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subdirectory_arrow_right Epic Games (Company)
In May 2024, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) fined Epic Games €1,125,000 for using "unfair commercial practices" aimed at children in Fortnite. The investigation found that Epic Games "exploited [the] vulnerabilities" of children through design choices in the game's Item Shop. Examples include the use of demanding phrases like "get it now" or "buy now" on certain advertisements, which the ACM deemed an "illegal aggressive commercial practice", as well as countdown timers that were used on some ads for items still available in the shop after the countdown ended, exploiting a fear of missing out by making items that were still available for sale falsely seem scarce. Epic Games immediately made changes to the game in response to this report, including removing countdown timers worldwide and adding time indicators for shop refreshes and item removal dates. As of May 24, 2024, players under 18 years of age in the Netherlands can only see items available for 48 hours or more in the store. However, the company still planned to appeal the decision, claiming that the ACM's findings contain factual errors about how Fortnite and the Item Shop operate.
Stellar Blade
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person chocolatejr9 calendar_month April 27, 2024
Sexualization complaints:

South Korean rating:

Design choice quote:

Day 1 patch censorship:

Compilation of outfits in base game before Day 1 patch (uncensored versions of Cybernetic Bondage at 2:30, and Holiday Rabbit at 4:52):

Compilation of outfits after Day 1 patch (censored versions of Cybernetic Bondage at 1:03, Holiday Rabbit at 2:19, and Moutan Peony at 3:02):

Nano Suit tutorial pop-up montage with uncensored Moutan Peony costume (this is the only footage I could find of anyone sitting through this video start to finish):

Stellar Blade uncensored claim tweet:

Video of Hyung-Tae Kim defending update changes:

GameAbout interview with Kim (article in Korean):

Holiday Rabbit and Cybernetic Bondage costume reversal:

IGN interview with Yoko Taro and Kim:
32 in 1
subdirectory_arrow_right Mario Bros. (Game)
Mario & Luigi, with their appearances from the promo art for the Atari 2600 version of Mario Bros., are featured on the box art of 32-in-1, but no Mario-related games are included. The rough drawing of the art, believed by some to be a rough sketch for, or traced from, an "Atari Advantage" poster promoting the Atari 7800 and other products, led some to believe the compilation was a bootleg.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month March 13, 2024
Sky Kid
Attachment The US NES cover art portrays a human pilot, which seems misleading as the game's main characters, Red Baron and Blue Max, are actual birds along with the whole game taking place during World War I in the country of Bird Land which is inhabited by birds, and not the actual United States as depicted on the box cover.
person Tuli0hWut calendar_month January 23, 2024
Box Arts of both versions with game backstory

Bird Land, where the game takes place
Disney's The Lion King 1 1/2
Attachment The Lion King 1 1/2 for Game Boy Advance was released in European territories not as as the movie's European title The Lion King 3, but rather simply The Lion King, with a large image of cub Simba added to the box art, despite not being playable in-game. The blurb does specify that the game is based on The Lion King 3 and alludes towards only Timon and Pumbaa being playable however.

The original US box art could also be considered misleading to a much lesser degree. While being open about what movie it is an adaptation of and having a giant Timon and Pumbaa ripping through the paper at the top, it uses a modified version of the first film's promo art, featuring Mufasa's spirit head, with cub Simba also present in silhouette (albeit significantly smaller relative to Timon and Pumbaa than on the European box art). This imagery that was not used to market The Lion King 1 1/2 anywhere else. Both boxes' blurbs also feature a screenshot where Simba, as an NPC, is in the center.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month January 20, 2024
Longplay of European version using altered box art as the thumbnail:

Both regional boxes:

European cartridge, sourced from a UK retro gaming store:,83964390

European blurb, sourced from an eBay listing:
Mario Lemieux Hockey
subdirectory_arrow_right Atari Lynx (Platform), Atari Corporation (Company)
Atari Corporation wanted to license out the likeness of hockey player Mario Lemieux for a Lynx game that would've been titled "Super Mario Hockey" as a jab at Nintendo and their Super Mario franchise disguised as a reference to Lemieux's nickname. The game was never made, but eventually Lemieux's likeness would be licensed out to Sega for a 1991 hockey game.
Action 52
Attachment Action 52 came with a leaflet explaining that the games Alfred and the Fetucini's[sic] and Jigsaw could only be unlocked by completing Ooze. In reality, the prior two games are not playable on NES hardware and the latter game is unwinnable.
No. 11 Downing Street: The Adventures of Ninja Nanny & Sherrlock Sheltie
Norbetina does not become a ninja by the end of No. 11 Downing Street: The Adventures of Ninja Nanny & Sherrlock Sheltie. The ending of the game teases that she will become a ninja in the second instalment, which never released.
Looney Tunes Double Pack
Despite being marketed as one of the two-games-in-one packs that were popular on the Game Boy Advance, neither game included in Looney Tunes Double Pack was ever released separately. The game's copyright information before the title screen lists both of the included games as separate copyrighted entities, meaning they may have been intended to be released as separate, more expansive titles at some point.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month November 19, 2023
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Attachment In four separate 1989 issues of Video Games & Computer Entertainment, the mail-in game order service Play It Again put up an advertisement featuring a list of games customers could order. Among these is a mysterious title, Yeah Yeah Beebiss 1, which is not the name of any one game - this title would reappear in a separate advert for FuncoLand, under the name "Yeah Beebiss 1". To add further mystery to this game, it was placed between W and X games alphabetically instead of with Y games. There are multiple theories on the status of Beebiss:

