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** Another, more subtle example: at one point in the game, a nano augmented character is getting a lecture about not letting their batteries completely drain before recharging them, implying that engineers from the future have never heard of Lithium-Ion batteries (Lithium-Ion batteries weren't practical for consumer electronics until the mid-2000's).

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** Another, more subtle example: at one point in the game, a nano augmented character is getting a lecture about not letting their batteries completely drain before recharging them, implying that engineers from the future have never heard of Lithium-Ion batteries (Lithium-Ion batteries weren't practical for consumer electronics until the mid-2000's).mid-2000's), and early Lithium-Ion batteries had the same problems with losing charge.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: A few (minor) examples here and there. The developers thought that ''newspapers'' would still be around in the 2050s. Given how badly things have been going for them now, they'll be lucky to last out the current decade.
** You can still find pay phones here and there. Granted, they are all out of order, but in RealLife, you are lucky to find one that is still ''hooked up.''

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: A few (minor) examples here and there. The developers thought that ''newspapers'' would still be around in the 2050s. Given how badly things have been going for them now, they'll be lucky to last out the current decade.
** You can still find pay phones here and there. Granted, they are all out of order, but in RealLife, you are lucky to find one that is still ''hooked up.''
until 2030.


** The in-game subplot revolving around the world's failed attempts to handle a deadly plague-like disease that has gotten rapidly out-of-control feels eerie in light of the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. The Ebola outbreak was declared by the World Health Organization to have been contained in January 2016... but then [[FromBadToWorse came the Zika virus outbreak in that same year]]...

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** The in-game subplot revolving around the world's failed attempts to handle a deadly plague-like disease that has gotten rapidly out-of-control feels eerie in light of the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. The Ebola outbreak was declared by the World Health Organization to have been contained in January 2016... but then [[FromBadToWorse came the Zika virus outbreak in that same year]]... [[HistoryRepeats And then 2020 came along and Covid-19 happened]].


* WorkingTitle: **Shooter: Majestic Revelations**, as it was called on the original design document.

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* WorkingTitle: **Shooter: ''Shooter: Majestic Revelations**, Revelations'', as it was called on the original design document.

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* WorkingTitle: **Shooter: Majestic Revelations**, as it was called on the original design document.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/DeusEx Has its own sub-page]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/DeusEx Has its own sub-page]].sub-page]].
* TheWikiRule: [[https://deusex.fandom.com/wiki/Deus_Ex_Wiki Deus Ex Wiki]].
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** The [[GameEngine Unreal Engine]] at the time would not have been able to handle a fully-rendered city, causing the creators to box in the Paris and New York levels and justify it with a lock-down due to terrorists for the former, and a way to separate ghettos and other high crime areas for the latter.

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** The [[GameEngine [[UsefulNotes/GameEngine Unreal Engine]] at the time would not have been able to handle a fully-rendered city, causing the creators to box in the Paris and New York levels and justify it with a lock-down due to terrorists for the former, and a way to separate ghettos and other high crime areas for the latter.

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* CreatorBacklash: Warren Specter initially ''hated'' Alexander Brandon's main theme when he first heard it. He grew to love it in short order when it was incorporated into the game, though.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: It's "Icarus found you!", not "Icarus ''has'' found you!".


** One article found at the very begging of the game tells readers to keep an eye out for terrorists and report any suspicious activities. The messages are clearly intended to be alarming signs of the dystopian state of the current government, both in the fear mongering "everyone can be a terrorist" message used to scare everyone into accepting the big-brother level of control the government has, and in the invasion of privacy advocated by suggesting a through background search on anyone who is a foreigner or spent too much time on the net. Thus it's rather shocking how close this came to actual suggestions put out shortly after 9/11 for 'how to spot a terrorist'. What should one think when their own government is now repeating word for word the dystopian messages were told to watch out for?

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** One article found at the very begging beginning of the game tells readers to keep an eye out for terrorists and report any suspicious activities. The messages are clearly intended to be alarming signs of the dystopian state of the current government, both in the fear mongering "everyone can be a terrorist" message used to scare everyone into accepting the big-brother level of control the government has, and in the invasion of privacy advocated by suggesting a through background search on anyone who is a foreigner or spent too much time on the net. Thus it's rather shocking how close this came to actual suggestions put out shortly after 9/11 for 'how to spot a terrorist'. What should one think when their own government is now repeating word for word the dystopian messages were told to watch out for?


