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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:23 am

Knightrider had an episode where David Hasselhoff is playing pacman against Kitt.
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Post by mlucifersam » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:28 am

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned not having the time to trawl through 16 pages but there's a Queen video of a lesser known song and it's set in a boys bedroom and he has lots of Ocean/Imahgine posters on his wall and games by the same on his shelf!
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Post by alistair_thomas » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:55 pm

The kid in Quarantine 2 plays on a PSP Go briefly, I think the game is Modnation Racers.

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Post by dste » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:00 pm

An episode of Veronica Mars has two characters playing Mario Kart: Double Dash on the Cube.
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Post by shiftytigger » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:40 pm

Resurrecting this cab in the hope someone can name the game/cabinet or put to rest that it was just a home computer game in a prop cabinet.

I just cant seem to recognise it and I dont have any Red Dwarf DVD's to check

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Post by shiftytigger » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:41 pm

mlucifersam wrote:I'm not sure if this has been mentioned not having the time to trawl through 16 pages but there's a Queen video of a lesser known song and it's set in a boys bedroom and he has lots of Ocean/Imahgine posters on his wall and games by the same on his shelf!

The video was 'Invisible Man' and it is chock full of gamey goodness to spot.
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Post by shmuk » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:56 am

In Attack the Block, they constantly refer to videogames like gears of war and Fifa. Sounds more like product placement than a reference though. I don't know why any brand would want to associate itself with that movie, but who knows.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:05 am

Never noticed this before, but in the video for Cornershop's Brimful of Asha, there's a Computer Space cabinet in the background.
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Post by bobturnip » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:39 am

The (original) karate kid - his girlfriend plays on a Pac man cab, with Galaga and many others in the background. Sign outside the building says something like "arcade. Lots of new videos"

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Post by HEAVYface » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:57 am

just channel hopping now, theres a psone in everyone loves raymond. i don't know if its a main character or anything because i don't watch the show.

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Post by ootini » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:14 am

Probably already mentioned. But I recently went on a bit of a binge of z-grade 80's horror and sci-fi movies that are all on Youtube - Class of 1999, Chopping Mall etc. I also gave Night of the Comet a watch, was surprised to see whatserface who was also in The Last Starfighter playing Tempest (possibly my favorite of Atari's old vector games) in the lobby of the cinema at the start of the flick.

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Post by themightymartin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:00 am

I'm sure somebody's mentioned this, but there's a scene in Beethoven where the two kids are "playing" Super Mario Bros. 3. Not quite sure how they're both playing simultaneously, especially since one of them is using the Power Glove. Which reminds me...

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The Tron arcade machine features in... er... Tron Legacy, funnily enough.

A Frogger machine appeared in an episode of Seinfeld, and a (fictional) Doom 2 arcade machine also appeared on the show. I believe it was the same one that was in Grosse Point Blank.
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Post by samhain81 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:59 am

In a couple of seasons of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, there would always be a NES sitting on top of the TV. Also a few episodes they played but, but you could never tell what game they were playing.

In Friends, the episode where Chandler asks Monica to marry him, he walks in on Ross and Joey playing Crash Team Racing on the PS1 #

He also plays the game himself in the next episode.

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Post by boggyb68 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:10 pm

Gibberish Driftwood wrote:Knightrider had an episode where David Hasselhoff is playing pacman against Kitt.
He also played Intellivision Auto Racing on the screen in the car in one episode...

Also (Don't know if it's in this thread already, can't be bothered to check back) an Episode of CHiPs had a story based on a Defender competition on an arcade Cab in a bar near their Police station...

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