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The King of Fighters XV
The Art of Fighting ending, which was a continuation from the ending from The King of Fighters XIV, features Khushnood from Garou: Mark of the Wolves. However, his name changed to Marco in this ending, which was his original name in the Japanese version of Garou: Mark of the Wolves. This was likely due to The King of Fighters XIV's director, Yasuyuki Oda, and art director, Nobuyuki Kuroki, asking on a livestream with SNK community manager KrispyKaiser if the fans would like his original name in future games. The chat overwhelmingly preferred the name Marco.
person DrakeVagabond calendar_month April 14, 2024
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
The virtual YouTuber KSon voices the character Kei in both the English and Japanese dubs of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. KSon noted that while she found it easier to voice act in Japanese, the staff in the studio praised her pronunciation during voice recording.
subdirectory_arrow_right Intellivision Productions (Company)
Attachment In an interview with YouTube channel "The Geek Getaway", the CFO and COO of the revived Intellivision, Nick Richards, could be seen in front of a door reading "Amico Hater Dungeon". According to a comment by the channel, Richards said his daughter put up this sign.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month March 9, 2024
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
subdirectory_arrow_right Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (Game)
When it was announced that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl's paid DLC characters were due to be revealed, it was with a tweet reading "Back to the lab again". Some theorized this was a tease for either Jimmy Neutron or Jenny Wakeman, both highly-requested characters with a technology theme. However, this seems to actually be a reference to a livestream by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate YouTuber GimR from two days earlier. GimR advertised the livestream for days prior, promising a new technique that would change the game's competitive scene, only to fail to actually start the stream due to technical issues. During the time he was live, he played a looping intermission animation depicting him as Dexter from the Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory and playing the song "Back to the Lab" by Prince Paul and Wordsworth for over an hour. This mistake would become a meme within the Super Smash Bros. community for a short while afterwards. Ultimately, Jenny, Rocko and Hugh Neutron, the latter two not being related to technology, were revealed, and GimR would separately reveal the promised new technique, the "Slingshot", two days after the failed livestream.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month February 26, 2024
Portal 2
subdirectory_arrow_right AM2R: Return of Samus (Game), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Game), Pokémon Uranium (Game), Pokémon (Franchise)
From 2014 to 2016, The Game Awards featured a "Best Fan Creation" category. The 2014 winner was "Twitch Plays Pokémon" (a social experiment featuring a crowdsourced attempt to play through various Pokémon games), and the 2015 winner was "Portal Stories: Mel" (a modification of Portal 2). During 2016, however, two of the nominees for the category were removed prior to the show's airing: AM2R (an unofficial remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus) and Pokémon Uranium (a fan-made video game based on the Pokémon series). During a stream prior to the event, host Geoff Keighley explained that this was due to the fangames not being legally cleared by Nintendo, who owned the rights to the games they were based on. Additionally, "Best Fan Creation" would end up being the only category to not have its winner (Enderal: The Shards of Order, a conversion mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) announced during the ceremony itself.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month December 23, 2023
Platform: Xbox One
subdirectory_arrow_right PlayStation 4 (Platform)
Attachment In 2019, UK bargain store Aldi attempted a publicity stunt known as the "Teatime Takedown", where parents would send Aldi their childrens' usernames on gaming platforms (with the service being provided for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and unusually the streaming platform Twitch) and the supermarket would send professional gamers to defeat the child in-game so they would eat their food, though Aldi claimed that the effectiveness of the program may vary. Despite a released commercial for the campaign showing children "rage quitting" FPS games, the hired eSports teams, originating from Veloce, specialized in racing games. This sparked massive backlash within the UK eSports community, to the point where Resolve eSports offered to send its players to help kids fight back against the bullies. Aldi would eventually cancel the campaign and send coupons to those who complained as a form of apology. Print adverts were made, but are not known to have been printed in any magazines or catalogues, and radio and till reciept ads were planned.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month November 30, 2023
Super Smash Flash 2
Simon Belmont was originally slated to be revealed for Super Smash Flash 2 on August 10th, 2018 during that year's Super Smash Con event. Coincidentially, Simon would be announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate two days later in an August 8th Nintendo Direct. The trailer for Super Smash Flash 2 would poke fun at the timing of the two announcements.
person FazDude calendar_month November 28, 2023
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Simon and Richter reveal trailers:

