History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

12th Sep '17 10:43:50 PM GovernorExplosion
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** Some 'mons are based on mythical beasts that would be well-known to those in parts of Asia, but are totally unknown in, say, the United States. For example, Pokémon "God" Arceus is possibly based on a hoofed chimera called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin Qilin]], but Westerners have [[{{MemeticMutation}} memetically]] compared it to a llama or a goat.
2nd Aug '17 8:48:22 PM KagSwirby
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*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokemon".

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*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokemon"."Pokémon".
2nd Aug '17 8:47:20 PM KagSwirby
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have Ash than Red (with his Pikachu by his side, of course), contain PokemonSpeak, and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.

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Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have Ash than Red (with his Pikachu by his side, of course), contain PokemonSpeak, and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture. subculture.
** Even though there are at least 150 basic Pokémon species, the great majority of non-game/anime fans have only heard of Pikachu, most likely because of its mascot status. Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Jigglypuff might also be mentioned. It's also not widely known that Pokémon evolve and that Pikachu's "upgraded" form is Raichu, who is orange instead of yellow.
*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokemon".
2nd Aug '17 8:44:49 PM KagSwirby
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have "Ash and Pikachu" than "Red", and will have PokemonSpeak and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have "Ash and Pikachu" Ash than "Red", and will have PokemonSpeak Red (with his Pikachu by his side, of course), contain PokemonSpeak, and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.
30th Jul '17 1:51:08 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In the West, if you're lucky, you might find people who can name ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games that aren't ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} 4]]'', or their spinoff works.

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* In the West, if you're lucky, you might find people who can name ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games that aren't ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} 4]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona5}} 5]]'', or their spinoff works.
11th Jul '17 9:18:50 PM Loekman3
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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Resistance}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.

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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', ''Franchise/{{Resistance}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.
10th Jun '17 3:38:36 AM HarpieSiren
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** You're lucky if you get a reference to a game past ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and the Nintendo 64 era.
30th Apr '17 1:47:51 PM nombretomado
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* Any time ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' gets referenced it'll always be a ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' or ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' reference. The protagonist is always male and is always Pete (better known by his FanNickname, "Jack").

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* Any time ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' gets referenced it'll always be a ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' or ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' reference. The protagonist is always male and is always Pete (better known by his FanNickname, "Jack").
10th Apr '17 12:50:12 AM LaptopGuy
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* {{Hero Shooter}}s? You obviously mean ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. As of 2016 however, ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' can seriously become a contender as well.

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* {{Hero Shooter}}s? You obviously mean ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. As of 2016 however, ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' can seriously become a contender as well. If a character from either game is referenced, it's very likely to be Heavy and Tracer, respectively.
10th Apr '17 12:41:55 AM LaptopGuy
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** As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the best of the series and introduced a plethora of new characters including series protagonist Jin Kazama, so there's more characters that can be referenced. Also, the UpdatedRerelease of ''Tekken 5'' introduced Lili, who quickly became one of the most popular characters in the series. Other than that, expect possible references to Heihachi, Kazuya, Yoshimitsu, Nina, King, Paul, and Law, but anything else however will go over most people's heads.

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** As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the best of the series and introduced a plethora of new characters including series protagonist Jin Kazama, so there's more characters that can be referenced. Also, the UpdatedRerelease of ''Tekken 5'' introduced Lili, who quickly became one of the most popular characters in the series. Other than that, expect possible references to Heihachi, Kazuya, Yoshimitsu, Nina, King, Paul, and Law, Xiaoyu, and Hwoarang, but anything else however will go over most people's heads.
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