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Dead Rising
The sandwich store "Jill's Sandwiches" is a reference to a scene in Resident Evil 1, when Jill is trapped in a room, only to be saved by Barry who exclaims, "You were almost a Jill sandwich!"
Contributed by Dazz
There are two recurring names for characters; "Biggs" and "Wedge". These names come from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Biggs Darklighter & Wedge Antilles). It's thought that the reason these character names are included is because the director of several Final Fantasy games, Yoshinori Kitase, originally wanted to become a film director after watching Star Wars. Biggs and Wedge also show up in Chrono Trigger and Kingdom Hearts II.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Far Cry 3
There's a loot item named "Ripped Teddy Bear" which has the description:
An old teddy bear, eye missing and a musty smell. Stuffing is visible between the stitches. A worn, ripped label names the bear "Bo B-".

This is a reference to The Simpsons; Mr. Burns' childhood bear, Bo Bo, that was shown in the episode "Rosebud".
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Resident Evil: Uprising
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!"
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Dead Space
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.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
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.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
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.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
In Vilemyr Inn, Ivarstead, you'll find a woman by the name of Temba Wide-Arm. Her name is a subtle reference to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode 'Darkmok', in which Picard and his crew encounter a race of aliens called the 'Tamaraians'. At one point, Picard is stuck on a planet's surface. He attempts to make a fire, but fails. A Tamarian named Dathon takes a branch from his own fire and throws it to Picard, saying "Temba, his arms wide", to make it clear the fire was a gift.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
The Sims 3
There is a reference to the Mass Effect series in the ambitions expansion. When using the time machine to travel to the future, your Sim appears in a crowd of people cheering about how a shepherd saved the galaxy from a 'huge ancient machine God threat.' Additionally, the futuristic outfits that can be obtained from the future highly resemble the Spectre armor found in Mass Effect.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Fallout: New Vegas
During the opening, you are shown inkblots in order to test your mental health. Fans thought that one of the inkblots looked like two bears high-fiving, but this was not an option in the game. A fan decided to make a mod for the game which made 'Two Bears High-Fiving' an option. Obsidian referenced the fan reaction and the mod by putting a character called 'Two-Bears-High-Fiving' in the game's Honest Hearts DLC.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
There's a part of the background in world 4-1 that appears to take the shape of a topless woman's torso.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Metal Saga
"Klepto Cobain" found in "Morgue Town" mostly speaks in Nirvana lyrics, as a reference to Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Mega Man 9
Dr. Wily's Swiss bank account number (19-871-217) is a reference to the original Mega Man's Japanese release date, December 17th 1987 (19871217).
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
The character "Pierce" the eagle from Animal Crossing Wild World and City Folk has the catchphrase "Hawkeye", leaving many to believe he is a reference to the sitcom M*A*S*H. M*A*S*H's main character is Benajamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
The "Solar Gun" can be obtained by getting all Boss Dolls after defeating the FROGS and BB Beast forms without using lethal weapons. The gun is a direct reference to the Kojima game Lunar Knights, a part of the Boktai series.

The gun itself is based on Aaron's "Knight" model, and requires the user to charge shots using sunlight, as you would in all Boktai games.
Contributed by Dazz
Mega Man X5
In the North American localization of the game, the 8 Mavericks's names were translated by Alyson Court, voice actress for Clair Redfield of the Resident Evil series, and starred as Loonette in The Big Comfy Couch. The names were based on members of the rock band "Guns N' Roses". The translations are:

Crescent Grizzly -> Grizzly Slash (Saul "Slash" Hudson)
Bolt Kraken -> Squid Adler (Steven Adler)
Shining Hotarunicus -> Izzy Glow (Izzy Stradlin)
Tidal Makkoeen -> Duff McWhalen (Duff McKagen)
Spiral Pegacion -> The Skiver (Michael "High as the Sky" Monroe)
Spike Rosered -> Axle the Red (Axl Rose)
Dark Necrobat -> Dark Dizzy (Dizzy Reed)
Burn Dinorex -> Mattrex (Matt Sorum)
Contributed by Mighty Jetters
Console: GameCube
There is a microscopic image of a Dolphin within a computer chip inside the GameCube, referencing the GameCube's codename during development.
Contributed by Dazz
The graphics for the nailgun ammo contains the logo for Nine Inch Nails.

This is a reference to Trent Reznor, who did the original soundtrack.
Contributed by Patient Zero
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
During beta testing for Ocarina of Time, developers added an Arwing to the game to test enemy AI and Z-Targeting. While it was never actually used in the game, the code was never removed and can still be accessed via devices like GameShark and Action Replay.
Contributed by Petie
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
There is a Debug Mode code accessed from the Sound Test in the options menu that is inputted by playing songs in the order 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04. This is a reference to the North American release date of the game, which was on 1992/11/24, or November 24th, 1992.

The code to access the Level Select is 19, 65, 09, 17. These numbers reference Sonic developer Yuji Naka's birthday, September 17th, 1965.
Contributed by Vipershark
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