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28th Nov '17 1:49:05 PM Midna
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** Aside from mentioning nothing about some of the game's scarier parts, [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/undertale the review for]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a sentence that runs thusly: "There's one "boss" battle where you must repeatedly plead for your own life, dodge spears, and then run away, only to repeat this process several times before your oppressor runs out of breath and you can go get him a glass of water and make amends." This is describing the boss encounter with Undyne, but the character in question [[ViewerGenderConfusion isn't a "him".]] She doesn't "run out of breath", either--she passes out from heat exhaustion, having just chased you across the border into [[LethalLavaLand Hotland]].

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** Aside from mentioning nothing about some of the game's scarier parts, [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/undertale the review for]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a sentence that runs thusly: "There's one "boss" battle where you must repeatedly plead for your own life, dodge spears, and then run away, only to repeat this process several times before your oppressor runs out of breath and you can go get him a glass of water and make amends." This is describing the boss encounter with Undyne, but the character in question [[ViewerGenderConfusion isn't a "him".]] She doesn't "run out of breath", either--she passes out from heat exhaustion, having just chased you across the border into [[LethalLavaLand Hotland]].Hotland]] while wearing heavy metal armor.
28th Nov '17 1:48:23 PM Midna
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** Aside from mentioning nothing about some of the game's scarier parts, [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/undertale the review for]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a sentence that runs thusly: "There's one "boss" battle where you must repeatedly plead for your own life, dodge spears, and then run away, only to repeat this process several times before your oppressor runs out of breath and you can go get him a glass of water and make amends." This is describing the boss encounter with Undyne, but the character in question [[ViewerGenderConfusion isn't a "him".]]

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** Aside from mentioning nothing about some of the game's scarier parts, [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/undertale the review for]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a sentence that runs thusly: "There's one "boss" battle where you must repeatedly plead for your own life, dodge spears, and then run away, only to repeat this process several times before your oppressor runs out of breath and you can go get him a glass of water and make amends." This is describing the boss encounter with Undyne, but the character in question [[ViewerGenderConfusion isn't a "him".]] She doesn't "run out of breath", either--she passes out from heat exhaustion, having just chased you across the border into [[LethalLavaLand Hotland]].
27th Nov '17 12:52:37 PM PrincessTogezo
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* The website Common Sense Media has slipped up a few times when reporting on certain games:
** [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/warcraft-iiiwarcraft-iii-the-frozen-throne The "parent's guide" for]] ''[[VideoGame/WarCraft Warcraft III]]'' makes the game out to be nothing but violence and dirty jokes, mentioning absolutely nothing about the actual story. The review below the guide at least mentions some of the game's broader themes.
** [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/no-more-heroes When describing the sexual content in]] ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', the writer says "The main character rubs oil on a bikini-clad woman. He asks another to "do it" with him." In both cases, Travis Touchdown (the main character in question) is interacting with the same woman (supporting character Sylvia Christel).
** Aside from mentioning nothing about some of the game's scarier parts, [[https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/undertale the review for]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a sentence that runs thusly: "There's one "boss" battle where you must repeatedly plead for your own life, dodge spears, and then run away, only to repeat this process several times before your oppressor runs out of breath and you can go get him a glass of water and make amends." This is describing the boss encounter with Undyne, but the character in question [[ViewerGenderConfusion isn't a "him".]]
24th Nov '17 5:14:24 PM Glowsquid
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* The PSN store description for ''VideoGame/BlazingAngels: Secret Missions of WWII'' states that "During this mission you and your team discover that the bad guys also have an elite team of their own.". This does not happen at any point, and while there are two missions where killing an enemy ace is a bonus objective, it is purely an optional gameplay challenge and the enemy ace has no characterization or importance to the plot. Oddly enough, this bit does apply to ''Blazing Angel'''s obvious inspiration ''VideoGame/SecretWeaponsOverNormandy'', and the description as a whole is vague enough it could also apply to that game.
22nd Nov '17 6:28:00 AM rjd1922
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* Website/{{Cracked}}.com actually made one of the most common errors of the criticisms at ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. In one article, they say "Get some better voice actors", and provide an example. Problem? The example was taken out of context, and was one of the most [[MisBlamed misblamed]] things ever. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc The "Laughing scene"]]. Anyone who had been playing the game at that point (or even read the script) and not having just taken the scene out of context would have known that Tidus and Yuna did the fake laughing on ''purpose''. Not only do Auron, Lulu, and Wakka stare at the two with an odd look on their faces, but Wakka even says, "[[YoureInsane We thought you had gone crazy]]!" afterwards. What the journalists didn't seem to realize was that the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBHIgh3MEJU&feature=related laughing scene]] sounds ''just'' as weird in Japanese, as well. Ironically, Tidus and Yuna will break out in real laughter immediately afterwards, which sounds entirely different.

