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Kirby's Adventure
Within the game's data are unused graphics for a an ability that would see Kirby shrink down to a small size. Because of their placement in the game's data, it's speculated that this ability was replaced by the UFO power.
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In 2002, this game gained controversy after teenagers in San Diego noticed some of the videos involved attractive nurses with syringes, as well as alcoholic drinks, which was seen as promoting drug and alcohol abuse.
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In all versions of the game, there's an unused message that reads:

"Buzby sucks eggs, and Eastwood smells!"

According to the game's lead artist 'Jason Wilson', this is meant for one of the game's main programmers 'James Busby' as an inside joke. Later, it was revealed to be true by 'Chris Sorrell' in the RETRO Vol. 8 interview.
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Virtua Fighter
The character Jeffry McWild was modeled after real life martial artist Willie Williams. At some point in development, Jeffry was planned to be named Willie but his name was later changed due to copyright concerns.
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Once Orochi is defeated on the PlayStation 2 version, a crescent moon comes out in Shinshu Field. However, a full moon comes out in the Japanese version due to a programming mistake.
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The game was originally to be titled Beyond instead of Anthem. The reason for this previous name was because of what the developers would hope the game would be about, going beyond the walls of your fort into the dangerous wilds. T-shirts were even printed with "Beyond" on them for the staff. However, less than a week before the game's public reveal at E3 in June of 2017, it was decided to use their back-up name for the game, Anthem, after they were told that securing the trademark for Beyond would be too difficult.

The game's developers weren't as enthusiastic about the new title with everyone stating "‘Well, that doesn’t make any sense—what does this have to do with anything?’"
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Series: Alex Kidd
In an Sega.jp Meisaku interview with game's creator Kotaru Hayashida (aka Ossale Kohta), he was asked why did he wanted to use jan-ken-pon (rock–paper–scissors) in boss fights. And he responded:

"That was also one of our concepts to differentiate our game from Mario. It a very fanciful, absurd idea. There were various reactions, like “What the hell! Isn’t this supposed to be an action game?!” or “I lost the rock-paper-scissors match and its Game over!? This sucks.” Definitely, for people who are good at action games to lose everything and Game Over because of a rock paper scissors match… yeah, that sucks.

The staff at Sega shared these concerns, but I wanted to know how players would react to it, so I left it in."
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Fallout 4
Sometime in December 2015, a 28-year old male Russian sued Bethesda Softworks and its localization studio because the game ruined his life. He claimed he was so addicted to the game, it caused his wife to leave him and led to him being fired from his job.
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In an Sega.jp Meisaku interview with game's creator Kotaru Hayashida (aka Ossale Kohta), he stated that the 'Octopus Sushi' was originally going to have at least 8 arms. But it was impossible, due to an issue with the sprites.
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Part of the newly implemented Athletic Theme that plays during sky levels in the Super Mario Bros. style plays a portion of the results theme from the arcade game VS. Super Mario Bros..
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Tekken Tag Tournament
According to producer Katsuhiro Harada, SEGA offered a free Virtua Fighter character to be added into the game if the game was ported to the Dreamcast.
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Mortal Kombat X
In February 2015, Warner Bros was given a small window of permission from Todd McFarlane to use Spawn in its games. However, Ed Boon was unaware of the offer two months later, despite revealing that Spawn was discussed as a potential guest character. Spawn would later be added in Mortal Kombat 11.
On July 17th, 2019, as part of a promotion with Nintendo, Southwest Airlines gave everyone on a flight heading to San Diego for San Diego Comic-Con a free Nintendo Switch bundled together with Super Mario Maker 2.
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In February 2019, the game was removed from sale on Steam by the developer. This was because the game received a negative review bombing by Chinese gamers due to it featuring a poster with derogatory remarks about Xi Jinping, the president of China. Red Candle Games stated that they'd do another review of the game to make sure no other "unintended materials" were present. Additionally, all official trailers had been either made private or removed.

The studio's other game Detention had also been bombarded with negative reviews due to the outrage.
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Fable II
The limited collector's edition of the game was originally to include a set of Fate Cards, a Hobbe figure and a premium size box. However due to "supply chain issues!", the edition was reduced to just including the game disc, bonus DVD and bonus in-game content, plus $10 off the sale price. To make up for the change, Lionhead Studios offered a free download of the original Fable's soundtrack.
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Developer: Namco Bandai
When Namco entered the home video games market in the 1980's, releases were credited to "Namcot" - a separate division of Namco created to handle this area.
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Japanese clothing company Uniqlo held a competition called the UT Grand Prix for a winner to have their artwork used for a t-shirt to be worn in-game and receive $10,000, with the grand-prize winner being Chinese artist Li Wen Pei. However, it was later discovered that Wen Pei had broken the contest's rules causing him to be disqualified and the grand prize not being awarded to another entrant. Though not explicitly stated by Uniqlo as to why he was disqualified, it's believed this was due to Wen Pei having used his design for his own commercial purposes such as on phone cases and t-shirts, which goes against the competition's rules. Wen Pei's design featured a Gyarados sitting atop a trio of Magikarp presented in a totem style.
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Sonic Generations
The autotuned part of Escape from the City Act 1 is the same melody from Sonic the Hedgehog 3's Endless Mine level. In addition, Act 2’s theme contains elements of It Doesn’t Matter from Sonic Adventure 2.
In April of 2019, the game was banned in Nepal after the Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division filed a Public Interest Litigation with the Kathmandu District Court. The reason for the ban was due to parents and schools complaining about the game affecting their children's studies. Psychiatrists in the country also claimed that the game made more people aggressive due to the in-game violence, which influenced the authority's decision. All ISPs and mobile service providers were ordered by the Nepal Telecommunication Authority to block the game.
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Sale of the game in Japan was halted in 2019 after actor and musician Pierre Taki, who voices the game's character Kyohei Hamura, had been arrested for illegal drug use. Taki admitted to violating Japan's drug laws after a urine test showed positive for cocaine use. SEGA said in a statement that all digital and retail sales of the game would halt until the truth was found, and also deleted all tweets mentioning the game from their Twitter account.
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