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26th Mar '17 9:02:42 AM nombretomado
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* A Fox affiliate made a news report warning parents to look out for potential pedophilic activity on the NintendoDS, but of course there's the daunting task of explaining how the DS actually works. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN7Ra0nVzIE Here's a video of the important bits edited into a (misinformative) Nintendo DS commercial.]]

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* A Fox affiliate made a news report warning parents to look out for potential pedophilic activity on the NintendoDS, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, but of course there's the daunting task of explaining how the DS actually works. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN7Ra0nVzIE Here's a video of the important bits edited into a (misinformative) Nintendo DS commercial.]]
21st Mar '17 4:32:45 PM KagSwirby
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** Some people assume that Pokemon consists primarily of Pokemon GO and not anything else beforehand.

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** Some people assume that Pokemon consists primarily only of Pokemon GO ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' and not anything else beforehand.
21st Mar '17 4:31:08 PM KagSwirby
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** Some people assume that Pokemon consists primarily of Pokemon GO and not anything else beforehand.
21st Mar '17 1:54:31 PM Kadorhal
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* At least two Italian articles about the E3 presentation of ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' said that Murphy is a new character created for this game, when he actually debuted in the second chapter of the original trilogy. You know, the one they keep rereleasing at the launch of every Nintendo portable console.

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* At least two Italian articles about the E3 presentation of ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' said that Murphy is a new character created for this game, when he actually debuted in [[VideoGame/Rayman2 the second chapter chapter]] of the original trilogy. You know, the one they keep rereleasing at the launch of every Nintendo portable console.



** In the European version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', the trophy for the item [[VideoGame/PanelDePon Lip's Stick]] claims it debuted in 1996's ''Tetris Attack''. Lip, the character the item was named after, debuted in 1995 in ''Panel de Pon'' and wasn't even ''in'' ''Tetris Attack'': it was a DolledUpInstallment featuring characters from the Franchise/{{Yoshi}} series. Considering the previous two games where the item appeared got this right, this is a particularly egregious error. The US version identifies it correctly.
** [[http://www.pluggedin.com/games/2015/super-smash-bros.aspx Plugged In Online's]] review of ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros 3DS/Wii U]]'', when listing some of the many characters in the game(s), mention [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake]] as being among them. While Snake was in ''Brawl'', he unfortunately isn't in ''3DS/Wii U''.

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** In the European version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros ''Smash Bros. for Wii U'', the trophy for the item [[VideoGame/PanelDePon Lip's Stick]] "Lip's Stick" claims it debuted in 1996's ''Tetris Attack''. Lip, the character the item was named after, debuted in 1995 in ''Panel de Pon'' ''VideoGame/PanelDePon'' and wasn't even ''in'' ''Tetris ''in Tetris Attack'': it was a DolledUpInstallment featuring characters from the Franchise/{{Yoshi}} Yoshi series. Considering the previous two games where the item appeared got this right, this is a particularly egregious error. The US version identifies it correctly.
** [[http://www.pluggedin.com/games/2015/super-smash-bros.aspx Plugged In Online's]] review of ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super ''Super Smash Bros Bros. for 3DS/Wii U]]'', U'', when listing some of the many characters in the game(s), mention [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid [[VideoGame/MetalGear Snake]] as being among them. While Snake was in ''Brawl'', he unfortunately isn't in ''3DS/Wii U''.
21st Mar '17 6:38:10 AM KatanaCat
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** [[http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-modern-gaming-ruined-fun/ This article about "6 Ways Modern Gaming Has Ruined the Fun"]] complains about in-store event Pokémon distributions. These have existed since the very beginning of the series.



** One of Kirby's abilities is 'Sword', which gives him a hat that looks similar to [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]'s hat. For this reason, the Italian Official Nintendo Magazine kept calling it "Kirby wearing a Link disguise". It doesn't help that, when [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Kirby actually eats Link]], the weapon he gets is not the sword but either the Boomerang (in the original) or the Bow (in later chapters).

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** One of Kirby's abilities is 'Sword', which gives him a hat that looks similar to [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]'s hat. For this reason, the Italian Official Nintendo Magazine kept calling it "Kirby wearing a Link disguise". It doesn't help that, when [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Kirby actually eats Link]], the weapon he gets is not the sword but either the Boomerang (in the original) or the Bow (in later chapters).games).



** In the European version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', the trophy for the item [[VideoGame/PanelDePon Lip's Stick]] claims it debuted in 1996's ''Tetris Attack''. Lip, the character the item was named after, debuted in 1995 in ''Panel de Pon'' and wasn't even ''in'' ''Tetris Attack'': it was a DolledUpInstallment featuring characters from the Franchise/{{Yoshi}} series. Considering the previous two games where the item appeared got this right, this is a particularly egregious error. The US version ID's it correctly.

