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14th Aug '16 8:38:10 PM quackytrope
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has gotten a lot of anime fans into DetectiveFiction.
12th Aug '16 9:49:49 PM nombretomado
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* Western Computer [=RPGs=], like ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' or ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', particularly ones based on an existing system like ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''TheDarkEye'', often result in players making the leap from video games to tabletop games.

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* Western Computer [=RPGs=], like ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' or ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', particularly ones based on an existing system like ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''TheDarkEye'', ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', often result in players making the leap from video games to tabletop games.
5th Aug '16 11:05:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' for Multi-player [[FirstPersonShooter FPS]]. (Arguably before then, it was ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'') Being a launch title for the Xbox, many gamers who did not play [[FirstPersonShooter FPS]]s before played it. It's argued that ''Halo'' was the killer app that allowed the Xbox to compete in its early days against the wildly successful Playstation 2. So that's gotta count for something.
** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' would like to contest this claim as well.
*** As of recent, ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' have become recent popular examples of gateway multiplayer FPS's.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' for Multi-player [[FirstPersonShooter FPS]]. (Arguably before then, it Each generation seems to have its own gateway into the Multiplayer FirstPersonShooter genre:
** One of the earliest
was ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'') Being ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.
** From the late [=90s=] came ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''.
** ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In particular, ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', being
a launch title for the Xbox, was the first FPS many gamers who did not play [[FirstPersonShooter FPS]]s before played it.ever played. It's argued that ''Halo'' was the killer app that allowed the Xbox to compete in its early days against the wildly successful Playstation 2. So that's gotta count for something.
** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' would like to contest this claim as well.
*** As of recent,
Later, both ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' have become recent became insanely popular examples of gateway multiplayer FPS's.examples.
31st Jul '16 10:51:33 AM nombretomado
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** The ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' was a gateway series to DCComics; especially ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', which introduced many people to characters other than ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/WonderWoman''.

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** The ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' was a gateway series to DCComics; Creator/DCComics; especially ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', which introduced many people to characters other than ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/WonderWoman''.
26th Jul '16 9:44:08 PM PaulA
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** The ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' is seen as an alternative introduction to fantasy that shows there's more to the genre than white males solving problems with violence.

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** The ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series is seen as an alternative introduction to fantasy that shows there's more to the genre than white males solving problems with violence.
25th Jul '16 7:56:55 PM Willbyr
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** The tide of pap had some examples of its own, though. ''[[{{Guyver}} The Guyver: Bio Booster Armor]]'', ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' stuff, and ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808'' all helped to get people interested in the medium.
** The manga was also one of the first to get localized in America, by MarvelComics no less.

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** The tide of pap had some examples of its own, though. ''[[{{Guyver}} ''[[Manga/{{Guyver}} The Guyver: Bio Booster Armor]]'', ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' stuff, and ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808'' all helped to get people interested in the medium.
** The manga was also one of the first to get localized in America, by MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics no less.
5th Jul '16 9:01:51 PM Garfieldisnumberone
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* Music/BabyMetal can be seen as gateway series for introducing metal fans to j-pop (or vice versa).
26th Jun '16 1:55:32 AM gewunomox
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* Some of the more mainstream [[NuMetal nu-metal]] bands like LinkinPark, {{Slipknot}}, and Music/{{Korn}}, while not particularly heavy (though heavy enough to be metal), have served as good Gateways to much heavier and varied subgenres of the heavy metal musical umbrella.

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* Some of the more mainstream [[NuMetal nu-metal]] bands like LinkinPark, {{Slipknot}}, Music/LinkinPark, Music/{{Slipknot}}, and Music/{{Korn}}, while not particularly heavy (though heavy enough to be metal), have served as good Gateways to much heavier and varied subgenres of the heavy metal musical umbrella.
25th Jun '16 9:07:17 PM nombretomado
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* The ''BaldursGate'' series, the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, and the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series frequently serve as gateways to the Western Computer RPG genre.

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* The ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, and the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series frequently serve as gateways to the Western Computer RPG genre.
25th Jun '16 11:51:24 AM ryanson209
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** The movie PitchPerfect is one for mainstream audiences.
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