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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 These are consoles from the early 2000s which are slightly outdated for a show with a 2010s atmosphere, but that's completely understandable given Steven's unique situation (being a gamer is not likely a part of his identity so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).
10th Jun '17 4:02:37 AM HarpieSiren
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** Steven himself owns a Gamecube 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 he has.]] 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 Sour Cream's late teenage age.

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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 he has.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 late teenage age.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.
7th Jun '17 10:58:39 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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*** However, before Daisy leaves to go to the shop, Tim is clearly at the start of the game, having not even reached the RPD yet. When Daisy gets back, Tim is at the end of the game, in the run-up to the final boss battle of Leon's scenario. Either Daisy took hours at the shop or Tim is just ridiculously awesome at Resident Evil.

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*** However, before Daisy leaves to go to the shop, Tim is clearly at the start of the game, having not even reached the RPD yet. When Daisy gets back, Tim is at the end of the game, in the run-up to the final boss battle of Leon's scenario. Either Daisy took hours at the shop or Tim is just ridiculously awesome at Resident Evil.Evil (an expert player can blow through one of ''[=RE2=]'''s scenarios in about an hour and a half).
3rd Jun '17 1:20:38 PM nombretomado
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* Nicely averted in an episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. In order to get on the good side of another police officer, a detective heads to her house on Thanksgiving with the gift of a {{Wii}} that he got as seized property during a recent drug bust. He proceeds to play Boxing in ''VideoGame/WiiSports'' accurately with the woman's young cousins, using the punching motion controls and even getting too into it and having the kids complain about how good he was. It does however fall into cousin trope HollywoodLaw. Unless he got it at a police auction for a completed case, taking seized property anywhere is a ''big'' no-no, especially with him being a ByTheBookCop.

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* Nicely averted in an episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. In order to get on the good side of another police officer, a detective heads to her house on Thanksgiving with the gift of a {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} that he got as seized property during a recent drug bust. He proceeds to play Boxing in ''VideoGame/WiiSports'' accurately with the woman's young cousins, using the punching motion controls and even getting too into it and having the kids complain about how good he was. It does however fall into cousin trope HollywoodLaw. Unless he got it at a police auction for a completed case, taking seized property anywhere is a ''big'' no-no, especially with him being a ByTheBookCop.
27th May '17 3:54:16 PM nombretomado
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Note that we're assuming that the characters haven't [[UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade purchased]] [[VirtualConsole games]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork online]] or modified their consoles to play old games, unless otherwise stated.

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Note that we're assuming that the characters haven't [[UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade purchased]] [[VirtualConsole [[UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole games]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork online]] or modified their consoles to play old games, unless otherwise stated.
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