History FunnyAneurysmMoment / VideoGames

21st Apr '17 1:16:26 AM Kadorhal
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', there's a funny sequence where Naomi Hunter lectures Solid Snake about what happens to the body when someone smokes, and informs him that if he carries on doing it he will get cancer and die. In ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', [[spoiler:Naomi dies, of cancer]]. Suddenly the conversation isn't funny, and it gets worse when Snake learns he's something much worse; a bio weapon that will spread once he dies unless he remotely commits suicide.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', there's a funny sequence where Naomi Hunter lectures Solid Snake about what happens to the body when someone smokes, and informs him that if he carries on doing it he will get cancer and die. In ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', [[spoiler:Naomi dies, of cancer]]. Suddenly the conversation isn't funny, and it gets worse when Snake learns he's something much worse; a bio weapon the old FOXDIE virus implanted in him back in the first ''Solid'', originally designed to only target and kill specific people, will soon become an uncontrollable bio-weapon that will spread once he dies kill people indiscriminately - [[DrivenToSuicide unless he remotely commits suicide.offs himself first]].



*** In an optional Codec call, Otacon will reprimand Snake for throwing away a lit cigarette into the harbor from the George Washington Bridge. Shortly after the release of the game, it was shown that Otacon wasn't the only person upset with Snake's actions, as quite a few people were in an uproar over this fact, enough to have Kojima have Naked Snake actually stamp out his Cigar just before doing his HALO jump at Tselinoyarsk in the next game.

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*** In an optional Codec call, Otacon will reprimand Snake for throwing away a lit cigarette into the harbor from the George Washington Bridge. Shortly after the release of the game, it was shown that Otacon wasn't the only person upset with Snake's actions, as quite a few people were in an uproar over this fact, enough to have Kojima have Naked Snake actually stamp out his Cigar cigar just before doing his HALO jump at Tselinoyarsk in the next game.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' managed to turn much of ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' into a FunnyAneurysmMoment: bad enough that Naked Snake ends up becoming [[spoiler:Big Boss, the villain of the first two ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games]], but ''[=MGS4=]'' reveals that the rest of your team - Sigint, Para-Medic and the all-important Major Zero - went on [[spoiler:with EVA and Ocelot to found the Patriots, the organization which eventually became the shadow government of the United States, and that Big Boss - originally one of the group - [[StartOfDarkness set off the Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land incidents]] in order to throw off their control]]. Furthermore, it's revealed that both Sigint and Para-Medic, a.k.a. [=DARPA=] Chief Donald Anderson, who probably indirectly created the [=AIs=], and Dr. Clark, the creator of the Les Enfants Terribles project and the person who turned Frank Jaeger into the Cyborg Ninja, were [[spoiler:both killed; Dr. Clark shortly before the events of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', and Sigint/Ocelot were aware of their true allegiances when Ocelot killed Sigint;]] by the end of ''[=MGS4=]'', none of the original members are left, though it's a surprise as to which one is ''really'' the last to die. [[spoiler: It's actually Big Boss, who survived ''Metal Gear 2'' and was in a coma until saved by Ocelot and EVA.]]

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' managed to turn much of ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' into a FunnyAneurysmMoment: bad enough that Naked Snake ends up becoming [[spoiler:Big Boss, the villain of the first two ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''Metal Gear'' games]], but ''[=MGS4=]'' reveals that the rest of your team - Sigint, Para-Medic and the all-important Major Zero - went on [[spoiler:with EVA and Ocelot to found the Patriots, the organization which eventually became the shadow government of the United States, and that Big Boss - originally one of the group - [[StartOfDarkness set off the Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land incidents]] in order to throw off their control]]. Furthermore, it's revealed that both Sigint and Para-Medic, a.k.a. [=DARPA=] Chief Donald Anderson, who probably indirectly created the [=AIs=], and Dr. Clark, the creator of the Les Enfants Terribles project and the person who turned Frank Jaeger into the Cyborg Ninja, were [[spoiler:both killed; Dr. Clark shortly before the events of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', and Sigint/Ocelot were aware of their true allegiances when Ocelot killed Sigint;]] by the end of ''[=MGS4=]'', none of the original members are left, though it's a surprise as to which one is ''really'' the last to die. [[spoiler: It's actually Big Boss, who survived ''Metal Gear 2'' and was in a coma until saved by Ocelot and EVA.]]
21st Apr '17 12:58:02 AM Kadorhal
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** Less seriously, an easy source of money early in the game is to sell off the sidearms for those officers you don't intend to immediately send off on call. [[GoodBadBugs Funny then]]... less so (or maybe moreso depending on your viewpoint) in TheNewTens with the LAPD's SWAT team being investigated for doing essentially the same thing.



