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16th Feb '17 12:09:47 PM DYellowMadness
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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.
16th Feb '17 11:56:22 AM DYellowMadness
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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.
9th Feb '17 6:08:19 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses gaming as its overall theme and the basis for its heroes' powers. While it does use some anachronistic visuals and sound effects, but that appears to be an intentional design choice rather than ignorance about the medium - the Rider designs have a 90's "extreme" aesthetic in general, so retro gaming would fit right with that. It also shows a good knowledge of gaming genres for the Riders' powerups, and some of the fictional games are references to real-life ones (the platformers seem to be based on the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, the [=RPGs=] are named for ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and a MidSeasonUpgrade appears to be ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' with the SerialNumbersFiledOff). It also helps that the franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature gives it ties to a real-life game developer, Creator/NamcoBandai - its first tie-in movie even has ''VideoGame/PacMan himself'' as a guest star.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses gaming as its overall theme and the basis for its heroes' powers. While it does use some anachronistic visuals and sound effects, but that appears to be an intentional design choice rather than ignorance about the medium - the Rider designs have a 90's "extreme" aesthetic in general, so retro gaming would fit right with that. It also shows a good knowledge of gaming genres for the The Riders' powerups, and some of powers are {{Homage}}s ranging from the fictional games are references to real-life ones (the broad (Ex-Aid's genre is 2D platformers seem to be based on like the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, franchises) to the [=RPGs=] are named for ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' much more specific (one early upgrade is a SerialNumbersFiledOff ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''[[note]]The game is called "Drago Knight Hunter Z" and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', 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 Kamen Rider Snipe's MidSeasonUpgrade appears is a blatant nod to be ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''[[note]]It outfits him with the SerialNumbersFiledOff). 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/NamcoBandai Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment - its first tie-in movie even has ''VideoGame/PacMan himself'' as a guest star.star, and a series of web-exclusive shorts gives the Riders powers from Namco classics like ''Pac-Man'', ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'', and ''VideoGame/TaikoDrumMaster''.
** There is one noticeable goof, however: a FlashBack shows the main character playing ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'' in 2010, a good five years before it actually came out. Rather than an actual mistake, it's more likely that Bandai Namco wanted to advertise the then-upcoming console port of the game.
17th Jan '17 12:06:42 PM spiritsunami
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17th Jan '17 12:05:17 PM spiritsunami
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* Each of the main ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games [[ConsoleCameo feature Nintendo's current home console in the player's room]]. In the first generation, the main character has an SNES; although the N64 was out and going strong in 1998, this makes more sense for generation 1's original early 1996 release. But what's bizarre is that ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' gives the hero(ine) an ''NES'' instead; remember that the games are set contemporary with ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', where the protagonist has a [=GameCube=]. This is meant to promote the ''Classic NES Series'', budget [=GBA=] Game Paks that ran an old NES game in an emulator.

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* Each of the main ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games [[ConsoleCameo feature Nintendo's current home console in the player's room]]. In the first generation, the main character has an SNES; although the N64 was out and going strong in 1998, this makes more sense for generation 1's original early 1996 release.release, especially since the Super Famicom stayed strong for far longer than its American counterpart. But what's bizarre is that ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' gives the hero(ine) an ''NES'' instead; remember that the games are set contemporary with ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', where the protagonist has a [=GameCube=]. This is meant to promote the ''Classic NES Series'', budget [=GBA=] Game Paks that ran an old NES game in an emulator.
17th Jan '17 11:45:24 AM spiritsunami
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* [=SiriusXM=]'s "Decades" stations are each devoted to music from a specific decade, and the station identification bumpers are all designed to evoke a bit of PopularCulture from some point in that decade, be it a song, a movie, a TV show, or something else. One of these uses an 8-bit rendition of [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Koronbeiniki]], which actually works fairly well as in between the various platforms (PC, Mac, NES[=/=]Famicom, Game Boy) and the staggered release schedule for different parts of the world (thanks, UsefulNotes/ColdWar), nearly half of the years in TheEighties saw at least one major Tetris release...or at least, it ''would'' if they weren't using it on ''TheNineties'' station.
12th Jan '17 12:30:04 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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* An early scene in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' has Duke and Roadblock playing a modern FPS on an Xbox 360 on shore leave, and Roadblock even lampshades how much better Duke is in real combat than in the game. Later, during the nuclear disarmament summit, [[spoiler: Zartan disguised as]] the president is shown playing ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' on his cell phone with realistic movements and sound effects.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' plays with this from time to time. Examples include some of Lincoln's games including a CaptainErsatz of ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' on what appears to be an N64 cartridge and a survival horror game played on a pair of modern VR goggles that appears to have Intellivision-quality graphics.
3rd Jan '17 9:50:52 AM DragonRanger
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' is a show built so much around this trope that ''VideoGame/PacMan himself'' is the starring villain of the show's first movie.


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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses gaming as its overall theme and the basis for its heroes' powers. While it does use some anachronistic visuals and sound effects, but that appears to be an intentional design choice rather than ignorance about the medium - the Rider designs have a 90's "extreme" aesthetic in general, so retro gaming would fit right with that. It also shows a good knowledge of gaming genres for the Riders' powerups, and some of the fictional games are references to real-life ones (the platformers seem to be based on the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, the [=RPGs=] are named for ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and a MidSeasonUpgrade appears to be ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' with the SerialNumbersFiledOff). It also helps that the franchise's MerchandiseDriven nature gives it ties to a real-life game developer, Creator/NamcoBandai - its first tie-in movie even has ''VideoGame/PacMan himself'' as a guest star.
27th Dec '16 7:36:50 PM ergeis
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** 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.
13th Dec '16 8:54:13 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'': In "The Granddad Gang" segment of the "Heists" episode, one part of the reenactment of the crime was animated in the style of a [[{{Retraux}} "8-bit video game"]] - with sound effects lifted from the notorious UsefulNotes/Atari2600 port of VideoGame/PacMan
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