History TakeThat / VideoGames

17th Feb '18 11:48:10 PM Vir
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** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-jo2qWiFA promo video]] for ''Sonic-Xtreme'' had a live action Mario bemoaning how his series fell into obscurity due to Sonic. Ironically, Mario would be bigger than ever with the 3D platformer {{trope codifier}} ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' while ''X-treme'' was cancelled before it could be released. In the case of the latter, it has many fans wondering what could have been.
** ''Battle Mania'', the Japanese version of the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis game ''Trouble Shooter'', had a code that extended the Sega {{logo joke}} to have one of the heroines stomping on a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]. The Japan-exclusive sequel ''Battle Mania Daiginjou'' had some familiar-looking flying enemies with red hats, yellow capes and green mushrooms.

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** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-jo2qWiFA promo video]] for ''Sonic-Xtreme'' had a live action Mario bemoaning how his series fell into obscurity due to Sonic. Ironically, Mario would be bigger than ever with the 3D platformer {{trope codifier}} TropeCodifier ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' while ''X-treme'' was cancelled canceled before it could be released. In the case of the latter, it has many fans wondering what could have been.
** ''Battle Mania'', the Japanese version of the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis game ''Trouble Shooter'', had a code that extended the Sega {{logo joke}} LogoJoke to have one of the heroines stomping on a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]. The Japan-exclusive sequel ''Battle Mania Daiginjou'' had some familiar-looking flying enemies with red hats, yellow capes and green mushrooms.



* ''Series/GrandTheftAuto'' really has it in for politics of both sides, just because you're a democrat or republican don't think your party won't get a pasting. Numerous AttackOfThePoliticalAd promos will run that assault the other side on a scale real life politics can only dream of, one side is portrayed as jingoistic gun crazy violent psychos and the other as namby pamby libtard SJWs who cannot handle the real world. Late updates to ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' even play into the evil government bringing about the end of the world, thus the Doomsday Heists where you go on apocalyptic level criminal acts to fight back against whoever is in power.

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* ''Series/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' really has it in for politics of both sides, just because you're a democrat Democrat or republican Republican don't think your party won't get a pasting. Numerous AttackOfThePoliticalAd promos will run that assault the other side on a scale real life real-life politics can only dream of, one side is portrayed as jingoistic gun crazy jingoistic, gun-crazy violent psychos and the other as namby pamby namby-pamby libtard SJWs [=SJWs=] who cannot handle the real world. Late updates to ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' even play into the evil government bringing about the end of the world, thus the Doomsday Heists where you go on apocalyptic level apocalyptic-level criminal acts to fight back against whoever is in power.
16th Feb '18 9:05:30 AM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', you can buy a book called "Witch Detective". When you read the book, the game shows something like this:

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', you can buy a book called "Witch Detective". When you read the book, the game shows something like this:



** The Japanese version just outright does a take that on guys who read LightNovels not for the story but for the girls.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'', the sixth dungeon is a casino where all the games are rigged, located in a MentalWorld. Except that said casino is a standing for a real world place: [[spoiler: the courthouse]]. Sounds like both InUniverse and out of universe, someone is seriously disappointed by [[spoiler: the Japanese legal system]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'', during one of the between-mission Space Marine dialogues reference is made to a former campaign in Kaurava (location of the Soulstorm expansion), during which the Space Marine captain is described as being an idiot. ''Soulstorm'' was developed by Iron Lore Entertainment rather than Relic, who developed the rest of the series. The result was an ObviousBeta which became infamous largely due to {{Narm}}, in particular said captain's bizarre voice acting resulting in 'Sphess Mahrines' as a fandom meme. The exact line is given by a Space Marine who fought at Kaurava:

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** The Japanese version just outright does a take that Take That on guys who read LightNovels {{Light Novel}}s not for the story story, but for the girls.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the sixth dungeon is a casino where all the games are rigged, located in a MentalWorld. Except that said casino is a standing for a real world place: [[spoiler: the courthouse]]. Sounds like both InUniverse and out of universe, someone is seriously disappointed by [[spoiler: the Japanese legal system]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000: VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'', during one of the between-mission Space Marine dialogues reference is made to a former campaign in Kaurava (location of the Soulstorm expansion), during which the Space Marine captain is described as being an idiot. ''Soulstorm'' was developed by Iron Lore Entertainment rather than Relic, who developed the rest of the series. The result was an ObviousBeta which became infamous largely due to {{Narm}}, in particular said captain's bizarre voice acting resulting in 'Sphess Mahrines' as a fandom meme. The exact line is given by a Space Marine who fought at Kaurava:
14th Feb '18 2:28:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheWitcher'' has:

