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8th Mar '18 5:12:56 PM nombretomado
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', when Rex is playing a Buzz Lightyear game with graphics just as good as the rest of the computer-animated movie - ''on a [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]].'' The Super NES was host to games with DigitizedSprites like ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' and the first ''VideoGame/ToyStory'' game, but even those games did not have nearly as many available colors as the more powerful (and probably more importantly, non-real-time) Pixar computers.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', when Rex is playing a Buzz Lightyear game with graphics just as good as the rest of the computer-animated movie - ''on a [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]].UsefulNotes/SuperNES.'' The Super NES was host to games with DigitizedSprites like ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' and the first ''VideoGame/ToyStory'' game, but even those games did not have nearly as many available colors as the more powerful (and probably more importantly, non-real-time) Pixar computers.
3rd Mar '18 12:47:44 PM Gamermaster
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* Avoided in 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'', where game soundtracks are often heard where applicable.

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* Avoided in 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', where game soundtracks are often heard where applicable.
27th Oct '17 3:27:14 PM GoblinCipher
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This is also seen in many TV shows that depict a character playing on a video game console. Though the character is clearly holding a controller appropriate to a current-model console at the time the show was shot, the sound effects are invariably taken from an UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} or early-1980s arcade game. To add insult to injury, the character playing the game is usually mashing the hell out of the buttons and moving the control pad or joystick in totally random directions, and never appears to do anything in time with the sound effects. Occasionally, in the case of older systems, there won't even be a cartridge in the console itself. This can also be a result of writers being TwoDecadesBehind and their reference pool of gaming coming from that era.

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This is also seen in many TV shows that depict a character playing on a video game console. Though the character is clearly holding a controller appropriate to a current-model console at the time the show was shot, the sound effects are invariably taken from an UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} or early-1980s arcade game. To add insult to injury, the character playing the game is usually mashing the hell out of the buttons and moving the control pad or joystick in totally random directions, and never appears to do anything in time with the sound effects. Occasionally, in the case of older systems, there won't even be a cartridge in the console itself. This can also be a result of writers being TwoDecadesBehind (though it's more like three decades now) and their reference pool of gaming coming from that era.
21st Oct '17 2:10:49 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* Played for laughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' where Atari bleeps and bloops are heard coming from ''a smartphone''.
12th Jun '17 2:58:28 PM Malady
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* An episode of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' had one of the main characters playing a video game offscreen, complete with arcade bleeps and bloops. However, when you see the blurred screen in the background of another shot, the game has obvious Playstation 2/Xbox 360 graphics. It also looks like they were either using the Playstation Eyetoy, the Wii Balance Board, or the Xbox360 Kinect to play the game.
* A critical element in the ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' episode "Rabbit in a Snowstorm" is a 2014 ''Pinball/MustangStern'' pinball game. When characters play it, however, it plays electro-mechanical chimes from fifty years ago.
* Averted in ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUS House of Cards]]'' on multiple occasions. Frank Underwood is shown playing ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' in earlier seasons, and in season 3 he is shown playing ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable''.

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* An episode of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' had one of the main characters playing a video game offscreen, complete with arcade bleeps and bloops. However, when you see the blurred screen in the background of another shot, the game has obvious Playstation 2/Xbox 360 graphics. It also looks like they were either using the Playstation Eyetoy, the Wii Balance Board, or the Xbox360 UsefulNotes/Xbox360 Kinect to play the game.
* A critical element in the ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' ''Series/Daredevil2015'' episode "Rabbit in a Snowstorm" is a 2014 ''Pinball/MustangStern'' pinball game. When characters play it, however, it plays electro-mechanical chimes from fifty years ago.
* Averted in ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUS House of Cards]]'' ''Series/{{House Of Cards|US}}'' on multiple occasions. Frank Underwood is shown playing ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' in earlier seasons, and in season 3 he is shown playing ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable''.



*** The arcade's music in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', the Japanese only sequel to Earthbound, has several beeps, and if you listen closely, you can hear the 'doo, doo, woop' sound from ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''

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*** The arcade's music in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', the Japanese only sequel to Earthbound, has several beeps, and if you listen closely, you can hear the 'doo, doo, woop' sound from ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
16th Apr '17 12:34:52 PM nombretomado
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*** The arcade's music in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', the Japanese only sequel to Earthbound, has several beeps, and if you listen closely, you can hear the 'doo, doo, woop' sound from SpaceInvaders

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*** The arcade's music in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', the Japanese only sequel to Earthbound, has several beeps, and if you listen closely, you can hear the 'doo, doo, woop' sound from SpaceInvaders''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
17th Jun '16 5:35:30 AM erforce
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* In an episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' Simon challenged two bullies to a game of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' and the sounds from the Game Boy sound nothing like the actual game play.

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* In an episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' Simon challenged two bullies to a game of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' and the sounds from the Game Boy sound nothing like the actual game play.



* An episode of the soap opera ''Series/AllMyChildren'' features a character playing a game entitled "Dark Star" on the TV. He is, of course, mashing the controller (which appears to have come from a Playstation), and we hear, in order, the "death music" from ''Pac-Man'', the "begin level" music from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', and the BGM from ''Space Invaders''.

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* An episode of the soap opera ''Series/AllMyChildren'' features a character playing a game entitled "Dark Star" on the TV. He is, of course, mashing the controller (which appears to have come from a Playstation), and we hear, in order, the "death music" from ''Pac-Man'', the "begin level" music from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', and the BGM from ''Space Invaders''.''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''.
16th Apr '16 10:28:02 AM nombretomado
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* In the episode "Everybody Loves a Clown," from the second season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a child is shown playing a NintendoDS, but the sound effects emanating from the device are sounds from the original Atari 2600 release of ''Donkey Kong''.
* In an episode of ''SeventhHeaven'' Simon challenged two bullies to a game of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' and the sounds from the Game Boy sound nothing like the actual game play.

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* In the episode "Everybody Loves a Clown," from the second season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a child is shown playing a NintendoDS, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, but the sound effects emanating from the device are sounds from the original Atari 2600 release of ''Donkey Kong''.
* In an episode of ''SeventhHeaven'' ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' Simon challenged two bullies to a game of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' and the sounds from the Game Boy sound nothing like the actual game play.
4th Apr '16 11:02:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes, and Edgar Wright made a point to avoid this in ''{{Spaced}}'', after being tired of all the generic video games in other TV shows made by people who don't play games.

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* Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes, and Edgar Wright made a point to avoid this in ''{{Spaced}}'', ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', after being tired of all the generic video games in other TV shows made by people who don't play games.



* In Australian soap, ''{{Neighbours}}'', for most of the '90s, the only video game anyone on the show ever played was ''Magic Carpet'' (most of the time with the camera looking at the player from behind the computer monitor, so you just heard the distinctive sound-track and sound effects). Now, in 2010, when at least one family has a complete set of guitar controllers, one young cast member was sat playing on a DS Lite to the distinctive sound effects of Magic Carpet - unless a more recent game, that actually has a DS version, uses the same sounds...

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* In Australian soap, ''{{Neighbours}}'', ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', for most of the '90s, the only video game anyone on the show ever played was ''Magic Carpet'' (most of the time with the camera looking at the player from behind the computer monitor, so you just heard the distinctive sound-track and sound effects). Now, in 2010, when at least one family has a complete set of guitar controllers, one young cast member was sat playing on a DS Lite to the distinctive sound effects of Magic Carpet - unless a more recent game, that actually has a DS version, uses the same sounds...
18th Mar '16 1:45:10 PM Hossmeister
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