History TakeThat / VideoGames

8th Jul '16 4:15:12 PM rcmerod52
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* When ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[='=]s Competitive Mode was released, ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}''[='=]s Competitive Mode had been released just a few weeks prior. Valve ends up taking a jab at Blizzard by claiming that matchmaking had never existed in video games before--including ''Overwatch''.[[note]]Which is [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically true]], as [=TF2=]'s Competitive Mode had been in beta before ''Overwatch'' was even released.[[/note]]
6th Jul '16 2:03:14 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': One text discusses the fact that various important books from the Library of Alexandria were destroyed, while various unimportant texts that were carelessly thrown away have managed to survive to this day. The following appears in regards to the latter: "(...) if we want our descendants to remember more than [[Literature/{{Twilight}} glittering emo-vampires]] and {{autotune}}d teen pop stars (...)"
18th Jun '16 11:11:03 PM SenorCornholio
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* At the end of the E3 2016 trailer for [[VideoGame/YookaLaylee Yooka-Laylee]], the latter mentions that in the time it takes them to make new levels in time for the game's release, they'll probably put in [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooieNutsAndBolts car sections]].
15th Jun '16 3:12:21 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'' takes a jab at the very fans that helped fund the game on Kickstarter by having one of the trailers say that players can "make the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night". While the jab was probably meant to be a harmless ribbing, it didn't sit well with everyone that either funded the game or were looking to play the game since most of them ''are'' anime fans. The PR disaster was apparently done by the publisher while the developers themselves had no part in it and they weren't happy when they found out about the incident either.
13th Jun '16 1:16:26 AM jormis29
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* When stepping into a dark room in ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', the protagonist comments that he's "Doomed," a jab at the frustrating flashlight/weapon swapping in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''.

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* When stepping into a dark room in ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', ''VideoGame/Prey2006'', the protagonist comments that he's "Doomed," a jab at the frustrating flashlight/weapon swapping in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''.''VideoGame/Doom3''.
21st May '16 3:33:09 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** One of Daffy's tuants for failing a minigame is "Maybe you should try a game that's a little. less. challenging."

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** One of Daffy's tuants taunts for failing a minigame is "Maybe you should try a game that's a little. less. challenging."



** The sequence from "Low Poly Daffy" *comes out of the machine that was supposed to turn him into a 3D character* "What The..? I said 'Next Gen' you slob! NEXT GEN!!"

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** The sequence from "Low Poly Daffy" *comes comes out of the machine that was supposed to turn him into a 3D character* character, and he's not very pleased. "What The..? I said 'Next Gen' you slob! NEXT GEN!!"
21st May '16 2:49:43 PM ThraggLootrippa
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::And then she made a cameo appearance in ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' [[DiscontinuityNod as an anchorwoman]]...

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::And ** And then she made a cameo appearance in ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' [[DiscontinuityNod as an anchorwoman]]...
18th May '16 10:40:57 PM merotoker
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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s American marketing campaign is an example of "{{take that}}" taken to extremes that have rarely been seen since. Aside from the classic marketing slogan "Genesis Does What Nintendon't", there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP04XzC-GkA this commercial]] taking a jab at the UsefulNotes/GameBoy's monochrome screen. Later Sega commercials, like the ad for VideoGame/NIGHTSIntoDreams had random people throwing UsefulNotes/PlayStation [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hv1BE1bexCg off skyscrapers]], among other things.

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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s American marketing campaign is an example of "{{take that}}" taken to extremes that have rarely been seen since. Aside from the classic marketing slogan "Genesis Does What Nintendon't", there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP04XzC-GkA this commercial]] taking a jab at the UsefulNotes/GameBoy's monochrome screen. Later Sega commercials, like the ad for VideoGame/NIGHTSIntoDreams ''VideoGame/NIGHTSIntoDreams'' had random people throwing UsefulNotes/PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}s [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hv1BE1bexCg off skyscrapers]], among other things.



* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' in general can easily be interpreted as a take that to Ayn Rand's Objectivism philosophy. Especially when one considers Andrew Ryan's name is almost an anagram of Ayn Rand. The BigBad is [[spoiler: named [[Literature/TheFountainhead Fontaine]], but uses the pseudonym "Literature/{{Atlas|Shrugged}}",]] obvious references to Rand's books..

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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' in general can easily be interpreted as a take that to Ayn Rand's Objectivism philosophy. Especially when one considers Andrew Ryan's name is almost an anagram of Ayn Rand. The BigBad is [[spoiler: named [[Literature/TheFountainhead Fontaine]], but uses the pseudonym "Literature/{{Atlas|Shrugged}}",]] obvious references to Rand's books..books.



* E3 2010 was full of take that on all sides. A particularly memorable one was Nintendo talking about how glasses 3D was weak and showing off their glasses-free Nintendo3DS immediately before Sony's glasses 3D-heavy announcements.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' has a series of advertisements that poke fun at more "common" games, namely EVEOnline, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and your typical Tank Simulator and Racing game. The WoW one has your typical fantasy "tank" (as in the character archetype) curb stomp a group of players, only to get run over by - you guessed it - a tank. The other, non-gameplay trailers are roughly the same thing, only modified for each different subject matter.

