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11th Jun '16 10:59:34 PM HighCrate
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* One word: [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} DOOD]]! 3 more words: [[http://cgshrines.rydia.net/_etna.html THAT'S SWEET, DOOD!]]
** "Dood" was an addition by the original translators from Atlus, but kept by Creator/NipponIchi when they opened their US branch. In the original, the Prinnies constantly end their sentences with ?? (''ssu''), a colloquial contraction of the polite copula ?? (''desu'').
*** Becomes a plot point in the first game -- one of the Prinnies is special, and the cast calls her on it because she doesn't use "dood". So she tries, and sounds extremely awkward. The fact that she's ''pink'' (whereas every other Prinny is very, very blue) isn't brought up.
*** Moreover, "dood" is [[BilingualBonus Dutch for "dead."]]

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* One word: [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} DOOD]]! 3 more words: [[http://cgshrines.rydia.net/_etna.html THAT'S SWEET, DOOD!]]
**
DOOD!]] "Dood" was an addition by the original translators from Atlus, but kept by Creator/NipponIchi when they opened their US branch. In the original, the Prinnies constantly end their sentences with ?? (''ssu''), a colloquial contraction of the polite copula ?? (''desu'').
*** Becomes a plot point in the first game -- one of the Prinnies is special, and the cast calls her on it because she doesn't use "dood". So she tries, and sounds extremely awkward. The fact that she's ''pink'' (whereas every other Prinny is very, very blue) isn't brought up.
*** Moreover, "dood" is [[BilingualBonus Dutch for "dead."]]
(''desu'').



* Seifer's painful [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=pY30kR3bQ4U rejoinder]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' (made even more {{Narm}}tastic in the fact that it's delivered in a ''complete deadpan''). Xigbar of Organization XIII talks like a SurferDude, though in his case it's more his personal quirk than anything.

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* %%* Seifer's painful [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=pY30kR3bQ4U rejoinder]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' (made even more {{Narm}}tastic in the fact that it's delivered in a ''complete deadpan''). Xigbar of Organization XIII talks like a SurferDude, though in his case it's more his personal quirk than anything.



** The latter catchphrase results in a hilarious HoYay moment.
** On the other end of the spectrum, we have Sho Minamimoto, who mixes mathematical phrases in with his dialog.
-->'''Sho''':You fractals have no future! QED. Class is dismissed!
** However, for the most part, the game uses modern slang, and properly, at that. The sheer ''volume'' of slang makes some conversations odd to listen to, though.



** In the previous game there was a Russian man who constantly spouted slang and apparently learned English from "American hip-hop videos, my man!"
** Downhill Jam parodied this with Gunnar, one of the fictional playable skaters in the game. He absolutely mutilates hip-hop slang in a way that would have been cringe-worthy...if he wasn't an Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Expy.



** The 2015 ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' game is absolutely ''dripping'' with this in the cutscenes where it is far too evident they were trying too hard to emulate street racing culture. However, shut your brain off and it might go all the way around and turn into NarmCharm.
* Griffith "Griff" Simmons' speech in ''VideoGame/{{SSX}} 3'' was... painful. And, indeed, he does say "TOTALLY RAD!" as he's hitting a particularly awesome trick.
** Not to mention Mac Frasier's terrible street lingo, which aged pretty pathetically. Yeah, Mac, we ''can'' say "bling bling." But nobody has wanted to since 2004.

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** %%* The 2015 ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' game is absolutely ''dripping'' with this in the cutscenes where it is far too evident they were trying too hard to emulate street racing culture. However, shut your brain off and it might go all the way around and turn into NarmCharm.
* Griffith "Griff" Simmons' speech in ''VideoGame/{{SSX}} 3'' was... painful. And, indeed, he does say "TOTALLY RAD!" as he's hitting a particularly awesome trick.
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trick. Not to mention Mac Frasier's terrible street lingo, which aged pretty pathetically. Yeah, Mac, we ''can'' say "bling bling." But nobody has wanted to since 2004.



