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D.Va is canonically a professional Starcraft II player, and she has a profile on the real life Starcraft II World Championship series website.

A number of signs and posters revolving around her sponsorships can be found on various maps.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
In the Hollywood map, you can find the Warcraft Alliance lion logo accompanied by the text "GOLDSHIRE PICTURES" on one of the studio's buildings. This is a reference to Goldshire, a town right next to the Alliance capital city of Stormwind in the Warcraft universe.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Crush Crush
If you atone with Mio, there is a chance Mio will say "Quick - top five games! (Please don't say Fappy Bird... )". Fappy Bird is most likely a reference to the mobile game Flappy Bird.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls
The Pirate Explorer's profile in the logbook says his favorite video game is Ice Climbers, which is an actual game made by Nintendo for the NES. This is likely because Ice Climbers takes place on a snowy mountain, where Pirate Explorers normally appear.
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Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls
Zambot's profile in the log book states that it hates the stereotype that all zombies know "Thriller". This is a reference to the Michael Jackson song "Thriller", whose music video is known for having zombies in it.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Lego City Undercover
The buses seen driving around Lego City are named "Epona", a reference Link's horse from several of the Legend of Zelda games.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Twisty Trials Galaxy in World S, has a level which is the same as a level in Super Mario Sunshine. The level "Spinning Spinning and Spinning," is the same level as "The Secret of Ricco Harbor".
Tekken 2
Kuma's ending in this game is a parody of Paul Phoenix's ending in the first Tekken game.
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Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hands
In an animated trailer for Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hands!, a boy can be heard playing Super Smash Bros. Melee on a Nintendo Gamecube.
Several of the characters from the series were inspired by characters and concepts from other video game franchises:

• Saori from Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart shares her design inspiration with the recurring enemy Tokemei Sister, as they are both based on the character Shiori Fujisaki from the dating sim Tokimeki Memorial.
• While not exactly similar, Hatsumi Sega from Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls shares part of her design inspiration, Hatsune Miku and the Project Diva series, with the character Tsunemi from Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart.
• B-Sha from Megadimension Neptunia VII shares part of her design inspiration with Lady Wac from Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, who is based on Pac-Man. She also shares some character traits with Generia G from Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, whose design is based on the game SD Gundam G Generation.
• S-Sha shares part of her character inspiration with Ein Al from Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, whose design is based on the Final Fantasy series.
• Estelle's design is based on the Dragon Quest series has an attack that references the classic Dragon Quest battle interface.
• The characters K-Sha and Lid have several references to the Metal Gear franchise.
• K-Sha has an attack inspired by the same game series as Moru, Monster Hunter, and shares design inspirations with Vio and Lee-Fi, who were based off Resident Evil and Street Fighter's Chun-Li, respectively.
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In the city of Citate Di Ravello, you can find the logo of YouTube user NerdCubed graffitied on a wall.
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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
At the end of each level, the game shows a congratulations screen that is purposely misspelled as "conglaturation!"

This is a reference to the NES game Ghostbusters, and the infamous ending screen which misspells congratulations the same way.
Contributed by TheGrayGamer
In the Sapienza map, the player can find two men dressed in outfits marked as "Green Plumber" and "Red Plumber", which seems to be a reference to Mario and Luigi.
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Fallout 4
The trailer for the the official Fallout 4 Garden of Eden Creation Kit (or "GECK") mod features a Giddyup Buttercup power armor suit called "Horse Armor". This is an intentional jab at Bethesda's own horse armor DLC for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which was notorious for being poorly received by the gaming community.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Emily is Away
Choosing certain screen names at the beginning of the game will unlock unique profile pictures as well some special messages and responses from Emily:
• Flowey - Unlocks a profile picture of Flowey from Undertale and allows the player to use his quotes from Undertale in the beginning of the game.
• Doge - Unlocks a profile picture of Doge, and will make Emily say "Very icon. Such cool" at the beginning the game.
• Clippy - Unlocks a profile picture of Clippy, the default Microsoft Office Assistant and allows the player to use quotes Clippy normally says in Microsoft Office during the beginning of the game.
• NyanCat - Unlocks the Nyan Cat profile picture and will make Emily ask the player how the Nyan Cat song lyrics go during the beginning of the game.
• Kappa - Unlocks a profile picture of Kappa and will make Emily say "In Kappa we trust" at the beginning of the game.
• Portal - Unlocks a profile picture for Portal and will cause Emily to say "Hello test subject 1209 this experiment will test the emotional imbalances of human teenagers and at the end, there will be a party with cake! :)" at the beginning of the game.
• Hyrule - Unlocks a profile picture of the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda series and will make Emily say "Its dangerous to go alone. Take this! Oops, not sure that helped" once you begin the game.
• Dota - Unlocks the Dota profile picture and let's the player choose unique messages in the beginning of the game.
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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
In Episode 4, Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, having Max use the psychic ventriloquism power on the jukebox in Stinky's Diner will have Max sing "I remember my childhood in Brighton..." before Sam stops him from singing any more of the song.

This is the opening lyric to the song "King of the Creatures" sung by the character Conroy Bumpus in LucasArts' earlier title Sam & Max: Hit the Road.
Contributed by SilverSupernova
Mortal Kombat X
When Bo' Rai Cho faces Reptile, Bo' Rai Cho will sometimes state before the fight that he sensed a Zaterran, to which Reptile corrects "the last Zaterran". Bo' Rai Cho will then remark "No, there is another".

This is a reference to the movie Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, when Yoda says the exact same line as Luke Skywalker is leaving Dagobah.
Contributed by MrJohnnyOTGS
Star Wars: Starfighter
The Bone Wagon from Grim Fandango makes a cameo appearance in the Canyon Sprint bonus level. If the player finishes the race before any of the AI opponents, a giant version of the Bone Wagon will be waiting for them at the end of the race.
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A presentation about financial competition between Aperture Science and Black Mesa can be seen in-game Spoiler:while exploring the Aperture offices just before the boss room with GlaDOS, setting the game within the Half-Life universe.
Contributed by TheProJamer
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
In the mission "Waste the Wife", Tommy is hired by Mr. Black to kill his employer's wife, Mrs. Dawson. This is a reference to the 1985 film Commando, as Tommy attempts to crash Mrs. Dawson's car the same way Matrix (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) attempts to crash Sully's (played by David Patrick Kelly) car in the movie. Both feature the same yellow car, as well as Mrs. Dawson whining in fear, just as Cindy (played by Rae Dawn Chong) does in the movie.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
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