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Keyboard Geniuses: The best video game secrets are the ones you’re not supposed to find

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Secret Secrets Are Real Fun

Our current Special Topics In Gameology series continued this week as Patrick Lee turned an eye toward the deleted world hidden inside Shadow Of The Colossus. Crafty explorers have found loads of land that is thought to be the intended stomping grounds of the eight additional colossi Team Ico cut during the game’s development. Patrick noted these sensitive secrets are a truer breed of secret than we normally see in games, and despite any developers’ protestations, they hold a beautiful mystery and significance for a work’s most ardent fans. Accessing these unfinished areas often involves breaking through the game world …

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