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Capt. Bob

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« on: 06-20-2011 05:17 »

hmmm... confused
In Rebirth, just after they exit the wormhole, in all the confusion, Fry yells, "We've lost power to the forward gameboy! Mario not responding!", and he is playing a video game. However, he is shown holding a NES controller instead of a gameboy. A NES is a completley different console than any type of gameboy...  no no

my fry-fro's all frizzy. thats all. Oh, and also why am I covered in severe burns?
Freako

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« Reply #1 on: 06-20-2011 14:04 »

No mainstream animated nor any kind of visual medium on TV has ever got video games correct.

Its just the way it is.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #2 on: 06-20-2011 15:47 »

 Or, in the future every game has been ported to every platform.


 Including the nonexistant ones.

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Svip

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« Reply #3 on: 06-20-2011 19:21 »

No mainstream animated nor any kind of visual medium on TV has ever got video games correct.

Its just the way it is.

Or computers in general.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #4 on: 06-20-2011 21:38 »

No mainstream animated nor any kind of visual medium on TV has ever got video games correct.

Its just the way it is.

Or computers in general.

So you applauded/raged at the Windows Vista joke in ITWGY?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 06-20-2011 22:04 »

Nintendo are making iPads now, who knows what else the future brings confused...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #6 on: 06-20-2011 22:05 »

Sony Kinect? Microsoft Move? Apple WiiU?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 06-20-2011 22:10 »

Sega will kill them all.

shuh, don't try to pretend otherwise, you're just denying the inevitable...


shifty...
Jezzem

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« Reply #8 on: 06-21-2011 09:43 »

No mainstream animated nor any kind of visual medium on TV has ever got video games correct.

Its just the way it is.

South Park tends to be pretty good with video games.

Also Spaced but that's not animated.
futurefreak

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« Reply #9 on: 06-21-2011 11:17 »

Microsoft Move sounds like something Gates would perform behind closed doors... shifty
Whatawut

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« Reply #10 on: 06-21-2011 14:12 »

Microsoft Move sounds like something Gates would perform behind closed doors... shifty



...or gleefully in public. That is, unless you're referring to the adult version of Microsoft Move (in which case I'm hoping "gleefully in public" still applies /billionaire voyeurism) har har har.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-21-2011 17:20 »

Microsoft Move sounds like something Gates would perform behind closed doors... shifty

In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?
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« Reply #12 on: 06-21-2011 17:21 »

South Park tends to be pretty good with video games.

Yeah you could hear Bulletstorm in 'Crack Baby Athletic Association' and they talked about and played L.A. Noire in 'You're Getting Old'.
Capt. Bob

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« Reply #13 on: 06-22-2011 04:53 »

South Park tends to be pretty good with video games.

blech. south park.  no no
Jezzem

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« Reply #14 on: 06-22-2011 06:48 »

South Park tends to be pretty good with video games.

Yeah you could hear Bulletstorm in 'Crack Baby Athletic Association' and they talked about and played L.A. Noire in 'You're Getting Old'.

Not to mention any episode in which Cartman wants a specific video game and/or game console.

South Park tends to be pretty good with video games.

blech. south park.  no no

That just may be, but it doesn't change the fact that video games and consoles are usually portrayed accurately in the show.
Capt. Bob

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« Reply #15 on: 06-22-2011 07:43 »

I wasn't saying anything against that. Just saying that I hate South Park. wink

my fry-fro's all frizzy. thats all. Oh, and also why am I covered in severe burns?
Jezzem

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« Reply #16 on: 06-22-2011 09:44 »

Which is completely irrelevant to the topic of the thread. roll eyes
JoshTheater

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« Reply #17 on: 06-23-2011 03:55 »

Sega will kill them all.

shuh, don't try to pretend otherwise, you're just denying the inevitable...

shifty...

With this?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #18 on: 06-23-2011 13:40 »

Sure, why not?...
Aki

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« Reply #19 on: 06-23-2011 14:59 »

I just suspect that some animator got the script that he was to put in a Game Boy, and he had never played it but knew it was some video game, so he just put a console of some sort in. No-one noticed, and it passed.

As Freako said, animation (and TV in general) has never gotten such devices correctly. It doesn't annoy me particularly.
David A

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« Reply #20 on: 06-23-2011 21:37 »

hmmm... confused
In Rebirth, just after they exit the wormhole, in all the confusion, Fry yells, "We've lost power to the forward gameboy! Mario not responding!", and he is playing a video game. However, he is shown holding a NES controller instead of a gameboy. A NES is a completley different console than any type of gameboy...  no no

*sigh*

A gameboy doesn't have a controller; the controls are on the gameboy itself.  However, if you had an emulator running gameboy games, what sort of controller would you use?  An NES controller has everything you need: D-pad, A, B, select, start.
Aki

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« Reply #21 on: 06-23-2011 21:39 »

I think the bigger question is...

Why the hell did Fry play video games when travelling through a worm hole into what could be a distant universe? He's such a bore.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #22 on: 06-24-2011 00:04 »

I think the bigger question is...

Why the hell did Fry play video games when travelling through a worm hole into what could be a distant universe? He's such a bore.

No, he's just really stupid / has a short attention span. no no
winna

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« Reply #23 on: 06-24-2011 14:53 »

Sega will kill them all.

shuh, don't try to pretend otherwise, you're just denying the inevitable...


shifty...

They have the best console coming out. smile
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #24 on: 07-06-2011 04:00 »

Maybe Fry called the NES a Gameboy by mistake because he's an idiot or he's not as educated on the matter of video games as he thinks?

Maybe in the future, a new console comes out with an NES replica controller (extremely likely to happen actually given some of the NES-themed peripherals for the Wii and the Gamecube).

Maybe Farnsworth wired up an NES controller to a Gameboy. He's a professor. He can directly wire anything into anything.

Perhaps Fry was playing on an emulator and using an NES controller for input.
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