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Post by chewy » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:49 am

sleeper77 wrote:Anyone wanna see retro machines on display as brand new, then watch the old Bullseye. So far have seen an Amstrad CPC 464, Sega Master System & Commodore Amiga. I'm pretty sure but can't remember too well that a C64 and an Atari 800 has also been featured.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:30 am

George Carter and his mate were playing Pong in an episode of The Sweeney I watched over the weekend.

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Post by HEAVYface » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:09 am

on eastenders a few years ago, one of the characters (wicks'es son?) was going mental or something, anyway to show this the writer obviously decided that video games where involved somehow....

...so there was a quite a good shot of him playing panzer dragoon zwei on the saturn, i think it was the canyon bit on the second level.

wether it was the low res textures that sent him nuts i can't say.

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Post by stejay » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:14 pm

Fight night and GTA San Andreas in that movie with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. Can't remember the name......

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Post by jimid2 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:17 pm

A Tempest upright cab plays a significant role in the 80's zombie flick Night Of The Comet - there's even a significant amount of gameplay footage in the movie (the heroine loves the game)...

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Post by resident paul » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:11 pm

Wargames "do you want play a game"
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:10 pm

stejay wrote:Fight night and GTA San Andreas in that movie with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. Can't remember the name......
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:04 pm

The Replacement Killers (Chow Yun Fat) also features an Altered Beast Coin Op - when the "Replacement Killers" of the title track down Yun-Fat and Sorvino, it is clearly visable (and possibly an in-joke) as the camera pans around one of the assassins.
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Post by DrBlue » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:26 pm

The only good bits from The House of the Dead movie were the end credits and the actual game footage used to shift between scenes.

US sitcom Two and a Half Men has an XBox 360 in it and Jake can often be seen playing his Nintendo DS.
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Post by RetroRik » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:00 am

Commodore 64's in Airplane 2...

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Post by felgekarp » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:10 am

Watched Top Secret at the weekend and pac-man makes an appearance in that.
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Post by RetroRik » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:22 am

felgekarp wrote:Watched Top Secret at the weekend and pac-man makes an appearance in that.
Part of Top Secret was filmed in my town...

The bit where they are fighting Germans in the castle and the Cows have welly's on..

That was filmed at Rockingham castle on the edge of Corby where i live. I remember me and my mate biking up Rockingham Hill and all the German helmets were lined up along the side of the road..

Also if you look carefully during one of the battles at the castle you can see cars going down the hill in the background.. :lol:

http://www.imdb.com/List?endings=on&&lo ... land,%20UK

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Post by RetroRik » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:25 am

Oh and of course there are a number of game references in the Lost Arcade episode of Futurama...

www.RetroShak.Plus.Com/LostArcade.wmv

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Post by JMK853 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:30 pm

there was a movie called 'The Wizard' that had a couple of references to a nintendo console.....(yes..I am trying to be sarcastic... I hard to type and get the point through you know)
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Post by thl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:47 pm

The Game Gear appeared in Rumble in the Bronx where you see the kid playing on it without any cartridge inserted.

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