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** In the European version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', the trophy for the item [[VideoGame/PanelDePon Lip's Stick]] claims it debuted in 1996's ''Tetris Attack''. Lip, the character the item was named after, debuted in 1995 in ''Panel de Pon'' and wasn't even ''in'' ''Tetris Attack'': it was a DolledUpInstallment featuring characters from the Franchise/{{Yoshi}} series. Considering the previous two games where the item appeared got this right, this is a particularly egregious error. The US version ID's identifies it correctly.
20th Mar '17 4:09:38 PM Kadorhal
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* A while back, one of ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]]'''s weekend magazines had an issue with the main article being about cosplay. One of the photos accompanying said article was of a cosplayer dressed as Genesis, with the caption listing him as being from "''[[VideoGame/CrisisCoreFinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy VII: Crisis]] [[VideoGame/CrisisCoreFinalFantasyVII Call]]''".

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* A while back, one of ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]]'''s weekend magazines had an issue with the main article being about cosplay. One of the photos accompanying said article was of a cosplayer dressed as Genesis, with the caption listing him as being from "''[[VideoGame/CrisisCoreFinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy VII: Crisis]] [[VideoGame/CrisisCoreFinalFantasyVII Crisis Call]]''".
11th Mar '17 12:34:27 PM PhantomDusclops92
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** Also, a very common error made by media after ''Go'' was released is to refer at the franchise as a whole as "Pokémon Go", implying that the smartphone game is a FranchiseReboot. That is obviously not true.



*** The last chapter of the "Complete ''Ruby''/''Sapphire'' Pokédex" had some layout issues, and two paragraphs were retained from the part before that one. As a result, Beldum had the description of Spheal and, most importantly, ''the "how to get" paragraph in Rayquaza's card was retained from the Luvdisc one'', saying that you could get Rayquaza by fishing in the Ever Grande City waterfall. Many people still point at that bit to say that ''Pokémon World'' was a horrible magazine.

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*** The last chapter of the "Complete ''Ruby''/''Sapphire'' Pokédex" had some layout issues, and two paragraphs were retained from the part before that one. As a result, Beldum had the description of Spheal and, most importantly, ''the "how to get" paragraph in Rayquaza's card was retained from the Luvdisc one'', saying that you could get Rayquaza by fishing in the Ever Grande City waterfall. [[NeverLiveItDown Many people still point at that bit bit]] to say that ''Pokémon World'' was a horrible magazine.
3rd Mar '17 6:21:05 PM RacattackForce
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* ''VideoGame/LSDDreamEmulator'' is quite famous for being based on a dream journal. But on whose dreams was the game based? It must be Osamu Sato, the lead designer! Bonus points because Wikipedia rightly claims that the dream journal was kept by Hiroko Nishikawa, but the general public thinks Wikipedia is a bad source of information, and many gaming websites (who should know more about video games) claim it was kept by Sato.
* One review of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' didn't like the player character's name, "Cloaca Mahoney"... a [[HelloInsertNameHere deliberate joke name]] used by Angie Gallant's "LetsPlay" walkthrough of the game. The player character is named ''by'' the player at the start of the game, and the default name is Hiyoko Tousaka. They'd have known if they'd played the game... or even read the Let's Play, really.
* When the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' FPS was released on the Nintendo 64 in the UK, ''The Guardian'' newspaper chastised Nintendo for bleeping out all the swearwords. What they didn't know was that this was the norm for the show at that time: F and S words were bleeped out, even on UK channels where they didn't have to be after 9pm (the show was never on any earlier than that anyway) and even the PAL VHS releases at the time were still censored in this way, essentially meaning the game was just following the format of the show. Matt and Trey were interviewed on a documentary on Channel 4 where they even stated themselves that they thought the show was funnier with the bleeps and had been happy to leave them in. Though later episodes have been allowed to have more of these words to go uncensored, as well as being released on DVD without any bleeps, back in 1998 that wasn't the case at all.
* Gamers and some gaming media alike tend to believe that most PC games run on the Source engine just because other game engines look similar to it (and apparently the only popular games are ones made by Valve). In actuality, the Source engine is mostly used only by Valve, though they do license it, and it isn't the majority engine by a long shot.
* Don Reisinger of [[http://www.slashgear.com/why-nintendo-has-no-choice-but-to-go-multiplatform-11290129/ Slash gear]] said Nintendo had no choice but to go multi-platform and said that Activision has no plans for Wii U titles. Had he ever set foot in a game store, he might have noticed the fact that ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Giants'' was not only released on the Wii U, but that ''Skylanders Swap Force'' will be as well. He also apparently never heard of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/007_Legends 007 Legends]].

