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2nd Sep '16 7:36:21 AM erforce
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* Similarly, in Creator/SimonPegg's ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', playing ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' (appropriately a UK-developed shooter game) on a [=PS2=] is depicted accurately, aside from a "Player 2 has entered the game" voiceover narration added for the audience's benefit. Admittedly, Simon Pegg is a [[OneOfUs massive video game nerd]], as any typical episode of ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' will show you. Its also likely that the "Player 2" quote was probably added as a joke for an early scene:

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* Similarly, in Creator/SimonPegg's ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', playing ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2'' (appropriately a UK-developed shooter game) on a [=PS2=] is depicted accurately, aside from a "Player 2 has entered the game" voiceover narration added for the audience's benefit. Admittedly, Simon Pegg is a [[OneOfUs massive video game nerd]], as any typical episode of ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' will show you. Its also likely that the "Player 2" quote was probably added as a joke for an early scene:
2nd Sep '16 7:31:53 AM erforce
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters 2''. 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/TimeSplitters 2''.''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.
29th Aug '16 3:18:05 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is renowned for its lovingly detailed depictions of real game consoles. One especially nice touch is when Peridot creates a laser gun controlled with a Ninentdo Gamecube controller, and when Steven says he's having trouble using it on moral grounds, she misunderstands and says "Then use the D-pad."

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is renowned for its lovingly detailed depictions of real game consoles. One especially nice touch is when Peridot creates a laser gun controlled with a Ninentdo Gamecube Nintendo 64 controller, and when Steven says he's having trouble using it on moral grounds, she misunderstands and says "Then use the D-pad."
29th Aug '16 5:09:55 AM Pren
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is renowned for its lovingly detailed depictions of real game consoles. One especially nice touch is when Peridot creates a laser gun controlled with a Ninentdo Gamecube controller, and when Steven says he's having trouble using it on moral grounds, she misunderstands and says "Then use the D-pad."
29th Aug '16 5:06:36 AM Pren
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' has a couple nice scenes appealing to gamers in Season 3. Frank is inspired to hire a novelist who now does game reviews to write a reputation-restoring book about his marriage after reading his poetic and completely accurate review of ''VideoGame/MonumentValley''. And then the guy introduces him to ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'', also portrayed completely accurately until Frank dismisses it as "too much like my real life."
19th Aug '16 2:46:11 AM Tre
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* Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZYQiXKvZDg this]] commercial for Creator/SciFiChannel, wherein [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] plays a version of ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' with stock sound effects from the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}'s version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''--whilst on a UsefulNotes/PlayStation.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZYQiXKvZDg this]] commercial for Creator/SciFiChannel, [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]], wherein [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] plays a version of ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' with stock sound effects from the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}'s version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''--whilst on a UsefulNotes/PlayStation.
17th Aug '16 5:05:15 PM Gsueagle31049
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* Justified in ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'', which is set during the tech revolution of the 1980s. Unlike most examples of the trope, HCF's portrayal of video games, while not 100% spot on, is [[ShownTheirWork fairly accurate to the period]].
26th Jul '16 12:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** And then there's the DangerouslyGenreSavvy 2007 game, ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'', which is an affectionate parody of several well-known [=IPs=], and for the most part avoids TheProblemWithLicensedGames (fortunately).

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** And then there's the DangerouslyGenreSavvy 2007 game, ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'', which is an affectionate parody of several well-known [=IPs=], and for the most part avoids TheProblemWithLicensedGames (fortunately).
11th Jul '16 12:36:14 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Averted. A recurring plot element involves the Keronians creating video games that are a bit TOO interactive.
5th Jul '16 8:37:16 PM Worldclock
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' has the girls playing a game called "Dragon Wizard Skateboard Fighters". The console they play it on is a mishmash of the UsefulNotes/Xbox360 and the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, and it doesn't have wireless controllers. Not much is shown of the game but it uses a point-system, the noises sound 8-bit, and the title screen is [[{{retraux}} very 80s looking]] however the customizing scene is drawn in the series' normal style. During the climax scene multiple 8-bit noises are used in the fighting, combined with "combos" and "Game Over" graphics. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls original series]] mostly averted this trope.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' has the girls playing a game called "Dragon Wizard Skateboard Fighters". The console they play it on is a mishmash of the UsefulNotes/Xbox360 and the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, and it doesn't have wireless controllers. Not much is shown of the game but it uses a point-system, the noises sound 8-bit, and the title screen is [[{{retraux}} very 80s looking]] however the customizing scene is drawn in the series' normal style. During the climax scene multiple 8-bit noises are used in the fighting, combined with "combos" and "Game Over" graphics. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls original series]] mostly averted this trope.
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