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* Website/{{Cracked}}.com actually made one of the most common errors of the criticisms at ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. In one article, they say "Get some better voice actors", and provide an example. Problem? The example was taken out of context, and was one of the most [[MisBlamed misblamed]] things ever. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc The "Laughing scene"]]. Anyone who had been playing the game at that point (or even read the script) and not having just taken the scene out of context would have known that Tidus and Yuna did the fake laughing on ''purpose''. Not only do Auron, Lulu, and Wakka stare at the two with an odd look on their faces, but Wakka even says, "[[YoureInsane We thought you had gone crazy]]!" afterwards. What the journalists didn't seem to realize was that the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBHIgh3MEJU&feature=related com/watch?v=XBHIgh3MEJU laughing scene]] sounds ''just'' as weird in Japanese, as well. Ironically, Tidus and Yuna will break out in real laughter immediately afterwards, which sounds entirely different.



** In an article about VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing DS, they referred to Dixie Kong as "Daisy".

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** In an article about VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing DS, ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing DS'', they referred to Dixie Kong as "Daisy".



** In Italy, Disney's official stuff (articles on the Italian ''Mickey Mouse'' and their strategy guide) about the first game of the series kept saying that Darkside (the giant Heartless Sora fights at the beginning of the game and later before the final boss) is the BigBad of the game (even referring at him as "the invincible Heartless prince"), and implied that the game ends with Sora fighting him [[Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective inside Big Ben]]. This is probably an honest misunderstanding, since ''a'' Darkside (there's more than one) [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere does show up in the middle of fighting]] the ''real'' BigBad, Ansem, and the game doesn't do much to explain that the two are separate entities. Also, while Big Ben does show up in the game (as part of the [[Disney/PeterPan Neverland]] world), Ansem and Darkside aren't fought there (instead you fight them [[spoiler: in the remains of Sora's DoomedHometown, Destiny Islands]]).

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** In Italy, Disney's official stuff (articles on the Italian ''Mickey Mouse'' and their strategy guide) about the first game of the series kept saying that Darkside (the giant Heartless Sora fights at the beginning of the game and later before the final boss) is the BigBad of the game (even referring at him as "the invincible Heartless prince"), and implied that the game ends with Sora fighting him [[Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective inside Big Ben]]. This is probably an honest misunderstanding, since ''a'' Darkside (there's more than one) [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere does show up in the middle of fighting]] the ''real'' BigBad, Ansem, and the game doesn't do much to explain that the two are separate entities. Also, while Big Ben does show up in the game (as part of the [[Disney/PeterPan Neverland]] world), Ansem and Darkside aren't fought there (instead you fight them [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the remains of Sora's DoomedHometown, Destiny Islands]]).



* After a British [[BadassArmy Special Boat Service]] action to rescue hostages in Afghanistan, the ''Sunday Times'' ran a picture of an "elite SBS soldier" with his face blacked out "to protect his identity." This was unnecessary, however, as his identity was already known to millions of gamers around the world: it was actually a picture of [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty John "Soap" MacTavish]], who is in the SAS (later Task Force 141), not the SBS, who is only once shown doing anything special involving a boat, and perhaps most obviously, who is a fictional character. Worst of all, the picture was not one of those cinematic promotional images that ''might'', in the dark, after a double shot of Scotch and with your eyes closed, look like a photograph. No, it was a clumsily done screencap, with visible pixels and ''his equipment clipping through his gun.''

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* After a British [[BadassArmy Special Boat Service]] action to rescue hostages in Afghanistan, the ''Sunday Times'' [[http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/sunday-times-uses-cod-image-for-real-life-story-1070405 ran a picture of an "elite SBS soldier" with his face blacked out "to protect his identity." "]] This was unnecessary, however, as his identity was already known to millions of gamers around the world: it was actually a picture of [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty John "Soap" MacTavish]], who is in the SAS (later Task Force 141), not the SBS, who is only once shown doing anything special involving a boat, and perhaps most obviously, who is a fictional character. Worst of all, the picture was not one of those cinematic promotional images that ''might'', in the dark, after a double shot of Scotch and with your eyes closed, look like a photograph. No, it was a clumsily done screencap, with visible pixels and ''his equipment clipping through his gun.''
21st Nov '17 11:07:18 PM rjd1922
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* [[http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/25/how-many-ways-can-thqs-space-marine-game-rip-off-gears-of-war/ This article]] about

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* %%* [[http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/25/how-many-ways-can-thqs-space-marine-game-rip-off-gears-of-war/ This article]] about ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine''. It caused quite a lot of internet backlash.
%%** There's also quite a lengthy update which acknowledges the writer knows little about 40K, but also mentions he was referring mainly to ''gameplay'' rather than ''setting'', which is more justifiable.



