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1st May '16 8:24:09 AM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of ''The Sims 2'', all of which ran commercials.
* While all ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games have TV sets, those of ''City Folk'' are on a schedule according to the day of the week and time.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of ''The Sims 2'', all of which ran commercials.
* While all ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games have TV sets, those of ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'' are on a schedule according to the day of the week and time.
1st May '16 8:23:32 AM Vir
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* In VideoGame/TheSims2 and ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of ''The Sims 2'', all of which ran commercials.

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* In VideoGame/TheSims2 ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of ''The Sims 2'', all of which ran commercials.
15th Feb '16 1:04:05 AM Pichu-kun
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* In VideoGame/TheSims2 and ''VideoGame/TheSim3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of ''The Sims 2'', all of which ran commercials.

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* In VideoGame/TheSims2 and ''VideoGame/TheSim3'', ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of ''The Sims 2'', all of which ran commercials.
15th Feb '16 1:03:22 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and ''Platinum'' editions actually let you watch TV and learn about an outbreak of Pokémon appearing and the news tells you where the Pokémon have appeared, giving you an opportunity to snag some rare ones.
** The TV also plays some documentaries related to basic game mechanics, as well as shows about your exploits. It's possible to screw with them by talking to the TV station crew and giving nonsense answers to the interview. (Well...more nonsense than usual. I like "Chlorophyll".)

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and ''Platinum'' editions actually let you watch TV and learn about an outbreak of Pokémon appearing and the news tells you where the Pokémon have appeared, giving you an opportunity to snag some rare ones.
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ones. The TV also plays some documentaries related to basic game mechanics, as well as shows about your exploits. It's possible to screw with them by talking to the TV station crew and giving nonsense answers to the interview. (Well...more nonsense than usual. I like "Chlorophyll".)



* The ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series usually has a TV you can watch. In some cases, it's something like the TV equivalent of a PamphletShelf--the "shows" are short and silly. In others, they're still short, but they form a complete story--for example, Friends of Mineral Town has "My Fair Princess", a fairy-tale show about a princess and a Demon Lord, which actually has its own little story arc. (In ''Harvest Moon DS'', you can actually get the full show on DVD and "watch" all the episodes.)
* In VideoGame/TheSims 2 and 3, one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ER), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of The Sims 2, all of which ran commercials.

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* The ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series usually has a TV you can watch. In some cases, it's something like the TV equivalent of a PamphletShelf--the "shows" are short and silly. In others, they're still short, but they form a complete story--for example, Friends of Mineral Town ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' has "My Fair Princess", a fairy-tale show about a princess and a Demon Lord, which actually has its own little story arc. (In ''Harvest Moon DS'', ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', you can actually get the full show on DVD and "watch" all the episodes.)
* In VideoGame/TheSims 2 VideoGame/TheSims2 and 3, ''VideoGame/TheSim3'', one could watch various the Simlish channels on television sets. These variably showed a network television channel depicting a reality show and a doctor drama (where the characters bear a strong resemblance to Luka and Sam from ER), ''Series/{{ER}}''), a children's programming channel, a cooking channel, or a sports channel in the University expansion pack of The ''The Sims 2, 2'', all of which ran commercials.
2nd Jan '16 4:15:15 PM Berrenta
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** Even better, by activating the noclip cheat, you can actually ''get into'' the newscaster's studio, just to see how many corners were cut to actually make his appearance on the screen look fairly realistic. Also, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything there was a money clip on the floor of the studio with a few hundred bucks in it]], just for the folk that decided to visit.

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** Even better, by activating the noclip cheat, you can actually ''get into'' the newscaster's studio, just to see how many corners were cut to actually make his appearance on the screen look fairly realistic. Also, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[EasterEgg there was a money clip on the floor of the studio with a few hundred bucks in it]], just for the folk that decided to visit.
15th Jun '15 9:59:01 AM nombretomado
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* One of the earliest examples--possibly the UrExample--occurs in ''TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried in Time'', which includes a futuristic TV in Gage Blackwood's pad, on which you can watch a news program and view a commercial.

