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* [[http://www.gry-online.pl/S016.asp?ID=31082 Certain polish review]] of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' mistakenly claims that Carlos and Q are returning characters, when both appeared in the ''VisualNovel/Zero Escape'' series for the first time. It also claims that game takes place on Mars. The test site where game takes place is supposed to ''simulate'' conditions on Mars and is in fact placed on Nevada desert, something everyone is well aware of.
9th Jun '17 5:03:58 PM HeroicJay
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* Official advertisements for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' stated that without Mario's help, various characters' wishes would never come true, such as Mallow finding his parents, Bowser getting his keep back, or Geno [[PinocchioSyndrome becoming a real boy]]. Geno is a star spirit possessing a doll for his goal of getting the pieces of the Star Road back - he never becomes human and never expresses any desire to do so.

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* Official advertisements for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' stated that without Mario's help, various characters' wishes would never come true, such as Mallow finding his parents, Bowser getting his keep back, or Geno [[PinocchioSyndrome becoming a real boy]].boy]], or Booster finding a bride. Geno is a star spirit possessing a doll for his goal of getting the pieces of the Star Road back - he never becomes human and never expresses any desire to do so. And as Booster is a minor villain attempting to take ''Peach'' as his bride, Mario does more to ''interfere'' with that than help. (Booster does, in fact, find a bride by the end of the game, but Mario himself had little to do with that.) At least the Mallow part was right.
9th Jun '17 4:06:01 PM KagSwirby
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The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise tends to attract this, thanks in no small part to its weird names and abundance of creatures.
* An embarrassing number of publications, including ''Time Magazine'', can't get the ''word'' Pokémon right, opting for mutations like Pokey-man or Pokeman. Or pluralizing it as "Pokémons", when the word is still just Pokémon.
* The September 1998 issue of ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' has a news blurb about the franchise (prior to its U.S. debut) that describes it as this: "He's yellow, he's fluffy, and in Japan he's bigger than big. Pokémon the "pocket monster" is about to hit the U.S. ... he's one bad ball of fluff!" Aside from the fact that the writer misnamed Pikachu as the actual race of creatures in the franchise, this gaffe is made even more unbelievable because the back page ''in the very same issue'' shows an ad with multiple Pokémon, including Pikachu.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNb3xJFzkc this video,]] a preacher warns us that [[EveryoneIsSatanInHell the whole point of Pokémon is to control spirits from the Dark Realm]].
* Another self-appointed cultural watchdog did press and television appearances warning parents that "Pokey-Man" was a tool of evil, and one piece of evidence that she offered up came from a strategy guide telling children how they could "catch a Mew by cheating with a [=GameShark=]." That sure sounds like a plot by [[{{Satan}} Ol' Gooseberry himself]] to convince innocent, apple-cheeked youngsters that cheating is okay, right? Well, you can simmer down, MoralGuardians, because the aforementioned [=GameShark=] was in fact a third-party hardware device for hacking game software that was not created or endorsed by Nintendo and was in no way exclusive to "Pokey-Man." In short: if your kids owned or asked for the device, chances are they'd already worked out the concept of cheating all on their own.
* The Italian ''Mickey Mouse Magazine'' somehow managed to use ''French'' names for some Pokémon. As a result, you could read about Psyduck and Golem in a page, and about Ronflex and Sulfura[[note]]Snorlax and Moltres[[/note]] in the other one. We don't get how they could get mixed up, since English names are the one regularly used in the Italian releases.
** Years later, they said that the Super Contests are the main objective of the game in ''Diamond and Pearl''. And the whole defeating Gym Leaders and the Pokémon League? According to them, if you didn't participate to at least one Super Contest you can't even leave Twinleaf Town. Even though no such Contests are even held in that town. That, guys, is what happens when you fail at reading the press release about the game.
* The blue mouse Pokémon Marill was revealed before it had been named, somehow leading to the nickname "Pikablu". The name appeared in countless publications and even on the Topps trading cards. ''[=PoJo=]'s Pokémon Magazine'' continued to use the name even after ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' had been localized.
* 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 Missingno without crashing the game at best, so in a sense, they're not completely wrong.[[/labelnote]]
* An Italian electronic encyclopedia claims that Pokémon are "64 horrid bug-dinosaur hybrids". Even the ''number'' is off and always has been, since the first generation alone had 151.
* A Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19087_the-9-most-offensive-911-references-in-pop-culture.html article listing 9 insensitive depictions of 9/11 in media]] noted ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''[='s=] Route 4 and desert ruins roughly correlating to Ground Zero ([[FantasyCounterpartCulture upon lining up Unova with New York]]) as #5. So far, so good... then it proceeds to claim that the desert was formed by a falling meteorite containing the legendary Pokémon Kyurem. Kyurem ''did'' crash-land in a meteorite, but the geographical anomaly formed in the process was the Giant Chasm, which is nowhere near Route 4. Less egregiously, the article gives Kyurem's height as 9'11" -- its actual height is the admittedly extremely close 9'10", although Pokémon are designed first in meters and then converted to feet for the English release.
* Then there's [[http://i51.tinypic.com/10n9hfr.png this]] hilarious bit of reporting on ''VideoGame/PokeParkWii''. You know it's bad when they identify Pokémon as "anime heroes" and "TV stars", ignoring their long history in gaming that predates the anime. Then it proceeds to misidentify most of the Pokémon on the page! Mew is now Shinx; the Fire-type Charmander is mistaken for the Grass-type Treecko, simply because they're both reptiles; Chikorita is called "Croagun", which is a typo of the completely different Pokémon Croagun'''k'''. Somehow they got Piplup right.
* The [[http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=32979&Title= ESRB rating synopsis for Pokemon Y]] refers to [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIGeodudeToBlissey Electrode]] as an attack. Strangely, it's corrected to Electro Ball on the X synopsis, but the error remains in the Y one.
* According to the first year of ''Guinness Book of World Records: Video Game Edition'', ''Pokémon'' was made by Sony.
* On a New England newspaper running an article about ''Pokémon'', a picture of Oshawott was labelled as Pikachu. [[SmallReferencePools You know, the most iconic character]].
* And then there's the infamous practice of referring to Red and Blue by their anime counterparts' names, Ash and Gary. It became a FandomBerserkButton.
* This [[http://www.vinereport.com/article/pokemon.omega.ruby.and.alpha.sapphire.news.hoopa.unbound.is.coming.this.july.character.to.reach.north.america.in.the.fall/1013.htm trainwreck of a Vine Report article]] calls the Nintendo 3DS the "Pokémon 3DS", neglects to capitalize the names of Pokémon types, refers to Hoopa as a "psychic or mythical" Pokémon, and claims that its alternate form "will feature a Focus Sash with four powerful and well-loved attacks". Technically it's both Psychic and mythical, but it isn't a pure Psychic-type, as it is also half-Ghost. Also, the Hoopa movie (which isn't even referred to as a movie, the article just says it "premieres this summer") is referred to by its translated Japanese title, ''Archdjinni of the Rings'', rather than its English title, ''Hoopa and the Clash of Ages''. Also, the Focus Sash is a held item that's completely separate from Hoopa's set of attacks. Hoopa Unbound is also called an evolution of Hoopa, rather than a form change. Any ''Pokémon'' fan worth their salt knows that Mythical Pokemon never evolve. Oh, and it says that the "first version" of the Generation VI games was released in November 2014, when the first Generation VI game pair, ''X'' and ''Y'', were released in October 2013. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', which are separate from X and Y, came after them in 2014.
