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26th Mar '17 11:12:30 AM TristanJeremiah
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* Many games designed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the DS, Wii, and [=WiiU=] were intended to be gateway videogames for people who never tried them before -- like ''WiiSports'', ''Nintendogs'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'', and so on.

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* Many games designed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the DS, Wii, and [=WiiU=] were intended to be gateway videogames for people who never tried them before -- like ''WiiSports'', ''Nintendogs'', ''VideoGame/Nintendogs'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'', and so on.
15th Mar '17 8:06:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''{{VideoGame/Kingdom Hearts}}'' got a lot of people who had not yet played ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' into the series, as well as garnering interest in any Disney film the player might not have seen yet.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Kingdom ''Franchise/{{Kingdom Hearts}}'' got a lot of people who had not yet played ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' into the series, as well as garnering interest in any Disney film the player might not have seen yet.



* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is a gateway series to shooters. Many Nintendo fans are known to be averse but the simple mechanics, bright colours, kid friendly nature, and general quirkiness of the series has made a lot of gamers more interested in shooters, especially third-person ones.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is a gateway series to shooters. Many Nintendo fans are known to be averse to shooters but the simple mechanics, bright colours, kid friendly nature, and general quirkiness of the series has made a lot of gamers more interested in shooters, especially third-person ones.



* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is one partly because it is English Language {{Freeware}}, partly because its relation to Website/FourChan and its concept as a DisabledLoveInterest HGame made it [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity somewhat famous]], and partly because it is well made.
** ''Katawa Shoujo'' is such a GatewaySeries that it made the '''front page''' of Website/GameFaqs as the top of the list of 10 Most Wanted Faqs.

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is one partly because it is English Language {{Freeware}}, partly because its relation to Website/FourChan and its concept as a DisabledLoveInterest HGame made it [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity somewhat famous]], and partly because it is well made.
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made. ''Katawa Shoujo'' is such a GatewaySeries that it made the '''front page''' of Website/GameFaqs as the top of the list of 10 Most Wanted Faqs.



** ''[=MegaTokyo=]'' itself is often a GatewaySeries to webcomics for anime fans.

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** * ''[=MegaTokyo=]'' itself is often a GatewaySeries to webcomics for anime fans.



* So is {{Webcomic/Homestuck}} as well.

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* So is {{Webcomic/Homestuck}} ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' as well.


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* Korean manhwa and webtoons are not as popular as Japanese manga. When a webtoon gets popular it can cause readers to become more interested in webtoons as a whole. Examples include ''Manhwa/KillingStalking'', ''Webcomic/{{Bastard}}'', ''Webcomic/FlutteringFeelings'', ''Webcomic/WhatDoesTheFoxSay'', and ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne''.
10th Mar '17 1:48:49 AM Xtifr
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** Cheap Trick's distinctive style had been an influence on many different genres of music over their career, from HairMetal to NewWave to Music/{{Grunge}} to PopPunk to ArenaRock, and could have lately served as a gateway to one or more of those styles.

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** Cheap Trick's distinctive style had been an influence on many different genres of music over their career, from HairMetal to NewWave NewWaveMusic to Music/{{Grunge}} to PopPunk to ArenaRock, and could have lately served as a gateway to one or more of those styles.
9th Mar '17 2:39:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* There are a few anime fans on the internet that got interested in Idol Anime thanks to ''Franchise/LoveLive'' and .

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* There are a few anime fans on the internet that got interested in Idol Anime (or idols period) thanks to ''Franchise/LoveLive'' and .and ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''.
9th Mar '17 12:54:35 PM DavidDelony
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* Starbucks has gotten a lot of Americans into gourmet coffee, even if hipsters still scoff at them. It's also where a lot of teenagers since the '90s have had their first taste of coffee.

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* Starbucks has gotten a lot of Americans into gourmet coffee, coffee and espresso, even if hipsters still scoff at them. It's also where a lot of teenagers since the '90s have had their first taste of coffee.
9th Mar '17 12:43:53 PM Schroeder1174
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** May also be true with ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', thanks to its yearly broadcasts on TV.
9th Mar '17 12:26:16 PM Schroeder1174
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** Cheap Trick's distinctive style had been an influence on many different genres of music over their career, from HairMetal to Music/{{Grunge}} to PopPunk to ArenaRock, and could have lately served as a gateway to one or more of those styles.

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** Cheap Trick's distinctive style had been an influence on many different genres of music over their career, from HairMetal to NewWave to Music/{{Grunge}} to PopPunk to ArenaRock, and could have lately served as a gateway to one or more of those styles.
9th Mar '17 12:25:47 PM Schroeder1174
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** Cheap Trick's distinctive style had been an influence on many different genres of music over their career, from HairMetal to Music/{{Grunge}} to PopPunk to ArenaRock, and could have lately served as a gateway to one or more of those styles.
26th Feb '17 12:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' was also a gateway series to British Shows like ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' and ''TheInbetweeners''.

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* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' was also a gateway series to British Shows like ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' and ''TheInbetweeners''.''Series/TheInbetweeners''.
25th Feb '17 11:18:15 AM nombretomado
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* ''AceCombat Zero: The Belkan War'''s usage of Hispanic-styled music has led many to look into the style.

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* ''AceCombat Zero: The Belkan War'''s ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'''s usage of Hispanic-styled music has led many to look into the style.
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