History HarsherInHindsight / VideoGames

7th Aug '17 11:45:44 AM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''entire plot'' of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' turned out to be horrifyingly prophetic. The game, released in 2003, is about a massive terrorist army, the Global Liberation Army (GLA) rampaging across the Middle East and Central Asia, toppling national governments, and obtaining [=WMDs=], with joint American and Chinese efforts required to combat them. At the time, this was considered over-the-top and really exaggerated. Then in 2014, 11 years later, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was established, and is a terrorist army hundreds of thousands of men strong rampaging across the Middle East and using the same tactics the GLA did, such as murdering civilians indiscriminately, routing the Iraqi army, nearly destroying a dam, and looting hundreds of millions of dollars from banks in conquered cities. Furthermore, their leader is calling for recruits from areas as far away as Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. America's military has gotten sucked back into the Middle East just when it thought its business in Iraq was done, and there are calls for China to send military forces to Iraq to help combat ISIS.

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* The ''entire plot'' of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' turned out to be horrifyingly prophetic. prophetic.
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The game, released in 2003, is about a massive terrorist army, the Global Liberation Army (GLA) rampaging across the Middle East and Central Asia, toppling national governments, and obtaining [=WMDs=], with joint American and Chinese efforts required to combat them. At the time, this was considered over-the-top and really exaggerated. Then in 2014, 11 years later, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was established, and is a terrorist army hundreds of thousands of men strong rampaging across the Middle East and using the same tactics the GLA did, such as murdering civilians indiscriminately, routing the Iraqi army, nearly destroying a dam, and looting hundreds of millions of dollars from banks in conquered cities. Furthermore, their leader is calling for recruits from areas as far away as Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. America's military has gotten sucked back into the Middle East just when it thought its business in Iraq was done, and there are calls for China to send military forces to Iraq to help combat ISIS.
7th Aug '17 11:44:13 AM MyFinalEdits
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** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu1Kmss7UJo Oil ocean zone.]] (Counts extra within that particular video, since the uploader's username has "bp" in it.)
*** Double for [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog the comic]] which is Sonic and Bunnie in said zone. [[WordOfGod Ian Flynn]] has stated that he planned the storyline before the Oil Spill.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu1Kmss7UJo Oil ocean zone.]] (Counts extra within Note that particular video, since the video uploader's username has "bp" in it.)
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) [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog the The comic]] which is also has Sonic and Bunnie in said zone. [[WordOfGod Ian Flynn]] has stated that he planned the storyline before the Oil Spill.
6th Aug '17 5:09:32 AM Siempie
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** Double for [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog the comic]] which is Sonic and Bunnie in said zone. [[WordOfGod Ian Flynn]] has stated that he planned the storyline before the Oil Spill.

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** *** Double for [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog the comic]] which is Sonic and Bunnie in said zone. [[WordOfGod Ian Flynn]] has stated that he planned the storyline before the Oil Spill.



** Minor one for the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, Madonna (a scrapped human character, probably based on the singer by the same name) [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned on being Sonic's girlfriend early on]], but the idea was dropped because of fear that American viewers would be disgusted with the human-animal relationships. Come ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', and it turns out that ''they were right'', as the Elise and Sonic romance scenes was one of the most criticized aspects, especially with [[spoiler:Elise kissing Sonic to resurrect him after getting killed by Mephiles through the power of the Chaos Emeralds,]] which is stated to be the single worst moment in the whole game.

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** Minor one for the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, Madonna (a scrapped human character, probably based on the singer by the same name) [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned on being Sonic's girlfriend early on]], but the idea was dropped because of fear that American viewers would be disgusted with the [[InterspeciesRomance human-animal relationships.relationships]]. Come ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', and it turns out that ''they were right'', as the Elise and Sonic romance scenes was one of the most criticized aspects, especially with [[spoiler:Elise kissing Sonic to resurrect him after getting killed by Mephiles through the power of the Chaos Emeralds,]] which is stated to be the single worst moment in the whole game.
6th Aug '17 5:06:32 AM Siempie
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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu1Kmss7UJo Oil ocean zone.]] (Counts extra within that particular video, since the uploader's username has "bp" in it.)

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
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''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu1Kmss7UJo Oil ocean zone.]] (Counts extra within that particular video, since the uploader's username has "bp" in it.)



* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'': Perfect Chaos laying waste to Station Square in his fury is much harsher after the flooding of New Orleans and the tsunami at Tokyo. It gets harsher with every such tidal disaster that happens.
* Minor one for the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, Madonna (a scrapped human character, probably based on the singer by the same name) [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned on being Sonic's girlfriend early on]], but the idea was dropped because of fear that American viewers would be disgusted with the human-animal relationships. Come ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', and it turns out that ''they were right'', as the Elise and Sonic romance scenes was one of the most criticized aspects, especially with [[spoiler:Elise kissing Sonic to resurrect him after getting killed by Mephiles through the power of the Chaos Emeralds,]] which is stated to be the single worst moment in the whole game.