* Many {{F|ullMotionVideo}}MV games from the 90's suffered from this, particularly ones made by Creator/DigitalPictures. ''Make My Video'', ''Slam City'', ''VideoGame/DoubleSwitch'' and ''Corpse Killer'' are [[{{Narm}} particularly]] [[LargeHam infamous]] [[HamAndCheese cases]].
* Mr. Ekoda in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' attempts this in his first lesson to attempt to get students interested in his subject.

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* %%* Many {{F|ullMotionVideo}}MV games from the 90's suffered from this, particularly ones made by Creator/DigitalPictures. ''Make My Video'', ''Slam City'', ''VideoGame/DoubleSwitch'' and ''Corpse Killer'' are [[{{Narm}} particularly]] [[LargeHam infamous]] [[HamAndCheese cases]].
* %%* Mr. Ekoda in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' attempts this in his first lesson to attempt to get students interested in his subject.



* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', being the game it is, is full of this.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', being the game it is, is full of this.



* Kaluha, a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad in ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', is a parody.
* Kurow in ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}''. {{Justified|Trope}} because a) [[SmallNameBigEgo he thinks he's the coolest thing ever]] and b), [[spoiler:he's from the moon]].

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* %%* Kaluha, a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad in ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', is a parody.
* %%* Kurow in ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}''. {{Justified|Trope}} because a) [[SmallNameBigEgo he thinks he's the coolest thing ever]] and b), [[spoiler:he's from the moon]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Sprung}}'' features constant overuse of baffling slang. It's hard to tell if it's earnest or ironic. Possibly both.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Sprung}}'' features constant overuse of baffling slang. It's hard to tell if it's earnest or ironic. Possibly both.



* Ratchet had more than a few moments like this in the very first ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. They changed his voice actor and characterisation from the second game on however, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and most people agree that he's much more likeable now]]. Skid Mcmarx still plays this straight in all his appearances though, even after [[spoiler:he gets turned into a robot]].
* Super Macho Man from ''VideoGame/PunchOut''. Almost everything he says falls under this trope.
* In one death of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', Dexter says, "TOTALLY COSMIC!" Only then does the Star Pac go boom!
** As ace, he sometimes says "Oh, far out!", usually in other death sequences, but he also says it in at least on regular gameplay sequence.
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog:
** Sonic is known to talk like this. For example, when he defeats a boss in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'':
--> "Hey! I'll play with you some other time!"
** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure "Ah, Yeah! This is happenin'!"]]
** From the beginning the American advertising for the games used this a lot.
** GrandfatherClause is in effect here, though, as Sonic was conceived at the beginning of TheNineties (when some of his phrases were still making the rounds) and he's [[TropeMaker the]] MascotWithAttitude so it comes with the territory.
* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'', with its gratuitous swearing, and pseudo-"edgy" protagonist, fits perfectly.
* The titular character Neptune in ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' speaks with this trope. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaV'' that she gets into another world where everyone speaks in TotallyRadical.

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* Ratchet had more than a few moments like this in the very first ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. They changed his voice actor and characterisation characterization from the second game on however, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and most people agree that he's much more likeable now]]. Skid Mcmarx still plays this straight in all his appearances though, even after [[spoiler:he gets turned into a robot]].
* %%* Super Macho Man from ''VideoGame/PunchOut''. Almost everything he says falls under this trope.
* In one death of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', Dexter says, "TOTALLY COSMIC!" Only then does the Star Pac go boom!
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boom! As ace, he sometimes says "Oh, far out!", usually in other death sequences, but he also says it in at least on regular gameplay sequence.
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog:
** Sonic is known to talk like this. For example, when he defeats a boss in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'':
--> "Hey! I'll play with you some other time!"
**
Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog: [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure "Ah, Yeah! This is happenin'!"]]
** From the beginning the American advertising for the games used this a lot.
** GrandfatherClause is in effect here, though, as Sonic was conceived at the beginning of TheNineties (when some of his phrases were still making the rounds) and he's [[TropeMaker the]] MascotWithAttitude so it comes with the territory.
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%%* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'', with its gratuitous swearing, and pseudo-"edgy" protagonist, fits perfectly.
* %%* The titular character Neptune in ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' speaks with this trope. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaV'' that she gets into another world where everyone speaks in TotallyRadical.



* ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl''. It would be hard to find someone in RealLife who uses the games' peculiar blend of slang without irony.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl''. It would be hard to find someone in RealLife who uses the games' peculiar blend of slang without irony.



* ''VideoGame/RetroCityRampage'' parodies this trope heavily.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/RetroCityRampage'' parodies this trope heavily.



* Done intentionally with Suzuha Amane in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', who mixes this trope with just some bizarre word choices in general. [[spoiler:She's a time traveller, and as such is doing a rather poor job of using local vernacular.]]

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* %%* Done intentionally with Suzuha Amane in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', who mixes this trope with just some bizarre word choices in general. [[spoiler:She's a time traveller, traveler, and as such is doing a rather poor job of using local vernacular.]]



* In ''VideoGame/LifeOfPixel'', one of Pixel's powerups is a skateboard
31st May '16 6:01:01 PM Pichu-kun
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-->'''Callie'': Team Snowbae is so fleek I literally can't even! It's cray. Like... crayfish cray.

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-->'''Callie'': -->'''Callie''': Team Snowbae is so fleek I literally can't even! It's cray. Like... crayfish cray.
31st May '16 6:00:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}''. The game is one huge parody of 80's cartoons. Especially the [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/xbox360/awesomenauts/movie/39041.html theme song]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}''. ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}'':
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The game is one huge parody of 80's cartoons. Especially the [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/xbox360/awesomenauts/movie/39041.html theme song]].



* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} example: The mascot for the '''2011''' World Championships is a "skater-punk"-styled [[SeriesMascot Pikachu]].

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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} example: Franchise/{{Pokemon}}:
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The mascot for the '''2011''' World Championships is a "skater-punk"-styled [[SeriesMascot Pikachu]].



* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' have people saying things such as "If you don't have Gym Badges, people think you're a total n00b, right?" and "I just got owned!" Translator Douglas Dinsdale of Website/SomethingAwful put in a lot of Internet memes (like an artist on Route 208 saying he will name a painting "My Pokémon Is Fight") as injokes. Thankfully, much of the dialogue was rewritten in ''Platinum''.
* "Jock" type characters in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: Wild World'' also refer to you as a "total noob" if you annoy them.

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* ** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' have people saying things such as "If you don't have Gym Badges, people think you're a total n00b, right?" and "I just got owned!" Translator Douglas Dinsdale of Website/SomethingAwful put in a lot of Internet memes (like an artist on Route 208 saying he will name a painting "My Pokémon Is Fight") as injokes. Thankfully, much of the dialogue was rewritten in ''Platinum''.
* "Jock" type characters in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: Wild World'' also refer to you as a "total noob" if you annoy them.



* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' expansion pack Teen Style Stuff evoked this trope in their [[RunningGag Recurring Gag]]: Like, totally reticulating splines, dude.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' expansion pack Teen Style Stuff evoked this trope in their [[RunningGag Recurring Gag]]: Like, totally reticulating splines, dude.



* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is known to talk like this. For example, when he defeats a boss in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'':

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog:
** Sonic
is known to talk like this. For example, when he defeats a boss in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'':



* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is very, very unabashedly retro-'90s in everything it does. Even the tutorial sequence is thickly saturated in ghetto-fabulous slang. Funky fresh! Characters even unironically use 'radical' in a 2015 game, for example when Callie says "I just saw the raddest car drive by!" in the European translation (in North America she says "I just saw a [=SUPER=] fresh car drive by!").

