Trivia: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

  • A.K.A.-47: To avoid cluttering the main page, here is a list of all fictionalized (or not) firearms in the game and their Real Life counterparts. Some of the names were changed to those of their real life counterparts in patches:
    • Pistols:
      • Thirty-Eight — Colt Police Positive
      • Brokk 17C — Glock 17C
      • Colt Anaconda — Colt Anaconda
      • McLusky .50 Caliber — IMI Desert Eagle
    • SMG:
      • Braddock 9mm — MAC-10
      • Lassiter Killmatic — Uzi
    • Shotguns:
      • Utica M37 — Ithaca 37
      • Jaegerspas XV — Franchi SPAS-15
    • Rifles:
      • Jaime Sue — Remington Model 700
      • Steyr Aug — Steyr AUG
  • Accidentally Accurate: Meta-example. In the French version of the game, there is a typo in one of Therese Voerman's lines (when you spoke to her after the "Slashterpiece" quest), in which there is written "Therese" where she would be logically speaking of Jeanette. Which actually makes sense. It could seem to be a clue unwillingly told (she was very upset at this moment, so she could have confuse the names), foreshadowing the reveal that they are the same person, but it is actually really a mistake: the voice actress did say "Jeanette" and not "Therese".
  • Development Hell: Thanks to Valve wanting to show off the Source Engine on their own terms, the game was not allowed to be released before Half-Life 2, even though everyone already saw the engine a year previously thanks to the Half-Life 2 beta leak. Some would call that leak karma for them dicking with Troika.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Shout-Out:
    • During your exploration of the sewers, you can find a newspaper and a logbook discussing three missing sanitation workers, implied to have run afoul of the Nosferatu. Their names are Whitman, Price and Haddad.
    • Bertram Tung has an obnoxious Ghoul whose name is Knox Harrington.
      • Knox's design is also a visual shout out to a different work. His hair, facial design and color scheme are all heavily based on Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Riley was also written out of the show with a storyline where he was willingly letting vampire suck his own blood, in an inverse of Knox's role.