ESPN.com Unicorns From The Konami Code

ESPN.com Became The Magical Land Of The Unicorn For A Time This Afternoon

4/27/09 in Media   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect



Growing up, I was a huge Nintendo fan. I would play it for hours and hours. Now that I am older, I still do that but I never forget those days of playing Nintendo.

Well as I am sure all of you remember, game maker Konami put the exact same code in every single one of their games. It was called the "Konami Code".

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

Anytime you put it in great things will happen. Well, for a period of time this afternoon, typing in the Konami Code anywhere on ESPN.com made unicorns pop up on the screen.

[UPDATE: Here's a cached page where you can still make the unicorns appear]

Above is a screen shot taken minutes after I put the Konami Code in and now ESPN.com is the land of the Unicorns. Not only did you get lots of sparkly and magical unicorns, it also changed every article to Comic Sans font. The more you pushed any keys, the more unicorns you got. 

According to people I know who do tech work, this sounds like it was an Easter Egg. It also sounds to me like whoever did it is likely going to get fired.

[H/T: Kotaku]
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4/29/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

And I first thought this was just another HORRIBLE remodeling of the ESPN.com frontpage...

4/28/09   |   Brendanc8504

Timur wrote:
What's that all about. Whats happening at ESPN.

did you read the article? Maybe your more of a picture book reader?

4/28/09   |   Timur

What's that all about. Whats happening at ESPN.

4/28/09   |   jopo72

jopo72 wrote:
 This just in.... unicorns have pooped on Mel Kiper's draft picks

 and he liked it

4/27/09   |   jopo72

 This just in.... unicorns have pooped on Mel Kiper's draft picks

4/27/09   |   bruiser14

 If only it would do that on the bad ESPN newscasters 

4/27/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect



Unicorn pooping on Rick Reilly.

4/27/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm still trying to find the damn start button on my keyboard.

*cough* Enter *cough*

4/27/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Wow, this is insane yet epic.

4/27/09   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

I'm still trying to find the damn start button on my keyboard.

4/27/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
My favorite part of that page is that the story on grading the draft is entitled (in pink) Sparkly Grading On A Curve.

The picture is that of that big Nascar crash too but it looks like a unicorn is flying out of the car as it flips.

4/27/09   |   amsnowgirl360   |   2 respect

haaha this is funny! I wish i culda seen it! exept for the fact that unicorns freek me out. Well my little ponies do at least. U wuldnt expect that fro ma girl but hey! i m different!

4/27/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

My favorite part of that page is that the story on grading the draft is entitled (in pink) Sparkly Grading On A Curve.

4/27/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

wrote:
what type of mushrooms were those?

I'll take a dozen of them

4/27/09   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

wrote:
what type of mushrooms were those?

I thought maybe it was some kind of Cactus Juice

4/27/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

For those of you still wanting to try it out for yourself... Click Here and put in the code.

4/27/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

Mad techy geek working overtime Nick. Funny stuff!

4/27/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
how does someone find out about this anyways? Did someone just randomly decide while reading an article........Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.....wtf!? hey wow!

The first time I did it, I had a unicorn nicely land with his ass right above Rick Reilly's head. It was pretty funny.

4/27/09   |   hartley51592   |   2462 respect

haha just picturing any of the anchors with unicorn clothes and colors as they broadcast sportscenter or whatever.

4/27/09   |   Brendanc8504

how does someone find out about this anyways? Did someone just randomly decide while reading an article........Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.....wtf!? hey wow!

4/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

*tries the Konami code on FanIQ...*

Damn