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Nothing gets a geek going more than a good shout out.

  • The game's announcement trailer opens on the same opening shot of the Ferry Building as Zodiac.
  • At the very start of the game during Marcus' initiation mission, Sitara starts with: "Your mission, should you choose to accept it".
  • The entire trailer for Cyberdriver features a sentient car which is essentially a Distaff Counterpart to K.I.T.T.
    • Even better, the achievement for completing the final mission for that segment? Knight Ridden.
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  • Lenni's video message to DedSec at the start of the "Hacker War" operation is an homage to Max Headroom, complete with wireframe backgrounds, jaunty camera angles and electronic stutters.
  • At one point, Marcus and Wrench have a heated discussion on who would win between Xenomorphs or Batman.
  • One of Wrench Jr's taunts is: "Where we're going, we don't need guns."
  • While raiding the Auntie Shu's Boy's barge, Josh flies in a FRICKING GIANT DRONE, which causes Marcus to appropriately note "that's no moon".
  • One of the final missions is called "Robot Wars".
  • A scene in "Looking Glass" features Ray drugging Marcus while a person nearby wearing a green morph suit dances erratically throughout the night, mirroring a similar scene in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
  • One of the side missions involves the client mentioning "Johnny Five", including several of it's memes. Marcus picks up all references and even mentions the sequel, to which the client mentions 'we never speak of the sequel'.
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  • Though it may be an unintentional No Celebrities Were Harmed, Dusan looks very similar to actor Casey Affleck.
  • One of the Driver SF clients is the former owner of a taxi company. He's bitter that apps like Driver SF have driven him out of business. Sounds unremarkable, right? It ends with an ambush by the Bratva. Might be a coincidence, but it's quite possible that the client was Roman Bellic.
  • During the Swelter Skelter bit, if Marcus talks to a guy shadow boxing, he'll get him to get even more pumped up, eventually making him say Valar Morghulis
  • Rarely, a person's profile will say that they're a descendant of Ned Wynert.
  • The folks in Gary's Games and Glory, the Hackerspace front business, comment about the stereotypically nerdy games they play. One of them plays a paladin of Arneson, another comments on a Collectible Card Game that bears a strong similarity to Magic: The Gathering, and yet another refers to painting miniatures.
  • The rideshare app is called Driver SF.
  • One texting NPC's conversation Marcus can hack into is the opening lyrics to "Hello", an Adele song about trying to reconnect with one's ex. It doesn't go well for the texter.
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  • The Shuffler sidequest with the audio logs is like if you crossed the Cthulhu mythos with the Blair Witch Project.
  • When Josh figures out the meaning of "Cornhole," he starts giggling and saying "cornhole" over and over... with his hood up. Similar to A certain other individual with unique behavior.
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