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Grand Theft Auto 2
There is some discrepancy regarding the year in which GTA2 takes place. The game is often stated as taking place in 2013, as this is the year marked in police records found on the official GTA2 website. However, Head Radio host Johnny Riccaro says "the millennium is coming" in one of his broadcasts, suggesting the game takes place in 1999 or just before it. The game's own manual claims that it takes place "three weeks into the future", and the official website containing the police records used to have a timer always set three weeks from the current date.

The date was perhaps left ambiguous on purpose, as the city the game takes place in is also called "Anywhere, USA".
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Burnout Paradise
The announcer for Burnout Paradise, DJ Atomica, is voiced by the same person who provides commentary in SSX 3. He also references SSX several times in Burnout Paradise, possibly suggesting they are the same character.
Contributed by TheProJamer
Okami
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The Clovers in the game are references to Clover Studio, the games developer, and when collected play a similar sound to their opening title.

Since Clover Studio is now defunct, this may explained why the Clovers don't appear in Okamiden, but instead were replaced with Dandelions.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Mathis Cronqvist is most likely named after Matthias Corvinus, the Hungarian king who was a tentative ally of Vlad Tepes', and once had him imprisoned in a royal tower.
Contributed by Dark Star
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Many fans have speculated that Lucifel's appearance was based on the game's lead designer, Takeyasu Sawaki. In response to these claims, Sawaki has stated in an interview that Lucifel's appearance was based on American movies he saw, and was designed to make him look as human as possible. However, Sawaki does admit that some of their traits are similar.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
When Future Trunks is tagged out in a tag battle, he says "Back to the future" possibly in reference to the popular sci-fi film of the same name.
Contributed by Wjsgamer
Paper Mario
Under the Smash Attack mini-game room, there are 10 unused Luigi sprites. Since the mini-game has Mario searching boxes for 10 portraits of Princess Peach, it's possible that the game's goal was originally to find Luigi in the boxes 10 times, and the developers simply forgot to remove the Luigi sprites.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Street Fighter III
One of Chun-Li's win quotes in the game is "Hey leave me alone. I'm a fighter, not a news reporter." This may refer to the Street Fighter live-action movie, where Chun-Li was portrayed as a news reporter.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Undertale
The opera scene with Mettaton is likely a parody of "Aria di Mezzo Carattere" from Final Fantasy VI.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
The image of Mario and Luigi carrying gifts for Bayonetta is a possible reference to Bayonetta 2, in which Enzo carries Bayonetta's gift boxes in the game's opening cutscene.
Undertale
In the game's demo as well as full version prior to patch v1.001, an unused song by the name of "grandpasemi.ogg" could be found in the game's files. This was likely intended for a cut character that could have been related to Sans, Papyrus, and possibly even W.D. Gaster, due to the name Semi being based on Semi Serif fonts. It is a short, slowed-down, and re-instrumentated version of the song Metal Crusher, which is used as Mettaton's first battle theme.

This same song is now used as of patch v1.001 when you deny feeding Temmie any Tem Flakes. It plays while Temmie makes a unique facial expression, with a text graphic appearing beside her that says "can't blame a BARK for tryin'...", immediately followed by Temmie trying to attack you with her extendable arm.
Contributed by Mighty Jetters
Sonic Adventure 2
During the game's development, Tails wasn't initially planned to be a playable character and was only added for story purposes. Series creator Yuji Naka was asked several times if Tails was going to be playable, but gave different answers every time, ranging from "wait and see" to actually saying no. Eventually he was added because of an outcry amongst fans.

Many speculate that this is the reason Tails pilots a mech in-game. However, since he is fully controllable without it in the Chao Garden and through means of hacking (retaining his flying ability), it was most likely changed at a later time to prevent inconsistency with the play styles the game has to offer.
Contributed by Mr Knowitall
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Despite never revealing whether the GTA2 protagonist Claude Speed and GTAIII protagonist Claude are the same person, Rockstar has at multiple times hinted that they could be the same person, or at least that they are two incarnations of the same character. When asked about this, a Rockstar spokesperson replied "Probably. It seems very likely but it's also possible that there are just a lot of angry silent car thieves called Claude out there." Later on Rockstar used Claude's GTAIII artwork on their official Facebook page with the name "Claude Speed" written next to him.

If they indeed are the same person, it would mean GTA2 would take place in 1999 as hinted in the game and that either Claude doesn't die at the end of the GTA2 opening video, that the video is non-canon, or that Claude's rap sheet where his age is shown is fake.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Overwatch
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On May 5th, Overwatch entered public beta. Coinciding with this event, the pornography-hosting website Pornhub had reported that its searches for the game had increased by 817%. More than 600,000 searches for Overwatch related content on Pornhub had been made by May 23rd. Additionally, a website dedicated to Overwatch content by the name of OverwatchHentai.net has been created.

Given the nature of said content and the game itself being intended for a more broad audience, numerous takedown orders have been filed against creators of this 3rd party content, allegedly due to some creators using stolen assets taken from the game.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
The opening segment to the theme for "Stage 7 - Dr Tongue's Castle of Terror" sounds strikingly similar to the main title theme for the movie "The Shining".
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has a final boss character by the name of Armstrong. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle, several bloggers and gamers noticed a strong similarity between Armstrong and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump. Like Trump, Armstrong is a wealthy businessman who seeks to become the U.S. president. At one point in the game, Armstrong even says that he will 'make America great again', the exact slogan used by the Trump campaign.

Oddly enough, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was released in 2013, a full two years before Donald Trump announced in candidacy in 2015.
Contributed by SwazTV
Rayman Adventures
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The level "Sea of Serendipity" more so resembles the level "20,000 Lums Under the Sea" from Rayman Legends than the level with the same name from Rayman Origins.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
During one point of the game, some reversed speech can be heard. When played backwards it says:

"There's something I have to tell you: The Walrus is Paul."

This is a reference to The Beatles song "Glass Onion", which features the line:

"I told you about the Walrus and me man, you know we as close as can be man, well here's another clue for you all: The walrus was Paul."

Spoiler:Another possible connection between the song and the game is the fact that the line "The walrus was Paul" is seen by conspiracy theorists as a message that proves Paul McCartney actually died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike (as walruses apparently symbolize death in some cultures). Because Bad Milk's story is an interpretation of reincarnation, this could be the reason the developer's chose to use that particular line.
Contributed by Boyobmas
Series: Perfect Dark
In Perfect Dark, Jonathan is an agent for the Carrington Institute whose last name is revealed to be "Dark" during the "Duel" mission briefing on Special Agent difficulty. This possibly indicates that Jonathan is Joanna's brother, though the game contains no other references to his last name.

In Perfect Dark Zero, Jonathan is introduced at the end of mission 7 after saving Joanna from Chandra Sekhar. In this game, however, his last name is Steinberg.

Because Perfect Dark was made before Perfect Dark Zero, Jonathan may have been Joanna's brother at one point in the first game's development. The inclusion of his name as "Jonathan Dark" may also have been an oversight of the developers if this was later changed. It's likely that Jonathan's character was retconned and his last name to changed to Steinberg in Perfect Dark Zero to have no previous affiliation with Joanna.
Contributed by Kakariko Kid
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
It is likely Nicholai Ginovaef's name was mistranslated based on pronunciation, as the only actual Slavic name the original transcript correlates to is Nikolai Zinoviev. Interestingly, in the Russian translation of the movie Resident Evil: Apocalypse, his last name was changed to Zhukov.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
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