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* ** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'': Water-god Perfect Chaos laying waste to Station Square in his fury is much harsher after the flooding of New Orleans and the tsunami at Tokyo. It gets harsher with every such tidal disaster that happens.
* ** Minor one for the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, Madonna (a scrapped human character, probably based on the singer by the same name) [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned on being Sonic's girlfriend early on]], but the idea was dropped because of fear that American viewers would be disgusted with the human-animal relationships. Come ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', and it turns out that ''they were right'', as the Elise and Sonic romance scenes was one of the most criticized aspects, especially with [[spoiler:Elise kissing Sonic to resurrect him after getting killed by Mephiles through the power of the Chaos Emeralds,]] which is stated to be the single worst moment in the whole game.game.
** [[https://youtu.be/XKjOJuPjiu4 Infinite's theme]] from ''Videogame/SonicForces'' is incredibly reminiscent of ''Music/LinkinPark'''s music, and the singer has stated that the song is heavily inspired by them. Sadly, the song was publicly released on July 20th 2017, the same day that Linkin Park's singer Chester Bennington commited suicide by hanging.
5th Jul '17 1:15:22 PM TheKaizerreich
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** The ExpansionPack then prophesized that the GLA will defeat the USA and drive them away into isolationism, then invade Europe with both sleeper cells awakening and open shipment of hardware, and finally China will come in and defeat them, at the cost of having to use nuclear weapons on European soil. While an actual invasion had not happened in reality since the Americans managed to drive ISIS into a corner, sleeper cells and terrorists pretending to be refugees did manage to slip into Europe and caused horrible crimes.
24th Jun '17 7:57:54 AM comicwriter
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* Comicbook/SpiderMan's ending in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' has Mary Jane ask "So does Spider-Man have room in his universe for a wife and child?" Spider-Man and MJ's unborn child would later die in ''Comicbook/TheCloneSaga'', and their marriage would subsequently be {{Retcon}}ed out of existence years later during ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay''.
17th Jun '17 3:42:07 PM bobwolf
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* In [[VideoGame/Halo4 Halo 4]] Cortana saying "I'm not doing this for mankind" revealed how much she cared for Master Chief. In [[VideoGame/Halo5Guardians Halo 5]] [[spoiler: This takes on a much darker light when it's revealed how callous she can be to humans who aren't John.]]
27th May '17 3:58:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the opening to ''VideoGame/TheCombatribes'' on the SNES, the center of all evil in New York is run by a group called Ground Zero. They became "Guilty Zero" in the VirtualConsole version.

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* In the opening to ''VideoGame/TheCombatribes'' on the SNES, the center of all evil in New York is run by a group called Ground Zero. They became "Guilty Zero" in the VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole version.
23rd Apr '17 7:58:08 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', amongst other games, all featured terrorist attacks in Paris. In 2015, Paris was hit by two horrible terrorist attacks, one at the Charlie Hebdo offices in January and another city-wide attack in November, and was hit ''again'' in 2017. Following these three tragedies, especially November 2015 attack, the games become very dark to watch. And the date of the attacks in ''Battlefield 3'' was ''November 13, 2014'' -- exactly one year before the city-wide attacks.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', amongst other games, all featured terrorist attacks in Paris. In 2015, Paris was hit by two horrible terrorist attacks, one at the Charlie Hebdo offices in January and another city-wide attack in November, and was hit ''again'' in 2017. Following these three tragedies, especially the November 2015 attack, the games become very dark to watch. And the date of the attacks in ''Battlefield 3'' was ''November 13, 2014'' -- exactly one year before the city-wide attacks.
23rd Apr '17 7:57:17 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', amongst other games, all featured terrorist attacks in Paris. In 2015, Paris was hit by two horrible terrorist attacks, one at the Charlie Hebdo offices in January and another city-wide attack in November. Following these two tragedies, especially the latter, the games become very dark to watch. And the date of the attacks in ''Battlefield 3'' was ''November 13, 2014'' -- exactly one year before the city-wide attacks.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', amongst other games, all featured terrorist attacks in Paris. In 2015, Paris was hit by two horrible terrorist attacks, one at the Charlie Hebdo offices in January and another city-wide attack in November. November, and was hit ''again'' in 2017. Following these two three tragedies, especially the latter, November 2015 attack, the games become very dark to watch. And the date of the attacks in ''Battlefield 3'' was ''November 13, 2014'' -- exactly one year before the city-wide attacks.
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