History ShoutOut / VideoGames

24th Aug '16 3:24:05 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''ShoutOut/DarkParables''
23rd Aug '16 2:51:16 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ShoutOut/TheTalosPrinciple''



* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Quite a few of them.
** Aside from the [[Literature/{{ParadiseLost}} famous writer]] who challenged the Church and tried to update religious philosophy, the acerbic and critical "Milton" in the game may have been inspired by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_(game) early electronic game of the same name]], which was known for sarcastically insulting its players.
** In one level, the moon is very large, and if you look closely, there's a connector pole on it. Shoot a laser at the connector, and [[spoiler:the whole moon rotates, revealing the [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]] logo. Once the logo is visible, there's a telescope you can use to look closer at it, and you can actually see Wheatley there as well]].
*** When you first get access to the hexahedron, there are QR code messages nearby that talk about the odd naming scheme for it, lampooning the ''Portal'' naming scheme for its Weighted Companion Cubes.
** One puzzle is called [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Don't Cross The Streams!]]
** More than a couple of the secrets/easter eggs reference ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''.
*** World B is reminiscent of the first game's Ancient Egyptian setting.
*** One of the spontaneous holographic replays you witness uses the same sound effect as a Beheaded Kamikaze from the ''Serious Sam'' games.
*** And now there's a DLC pack that adds in an option for a Serious Sam skin for your character (as well as shades!), and an option to have Serious Sam's voice replace Elohim. Naturally, unlike Elohim, Sam doesn't take his job seriously at all - he laughs at the player when he dies for the first time, outright encourages the player to climb the tower for a laugh, and even [[SelfDeprecation complains about Croteam using Ancient Egypt as a setting again]]. He pretty much disregards the fourth wall on a regular basis, even to the point where he starts speaking as his own voice actor rather than Sam in one instance.[[note]]Strangely enough, at some points he starts going on strangely philosophical and sometimes outright ''nihilistic'' rants, but it might just be him screwing with the player's head for kicks, especially when later on he starts making more encouraging remarks, basically encouraging the player to make their own mark in the real world, no matter how small, because even the smallest marks can have the biggest impacts.[[/note]]
** In the desert, you can steal a hexahedron and a connector to reveal a 3D version of the cover art of Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon. Using it causes a short music clip resembling the opening of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" to play.
** There's an axe in level B7 called the [[VideoGame/HalfLife CRObar]].
** In level A7, there's a literal EasterEgg.
** [[spoiler:The design of EL's racks brings to mind IBM's Blue Gene supercomputers]].
** One of the messages you can paint on walls is "These sigil locks come naturally to me. Perhaps I have some [[{{VideoGame/Tetris}} Russian]] in my lineage."
** In area B4, there's a secret area [[spoiler:right behind you at the start]]. When you activate the wall with the secret, it slides down... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUEcZbLOT0Q&t=28s revealing]] a big red ENTRY DENIED stamp that may look familiar to anybody who's played or watched ''VideoGame/PapersPlease''. To get ENTRY GRANTED to A̶r̶s̶t̶o̶t̶z̶k̶a̶ the secret, you need to find a green stamp.
** There's a hidden room in level B7 with a number of boxes from various games, including a crate from ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'', a cube from ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', and the companion cube from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. [[spoiler:Within one of these crates hides a cat you can free, which alters the "Free Will" ending slightly]].
*** Speaking of ''Minecraft'', behind the walls in one of the levels is a diamond sword from that game.
** Before entering the puzzle on the tower's fifth floor, there's a QR code that, when scanned, reads "[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Nulla è reale, tutto è lecito. Requiescat in pace.]]" [[spoiler:It's a hint for how to reach the last star: climb out the window, shimmy across some platforms, and walk off a ledge]].
** You are an android who can literally [[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep dream of electric sheep]].
** [[VideoGame/ColossalCave Congratulations! You have just vanquished an evil serpent-god with your bare hands! Unbelievable, isn't it?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDagL6yXL34&t=27m26s (Yeah, right. Dream on.)]]
27th Jul '16 12:22:24 AM PaulA
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** In ''Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'', the priestess Olha's name may be a reference to Arha, a character from the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' who is also a priestess. And both stories take place on islands. Also, the Ark resembles TheMonolith from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.

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** In ''Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'', the priestess Olha's name may be a reference to Arha, a character from the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'' who is also a priestess. And both stories take place on islands. Also, the Ark resembles TheMonolith from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
26th Jul '16 7:53:04 AM pinkdalek
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* The litter bins in ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' resemble [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]].
25th Jul '16 2:53:05 PM Prfnoff
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** One of the cavemen in 65,000,000 B.C. will say "[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Happy happy, joy joy]]" after [[spoiler:the Reptites go extinct]].

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** One of the cavemen in 65,000,000 B.C. will say "[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Happy happy, joy joy]]" after affoter [[spoiler:the Reptites go extinct]].


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* In the German UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} game ''Enemy: Tempest of Violence'', the antagonists are a ruthless alien race known as the Tschahis. "Tschahi" is a German phonetic rendering of the surname of Eric Chahi, creator of ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'', a game which ''Enemy'' not coincidentally resembles.
25th Jul '16 2:20:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* FrozenSynapse's RED expansion has, at the bottom-right of the first challenge map (outside the actual map boundaries), a [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress dwarf]].

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* FrozenSynapse's VideoGame/FrozenSynapse's RED expansion has, at the bottom-right of the first challenge map (outside the actual map boundaries), a [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress dwarf]].
21st Jul '16 8:12:44 PM PaulA
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* ''ShoutOut/LEGOAdaptationGame''
21st Jul '16 12:04:00 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut/LEGOMarvelSuperheroes''

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* ShoutOut/LEGOMarvelSuperheroes''''ShoutOut/LEGOBatman''
* ''ShoutOut/LEGOHarryPotter''
* ''ShoutOut/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings''
* ''ShoutOut/LEGOMarvelSuperheroes''
15th Jul '16 8:19:29 AM anza_sb
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* ''ShoutOut/TheImpossibleQuiz''
7th Jul '16 3:31:26 AM thatmadork
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* The first chapter of ''VideoGame/KingsQuest2015'' contains a load to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', most obviously the [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo raisin juice test]] before the Trial of Wits - underlined by Manny being voiced by Wallace Shawn, who played the villainous Vizzini in the film and died to the same test in the now famous scene. The battle against Acorn in the game is also similar to the clash of Westley and the giant Fezzik in the film.
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