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29th Nov '17 10:22:30 AM Glowsquid
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* A 2017 product picture for [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71IpHTWeQ-L._SL1000_.jpg a brand of charging cables]] depict a boy playing ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' on a Playstation Vita (poorly airbrushed to remove the Sony branding, even though the prominent Playsation logo on the Home button is still there) with a Gamecube controller. Without looking at the screen.

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* A 2017 product picture for [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71IpHTWeQ-L._SL1000_.jpg a brand of charging cables]] sold on Amazon depict a boy playing stock artwork of ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' on a Playstation Vita (poorly airbrushed to remove the Sony branding, even though the prominent Playsation logo on the Home button is still there) with a mirrored Gamecube controller. Without looking at the screen.
29th Nov '17 10:17:19 AM Glowsquid
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* A 2017 product picture for [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71IpHTWeQ-L._SL1000_.jpg a brand of charging cables]] depict a boy playing ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' on a Playstation Vita (poorly airbrushed to remove the Sony branding, even though the prominent Playsation logo on the Home button is still there) with a Gamecube controller. Without looking at the screen.
21st Nov '17 1:47:24 PM Krendall
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** Webvideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''[[Film/ThePrincessDiaries The Princess Diaries 2]]'', Hyper Fangirl distracts the Critic with a {{WWE}} game downloaded on the Playstation 3. The title screen shown is from the Gameboy Color version of ''WWF Wrestlemania 2000'' and the music and sound effects are from the arcade game ''WWF Wrestlefest''.
6th Nov '17 7:56:34 AM Andyroid
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** Sour Cream owns some Gameboys [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/2fb8817977d6e7899a31f3b1c166785d/tumblr_nvhspg4mFl1uwt9qlo1_1280.jpg with the Advanced being the most recent model shown.]], but in 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 like that.

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** Sour Cream owns some Gameboys [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/2fb8817977d6e7899a31f3b1c166785d/tumblr_nvhspg4mFl1uwt9qlo1_1280.jpg with the Advanced being the most recent model shown.]], but in 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 like that.setup to play chiptune-style music.
31st Oct '17 8:58:27 PM PaulA
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* While in the book it was never shown, the movie adaptation of ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' shows the fictional "Twisted Wizard" game, and is... well... ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' [[RecycledInSpace with]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], multiplayer, and, of course, Pac-Man sound effects. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking On Wii.]]
** The sequel has a scene panning over a retirement home rec room, and shows how old the games are by having a shot of two seniors playing VideoGame/{{Pong}}...with Xbox controllers.
** The second sequel shows them playing a medieval RPG with early 2000s graphics and... the Elder Scrolls: Oblivion HUD.

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* While in the book it was never shown, the movie adaptation of ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' shows the fictional "Twisted Wizard" game, and is... well... ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' [[RecycledInSpace with]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], multiplayer, and, of course, Pac-Man sound effects. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking On Wii.]]
** The sequel ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKidRodrickRules'' has a scene panning over a retirement home rec room, and shows how old the games are by having a shot of two seniors playing VideoGame/{{Pong}}...with Xbox controllers.
** The second sequel ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKidDogDays'' shows them playing a medieval RPG with early 2000s graphics and... the Elder Scrolls: Oblivion HUD.
19th Oct '17 5:06:06 PM merotoker
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* Inverted and played straight at the same time: In an issue of a ComicBook/UltimateMarvel title, ''ComicBooks/{{Wolverine}}'' is seen playing a full 3D game on a handheld system that looks exactly like a Game Boy. On one hand, the graphics look much more advanced than those of real handhelds of that time. On the other one, the idea of a 3D console having the same number of buttons as a Game Boy is simply laughable. Any gamer will tell you the four buttons and a d-pad are nowhere near enough for most 3d games. Add to that the fact that the story was set some time after the Game Boy design had been abandoned, replaced by the Game Boy Advance design.

