Xbox Dashboard Easter Egg Revealed After 20 Years •

And there is another yet hidden, the creator teases.

A cute little Easter Egg for the original Xbox has been revealed via Kotaku, two decades after Microsoft’s first console launch.

The Hidden Secret is a small, static credits screen dedicated to Xbox staff members who worked on the console’s now-legendary green interface. (It’s a design that Microsoft recently graced with a theme returning to Xbox Series X / S.)

Kotaku was recently contacted by an anonymous Xbox developer who was working on the console at the time – and who decided enough time had passed that no one was going to find the secret by accident.

And, to be honest, it really seems unlikely that anyone will ever stumble upon it. The process consists of ripping an audio CD and then giving your album a specific title: “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy”. (Guess they were a South Park fan?)

After the CD is ripped, Settings> System Information will change to display the names of four staff members who have worked on the console dashboard: Victor Blanco, Sakphong Chanbai, Bradford Christian, and Jim Helm.

This is a process similar to an already known Easter egg that asks you to name a ripped CD album as “Eggsβox”. This technique unlocks a credit roll for the entire console.

Another OG Xbox Easter Egg apparently still remains uncovered, according to console creator Seamus Blackley. Blackley before teased that this still-hidden secret had something to do with the console’s startup animation – and that it would be “obvious” when finally discovered. Hmm …

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