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16th Dec '17 6:36:23 PM DavidDelony
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* And the US Army definitely commissioned Atari to make a modified version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone|1980}}'', with additional gunnery controls for targeting practice. This is probably the earliest example of this.

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* And the US Army definitely commissioned Atari to make a modified version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone|1980}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Battlezone|1980}}'', with additional gunnery controls for targeting practice. This is probably the earliest example of this.
7th Dec '17 8:08:20 PM Vilui
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'': Marty attributes his skill at a 19th century shooting range to hours spent playing the arcade LightGun shooting game ''Wild Gunman'', which [[ChekhovsSkill we see him play]] [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII one film before]] at an [[TheEighties 80's]] retro cafe in 2015. This makes a certain amount of sense, considering the former is essentially a game as well, albeit with a real gun (never mind the recoil). The scene is part of a series-long RunningGag involving Marty being a crack shot at such "baby's toys".

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'': Marty attributes his skill at a 19th century shooting range to hours spent playing the arcade LightGun shooting game ''Wild Gunman'', which [[ChekhovsSkill we see him play]] [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII one film before]] at an [[TheEighties 80's]] 80s]] retro cafe in 2015. This makes a certain amount of sense, considering the former is essentially a game as well, albeit with a real gun (never mind the recoil). The scene is part of a series-long RunningGag involving Marty being a crack shot at such "baby's toys".



Quoting 90's sitcoms won't make you [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]],\\

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Quoting 90's 90s sitcoms won't make you [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]],\\
6th Dec '17 2:24:51 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''Webcomic/MiscellaneousError'' features Jack applying his {{Frogger}} skills to [[http://miscerror.thecomicseries.com/comics/6 crossing the street]].

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* ''Webcomic/MiscellaneousError'' features Jack applying his {{Frogger}} ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' skills to [[http://miscerror.thecomicseries.com/comics/6 crossing the street]].
26th Nov '17 5:52:40 PM Stealth
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the Arcade Rangers unit, whose schtick revolves around this; they played the ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' simulator games so much at their local arcades that they ended up getting ''years'' of training in working together as a team and coming up with tactics to surprise enemies. Interestingly, it's noted that their actual reflexes are average at best; they respond to surprises better than most, but being comprised largely of dropout college students, the Rangers haven't undergone the strenuous physical training most academies require. They eventually shape up, however, and become respectable pilots in their own right.
25th Oct '17 7:56:46 AM GuiRitter
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* In ''Series/{{Limitless}}'' The FantasticDrug NZT gives Brian perfect recall and AwesomeByAnalysis. However, Brian is a musician who worked as an office temp and thus has very little personal experience that translates into police work. He did watch a lot of movies and play a lot of video games but trying to invoke this trope usually results in failure. When he tries to take down a suspect using martial art techniques he learned from movies, he ends up getting punched in the face and knockout. When is trained in real martial arts techniques, he realizes that he has to first unlearn everything he saw in movies. When he is tasked with hacking a computer system, he lampshades the fact that movies and video games do not portray hacking realistically and asks for a tutorial from a real computer expert.

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* In ''Series/{{Limitless}}'' The FantasticDrug NZT gives Brian perfect recall and AwesomeByAnalysis. However, Brian is a musician who worked as an office temp and thus has very little personal experience that translates into police work. He did watch a lot of movies and play a lot of video games but trying to invoke this trope usually results in failure. When he tries to take down a suspect using martial art techniques he learned from movies, he ends up getting punched in the face and knockout. is knocked out. When he is trained in real martial arts techniques, he realizes that he has to first unlearn everything he saw in movies. When he is tasked with hacking a computer system, he lampshades the fact that movies and video games do not portray hacking realistically and asks for a tutorial from a real computer expert.
25th Oct '17 7:28:10 AM GuiRitter
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' had Leanna Huxley managing to knock down a criminal in hand to hand combat. Since, she was raised in a pacifistic society where even eating red meat is a crime, Spartan asked where she learned to fight like that. She replied, "Jackie Chan movies."

