Computer, Game Consoles, Arcade Cameo role in Films&TV

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Re: Computer, Game Consoles, Arcade Cameo role in Films&TV

Post by RMLF » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:59 pm

One of the Bosses Henchmen is playing Bezerk on an incar entertainment thing in Crank
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Post by flying_delorean81 » Fri May 01, 2009 11:13 am

In Semi Pro there is a scene in the locker room where a few of the players are playing Pong.
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Post by flying_delorean81 » Mon May 04, 2009 11:07 pm

In the movie Clockers, a kid has a portable VR-type game thing where he plays a game called 'Gangsta'. The console and game were all made up for the movie, which is a shame, as it looked more playable than the Virtual Boy!

The Fast & The Furious - while waiting for a race to start, one driver is playing Gran Turismo on a PS1 in his car.

Happy Gilmore - when talking to the other golfers, Sandler leaves a conversation by saying he can hear the Asteroids machine in the gaming room calling him
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Post by resident paul » Tue May 05, 2009 9:06 am

Watching 'Meet the Spartans' last night on sky movies, they did a mickey take on GTA:San Andreas.
Funny the main character was singing to Barbie Girl in a pimped up car.
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Post by Sputryk » Tue May 05, 2009 1:26 pm

Just been rewatching for the umpteenth time the marvelous tv-movie, 'V'. There's a scene where infatuated Robin is sitting on her sofa next to her dream hunk Brian (who is Leader of the Youth Movement of the Visitors and, thus, an alien), and he is playing (how ironic) Space Invaders! It's certainly an Atari 'stick he is wielding (and admitting that 'he isn't very good at this' [NO! REALLY?]) but there is no actual shot of the console.

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Post by flying_delorean81 » Sat May 23, 2009 8:55 am

I watched Tron again last night and noticed a small Pac Man graphic behind Sark on the digital map thing behind him after the good guys escape from the light cycle arena.
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Post by lavalyte » Sat May 23, 2009 12:52 pm

DrBlue wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Wasn't there an Amstrad in Soylent Green?
There was an original Atari Pong machine in Soylent Green. Guess they thought it looked all futury like.
Both wrong, I'm afraid. It was a Computer Space cabinet. seen here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVpN312hYgU
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Post by lavalyte » Sat May 23, 2009 12:55 pm

I suggested a while back that an article in RG about the top ten movie arcades might be fun, but recieved some pooh-poohing. Seems like the interest is there.
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Post by binaryRooster » Mon May 25, 2009 1:36 pm

There's a Vectrex in the office in episode one (i think...) of Nathan Barley. Brilliant series!

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Post by stvd » Mon May 25, 2009 7:48 pm

I was watching American Dad where the son was sitting at his computer playing a MMORPG but the sound effects were from Amidar.

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Post by binaryRooster » Mon May 25, 2009 9:11 pm

Just watched "Airplane!" and two of the guys manning the radar when the plane comes down are actually playing 2600 Basketball.

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Post by lavalyte » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:54 pm

There's a jackie chan film where he's thrown into a Street Fighter cabinet and transforms into various SF characters during a fight.
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Post by flying_delorean81 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:08 am

In Clockers, there is a Virtua Fighter cab in Rodney's store
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Post by resident paul » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:23 pm

Last night I saw a either a jamma or a mame cab in a cafe on eastenders behind Peggy.
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Re: Computer, Game Consoles, Arcade Cameo role in Films&TV

Post by nokgod » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:00 pm

resident paul wrote:Last night I saw a either a jamma or a mame cab in a cafe on eastenders behind Peggy.
When we met the other week mate, you seemed a top bloke.....but EASTENDERS!! :shock: Paul.....what you thinking, man? :wink: :lol:
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