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#1 7800fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:04 AM

Was there a thread about this? Google-fu isn't working for me.

 

In Ange Vierge series (12 episodes anime) I spotted 2 different classic consoles.

First up is a scanning device that looks suspiciously like Sega Game Gear with a TV adapter:

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Second one looks suspiciously like a Dreamcast:

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In the anime Asobi ni Iku Yo! series there's a few consoles in a game shop including PC-FX, Dreamcast with too many ports, spice orange Gamecube, and I think a CDi on steroid?

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Hunter x Hunter had a few game consoles but none resembled known consoles although the main console used in the Greed Island and Yorktown arc was interesting.  Dual drive, 2 memory ports, and 4 controllers ports that looks like standard PSX.  The memory card also looked like standard PSX and could be expanded to 8 memory slots per slot.

 

Monster Rancher featured PSX.

 

Baka to Test had Famicom (classic)

 

Ah My Goddess has a lot of consoles and it looks like hacker heaven!  Famicom, SFC, PC Engine, Genesis, PSX, and a few more unidentified consoles.

 

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:11 AM

I'll always remember the TurboExpress in the Gene Hackman/Will Smith movie Enemy of the State.

 

 

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:48 PM

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:29 AM

For a number of years there was a Saturn on top of the TV in Drew Carey's living room on his sitcom.  I think it was there well past its retail life.  Then it got replaced with a Dreamcast.



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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:44 AM

The car in Knight Rider has a built in Intellivision and Atari 800.

Knight Rider "Deadly Maneuvers" s1e3 oct 1982
Intellivision "Auto Racing"; he's using a joystick; Auto Racing would be easier with a thumb-pad.
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=uBo2YKIHatI

Knight Rider s1e21 "Nobody Does it Better" apr 1983
Intellivision "Space Battle"; "stimulate strategic thinking"; some arcade game cabinets Qbert, Alpine Ski, and Jungle Hunt
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=HOCVMbwLEM8

Knight Rider "Soul Survivor" s2e9 nov 1983
Atari 800 "Pac-Man"

SCTV Merv The Special Edition 1982
Intellivision starts at about 8:15 in this clip
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=kJel7QwXm2k

That 70s Show
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0720151/
Boxed Intellivision IIs seen although they did not come out until 1982 or 1983

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 AM

Saturday Night Live s7e9 jan 23 1982
Joe Piscopo previews the Super Bowl using Atari VCS and Intellivision
http://snltranscript...rg/81/81i.phtml

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:35 PM

I am still pissed there was no NES in Home Alone!  The family was wealthy so were the parents on some sort of a "no video games" crusade or what?

 

Love the 2600 4 switch in ET



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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:59 PM

Some movie called The Wizard supposedly has a reference to a game or two in it.  

 

 

In the movie Breakdown (with Kurt Russell), there is a scene near the end where a young boy is playing a home console version of Doom.  I want to say it was the SNES version, but it's been so long since I've seen the movie, I can't remember for sure.  



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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:02 PM

Some movie called The Wizard supposedly has a reference to a game or two in it.  

A magical world where even the arcade versions are on NES hardware. I didn't even notice it as a kid :D

I also remember an X-Files episode where they are in an arcade and you can clearly hear Sonic ring sounds in the background, several times.

Edited by Newsdee, Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:07 PM.


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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:12 PM

I love the fact that Mario Kart: Double Dash, one of my all-time favorite games, made it onto one of my favorite tv shows (Veronica Mars). :D 

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:22 AM

Darn, somebody already beat me to the boxed Inty II's from that 70's show, which is amazing because I just happened to be watching it on Netflix. Anyways, here's a proper image of it:

 

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... way ahead of their time considering that the episode takes place in 1978...

 

Anyways, there's more such sightings in other places. Some contemporary- for example, this (blurry, because my digital copies are low rez) screenshot of the Married With Children episode Get the Dodge Outta Hell where a boxed late-model Intellivision is seen among cheapo clearance items at Traugott's Car Wash in the 90's:

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...and of course the Tale of the  Crimson  Clown episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark must truly take the prize, for it has an NES, Genesis hard case (with fake game art) and a row of TG-16 games:

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:25 AM

The Bally Astrocade in National Lampoon's Vacation



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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:38 AM

Mike and Ben sharing some wholesome family time together playing the NES on Growing Pains:

 

 

 



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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:37 AM

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:50 AM

ALF playing Space Invaders on the Atari 2600.

 



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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:08 AM

Does Terminator 2 have John Connor hacking an ATM with an Atari Portfolio?

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:37 PM

Which console would survive 700 years being left in the trashes of a deserted Earth?

 

https://youtu.be/FvA78Z-W9UE?t=2m36s

 

Why, the Atari 2600 of course...


Edited by CatPix, Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:38 PM.


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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:36 PM

At least the Alf bit has the right sound effects and they used a joystick with a button on top to work better with the puppet.



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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:41 PM

At least the Alf bit has the right sound effects and they used a joystick with a button on top to work better with the puppet.

 

 

Yeah, one thing I noticed on old movies and tv shows (haven't seen/heard this happen lately) is that no matter what they are playing, it has Atari 2600 Pac Man sound effects.



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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:49 PM

my two dads had 7800 pole position 2 teaching the hazards of drunk driving



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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:03 PM

Mike and Ben sharing some wholesome family time together playing the NES on Growing Pains:

 

 

 

 

By the way what baseball game was that.  Does not sound familiar?



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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:07 PM

ALF playing Space Invaders on the Atari 2600.

 

 

That was cool but would of been better with the original controllers.  Unless it was hard for him to hold some one else mentioned.  Did not think about that.  But still would of been cool.  Cool to know however they had third party like those back in the day.  I don't remember seeing too many.



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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:30 AM

Yeah, one thing I noticed on old movies and tv shows (haven't seen/heard this happen lately) is that no matter what they are playing, it has Atari 2600 Pac Man sound effects.

It's likely because it was cheaper for movies/series producers to buy the licence for those sounds and reuse them at nauseam rather than recording the real game sounds displayed.. if they even displayed real game graphics anyway and not some pre recorded animation.

I mean, in a world where Hollywood dub the sound of a car door being closed rather than use the read thing, how do you expect them to use and play the real game and sounds?



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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:40 AM

It is a CRIME that I cannot find a clip of the Crabman playing Atari Berzerk in TV's My Name is Earl. 



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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:01 PM

It's likely because it was cheaper for movies/series producers to buy the licence for those sounds and reuse them at nauseam rather than recording the real game sounds displayed.. if they even displayed real game graphics anyway and not some pre recorded animation.
I mean, in a world where Hollywood dub the sound of a car door being closed rather than use the read thing, how do you expect them to use and play the real game and sounds?


Yeah, I always figured they did it because they considered them to be some kind of stereotypical video game noises. I just always laughed when I saw this. Might not even show a screen, but they might be holding an NES pad but had the bonk bonk bonk babooip of 2600 pacman. Kind of like how it doesn't seem to matter what bird of prey is shown on screen, they put in the sound of a red tailed hawk.

 

Edit:  Except an owl.  They actually have owl sounds.


Edited by Eltigro, Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:07 PM.





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