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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** ''Splatoon''
is very, very unabashedly retro-'90s in everything it does. Even the tutorial sequence is thickly saturated in ghetto-fabulous slang. Funky fresh! Characters even unironically use 'radical' in a 2015 game, for example when Callie says "I just saw the raddest car drive by!" in the European translation (in North America she says "I just saw a [=SUPER=] fresh car drive by!").by!").
** This is PlayedForLaughs in-universe. Callie overuses early 2010s slang in the announcement to the North American Snowman vs Sand Castle Splatfest. Marie lampshades how ridiculous she sounds.
-->'''Callie'': Team Snowbae is so fleek I literally can't even! It's cray. Like... crayfish cray.
-->'''Marie''': ...I was gonna go snowman too, but after that...
6th May '16 5:59:19 AM thevisualboy37
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* The ''VideoGame/LearningVoyage'' series has ZZ, a girl who's supposed to be the "cool one". She greets players who enter the "Hall of the Wild" exhibit hall by saying, "Dudes, dudettes...", and she introduces herself by saying, "Yo! ZZ in the Craft!"
18th Mar '16 5:09:22 AM Redmess
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert 3'', the Japanese Commander Kenji will taunt you during skirmish matches with phrases like "Hey look! A noob in training." or "What? This wet nose scrub beat me?". Considering that this takes place (presumably) decades earlier in its timeline, this is probably still cutting-edge slang in-universe.

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert 3'', the Japanese Commander Kenji will taunt you during skirmish matches with phrases like "Hey look! A noob in training." or "What? This wet nose scrub beat me?". Considering that this takes place (presumably) decades earlier in its timeline, this is probably still cutting-edge slang in-universe. How a character from an isolationist empire which has only just revealed itself to the world learned to speak in blatantly American slang is not explained, though.
9th Mar '16 7:19:56 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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** Waylon's very first line in ''Days of Ruin'' is a deliberate self parody''/''LampshadeHanging of the [=NoA=] localization team's work with the aforementioned Jake. "Would someone tell me why these Lazurians are up in my business?". He then spends the rest of the game speaking in some kind of weird 50s hipster slang. Of course, Waylon is supposed to be an annoying jerk.

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** Waylon's very first line in ''Days of Ruin'' is a deliberate self parody''/''LampshadeHanging of the [=NoA=] localization team's work with the aforementioned Jake. "Would someone tell me why these Lazurians are up in my business?". He then spends the rest of the game speaking in some kind of weird 50s hipster slang. Of course, Granted, Waylon is supposed to be an annoying jerk.
9th Mar '16 7:19:16 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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** Waylon's very first line in ''Days of Ruin'' is a deliberate self parody''/''LampshadeHanging of the [=NoA=] localization team's work with the aforementioned Jake. "Would someone tell me why these Lazurians are up in my business?". He then spends the rest of the game speaking in some kind of weird 50s hipster slang.

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** Waylon's very first line in ''Days of Ruin'' is a deliberate self parody''/''LampshadeHanging of the [=NoA=] localization team's work with the aforementioned Jake. "Would someone tell me why these Lazurians are up in my business?". He then spends the rest of the game speaking in some kind of weird 50s hipster slang. Of course, Waylon is supposed to be an annoying jerk.
7th Jan '16 7:39:28 AM SolidSonicTH
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** GrandfatherClause is in effect here, though, as Sonic was conceived at the beginning of TheNineties (when some of his phrases were still making the rounds) and he's [[TropeMaker the]] MascotWithAttitude so it comes with the territory.
7th Jan '16 7:37:16 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The 2015 ''Series/NeedForSpeed'' game is absolutely ''dripping'' with this in the cutscenes where it is far too evident they were trying too hard to emulate street racing culture. However, shut your brain off and it might go all the way around and turn into NarmCharm.

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** The 2015 ''Series/NeedForSpeed'' ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' game is absolutely ''dripping'' with this in the cutscenes where it is far too evident they were trying too hard to emulate street racing culture. However, shut your brain off and it might go all the way around and turn into NarmCharm.
7th Jan '16 7:36:39 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The 2015 ''Series/NeedForSpeed'' game is absolutely ''dripping'' with this in the cutscenes where it is far too evident they were trying too hard to emulate street racing culture. However, turn your brain off and it might turn into NarmCharm.

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** The 2015 ''Series/NeedForSpeed'' game is absolutely ''dripping'' with this in the cutscenes where it is far too evident they were trying too hard to emulate street racing culture. However, turn shut your brain off and it might go all the way around and turn into NarmCharm.
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