History TakeThat / VideoGames

27th Apr '16 8:36:40 AM Prinzenick
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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 had random people throwing UsefulNotes/PlayStation 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 commercials, like the ad for VideoGame/NIGHTSIntoDreams had random people throwing UsefulNotes/PlayStation [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hv1BE1bexCg off skyscrapers, skyscrapers]], among other things.
26th Apr '16 3:14:55 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Portable'', the song "Dreadnought" has a background animation depicting a national leader with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's face (but with eyes censored out) as a power-tripping imperialist. 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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* In ''VideoGame/{{DJMAX}} Portable'', the song "Dreadnought" has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvOROyPaFNE background animation animation]] depicting a national leader with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's face (but with eyes censored out) as a the power-tripping imperialist.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.
20th Apr '16 4:18:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* "[[HeyItsThatGuy Wasn't he the guy from]] ''Franchise/StarWars''?" -- from an out-take from ''VideoGame/WingCommander III''

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* "[[HeyItsThatGuy Wasn't "Wasn't he the guy from]] from ''Franchise/StarWars''?" -- from an out-take from ''VideoGame/WingCommander III''
9th Apr '16 11:48:37 PM UJellyWankstain
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* The [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash game]] ''6 Differences'' has the [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds McDonald's]] sign in the first level say "Eat[[PrecisionFStrike shit]]&Die". However, the sign itself is very hard to read unless you decompile the game's swf and view the sprite.
5th Apr '16 8:02:46 PM ADrago
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* ''VideoGame/HeyYouPikachu'': Saying "Sony" or "Playstation" would cause Pikachu to become angry and "shock" the player, including vibrating the controller.
21st Mar '16 12:39:41 PM Allronix
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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 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.
17th Mar '16 1:23:49 AM erforce
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* ''Kessen 3'' contains several Take Thats against the general characterization of UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga in fiction by casting him as the hero instead of [[DemonKingNobunaga a demonic baby-eating villain]] (the ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' series in particular, which features Nobunaga as the final boss in a couple of its games). During a battle with Akechi Hidemitsu (the true name of ''Onimusha's'' main hero Samanosuke), defeating him as Nobunaga treats the player to a special cutscene where the two treat each other as {{Worthy Opponent}}s rather than a demon facing off against a holy warrior.

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* ''Kessen 3'' ''VideoGame/KessenIII'' contains several Take Thats against the general characterization of UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga in fiction by casting him as the hero instead of [[DemonKingNobunaga a demonic baby-eating villain]] (the ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' series in particular, which features Nobunaga as the final boss in a couple of its games). During a battle with Akechi Hidemitsu (the true name of ''Onimusha's'' main hero Samanosuke), defeating him as Nobunaga treats the player to a special cutscene where the two treat each other as {{Worthy Opponent}}s rather than a demon facing off against a holy warrior.
4th Mar '16 7:08:43 PM CountDorku
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** In Asha's recruitment mission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', the Boss moves through a base full of cloning tanks to fight their evil twin. (ItMakesSenseInContext. Kind of.) Asha will describe the contents as "replications of a highly functional sociopathic paradigm."
-->'''Male English Boss:''' [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Like Thatcher?]]



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30th Jan '16 6:45:18 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* A RPG Maker game available on Steam named ''Suits: A Business RPG'' is pretty heavily influenced by ''VideoGame/{{OFF}]'', but instead of acknowledging it, it harshly mocks the predecessor. One early-game area is a haunted basement, where you find a man in a baseball cap who says he wants to exorcise the place but couldn't find the ghost responsible for the haunting. Right next to him you enter a boss battle with a ghost named Mortis (looking almost exactly like the avatar of Mortis Ghost, OFF's creator). After defeating it, the man in a baseball cap decides to attack you for the KillSteal, but you defeat him easily, at which point he exclaims "Guess you're really better than me..." before collapsing in a pile of guts and gore.

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* A RPG Maker game available on Steam named ''Suits: A Business RPG'' is pretty heavily influenced by ''VideoGame/{{OFF}]'', ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'', but instead of acknowledging it, it harshly mocks the predecessor. One early-game area is a haunted basement, where you find a man in a baseball cap who says he wants to exorcise the place but couldn't find the ghost responsible for the haunting. Right next to him you enter a boss battle with a ghost named Mortis (looking almost exactly like the avatar of Mortis Ghost, OFF's creator). After defeating it, the man in a baseball cap decides to attack you for the KillSteal, but you defeat him easily, at which point he exclaims "Guess you're really better than me..." before collapsing in a pile of guts and gore.
30th Jan '16 6:44:13 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* A RPG Maker game available on Steam named ''Suits: A Business RPG'' is pretty heavily influenced by ''VideoGame/OFF'', but instead of acknowledging it, it harshly mocks the predecessor. One early-game area is a haunted basement, where you find a man in a baseball cap who says he wants to exorcise the place but couldn't find the ghost responsible for the haunting. Right next to him you enter a boss battle with a ghost named Mortis (looking almost exactly like the avatar of Mortis Ghost, OFF's creator). After defeating it, the man in a baseball cap decides to attack you for the KillSteal, but you defeat him easily, at which point he exclaims "Guess you're really better than me..." before collapsing in a pile of guts and gore.

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* A RPG Maker game available on Steam named ''Suits: A Business RPG'' is pretty heavily influenced by ''VideoGame/OFF'', ''VideoGame/{{OFF}]'', but instead of acknowledging it, it harshly mocks the predecessor. One early-game area is a haunted basement, where you find a man in a baseball cap who says he wants to exorcise the place but couldn't find the ghost responsible for the haunting. Right next to him you enter a boss battle with a ghost named Mortis (looking almost exactly like the avatar of Mortis Ghost, OFF's creator). After defeating it, the man in a baseball cap decides to attack you for the KillSteal, but you defeat him easily, at which point he exclaims "Guess you're really better than me..." before collapsing in a pile of guts and gore.
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