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* ''TheWitcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' has:
4th Feb '18 6:27:54 PM Kalmbach
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* Gabe and Tycho of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' took a stab at attorney Jack Thompson over his crusade against video games. They donated $10,000 in his name to the charity Thompson would have donated to, had he not been lying. "For Jack Thompson, Because Jack Thompson Won't". To explain: Thompson was a Florida lawyer who made video games his Literature/MobyDick, using tactics that amounted to harassment to try to get these "murder simulators" essentially banned forever. He offered a challenge to game makers: produce a video game to his very exacting demands and he would donate ten grand to charity. The hook, here, is that Thompson felt game makers were forging murderers out of children, and so his challenge was for the makers to put themselves into the game ''as targets'', specifically as targets of unspeakably vile and grotesque murders. The challenge was phrased as a "You don't dare do this because you know I'm right", and Thompson very obviously never expected the challenge to be met. Which it was. An indie developer [[VideoGame/ImOK produced Thompson's demanded game]] ''exactly'', effectively calling Thompson's bluff, which, lo and behold, was in fact a bluff. Thompson tried to weasel out of it and then ''Penny Arcade'' stepped in and donated in Thompson's name, basically to ''grind the salt into the wound''. It was an excellent moment for schadenfreude, as Thompson, obviously, came out looking like a gigantic tool right away. Thankfully [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]], Thompson was not quite finished looking like a gigantic tool. And then Jack Thompson tried to sue them for donating in his stead. The judge got in on the take that by throwing Thompson's case out and threatening his license.[[note]Eventually, the courts got so tired of Thompson's continuous jackassery that he was ''permanently disbarred'' by the State of Florida[[/note]] Child's Play is a charity that those two also set up to try to counteract the "gamers are evil" stereotype in media.

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* Gabe and Tycho of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' took a stab at attorney Jack Thompson over his crusade against video games. They donated $10,000 in his name to the charity Thompson would have donated to, had he not been lying. "For Jack Thompson, Because Jack Thompson Won't". To explain: Thompson was a Florida lawyer who made video games his Literature/MobyDick, using tactics that amounted to harassment to try to get these "murder simulators" essentially banned forever. He offered a challenge to game makers: produce a video game to his very exacting demands and he would donate ten grand to charity. The hook, here, is that Thompson felt game makers were forging murderers out of children, and so his challenge was for the makers to put themselves into the game ''as targets'', specifically as targets of unspeakably vile and grotesque murders. The challenge was phrased as a "You don't dare do this because you know I'm right", and Thompson very obviously never expected the challenge to be met. Which it was. An indie developer [[VideoGame/ImOK produced Thompson's demanded game]] ''exactly'', effectively calling Thompson's bluff, which, lo and behold, was in fact a bluff. Thompson tried to weasel out of it and then ''Penny Arcade'' stepped in and donated in Thompson's name, basically to ''grind the salt into the wound''. It was an excellent moment for schadenfreude, as Thompson, obviously, came out looking like a gigantic tool right away. Thankfully [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]], Thompson was not quite finished looking like a gigantic tool. And then Jack Thompson tried to sue them for donating in his stead. The judge got in on the take that by throwing Thompson's case out and threatening his license.[[note]Eventually, [[note]]Eventually, the courts got so tired of Thompson's continuous jackassery that he was ''permanently disbarred'' by the State of Florida[[/note]] Child's Play is a charity that those two also set up to try to counteract the "gamers are evil" stereotype in media.
4th Feb '18 3:05:58 PM Kalmbach
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* Gabe and Tycho of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' took a stab at attorney Jack Thompson over his crusade against video games. They donated $10,000 in his name to the charity Thompson would have donated to, had he not been lying. "For Jack Thompson, Because Jack Thompson Won't". To explain: Thompson was a Florida lawyer who made video games his Literature/MobyDick, using tactics that amounted to harassment to try to get these "murder simulators" essentially banned forever. He offered a challenge to game makers: produce a video game to his very exacting demands and he would donate ten grand to charity. The hook, here, is that Thompson felt game makers were forging murderers out of children, and so his challenge was for the makers to put themselves into the game ''as targets'', specifically as targets of unspeakably vile and grotesque murders. The challenge was phrased as a "You don't dare do this because you know I'm right", and Thompson very obviously never expected the challenge to be met. Which it was. An indie developer [[VideoGame/ImOK produced Thompson's demanded game]] ''exactly'', effectively calling Thompson's bluff, which, lo and behold, was in fact a bluff. Thompson tried to weasel out of it and then ''Penny Arcade'' stepped in and donated in Thompson's name, basically to ''grind the salt into the wound''. It was an excellent moment for schadenfreude, as Thompson, obviously, came out looking like a gigantic tool right away. Thankfully [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]], Thompson was not quite finished looking like a gigantic tool. And then Jack Thompson tried to sue them for donating in his stead. The judge got in on the take that by throwing Thompson's case out and threatening his license. Child's Play is a charity that those two also set up to try to counteract the "gamers are evil" stereotype in media.

