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The Poison Mushroom in the Super Smash Bros. games is the only item borrowed from another series whose appearance does not stay true to its original franchise. In the Mario series, poison mushrooms have distinct colouring from other mushrooms, but in the Super Smash Bros. series, they look similar to Super Mushrooms in order to purposefully confuse players. The differences between the two items are nearly unnoticeable - the Poison Mushrooms are only slightly less red and have a meaner look.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
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
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
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
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
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.
Contributed by Tuli0hWut
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
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
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On May 5th, Overwatch entered public beta. Coinciding with this event, the pornography-hosting website Pornhub 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 was 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
Bad Milk
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
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
Frogger: He's Back!
Two pieces of game footage that play during the end credits contain material that don't actually appear in the main game. First, the baby frogs don't burst when Frogger approaches them. Second, the barrels from the Sewer Zone don't explode when hopped on. It's possible that the footage was recorded before these features were removed later in development.
Contributed by GamerBen144
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
The game contains unused graphics from Tennis for the NES. In the Japanese version of the game, the 'Super Nostalgic Entertainment System' is a Famicom (Japanese NES), and one of the cartridges that accompany it in the game is Tennis. Given this, it's possible that graphics from Tennis (and the rest of the games) were going to be used during post-game animations.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Star Fox 2
Star Fox 2 has an unnamed General Pepper-like Cornerian Officer whose design would later be used for Captain Shears, the Main Villain of the Manga Comic "Farewell, Beloved Falco".
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
It is heavily implied that the pebbles are petrified eyeballs.
The most obvious indicator is that the pebbles are spherical and appear to have a hole the shape of an iris. It is also worth mentioning that all crows in the game drop pebbles, and that crows are known for eating eyeballs.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
Crash Bandicoot
In the levels "Cortex Power" and "Toxic Waste", there are two enemies that appear to be genetically-altered gangster potoroos, similar to the boss character, Pinstripe Potoroo. This is unusual as no other genetically-altered animals appear as common enemies in the game.
This also implies that Dr. Cortex created a larger gang of potoroo enforcers, but because Pinstripe has rarely appeared in later installments, this has never been elaborated.
Contributed by Doctor Ink
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
In the game's files for Mario Circuit is textures for Toads Kart and Toad himself, this suggests that Toads would of raced instead.
Contributed by noobheadz
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