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9th Aug '17 9:39:47 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' has unskippable pre-rendered video cutscenes while loading levels.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' has unskippable pre-rendered video cutscenes while loading levels. If a button is pressed before the load is complete, the message "Still Loading" appears in the bottom right corner of the screen.
9th Aug '17 9:38:16 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' has unskippable pre-rendered video cutscenes while loading levels.
27th Jun '17 6:56:17 AM Kazmahu
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** These unskippable movies are often used to mask load times, since until the menu system loads there's nothing for the program to skip ''to'', and it's more visually interesting than the flat loading screens of old. Titles that are eccentric about what's skippable and what isn't are usually checking the loading progress in the background.
15th Apr '17 11:38:30 AM Kadorhal
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* A lot of games sold today have unskippable videos that play at the start, telling you who published, made the art, sound, video files, and who bought lunch, then some form of trailer for the game in question, ''every time'' you start the game. One consistent oddity is that which parts can be skipped and which can't tend to vary from game to game - some skip the entire sequence at the press of a button, some just skip the individual parts for each group involved (though if you're lucky, Escape will make the game take the hint and skip them all), some force you to watch one or two (usually the developer and/or publisher) before letting you skip the rest, and some force you to watch the full thing every time. Usually, there's also a notification at some point that shows you what the game's auto-saving indicator looks like and telling you not to turn off the power while the game is saving. Fortunately, rather than being forced to watch these obnoxious videos, PC users can usually simply [[CuttingTheKnot rename or delete the video files]], causing the game to cut directly to the main menu.

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* A lot of games sold today have unskippable videos that play at the start, telling you who published, made the art, sound, video files, and who bought lunch, then some form of trailer for the game in question, ''every time'' you start the game. One consistent oddity is that which parts can be skipped and which can't tend to vary from game to game - some skip the entire sequence at the press of a button, some just skip the individual parts for each group involved (though if you're lucky, Escape will make the game take the hint and skip them all), some force you to watch one or two (usually the developer and/or publisher) before letting you skip the rest, and some force you to watch the full thing every time. Usually, nowadays there's also a notification at some point that shows you what the game's auto-saving indicator looks like and telling you not to turn off the power while the game is saving.saving, which is ''always'' completely unskippable even if the rest of the startup sequence is (though it makes up for it by being about three seconds long at most). Fortunately, rather than being forced to watch these obnoxious videos, PC users can usually simply [[CuttingTheKnot rename or delete the video files]], causing the game to cut directly to the main menu.



** Games published by Warner Bros Interactive (such as ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' or ''VideoGame/MadMax'') prevent you from skipping it. Even preventing you from Alt-Tab-ing away on the PC versions.

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** Games published by Warner Bros Interactive (such as ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' or ''VideoGame/MadMax'') prevent you from skipping it. Even preventing you from Alt-Tab-ing alt-tabbing away on the PC versions.
14th Apr '17 10:42:26 PM Kadorhal
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* A lot of games sold today have unskippable videos that play at the start, telling you who published, made the art, sound, video files, and who bought lunch ''every time'' you start the game. ''Videogame/{{Crysis}} Wars'' had an infuriating 2 minute long gameplay video that would be unskippable the first time you start up the game after installing - except the video sometimes breaks and will play anyway. Rather than being forced to watch these obnoxious videos, PC users can usually simply [[CuttingTheKnot delete the video files]] from their hard drive, causing the game to cut directly to the main menu.

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* A lot of games sold today have unskippable videos that play at the start, telling you who published, made the art, sound, video files, and who bought lunch lunch, then some form of trailer for the game in question, ''every time'' you start the game. One consistent oddity is that which parts can be skipped and which can't tend to vary from game to game - some skip the entire sequence at the press of a button, some just skip the individual parts for each group involved (though if you're lucky, Escape will make the game take the hint and skip them all), some force you to watch one or two (usually the developer and/or publisher) before letting you skip the rest, and some force you to watch the full thing every time. Usually, there's also a notification at some point that shows you what the game's auto-saving indicator looks like and telling you not to turn off the power while the game is saving. Fortunately, rather than being forced to watch these obnoxious videos, PC users can usually simply [[CuttingTheKnot rename or delete the video files]], causing the game to cut directly to the main menu.
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''Videogame/{{Crysis}} Wars'' had an infuriating 2 minute long gameplay video that would be unskippable the first time you start up the game after installing - except the video sometimes breaks and will play anyway. Rather than being forced to watch these obnoxious videos, PC users can usually simply [[CuttingTheKnot delete the video files]] anyway.
** Games published by Warner Bros Interactive (such as ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' or ''VideoGame/MadMax'') prevent you
from their hard drive, causing skipping it. Even preventing you from Alt-Tab-ing away on the game to cut directly to the main menu.PC versions.



