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What does Gear and Cog mean?

In the game Gears of War, Soldiers are referred to as Gears while the military group they serve is referred to as the Cog. My dad asked me the meaning of these when he was playing, I told them that ...
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How did Regret get the coordinates of Earth?

In the beginning of Halo 2, Regret invaded the Earth to grab a human (because only humans could activate Halo weapon array as per designs of Forerunner). In Halo: Combat Evolved, Covenant didn't know ...
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What characters (race/class) are shown in the original (Vanilla) World Of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer?

In the original (Vanilla) World Of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer, the one that plays every time the game starts up, the one we have all watched many times, there are different characters each doing ...
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Star Control 2: What are the rules of Frungy?

In the sci-fi game Star Control 2, the aliens known as the Zoq Fot Pik frequently mentioned a game/sport called "Frungy" (which they called the "Sport of Kings"). Were any of the rules or any other ...
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Would Princess Garnet's summoner horn being forcibly removed make her a less powerful summoner?

In Final Fantasy IX, Princess Garnet was a summoner with her horn removed. Wouldn't she not be as powerful of a summoner as Eiko, who is essentially her cousin?
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In what game do you play a knight fighting skeletons in a cemetery at night?

Trying to find a game I played as a kid, most likely on a PS2 (99% sure). It's an old game where, I believe, you play as a knight, and during the first few levels it is night time and you fight ...
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Need help finding a book

Need help finding a book, my memory is very garbled so i apologise in advance. I remember reading in the distant past, a book with beginning with the word E, not too sure if the word was equinox. But ...
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Where did the Flipendo and Skurge spells come from?

In the Harry Potter games, there are several spells like Flipendo and Skurge which I don’t remember seeing in the books or movies. Were they actually used in the books and movies and I didn’t notice, ...
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In Dead Space, what exactly is the marker, who built it and how is it turning people to monsters?

I played through the first two games but I didn't really understand the plot. I was more interested in shooting and stomping. I never really got how the marker was important and why some people were ...
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What is the meaning behind the “Turret Opera” at the end of Portal 2?

What is the meaning behind this scene in the game? Surely there is more meaning to it than just what we see. Add spoiler tags if necessary. If this is better suited for Arqade SO please let me know ...
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How can the Venom symbiote live off Electro?

In the video game Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, the Venom symbiote spreads all over New York City, infecting some of Spider-Man's villains; one of these is Electro. His boss battle requires you fight ...
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Why the popular refrence to zombies eating brains, when it's very rare to see zombies eating brains? [closed]

I was thinking, you see references to zombies eating brains constantly. Yet even in the movies/games in which they mention zombies eating brains, zombies are much more likely to eat other body parts, ...
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In Call of Duty Ghosts is Riley mind controlled or given orders?

in Call of Duty Ghosts, there is a dog that's named Riley, and I can't figure it out how the dog acts to commands given?
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In Batman: Arkham City, does Batman already know about the Lazarus Pit? (Spoilers)

After rescuing Mr. Freeze, Batman, Freeze, and Oracle agree that they need Ra's al Ghul's blood to cure the Titan virus. It seems from this conversation that Batman and Oracle know about the Lazarus ...
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What is Winston Zeddemore's doctorate in?

On the Wiki page for Winston Zeddemore it implies he has a Doctorate (which is started studying for sometime after the second film) As previously mentioned, Ernie Hudson reprised his role as ...
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What led Cain to suspect impending doom after the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, but before Diablo III?

I'm reading Diablo III: The Order right now, and the book begins post-D2, pre-D3, in The Borderlands as Cain is searching ruins for answers/clues to the coming darkness which would ultimately result ...
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Book Ident.? About kids getting sucked into video game

The book starts with the main character (a boy) living, I think it's like a foster home or boarding school. He doesn't have much money, however he manages to get ahold of a video game. This video game ...
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Ancient-Humanity true purpose in the Human-Forerunner war

I just watched the Halo 4 terminals and one of them call my attention, I think the name is "Charum Hakkor" where the Lord of Admirals attacks a Forerunner planet because there was a flood infestation, ...
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Were both of Jodie's parents linked to Entities?

In the video game Beyond: Two Souls, there's some mention of Jodie's parents both having psychic/supernatural mental abilities. In one scene, we see her mother move a cup using these abilities. But ...
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What's this logo tattooed on the bottom of a thug's foot?

I noticed a logo tattooed on a Blackgate thug's foot in a Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) predator challenge. Does it signify some organization in the DC universe, or is it something else entirely? I was ...
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Has there ever been a video game based on Flash Gordon?

None are listed on Wikipedia. I'm not talking about pinball games with a Flash Gordon theme; I've seen those. I mean a game where you get to be Flash, or ally with him, or be on his team or ...
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Why did the Universal Translator fail to decipher Gorn?

In Star Trek video game (2013), which displays events of the new timeline, Spock told Kirk before mind-melding with a Gorn that it was necessary because Uhura was unable to decipher the Gorn's ...
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If Haytham was a templar, then why the marking of the Creed on his hand armor?

In Assassin's Creed 3 video game, Connor's father Haythem Kenway, was a templar till the End. But we see that his hand armor bears the mark of the Assassin Brotherhood/Creed. Why would a Templar ...
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Where is the Old One?

In the video game Demon's Souls, you must face the Old One, who is presumably the entity mentioned in the opening: On the second day, upon Earth was planted an irrevocable poison A ...
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Do the different branches of the Brotherhood of Steel ever come into contact?

In the intro of Fallout:Brotherhood of Steel it states that there was a disagreement in the brotherhood and that the minority lost and were sent East to investigate. This effectively cut the BOS into ...
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In the Alan Wake video game, is Bright Falls based on anywhere real?

