Konami Code Works on theglobeandmail.com

Well folks, it looks like the Globe and Mail’s website (Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper) has been hacked into recently (unless this is a clever marketing ploy), because after loading its front page, if you enter the Konami code via your keyboard, you’ll get a surprise.

Go ahead, try it.

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, enter, shift+space

Type help to see available commands (Unfortunately, there’s only two).

VoilĂ . Press shift+space again to hide the console.

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18 Responses to Konami Code Works on theglobeandmail.com

  1. Works fine in Firefox for me, and IE too.

    FWIW – I don't think this is a hack. I think they really are just that ubernerdy in the G&M web team.

    Here's the quick exchange I just had on Twitter with my friend Mathew Ingram, the Globe's Communities Editor:

    michaelocc: @mathewi So is the Konami code on the G&M site a hack (as some suggest) or are you guys just really that cool?

    mathewi: @michaelocc we are just that cool :-)

    I love the fact that they have retro gamer dorks running the site of Canada's premier national newspaper.

  2. Works fine in Firefox for me, and IE too.

    FWIW – I don’t think this is a hack. I think they really are just that ubernerdy in the G&M web team.

    Here’s the quick exchange I just had on Twitter with my friend Mathew Ingram, the Globe’s Communities Editor:

    michaelocc: @mathewi So is the Konami code on the G&M site a hack (as some suggest) or are you guys just really that cool?

    mathewi: @michaelocc we are just that cool :-)

    I love the fact that they have retro gamer dorks running the site of Canada’s premier national newspaper.

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