** Speaking of the Wii, some games that use the Wii [=MotionPlus=] attachment make you watch a three minute long and annoyingly unskippable instructional video on how to properly set up the attachment before the game even starts. It even goes as far as instructing the user in painful detail how to setup a wrist strap and even how to remove the attachment. You can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh-Gy20qMFs here]]
* The Sega CD port of the original ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat1 Mortal Kombat]]'' started by running a two-minute ad for the Mortal Kombat game itself. There was no way to skip it. This unskippable ad, along with the load times slowing down the game, led to much criticism for said port.

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** Speaking of the Wii, some games that use the Wii [=MotionPlus=] attachment make you watch a three minute long and annoyingly unskippable instructional video on how to properly set up the attachment before the game even starts. It even goes as far as instructing the user in painful detail how to setup a wrist strap and even how to remove the attachment. You can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh-Gy20qMFs here]]
here]].
* The Sega CD port of the original ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat1 Mortal Kombat]]'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat1'' started by running a two-minute ad for the Mortal Kombat game itself. There was no way to skip it. This unskippable ad, along with the load times slowing down the game, led to much criticism for said port.



* Most games nowadays let you skip the company bumpers when you start by pressing a button, or relegate all the systems and companies to one screen. Games published by Warner Bros Interactive (such as ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' or ''VideoGame/MadMax'') prevent you from skipping it. Even preventing you from Alt-Tab-ing away on the PC versions.
* Some games on the UsefulNotes/XboxOne won't let you skip the opening logos prior to the game.



* The [[WebVideo/YouKnowWhatsBullshit Bullshit Man]] lampshades this in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdzaEVeFEE&feature=player_detailpage#t=221s lament on things he can't stand about [=DVDs=].]]

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* The [[WebVideo/YouKnowWhatsBullshit Bullshit Man]] lampshades this in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdzaEVeFEE&feature=player_detailpage#t=221s lament on things he can't stand about [=DVDs=].DVDs.]]
8th Mar '17 12:54:14 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* The aforementioned multilanguage FBI warning from the season 1 release of ''Dead Like Me'' isn't just limited to that DVD. It's also annoyingly featured at the end of the DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare''. So you get the LastNoteNightmare [[TheStinger Stinger]] where ghost guy [[NightmareFuel slowly gobbles up the camera]]...and then the Warner Bros. Animation logo... and then about 17 FBI warnings '''''in every language ever'''''. Luckily it doesn't reboot the DVD. It just cuts to the special features menu when it's at the final screen.
** So are almost all of Warner Home Video's Region 2 [=DVDs=] that feature warnings for about 35 countries after the movie (even the ones whose languages aren't featured on the disc), a whopping '''7 minutes''' worth of warnings. Luckily, every warning screen is skippable with the "next chapter" button, except for the last one in the set.

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* The aforementioned multilanguage FBI warning from the season 1 release of ''Dead Like Me'' isn't just limited to that DVD. It's also annoyingly featured at the end of the DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare''. So you get the LastNoteNightmare [[TheStinger Stinger]] where ghost guy [[NightmareFuel slowly gobbles up the camera]]...and then the Warner Bros. Animation logo... and then about 17 FBI warnings '''''in every language ever'''''.a crapload of American and Asian languages'''''. Luckily it doesn't reboot the DVD. It just cuts to the special features menu when it's at the final screen.
** So are almost all of Warner Home Video's Region 2 [=DVDs=] that feature warnings for about 35 countries after the movie (even the ones whose languages aren't featured on the disc), a whopping '''7 minutes''' worth of warnings.disc). Luckily, every warning screen is skippable with the "next chapter" button, except for the last one in the set.
8th Mar '17 12:50:03 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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** So are almost all of Warner Home Video's Region 2 [=DVDs=] that feature warnings for about 35 countries after the movie (even the ones whose languages that aren't featured on the disc). Luckily every warning screen they are skippable with the "next chapter" button, except for the last one in the set.

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** So are almost all of Warner Home Video's Region 2 [=DVDs=] that feature warnings for about 35 countries after the movie (even the ones whose languages that aren't featured on the disc). Luckily disc), a whopping '''7 minutes''' worth of warnings. Luckily, every warning screen they are is skippable with the "next chapter" button, except for the last one in the set.
4th Mar '17 4:04:23 PM Bassman
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* The [=NCircle=] DVD of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros: Koopa [[XtremeKoolLetterz Khronicles]]'' features a trailer for ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' you can't skip. To make this even worse, the trailer is mostly composed of the ''[[EarWorm freaking theme song]]''.

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* The [=NCircle=] DVD of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros: Koopa [[XtremeKoolLetterz Khronicles]]'' features a trailer for ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' you can't skip. To make this even worse, the trailer is mostly composed of the ''[[EarWorm freaking theme song]]''. If you hate the show, it'll make you want to throw the TV out the window.
31st Jan '17 11:25:58 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' video game doesn't let you skip the opening logos, at least on the Xbox One version.

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* The ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' video game doesn't Some games on the UsefulNotes/XboxOne won't let you skip the opening logos, at least on logos prior to the Xbox One version.game.
14th Jan '17 11:07:27 AM cartoonfan945
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* Like the example above, the first three volumes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' plays a unskippable Japanese warning if it's played on a Region 2 player.
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