On Friday Google announced the latest addition to their Chromebook lineup — the Pixel. It’s a high resolution, higher price tag entry into the otherwise bargain basement world of Chromebooks that we just don’t know what to do with. Sure, that display looks beautiful, and the idea of a touchscreen laptop is an interesting one, but the rest of the specs of the Pixel don’t match up with its $1,300 price tag. There wasn’t anything about the Pixel we really got excited about — then we found out it accepts the Konami Code.
Easter eggs are fun. They’re especially fun when they involve things we already love, like the Konami Code. When we learned that Google has programmed the Pixel to accept the Konami Code we were excited. What would it do? Would we get 30 lives? Would we have max missiles? Be able to select our level? “What magic could this be?” we thought. Then, as with the Pixel itself, we were disappointed.
Entering the Konami Code into the Pixel results in the LED lights on the machine having themselves a little dance party. Sure, it’s neat seeing the Konami Code out in the real world, and we love a good LED dance party, but this isn’t quite big enough to change our minds on the Pixel.
You can try it yourself with these six easy steps:
Step 1: Lay down $1,300 for a laptop with only 32 GB storage, USB 2.0, a beautifully high resolution touchscreen, and the limited Chrome OS.
Step 2: Have regrets.
Step 3: Enter the Konami Code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.
Step 5: Be a little disappointed.
Step 6: Have more regrets.
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