* Nintendo's ''official website'' for Pokémon's 20th anniversary states, in the games timeline, that in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo were playable. Mewtwo was not in the game (albeit, according to the Japanese website for the game, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it was indeed originally going to be playable]]), and it is playable only in ''Melee'' (as an unlockable character) and in the UsefulNotes/WiiU[=/=]3DS version (as DownloadableContent). They later fixed that bit, but still...
* An article on the ''Retro Gaming'' magazine about ''Pokémon''[='=]s 20th anniversary had a box talking about the various spinoffs from the franchise, with a tidbit in each paragraph mentioning how many sequels that spinoff had. That's fine, until it mentions that ''Pokémon Dash'' got two sequels, which is wrong since there never was a single sequel to that game.
* Not even IGN is immune to ''Pokémon''-related examples of this trope, as, [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/02/pokemon-sun-and-moon-new-legendaries-characters-named-and-detailed in this article about]] ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', they mention how Rotom (the Ghost/Electric-type Pokémon) was introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', when Rotom has actually been around since ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. They later corrected this.
* 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 12, 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 are more Pokémon than just Pikachu[[note]]To be fair though, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their Twitter 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, which also owns [=NTV7=] and [=TV9=], both of which air the anime (and are well known for [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwing the anime over]]).
** 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).
** A certain news station reporting on ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' [[https://twitter.com/TokisPls/status/757728637034434560 not only featured a banner]] depicting Pokémon not in the game yet (though Togepi has since been added to the game; Mimikyu still has a long way to go) but also inexplicably and most noticeably has Callie, who is one of the Squid Sisters from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' (and most definitely not a Pokémon), among them.
** Website/YouTube personality [=TheJWittz=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uohYSISNJIc made a video]] about people mistakenly using his avatar as if it were 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.
* [[http://www.itechpost.com/articles/44168/20161020/pokemon-sun-and-moon-is-better-than-pokemon-go.htm This article]] on why ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' will be even better than ''VideoGame/PokemonGo''. It's a pretty nice idea, considering how ''Pokémon Go'' had overshadowed the main series ''Pokémon'' games for a while, and this could serve as a way to bring new fans into the main series games. However, it makes some absolutely egregious errors. For starters, it states that the games "started as a cartoon", which is why they have a cartoony art style, despite the fact that the ''Pokémon'' anime is ''based on'' the games. It then states that in previous games, players had to go to two different buildings--the Pokémon Marts and Pokémon Centers--to both heal Pokémon and get supplies, and that ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are the first games to combine the two. In fact, the two buildings have been combined since 2010's Generation V. The end of the article then states that [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Team Rocket]] has been replaced by Team Skull, as if Team Rocket was in all the previous generations before ''Sun'' and ''Moon''. Team Rocket in the games was only present in Generations I and II and their remakes in Generations III and IV, respectively, and after that they were replaced by Teams Magma and Aqua, starting the concept of a new evil team for each region, with Team Skull being the evil team for Alola.
* 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 ContinuityReboot. That is obviously not true.
** Some people assume that Pokemon consists only of ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' and not anything else beforehand.
* [[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. Distribution-only Pokémon have existed since the beginning of the series, and the practice of distributing them at stores is actually ''more'' convenient than distributing them via contests, which is how it was generally done with the first two generations.
* Italian magazine ''Pokémon World'' (later ''Pokémon Mania'') had so many errors that it isn't even funny:
** First, during the whole Generation 3 period, they randomly decided that the official Italian translations for the names of items and moves suck because they're not literal, blatantly saying that in their opinion that ''the Google Translate translations are better''. Basically, they screwed up kids for months, since their obsession with incorrect translations made it impossible for many people to find the Sea Incense and Deepseatooth/Deepseascale.
*** 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]] to say that ''Pokémon World'' was a horrible magazine.
** They often confused the Pokédex with the Pokénav, merging them into a single item with a map functionality that allows people to see not only where Lati@s is, but also makes it possible to know ''[[ThatOneSidequest the exact tiles in Route 121]]'' ''[[GuideDangIt where Feebas is found]]''. Such a function doesn't exist, but they were totally certain it did.
** Once, in the pages where they reviewed Pokémon fansites, they reviewed a site [[RougeAnglesOfSatin filled with spelling errors]]. For three months, [[WhatAnIdiot the magazine staff thought that Brock's name was actually spelled]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Brok"]], after reading it written like that in that site.
** Their strategy guide of ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness'' said once that Primal Dialga is only in ''Time'', while ''Darkness'' features Primal Palkia. There is no Primal Palkia in either game. Palkia does appear near the end of the post-game story, but not in any "primal" form.
** In the merchandising pages, they once described a Delibird plush as being "an albino Noctowl in a Santa costume".
** At least twice they mentioned on the cover "''Pokémon [=LeafGreen=] and '''[=GoldRed=]'''''".
** The British publication wasn't safe either. In the Wi-Fi battle section, it claimed that their [[ComMon Starly]] managed to wipe out the opponent's Salamence at full HP with Ice Shard. Not only can Starly not learn that move without glitches, but considering the conditions of the field at the time (no Stealth Rock, Starly had no boosts etc.), Salamence would have lost less than ''one-third'' of its HP...:
--->'''-1 252+ Atk Starly Ice Shard vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Salamence: 92-112 (27.7 - 33.7%) -- 0.2% chance to 3HKO'''
** On the competitive battling section, the Italian magazine once opined (around Platinum's release) that Website/{{Smogon}} shouldn't place Garchomp in the "Uber" tier because he has a glaring weakness to Ice (takes x4 damage from Ice-type attacks). According to them, "You either remove Garchomp or place Tyranitar and Metagross in the Uber tier too". Not only are there other Uber-tier Pokémon with double weaknesses, but Metagross does not have a double weakness at all.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJD9B0za9k this]] video, where WebVideo/JonTron references the {{creepypasta}} [[http://cdnl.complex.com/assets/CHANNEL_IMAGES/VIDEO_GAMES/2013/01/content/ghost2.png Pokémon Creepy Black]], he manages to give not one, but two wrong descriptions. More specifically, he said that it was "the one where Pokémon die instead of faint" and "the one with the version of Lavender Town that made those Japanese kids get mysteriously ill". Creepy Black is actually about having the ability to "Curse" your opponents (Pokémon ''and'' trainers) and make them mysteriously disappear. Lavender Town Syndrome is an unrelated creepypasta regarding Lavender Town's background music in the original Japanese releases of the ''official'' games, and some other unrelated creepypastas involve Pokemon dying instead of fainting. [[RuleOfFunny However, knowing Jon]], [[JustifiedTrope it was probably intentional.]]
** In the same video he mentions VideoGame/{{Moemon}} as if it was a bootleg. It's a GameMod though, not even meant to be sold on sketchy stores.
* A very painful one comes from [=VG24/7=], where they manage to call ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', as seen [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/254dc07cdc40eaf1defafd12ae006951/tumblr_nbd5doIrbf1qjkyovo1_500.png here]]. ''Ouch.''
