic Missile Command!

Right now, if you go into a YouTube video and type “1980,” a playable version of Missile Command appears above the clip, giving order to “defend this video from attack.” Simply type \”1980\” while watching the clip; you don’t have to input it into the search bar. The video will continue to play as the low-resolution bombs reign down on from above.

That’s not the only Easter Egg. Typing “1337” while watching a video changes all the comments to “leet speak,” which substitutes coding characters for letters to spell out words and phrases.

The Easter Eggs are seemingly part of YouTube’s Geek Week Takeover, a celebration of all things geek.



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