History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

8th Feb '16 3:27:05 AM Freshmeat
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** As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the MagnumOpus 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. 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 MagnumOpus 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. Anything else however will go over most people's heads.
19th Dec '15 5:27:32 PM Papercut1
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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' was the only game Mojang ever made.
11th Dec '15 1:10:05 PM Spyspotter
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* When you ask a random gamer what are SoBadItsHorrible video games, people will usually think about ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' for the Atari 2600 (yes, there are multiple games called like that), ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'', ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', the Nintendo-licensed CD-i games, the two infamous ''Sonic'' disasters (''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 '06]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicBoom Rise of Lyric]]'') and occasionally ''Pac-Man'' for the Atari 2600, but do not expect them to know about any other terrible video game ever made... unless, of course, they're a fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.
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* When you ask a random gamer what are SoBadItsHorrible video games, people will usually think about ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' for the Atari 2600 (yes, there are multiple games called like that), ''VideoGame/CustersRevenge'', ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'', ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', the Nintendo-licensed CD-i games, the two infamous ''Sonic'' disasters (''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 '06]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicBoom Rise of Lyric]]'') and occasionally ''Pac-Man'' for the Atari 2600, but do not expect them to know about any other terrible video game ever made... unless, of course, they're a fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.
27th Nov '15 11:21:09 AM LaptopGuy
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* Because of the female ''VideoGame/WiiFit'' trainer's [[UnexpectedCharacter memorable reveal]] for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U'', many people forget that the game also had a male trainer. Despite the fact that he was an alternate costume for her in the series, it has still yet to fully reverse these perceptions.
27th Nov '15 11:11:38 AM LaptopGuy
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** As for the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', all characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the MagnumOpus 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. Anything else however will go over most people's heads.
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** As for the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', all characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Of the original eight, five have penetrated mainstream pop culture (Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, and Zangief). Blanka, Dhalsim, and E. Honda aren't so lucky. While all the original bosses are well-known, only Cammy of ''The New Challengers'' is widely recognized. And last but not least, ''Akuma'' of ''Turbo''. Of the ''Alpha'' sub-series, only Sakura and Dan are known by all. ** As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the MagnumOpus 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. Anything else however will go over most people's heads.

* When you ask a random gamer what are SoBadItsHorrible video games, people will usually think about ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' for the Atari 2600 (yes, there are multiple games called like that), ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'', ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', and occasionally ''Pac-Man'' for the Atari 2600, but do not expect them to know about any other terrible video game ever made... unless, of course, they're a fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.
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* When you ask a random gamer what are SoBadItsHorrible video games, people will usually think about ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' for the Atari 2600 (yes, there are multiple games called like that), ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'', ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', the Nintendo-licensed CD-i games, the two infamous ''Sonic'' disasters (''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 '06]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicBoom Rise of Lyric]]'') and occasionally ''Pac-Man'' for the Atari 2600, but do not expect them to know about any other terrible video game ever made... unless, of course, they're a fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.

* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''. 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'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''Series/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''.''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.
14th Nov '15 12:10:07 PM hydrix
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* "All video games are violent/inappropriate and are therefore a bad influence. Therefore, they must be subject to more regulation than movies/TV/music/books/the internet." Unfortunately, because politics are involved with this one (and because it's a long story anyway), [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement we'll need to leave it at that]]. ** And remember kids, if a game promotes religion it should get an immediate E-rating. Violent video games promoting Judaism/Christianity/Islam/Buddhism... don't exist.
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* "All video games are violent/inappropriate and are therefore a bad influence. Therefore, they must be subject to more regulation than movies/TV/music/books/the internet." Unfortunately, because politics are involved with this one (and because it's a long story anyway), [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement we'll need to leave it at that]]. ** that]]. And remember kids, if [[MoralSubstitute a game promotes religion religion]] it should get an immediate E-rating. Violent video games promoting Judaism/Christianity/Islam/Buddhism... don't exist.
14th Nov '15 12:08:58 PM hydrix
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** And remember kids, if a game promotes religion it should get an immediate E-rating. Violent video games promoting Judaism/Christianity/Islam/Buddhism... don't exist.

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* Shooters that don't scroll: ''Defender''.
9th Oct '15 10:48:13 PM 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.
9th Oct '15 10:46:02 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are the only {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s. ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the only HorizontalScrollingShooter. ''Touhou'' is additionally the only BulletHell game series.
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are the only {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s. ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the only HorizontalScrollingShooter. ''Touhou'' is additionally the only BulletHell game series.series and even then it's described as "''Space Invaders'' (or ''Raiden'') on steroids."
9th Oct '15 10:44:54 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The only reputable PC game distribution platform is UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. [=DLsite=]? Playism? Website/GOGDotCom? What are those?
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