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Google’s Konami Code Easter egg gives you ‘unlimited’ searches

The famed Konami code, the sequence of input commands that unlocks cheats in certain games developed by Konami, is back once again, this time via Google.

Using Google’s voice search function, say “up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right,” and a voice will inform you that you’ve unlocked the cheat code, and you now have “unlimited free” searches. The Easter egg was revealed by a YouTube poster, and then recounted by TechCrunch.

It’s obviously just a joke, and if anyone has been operating Google under the assumption that you don’t have unlimited searches, you’ve been doing search engine-ing wrong all this time.

So, what do you get with this code? Thirty extra lives when you accidentally search for something incendiary that your significant other discovers and doesn’t take kindly to? Well, no. You get a funny voice comment. Don’t over think it.

For a better look at the code in action, check out the video below, or give it a try yourself.

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