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* ''VideoGame/LSDDreamEmulator'' is quite famous for being based on a dream journal. But on whose dreams was the game based? It must be Osamu Sato, the lead designer! Bonus points because Wikipedia rightly claims that the dream journal was kept by Hiroko Nishikawa, a fellow employee at the development studio...but the general public thinks Wikipedia is a bad source of information, and many gaming websites (who should know more about video games) claim it was kept by Sato.
* One review of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' didn't like the player character's name, "Cloaca Mahoney"... a [[HelloInsertNameHere deliberate joke name]] used by Angie Gallant's "LetsPlay" walkthrough of the game. The player character is named ''by'' the player at the start of the game, and the default name is Hiyoko Tousaka. They'd have known if they'd played the game... or even read watched the Let's Play, really.
* When the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' FPS was released on the Nintendo 64 in the UK, ''The Guardian'' newspaper chastised Nintendo for bleeping out all the swearwords. What they didn't know was that this was the norm ''norm'' for the show at that time: F and S words were bleeped out, even on UK channels where they didn't have to be after 9pm (the show was never on any earlier than that anyway) and even the PAL VHS releases at the time were still censored in this way, essentially meaning the game was just following the format of the show. Matt and Trey were interviewed on a documentary on Channel 4 where they even stated themselves that they thought the show was funnier with the bleeps and had been happy to leave them in. Though later episodes have been allowed to have more of these words to go uncensored, as well as being released on DVD without any bleeps, back in 1998 that wasn't the case at all.
all. And considering that Nintendo would later publish ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' three years later, Nintendo probably would have allowed the game to be uncensored.
* Gamers and some gaming media alike tend to believe that most PC games run on the Source engine just because other game engines look similar to it (and apparently the only popular games are ones made by Valve). In actuality, the Source engine is mostly used only by Valve, though they do license it, it. Other game engines such as Unity and it isn't the majority engine Unreal see ''far'' more use by a long shot.
developers across PC and consoles.
* Don Reisinger of [[http://www.slashgear.com/why-nintendo-has-no-choice-but-to-go-multiplatform-11290129/ Slash gear]] said Nintendo had no choice but to go multi-platform in light of the Wii U's failure and said that Activision has no plans for Wii U titles. Had he ever set foot in a game store, he might have noticed the fact that ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Giants'' Activision was not only released on actually one of the Wii U, but that ''Skylanders Swap Force'' will be as well. He also apparently never heard of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/007_Legends 007 Legends]].few AAA developers to continue regularly developing games for the console: notably, the ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' series.



** Anothe Lore in a Minute example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNywLPYpNYI in their Phoenix Wright video]] it is stated that "Miles took over his father and became an esteemed prosecutor". In actuality, Miles Edgeworth's father was a defense attorney.

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** Anothe Another Lore in a Minute example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNywLPYpNYI in their Phoenix Wright video]] it is stated that "Miles took over his father and became an esteemed prosecutor". In actuality, Miles Edgeworth's father was a defense attorney.
3rd Mar '17 6:08:01 PM RacattackForce
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* Before and around its release, several articles claimed the WiiU to be "a new controller for the Wii". First of all, the controller is ''not'' the console, it's just a controller that comes with it, and secondly, it's an entirely new console, and its controller and games cannot be used on the Wii (though Wii games can run on the new console and use the new controller's ''screen'' while doing so). This has led to criticism... not of the media outlets, but of ''Nintendo'', with it becoming a widely held belief that the company should have given the system a different name to avoid this confusion, and that said confusion is to blame for the system's initial sales troubles.

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* Before and around its release, several articles claimed the WiiU to be "a new controller for the Wii". First of all, the controller tablet device is ''not'' the console, it's just a the main controller that comes with it, and it. And secondly, it's an entirely new console, and its controller and games cannot be used on the Wii (though Wii games can run on the new console and use the new controller's ''screen'' while doing so). This has led to criticism... but not of the media outlets, but of ''Nintendo'', with it becoming ''Nintendo''. It's a widely held belief belief, even by Nintendo themselves, that the company should have given the system a different name to avoid this the confusion, and that with said confusion is being partly to blame for the system's initial sales troubles.failure.
3rd Mar '17 5:57:15 PM RacattackForce
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** Even the ''Hyrule Historia'' had its share of typos. On the page describing the six sages, the Fire Medallion is incorrectly placed next to Nabooru, the Sage of Spirit, while the Spirit Medallion is placed next to Darunia, the Sage of Fire. This is somewhat understandable, since the one arranging the graphics probably thought the yellow Spirit Medallion looked more fitting next to the gold-skinned Goron, and likewise for the red Fire Medallion and the red-haired woman (the other medallions/sages are color coordinated as such.) However another error in the book involves the picture choice in the Official Timeline. To denote the placement of the game Four Swords in the timeline, they used a promotional picture from the Link to the Past GBA port with the Four Swords game built into it. The result is a split-screen picture with LttP Link on the left and the four Links of FS in the space that is strictly labled "Four Swords." The book also incorrectly labels the Wind Waker promotional art as being "from Niko's picture show."

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** Even the ''Hyrule Historia'' had its share of typos. On the page describing the six sages, the Fire Medallion is incorrectly placed next to Nabooru, the Sage of Spirit, while the Spirit Medallion is placed next to Darunia, the Sage of Fire. This is somewhat understandable, since the one arranging the graphics probably thought the yellow Spirit Medallion looked more fitting next to the gold-skinned Goron, and likewise for the red Fire Medallion and the red-haired woman (the other medallions/sages are color coordinated as such.) However another error in the book involves the picture choice in the Official Timeline. To denote the placement of the game Four Swords in the timeline, they used a promotional picture from the Link to the Past GBA port with the Four Swords game built into it. The result is a split-screen picture with LttP [=LttP=] Link on the left and the four Links of FS in the space that is strictly labled "Four Swords." The book also incorrectly labels the Wind Waker promotional art as being "from Niko's picture show."
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