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25th Jul '16 9:08:54 PM lalalei2001
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** In the abridged version of the ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'', Jaden evades Paradox's attacks with LeParkour and comments, "Good thing I played all that ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed''."

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** In the abridged version of the ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'', ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'', Jaden evades Paradox's attacks with LeParkour and comments, "Good thing I played all that ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed''."
7th Jun '16 1:22:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Subverted in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', when Milia Fallyna discovers Maximillian Jenius' identity as the pilot who shot her down when she replays their last encounter on an arcade simulator using the exact same tactics.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' further subverts the trope: Alto is barely able to pilot a Valkyrie after FallingIntoTheCockpit due to some simulator training and years of aerobatic practice in his school club, but flails around a bunch and mostly survives due to others protecting him. It's only after going through an actual training regimen that he gets any good. Later, Sheryl Nome joins the same school club and goes through some Valkyrie simulator training, and due to extenuating circumstances ends up attempting to fly a real one in combat. She's confident in her skills on the simulator, but gets (nonlethally) shot down in less than ten seconds.

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** Subverted Inverted in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', when Milia Fallyna discovers Maximillian Jenius' identity as the pilot who shot her down when she replays their last encounter on an arcade simulator using the exact same tactics.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' further subverts the trope: Alto is barely able to pilot a Valkyrie after FallingIntoTheCockpit due to some simulator training and years of aerobatic practice in his school club, but flails around a bunch and mostly survives due to others protecting him. It's only after going through an actual training regimen that he gets any good. Later, Sheryl Nome joins the same school club and goes through some Valkyrie simulator training, and due to extenuating circumstances ends up attempting to fly a real one in combat. She's confident in her skills on the simulator, but gets (nonlethally) shot down in less than ten seconds.
7th Jun '16 1:21:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
** Subverted, where Milia Fallyna discovers Maximillian Jenius' identity as the pilot who shot her down when she replays their last encounter on an arcade simulator using the exact same tactics.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** Subverted, where Subverted in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', when Milia Fallyna discovers Maximillian Jenius' identity as the pilot who shot her down when she replays their last encounter on an arcade simulator using the exact same tactics.
28th May '16 4:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fool's Gold'': Used exactly. when asked how he learned to fly the biplane they are riding in, Creator/MatthewMcConaughey's character simply answers "PlayStation!".

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* ''Fool's Gold'': Used exactly. when asked how he learned to fly the biplane they are riding in, Creator/MatthewMcConaughey's character simply answers "PlayStation!"."UsefulNotes/PlayStation!".



* ''Film/MenInBlack'': Spoofed in the second movie, in which the only way to control the CoolCar manually while in flight is with a PlayStation gamepad.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack'': Spoofed in the second movie, in which the only way to control the CoolCar manually while in flight is with a PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation gamepad.



* In ''Film/TheRecruit'', Colin Farrell's character attributes his superior hand gun skills to PlayStation.

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* In ''Film/TheRecruit'', Colin Farrell's character attributes his superior hand gun skills to PlayStation.[=PlayStation=].



* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': Near the end of the movie, the pilots end up getting killed by the snakes, and the crew needs to find someone who can land the plane. Troy mentions that he's logged many hours flying planes and landing them. The crew is understandably apprehensive when he reveals that his "experience" is based on a PlayStation flight sim. This is [[ChekhovsSkill actually set up]], because he's been playing on a PSP all flight. He manages to do just fine, because he was still better than nothing.

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* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': Near the end of the movie, the pilots end up getting killed by the snakes, and the crew needs to find someone who can land the plane. Troy mentions that he's logged many hours flying planes and landing them. The crew is understandably apprehensive when he reveals that his "experience" is based on a PlayStation [=PlayStation=] flight sim. This is [[ChekhovsSkill actually set up]], because he's been playing on a PSP all flight. He manages to do just fine, because he was still better than nothing.



* ''Film/XXx'': Xander Cage (Creator/VinDiesel) attributes his ability with a gun to having broken his leg and having spent an entire month playing First-Person Shooter videogames. As one might expect from this type of logic, he doesn't know how to work a safety but has perfect aim. Later on, when a sniper has an incursion team pinned down and the character notices another weapon nearby, he announces in annoyance, "Dude, you've got a missile launcher! Stop thinking Prague Police and start thinking PlayStation! ''Blow shit up''!"

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* ''Film/XXx'': Xander Cage (Creator/VinDiesel) attributes his ability with a gun to having broken his leg and having spent an entire month playing First-Person Shooter videogames. As one might expect from this type of logic, he doesn't know how to work a safety but has perfect aim. Later on, when a sniper has an incursion team pinned down and the character notices another weapon nearby, he announces in annoyance, "Dude, you've got a missile launcher! Stop thinking Prague Police and start thinking PlayStation! [=PlayStation=]! ''Blow shit up''!"



* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Age of Steel": When asked how he knows how to fly a zeppelin, Mickey answers "PlayStation".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Age of Steel": When asked how he knows how to fly a zeppelin, Mickey answers "PlayStation"."[=PlayStation=]".



* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'': When asked if he can fire a gun with accuracy, Sam Tyler responds, "You should see my PlayStation scores."

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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'': When asked if he can fire a gun with accuracy, Sam Tyler responds, "You should see my PlayStation [=PlayStation=] scores."
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.
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