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A long-lost ‘Halo 3’ easter egg has finally been found

Almost seven years after the game’s release, a dedicated easter egg hunter has apparently found an extremely subtle message in Halo 3, following a clue left in 2012. Yesterday, competitive shooter site TeamBeyond.net posted a recent discovery made by Halo modder Lord Zedd: if you press down both thumbsticks on the game’s loading screen, the camera zooms out, revealing more of the Halo ring. Another member of the Halo YouTube community pointed out that if you look closely, and you can see a message printed on the outside: Happy birthday Lauren! The catch? It only appears on December 25th, or at least on a console whose clock is set to December 25th.

The easter egg became a topic of discussion after Bungie engineer Jon Cable responded to…

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‘Shovel Knight’ is a long-lost NES classic without the cartridge

Shovel Knight feels the way you remember the classics on NES.

It has slick pixel-art visuals and a soundtrack ripped straight out of a Mega Man game, with 2D gameplay reminiscent of Capcom’s DuckTales. It’s a combination of platforming, combat, and devilishly tricky level design that will make you want to throw your controller against a wall — but in a good way. It’s the kind of experience that influenced an entire generation of gamers, and despite being released a few decades after the heyday…

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Long-lost fantasy film that accompanied ‘Star Wars’ will see wider release

A little-known part of Star Wars history is Black Angel, a 25-minute film that tells the story of a medieval knight returning home from the Crusades and discovering a strange land instead. It was the directorial debut of Roger Christian, who designed the sets on the first Star Wars film, and was given a small budget by George Lucas to create the short film, which was later shown to audiences before Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in Europe and Australia.

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Long-lost film by ‘Star Wars’ art director could be offered for download

Black Angel still

A long-lost film directed by Roger Christian, who served as art director for the first Star Wars movie, could soon be made available as a download, according to a comment given to Wired. Titled Black Angel, the 25-minute film tells the story of a medieval knight returning from the Crusades — it was originally shown before screenings of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in Europe and Australia, but the negative was lost at some point following this 1980 debut. An archivist at Universal Studios rediscovered the film last year and informed Christian, who has been debating how to re-release it ever since.

“I think it would be great to see it in a cinema again on a program with Empire Strikes Back,” Christian tells Wired….

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