** According to the Italian news site [=TgCom24=], "Pokémon Omega and Ruby" are remakes of "Pokémon Omega and Sapphire".
** And, according to the Italian newspaper ''[[https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10868006_915995711744677_9100238793165885436_n.jpg?oh=06f08dde774cb607336dc609b4d211ca&oe=550DC4B7&__gda__=1427349007_340af64099c0f515e39d3a8fb80d578c Il Giornale]]'', the release date of these games was 12/10/14 for most of the world and 12/12/14 in Europe. The dates were actually 11/21/14 and 11/28/14.
* An Italian toy commercial for new Pokémon figures haves the narrator say "Litten fights against Popplio!" when showing the Litten and ''Rowlet'' figures.
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The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise tends to attract this, thanks in no small part to its weird names and abundance of creatures.
* An embarrassing number of publications, including ''Time Magazine'', can't get the ''word'' Pokémon right, opting for mutations like Pokey-man or Pokeman. Or pluralizing it as "Pokémons", when the word is still just Pokémon.
* The September 1998 issue of ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' has a news blurb about the franchise (prior to its U.S. debut) that describes it as this: "He's yellow, he's fluffy, and in Japan he's bigger than big. Pokémon the "pocket monster" is about to hit the U.S. ... he's one bad ball of fluff!" Aside from the fact that the writer misnamed Pikachu as the actual race of creatures in the franchise, this gaffe is made even more unbelievable because the back page ''in the very same issue'' shows an ad with multiple Pokémon, including Pikachu.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNb3xJFzkc this video,]] a preacher warns us that [[EveryoneIsSatanInHell the whole point of Pokémon is to control spirits from the Dark Realm]].
* Another self-appointed cultural watchdog did press and television appearances warning parents that "Pokey-Man" was a tool of evil, and one piece of evidence that she offered up came from a strategy guide telling children how they could "catch a Mew by cheating with a [=GameShark=]." That sure sounds like a plot by [[{{Satan}} Ol' Gooseberry himself]] to convince innocent, apple-cheeked youngsters that cheating is okay, right? Well, you can simmer down, MoralGuardians, because the aforementioned [=GameShark=] was in fact a third-party hardware device for hacking game software that was not created or endorsed by Nintendo and was in no way exclusive to "Pokey-Man." In short: if your kids owned or asked for the device, chances are they'd already worked out the concept of cheating all on their own.
* The Italian ''Mickey Mouse Magazine'' somehow managed to use ''French'' names for some Pokémon. As a result, you could read about Psyduck and Golem in a page, and about Ronflex and Sulfura[[note]]Snorlax and Moltres[[/note]] in the other one. We don't get how they could get mixed up, since English names are the one regularly used in the Italian releases.
** Years later, they said that the Super Contests are the main objective of the game in ''Diamond and Pearl''. And the whole defeating Gym Leaders and the Pokémon League? According to them, if you didn't participate to at least one Super Contest you can't even leave Twinleaf Town. Even though no such Contests are even held in that town. That, guys, is what happens when you fail at reading the press release about the game.
* The blue mouse Pokémon Marill was revealed before it had been named, somehow leading to the nickname "Pikablu". The name appeared in countless publications and even on the Topps trading cards. ''[=PoJo=]'s Pokémon Magazine'' continued to use the name even after ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' had been localized.
* 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 Missingno without crashing the game at best, so in a sense, they're not completely wrong.[[/labelnote]]
* An Italian electronic encyclopedia claims that Pokémon are "64 horrid bug-dinosaur hybrids". Even the ''number'' is off and always has been, since the first generation alone had 151.
* A Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19087_the-9-most-offensive-911-references-in-pop-culture.html article listing 9 insensitive depictions of 9/11 in media]] noted ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''[='s=] Route 4 and desert ruins roughly correlating to Ground Zero ([[FantasyCounterpartCulture upon lining up Unova with New York]]) as #5. So far, so good... then it proceeds to claim that the desert was formed by a falling meteorite containing the legendary Pokémon Kyurem. Kyurem ''did'' crash-land in a meteorite, but the geographical anomaly formed in the process was the Giant Chasm, which is nowhere near Route 4. Less egregiously, the article gives Kyurem's height as 9'11" -- its actual height is the admittedly extremely close 9'10", although Pokémon are designed first in meters and then converted to feet for the English release.
* Then there's [[http://i51.tinypic.com/10n9hfr.png this]] hilarious bit of reporting on ''VideoGame/PokeParkWii''. You know it's bad when they identify Pokémon as "anime heroes" and "TV stars", ignoring their long history in gaming that predates the anime. Then it proceeds to misidentify most of the Pokémon on the page! Mew is now Shinx; the Fire-type Charmander is mistaken for the Grass-type Treecko, simply because they're both reptiles; Chikorita is called "Croagun", which is a typo of the completely different Pokémon Croagun'''k'''. Somehow they got Piplup right.
* The [[http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=32979&Title= ESRB rating synopsis for Pokemon Y]] refers to [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIGeodudeToBlissey Electrode]] as an attack. Strangely, it's corrected to Electro Ball on the X synopsis, but the error remains in the Y one.
* According to the first year of ''Guinness Book of World Records: Video Game Edition'', ''Pokémon'' was made by Sony.
* On a New England newspaper running an article about ''Pokémon'', a picture of Oshawott was labelled as Pikachu. [[SmallReferencePools You know, the most iconic character]].
* And then there's the infamous practice of referring to Red and Blue by their anime counterparts' names, Ash and Gary. It became a FandomBerserkButton.
* This [[http://www.vinereport.com/article/pokemon.omega.ruby.and.alpha.sapphire.news.hoopa.unbound.is.coming.this.july.character.to.reach.north.america.in.the.fall/1013.htm trainwreck of a Vine Report article]] calls the Nintendo 3DS the "Pokémon 3DS", neglects to capitalize the names of Pokémon types, refers to Hoopa as a "psychic or mythical" Pokémon, and claims that its alternate form "will feature a Focus Sash with four powerful and well-loved attacks". Technically it's both Psychic and mythical, but it isn't a pure Psychic-type, as it is also half-Ghost. Also, the Hoopa movie (which isn't even referred to as a movie, the article just says it "premieres this summer") is referred to by its translated Japanese title, ''Archdjinni of the Rings'', rather than its English title, ''Hoopa and the Clash of Ages''. Also, the Focus Sash is a held item that's completely separate from Hoopa's set of attacks. Hoopa Unbound is also called an evolution of Hoopa, rather than a form change. Any ''Pokémon'' fan worth their salt knows that Mythical Pokemon never evolve. Oh, and it says that the "first version" of the Generation VI games was released in November 2014, when the first Generation VI game pair, ''X'' and ''Y'', were released in October 2013. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', which are separate from X and Y, came after them in 2014.
* Nintendo's ''official website'' for Pokémon's 20th anniversary states, in the games timeline, that in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo were playable. Mewtwo was not in the game (albeit, according to the Japanese website for the game, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it was indeed originally going to be playable]]), and it is playable only in ''Melee'' (as an unlockable character) and in the UsefulNotes/WiiU[=/=]3DS version (as DownloadableContent). They later fixed that bit, but still...
* An article on the ''Retro Gaming'' magazine about ''Pokémon''[='=]s 20th anniversary had a box talking about the various spinoffs from the franchise, with a tidbit in each paragraph mentioning how many sequels that spinoff had. That's fine, until it mentions that ''Pokémon Dash'' got two sequels, which is wrong since there never was a single sequel to that game.
* Not even IGN is immune to ''Pokémon''-related examples of this trope, as, [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/02/pokemon-sun-and-moon-new-legendaries-characters-named-and-detailed in this article about]] ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', they mention how Rotom (the Ghost/Electric-type Pokémon) was introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', when Rotom has actually been around since ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. They later corrected this.