•Some believe that Beebiss is a baby-themed game like Baby Boomer, Rai Rai Kyonshis: Baby Kyonshi no Amida Daibouken, or Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa, given that "baby" sounds like "Beebiss" - with Rai Rai Kyonshis being considered the most likely candidate of the 3 for "Rai Rai"'s (A Japanese onomatopoeia associated with China) similarity to "Yeah Yeah", the game's release in 1989, and the presence of other import games on the listing. Rai Rai Kyonshis is generally the most accepted identity of the game.
•One theory proposes that the game was made as a copyright trap to catch which retailers are stealing game lists, something one of the founders of Play It Again confessed to doing, albeit without confirming if Beebiss was among those games.
•A rather strange theory proposes that the game was somehow related to exploring, possibly being Atlantis no Nazo's cancelled US release Super Pitfall II, named for Charles William Beebe, a famous explorer and naturalist
•Another theory suggests that the title was simply a bizarre, elaborate in-joke that both Play It Again and FuncoLand employees were in on.

The myth of Beebiss would inspire the game Yeah Yeah Beebiss II, developed by popular retro gaming YouTuber John Riggs and based on the aesthetic of Rai Rai Kyonshis.
Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys
The box art of the game depicts Snow White, the Dwarves, and the Evil Queen as looking like poorly modelled versions of their Disney counterparts. However, their in-game designs are all completely different.
Kiss of War
Kiss of War has been criticized for its advertising campaign, which primarily focuses on sexualizing the female cast of the game and depicts gameplay that is nothing like in the actual game.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the first game in the "Batman: Arkham" series to not feature Batman as the main protagonist, though he does still appear in the game. At The Game Awards 2022, a trailer for the game was released which ended with a brief tribute to longtime Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, who passed away on November 10, 2022. Host Geoff Keighley then confirmed that Conroy would be voicing Batman "one final time" in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League; this game being Conroy's final performance as Batman was a major promotional point in online articles. However, on January 30, 2024, days prior to the game's release, IGN reported that there were two additional projects he recorded lines for as Batman prior to his death that would be released posthumously. While one of those projects, "Batman: Caped Crusader", ultimately did not feature Conroy, the other reported project, "Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 3", was later confirmed to be Conroy's actual final performance as Batman, making his purported last performance in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League false advertising.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month November 3, 2023
Action Girlz Racing
Action Girlz Racing claims on its box to be made "for girls, by girls". However, the credits of the game show that many of the developer names are simply female versions of the names of developers credited on other Data Design Interactive games, such as Karl White becoming "Karla White", Julien Alden-Salter becoming "Julia Alden-Salter", and Teoman Irmak becoming "Teowoman Hermark".
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 21, 2023
Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu
subdirectory_arrow_right Dragon Ball Z (Franchise)
Attachment Leading up to the game's release, it was advertised as being the first Dragon Ball Z game to feature Broly. This was not necessarily true as he had made his first appearance a decade before in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 which was only released in Japan and Europe. He was even playable through the use of an obtainable cheat code. Although this would be his American debut, the advertising was still false.
Top Trumps: Doctor Who
Attachment The box art for Top Trumps: Doctor Who on the Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 is misleading, with the logo of Top Trumps, a popular UK card game, being hidden in the corner of the box in place of the corporate logos, making it easy for players to not notice it and therefore mistake the game for a Doctor Who adventure game. This would be remedied for the Wii version of the game.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 8, 2023
Bubsy: Paws on Fire!
The Nintendo Switch launch trailer for Bubsy: Paws on Fire! contains a review quote from the French gaming news website Vandal claiming "This is probably the best game Bubsy has ever had..." In the full review, this is followed by "but that's not saying a lot".
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 5, 2023
Saints Row 2
Attachment The PlayStation 3 Greatest Hits version of the game's box cover suggests that trophies can be obtained in-game. However, the game did not have any trophy system implemented due to the game being ported to the PlayStation 3 a year before Sony adopted the console's trophy system.
subdirectory_arrow_right Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 (Game)
The original version of StarCraft developed prior to 1996 was considered to be inferior to other games shown at the time, most notably the real-time strategy (RTS) game Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 being developed by Ion Storm Dallas, which was also shown at E3 and the Consumer Electronics Show that year. The game appeared to be miles ahead of what StarCraft was, with consumers responding to the latter game weakly as "Warcraft in space". Realizing that the version of StarCraft they had was worse than they had thought, following the release of Diablo at the end of that year, Blizzard began to "lick [their] wounds and plan for the future" by restarting development on StarCraft and completely overhauling their development process as a whole. StarCraft eventually released in March of 1998 to critical and commercial success, and was retrospectively dubbed as one of the defining games of the RTS genre.

However, after Ion Storm Dallas closed in 2001, a few of their former employees were scooped up by Blizzard and two of them later revealed to former Blizzard executive Patrick Wyatt that the demos Ion Storm presented of Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 were actually pre-rendered trailers, and the players "presenting" the game's demos were actors pretending to play the game. This meant that the only reason why StarCraft was released in the form it was was because Blizzard got tricked into raising their standards to compete with a pre-rendered video, resulting in the creation of one of their most successful games.