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* One of the earliest examples--possibly the UrExample--occurs in ''TheJourneymanProject ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried in Time'', which includes a futuristic TV in Gage Blackwood's pad, on which you can watch a news program and view a commercial.
15th May '15 8:49:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[DotHackGUGames .hack//G.U.]]'', there is the Internet series, "Online Jack", that contains some details about the characters and story that you won't find out otherwise (not counting in the real life Internet of course).

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* In ''[[DotHackGUGames .''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .hack//G.U.]]'', there is the Internet series, "Online Jack", that contains some details about the characters and story that you won't find out otherwise (not counting in the real life Internet of course).
14th Apr '15 3:27:26 AM jormis29
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** Continued in the second game, where the news reports on the seemingly unstoppable progress of [[spoiler: the Beast]], while not actually reporting anything specific. There's also the militia broadcasts, but they're more propaganda than entertaining.

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** Continued in [[VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}} the second game, game]], where the news reports on the seemingly unstoppable progress of [[spoiler: the Beast]], while not actually reporting anything specific. There's also the militia broadcasts, but they're more propaganda than entertaining.
19th Feb '15 2:53:17 PM Jacob175
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* ''DestroyAllHumans'' comes with two SoBadItsGood 1950s B-movies for you to watch: ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' and ''Film/TeenagersFromOuterSpace''.
* ''MetalGearSolid4'' has the creepiest television ever. Cookery shows which use benzene! Advertising which emphasizes self-poisoning! The least creepy was the CelebrityParadox-causing "Celebrity Moralist" short, and even that was horrible.

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* ''DestroyAllHumans'' ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' comes with two SoBadItsGood 1950s B-movies for you to watch: ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' and ''Film/TeenagersFromOuterSpace''.
* ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' has the creepiest television ever. Cookery shows which use benzene! Advertising which emphasizes self-poisoning! The least creepy was the CelebrityParadox-causing "Celebrity Moralist" short, and even that was horrible.



* In ''HeavyRain'', there are several [=TVs=] that show cartoons that you, the player, can actually watch, while another character is watching them. The cartoons are each several minutes long.
* In ''AlanWake'', there are plenty of [=TVs=] scattered throughout Bright Falls. Some of them provide insight into Alan's story while advancing the plot, and some simply screen a show called [[PunnyName Night Springs]]. These Twilight Zone-esque shorts are actually fairly well-written and are entertaining to seek out and watch. Oh, and there's an [[BraggingRightsReward achievement]] in it for you if you find them all.

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* In ''HeavyRain'', ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', there are several [=TVs=] that show cartoons that you, the player, can actually watch, while another character is watching them. The cartoons are each several minutes long.
* In ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', there are plenty of [=TVs=] scattered throughout Bright Falls. Some of them provide insight into Alan's story while advancing the plot, and some simply screen a show called [[PunnyName Night Springs]]. These Twilight Zone-esque shorts are actually fairly well-written and are entertaining to seek out and watch. Oh, and there's an [[BraggingRightsReward achievement]] in it for you if you find them all.



* Not necessarily ''tv'' but in LANoire, while driving in your car, radio dramas will ocassionally play, often five to ten minutes long of actual material before going to commercials.

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* Not necessarily ''tv'' but in LANoire, VideoGame/LANoire, while driving in your car, radio dramas will ocassionally occasionally play, often five to ten minutes long of actual material before going to commercials.commercials.
* Watching Kyle's TV in ''VisualNovel/LastWindow'' provides insight into the electoral campaign, which ultimately ties into the ongoing plot.



* NoMoreHeroes featured Travis's TV where he could watch wrestling videos to learn new moves. The player however, couldn't see the actual footage. In ''NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', you could watch the E3 trailer, play a game based on Travis's favorite anime, Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly, and also watch a video of the {{moe}} show.

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* NoMoreHeroes VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes featured Travis's TV where he could watch wrestling videos to learn new moves. The player however, couldn't see the actual footage. In ''NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', you could watch the E3 trailer, play a game based on Travis's favorite anime, Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly, and also watch a video of the {{moe}} show.