* 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 12, 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 are more Pokémon than just Pikachu[[note]]To be fair though, the app isn't available in Malaysia[[/note]]. However, more egregiously, they claimed that Nintendo was well known for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. Their Twitter 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, which also owns [=NTV7=] and [=TV9=], both of which air the anime (and are well known for [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwing the anime over]]).
** 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).
** A certain news station reporting on ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' [[https://twitter.com/TokisPls/status/757728637034434560 not only featured a banner]] depicting Pokémon not in the game yet (though Togepi has since been added to the game; Mimikyu still has a long way to go) but also inexplicably and most noticeably has Callie, who is one of the Squid Sisters from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' (and most definitely not a Pokémon), among them.
** Website/YouTube personality [=TheJWittz=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uohYSISNJIc made a video]] about people mistakenly using his avatar as if it were 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.
* [[http://www.itechpost.com/articles/44168/20161020/pokemon-sun-and-moon-is-better-than-pokemon-go.htm This article]] on why ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' will be even better than ''VideoGame/PokemonGo''. It's a pretty nice idea, considering how ''Pokémon Go'' had overshadowed the main series ''Pokémon'' games for a while, and this could serve as a way to bring new fans into the main series games. However, it makes some absolutely egregious errors. For starters, it states that the games "started as a cartoon", which is why they have a cartoony art style, despite the fact that the ''Pokémon'' anime is ''based on'' the games. It then states that in previous games, players had to go to two different buildings--the Pokémon Marts and Pokémon Centers--to both heal Pokémon and get supplies, and that ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are the first games to combine the two. In fact, the two buildings have been combined since 2010's Generation V. The end of the article then states that [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Team Rocket]] has been replaced by Team Skull, as if Team Rocket was in all the previous generations before ''Sun'' and ''Moon''. Team Rocket in the games was only present in Generations I and II and their remakes in Generations III and IV, respectively, and after that they were replaced by Teams Magma and Aqua, starting the concept of a new evil team for each region, with Team Skull being the evil team for Alola.
* 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 ContinuityReboot. That is obviously not true.
** Some people assume that Pokemon consists only of ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' and not anything else beforehand.
* [[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. Distribution-only Pokémon have existed since the beginning of the series, and the practice of distributing them at stores is actually ''more'' convenient than distributing them via contests, which is how it was generally done with the first two generations.
* Italian magazine ''Pokémon World'' (later ''Pokémon Mania'') had so many errors that it isn't even funny:
** First, during the whole Generation 3 period, they randomly decided that the official Italian translations for the names of items and moves suck because they're not literal, blatantly saying that in their opinion that ''the Google Translate translations are better''. Basically, they screwed up kids for months, since their obsession with incorrect translations made it impossible for many people to find the Sea Incense and Deepseatooth/Deepseascale.
*** 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]] to say that ''Pokémon World'' was a horrible magazine.
** They often confused the Pokédex with the Pokénav, merging them into a single item with a map functionality that allows people to see not only where Lati@s is, but also makes it possible to know ''[[ThatOneSidequest the exact tiles in Route 121]]'' ''[[GuideDangIt where Feebas is found]]''. Such a function doesn't exist, but they were totally certain it did.
** Once, in the pages where they reviewed Pokémon fansites, they reviewed a site [[RougeAnglesOfSatin filled with spelling errors]]. For three months, [[WhatAnIdiot the magazine staff thought that Brock's name was actually spelled]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Brok"]], after reading it written like that in that site.
** Their strategy guide of ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness'' said once that Primal Dialga is only in ''Time'', while ''Darkness'' features Primal Palkia. There is no Primal Palkia in either game. Palkia does appear near the end of the post-game story, but not in any "primal" form.
** In the merchandising pages, they once described a Delibird plush as being "an albino Noctowl in a Santa costume".
** At least twice they mentioned on the cover "''Pokémon [=LeafGreen=] and '''[=GoldRed=]'''''".
** The British publication wasn't safe either. In the Wi-Fi battle section, it claimed that their [[ComMon Starly]] managed to wipe out the opponent's Salamence at full HP with Ice Shard. Not only can Starly not learn that move without glitches, but considering the conditions of the field at the time (no Stealth Rock, Starly had no boosts etc.), Salamence would have lost less than ''one-third'' of its HP...:
--->'''-1 252+ Atk Starly Ice Shard vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Salamence: 92-112 (27.7 - 33.7%) -- 0.2% chance to 3HKO'''
** On the competitive battling section, the Italian magazine once opined (around Platinum's release) that Website/{{Smogon}} shouldn't place Garchomp in the "Uber" tier because he has a glaring weakness to Ice (takes x4 damage from Ice-type attacks). According to them, "You either remove Garchomp or place Tyranitar and Metagross in the Uber tier too". Not only are there other Uber-tier Pokémon with double weaknesses, but Metagross does not have a double weakness at all.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJD9B0za9k this]] video, where WebVideo/JonTron references the {{creepypasta}} [[http://cdnl.complex.com/assets/CHANNEL_IMAGES/VIDEO_GAMES/2013/01/content/ghost2.png Pokémon Creepy Black]], he manages to give not one, but two wrong descriptions. More specifically, he said that it was "the one where Pokémon die instead of faint" and "the one with the version of Lavender Town that made those Japanese kids get mysteriously ill". Creepy Black is actually about having the ability to "Curse" your opponents (Pokémon ''and'' trainers) and make them mysteriously disappear. Lavender Town Syndrome is an unrelated creepypasta regarding Lavender Town's background music in the original Japanese releases of the ''official'' games, and some other unrelated creepypastas involve Pokemon dying instead of fainting. [[RuleOfFunny However, knowing Jon]], [[JustifiedTrope it was probably intentional.]]
** In the same video he mentions VideoGame/{{Moemon}} as if it was a bootleg. It's a GameMod though, not even meant to be sold on sketchy stores.
* A very painful one comes from [=VG24/7=], where they manage to call ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', as seen [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/254dc07cdc40eaf1defafd12ae006951/tumblr_nbd5doIrbf1qjkyovo1_500.png here]]. ''Ouch.''
** According to the Italian news site [=TgCom24=], "Pokémon Omega and Ruby" are remakes of "Pokémon Omega and Sapphire".
** And, according to the Italian newspaper ''[[https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10868006_915995711744677_9100238793165885436_n.jpg?oh=06f08dde774cb607336dc609b4d211ca&oe=550DC4B7&__gda__=1427349007_340af64099c0f515e39d3a8fb80d578c Il Giornale]]'', the release date of these games was 12/10/14 for most of the world and 12/12/14 in Europe. The dates were actually 11/21/14 and 11/28/14.
* An Italian toy commercial for new Pokémon figures haves the narrator say "Litten fights against Popplio!" when showing the Litten and ''Rowlet'' figures.
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* An Italian toy commercial for new Pokémon figures haves the narrator say "Litten fights against Popplio!" when showing the Litten and ''Rowlet'' figures.
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozuc9CJ5odw this Kids' WB promo]], Lou Bega sings that Misty had a Vulpix. Vulpix was Brock's Pokemon at the time.
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** The German media at that time really enjoyed purposefully giving out false claims about video games. The Bild-Zeitung (a newspaper about as "good" as "The Sun") showed a picture taken out of the uncut version of SoldierOfFortune2 (which is outlawed in Germany, by the way, and our version has all the blood and gore removed and the enemies replaced for robots) taking heavy advantage of the damage system (LudicrousGibs) and said that it was a screenshot of ''VideoGame/CounterStrike 2''. This game doesn't even exist.