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* E3 2010 was full of take that on all sides. A particularly memorable one was Nintendo talking about how glasses 3D was weak and showing off their glasses-free Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS immediately before Sony's glasses 3D-heavy announcements.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' has a series of advertisements that poke fun at more "common" games, namely EVEOnline, ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and your typical Tank Simulator and Racing game. The WoW [=WoW=] one has your typical fantasy "tank" (as in the character archetype) curb stomp a group of players, only to get run over by - you guessed it - a tank. The other, non-gameplay trailers are roughly the same thing, only modified for each different subject matter.



* When Activision and Bungie announcedd that they had entered a marketing partnership with Red Bull to offer an exclusive mission in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' for any players who bought a can, the makers of ''VideoGame/DyingLight'' [[http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2015/06/weirdness_drink_a_glass_of_water_to_get_free_dying_light_dlcn fired back with a Twitter campaign]] that offered a free code for anyone who tweeted a picture of themselves drinking an ordinary glass of water with the tag #drinkrightdyinglight. Later, Digital Extremes took aim at ''Destiny's'' Collector's Edition-exclusive dancing emotes by offering a handful of dancing emotes of its own for free in an update for ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}''.

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* When Activision and Bungie announcedd announced that they had entered a marketing partnership with Red Bull to offer an exclusive mission in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' for any players who bought a can, the makers of ''VideoGame/DyingLight'' [[http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2015/06/weirdness_drink_a_glass_of_water_to_get_free_dying_light_dlcn fired back with a Twitter campaign]] that offered a free code for anyone who tweeted a picture of themselves drinking an ordinary glass of water with the tag #drinkrightdyinglight. Later, Digital Extremes took aim at ''Destiny's'' Collector's Edition-exclusive dancing emotes by offering a handful of dancing emotes of its own for free in an update for ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}''.



--> '''Lewton:''' I won't bore you with the details of the Guild's security system -- after all, if you've seen one intrincate and fatal collection of [[BottomlessPits pits]] and traps you've seen them all. Suffice it to say, it took a lot of [[TrialAndErrorGameplay trial and error]], some scorched eyebrows and more levers than I could count.

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--> '''Lewton:''' I won't bore you with the details of the Guild's security system -- after all, if you've seen one intrincate intricate and fatal collection of [[BottomlessPits pits]] and traps you've seen them all. Suffice it to say, it took a lot of [[TrialAndErrorGameplay trial and error]], some scorched eyebrows and more levers than I could count.



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOftheOldRepublicII'': The first game was a borderline ClicheStorm that was a near-perfect StarWars story played straight. The sequel? Hand a guy with a philosophy degree (who also write ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'') the StarWarsExpandedUniverse and a character to act as his mouthpiece. Avellone ended up ''hating'' the Expanded Universe, and proceeded to ''[[DeconstructorFleet tear everything in Star Wars a new one]]'' - the Jedi and Sith philosophy, the long-running cyclical religious war between the two factions, the trillions of {{Muggles}} who get killed in the crossfire, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Mandalorians, even The Force itself is given an incredibly cynical view.

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOftheOldRepublicII'': The first game was a borderline ClicheStorm that was a near-perfect StarWars story played straight. The sequel? Hand a guy with a philosophy degree (who also write ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'') the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse and a character to act as his mouthpiece. Avellone ended up ''hating'' the Expanded Universe, and proceeded to ''[[DeconstructorFleet tear everything in Star Wars a new one]]'' - the Jedi and Sith philosophy, the long-running cyclical religious war between the two factions, the trillions of {{Muggles}} who get killed in the crossfire, the ProudWarriorRace {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} aspect of the Mandalorians, even The Force itself is given an incredibly cynical view.
17th May '16 11:20:43 AM Assassin-sensei
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'', if you choose to go see ''Schoolyard Adoration'' with Misa, Suoh will explain to her that real high school is actually not like the movie at all, [[Film/HighSchoolMusical specifically mentioning a scene of random singing in the movie.]]
5th May '16 6:09:38 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* There's a [[GameMod hack]] of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', titled ''Sonic 2 Dimps Edition'', which is a large-scale Take That at recent Sonic games developed by Creator/{{Dimps}}, particularly the first episode of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4''. Notable features include random speed boosters everywhere, an altered soundtrack, physics tweaks and a heavy reliance on the homing attack.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' [[GameMod hacks]]:
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There's a [[GameMod hack]] hack of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', titled ''Sonic 2 Dimps Edition'', which is a large-scale Take That at recent certain Sonic games developed by Creator/{{Dimps}}, particularly the first episode of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4''. Notable features include random speed boosters everywhere, an altered soundtrack, physics tweaks and a heavy reliance on the homing attack.attack.
** ''Sonic 1 Boomed'' is a hack of the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' game for the Genesis that is basically one giant take that to ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric''. The hack gives Sonic and Dr. Eggman their ''Boom'' designs and turns the former into a MotorMouth, saying his lines from ''Rise of Lyric'', as well as a few from [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom the cartoon]] every time he collects rings, destroys enemies, or bounces off springs, among other things. The developers of the hack also credited Big Red Button Entertainment, the company that developed ''Rise of Lyric'', as the company that developed the hack.
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