I just played the Alan Wake game (more correctly, for the fourth time) and begin to question whether the town of Bright Falls, around which most of the game is set, and all it's mystery is based on ...
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How was Cortana going to detonate In Amber Clad's reactor?

In the beginning of High Charity level of Halo 2: Cortana: "That structure, at the center of the city... it's a Forerunner Ship! And Truth is heading straight for it! If he leads the Covenant ...
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Why didn't the Portal Gun fail to create a Portal on the Moon?

In the end of Portal 2, I fired the portal gun to the Moon. And it worked, which created a quantum tunnel between Moon's surface and Floor below Wheatley - sucking Wheatley out into space. Throughout ...
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How powerful is Cody Travers?

How strong is Cody from the Final Fight and Street Fighter universe within the canon of its lore? Cody is a character who has been shown to perform supernatural feats of strength, such as demolishing ...
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What did happened on the Elizabeth Dane?

In Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines one of the player's first tasks is to investigate the Elizabeth Dane, an ocean-going cargo vessel. This vessel was transporting an ancient sarcophagus which many ...
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Identify source of picture (probably “Doom” related)

I cleaned up my hard drive and found this picture. The file is dated 1997, so the source must be older (obviously). It is probably related to the computer game Doom by id-Software. Somehow, that ...
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Why isn't the Master Chief a Commissioned Officer?

In the Halo universe, the main character is John-117, commonly referred to as "the Master Chief", a non-commissioned officer even though he had a lifelong military education. Why hasn't he become a ...
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What is the song playing in The walking dead S2e5 when daryl pulls the arrow out and in s3e10 when daryl and merle help the mexicans?

What is the song playing in The walking dead Season 2 episode 5 (when daryl pulls the arrow out and that) and in season 3 episode 10 (when daryl and merle help the mexicans) and its also in the game ...
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Why did 343 Guilty Spark help Miranda to stop Halo Delta?

The prime task of the Forerunner monitors was to ensure defense against the Flood. After a significant infection level, they were even willing to break the protocols (e.g. 343 Guilty Spark tried to ...
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What is the nature of the Terran Dominion?

I recently started playing Starcraft II, and I remember hearing about the Terran Dominion, and indeed, in the game, you play against them. My question is, what type of government is the Terran ...
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What does Q*Bert say when he dies?

When the classic Q*Bert character dies, he says something that sounds like an alien language: What is he supposed to be saying, exactly?
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Why does Death work for Dracula in Castlevania?

In the Castlevania series of games, Death works as Dracula's servant? Why is this? Dracula started off life as a human, did he coerce Death during his life or after the start of his unlife? What ...
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Why doesn't GLOPP mutate humans?

In Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, it can be seen that G.L.O.P.P. (Gluon Liquid Omega-Phased Plasma) mutates alligators, rats, pigs etc. into giant monsters. But, when I (Duke) am attacked with ...
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Why is the culture in Fallout stuck in the 1950s?

All of the main fallout lore (1,2,3,and New Vegas) is 1950's-esque. The nuclear war that destroyed the world did not occur until 2077. What caused the culture to stay static for that ~120 year ...
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Was Half Life 1 inspired by HP Lovecraft's “Fungi from Yuggoth”?

The similarities aren't stark, but they remind me about each other so much. Yuggoth... is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system... There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great ...
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What happened to Lucy after the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood?

I have this question on the Assassin's Creed story plot. I want to know what happened to Lucy after Desmond stabbed her at the end of the AC: Brother Hood? Presumably she died but what was the reason ...
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Why did the Quarians attack the Geth after creating them?

According to the Geth memories shown by Legion in Mass Effect 3, we see that the Geth were shut down and attacked after they were created by the Quarians. The Geth responded by self-defense but what ...
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How does a non-sentient life being do intelligent things?

The Flood is a non-sentient life form. That's why the Halo array is unable to kill it directly (the Flood is starved to death which is passive killing by Halo). What I see about the Flood in the ...
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In Assassin's Creed: Embers, who talked to Ezio before the end?

Even though the character appears in the credits as "Young Man", he talks knowingly to Ezio, takes his hand, tells him "Courage, Ezio". So he clearly knew who he was talking to. He's the only unnamed ...
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Could Kreia's plan to destroy the Force actually succeed?

In the Star Wars video game Knights of the Old Republic II, the final antagonist, Kreia (Darth Traya) wanted to completely destroy the Force by sacrificing herself in the wound in the force on ...
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How much did Larry Niven's Ringworld inspire the Halo game franchise?

I have heard that the First Person Shooter Halo game franchise was inspired by Larry Niven's Ringworld. How Ringworldie is it? Is there more to the connection between Niven's classic Ringworld and the ...
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Would the Valley have made Jerec more powerful than Palpatine or Abeloth?

In Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Jerec tries to access the power of the Valley of the Jedi. If he had succeed, would he have truly become more powerful than Palpatine or even Abeloth?
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Where do new Pokemon come from?

Each new TV series and each new game seems to introduce new Pokemon, so many I've lost count. Where do these new Pokemon come from? Are they newly discovered? Or are they 'regional'?
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Does it occur to GLaDOS that the Black Mesa incident was a great achievement?

At the time, Aperture Science and Black Mesa were having a race over portal technology. The Black Mesa incident opened a giant portal connecting Earth and Xen. My theory is that GLaDOS thought that ...
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Is Galen Marek AKA Starkiller part of the Star Wars canon?

I just wanted to know this. Thank you! If this is too basic, may I ask where can I find if something is star wars canon or not?