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In Half Life 2, why is the game logo the symbol of the resistance?

In Half Life 1, the reasoning for the game logo makes sense: the whole storyline is sparked by a high-energy particle experiment gone wrong. Thus, the lambda is the out-of-universe game logo. The ...
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Canon destiny of Fox father in the original SNES era games

Notice: this question is about the original Star Fox saga started in the SNES era. The recent Wii-U reboot seem to have changed some of the original plot - including the elements I am asking about. ...
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Star Trek: Alien Domain weapon

In the new game Star Trek: Alien Domain I have noticed a weapon on the Voyager that was never used in the TV series called the "Pulse nova attack" I can find no reference to this weapon outside ...
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What is the real name of our current Donkey Kong?

From my understanding the original Donkey Kong from the 1981 Nintendo arcade game is not the same character as our current Donkey Kong in such games as Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. Who is ...
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What does Earthworm Jim's space suit possess?

From the game and cartoon series, we see Earthworm Jim in his ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit (or super suit for short). From the wiki link, it is mentioned that: The suit ...
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What is Princess Zelda's full name?

In the multiple editions of the The Legend of Zelda franchise, have we ever learned Princess Zelda's full name? Does she simply just go by Zelda or perhaps Zelda of Hyrule (a more classical last name ...
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Do vampires in Nirn need to sleep?

Do vampires in the Elder Scrolls universe need to sleep? The closest information I could find was this dialog from the game Skyrim, spoken by Lord Harkon: With the world in shadow, we would never ...
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What exactly are the “Magic Fountains”?

In the 2003 video game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the player can increase their maximum health by drinking from the "Magic Fountains", ten of which are scattered throughout the game: As a ...
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Are the Ninja Gaiden games in the same universe?

The original Ninja Gaiden games (1-3) were directly related. It featured Ryu Hyabusa traveling to the US after his father was killed. Some 15 years later, Team Ninja released a new series of Ninja ...
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Is Mario killing people when he smashes bricks?

In the manual for the original Super Mario Bros. game it states The Quiet peace-loving Mushroom people were turned into mere stones, bricks, and even field horse-hair plants, and the Mushroom ...
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What is King Koopa the king of?

Bowser is consistently portrayed as attempting to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, but in early games he was called King Koopa. What kingdom was King Koopa already the king of?
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Does Mario actually like mushrooms?

So Mario and company eat all kinds of things to get stronger or gain powers with mushrooms being the most prevalent. They are the most basic power up and they also provide additional lives. What I ...
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How did the Mario Brothers discover/enter the Mushroom Kingdom?

The Mario Brothers are described as Italian brothers who are plumbers, not native inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. How did the Mario Brothers first discover and enter the Mushroom Kingdom? For ...
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Where did the sixteen Colossi come from in the game Shadow of the Colossus?

In the video game Shadow of the Colossus (created by sony in 2005) the main character "wanderer" takes his lover to a distant land and asks a demon to help revive his lover. The demon says that he ...
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In 'Shadow of the Colossus' what is Wander's sword made from?

In the video game 'Shadow of the Colossus' the character you play, Wander is trying to revive his lover. Once he brings her to the temple and places her body onto the altar, a demon says he can revive ...
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Can a soul-trapped body be reanimated without giving it a new soul?

In the game Skyrim, it’s possible to reanimate almost any dead body, including bodies that have been soul-trapped. From a lore perspective, this doesn’t make sense to me: if you trap a target’s soul, ...
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Why did the Gravemind not kill Master Chief as he was walking through High Charity in Halo 3?

I understand that people have argued that the Gravemind was waiting for Cortana's solution to the Flood to be revealed. But then the Gravemind doesn't kill Master Chief when he could have easily ...
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What's Scotty holding?

In the game Star Trek Timelines, the image of the character Lt Commander Scott is this: What is he holding in this picture?
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How did the Gravemind get to The Ark in Halo 3?

1) Cortana says that the Gravemind did not know about the portal to The Ark, or to where it led. How would the Gravemind even know where to go, assuming it could slipspace High Charity at least 200,...
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When is Aliens: Colonial Marines game set?

I was just playing Aliens: Colonial Marines when the question just popped into my head. When is the game set?
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Is Civilization V run by aliens?

I once read on TV Tropes that the video game Civilization V implied that the entire thing was run by aliens who resurrected famous human leaders in order to have them battle each other. It now seems ...
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How exactly did the Traveler originally assist humanity?

In the video game Destiny, the Traveler is described as assisting humanity and ushering them into their Golden Age. During this Golden Age, humanity had incredibly advanced technological advancement, ...
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Quantum-Break: Why did Beth ignore her chances?

Contains spoilers for Act four:
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Quantum-Break: Why did Paul ask something he should already know? [Spoilers]

Paul asked Jack a Question in the first half of Act 3, to which he should already know the answer:
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Why doesn't the player as champ have to await the next challenger?

In Pokémon, especially the games, the player defeats the current champ. After defeating him, the team is registered and the player start... at home. Then the player can roam the country and even ...
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Can any soul gems hold a dragon soul?