** The official guidebook for ''Fire Emblem'' (the first one released to the west) claimed that Sonia was "human", though the writers may have been confused due to the fact that she has deluded herself into believing she was human, and constantly refers to herself as such. It is possible they did not want to spoil anything (not that it was really a ''major'' spoiler or anything), though they seemed to have no problem revealing Ephidel was one as well.

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** The official guidebook for ''Fire Emblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' (the first one released to the west) claimed that Sonia was "human", though the writers may have been confused due to the fact that she has deluded herself into believing she was human, and constantly refers to herself as such. It is possible they did not want to spoil anything (not that it was really a ''major'' spoiler or anything), though they seemed to have no problem revealing Ephidel was one as well.
19th Nov '17 11:25:25 PM rjd1922
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* When ''Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2018'' named Junko Enoshima from ''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc]]'' the Most {{Cosplay}}ed Video Game Character, [[https://twitter.com/danganronpawiki/status/906297001284915201 it claims the game "challenges players to investigate a fight club overseen by a robot bear."]] It's actually about a DeadlyGame in which the goal is to commit a murder and get away with it to escape, although it is overseen by a KillerTeddyBear.

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* When ''Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2018'' named Junko Enoshima from ''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc]]'' the Most {{Cosplay}}ed Video Game Character, it claimed the game [[https://twitter.com/danganronpawiki/status/906297001284915201 it claims the game "challenges players to investigate a fight club overseen by a robot bear."]] It's actually about a DeadlyGame in which the goal is to commit a murder and get away with it to escape, although it is overseen by a KillerTeddyBear.
8th Nov '17 2:28:15 PM rjd1922
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* The article [[https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/video-games-not-much-fun-bbab/ "Video Games—Not so Much Fun After All"]] implies that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', the "most popular game of all time", is a rape simulator, and that "it's not the only one". Of course, you cannot actually rape anyone in ''Grand Theft Auto''.

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* The article [[https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/video-games-not-much-fun-bbab/ "Video Games—Not so Much Fun After All"]] implies that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', the "most popular game of all time", is a rape simulator, and that "it's not the only one". Of course, you cannot actually rape anyone in ''Grand Theft Auto''.Auto'', nor is it the most popular game of all time.



* [[https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18301628_10208696827233546_2342950737022794646_n.jpg?oh=10b49946ab37ed9a59cc8074129dff6c&oe=5974963B Some British videogame magazine]], while briefly mentioning ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'', used an illustration of [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} the wrong Bastion]].

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* [[https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18301628_10208696827233546_2342950737022794646_n.jpg?oh=10b49946ab37ed9a59cc8074129dff6c&oe=5974963B Some British videogame video game magazine]], while briefly mentioning ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'', used an illustration of [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} the wrong Bastion]].
8th Nov '17 2:25:56 PM rjd1922
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* At least the finnish translation of ''Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008'' mentions "Crash '''and''' Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex". However, it is mentioned on the ''Jak and Daxter'' page, making it likely that the writer made a simple error, especially as the name is written correctly everywhere else.

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* At least the finnish Finnish translation of ''Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008'' mentions "Crash '''and''' Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex". However, it is mentioned on the ''Jak and Daxter'' page, making it likely that the writer made a simple error, especially as the name is written correctly everywhere else.else.
* When ''Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2018'' named Junko Enoshima from ''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc]]'' the Most {{Cosplay}}ed Video Game Character, [[https://twitter.com/danganronpawiki/status/906297001284915201 it claims the game "challenges players to investigate a fight club overseen by a robot bear."]] It's actually about a DeadlyGame in which the goal is to commit a murder and get away with it to escape, although it is overseen by a KillerTeddyBear.



* [[https://indiegamemag.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/free-downloadable-game-eversion/ This]] review of VideoGame/{{Eversion}} by Indie Game Magazine makes it painfully clear that the reviewer didn't play past the first level, if they even played it at all.

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* [[https://indiegamemag.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/free-downloadable-game-eversion/ This]] review of VideoGame/{{Eversion}} ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'' by Indie Game Magazine makes it painfully clear that the reviewer didn't play past the first level, if they even played it at all.
5th Nov '17 12:38:06 AM NESBoy
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** Speaking of ''Metroid II'', a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJLIB9ofx5s Kool-Aid tie-in giveaway]] claims that "you can battle Zebs, Zoomers, and Zebetites with your free UsefulNotes/GameBoy ''Metroid II'' Game Pak", even though all three mentioned enemies, all originating from [[VideoGame/Metroid1 the first game]], do not actually make an appearance.
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