* AccidentallyAccurate: the New York City skyline background is missing the Twin Towers. This was due to technical limitations, but the explanation the developers gave is that they were destroyed in a terrorist attack some time in the game's past. This may have been an educated guess on their part, as the World Trade Center had been the target of a terrorist bombing back in 1993, but not nearly on a large enough scale to actually topple any of the buildings. As well, terrorism is a large part of the game's plot, so that explanation fits within the mythology, too.
** [[HarsherInHindsight It was released 15 months before 9/11]].
** Another one that sort of adds a little uneasiness, in the mission where you save someone from a gas station, you can see the prices. At the time it may have represented something far off, as gas prices were on average about $1.20 and the game depicted gas prices at $3.58, for regular. Cue 10-12 years later after the game's release and that's exactly where those gas prices are.
** Most thought provoking, or perhaps scary, example can be read on government sponsored electronic bulletin boards across the game. one article found at the very begging of the game tells readers to keep an eye out for terrorists and report any suspicious activities. The messages are clearly intended to be alarming signs of the dystopian state of the current government, both in the fear mongering "everyone can be a terrorist" message used to scare everyone into accepting the big-brother level of control the government has, and in the invasion of privacy advocated by suggesting a through background search on anyone who is a foreigner or spent too much time on the net. Thus it's rather shocking how close this came to actual suggestions put out shortly after 9/11 for 'how to spot a terrorist'. What should one think when their own government is now repeating word for word the dystopian messages were told to watch out for?

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* AccidentallyAccurate: the AccidentallyCorrectWriting:
** The
New York City skyline background is missing the Twin Towers. This was due to technical limitations, but the explanation the developers gave is that they were destroyed in a terrorist attack some time in the game's past. This may have been an educated guess on their part, as the World Trade Center had been the target of a terrorist bombing back in 1993, but not nearly on a large enough scale to actually topple any of the buildings. As well, terrorism is a large part of the game's plot, so that explanation fits within the mythology, too.
** [[HarsherInHindsight It was released 15 months before 9/11]].
** Another one that sort of adds a little uneasiness, in
In the mission where you save someone from a gas station, you can see the prices. At the time it may have represented something far off, as gas prices were on average about $1.20 and the game depicted gas prices at $3.58, for regular. Cue 10-12 years later after the game's release and that's exactly where those gas prices are.
** Most thought provoking, or perhaps scary, example can be read on government sponsored electronic bulletin boards across the game. one One article found at the very begging of the game tells readers to keep an eye out for terrorists and report any suspicious activities. The messages are clearly intended to be alarming signs of the dystopian state of the current government, both in the fear mongering "everyone can be a terrorist" message used to scare everyone into accepting the big-brother level of control the government has, and in the invasion of privacy advocated by suggesting a through background search on anyone who is a foreigner or spent too much time on the net. Thus it's rather shocking how close this came to actual suggestions put out shortly after 9/11 for 'how to spot a terrorist'. What should one think when their own government is now repeating word for word the dystopian messages were told to watch out for?


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WhatCouldHaveBeen/DeusEx Has its own sub-page]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WhatCouldHaveBeen/DeusEx [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/DeusEx Has its own sub-page]].


** The in-game subplot revolving around the world's failed attempts to handle a deadly plague-like disease that has gotten rapidly out-of-control feels eerie in light of the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. Of course, the Ebola outbreak was declared by the World Health Organization to have been contained in January 2016.

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** The in-game subplot revolving around the world's failed attempts to handle a deadly plague-like disease that has gotten rapidly out-of-control feels eerie in light of the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. Of course, the The Ebola outbreak was declared by the World Health Organization to have been contained in January 2016. 2016... but then [[FromBadToWorse came the Zika virus outbreak in that same year]]...


* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Smuggler's real name is [[MetalGearSolid4 Drebin]]!
** Also counts as RetroactiveRecognition, because it would be a good five or so years before Khary Payton got his [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans big break]].


** The in-game subplot revolving around the world's failed attempts to handle a deadly plague-like disease that has gotten rapidly out-of-control feels eerie in light of the outbreak of Ebola in 2014.

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** The in-game subplot revolving around the world's failed attempts to handle a deadly plague-like disease that has gotten rapidly out-of-control feels eerie in light of the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. Of course, the Ebola outbreak was declared by the World Health Organization to have been contained in January 2016.

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