* Most stages in ''TheConduit'' include television screens or radios featuring broadcasts that last several minutes.

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* Most stages in ''TheConduit'' ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' include television screens or radios featuring broadcasts that last several minutes.



* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a TV set in the player's haven, which shows a newscast detailing the latest in-game happenings and quest hooks. Not only that, if you are a [[MadOracle Malkavian]], you can actually [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThyD2ikS9SY talk to the newscaster]].

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a TV set in the player's haven, which shows a newscast detailing the latest in-game happenings and quest hooks. Not only that, if you are a [[MadOracle Malkavian]], you can actually [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThyD2ikS9SY talk to the newscaster]].



* The ''HarvestMoon'' series usually has a TV you can watch. In some cases, it's something like the TV equivalent of a PamphletShelf--the "shows" are short and silly. In others, they're still short, but they form a complete story--for example, Friends of Mineral Town has "My Fair Princess", a fairy-tale show about a princess and a Demon Lord, which actually has its own little story arc. (In ''Harvest Moon DS'', you can actually get the full show on DVD and "watch" all the episodes.)

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* The ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series usually has a TV you can watch. In some cases, it's something like the TV equivalent of a PamphletShelf--the "shows" are short and silly. In others, they're still short, but they form a complete story--for example, Friends of Mineral Town has "My Fair Princess", a fairy-tale show about a princess and a Demon Lord, which actually has its own little story arc. (In ''Harvest Moon DS'', you can actually get the full show on DVD and "watch" all the episodes.)



* The ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' series had several shows you could watch, reaching its peak in ''Max Payne 2''. "Address Unknown" was a creepy psychological thriller that surreally paralleled Max's own struggle, and "Lords and Ladies" was a costume drama/soap opera, both of which had their own story arcs that progressed throughout the game. "Dick Justice" was a blaxploitation spoof of the first ''Max Payne''. There was also "Captain Baseball Bat Boy," one of Vinnie Gognitti's favorites, actually a multi-media franchise that appears frequently as a comic series in the first game. In addition to that, a room in Woden's secret [[HeadTiltinglyKinky S&M dungeon]] in the ASGARD building in the first game allows you to tune in to an episode of a Star Trek knockoff. ''Max Payne 2'' also briefly featured a TV depicting a porn movie called ''Max Heat 8''.

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* The ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' series had several shows you could watch, reaching its peak in ''Max Payne 2''. "Address Unknown" was a creepy psychological thriller that surreally surreality paralleled Max's own struggle, and "Lords and Ladies" was a costume drama/soap opera, both of which had their own story arcs that progressed throughout the game. "Dick Justice" was a blaxploitation spoof of the first ''Max Payne''. There was also "Captain Baseball Bat Boy," one of Vinnie Gognitti's favorites, actually a multi-media franchise that appears frequently as a comic series in the first game. In addition to that, a room in Woden's secret [[HeadTiltinglyKinky S&M dungeon]] in the ASGARD building in the first game allows you to tune in to an episode of a Star Trek knockoff. ''Max Payne 2'' also briefly featured a TV depicting a porn movie called ''Max Heat 8''.



* ''RedDeadRedemption'' has some old shorts that John can watch on film projectors (complete with dialogue cards and period music), as well as old-time cartoons.

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* ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has some old shorts that John can watch on film projectors (complete with dialogue cards and period music), as well as old-time cartoons.
9th Jul '14 8:18:38 AM VampireBuddha
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Video games these days often try to do a lot of things to increase immersion and make the world feel more alive. These include things like physics on various objects in the world, having characters in the background hold conversations the player can overhear, and various other tidbits of reality that are put into the game. Sometimes, it even includes a TV with actual "shows" [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/09/27/ the player can watch]].

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Video games these days often try to do a lot of things to increase immersion and make the world feel more alive. These include things like physics on various objects in the world, having characters in the background hold conversations the player can overhear, and various other tidbits titbits of reality that are put into the game. Sometimes, it even includes a TV with actual "shows" [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/09/27/ the player can watch]].
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