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** The German media at that time really enjoyed purposefully giving out false claims about video games. The Bild-Zeitung (a newspaper about as "good" as "The Sun") showed a picture taken out of the uncut version of SoldierOfFortune2 VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune2 (which is outlawed in Germany, by the way, and our version has all the blood and gore removed and the enemies replaced for robots) taking heavy advantage of the damage system (LudicrousGibs) and said that it was a screenshot of ''VideoGame/CounterStrike 2''. This game doesn't even exist.



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

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** In an article about VideoGame/DiddyKongRacingDS, VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing DS, they referred to Dixie Kong as "Daisy".
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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNb3xJFzkc this video,]] a preacher warns us that [[EveryoneIsSatanInHell the whole point of Pokémon is to control spirits from the Dark Realm]].

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* In [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNb3xJFzkc this video,]] a preacher warns us that [[EveryoneIsSatanInHell the whole point of Pokémon is to control spirits from the Dark Realm]].



** The British publication wasn't safe either. In the Wi-Fi battle section, it claimed that their [[ComMon Starly]] managed to wipe out the opponent's Salamence at full [=HP=] with Ice Shard. Not only can Starly not learn that move without glitches, but considering the conditions of the field at the time (no Stealth Rock, Starly had no boosts etc.), Salamence would have lost less than ''one-third'' of its HP...:

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** The British publication wasn't safe either. In the Wi-Fi battle section, it claimed that their [[ComMon Starly]] managed to wipe out the opponent's Salamence at full [=HP=] HP with Ice Shard. Not only can Starly not learn that move without glitches, but considering the conditions of the field at the time (no Stealth Rock, Starly had no boosts etc.), Salamence would have lost less than ''one-third'' of its HP...:



* Several fans (and even one commercial when it was released) for some reason refer to ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle]]'' as "Sonic Adventure Battle 2". Of course, there was no "Sonic Adventure Battle 1", and ''[=SA2B=]'' is actually a UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo GameCube}} remake of ''Sonic Adventure 2''. The "''Battle''" in the title refers to the slight improvements made to the two-player mode of the game.

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* Several fans (and even one commercial when it was released) for some reason refer to ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle]]'' as "Sonic Adventure Battle 2". Of course, there was no "Sonic Adventure Battle 1", and ''[=SA2B=]'' is actually a UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo GameCube}} UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube remake of ''Sonic Adventure 2''. The "''Battle''" in the title refers to the slight improvements made to the two-player mode of the game.



*** Worse, because of Sonic's color, a few actually believe he's an ''urchin''. The fact that the word for "porcupine" and "urchin" in PT-BR is the exactly same one, "ouriço", doesn't help matters.

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*** Worse, because of Sonic's color, a few actually believe he's an ''urchin''. The fact that the word for "porcupine" and "urchin" in PT-BR is the exactly same one, Brazilian Portuguese, "ouriço", is exactly the same doesn't help matters.



*** 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.]]cup]].



** 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."
* 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. [[http://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 [[http://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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** 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.) 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."
* 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. [[http://www.[[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 [[http://www.[[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.



** FNC never really learned from any of this and they still routinely give air time to the standard compliment of {{moral guardians}} in order to sling mud at [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch games that they've never played but heard were controversial.]]

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** FNC never really learned from any of this and they still routinely give air time to the standard compliment complement of {{moral guardians}} MoralGuardians in order to sling mud at [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch games that they've never played but heard were controversial.]]controversial]].



* An infamous video on Website/{{YouTube}} shows Brazilian evangelist Josue Yrion demonizing popular games of the time. His most infamous quotes: "The most-- one of the most dirty and perverse games Nintendo ever created"-Yrion on [[Franchise/MortalKombat the game that helped create the ESRB]] "Resident Eevil. The evil, resides in you (this is a Nintendo). Evil possesses you. You are a slave of evil, you are martirized by evil, you serve evil and live on evil". "Doom Namba Too. Doom Número Dosssss. You can see the devil, Hell, souls going in. [Later he shows a magazine with the quote 'So, how's Hell?'] Look at what it says here: How. To go. To Hell!"

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* An infamous video on Website/{{YouTube}} Website/YouTube shows Brazilian evangelist Josue Yrion demonizing popular games of the time. His most infamous quotes: "The most-- one of the most dirty and perverse games Nintendo ever created"-Yrion on [[Franchise/MortalKombat the game that helped create the ESRB]] "Resident Eevil. The evil, resides in you (this is a Nintendo). Evil possesses you. You are a slave of evil, you are martirized by evil, you serve evil and live on evil". "Doom Namba Too. Doom Número Dosssss. You can see the devil, Hell, souls going in. [Later he shows a magazine with the quote 'So, how's Hell?'] Look at what it says here: How. To go. To Hell!"



* There is also Piotr Natanek, a controversial Polish priest (he has been officially suspended by the Catholic Church, but it didn't scare off his followers). In his infamous sermon (available on Youtube) about the occult, he warns the believers against playing "demonic computer games" such as: ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diabolo]]'', ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dagones Drank]]'', ''Quake'', ''[[RolePlayingGame RPG]]'' (yeah, it seems to be a title, not a genre), ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pookemons]]'' [[{{DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment}} and]] ''[[{{Pokemon}} Kieszonkowe potwory]]'' (literally ''pocket monsters'' in Polish – not to be confused with [[{{Manga/PocketMonsters}} manga]]).

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* There is also Piotr Natanek, a controversial Polish priest (he has been officially suspended by the Catholic Church, but it didn't scare off his followers). In his infamous sermon (available on Youtube) about the occult, he warns the believers against playing "demonic computer games" such as: ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diabolo]]'', ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dagones Drank]]'', ''Quake'', ''[[RolePlayingGame RPG]]'' (yeah, it seems to be a title, not a genre), ''[[{{Pokemon}} ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pookemons]]'' [[{{DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment}} [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and]] ''[[{{Pokemon}} ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Kieszonkowe potwory]]'' (literally ''pocket monsters'' in Polish – not to be confused with [[{{Manga/PocketMonsters}} [[Manga/PocketMonsters manga]]).