* A possible InUniverse moment can happen in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas. In Old World Blues, the [[OmnicidalManiac toaster]] says that "Soon the world will burn in nuclear fire, [[AfterTheEnd again]]!" You can't help but laugh as the Toaster is AxCrazy yet [[HarmlessVillain harmless]] (because he is a toaster). Then, [[spoiler: Lonesome Road comes along, and the BigBad try to launch nuclear missiles at the NCR/Legion/Mojave depending on your relations with all the factions in the Mojave. Whether the nukes hit the Legion/NCR/Both or aren't launched depends on your choices.]]

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* A possible InUniverse moment can happen in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas. In Old World Blues, the [[OmnicidalManiac toaster]] says that "Soon the world will burn in nuclear fire, [[AfterTheEnd again]]!" You can't help but laugh as the Toaster is AxCrazy yet [[HarmlessVillain harmless]] (because he is a toaster). Then, [[spoiler: Lonesome Road comes along, and the BigBad try to launch nuclear missiles at the NCR/Legion/Mojave NCR/Legion/general Mojave depending on your relations with all the factions in the Mojave. Whether the nukes hit the Legion/NCR/Both or aren't launched depends on your choices.Mojave, and you get to pick if and where they're launched.]]



* The original box-art (on a flap) for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' (released 2000) featured a plane headed for the World Trade Center. As of September 11, [=RA2=] is only available in a boxed set with [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun two]] [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade other]] games (including expansion sets), as {{Feelies}} for [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert III]], and as part of The First Decade compilation CD, without the original box.
** On top of that, the game featured a mission in New York where the twin towers could be destroyed (They weren't part of an objective, and you were probably better off [[GarrisonableStructures garrisoning]] them). The patch changed the name of the towers to the generic "Civilian building". On top of ''that'', the first [=USSR=] mission is to burn down the Pentagon, which suffered attack scant days after the WTC bombing. ''EA never addressed this one''.

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* The original box-art (on a flap) for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' (released 2000) featured a plane headed for the World Trade Center. As of September 11, [=RA2=] is only available in a boxed set with [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun two]] [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade other]] games (including expansion sets), as {{Feelies}} for [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert III]], and as part of The First Decade compilation CD, CD or digitally through Origin - without the original box.
** On top of that, the game featured a mission in New York where the twin towers Twin Towers could be destroyed (They (they weren't part of an objective, and you were probably better off [[GarrisonableStructures garrisoning]] them). The patch changed the name of the towers to the generic "Civilian building". On top of ''that'', the first [=USSR=] mission is to burn down the Pentagon, which suffered attack scant days after the WTC bombing. ''EA never addressed this one''.



** An in-universe example could be at the end of Duke Nukem 3D. The end text crawl says look for a Duke Nukem 3D sequel soon. That sequel was released over 15 years later, to mixed critical reviews.

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** An in-universe example could be at the end of Duke ''Duke Nukem 3D.3D''. The end text crawl says look for a Duke Nukem 3D sequel soon. [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever That sequel was released over 15 years later, sequel]] took [[SequelGap fifteen years]] to come out, and got mixed critical reviews.reviews when it finally did.
20th Apr '17 11:45:46 PM Kadorhal
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** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as referring to [[spoiler:all the ShipTease between John and Cortana in ''4'', just before the latter ends up sacrificing herself]].
* In the early 1990s, ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' enjoyed massive popularity which can be credited to a vast community of fans making GameMods. One of which, "UAC Labs," featured modified enhanced gore, and levels where you are supposed to kill swarms of demons. The description of the WAD ends with "Good Luck Marine, and don't forget, KILL EEM AALLLL!" The copyright notice says "You may NOT change a damn thing with this WAD, if you do, i will blow you up." This mod was one of a handful made by UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} shooter Eric Harris (one of which included an on-screen gametesting credit for accomplice Dylan Klebold), [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/doom.asp and no, Eric did not make a Doom mod set in Columbine High School that allowed the player to shoot students]].

