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9th Sep '17 2:41:53 PM RacattackForce
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* ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' goes the opposite direction. OncePerEpisode, Clarissa will slap together a video game that she can use to vent her frustrations from her current dilemma. These games are graphically far beyond what could be done at the time, often using high resolution photos of Ferguson or her parents that rotate without any artifacts. Amusingly, both this style of graphics and the speed with which she can put the games together would make much more sense today in Flash.

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* ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' goes the opposite direction. OncePerEpisode, Clarissa will slap together a video game that she can use to vent her frustrations from her current dilemma. These games are graphically far beyond what could be done at the time, often using high resolution photos of Ferguson or her parents that rotate without any artifacts. Amusingly, both this style of graphics and the speed with which she can put the games together would make much more sense today about 15 years later in Adobe Flash.
27th Aug '17 7:42:48 PM Dreadjaws
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--->This could mean "no one has ever gotten past Sub-Zero to get to the final level/fight", though.

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--->This **This could mean "no one has ever gotten past Sub-Zero to get to the final level/fight", though.though. In all likelihood, seeing Hal's role as TheDitz, he probably actually believes Sub-Zero is the end boss.
27th Aug '17 5:31:53 AM ahasemore
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** In another episode, they're playing Halo & most of the things they describe actually sound like Halo but Penny says "It's raining you!" after killing Sheldon even though the game doesn't have dismemberment or even much blood. These kinds of inaccuracies are actually a common complaint about the show because people expect a show about videogame/comic/sci-fi nerds to get this stuff right. Also, when the guys play Halo, they do so with vigorous button-mashing despite the fact that Halo is a first-person shooter, which are played with precision and acting at the right times. Also, many of the game sounds are wrong.

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** In another episode, they're playing Halo & most of the things they describe actually sound like Halo but Penny says "It's raining you!" after killing Sheldon even though the game doesn't have dismemberment or even much blood. These kinds of inaccuracies are actually a common complaint about the show because people expect a show about videogame/comic/sci-fi nerds to get this stuff right. Also, when the guys play Halo, they do so with vigorous button-mashing despite the fact that Halo is a first-person shooter, which are played with precision and acting at the right times. Also, many of the game sounds are wrong.wrong, most notably the plasma grenade.
27th Aug '17 5:30:56 AM ahasemore
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** In another episode, they're playing Halo & most of the things they describe actually sound like Halo but Penney says "It's raining you!" after killing Sheldon even though the game doesn't have dismemberment or even much blood. These kinds of inaccuracies are actually a common complaint about the show because people expect a show about videogame/comic/sci-fi nerds to get this stuff right.

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** In another episode, they're playing Halo & most of the things they describe actually sound like Halo but Penney Penny says "It's raining you!" after killing Sheldon even though the game doesn't have dismemberment or even much blood. These kinds of inaccuracies are actually a common complaint about the show because people expect a show about videogame/comic/sci-fi nerds to get this stuff right. Also, when the guys play Halo, they do so with vigorous button-mashing despite the fact that Halo is a first-person shooter, which are played with precision and acting at the right times. Also, many of the game sounds are wrong.
22nd Jul '17 2:39:47 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', the entertainment systems on the ''Heart of Gold'', the galaxy's most advanced starship, comprise "little blobs ... rush[ing] around the screen eating each other", while Zaphod says "Pow! Freeeoooo!", apparently having to make the Pac-Man noises himself. (In the same book, for reference, an incredibly lifelike VR system is used to watch a historical documentary.)



* {{Inverted|Trope}} in UltimateNightmare: [[Comicbook/UltimateXMen Bobby]] is shown playing what looks like a current gen game on a regular old UsefulNotes/GameBoy.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in UltimateNightmare: ''Comicbook/UltimateNightmare'': [[Comicbook/UltimateXMen Bobby]] is shown playing what looks like a current gen game on a regular old UsefulNotes/GameBoy.



* ''Christopher Brookmyre'' regularly averts this trope, and several of his books not only mention various real life games, but also clan gaming, DS homebrew, and mods. Of course, his books will also contain nods to a number of games, as well as more general consideration of video gaming tropes.

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* ''Christopher Brookmyre'' Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre regularly averts this trope, and several of his books not only mention various real life games, but also clan gaming, DS homebrew, and mods. Of course, his books will also contain nods to a number of games, as well as more general consideration of video gaming tropes.
27th Jun '17 11:37:19 AM HarpieSiren
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** Steven himself owns a Gamecube (Called a Dolphin in universe, the original codename for the system) and [[https://i.redditmedia.com/qs2TcaAvEMdjEC32Bv0pZbHwtUlSOWsMsarM4EnLszE.png?w=404&s=fd1e8467c60b6a449bc62d407428ec27 has some games based off real ones.]] These are consoles from the early 2000s which are slightly outdated for a show with a 2010s atmosphere, but that's completely understandable given Steven's unique situation (being a gamer is not likely a part of his identity so he'd have no reason to upgrade hastily).