* The Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas has an exhibit dedicated to technology. On display is a timeline showing various advances in computer tech. It features a panel discussing IdSoftware and its prominence in the TheNineties with games such as ''{{Videogame/Doom}}'' and ''{{Videogame/Quake}}'', and a screenshot with the caption "Doom's first-person perspective and detailed graphics created a new immersive game experience." There's a reason why those graphics look so detailed: the screenshot is from ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]'', not the original ''Doom''.

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* The Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas has an exhibit dedicated to technology. On display is a timeline showing various advances in computer tech. It features a panel discussing IdSoftware and its prominence in the TheNineties with games such as ''{{Videogame/Doom}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''{{Videogame/Quake}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', and a screenshot with the caption "Doom's first-person perspective and detailed graphics created a new immersive game experience." There's a reason why those graphics look so detailed: the screenshot is from ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]'', not the original ''Doom''.



* ''[=GamePro=]'' printed a guide to unlocking the secret characters in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. In it, they made several glaring errors, such as calling [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Sheik]] [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] (funny, considering what the two [[SamusIsAGirl have in common]]), and printing what they apparently thought was a picture of Marth, except it was a picture of Geoffrey, a totally unrelated ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' character who not only does not exist in the same universe as Marth, but fights with a [[BladeOnAStick lance]] instead of a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]], and on horseback. Apparently, everybody with blue hair is the same person.

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* ''[=GamePro=]'' printed a guide to unlocking the secret characters in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. In it, they made several glaring errors, such as calling [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Sheik]] [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] (funny, considering what the two [[SamusIsAGirl have in common]]), and printing what they apparently thought was a picture of Marth, except it was a picture of Geoffrey, a totally unrelated ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' character who not only does not exist in the same universe as Marth, but fights with a [[BladeOnAStick lance]] instead of a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]], and on horseback. Apparently, everybody with blue hair is the same person.



** In a preview for the original ''Super Smash Bros.'', IGN referred to Captain Falcon as "Blue Falcon," mistaking the name of his ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' vehicle for his name.

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** In a preview for the original ''Super Smash Bros.'', IGN referred to Captain Falcon as "Blue Falcon," mistaking the name of his ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' ''VideoGame/FZero'' vehicle for his name.



** One of their writers also seems convinced that Sonic the Hedgehog's buddy Tails is a mutant squirrel, even after someone wrote in to tell him that he's a fox. It's mainly just a {{running gag}} he uses to get a rise out of the fans.

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** One of their writers also seems convinced that Sonic the Hedgehog's buddy Tails is a mutant squirrel, even after someone wrote in to tell him that he's a fox. It's mainly just a {{running gag}} RunningGag he uses to get a rise out of the fans.



* According to [[http://www.zeit.de/2008/40/OdE49-Medien this Die Zeit article]], ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' is a {{racing game}}. Not entirely untrue, however, though most of the racing missions in the series tend to be optional and [[ThatOneLevel extremely frustrating]].
* Another ''GTA'' example: the Quebec newspaper 24 Heures claims that ''GTA: Chinatown Wars'' is focused on "the Asian gang" (The Triad) from ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City''... Even if they meant ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'', ''CW'' is part of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' era, which is as unrelated as possible (plotwise, anyways) to the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' era (which ''LCS'' is a part of; and for the record, the Triad did appear briefly in ''GTAIV''.). They also managed to switch around the text caption for the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' screenshots on the same article as said goof.

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* According to [[http://www.zeit.de/2008/40/OdE49-Medien this Die Zeit article]], ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' is a {{racing game}}.RacingGame. Not entirely untrue, however, though most of the racing missions in the series tend to be optional and [[ThatOneLevel extremely frustrating]].
* Another ''GTA'' example: the Quebec newspaper 24 Heures claims that ''GTA: Chinatown Wars'' is focused on "the Asian gang" (The Triad) from ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City''... Even if they meant ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'', ''CW'' is part of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' era, which is as unrelated as possible (plotwise, anyways) to the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' era (which ''LCS'' is a part of; and for the record, the Triad did appear briefly in ''GTAIV''.).''GTAIV''). They also managed to switch around the text caption for the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' screenshots on the same article as said goof.



* A Fox affiliate made a news report warning parents to look out for potential pedophilic activity on the 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.]]

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



* In the same fashion, fresh and new case here people: another anti-gaming segment on Alan Titchmarsh show ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryH2WemACIM hit the link]] for more details). You can see some very interesting claims such as:

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* In the same fashion, fresh and new case here people: another anti-gaming segment on Alan Titchmarsh show ([[http://www.([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryH2WemACIM hit the link]] for more details). You can see some very interesting claims such as:



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP5bR1o-elg "Grog XD"]] report. Some dim-witted Argentine journalists found the famous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stYQXgQb6vI "grog recipe"]] from ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' on Website/{{Facebook}} and presented it as an example of "evil harmful alcoholic recipes available on the interwebs, [[FelonyMisdemeanor that teenagers could drink before going out to dance!"]]. They didn't realize it was tongue-in-cheek, nor noticed "XD" is an emoticon. Later on, a vending machine with "Grog XD" [[AscendedMeme showed up]] in the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', which for many was a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP5bR1o-elg "Grog XD"]] report. Some dim-witted Argentine journalists found the famous [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stYQXgQb6vI "grog recipe"]] from ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' on Website/{{Facebook}} and presented it as an example of "evil harmful alcoholic recipes available on the interwebs, [[FelonyMisdemeanor that teenagers could drink before going out to dance!"]]. They didn't realize it was tongue-in-cheek, nor noticed "XD" is an emoticon. Later on, a vending machine with "Grog XD" [[AscendedMeme showed up]] in the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', which for many was a CrowningMomentOfFunny.



* There was a very {{egregious}}ly inaccurate documentary about video games on the Creator/DiscoveryChannel once (this was in Poland, so maybe it was localisation problems). The documentary stated for example that Nintendo systems were never ever released in Europe, that Nintendo and Mario went dead, forgotten and extinct just when the [=PlayStation=] was released (despite showing [=GameCube=] and Wii footage, consoles which came out years after the original [=PlayStation=]), that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' was the [[FailedASpotCheck first]] ''GTA'' game, that Microsoft began its console gaming business with a gaming console called "Xbox Live", and such.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKoahtmcHY&feature=PlayList&p=UdMzgejDH1w This]] "What if Video Games Were Real" sketch features a joke based on ''Metal Gear Solid'', in which Snake is instructed to "Infiltrate Otacon's new base". For those not versed on the ''Metal Gear'' series, Otacon is pretty much the only character who is always on the same side as the player. Nor has he ever had a base, unless the airship they live in in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' counts.

