The Original Xbox Kept An Easter Egg Secret For Twenty Years! [VIDEO]

Microsoft has hidden this secret so hard in the original Xbox that it wasn’t mentioned publicly for nearly two decades, and that is not an easy task!

„I didn’t expect it to be found, not unless the source code leaked or somebody reverse-engineered the Dashboard. […] I figured somebody would have to leak it for it to be known,” an anonymous developer told Kotaku, revealing that the brute force method would have been difficult to pull off.

But here’s how you can make this easter egg available, but first, choose Settings, then pick System Info. Look closely at what this menu holds. After you are done, go into Music and insert an audio CD. (The shorter the CD’s length is, the better.) From the Audio CD screen choose Copy, the Copy again, then pick New Soundtrack. Delete the default soundtrack title and replace it with Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! (That’s the letter Y 26 times. You can keep track of it by typing it 27 times, just delete the last one and replace it with a !. There’s no need to count it all.)

Then, let your Xbox do the thing: it’s going to rip the contents of the CD to your console’s hard drive. Grab a coffee and take a small break until the ripping is complete. When it is done, head back to the main menu. After that, pick Settings, then System Info again. You will see the Xbox Dashboard credits screen, consisting of four people, and we suspect one of them is the anonymous leaker about this easter egg.

It’s intriguing how Microsoft managed to keep this secret hidden for such a long time. Consider the fact that roughly 24 million Xbox units were sold, and thus, we wonder what else can be hidden inside the first Microsoft console attempt…

Source: Kotaku (

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