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Minecraft
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One of the random title screen splash messages "Woo, /v/!", a reference to the dedicated video game imageboard "/v/" on website 4chan, was removed from the PC Java version of the game in update ver.1.17 released in 2021. It's unknown why it was removed, neither was it mentioned in the game's official patch notes, but it's presumably due to the controversial nature of the website which Microsoft may wish to distance themselves from.

During the game's early years, the game's creator Markus "Notch" Persson had heavily promoted the game on a number of websites including 4chan, which its success he partly attributed to the website.
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Big Boss' final vision of Paz in censored the Japanese version of the game. The scene is altered by using different camera angles and animations of of Paz to obscure gore. In a later update for Steam/PC, this scene was also censored worldwide.
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Smite
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The Hindu goddess Kali's design was initially more revealing, however during the game's beta, her appearance was changed to have her more clothed, in addition to new voice lines and updated abilities.

It's thought that her redesign was due to receiving backlash from practicing Hindus, who also objected to her inclusion. However, it's also possible this was done due to working with Chinese publisher Tencent to make the game more family friendly.
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In an update for the game released in November, 2020, two in-game podcasts featuring journalist Helen Lewis were replaced by Ubisoft after receiving complaints from concerned gamers. This was due to Lewis being known in the public for having transphobic views and writing a number of articles criticizing legislation which were in support of making gender transitioning easier.

Ubisoft told in a statement that the speaker profiles for the scripted in-game podcasts were chosen by an external producer that worked with the development team. They promised that in future they'd perform background checks on any future partners.
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In an update, more advertisements were added to the game which would appear during replay moments of matches. Despite the game already featuring advertisements, these additional ones received backlash from the community and were disabled from appearing again.

A member of EA's community team posted a statement via reddit:
"Earlier this week, the team turned on ad placements in EA SPORTS UFC 4 that appeared during the “Replay” moments in gameplay. This type of advertising inventory is not new to the UFC franchise, though we have typically reserved displaying ads to specific main menu tiles or Octagon logo placement. It is abundantly clear from your feedback that integrating ads into the Replay and overlay experience is not welcome.

The advertisements have been disabled by the team and we apologize for any disruption to gameplay that players may have experienced. We realize that this should have been communicated with players ahead of time and that’s on us. We want to make sure our players have the best possible experience playing EA SPORTS UFC 4, so ad integration in the Replay and overlay experience will not be reappearing in the future. Thank you for your continued feedback on EA SPORTS UFC 4."
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The decision to add Hitomi from Dead Or Alive 3 to the Dead Or Alive 2 remake was made by series producer Tomonobu Itagaki after the game's release was delayed.
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World of Warcraft
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In the Battle for Azeroth expansion there is a Kingdom Hearts reference. Specifically, if the player goes to the Thresher's Wharf area of Stormsong valley and climb a tall structure they can find three Beleaguered Watchmen looking out dramatically at the water. The way they are positioned, dressed, and how the scene is choreographed, make them look like the three original human characters from Kingdom Hearts: Sora, Kairi, and Riku.
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There is an item in the game that was originally called "Switch". This item had it's name changed to "Light Switch" in a version 1.2.0. It's possible the name change came about so that players would not confuse the aforementioned item with the "Nintendo Switch" which is another obtainable item in the game.
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Resident Evil (2002)
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In the Arklay Laboratory, the 'MO disk reader' is actually the GameCube console, as at the time the game was exclusive to the GameCube. However, for the HD Remastered version, the 'MO disk reader' was altered on all platforms to avoid using a console related to Nintendo, even on Nintendo Switch.
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A spinning EASN logo appeared in early builds of the game, though this was changed to a single spinning EA Sports logo instead. This was because of a lawsuit between ESPN and EA, whose fictional EASN branding sounded similar to ESPN.
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Ready At Dawn made some adjustments for the game to run at the full 333MHz of the PSP's CPU when the game was re-released on the PlayStation Store as a digital download, instead of the system's default 222 MHz CPU speed. This resulted in smoother gameplay.
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When Octo was brought to the west, Octo's color scheme was changed. This may have been done to avoid comparisons to racist stereotypes of black people. Interestingly, when the game finally saw a Japanese release no GameCube, they reverted Octo's color sceme back. Wario Land 3 also retains his original appearance in all regions.
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As of the 4.0.0 Update, which originally brought USB headphone support to the Switch, it was discovered that, via the use of the Wii U's Gamecube Controller Adapter, that almost every Switch game can be played with a Gamecube Controller. However, since the Gamecube Controller lacks a left Z-button the player does not have access to all of the controls of games that normally would utilize the Switch's ZL button.
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Once you've finished the game and return to the main menu, Spoiler: when Chloe, the android who serves as a guide, asks you if she could be set free, it was originally intended that she'd permanently disappear if the player lets her go. However due to player requests, in an update it was made that if the player had let her go, they could later be asked if they wanted another Chloe android to take her place.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
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In the "Favela" level, some players complained about the Arabic script on the picture frame that is written "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty" in the bathroom.

The map was removed from the game on the 6th October 2012. It was put back into rotation on the PS3 version on the 23rd of October after an update which replaced the frame borders, and on December 10, 2012 for the Xbox 360 version.
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Developer: SEGA
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Most Sega Codename Consoles were named after celestial bodies.

Project Mercury (also know as Sega Game Gear) was SEGA's first handheld to compete with Game Boy.

Project Venus (also know as Sega Nomad) was a handheld version of Sega Genesis.

Project Mars (also know as Sega 32X) was a add-on for Sega Genesis.

Project Jupiter was a 32-Bit Cartridge Base Standalone Console and it was also going to feature a CD Add-on like Sega Genesis and Sega CD. This early idea was scraped and SEGA moved on creating a standalone CD Base Console which is Sega Saturn due to CDs are cheaper and has more storage then Cartridges.

Project Saturn (also know as Sega Saturn) was a 5th Generation Console to compete with PlayStation and Nintendo 64.

Project Neptune was Sega 32X and Sega Genesis all-in-one Console. This Combo Console was never released.

Project Pluto was a second model of Sega Saturn with a NetLink Internet Modem accessory built in. Only two Prototypes was existed.

The only 2 planets that was not used by SEGA was Earth and Uranus.


Project Titan (also know as STV "Sega Titan Video") was an Arcade Board of Sega Saturn that used Cartridges instead of CDs. The STV was only used in Japan.

Project Janus (also know as Sega Picture Magic) was designed for Developers to edit pre-loaded pictures supplied on a smart media card.
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Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
During the E3 Demo of the game, DK shouted a basic howl after defeating a boss, rather than the one heard in the final game which fluctuates in tone.
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Ratchet & Clank
In the demo version, a cutscene in Blackwater City shows Darla Gratch says she's reporting for "Channel 64 News", but her microphone has a 2 on it. In the official release version, her small dialogue was change to "Channel 2 News", but her mouth doesn't match the words she says. In later games like Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, she was reporting for "Channel 64 News", as was originally intended during development of the first game.
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Toontown Online
The original flash launcher of the game, shown while the game was downloading, included an animation about how the cogs were made.

The story was that Scrooge McDuck visited Gyro Gearloose but didn't find him at home, he then found a robot and tried to repair it to make a profit, the robot in turn then created the cogs with another machine found within the lab.
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On Vega's stage for Street Fighter II, the logo Mesón de la Taberna (Tavern's Inn) appears in the background of the stage. In the remastered version of the stage for Street Fighter V, however, the tavern's name was changed to Mesón de las flores" (Flowers' Inn).
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