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** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, "[[RidiculousFutureSequelisation Halo 4]], I get a woman". [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Halo woman", part of the joke being that they weren't expecting the series to go on for four main games. [[spoiler:A ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' was released...did come out, eleven years later... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as referring to [[spoiler:all the ShipTease between John and Cortana in ''4'', just before the latter ends up sacrificing herself]].
* In the early 1990s, ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' enjoyed massive popularity which can be credited to a vast community of fans making GameMods. One of which, "UAC Labs," featured modified enhanced gore, and levels where you are supposed to kill swarms of demons. The description of the WAD ends with "Good Luck Marine, and don't forget, KILL EEM AALLLL!" The copyright notice says "You may NOT change a damn thing with this WAD, if you do, i will blow you up." This mod was one of a handful made by UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} shooter Eric Harris (one of which included an on-screen gametesting credit for accomplice Dylan Klebold), Klebold). Fortunately, the consistent rumors that he also made a mod set in Columbine that allowed the player to shoot students [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/doom.asp and no, Eric did not make a Doom mod set in Columbine High School that allowed the player to shoot students]].are all false]].
15th Apr '17 1:58:44 PM nombretomado
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** In ''[[{{VideoGame/Tron20}} Tron 2.0]]'', one of the story arcs is finding a "Tron Legacy" code. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the code is buggy and causes Ma3a to go AxCrazy and [[KillAllHumans declare all Users must be destroyed]].]] ''[[{{Tron20}} Tron 2.0]]'' also has the Sequencer, which allows Jet to split his discs into multiple copies and fight with them. Guess who does that in the sequel? Topping it off is the troubled relationship between Alan and Jet, which is a lot more creepy after you've seen ''{{WesternAnimation/TronUprising}}'' and watched the equally rocky relationship between Tron and Beck.

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** In ''[[{{VideoGame/Tron20}} Tron 2.0]]'', ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'', one of the story arcs is finding a "Tron Legacy" code. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the code is buggy and causes Ma3a to go AxCrazy and [[KillAllHumans declare all Users must be destroyed]].]] ''[[{{Tron20}} Tron 2.0]]'' ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' also has the Sequencer, which allows Jet to split his discs into multiple copies and fight with them. Guess who does that in the sequel? Topping it off is the troubled relationship between Alan and Jet, which is a lot more creepy after you've seen ''{{WesternAnimation/TronUprising}}'' and watched the equally rocky relationship between Tron and Beck.
21st Feb '17 8:43:22 AM EquestrianIdiot
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* The re-recording of [[Music/MotorHead Ace of Spades]] included in [[VideoGame/RockBand Rock Band 2]] and [[VideoGame/GuitarHero Guitar Hero Metallica]] changes the lyric "I don't wanna live forever, and don't forget the joker" to "I don't wanna live forever, that's right babe, but apparently I am". This became very uncomfortable after frontman Lemmy Kilmister's death from prostate cancer in December 2015.
15th Feb '17 8:15:07 AM Asbduhas
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[GenreSavvy Varric]] gets annoyed with Hawke for TemptingFate while [[spoiler:in the Fade.]] A funny little exchange between [[HeterosexualLifePartners two extremely]] [[PlatonicLifePartners close friends]] [[spoiler:that comes about five minutes before a situation where Hawke pulls a HeroicSacrifice to allow the others to escape]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[GenreSavvy Varric]] gets annoyed with Hawke for TemptingFate while [[spoiler:in the Fade.]] A funny little exchange between [[HeterosexualLifePartners two extremely]] [[PlatonicLifePartners close friends]] [[spoiler:that comes about five minutes before a situation where Hawke (potentially) pulls a HeroicSacrifice to allow the others to escape]].
30th Dec '16 10:15:57 PM Greenygal
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* At E3 1995, Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment America's "brief presentation" about the UsefulNotes/PlayStation consisted of one word: "299," a TakeThat against the UsefulNotews/SegaSaturn launch price of 399 USD. 11 years later, again at E3, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 presentation touted it as costing [[MemeticMutation FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE U.S. DOLLARS]],[[note]]For the 60 GB model; the 20 GB model would cost 499 USD[[/note]] significantly more expensive than [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} other consoles]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} of its generation]] at their respective launch dates.