In the Dawnguard questline, Serana offers to do a partial soul trap on the Dragonborn. But being a dragonborn, he/she has the soul of a dragon. Can a dragon soul be fully contained in a soul gem? ...
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In Batman: Arkham Knight, why do these two characters use the same tank?

In Batman: Arkham Knight, when you first fight the Arkham Knight he is in the Cloudburst tank, but when you fight Deathstroke it is the same as the Cloudburst fight is. Where would Deathstroke get ...
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What Zelda theme is this?

A theme appears right at the start of this video (from 0:00 to 0:20) and pops up often throughout many of the movements from the Zelda Symphony. In this instance, it goes like this: F# (HIGH), C#, ...
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Why does the Star Trek theme appear in the Zelda Symphony?

In "Ballad of the Wind Fish - Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses" at 3:47 we randomly hear the main theme from Star Trek for just a short moment. Why? Why is there a Star Trek reference in the ...
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Why can't player characters in Resident Evil become infected with the T-Virus?

Is there an in-universe explanation as to why none of the playable characters in the Resident Evil games (except for those in Outbreak) become infected with the T-Virus? Seems like a massive ...
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What was Magus' failed attack on Lavos?

Magus spends his whole adult life wanting to get revenge on Lavos. He tries to summon it in the Middle Ages, but the party interferes. Once he gets back to 12,000 B.C. in Zeal, he finally confronts ...
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Underworld layer in Heroes of Might And Magic

Might and Magic has a great lore and "heroes of might and magic 2" - "mm6" - "hmm 3" - "mm7" follows a great story line( Kreegans, Ancients etc..). I wanted to ask about underground layers in heroes 3....
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Short-story about a boy's obsession with a video game about war

I have been searching for so long now for the title of a short-story I read in the late 1990s, I think. Possibly early 2000s. The plot goes along something like this. There is a boy, I think he may ...
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Horror Movie, video game, 2 adults one child maybe girl leave

I came across this page on accident. It might finally solve my quest for a movie that has been on my mind for roughly 10 years I would guess. I was extremely young when I watched this bear in mind so ...
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A book about a mediocre games developer that goes back in time?

This book has popped into my head and I'm desperately trying to remember what it is. This book must be from the 80s or early 90s - about a games developer who is pretty average and makes 'ok' games. ...
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How canon is Star Wars: Battlefront?

The 2015 video game Star Wars: Battlefront is largely a multiplayer shooter. But it was released after the Star Wars canon wipe of 2014, so it's ostensibly canon. Obviously the accomplishments of ...
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Why is the Animus's translation so quirky?

I have not been fortunate enough to play the original Assassins Creed, only Assassins Creed II and up, so I'm hoping this is answered in the original game somewhere. In the so-called Ezio trilogy (...
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Battlefront tie-ins with “The Force Awakens” (Episode VII)

I read on The Internet (TM) that the new Battlefront game has tie-ins with The Force Awakens. Does anyone know what they may be?
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Plot explanation in Crysis Warhead

At the beginning of the FPS game Crysis Warhead level 1 Call me Ishmael, there's a discussion from the past between O'Neill and Psycho: Data Tape: Mission Effectiveness Evaluation Phase #3, Fort ...
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Defense of the ancients story

I like to watch DOTA 2 matches and I wonder if there is a story behind that game. Is there any back story about the heroes? Are they connected to each other?
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Is Link based on Peter Pan?

I stumbled across this comparison between Link (Nintendo) and Peter Pan (Disney). Both: have a fairy companion wear green tunics and pointy green hats have elf-like pointed ears play a small ...
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Why are Silt Striders more expensive than Guild Guides, even between the same cities?

The teleportation by the Mages Guild is instantaneous, always the same price regardless of distance or bargaining ability, and available to non-guild members. How would the Silt Striders get any ...
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Why was Sarah Kerrigan abandoned by Arcturus Mengsk?

Sarah Kerrigan, former Terran Ghost and later the Queen of Blades, leader of the Zerg, was a major character in both the Starcraft I and Starcraft II video game series and has appeared in several ...
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What was Starkiller's turning point?

What was Starkiller's final allegiance or motivation, and why? When Starkiller pursues Vader to the Death Star, Is he simply seeking personal revenge against Vader for betraying him? OR... Has he ...
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Is the 28 Weeks Later Flash Game still available?

Does anyone know if the Flash Game made to promote the film 28 Weeks Later is still available and if so, where can I find it?
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Space program in Fallout universe

So in 3 we learn about the Virgo II lander, but really not much else in the space program. What else happened? Were there space stations, probes to other planets?
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Why does Luke Skywalker use a green lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront?

I know EA DICE wanted to be spot on, on every aspect of the new Star Wars Battlefront game, but to my knowledge Luke Skywalker always used a blue lightsaber; in the previous games as well as the ...
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What exactly happened to GLaDOS after Portal?

The different games and additional material seem to have conflicting evidence: In Portal, In Portal 2, Also, in Lab Rats, So did she
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Looking for a science fiction/fantasy game from my youth

I remember playing this game in my youth, so sometimes in the late 90s or possibly early 2000s. The game had both Sci-fi and fantasy mixed up together. I think that the main character was called tom ...