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14th May '16 6:10:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', D.Va is a former professional ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' player whose expertise with the game gives her the reflexes needed to expertly pilot a MiniMecha. In fact, she's part of a military unit made up entirely of ex-gamer mecha pilots, whose primary job is to defend South Korea from a colossal robot monster; the reason why they have to pilot their mecha personally is because said monster can easily disable drone-control networks.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', D.Va is a former professional ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' player whose expertise with the game gives her the reflexes needed to expertly pilot a MiniMecha. In fact, she's part of a South Korean military unit made up entirely of ex-gamer mecha pilots, whose primary job is to defend South Korea their homeland from a colossal robot monster; the reason why they have to pilot their mecha personally directly instead of remotely is because said monster can easily disable drone-control networks.
14th May '16 6:08:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', D.Va is a former professional ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' player whose expertise with the game gives her the reflexes needed to expertly pilot a MiniMecha.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', D.Va is a former professional ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' player whose expertise with the game gives her the reflexes needed to expertly pilot a MiniMecha. In fact, she's part of a military unit made up entirely of ex-gamer mecha pilots, whose primary job is to defend South Korea from a colossal robot monster; the reason why they have to pilot their mecha personally is because said monster can easily disable drone-control networks.
11th May '16 7:25:21 PM MBI
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* NBC ran ads promoting their soccer coverage featuring Ted Lasso, an American football coach tapped to coach a top English soccer team. He claimed that while he was reading books and watching training films, the best way to learn soccer was to actually play the game. By that he meant playing ''[[VideoGame/FifaSoccer FIFA]].'' He wound up being a terrible coach, but then, he was also terrible at ''FIFA''.

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* NBC ran ads promoting their soccer coverage featuring Ted Lasso, an American football coach tapped to coach a top English soccer team. He claimed that while he was reading books and watching training films, the best way to learn soccer was to actually play the game. By that he meant playing ''[[VideoGame/FifaSoccer FIFA]].'' He Subverted in that he wound up being a terrible coach, but then, he was also terrible at ''FIFA''.
11th May '16 7:21:30 PM MBI
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* NBC ran ads promoting their soccer coverage featuring Ted Lasso, an American football coach tapped to coach a top English soccer team. He claimed that while he was reading books and watching training films, the best way to learn soccer was to actually play the game. By that he meant playing ''[[VideoGame/FifaSoccer FIFA]].'' He wound up being a terrible coach, but then, he was terrible at ''FIFA'' too.

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* NBC ran ads promoting their soccer coverage featuring Ted Lasso, an American football coach tapped to coach a top English soccer team. He claimed that while he was reading books and watching training films, the best way to learn soccer was to actually play the game. By that he meant playing ''[[VideoGame/FifaSoccer FIFA]].'' He wound up being a terrible coach, but then, he was also terrible at ''FIFA'' too.
''FIFA''.
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11th May '16 7:20:46 PM MBI
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* NBC ran ads promoting their soccer coverage featuring Ted Lasso, an American football coach tapped to coach a top English soccer team. He claimed that while he was reading books and watching training films, the best way to learn soccer was to actually play the game. By that he meant playing ''[[VideoGame/FifaSoccer FIFA]].'' He wound up being a terrible coach, but then, he was terrible at ''FIFA'' too.
5th May '16 1:27:03 AM PaulA
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* The protagonists of ''Literature/ThePrincesOfTheAir'' can't afford real flight training, so they learn to fly spacecraft by playing simulator games. They don't rely on the games alone, though; it's mentioned that they read up on what the games have left out and make a point when playing of practicing all the things that would be necessary in a real ship regardless of whether the simulation includes them.
20th Apr '16 5:44:33 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Justified in S7 Ep09, "Child's Play", which focuses on child prodigies using video games, one of which is ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', in which they compare the situations in the game to real life military situations and analyze them.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Justified in S7 Ep09, Episode 9, "Child's Play", which focuses on child prodigies using video games, one of which is ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', in which they compare the situations in the game to real life military situations and analyze them.



* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' S7 Ep03 {{deconstructed|Trope}} this trope as used by the MoralGuardians. To counter the claim that violent games desensitize children to violence and that realistic games teach children how to use weapons, they test it by giving a nine year old boy who plays violent games very frequently an AR-15 at a shooting range. He holds the gun incorrectly, misses the (oversized) target, isn't prepared for the recoil, doesn't want to shoot more afterward when asked, and cries from the experience.

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* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' S7 Ep03 Episode 3 {{deconstructed|Trope}} this trope as used by the MoralGuardians. To counter the claim that violent games desensitize children to violence and that realistic games teach children how to use weapons, they test it by giving a nine year old boy who plays violent games very frequently an AR-15 at a shooting range. He holds the gun incorrectly, misses the (oversized) target, isn't prepared for the recoil, doesn't want to shoot more afterward when asked, and cries from the experience.



* An interesting partly-justified variation on this trope from ''Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer'' - in one episode, a spell causes characters to literally become their Halloween costumes. Xander dresses up as a soldier in that one. For the rest of the series, he retains skills and knowledge from temporarily being turned into a soldier, right down to having knowledge of the specific layout and procedures at the local Sunnydale army base.

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* An interesting partly-justified variation on this trope from ''Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - in one episode, a spell causes characters to literally become their Halloween costumes. Xander dresses up as a soldier in that one. For the rest of the series, he retains skills and knowledge from temporarily being turned into a soldier, right down to having knowledge of the specific layout and procedures at the local Sunnydale army base.
12th Apr '16 4:59:16 PM DJfrog99
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* In ''WebVideo/FreemansMind'':
--> '''Freeman:''' Man, good thing I've watched Film/DieHard like, fifty times. Otherwise, I wouldn't know anything about guns.
4th Apr '16 5:40:54 PM Antigone3
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** In a later episode, the guys tried to learn how to play golf. Adam spent a day at Pebble Beach with a professional instructor, Jamie spent a day at [=M5=] with a copy of "John Daly’s [=ProStroke=]". Adam improved his control score by 10 strokes, Jamie's score only improved by 2 strokes. After video analysis of their swings (something the video game didn't help Jamie with at all), the trope was ruled Busted.
28th Mar '16 2:31:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': An alien hybrid clone being experimented on escapes from a government research laboratory, stealing a military humvee in the process. When asked how she learned how to drive, one of the scientists working on her explains that they allowed her access to television, and her favorite show is ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard.''
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