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* Inverted and played straight at the same time: In an issue of a ComicBook/UltimateMarvel title, ''ComicBooks/{{Wolverine}}'' Franchise/{{Wolverine}} is seen playing a full 3D game on a handheld system that looks exactly like a Game Boy. On one hand, the graphics look much more advanced than those of real handhelds of that time. On the other one, the idea of a 3D console having the same number of buttons as a Game Boy is simply laughable. Any gamer will tell you the four buttons and a d-pad are nowhere near enough for most 3d games. Add to that the fact that the story was set some time after the Game Boy design had been abandoned, replaced by the Game Boy Advance design.



* 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.

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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 using the Playstation, [=PlayStation=], Rowling was going to use an SNES.



** Another episode has the team treating a video game designer and even trying out his virtual reality immersion equipment for the game. It has some very good graphics and {{F|irstPersonShooter}}PS views. This specific example is an aversion, but a later episode shows Foreman and Taub bonding over playing XBox together (mashing buttons and analog sticks) while the exact same game footage plays on the TV.

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** Another episode has the team treating a video game designer and even trying out his virtual reality immersion equipment for the game. It has some very good graphics and {{F|irstPersonShooter}}PS views. This specific example is an aversion, but a later episode shows Foreman and Taub bonding over playing XBox UsefulNotes/XBox together (mashing buttons and analog sticks) while the exact same game footage plays on the TV.



* ''Series/{{Life}}'' had an episode where the victim is tied to drug dealing, and the detectives figure out that he managed to store files pertaining to the crime on his UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. So they get the victim's sister, who they see making vaguely controller-like fiddly motions in the air for no good reason, to play through ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'' until she gets to Level 10, which unlocks the files. Never minding the fact that the game itself doesn't ''have'' numbered levels, the people behind the show just decided to hack up footage from the game and randomly stick "level" screens between them to denote progress. To make matters worse, the player before the girl was brought in was shown dying a lot, even though one of the series' selling points is the ability to rewind time, and he claims the plot of the game is to, as he puts it, "SaveThePrincess, Farah", when Farah actually assists the player for a good portion of the game and doesn't need rescuing. (At least they got the ''name'' right.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghb_ZXg4E-0 View the idiocy here.]] To top it all off, there are plenty of easier, more accessible ways to hide files and easier, more accessible ways to get them back off the console. This, coupled with a lot of erroneous remarks involving game systems being "just hard drives with games on them", as well as a couple of rather nasty implications about gamers being losers, leads to a very grating episode.

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* ''Series/{{Life}}'' had an episode where the victim is tied to drug dealing, and the detectives figure out that he managed to store files pertaining to the crime on his UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. So they get the victim's sister, who they see making vaguely controller-like fiddly motions in the air for no good reason, to play through ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'' until she gets to Level 10, which unlocks the files. Never minding the fact that the game itself doesn't ''have'' numbered levels, the people behind the show just decided to hack up footage from the game and randomly stick "level" screens between them to denote progress. To make matters worse, the player before the girl was brought in was shown dying a lot, even though one of the series' selling points is the ability to rewind time, and he claims the plot of the game is to, as he puts it, "SaveThePrincess, Farah", when Farah actually assists the player for a good portion of the game and doesn't need rescuing. (At least they got the ''name'' right.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghb_ZXg4E-0 View the idiocy here.]] To top it all off, there are plenty of easier, more accessible ways to hide files and easier, more accessible ways to get them back off the console. This, coupled with a lot of erroneous remarks involving game systems being "just hard drives with games on them", as well as a couple of rather nasty implications about gamers being losers, leads to a very grating episode.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2''. In some of the levels, you can find Atari-style game cartridges as MiniGame EasterEggs, including a ''Snake''-style game, an ''Asteroids''-style shoot-em-up, and a RacingMinigame (which, incidentally, is hard as diamonds to play, not because the game itself is tricky, but because it requires getting a ways through the game's [[ThatOneLevel hardest level]] [[UpToEleven on the hardest difficulty]] to even access it). Whether it falls into this trope or not varies due to the game's TimeTravel theme. The first example is justified, since the level it's found in takes place in 1990, when cartridges were still mainstream. The second one is found in the CyberPunk future of the year 2019, but is in the possession of criminal hacker types who might conceivably enjoy retro games. The third one, however, is found in a robot factory in the year 2315, making the game cartridge in question ''over two centuries old'', at least. Quite the antique. And this is ignoring the mysterious ability of the PlayerCharacter to even play these things on their 25th-Century uplink gizmo.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2''. In some of the levels, you can find Atari-style game cartridges as MiniGame EasterEggs, {{Easter Egg}}s, including a ''Snake''-style game, an ''Asteroids''-style shoot-em-up, and a RacingMinigame (which, incidentally, is hard as diamonds to play, not because the game itself is tricky, but because it requires getting a ways through the game's [[ThatOneLevel hardest level]] [[UpToEleven on the hardest difficulty]] to even access it). Whether it falls into this trope or not varies due to the game's TimeTravel theme. The first example is justified, since the level it's found in takes place in 1990, when cartridges were still mainstream. The second one is found in the CyberPunk future of the year 2019, but is in the possession of criminal hacker types who might conceivably enjoy retro games. The third one, however, is found in a robot factory in the year 2315, making the game cartridge in question ''over two centuries old'', at least. Quite the antique. And this is ignoring the mysterious ability of the PlayerCharacter to even play these things on their 25th-Century uplink gizmo.



