Here’s Google’s Konami code treat for Valentine’s Day

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What, you thought Microsoft was the only one throwing out V-Day goodies? Playa, please.

Google has rolled out a lovey-dovey Easter egg (don’t get confused; they’re just holidays) just for Blogger sites today.

Visitors to any Blogger site will see two animations — either an explosion of hearts bursting with love or a broken heart falling to the bottom of the screen in dejection. The animations will appear on any Blogger site with Dynamic View templates enabled.

The “broken heart” will only appear when you navigate backward, and the “heart-splosion” will happen anytime you navigate through or click on the page.

You’ll see the animations when you stay on a page without navigating for 1 minute and 43 seconds. Or, if you’re pressed for time, just enter the Konami code: (cursors) up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, (letters) b, a, then click your mouse for all the hearts you can handle.

Try it out at sites like SlowBizz or Mamanetbebe.

The company also published a new Google Doodle for today, featuring artwork from Michael Lipman of Happy Tree Friends and a short (but, for some, controversial) clip showing a male couple in tuxedos. Not too surprising from the forward-thinking company that is home to the Gayglers and that famously provides robust benefits for same-sex partners of Google employees.


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