Super Smash Flash 2 - Simon trailer:
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia
subdirectory_arrow_right Nintendo (Company), WayForward Technologies (Company)
Prior to a 2020 Nintendo Treehouse presentation, primarily intended to show off Paper Mario: The Origami King, it was announced that a new game from developer WayForward would be shown off in the presentation. Due to WayForward's reputation for platformer titles such as the Shantae series and the recent release of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda seemingly signifying an interest from Nintendo in indie collaborations, many fans expected the showcase to present a revival of a dormant Nintendo platforming IP such as Kid Icarus or Wario Land. In a futile attempt to temper expectations, Nintendo would vaguely clarify that the game was based on a "third party IP", redirecting speculation towards other companies' gaming IPs. When the presentation came, the game was revealed to be Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, one of the licensed children's games that make up the vast majority of WayForward's gamography, which disappointed many, causing the Bakugan toyline to trend on Twitter and gaining the reveal trailer 3,500 dislikes against 1,500 likes on YouTube.
Upon release, many streamers criticized the game for giving the option for the player to choose their pronouns in the creation menu. Similarly, a player on Twitter criticized the game for allowing a male NPC, Sam Coe, to flirt with a male player character. In response, Elias Toufexis, the voice actor for Coe, clarified that the character was played as bisexual.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month November 6, 2023
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Attachment One of Ren's voice lines on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, used for his and Stimpy's grounded down strong attack where he slams down Stimpy as if he were a hammer, is a reference to the streamer CONEY, who in his post-launch NASB gameplay referred to the move as "the STEEEEEEEEEEEMPY", with Ren's second original series voice actor Billy West replicating the cadence of CONEY's scream.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month November 2, 2023
Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath - Vengance of the Slayer
Attachment Two of the in-game magazines reference the livestreaming group Vinesauce, who previously conducted playthroughs of Hypnospace Outlaw on-stream. The first cover, Metal Masters, depicts both Vinesauce members Vinny and Joel, using pictures from their respective bands Red Vox and Scythelord; Joel's bandmate Frank also appears on the magazine cover. The second cover, NerdMaster, depicts Fren, a crude MS Paint self-portrait that Joel created to mimic the art style of QT, a lighthearted parody of PT. Both Vinny and Joel expressed flattery with the former Easter egg when they discovered it on-stream.
person VinchVolt calendar_month September 8, 2023
Metal Masters cover:

NerdMaster cover:

Clip showing Vinesauce Joel's reaction to the Metal Masters cover:

Clip showing Vinesauce Vinny's reaction to the Metal Masters cover:
Ultimate Custom Night
YouTuber The Game Theorists held a charity livestream in 2020 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Crowd Control, an interactive gaming app that lets streamers produce interactive, monetizable content with their community, created a mod for Ultimate Custom Night that let viewers of The Game Theorists' stream pay money to have events happen on screen or in-game. At the end of that segment, MatPat stated that this version of the game would become available to the public for other streamers to use, but it was never released.
Freddy in Space 2
For YouTube channel The Game Theorists' St. Jude Charity Livestream, the game Freddy in Space 2 was created. Scott Cawthon added a points counter to the game and pledged to donate money based on how many points were earned, up to a maximum of $500,000. Cawthon still donated the full $500,000 to the charity even though MatPat, with the aid of fellow YouTubers Dawko and Markiplier, would not be able to reach the goal in time before they needed to wrap up the stream.
Street Fighter 6
On a Street Fighter 6 developer Q&A stream, the team confirmed that the idea of having JP using Bartitsu (mistakenly referred to as Baritsu) was inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Said martial art's appearances in Sherlock Holmes stories inspired the staff to create a character that fought using a cane.
person ZpaceJ0ck0 calendar_month September 3, 2023
Doom Eternal
Attachment In the initial release of "The Ancient Gods - Part One" DLC on October 20, 2020, pressing the dedicated Chainsaw button four times while on the Runes tab of the Dossier would bring up an altered logo for the game reading "Doog Eternal". This is a reference to Inugami Korone, a Japanese virtual YouTuber who livestreamed Doom 64 and Doom (2016) in the past. She enjoyed using the Chainsaw weapon and she was nicknamed by her fan community as "Doog Slayer" (a play on the fact that her model is a humanoid dog).

Three days later, the Easter egg was removed from the game in the Version 3.1 update. The patch notes acknowledged the discovery, but the reason why it was removed remains unknown:

"The DOOG easter egg has been removed, but will live on in infamy… We were wondering how long it would take for someone to notice, and as always, we're impressed with the community's speed!"
Super Mario 64
During a stream of Super Mario 64, Twitch user DOTA_Teabag accidentally warped upwards in Tick-Tock Clock while trying to land on a platform on the first floor. While similar to a glitch in Bowser in the Fire Sea that allows Mario to warp into the caged portion of the level from the platform directly below, DOTA_Teabag's version did not rely on any hang-able ceilings being above Mario during its performance. This prompted Super Mario 64 analyst and Youtube personality Pannenkoek2012 to offer a $1000 reward to anyone who could submit a recording of themselves replicating the glitch in Mupen64 (a Nintendo 64 emulator) under the same criteria as when DOTA_Teabag discovered the glitch, with the purpose of reverse-engineering it.
At the time of this writing the bounty has not been collected.