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* There was a very {{egregious}}ly JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly inaccurate documentary about video games on the Creator/DiscoveryChannel once (this was in Poland, so maybe it was localisation problems). The documentary stated for example that Nintendo systems were never ever released in Europe, that Nintendo and Mario went dead, forgotten and extinct just when the [=PlayStation=] was released (despite showing [=GameCube=] and Wii footage, consoles which came out years after the original [=PlayStation=]), that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' was the [[FailedASpotCheck first]] ''GTA'' game, that Microsoft began its console gaming business with a gaming console called "Xbox Live", and such.
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKoahtmcHY&feature=PlayList&p=UdMzgejDH1w This]] "What if Video Games Were Real" sketch features a joke based on ''Metal Gear Solid'', in which Snake is instructed to "Infiltrate Otacon's new base". For those not versed on the ''Metal Gear'' series, Otacon is pretty much the only character who is always on the same side as the player. Nor has he ever had a base, unless the airship they live in in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' counts.



* Public network France 2 gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQfaAm4IVDI this helpful report]] on the perils of [[{{MMORPG}} "meuporg"]] addiction.

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* Public network France 2 gives us [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQfaAm4IVDI this helpful report]] on the perils of [[{{MMORPG}} "meuporg"]] addiction.



* At the time of its release, it was not uncommon to read about a game called ''"[[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jack and Dexter]]"''. There were even video game stores that carried it under that title. And it still happens: [[http://anothervideogameblog.com/2011/07/04/new-jack-and-dexter-game-on-the-cards/ this video game blog]] for example uses the erroneous names. [[http://anothervideogameblog.com/2011/10/02/weekend-blast-me-3-feature-jack-and-dexter-collection-uncharted-3-batllefied-3-beta-vita-limit-batman-ac/ Twice.]] Likewise, there is a good number of reviews to be found on Website/{{Youtube}} that consistently refer to Jak as Jax.

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* At the time of its release, it was not uncommon to read about a game called ''"[[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jack and Dexter]]"''. There were even video game stores that carried it under that title. And it still happens: [[http://anothervideogameblog.com/2011/07/04/new-jack-and-dexter-game-on-the-cards/ this video game blog]] for example uses the erroneous names. [[http://anothervideogameblog.com/2011/10/02/weekend-blast-me-3-feature-jack-and-dexter-collection-uncharted-3-batllefied-3-beta-vita-limit-batman-ac/ Twice.]] Likewise, there is a good number of reviews to be found on Website/{{Youtube}} Website/YouTube that consistently refer to Jak as Jax.



* The live-action ''{{VisualNovel/Ace Attorney}}'' movie. A reviewer writing for the International Film Festival of Rotterdam clearly has no idea what ''Gyakuten Saiban'' really is about. [[http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/gyakuten-saiban/ While his summary of the movie is quite accurate]], he's made several inaccurate statements regarding ''Ace Attorney''. He stated that [[http://aceattorney.sparklin.org Ace Attorney Online]] is where you can find a "free trial package". As in, you can find free trials sponsored by Capcom. Capcom does not sponsor fansites, and the owner of the fansite has always said that the site was never sponsored by Capcom. This reviewer also implies that Ace Attorney Online is the official site for the ''Ace Attorney'' series. This caused a bit of a panic that the owner of the site had to make it doubly clear that the website is neither affiliated with Capcom nor is it the official site for ''Ace Attorney''. The reviewer also claimed that ''Ace Attorney'' resembles a "non-digital board game" akin to ''Settlers of Catan''. Also he claims that it kinda made him understand why someone would turn "a game, which is not very visual, into a film." Ace Attorney is certainly not a "non-digital board game". And the very nature of {{Visual Novel}}s (which ''Ace Attorney'' really is) make this a very visual game.

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* The live-action ''{{VisualNovel/Ace Attorney}}'' ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' movie. A reviewer writing for the International Film Festival of Rotterdam clearly has no idea what ''Gyakuten Saiban'' really is about. [[http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/gyakuten-saiban/ While his summary of the movie is quite accurate]], he's made several inaccurate statements regarding ''Ace Attorney''. He stated that [[http://aceattorney.sparklin.org Ace Attorney Online]] is where you can find a "free trial package". As in, you can find free trials sponsored by Capcom. Capcom does not sponsor fansites, and the owner of the fansite has always said that the site was never sponsored by Capcom. This reviewer also implies that Ace Attorney Online is the official site for the ''Ace Attorney'' series. This caused a bit of a panic that the owner of the site had to make it doubly clear that the website is neither affiliated with Capcom nor is it the official site for ''Ace Attorney''. The reviewer also claimed that ''Ace Attorney'' resembles a "non-digital board game" akin to ''Settlers of Catan''. Also he claims that it kinda made him understand why someone would turn "a game, which is not very visual, into a film." Ace Attorney is certainly not a "non-digital board game". And the very nature of {{Visual Novel}}s (which ''Ace Attorney'' really is) make this a very visual game.



* Before and around its release, several articles claimed the WiiU to be "a new controller for the Wii". First of all, the tablet device is ''not'' the console, it's just the main 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...but not of the media outlets, but of ''Nintendo''. It's a widely held belief, even by Nintendo themselves, that the company should have given the system a different name to avoid the confusion, with said confusion being partly to blame for the system's failure.

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* Before and around its release, several articles claimed the WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU to be "a new controller for the Wii". First of all, the tablet device is ''not'' the console, it's just the main 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...but not of the media outlets, but of ''Nintendo''. It's a widely held belief, even by Nintendo themselves, that the company should have given the system a different name to avoid the confusion, with said confusion being partly to blame for the system's failure.



* Near the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AUhiQ1py3Y this]] Lore in a Minute video, they say that in ''[[VideoGame/MirrorsEdge Mirror's Edge]]'', "Faith must follow all things inexplicably painted red". They aren't really red; it's a visual representation of how Faith can easily spot something to... [[BuffySpeak do parkour stuff on]]. They also only turn red after you come close enough, and "Runner Vision" can be turned off[[note]]In the Hard difficulty setting, the game doesn't even let you have it on.[[/note]].
** 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.

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* Near the end of [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AUhiQ1py3Y this]] Lore in a Minute video, they say that in ''[[VideoGame/MirrorsEdge Mirror's Edge]]'', "Faith must follow all things inexplicably painted red". They aren't really red; it's a visual representation of how Faith can easily spot something to... [[BuffySpeak do parkour stuff on]]. They also only turn red after you come close enough, and "Runner Vision" can be turned off[[note]]In the Hard difficulty setting, the game doesn't even let you have it on.[[/note]].
** Another Lore in a Minute example: [[http://www.[[https://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.



* ''Videogame/{{Bully}}'' was widely criticized for glamorizing and rewarding schoolyard bullying. While Jimmy Hopkins is by no means a model student, the entire storyline revolves around him trying to ''put a stop'' to the bullying at Bullworth - but since most of the critics made their comments based purely on the name before game content was available, this isn't surprising. Jack Thompson even claimed the game was a Columbine massacre simulator. Even if you ignore the objectives in the game and do your own thing, murder isn't possible.

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* ''Videogame/{{Bully}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' was widely criticized for glamorizing and rewarding schoolyard bullying. While Jimmy Hopkins is by no means a model student, the entire storyline revolves around him trying to ''put a stop'' to the bullying at Bullworth - but since most of the critics made their comments based purely on the name before game content was available, this isn't surprising. Jack Thompson even claimed the game was a Columbine massacre simulator. Even if you ignore the objectives in the game and do your own thing, murder isn't possible.



