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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:00 pm

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resident paul wrote:Can anybody name the arcade machines in Terminator 2 and Tron :?:
I remember an Afterburner arcade machine and a Missile Command machine being present in T2.
The other (first to appear on screen) in the Arcade scene that is being played by the little girls is called Trog!
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:03 pm

There is also an XBox 360 that "Transforms" in the scene where Sam is trying to get the cube away from the Decepticons (in the city) and accidentally drop's it.

It even makes the 360's "Powering Up" sound effect as it does so!
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:04 pm

The Wizard - a kids flick with that dude (Paul Savage) from the Wonder Years also features a NES.
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Post by necronom » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:11 pm

I watched The Terminator last night (it's T2 tonight :) ), and I spotted this:

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I think it's probably a very famous one, but since I never played much on real arcade machines, I can't name it. It looks familiar.

Anyone? I predict someone here will give a correct answer within about 15 minutes...

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Post by MikeHaggar » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:14 pm

That artwork was mentioned a few issues back in RG. Don't remember what game it was though.

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Post by chewy » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:36 am

RetroENZO wrote:
chewy wrote:On the subject of Shaun Of The Dead, a PS1 and Resi 2 in episode 3 series one... [/nerd]
I presume you mean Spaced rather than Shaun of the Dead.
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Post by James Bond » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:47 am

Just watched Back to the Future 2 with the Wild Gunman game.

Did you notice the lad from Lord of the Rings? watch it again mate, you'll laugh your head off when you notice him, you'll wonder how you ever missed it :lol:
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Post by merman » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:38 am

There's hundreds of bits of trivia like this in the history.dat file for MAME...
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Post by Tapey297 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:28 pm

A PSP was shown in Inside Man

Also The Guys played a version of NHLPA Hockey on the megadrive in Singles "i'm going to make Wayne Gretzky's head bleed"

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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:13 pm

There have been various Arcade machines in the cafe in Eastenders - and they always used to play The Smiths too - at least someone associated with the prog is cool then!
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Post by SirClive » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:27 pm

The grungey guy who worked in the caf used to wear a Ned's Atomic Dustbin t-shirt too :D
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:30 pm

Of course, when I mentioned The Smiths, I should have added a footnote saying: "However, if it wasn't for Pink Floyd, The Smiths (and all other bands) would not exist"
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Post by resident paul » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:28 pm

Just watch Robocop 2, in the Arcade hall, a midnight resistance machine was knocked over and Bad Dudes vs Dragonninga screen was smashed :!:
Couldn't beleive the insanity of it :shock:
A lot of Data East machines also were in the arcade.

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Post by woody.cool » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:30 pm

resident paul wrote:Just watch Robocop 2, in the Arcade hall, a midnight resistance machine was knocked over and Bad Dudes vs Dragonninga screen was smashed :!:
Couldn't beleive the insanity of it :shock:
A lot of Data East machines also were in the arcade.
That scene is a gamer's heaven!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:39 pm

necronom wrote:I watched The Terminator last night (it's T2 tonight :) ), and I spotted this:

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I think it's probably a very famous one, but since I never played much on real arcade machines, I can't name it. It looks familiar.

Anyone? I predict someone here will give a correct answer within about 15 minutes...
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