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Final Fantasy VII
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The inscription on Jenova's helmet is a reference to the real world, and read:
Made in Hong Kong
All rights reserved 1996
Squer Company Limited

It wasn't until 2005 (When a high-res image emerged) that this was found, 8 years after the game was released.
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Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
There is an unused battle theme for the three legendary beasts, suggesting they were planned to make a return after Gold, Silver and Crystal. The legendary beasts made a return in FireRed and LeafGreen, and could have been an implementation of the original idea to put them into Ruby and Sapphire. It's also possible the track was simply used for testing purposes.
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Dark Souls
When originally announced, the game was titled "Dark Ring". The name was changed to Dark Souls because "Dark Ring" can be seen as a euphemism for an anus.

This was the second time the name changed. The first time was also unintentionally risque; "Dark Race".
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Snatcher
While Hideo Kojima was developing Snatcher, he wanted to coat the game's floppy discs in a chemical that, when heated in the computer, would give off the smell of blood. This was to "give the stench of a murder scene".
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Mortal Kombat
Johnny Cage is based on Jean-Claude Van Damme. The creators wanted Van Damme to be in the first Mortal Kombat, but Van Damme was unable to due to his busy work schedule. Johnny Cage's clothes in this game are almost identical to the clothes Van Damme wore in the last match in the movie "Bloodsport", and his Split Punch is taken directly from a move done by Van Damme in Bloodsport. Cage's Nutcracker Split Punch was also inspired by Bloodsport.
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Borderlands 2
According to "Inside the Vault: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2" that comes with the special edition of Borderlands 2, when the boss "BNK-3R" makes a noise, it's actually the game's sound designer Joshua Davidson yelling about tea.
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Mass Effect 3
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If you chose Kaidan Alenko as the living squad member (leaving Ashley Williams to die in Mass Effect 1) you can see Ashley's ghost on the Citadel in a cutscene. If you chose Ashley in Mass Effect 1, nobody is standing in her place.
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NFL Fever 2004
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When renaming or relocating an existing NFL team, one of the names offered is the "Cows", but the only city available for this team is "South Park, Colorado". In the show "South Park", the name of the South Park Elementary School Football Team is the "Cows".
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Ms. Pac-Man
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Ms. Pac-Man originally started out as an unlawfully modified version of the Pac-Man arcade game called "Crazy Otto". Crazy Otto was bought by Pac-Man's North American distributor Midway, and rebranded as Ms. Pac-Man.
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Resident Evil: Uprising
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You can find a sticky note in the Raccoon City Police Department describing a recipe for a "Jill Sandwich". This is a reference to Resident Evil 1, where Jill is almost crushed, but is saved by Barry. Barry then says "You were almost a Jill sandwich!"
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Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
At the end it is revealed that Spoiler:all the game's events occurred inside a coma experienced by a boy named Mike. In an early cutscene, Heather tells Mari and Jowee to "Kemi-Kewa", which when unscrambled says "Wake Mike".
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Dead Space
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There's an achievement called "Live With the Hot Ones" for setting enemies alight with the flame thrower. This is a direct reference to an obscure line in the EA code of conduct. Every employee at EA is contractually obligated to "Live With the Hot Ones". No one had any idea what it meant, so it became something of an in-joke at EA.
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Series: Pokémon
In the Japanese versions of Pokemon, the attack "Night Slash" is called "Blade Testing". This is a reference to an old practice that some immoral samurai held to test their new swords. They would wait alongside a road at night for a random passer-by, then attack them with the intention to kill. Night Slash also has a higher than average critical hit rate, which could be another nod to the story, as the passer by would be defenseless.
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Super Mario World
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In the Japanese version, Yoshi can eat the dolphins. This was removed from the international release. It's thought it was removed because of the different cultural views towards dolphins, or simply to make the level easier to finish, as the dolphins can be used as platforms. This was added back into all versions of the Game Boy Advance version.
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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
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In the first dungeon, you come across a red-capped mushroom enemy that walks around spraying spores. The enemy is named "Puffstool", and is actually a reference to an enemy found in Pikmin also named "Puffstool" who sprays spores to infect Pikmin and turn them against you.
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
In the German version, the Snow World is called "Großfrostheim" which translates into "Great Frost Home". This, however, is a reference to the German city "Großostheim", which is where the Nintendo of Europe headquarters are located, and where the game was localized.
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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
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The boss "Polygon Man" was actually the Playstation's original mascot from 1995. He was meant to demonstrate the power of the Playstation, but was dropped shortly after the Playstation was announced.
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Pokemon Stadium 2
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Electabuzz mistakenly has six fingers on each hand. This error was carried over from Pokemon Stadium.
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Pokemon Stadium
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Electabuzz mistakenly has six fingers on each hand. This error was not corrected in Pokemon Stadium 2.
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The New Tetris
Hidden in the code are several rants and pieces of text-art by programmer David Pridie. The rants are mainly about the incompetence of his co-workers, and the text art is of several logos, a Canadian flag, a cannabis leaf, and (possibly) some psychoactive psilocybin mushrooms.
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