* ZigzaggingTrope on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. The male characters would frequently play video games in their downtime, which sported the same look as the animation in the show. In one episode, they were clearly playing ''VideoGame/FZero''. On the other hand, one episode had Robin playing a ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''-style shooter and totally flipping out because he beat Cyborg's high score.[[note]]Although this isn't out of character for Robin at least, since he ''is'' dangerously super-competitive.[[/note]]

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* ZigzaggingTrope ZigZaggingTrope on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. The male characters would frequently play video games in their downtime, which sported the same look as the animation in the show. In one episode, they were clearly playing ''VideoGame/FZero''. On the other hand, one episode had Robin playing a ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''-style shooter and totally flipping out because he beat Cyborg's high score.[[note]]Although this isn't out of character for Robin at least, since he ''is'' dangerously super-competitive.[[/note]]



* ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s video games are often fairly accurate parodies of real games (unless you count ArcadeSounds half the time when the characters play any console games); unsurprising, since one of the main characters is a game {{otaku}}. The OVA goes one-up with an RPGEpisode rendered in full 3D with (of course) lots of snarking about various game mechanics. For an idea of how convincing it is, just go count the number of Website/YouTube commentors saying that they'd play it if it were real.

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s video games are often fairly accurate parodies of real games (unless you count ArcadeSounds half the time when the characters play any console games); unsurprising, since one of the main characters is a game {{otaku}}. The OVA goes one-up with an RPGEpisode rendered in full 3D with (of course) lots of snarking about various game mechanics. For an idea of how convincing it is, just go count the number of Website/YouTube commentors commenters saying that they'd play it if it were real.



* ''Film/TropicThunder'' had MatthewMcConaughey playing Wii Sports.

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* ''Film/TropicThunder'' had MatthewMcConaughey Creator/MatthewMcConaughey playing Wii Sports.



** Sheldon decided to drown his sorrows in a saloon in VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption because a person like him wouldn't go near real alcohol. Not unsual as there are plenty of people out there who role plays in single-player open world games.

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** Sheldon decided to drown his sorrows in a saloon in VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' because a person like him wouldn't go near real alcohol. Not unsual as there are plenty of people out there who role plays in single-player open world games.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' featured an episode where the team was protecting a particularly Gibbsian preteen boy. To amuse him, [=McGee=] provided him with an accurately named a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. Only problem? Judging by the sounds, the kid in question was involved in an intense and gripping session of Pictochat. The DS was brand new however, putting it at the point where Pictochat got used before it is forgotten.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' featured an episode where the team was protecting a particularly Gibbsian preteen boy. To amuse him, [=McGee=] provided him with an accurately named a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. Only problem? Judging by the sounds, the kid in question was involved in an intense and gripping session of Pictochat. The DS was brand new however, putting it at the point where Pictochat got used before it is forgotten.



