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Post by yethboth » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:06 am

Virtua Fighter 2 in the X-Files
Street Fighter 2 in Baywatch
Midnight Resistance in Robocop 2
Sega Megadrive console in Fearless
Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet in Only Fools and Horses

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Post by RetroRik » Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:14 am

Defender was played by the cast at the end of one of the episodes in CHiPs...

http://www.chips-tv.com/Guide/Episode/419.shtml

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Post by SirClive » Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:18 am

pac man cab in scrubs
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Post by felgekarp » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:39 pm

There's a Pac-Man cab in Murdocks room at the nut house in the first episode of The A-Team.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:48 pm

the kids are playing F-ZERO on a snes in the Mel Gibson film Forever young
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Post by Juggernaut Headcrush » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:49 am

There was a school vs school type quiz show that ran for a good few series on BBC in the 80's, hosted by Paul Coia(I think)...it always featured an arcade game halfway through, and it was always either Paperboy, or 720.

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Post by Muteki » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:52 am

Are you thinking of First Class, presented by Debbie Greenwood?

http://www.ukgameshows.com/page/index.php/First_Class

Perfect teatime viewing. :D

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Post by Juggernaut Headcrush » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:48 am

It is indeed. :D

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Post by thl » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:25 pm

The Sega Saturn (grey model) appeared in Jet Li's Black Mask where you see the actress (rope-tied to the chair) playing Virtua Fighter Remix and Darius Gaiden.

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Post by Muteki » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:11 am

Update: According to a trailer I saw recently, there appears to be a clip of First Class featured in some upcoming vehicle for the never-beginning talents of Russell Brand on Channel 4. If you can stand his gag-free Michael-Barrymore-for-the-noughties shtick long enough to actually see the clip without vomiting p*ss out of your arse.

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Post by dr_bob » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:10 am

Tapey297 wrote: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"
You mean "Swingers" right? and it was NHL '94.

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Post by dr_bob » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:12 am

oh and the Atari VCS version of Berzerk (plus a woody VCS as well) has been in "my name is earl" a few times.
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Post by resident paul » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:00 am

In 'Heroes' this week, there was a kid in a black & which flashback scene playing a original Gameboy, also it had George Takei & Christopher Eccleston in the same scene as well.

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Post by Wildnites » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:55 am

Wasn't there two kids playing on a Playstation in Charlie's Angels the film..?

And even though both kids had controllers in their hands wasn't the game only a single player game...? :?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:26 pm

Wildnites wrote:Wasn't there two kids playing on a Playstation in Charlie's Angels the film..?

And even though both kids had controllers in their hands wasn't the game only a single player game...? :?
Correct, they're playing Final Fantasy 8. Maybe they hotwired the pads to distribute the 'X' pressing duties.
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