History HilariousInHindsight / VideoGames

20th Mar '17 6:16:57 PM rjd1922
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** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearI'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]

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** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearI'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
20th Mar '17 6:16:37 PM rjd1922
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** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]

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** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearI'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
19th Mar '17 5:03:59 PM Doug86
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* After all the ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer 40000}}''-esque imagery in ''VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy'', it is oddly fitting that Streum On ended up developing ''VideoGame/SpaceHulkDeathwing''. The image quotes on ''E.Y.E.'''s page said "''[[{{Expy}} Not a Space Marine Chaplain]]. Honestly. Really.''" in reference to the pictured character's armor, a full year before the ''Spacehulk'' trailer debuted starring a space marine Librarian.

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* After all the ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''-esque imagery in ''VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy'', it is oddly fitting that Streum On ended up developing ''VideoGame/SpaceHulkDeathwing''. The image quotes on ''E.Y.E.'''s page said "''[[{{Expy}} Not a Space Marine Chaplain]]. Honestly. Really.''" in reference to the pictured character's armor, a full year before the ''Spacehulk'' trailer debuted starring a space marine Librarian.
12th Mar '17 5:07:28 PM NightShade96
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!!Games with their own pages
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* ''HilariousInHindsight/MortalKombatX''
* ''HilariousInHindsight/ProjectXZone''
* ''HilariousInHindsight/SuperSmashBros''
[[/index]]
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9th Mar '17 2:36:43 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', a male Shepard and Kaidan can joke about a mutual attraction to Liara and Shepard only "winning" because he saw her first by a few minutes. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Shepard and Kaidan, if the player is so inclined, can opt to forget about Liara because [[BiTheWay they're more interested in each other]], even if Shepard did get together with Liara in the previous games. Amusing enough on its own, but a few years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' famously resolved its LoveTriangle by [[spoiler:having Korra and Asami leave their mutual ex-boyfriend Mako behind because they had become more interested in each other. [[PortmanteauCoupleName MShenko]] did it before Korrasami]].
6th Mar '17 8:01:43 PM BigKlingy
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' bears a lot of similarities to ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', despite predating it. Both feature a MagnificentBastard [[TheHeavy Heavy]] armed with knowledge of Batman's secret identity who cordons off a large part of Gotham [[spoiler:with the intention of destroying it to fulfill the Knight Templar legacy of villain Ra's Al Ghul]]. Catwoman appears as a {{Heel Face Revolving|Door}} FemmeFatale who is ultimately [[spoiler: faced with a choice between abandoning Gotham and staying behind and aiding Batman]]. Batman himself is shown in both stories being pushed to his physical limits by the machinations of a villain before [[spoiler: being outwitted by a BigBad in the climax]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: Batman realizes the Joker outwitted him after Talia stabs Joker]] in ''Arkham City'', while in ''The Dark Knight Rises'' [[spoiler:he realizes he has been outwitted by Talia AFTER she stabs HIM]].

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' bears a lot of similarities to ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', despite predating it. Both feature a MagnificentBastard [[TheHeavy Heavy]] armed with knowledge of Batman's secret identity who cordons off a large part of Gotham [[spoiler:with the intention of destroying it to fulfill the Knight Templar legacy of villain Ra's Al Ghul]]. Catwoman appears as a {{Heel Face Revolving|Door}} FemmeFatale who is ultimately [[spoiler: faced with a choice between abandoning Gotham and staying behind and aiding Batman]]. Batman himself is shown in both stories being pushed to his physical limits by the machinations of a villain before [[spoiler: being outwitted by a BigBad in the climax]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: Batman realizes the Joker outwitted him after Talia stabs Joker]] in ''Arkham City'', while in ''The Dark Knight Rises'' [[spoiler:he realizes he has been outwitted by Talia AFTER she after SHE stabs HIM]].
6th Mar '17 8:01:30 PM BigKlingy
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** One of the questions in Blaine's gym in Gens I and III asks if Squirtle evolves three times. The answer is no[[note]]which is technically true; ''nothing'' evolves more than twice from its starting form, and Squirtle has three ''evolutionary stages''[[/note]], but this becomes true in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', thanks to the concept of Mega Evolutions.

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** One of the questions in Blaine's gym in Gens I and III asks if Squirtle Caterpie evolves three times. The answer is no[[note]]which is technically true; ''nothing'' evolves more than twice from its starting form, and Squirtle Caterpie has three ''evolutionary stages''[[/note]], but this becomes true possible in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', thanks to the concept of Mega Evolutions.


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* The plot of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' bears a lot of similarities to ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', despite predating it. Both feature a MagnificentBastard [[TheHeavy Heavy]] armed with knowledge of Batman's secret identity who cordons off a large part of Gotham [[spoiler:with the intention of destroying it to fulfill the Knight Templar legacy of villain Ra's Al Ghul]]. Catwoman appears as a {{Heel Face Revolving|Door}} FemmeFatale who is ultimately [[spoiler: faced with a choice between abandoning Gotham and staying behind and aiding Batman]]. Batman himself is shown in both stories being pushed to his physical limits by the machinations of a villain before [[spoiler: being outwitted by a BigBad in the climax]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: Batman realizes the Joker outwitted him after Talia stabs Joker]] in ''Arkham City'', while in ''The Dark Knight Rises'' [[spoiler:he realizes he has been outwitted by Talia AFTER she stabs HIM]].
4th Mar '17 12:22:02 PM comicwriter
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** In the 90's, Capcom famously took Creator/DataEast to court for alleged similarities between ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' and ''VideoGame/FightersHistory''. Years later, Capcom's ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series would popularize the AssistCharacter feature, an innovation that first appeared in Data East's fighting game ''Avengers in Galactic Storm''.
17th Feb '17 7:30:58 PM Mineboot45
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** 1998: a PC version of ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', with native Voodoo2 support, improved graphics and the ability to send cars to other people through email. Merely four months later, a UsefulNotes/PlayStation emulator called [=PSEmuPro=] came out and actually allowed to do all that.

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** 1998: a PC version of ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', with native Voodoo2 [=Voodoo2=] support, improved graphics and the ability to send cars to other people through email. Merely four months later, a UsefulNotes/PlayStation emulator called [=PSEmuPro=] came out and actually allowed to do all that.
17th Feb '17 7:24:32 PM Mineboot45
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** There was some [[http://www.halolz.com/2010/07/25/the-video-game-community-lends-a-hand-with-the-gulf-oil-spill/ art]] about video game characters helping out with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup, such as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]. Later, when the leak was fixed, ''Series/TheColbertReport'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtUkQY-O0pA mentioned]] that the design was submitted by an anonymous plumber (perhaps the one who has experience cleaning up such spills in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'').

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** There was some [[http://www.halolz.com/2010/07/25/the-video-game-community-lends-a-hand-with-the-gulf-oil-spill/ art]] about video game characters helping out with the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill cleanup, such as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]. Later, when the leak was fixed, ''Series/TheColbertReport'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtUkQY-O0pA mentioned]] that the design was submitted by an anonymous plumber (perhaps the one who has experience cleaning up such spills in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'').
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