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* At E3 1995, Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment America's "brief presentation" about the UsefulNotes/PlayStation consisted of one word: "299," a TakeThat against the UsefulNotews/SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn launch price of 399 USD. 11 years later, again at E3, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 presentation touted it as costing [[MemeticMutation FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE U.S. DOLLARS]],[[note]]For the 60 GB model; the 20 GB model would cost 499 USD[[/note]] significantly more expensive than [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} other consoles]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} of its generation]] at their respective launch dates.
22nd Dec '16 9:00:56 PM Tyjohnson616
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* VideoGame/VampireTheMasquradeBloodlines has a throw away line regarding the collapse of the European Union as a sign of Gehenna, the Classic WOD Vampire version of the Apocalypse. With Brexit and threats of other nations leaving, [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/08/28/merkels-sidekick-says-brexit-makes-europe-unstable-good-the-eu-should-collapse/ some]] [[http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/is-the-eu-in-danger-of-collapse-following-brexit/ reports suggest]][[http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/721930/Euro-European-Union-collapse-single-currency-Otmar-Issing the collapse]] may become a reality.

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* VideoGame/VampireTheMasquradeBloodlines VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines has a throw away line regarding the collapse of the European Union as a sign of Gehenna, the Classic WOD Vampire version of the Apocalypse. With Brexit and threats of other nations leaving, [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/08/28/merkels-sidekick-says-brexit-makes-europe-unstable-good-the-eu-should-collapse/ some]] [[http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/is-the-eu-in-danger-of-collapse-following-brexit/ reports suggest]][[http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/721930/Euro-European-Union-collapse-single-currency-Otmar-Issing the collapse]] may become a reality.
22nd Dec '16 9:00:08 PM Tyjohnson616
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* VideoGame/VampireTheMasquradeBloodlines has a throw away line regarding the collapse of the European Union as a sign of Gehenna, the Classic WOD Vampire version of the Apocalypse. With Brexit and threats of other nations leaving, [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/08/28/merkels-sidekick-says-brexit-makes-europe-unstable-good-the-eu-should-collapse/ some]] [[http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/is-the-eu-in-danger-of-collapse-following-brexit/ reports suggest]][[http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/721930/Euro-European-Union-collapse-single-currency-Otmar-Issing the collapse]] may become a reality.
21st Dec '16 9:55:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** In an elevator conversation, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Wrex]] can ask Kaidan whether he would win if he fought Shepard, and Kaidan replies that as Shepard is his superior officer, he can't imagine them fighting; this also implies that [[BadAss Wrex]] believes that Shepard would win against him. In the third game, [[spoiler:Shepard can (and potentially must, depending on how many mistakes you've made) kill Kaidan during the standoff with Udina]]. To make this a two-fer, [[spoiler:Shepard can also be forced to kill Wrex at one of two points in the game- if you fail to talk him down on Virmire or if you sabotage the genophage cure]].

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** In an elevator conversation, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Wrex]] can ask Kaidan whether he would win if he fought Shepard, and Kaidan replies that as Shepard is his superior officer, he can't imagine them fighting; this also implies that [[BadAss Wrex]] Wrex believes that Shepard would win against him. In the third game, [[spoiler:Shepard can (and potentially must, depending on how many mistakes you've made) kill Kaidan during the standoff with Udina]]. To make this a two-fer, [[spoiler:Shepard can also be forced to kill Wrex at one of two points in the game- if you fail to talk him down on Virmire or if you sabotage the genophage cure]].
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