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8th Dec '16 9:00:23 PM Isaac_Heller
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* One of the central parts of the StoryArc in Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' relied heavily on Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in the current presidential election, as most people expected. When Trump pulled a shocking victory, the intended resolution to the arc [[AbortedArc didn't happen.]]
15th Nov '16 8:24:19 PM Kadorhal
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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted a third world war between the U.S. and a resurgent Soviet Union would break out, and opens with the Russian invasion of the Republic of Georgia in 2008; while such a conflict did indeed occur in Georgia that year with Russia, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.

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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted a third world war between the U.S. an ultranationalist party gaining power in Russia and a resurgent Soviet Union would break out, and opens with the Russian launching an invasion of the Republic of Georgia to annex it in 2008; 2008, which quickly escalates into essentially WorldWarIII as NATO intervenes in their subsequent attempts to do the same to other former Soviet satellites like Lithuania; while such a conflict did indeed occur in Georgia that year with Russia, and Russia did get into a war in 2008, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.



* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time. Given that that series features enormous, sentient machines whose sole goal is the extinction of all advanced lifeforms, that may not be a bad thing.

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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare Creator/BioWare predicted it will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time. Given that that series features enormous, sentient machines whose sole goal is the extinction of all advanced lifeforms, that may not be a bad thing.
10th Nov '16 11:44:11 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' predicted that David Petraeus would be Secretary of Defense in 2025. Given the fact that Petraeus was caught up in [[YourCheatingHeart an extramarital affair]] in late 2012, that seems really unlikely.
* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted a third world war between the U.S. and a resurgent Soviet Union would break out, and opens with the Russian invasion of the Republic of Georgia in 2008; while such a conflict did indeed occur in Georgia that year with Russia, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' predicted that David Petraeus would be Secretary of Defense in 2025. Given the fact that Petraeus was caught up in [[YourCheatingHeart an extramarital affair]] in late 2012, 2012 and ended up resigning as Director of the CIA just three days before the game came out, that seems really unlikely.
* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted a third world war between the U.S. and a resurgent Soviet Union would break out, and opens with the Russian invasion of the Republic of Georgia in 2008; while such a conflict did indeed occur in Georgia that year with Russia, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.
3rd Nov '16 1:45:03 AM jameygamer
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** Also, a Cubs-Miami World Series in 2015 became impossible as long as both franchises remained in the National League. Of course, the fact these teams had the two worst records in the NL in 2013 would've made a World Series by either squad unlikely, anyway. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome (Although the Cubs did come closer than anybody thought they would]], defeating [[TheRival the St. Louis Cardinals]] to win the 2015 NLDS, only to lose to the hated Mets). Good job predicting there'd ''be'' a Miami team though (the Florida Marlins were formed in 1993 and became the Miami Marlins in 2012), even if they got the name wrong -- the logo implies that they would be the Gators, unlikely in any case given that there was already a well-known college football team by that name.

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** Also, a Cubs-Miami World Series in 2015 became impossible as long as both franchises remained in the National League. Of course, the fact these teams had the two worst records in the NL in 2013 would've made a World Series by either squad unlikely, anyway. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome (Although the Cubs did come closer than anybody thought they would]], defeating [[TheRival the St. Louis Cardinals]] to win the 2015 NLDS, only to lose to the hated Mets). Good job predicting there'd ''be'' a Miami team though (the Florida Marlins were formed in 1993 and became the Miami Marlins in 2012), even if they got the name wrong -- the logo implies that they would be the Gators, unlikely in any case given that there was already a well-known college football team by that name.name (the Cubs World Series happened in 2016, with them winning and ending the century-drought that was still very much in effect during the ''Back to the Future'' trilogy).
6th Oct '16 8:24:28 PM e-mlodik
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** One of the more amusing mispredictions: The continued existence of Pontiac. Why they even decided that a Toyota dealership would switch to selling American cars in the first place is a mystery, especially since '80s futurism was heavily inspired by a JapanTakesOverTheWorld mentality; which will not unlikely happen after Japan's bubble economy burst during TheNineties.

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** One of the more amusing mispredictions: The continued existence of Pontiac. Why they even decided that a Toyota dealership would switch to selling American cars in the first place is a mystery, especially since '80s futurism was heavily inspired by a JapanTakesOverTheWorld mentality; which will not unlikely likely happen after Japan's bubble economy burst during TheNineties.
13th Aug '16 1:55:32 AM DeanMT94
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* Website/{{Fenspace}} has made it an official editorial policy that no real-world elected officials from after 2006 will appear to avoid bringing partisan political squabbles into the process of creating a shared universe. One story does mention Edward Snowden in passing though, and establishes that he did basically the same thing as in RealLife except for seeking asylum in near-Earth orbit instead of Russia.


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* Website/{{Fenspace}} has made it an official editorial policy that no real-world elected officials from after 2006 will appear to avoid bringing partisan political squabbles into the process of creating a shared universe. One story does mention Edward Snowden in passing though, and establishes that he did basically the same thing as in RealLife except for seeking asylum in near-Earth orbit instead of Russia.
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13th Aug '16 1:54:40 AM DeanMT94
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12th Aug '16 3:27:17 PM DeanMT94
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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it would, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time.

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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it would, will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time.
time. Given that that series features enormous, sentient machines whose sole goal is the extinction of all advanced lifeforms, that may not be a bad thing.
12th Aug '16 3:25:39 PM DeanMT94
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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it would, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time.
7th Aug '16 12:44:00 AM jameygamer
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** Another amusing misprediction is the existence of ''Jaws 19''. The ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' franchise ended after the [[Film/JawsTheRevenge fourth movie]].

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** Another amusing misprediction is the existence of ''Jaws 19''. The ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' franchise ended after the [[Film/JawsTheRevenge fourth movie]].movie]] (this one may be intentionally mispredicted, seeing as how the ''Jaws 19'' poster with the "This time it's '''REALLY''' personal" tag was a TakeThat to ''Jaws: The Revenge'' after that film was ripped apart by critics and audiences and became an instant OldShame to Universal and its crew).
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