* Somewhat averted on a [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-november-2-2004/indecision-2004---behind-the-curtain clip]] from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' during their coverage of the 2004 Presidential election. While Rob Corddry is ''way'' too enthusiastic about it (and his controller isn't the one controlling the actions onscreen); they do correctly identify the game, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', though muted, the sound effects are indeed from the game, and they even correctly identify the gun being used.

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* Somewhat averted on a [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-november-2-2004/indecision-2004---behind-the-curtain cc.com/video-clips/m6wy37/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-indecision-2004---behind-the-curtain clip]] from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' during their coverage of the 2004 Presidential election. While Rob Corddry is ''way'' too enthusiastic about it (and his controller isn't the one controlling the actions onscreen); they do correctly identify the game, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', though muted, the sound effects are indeed from the game, and they even correctly identify the gun being used.



* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Contemporary American Poultry" has Abed score the study group a Playstation 3 and a copy of ''VideoGame/ModnationRacers''. This is even more impressive considering the game wasn't even out yet at the time the episode aired.

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* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Contemporary American Poultry" has Abed score the study group a Playstation 3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and a copy of ''VideoGame/ModnationRacers''. This is even more impressive considering the game wasn't even out yet at the time the episode aired.



** Arthur in general is bad at this. It has many pop culture ShoutOut's but the games never seem to get past the late 16-bit era at best.

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** Arthur in general is bad at this. It has many pop culture ShoutOut's {{Shout Out}}s but the games never seem to get past the late 16-bit era at best.



** The episode "Game Over" has the eponymous character and his sister playing a spoof of ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' (which was only about two years old at the time). Later, when Dexter receives the Atari 2600-looking game ''Master Computer'', he describes it as "a really ''old'' video game" that he'd already played and beaten years earlier, then proceeds to list the reasons why the games sucks to Dee Dee, citing stuff such as "No multiplayer, one mode of play[[note]]Both of which are blatantly contradicted moments later, showing him playing against Deedee and the computer, indicating it has both singleplayer and multiplayer (He may have been referring to online multiplayer)[[/note]], vertex graphics, that the guys don't even bleed". When he gets transported into the game, it has several ShoutOut's to ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan'', with a bit of ''Film/{{Tron}}'' thrown in there for good measure.

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** The episode "Game Over" has the eponymous character and his sister playing a spoof of ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' (which was only about two years old at the time). Later, when Dexter receives the Atari 2600-looking game ''Master Computer'', he describes it as "a really ''old'' video game" that he'd already played and beaten years earlier, then proceeds to list the reasons why the games sucks to Dee Dee, citing stuff such as "No multiplayer, one mode of play[[note]]Both of which are blatantly contradicted moments later, showing him playing against Deedee and the computer, indicating it has both singleplayer and multiplayer (He may have been referring to online multiplayer)[[/note]], vertex graphics, that the guys don't even bleed". When he gets transported into the game, it has several ShoutOut's {{Shout Out}}s to ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan'', with a bit of ''Film/{{Tron}}'' thrown in there for good measure.



** [[https://i.redditmedia.com/zGqilWkMc2FIu6WNYYit8xwzVQe9xRoGagjLC2TvBeQ.png?w=1024&s=439693d2d7c04ed148f274f48309aaf8 Connie meanwhile seems to have modern 2010s]] games on her laptop like parodies of Civilization, CrusaderKings and AgeOfEmpires with a program that resembles steam.