** The book glosses over the graphics card, chipset and API competition of the time in {{BroadStrokes}}. The time periods of the Voodoo (1996), Voodoo 2 (1998) and Voodoo 3 (1999) correspond to the release of Quake (1996), Quake 2 (1997), and Quake 3 (1999). Someone who played the 3D accelerated games of the time would be familiar with Voodoo cards or their competition, having to purchase and install the cards to run the games in the first place. The book treats the reader as someone who has experience with neither, when those very same people might be the ones interested in picking up such a book. The next paragraph begins: "The hard-core gamers flipped at the results, which made the game at least 20 percent faster and smoother. Once they saw 3-D acceleration, they would never go back, and they eagerly spent the few hundred dollars to upgrade their machines."

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** The book glosses over the graphics card, chipset and API competition of the time in {{BroadStrokes}}.BroadStrokes. The time periods of the Voodoo (1996), Voodoo 2 (1998) and Voodoo 3 (1999) correspond to the release of Quake (1996), Quake 2 (1997), and Quake 3 (1999). Someone who played the 3D accelerated games of the time would be familiar with Voodoo cards or their competition, having to purchase and install the cards to run the games in the first place. The book treats the reader as someone who has experience with neither, when those very same people might be the ones interested in picking up such a book. The next paragraph begins: "The hard-core gamers flipped at the results, which made the game at least 20 percent faster and smoother. Once they saw 3-D acceleration, they would never go back, and they eagerly spent the few hundred dollars to upgrade their machines."



* {{Creator/ITV}} documentary ''Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA'' showed footage of a 1988 attack on a helicopter by [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles IRA]] forces. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8792315/ITV-Gaddafi-documentary-claimed-videogame-was-terrorist-footage.html Eagle-eyed viewers pointed out]] the footage was actually close to 2009; {{VideoGame/ARMA}} II, to be precise. Even if you take into account that someone was obvious filming the screen to get the footage, this shouldn't have been mistaken for reality.

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* {{Creator/ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} documentary ''Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA'' showed footage of a 1988 attack on a helicopter by [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles IRA]] forces. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8792315/ITV-Gaddafi-documentary-claimed-videogame-was-terrorist-footage.html Eagle-eyed viewers pointed out]] the footage was actually close to 2009; {{VideoGame/ARMA}} VideoGame/{{ARMA}} II, to be precise. Even if you take into account that someone was obvious filming the screen to get the footage, this shouldn't have been mistaken for reality.



* [[http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/games/2000/doom1.html This review]] of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' from the Protestant website [=ChristianAnswers.net=] greatly exaggerates the violence in the game, claiming that "when you end up being killed ... the screen pans back to show your dying body crumpled to the ground and the bloodthirsty demons eating you like a piece of meat" -- nothing like this ever happens in the game. Also, completing each level supposedly takes "scores if not hundreds of hours," and "extra points are given for a shot in the head" (there's no such things as "points" in the game, and there's no way to make headshots, either.) Interestingly, a lot of these features ARE in the popular ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' mod[[note]](Note that the review precedes the mod by ten years.)[[/note]] (among them, fatalities both for the player and for enemies, and the ability to score headshots with the starting rifle), but points are still not present, and levels can be as short as a few minutes if you understand where to go.

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* [[http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/games/2000/doom1.html This review]] of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' from the Protestant website [=ChristianAnswers.net=] greatly exaggerates the violence in the game, claiming that "when you end up being killed ... the screen pans back to show your dying body crumpled to the ground and the bloodthirsty demons eating you like a piece of meat" -- nothing like this ever happens in the game. Also, completing each level supposedly takes "scores if not hundreds of hours," and "extra points are given for a shot in the head" (there's no such things as "points" in the game, and there's no way to make headshots, either.) either). Interestingly, a lot of these features ARE in the popular ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' mod[[note]](Note that the review precedes the mod by ten years.)[[/note]] (among them, fatalities both for the player and for enemies, and the ability to score headshots with the starting rifle), but points are still not present, and levels can be as short as a few minutes if you understand where to go.
16th May '17 6:09:05 AM GastonRabbit
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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.

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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 Distribution-only Pokémon have existed since the very beginning of the series.series, and the practice of distributing them at stores is actually ''more'' convenient than distributing them via contests, which is how it was generally done with the first two generations.
13th May '17 5:04:31 PM nombretomado
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* A report about violence in videogames by the German show Focus TV also showed what was going on at a LAN party. They first tried to convince the public that the freeware shooter "Cube" was outlawed in Germany and then went on to say that now the participants of the LAN had switched to VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3, which they described as "Ballern bis die Aliens kommen!" ("Shoot until the aliens come", paraphrasing the German saying "X tun bis der Arzt kommt" ("Do [[LetXBeTheUnknown X]] until the doctor arrives!", an equivalent to "Party hard!"). The kicker? The footage shown was from "StarCraft - Brood War". Then they had an interview with the CEO at CryTek, stating that this was the developer responsible for 90% of the violent games published (or rather NOT PUBLISHED) in Germany. Even when all the games they had released at the time were ''VideoGame/FarCry'' and ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}''.

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* A report about violence in videogames by the German show Focus TV also showed what was going on at a LAN party. They first tried to convince the public that the freeware shooter "Cube" was outlawed in Germany and then went on to say that now the participants of the LAN had switched to VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3, which they described as "Ballern bis die Aliens kommen!" ("Shoot until the aliens come", paraphrasing the German saying "X tun bis der Arzt kommt" ("Do [[LetXBeTheUnknown X]] until the doctor arrives!", an equivalent to "Party hard!"). The kicker? The footage shown was from "StarCraft - Brood War".''VideoGame/StarcraftBroodWar''. Then they had an interview with the CEO at CryTek, stating that this was the developer responsible for 90% of the violent games published (or rather NOT PUBLISHED) in Germany. Even when all the games they had released at the time were ''VideoGame/FarCry'' and ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}''.
9th May '17 6:30:50 PM KagSwirby
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** In their reviews of ''Super Smash Bros.'' and ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', they said that Link's moveset includes the slingshot with the Gasha seeds from [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames the Oracle games]] (to the point that, instead of the ''Smash'' official artworks featuring an ''Ocarina of Time''-styled Link, they kept using artworks from the ''Oracle'' games in these articles), when actually the ranged weapon Link uses in every ''Super Smash Bros.'' game is the boomerang (Bow and arrow were introduced in ''Melee''). Worse, the first ''Smash Bros.'' game predates the release of either ''Oracle of...'' by over two years.


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** In Pokemon Mania's reviews of ''Super Smash Bros.'' and ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', they said that Link's moveset includes the slingshot with the Gasha seeds from [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames the Oracle games]] (to the point that, instead of the ''Smash'' official artworks featuring an ''Ocarina of Time''-styled Link, they kept using artworks from the ''Oracle'' games in these articles), when actually the ranged weapon Link uses in every ''Super Smash Bros.'' game is the boomerang (Bow and arrow were introduced in ''Melee''). Worse, the first ''Smash Bros.'' game predates the release of either ''Oracle of...'' by over two years.
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