History CowboyBebopAtHisComputer / VideoGames

22nd Aug '16 12:43:44 PM templar895
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* ''Videogame/BioShockInfinite'' got an article stating that [[http://designislaw.tumblr.com/post/56908254260/bioshock-infinitely-trampling-over-minorities-in-the the game is racist]], despite it showing the all-white society to be even more horrific and focusing on how racism is treated. Many gamers even found TheLottery cringe worthy with a majority of said gamers throwing the ball at the announcer rather than the mixed-race couple. [[http://designislaw.tumblr.com/post/54407385762/murderduders-the-men-without-souls-and-the-women-made From the same author]], he claims that the player can comfort Elizabeth and Ellie, from VideoGame/TheLastOfUs, with the press of a button. He seemingly missed that [[spoiler:Ellie is Joel's ReplacementGoldfish for his dead daughter, and Elizabeth actually is Booker's daughter.]] Later on, [[http://designislaw.tumblr.com/post/70292634713/the-allegiance-of-whiteness-the-games-village-of he now thinks that ''Bioshock: Infinite'' is satire, which it clearly isn't.]]
20th Aug '16 1:37:23 PM tho-to-though
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** Malaysian radio station BFM 89.9 was doing a report on how VideoGame/PokemonGo seemed to have reversed Nintendo's financial (mis)fortune on July 12th, 2016. How many things did they get wrong? For starters, they claim the purpose of the app was to go around catching [[FaceOfTheBand Pikachu]] on the smartphone, completely ignoring the fact that there's more pokémons than just Pikachu[[note]]To be fair tho, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their tweeter feed became flooded with corrections in record time and they apologized for the error just minutes after the story aired. The biggest kicker is that the station is owned by local conglomerate Media Prima, who also owns [=NTV7=] and [=TV9=], both who airs the anime (and is well known for screwing the anime over).

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** Malaysian radio station BFM 89.9 was doing a report on how VideoGame/PokemonGo seemed to have reversed Nintendo's financial (mis)fortune on July 12th, 2016. How many things did they get wrong? For starters, they claim the purpose of the app was to go around catching [[FaceOfTheBand Pikachu]] on the smartphone, completely ignoring the fact that there's more pokémons than just Pikachu[[note]]To be fair tho, though, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their tweeter feed became flooded with corrections in record time and they apologized for the error just minutes after the story aired. The biggest kicker is that the station is owned by local conglomerate Media Prima, who also owns [=NTV7=] and [=TV9=], both who airs the anime (and is well known for screwing the anime over).
3rd Aug '16 7:07:47 PM R1ck
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* In a strange example, an [[http://www.ff7citadel.com/press/pr_ff7-salesrecord.shtml official Sony press release]] describes ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' as "bringing back characters from previous games", listing Cloud, Cid Highwind, and Chocobos as examples, while featuring new characters like Aeris and Barret. In actuality, as each ''Final Fantasy'' game takes place in its own separate universe, the game does not truly feature any characters from previous games. Chocobos can be considered valid as they're a series mainstay (though they are a race, not a character), and the confusion for Cid possibly stems from the fact that he both is an airship-related man named Cid (another series mainstay) and has a last name calling back to Kain Highwind from ''IV'' and Ricard Highwind from ''II''. Saying that Cloud is an older character, however, is bullshit.

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* In a strange example, an [[http://www.ff7citadel.com/press/pr_ff7-salesrecord.shtml official Sony press release]] describes ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' as "bringing back characters from previous games", listing Cloud, Cid Highwind, and Chocobos as examples, while featuring new characters like Aeris and Barret. In actuality, as each ''Final Fantasy'' game takes place in its own separate universe, the game does not truly feature any characters from previous games. Chocobos can be considered valid as they're a series mainstay (though they are a race, not a character), and the confusion for Cid possibly stems from the fact that he both is an airship-related man named Cid (another series mainstay) and has a last name calling back to Kain Highwind from ''IV'' and Ricard Highwind from ''II''. Saying that Cloud is an older character, however, is bullshit.just plain wrong.



* Pick a story on ''VideoGame/NightTrap''. ''Any'' story. Chances are, it fits this.



* The Jehovah's Witness magazine ''Awake!'' once claimed that ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} '' is a game where you play as an "assassin" who goes around stabbing humans in the back.