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* Gabe and Tycho of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' took a stab at attorney Jack Thompson over his crusade against video games. They donated $10,000 in his name to the charity Thompson would have donated to, had he not been lying. "For Jack Thompson, Because Jack Thompson Won't". To explain: Thompson was a Florida lawyer who made video games his Literature/MobyDick, using tactics that amounted to harassment to try to get these "murder simulators" essentially banned forever. He offered a challenge to game makers: produce a video game to his very exacting demands and he would donate ten grand to charity. The hook, here, is that Thompson felt game makers were forging murderers out of children, and so his challenge was for the makers to put themselves into the game ''as targets'', specifically as targets of unspeakably vile and grotesque murders. The challenge was phrased as a "You don't dare do this because you know I'm right", and Thompson very obviously never expected the challenge to be met. Which it was. An indie developer [[VideoGame/ImOK produced Thompson's demanded game]] ''exactly'', effectively calling Thompson's bluff, which, lo and behold, was in fact a bluff. Thompson tried to weasel out of it and then ''Penny Arcade'' stepped in and donated in Thompson's name, basically to ''grind the salt into the wound''. It was an excellent moment for schadenfreude, as Thompson, obviously, came out looking like a gigantic tool right away. Thankfully [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]], Thompson was not quite finished looking like a gigantic tool. And then Jack Thompson tried to sue them for donating in his stead. The judge got in on the take that by throwing Thompson's case out and threatening his license. [[note]Eventually, the courts got so tired of Thompson's continuous jackassery that he was ''permanently disbarred'' by the State of Florida[[/note]] Child's Play is a charity that those two also set up to try to counteract the "gamers are evil" stereotype in media.
31st Jan '18 5:17:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Uplink}}'' delivers a Take That against the FBI in an EasterEgg if you visit the Steve Jackson game's website, claiming to start tracking you as a hacker.

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* ''{{Uplink}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'' delivers a Take That against the FBI in an EasterEgg if you visit the Steve Jackson game's website, claiming to start tracking you as a hacker.
27th Jan '18 3:55:02 AM ElodieHiras
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'', the sixth dungeon is a casino where all the games are rigged, located in a MentalWorld. Except that said casino is a standing for a real world place: [[spoiler: the courthouse]]. Sounds like both InUniverse and out of universe, someone is seriously disappointed by [[spoiler: the Japanese legal system]].
20th Dec '17 4:35:08 PM tsstevens
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* ''Series/GrandTheftAuto'' really has it in for politics of both sides, just because you're a democrat or republican don't think your party won't get a pasting. Numerous AttackOfThePoliticalAd promos will run that assault the other side on a scale real life politics can only dream of, one side is portrayed as jingoistic gun crazy violent psychos and the other as namby pamby libtard SJWs who cannot handle the real world. Late updates to ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' even play into the evil government bringing about the end of the world, thus the Doomsday Heists where you go on apocalyptic level criminal acts to fight back against whoever is in power.
30th Nov '17 12:49:38 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''DJMAX Respect'' has "Don't Die", which has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJiWn8TMP08 music video]] that's basically a middle finger to {{Mobile Phone Game}}s that use the [[BribingYourWayToVictory "buy gems that let you do special functions"]] structure.

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** ''DJMAX Respect'' has "Don't Die", which has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJiWn8TMP08 music video]] that's basically a middle finger to {{Mobile Phone Game}}s that use the [[BribingYourWayToVictory "buy gems that let you do special functions"]] structure. The video features a ''mobage'' player repeatedly using {{Microtransactions}} to revive their character, and then collapses in despair as their bank account appears on the screen to reveal an empty balance.
30th Nov '17 2:17:09 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Portable'', the song "Dreadnought" has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvOROyPaFNE background animation]] depicting a national leader with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's face (but with eyes censored out) as the power-tripping leader of [[EagleLand "B.WLAND"]]. When Pentavision released an "International" version of ''DJMAX Portable''[[note]]adds Japanese and English language options; the game is still [[NoExportForYou Korean-region]] but the PSP is region-free anyway[[/note]], "Dreadnought" was [[{{Bowdlerise}} removed]] and replaced with another song.

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* ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} ''DJMAX Portable'', the song "Dreadnought" has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvOROyPaFNE background animation]] depicting a national leader with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's face (but with eyes censored out) as the power-tripping leader of [[EagleLand "B.WLAND"]]. When Pentavision released an "International" version of ''DJMAX Portable''[[note]]adds Japanese and English language options; the game is still [[NoExportForYou Korean-region]] but the PSP is region-free anyway[[/note]], "Dreadnought" was [[{{Bowdlerise}} removed]] and replaced with another song.song.
** ''DJMAX Respect'' has "Don't Die", which has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJiWn8TMP08 music video]] that's basically a middle finger to {{Mobile Phone Game}}s that use the [[BribingYourWayToVictory "buy gems that let you do special functions"]] structure.
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