Chicken Theme Continues in New Gears of War 3 Easter Egg

Chicken Theme Continues in New Gears of War 3 Easter Egg

Gears of War has some of the most resilient arcade cabinets in existence.

It's not just chicken-themed weapons that appear as Easter eggs in Gears of War 3, it's chicken-themed arcade games too. A new video has revealed the location of a playable arcade game called Sawed-Off Chicken in one of the game's later stages.

As the name suggests, Sawed-Off Chicken is about shotgun wielding poultry facing off against hordes of foes. You can find it by playing Act 4, Chapter 1 on Insane difficulty and following the instructions on the video. The game looks more like a curiosity than something that's actually all that fun to play, but I suppose the real joy is in finding it, rather than playing it.

This is by no means the only Easter egg in the game either; aside from the cluckshot, there's also a slide that Cole can play on as well as references to Jazz Jackrabbit, one of Epic's earliest games. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Epic has taken a leaf out of Blizzard's book and included an entire chicken level.

Source: Gamer Euphoria via Kotaku

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And the giant golden chicken that breathes fire.

I swear that chickens are taking over video games as we know it, its in Gears of War 3, WAS in Skyrim and its a big theme in Fable, they're taking over the world for revenge!

Nah, but seriously I must try that arcade game at one point.

Can you hit it until it glows red and summons a flock and attack you?

@StormShaun

Don't forget (if you played it). They've been a massive role in the Fable series. Thats where first started noticing the uprise in chicken affilliations.

Vegetunks9000:
@StormShaun

Don't forget (if you played it). They've been a massive role in the Fable series. Thats where first started noticing the uprise in chicken affilliations.

Yeah, hell, the character in the first game was called "Chicken Chaser", for god's sake. They're taking over the world!

Ha! The chicken is going MW2 on their asses with the dual shotguns!

Funny easter egg but Cole on the kiddie slide is still my favorite.

swear that chickens are taking over video games as we know it, its in Gears of War 3, WAS in Skyrim and its a big theme in Fable, they're taking over the world for revenge!

Don't forget (if you played it). They've been a massive role in the Fable series. Thats where first started noticing the uprise in chicken affilliations.

Actually, chickens have attempted a uprising much earlier in the gaming history.

http://ds.heavengames.com/library/walkthrough/chicken.html

How did they mange to take the concept of chickens fighting for humanity and come oup with something so damned creepy? That's just fowl.

This reminds me of the "Vampire Nightmare" Easter Egg minigame in Metal Gear Solid 3.

Logan Westbrook:

This is by no means the only Easter egg in the game either; aside from the cluckshot, there's also a slide that Cole can play on as well as references to Jazz Jackrabbit, one of Epic's earliest games. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Epic has taken a leaf out of Blizzard's book and included an entire chicken level.

Fuck yes. I fondly remember loving Jazz Jackrabbit as a kid. Totally forgot about that game until right now.

the Lambent chicken earlier on in the game was freaking deadly hahaha

 

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