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* The Jehovah's Witness magazine ''Awake!'' once claimed that ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} '' is a game where you play as an "assassin" who goes around stabbing humans in the back. There's quite a few games out there that would fit the bill, but not Halo.
2nd Aug '16 7:58:21 PM rjd1922
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** Website/YouTube personality [=TheJwittz=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uohYSISNJIc made a video]] about people mistakenly using his avatar as if it was an official ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' mascot, including on online ads, banner pages, a Peruvian newspaper, and a German street ad. To be fair, it does resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] in his mid-twenties, which is the predominant player demographic.
29th Jul '16 12:00:32 PM kablammin45
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** A certain news station reporting on ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' [[https://twitter.com/TokisPls/status/757728637034434560 not only featured a banner]] depicting Pokemon not in the game yet (Togepi and Mimicyu) but also inexplicably and most noticeably has [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Calie, one of the Squid Sisters]] (and most definitely not a Pokemon) among them.
26th Jul '16 8:59:10 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** Another error-filled report came from Italy, where a gossip magazine made an article about the game with a brief presentation of some Pokémon, with not only weird descriptions (Squirtle is "A turtle that can swim", Bulbasaur is "A reptilian", Pidgeotto "Is called pigeon but is actually a hawk"), but got two pictures wrong ("Pidgeotto" and "Mewtwo" were actually Pidgey and Mew).



** In 2015, the show introduced the 'Noobwatch' segment, where the viewers call out the hosts for invoking this trope by mistake. If caught, they [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment have to drink from the Noob cup.]]

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** *** In 2015, the show introduced the 'Noobwatch' segment, where the viewers call out the hosts for invoking this trope by mistake. If caught, they [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment have to drink from the Noob cup.]]
26th Jul '16 4:17:01 AM totoofze47
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** An issue of ''[=GamePro=]'' contained a mostly informative article about the glitch Pokémon [[TheMissingno Missingno.]]... with a picture of Togepi. It was captioned "Missingno. is one Pokémon you don't want to catch". Part of the reason for the glitch's fame is that [[GoodBadBugs it can duplicate the sixth item in the player's bag, leading to unnaturally large supplies of rare and useful items]].

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** An issue of ''[=GamePro=]'' contained a mostly informative article about the glitch Pokémon [[TheMissingno Missingno.]]... with a picture of Togepi. It was captioned "Missingno. is one Pokémon you don't want to catch". Part of the reason for the glitch's fame is that [[GoodBadBugs it can duplicate the sixth item in the player's bag, leading to unnaturally large supplies of rare and useful items]].[[labelnote:However...]]Some versions and cartridges of the games, mainly European ones, don't let you even encounter some forms of Missigno without crashing the game at best, so in a sense, they're not completely wrong.[[/labelnote]]
11th Jul '16 6:43:36 PM RAMChYLD
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** Malaysian radio station BFM 89.9 was doing a report on how VideoGame/PokemonGo seemed to have reversed Nintendo's financial (mis)fortune on July 12th, 2016. How many things did they get wrong? For starters, they claim the purpose of the app was to go around catching Pikachu on the smartphone[[note]]To be fair tho, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was more well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their tweeter feed became flooded with corrections in record time and they apologized for the error just minutes after that. The biggest kicker is that the station is owned by local conglomerate Media Prima, who also owns NTV7 and TV9, both who airs the anime (and is well known for screwing the anime over).

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** Malaysian radio station BFM 89.9 was doing a report on how VideoGame/PokemonGo seemed to have reversed Nintendo's financial (mis)fortune on July 12th, 2016. How many things did they get wrong? For starters, they claim the purpose of the app was to go around catching Pikachu [[FaceOfTheBand Pikachu]] on the smartphone[[note]]To smartphone, completely ignoring the fact that there's more pokémons than just Pikachu[[note]]To be fair tho, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was more well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their tweeter feed became flooded with corrections in record time and they apologized for the error just minutes after that. the story aired. The biggest kicker is that the station is owned by local conglomerate Media Prima, who also owns NTV7 [=NTV7=] and TV9, [=TV9=], both who airs the anime (and is well known for screwing the anime over).
11th Jul '16 6:40:00 PM RAMChYLD
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** Malaysian radio station BFM 89.9 was doing a report on how VideoGame/PokemonGo seemed to have reversed Nintendo's financial (mis)fortune on July 12th, 2016. How many things did they get wrong? For starters, they claim the purpose of the app was to go around catching Pikachu on the smartphone[[note]]To be fair tho, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was more well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their tweeter feed became flooded with corrections in record time and they apologized for the error just minutes after that. The biggest kicker is that the station is owned by local conglomerate Media Prima, who also owns NTV7 and TV9, both who airs the anime (and is well known for screwing the anime over).
3rd Jul '16 1:26:01 AM MissLovebat
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** One of Kirby's abilities is the Sword one, which gives him an hat very similar to [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]'s one. 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 the Sword one, 'Sword', which gives him an a hat very that looks similar to [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]'s one.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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