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** Steven himself owns a Gamecube (Called a Dolphin in universe, the original codename for the system) and [[https://i.redditmedia.com/qs2TcaAvEMdjEC32Bv0pZbHwtUlSOWsMsarM4EnLszE.png?w=404&s=fd1e8467c60b6a449bc62d407428ec27 has some games based off real ones.]] These are consoles from the early 2000s which are This is a slightly outdated for a show with a console, given the 2010s atmosphere, atmosphere of the series, but that's completely understandable given Steven's unique situation (being a gamer is not likely a part of his identity so he'd have no reason to upgrade hastily).
27th Jun '17 11:35:41 AM HarpieSiren
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** Steven himself owns a Gamecube (Called a Dolphin in universe, the original codename for the system) and [[https://i.redditmedia.com/qs2TcaAvEMdjEC32Bv0pZbHwtUlSOWsMsarM4EnLszE.png?w=404&s=fd1e8467c60b6a449bc62d407428ec27 has some games based off real ones.]] Sour Cream himself owns some Gameboys [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/2fb8817977d6e7899a31f3b1c166785d/tumblr_nvhspg4mFl1uwt9qlo1_1280.jpg with the Advanced being the most recent model shown.]] These are consoles from the early 2000s which are slightly outdated for a show with a 2010s atmosphere, but that's completely understandable given Steven's unique situation (being a gamer is not likely a part of his identity so he'd have no reason to upgrade hastily) and in Sour Cream's case, he's not even using them to play games, they're hooked up to a DJ setup. Getting an authentic retro sound is the whole point of a set-up lie that.

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** Steven himself owns a Gamecube (Called a Dolphin in universe, the original codename for the system) and [[https://i.redditmedia.com/qs2TcaAvEMdjEC32Bv0pZbHwtUlSOWsMsarM4EnLszE.png?w=404&s=fd1e8467c60b6a449bc62d407428ec27 has some games based off real ones.]] These are consoles from the early 2000s which are slightly outdated for a show with a 2010s atmosphere, but that's completely understandable given Steven's unique situation (being a gamer is not likely a part of his identity so he'd have no reason to upgrade hastily).
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Sour Cream himself owns some Gameboys [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/2fb8817977d6e7899a31f3b1c166785d/tumblr_nvhspg4mFl1uwt9qlo1_1280.jpg with the Advanced being the most recent model shown.]] These are consoles from the early 2000s which are slightly outdated for a show with a 2010s atmosphere, ]], but that's completely understandable given Steven's unique situation (being a gamer is not likely a part of his identity so he'd have no reason to upgrade hastily) and in Sour Cream's this case, he's not even using them to play games, they're hooked up to a DJ setup. Getting an authentic retro sound is the whole point of a set-up lie like that.
15th Jun '17 10:06:05 AM Shadoboy
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry mentions that Dudley broke his UsefulNotes/PlayStation (and comments about Dudley playing UltraSuperDeathGorefestChainsawer3000 games). Given that he was writing that in the summer of 1994 and the system would not be available in Japan until that December, nor in Europe until September of the following year, Creator/JKRowling admits she [[WritersCannotDoMath screwed up with the numbers]].

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry mentions that Dudley broke his UsefulNotes/PlayStation (and comments about Dudley playing UltraSuperDeathGorefestChainsawer3000 games). Given that he was writing that in the summer of 1994 and the system would not be available in Japan until that December, nor in Europe until September of the following year, Creator/JKRowling admits she [[WritersCannotDoMath screwed up with the numbers]]. This was apparently going to be worse as, before her editor suggested to use the Playstation, Rowling was going to use an SNES.
15th Jun '17 9:42:52 AM Shadoboy
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* A Mexican ad for Mirinda promoting ''Pokémon'' bottle caps starts with four kids yelling and button mashing like savages... while playing ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' (not even the Mini Game section in which it would be at least a little believable; the screen clearly shows a battle between a Squirtle and a Meowth). Made worse a second later when they show the screen saying "GAME OVER", a phrase you will never see in this game (nor in any main Pokemon game series, for that mater).

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* A Mexican ad for Mirinda promoting ''Pokémon'' bottle caps starts with four kids yelling and button mashing like savages... while playing ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' (not even the Mini Game section in which it would be at least a little believable; the screen clearly shows a battle between a Squirtle and a Meowth). Made worse a second later when they show the screen saying "GAME OVER", a phrase you will never see in this game multiplayer (nor in any main Pokemon game series, for that mater).
15th Jun '17 9:41:53 AM Shadoboy
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* A Mexican ad for Mirinda promoting ''Pokémon'' bottle caps starts with four kids yelling and button mashing like savages... while playing ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' (not even the Mini Game section in which it would be at least a little believable; the screen clearly shows a battle between a Squirtle and a Meowth). Made worse a second later when they show the screen saying "GAME OVER".

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* A Mexican ad for Mirinda promoting ''Pokémon'' bottle caps starts with four kids yelling and button mashing like savages... while playing ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' (not even the Mini Game section in which it would be at least a little believable; the screen clearly shows a battle between a Squirtle and a Meowth). Made worse a second later when they show the screen saying "GAME OVER".OVER", a phrase you will never see in this game (nor in any main Pokemon game series, for that mater).
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