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** [[https://i.redditmedia.com/zGqilWkMc2FIu6WNYYit8xwzVQe9xRoGagjLC2TvBeQ.png?w=1024&s=439693d2d7c04ed148f274f48309aaf8 Connie meanwhile seems to have modern 2010s]] games on her laptop like parodies of Civilization, CrusaderKings ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'', ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', and AgeOfEmpires ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' with a program that resembles steam.
13th Oct '17 8:45:19 PM SurroundedByPerverts
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses gaming as its overall theme and the basis for its heroes' powers. While it does use HollywoodGameDesign and some anachronistic visuals and sound effects, those appear to be intentional design choices rather than ignorance about the medium - regarding the outdated visuals and sounds, the Rider designs have a 90's "extreme" aesthetic in general so retro gaming would fit right with that. The Riders' powers are {{Homage}}s ranging from the broad (Ex-Aid's genre is 2D platformers like the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' franchises; Brave has [=RPGs=] and his games reference ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'') to the much more specific (one early upgrade is ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' with the SerialNumbersFiledOff[[note]]The game is called "Drago Knight Hunter Z" and consists of a set of armor that has to be shared between the four heroic Riders, alluding to the game's co-op nature[[/note]] while the MidSeasonUpgrade for the military-themed Snipe is a blatant nod to the battleship game ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''[[note]]It outfits him with battleship "armor" and puts an admiral's cap on his head[[/note]]). It also helps that the franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature gives it ties to a real-life game developer, Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment,[[note]]Bandai produces the ''Kamen Rider'' toyline[[/note]] meaning production has easy access to both people with first-hand experience in the industry and the rights to include actual Namco games and hardware on occasion - its first tie-in movie even has ''VideoGame/PacMan himself'' as a guest star, a UsefulNotes/WonderSwan is occasionally seen in a FlashBack, and tie-in materials give the Riders powerups based on Namco classics like ''Pac-Man'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'', ''[[VideoGame/RBIBaseball Family Stadium]]'', ''VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster'', and ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses gaming as its overall theme and the basis for its heroes' powers. While it does use HollywoodGameDesign and some anachronistic visuals and sound effects, those appear to be intentional design choices rather than ignorance about the medium - regarding the outdated visuals and sounds, the Rider designs have a 90's "extreme" aesthetic in general so retro gaming would fit right with that. The Riders' powers are {{Homage}}s ranging from the broad (Ex-Aid's (e.g. Ex-Aid's genre is 2D platformers like the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' franchises; Brave has [=RPGs=] and his games reference ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'') to the much more specific (one early upgrade is ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' with the SerialNumbersFiledOff[[note]]The game is called "Drago Knight Hunter Z" and consists of a set of armor that has to be shared between the four heroic Riders, alluding to the game's co-op nature[[/note]] while the MidSeasonUpgrade for the military-themed Snipe is a blatant nod to the battleship game ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''[[note]]It outfits him with battleship "armor" and puts an admiral's cap on his head[[/note]]). It also helps that the franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature gives it ties to a real-life game developer, Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment,[[note]]Bandai produces the ''Kamen Rider'' toyline[[/note]] meaning production has easy access to both people with first-hand experience in the industry and the rights to include actual Namco games and hardware on occasion - its first tie-in crossover movie even has ''VideoGame/PacMan himself'' as a guest star, a UsefulNotes/WonderSwan is occasionally seen in a FlashBack, and tie-in materials give the Riders powerups based on Namco classics like ''Pac-Man'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'', ''[[VideoGame/RBIBaseball Family Stadium]]'', ''VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster'', and ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''.


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** In a case of what is decidedly NotAnExample, the aforementioned crossover movie's plot involves the movie's villains spreading an epidemic of a literal Pac-Man Fever.
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*** And when they do have leaderboards of some kind, they are often topped by players who dedicate most of their waking hours to getting there, making it unfeasible to top even different types of leaderboards (such as both pvp and pve) in a single mmo, much topping multiple mmos.
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** In addition to that, koopa troopas aren't something you have to beat & this would be especially true in a water level. You just have to get past them. There are levels where jumping on them helps you get across gaps & that kills them but no one would describe those parts the way they did & a water level couldn't have a part like that.

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** In addition to that, koopa troopas Koopa Troopas aren't something you have to beat & and this would be especially true in a water level. You just have to get past them. There are levels where jumping on them helps you get across gaps & and that kills them but no one would describe those parts the way they did & and a water level couldn't have a part like that.



** 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, most notably the plasma grenade.

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** In another episode, they're playing Halo & and 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, most notably the plasma grenade.



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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.
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