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' had Leanna Huxley managing to knock down a criminal in hand to hand combat. Since, Since she was raised in a pacifistic society where even eating red meat is a crime, Spartan asked where she learned to fight like that. She replied, "Jackie Chan movies."
8th Sep '17 12:24:32 PM Malady
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*** The game Full Spectrum Warrior contrasts with most such games in that non playable characters are actually useful, because in real life, trained soldiers usually are. Also, getting shot is bad and most of the game involves proper movement patterns based on the idea that people are trying to kill you, instead of trying to outrun a health meter or waiting for a shield to recharge after reckless use of grenades. Paxton Galvanek used what he learned in ''AmericasArmy'' to help save the life of someone in a car crash. Healing people in the game is a matter of pushing the left mouse button, but qualifying as a medic requires sitting through and passing 3 tests on first aid.

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*** The game Full Spectrum Warrior contrasts with most such games in that non playable characters are actually useful, because in real life, trained soldiers usually are. Also, getting shot is bad and most of the game involves proper movement patterns based on the idea that people are trying to kill you, instead of trying to outrun a health meter or waiting for a shield to recharge after reckless use of grenades. Paxton Galvanek used what he learned in ''AmericasArmy'' ''VideoGame/AmericasArmy'' to help save the life of someone in a car crash. Healing people in the game is a matter of pushing the left mouse button, but qualifying as a medic requires sitting through and passing 3 tests on first aid.



* And the US Army definitely commissioned Atari to make a modified version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone1980}} Battlezone]]'', with additional gunnery controls for targeting practice. This is probably the earliest example of this.

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* And the US Army definitely commissioned Atari to make a modified version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone1980}} Battlezone]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone|1980}}'', with additional gunnery controls for targeting practice. This is probably the earliest example of this.
8th Sep '17 12:21:45 PM Malady
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*** Similarly, the US Army commissioned and released AmericasArmy as a free download to the public. It's at least as much aimed at training people in realistic combat (i.e., team-killing is murder, not comedy) as actual skills, but it probably qualifies.

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*** Similarly, the US Army commissioned and released AmericasArmy VideoGame/AmericasArmy as a free download to the public. It's at least as much aimed at training people in realistic combat (i.e., team-killing is murder, not comedy) as actual skills, but it probably qualifies.
5th Sep '17 12:11:27 PM ExeloMinish
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** His "legitimate training" isn't much better; the show features whole [[TrainingMontage Training Montages]] of him having the rest of the team do exercises right out of ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' and ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' (down to the infamous raw egg drinking). They've learned a lot from his methods: Chris went from near-useless in melee to pulling some impressive GunKata after he gifted her a DVD copy of ''{{Film/Equilibrium}}'', and he made the Gears watch an "anti-tank movie" for the time they had to fight regular soldiers (and from what they got out of it, it's strongly implied that rather than the expected war flick, it was ''Film/{{Hulk}}'').
3rd Sep '17 7:03:07 AM HalcyonDayz
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* Momonga from ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' is the leader of a successful video game guild who finds himself transferred into the body of his character and into a real fantasy world, along with his NPC followers who develop real personalities and sapience. He is able to transfer his guildmaster experience to become a somewhat competent leader of a real faction, and to utilize his gamer strategies against his enemies (though he is far from flawless and the NPCs, especially [[ManipulativeBastard Demiurge]], often prove smarter than him. Even though they don't realize that.

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* Momonga from ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' is the leader of a successful video game guild who finds himself transferred into the body of his character and into a real fantasy world, along with his NPC followers who develop real personalities and sapience. He is able to transfer his guildmaster experience to become a somewhat competent leader of a real faction, and to utilize his gamer strategies against his enemies (though he is far from flawless and the NPCs, {{Non Player Character}}s, especially [[ManipulativeBastard Demiurge]], often prove smarter than him. Even though they don't realize that.
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