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19th Apr '17 12:08:50 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' series. A case similar to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' occurs in ''The Thirteenth Batallion'' novel. The [[TheEmpire Earth Alliance]] sets up mech simulation booths as an MMO game. They monitor the players' progress and tactics and then abduct the best to serve on the front lines as the pilots of RealMecha. Their commander even states that they're already better than war vets, who are stuck in their ways. Innovation and improvisation is the key to victory. This proves true during their battle, when they come up with unorthodox and unexpected tactics that would've led to victory, if their admiral didn't plan to sacrifice them all along to further his own career.

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* ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' series. series:
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A case similar to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' occurs in ''The Thirteenth Batallion'' novel. The [[TheEmpire Earth Alliance]] sets up mech simulation booths as an MMO game. They monitor the players' progress and tactics and then abduct the best to serve on the front lines as the pilots of RealMecha. Their commander even states that they're already better than war vets, who are stuck in their ways. Innovation and improvisation is the key to victory. This proves true during their battle, when they come up with unorthodox and unexpected tactics that would've led to victory, if their admiral didn't plan to sacrifice them all along to further his own career.career.
** In another story, a passenger liner is about to be attacked by a pirate cruiser known to leave no survivors. The ship is carrying a wing of fighters, but there are no trained combat pilots to fly them. Then the captain realizes they ''do'' have experienced pilots - VR gamers, who spend the flight participating in realistic simulations of space fights. So, when the players log in again, they're stunned and put in real fighters in order to fight off the cruiser. They succeed, although not all of them make it, and it's shown to be a ''very'' different experience, considering they know their very lives are at risk.
18th Apr '17 7:20:37 PM nombretomado
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* In Act I of the StupidMarioBrothers movie, Ash got [[spoiler: the Mario Bros. and Peach out of prison]] by playing Ace Attorney for over 100 hours (as he finished playing Pokémon Platinum early).

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* In Act I of the StupidMarioBrothers ''WebVideo/StupidMarioBrothers'' movie, Ash got [[spoiler: the Mario Bros. and Peach out of prison]] by playing Ace Attorney for over 100 hours (as he finished playing Pokémon Platinum early).
16th Apr '17 12:42:35 PM nombretomado
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* During the Falkland Island war, the Argentines used mass wave tactics that overloaded the computer-based targeting systems of British anti-air defenses. Apparently, however, because the operators of the systems, young men versed in the video games of that day and age such as ''SpaceInvaders'', they were able to manually target and destroy the incoming Argentine attacks.

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* During the Falkland Island war, the Argentines used mass wave tactics that overloaded the computer-based targeting systems of British anti-air defenses. Apparently, however, because the operators of the systems, young men versed in the video games of that day and age such as ''SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', they were able to manually target and destroy the incoming Argentine attacks.
11th Apr '17 8:01:59 PM TheDocCC
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* Robotic surgery is becoming more common, and younger surgeons are taking to it more easily. Consider [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Vinci_Surgical_System the DaVinci Surgical System]] as an example.
5th Apr '17 3:24:35 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games.

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* In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats.
4th Apr '17 1:00:00 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games.
26th Mar '17 12:11:23 PM NOYB
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This is a situation in which a character acquired a needed skill, not by ever actually learning that skill, but by playing a video game or watching a movie which ''simulated'' that skill.

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This is a situation in which a character acquired a needed skill, not by ever actually learning that skill, but by playing a video game or watching a movie which that ''simulated'' that skill.
9th Mar '17 8:35:33 AM Malitia
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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwen is able to defeat a Sentinel after she realizes that they use the same attack patterns as the ones in the [[VideoGame/XMen arcade game]].

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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwen is able to defeat a Sentinel after she realizes that they use the same attack patterns as the ones in the [[VideoGame/XMen arcade game]]. She also almost lead her team to victory against Deadpool by envisioning the situation in gaming terms... unfortunately then she gave him the idea of a meta off that they couldn't win.
23rd Jan '17 3:17:27 PM sasagane_alan
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has this as the setup. A doctor known to be very good at video games is recruited (reluctantly) by his hospital to becoem a Kamen Rider that beats sentient gaming viruses out of patients with video game-themed gadgets and weaponry. His gaming knowledge put him ahead of his colleagues.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has this as the setup. A doctor known to be very good at video games is recruited (reluctantly) by his hospital to becoem become a Kamen Rider that beats sentient gaming viruses out of patients with video game-themed gadgets and weaponry. His gaming knowledge put him ahead of his colleagues.
16th Jan '17 11:31:40 AM Prometheus117
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** Kirito spent 2 years trapped in a virtual reality game. After he escaped, he developed actual sword skills and enhanced reflexes, was almost able to beat his sister in a kendo sparring match (it should be noted that she's a national level competitor), dodging a blow that reportedly had never been successfully blocked by either her coaches or tournament opponents and beat a knife-wielding mad man bare handed.

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** Kirito spent 2 years trapped in a virtual reality game. After he escaped, he developed actual sword skills and enhanced reflexes, was almost able to beat his sister in a kendo sparring match (it should be noted that she's a national level competitor), dodging a blow that reportedly had never been successfully blocked by either her coaches or tournament opponents opponents, and beat a knife-wielding mad man madman bare handed.handed. However, the last case is {{justified}} by the fact said madman was suffering from phantom injuries dealt by Kirito while they were inside ALO minutes ago (particularly a [[EyeScream bad case of depth perception]]). Had [[spoiler:Sugou]] been in tip-top shape and not dealing with a VillainousBreakdown at the time he would have killed Kirito, skills or not.
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