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Are there any other works that share Warframe's “inner colonization” setting? [closed]

Usually, space-based settings can be categorized into several broad categories. There's "baby steps in colonization" (The Martian, Total Recall, Event Horizon), where humanity is establishing ...
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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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Is Solaris Multiversal? [closed]

Someone suggested that Solaris is Multiversal because of his ability to effect time. He says that because the Multiverse is where all laws of time and space exist and because the game said Solaris ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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All Halo Books List [closed]

As a fan of the Halo games and its lore I was thinking about getting all of the books or comics that are a part of the Halo lore. I was wondering if anyone had a full list of all the books related ...
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Where does vault 101 get its food?

Vault 101 was originally designed never to open its doors to the outside world. The great war took place in 2077, and the events of Fallout 3 took place 200 years later (2277). We do know that Vault ...
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Why does Carmen Sandiego steal?

Obviously, she has enough money to travel the world - as well as enough to travel through both time and space, establishing her sci-fi chops. She's also got enough to construct remarkable ...
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What Happened to the Dwemer?

In TES: Skyrim, there are numerous Dwemer ruins located in various parts of the region, but the Dwemer themselves are mysteriously absent. What happened to them? I seem to remember reading or ...
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What TV show has kids entering a video game of some sort?

I've been searching the entire internet for this show about 4 teenagers that enter a video game world where they have to fight monsters that looked like insects. Every time they had to enter the ...
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Where did Arkham Knight get his army?

In the last installment of the Arkham trilogy we find out that the mysterious mercenary leader with an army who calls himself Arkham Knight is no other than That would explain his training, ...
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Are blaster bolts affected by gravity?

In Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) blaster bolts are affected by gravity, like bullets shot by weapons in Battlefield games. Is this right? Are blaster bolts affected by gravity in the same way that ...
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Does The Ktarian Game exist, out-of-universe?

As established in this question, the discs-and-chutes game from the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode "The Game" is known as The Ktarian Game, after the race that proliferated it as a ...
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Does the game from “The Game” have a name?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Game", Riker's choice in shore leave company leads directly to the crew becoming addicted to a weird game in which the player needs to put discs into ...
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Has the system of government ever been explained for the Mushroom Kingdom?

Obviously there's a princess, so I'm assuming there's a king/queen. Who rules the Toads and how?
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Why didn't the Normandy crew experience time dilation?

In the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect 2, Commander Shepard and the Normandy crew travel to the galactic core to destroy the Collector Base. The Collector Base is located on the accretion disc of a ...
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Is it true that Sub-Zero is the only character to appear in every Mortal Kombat game?

I was watching a video on YouTube, something like "top 10 Mortal Kombat characters ", where they list off their choice of rankings one by one while giving a short bio. Sub-Zero was # 2, there have ...
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Can Solid Snake See via the Codec?

In Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake remarks that he didn't expect a designer of world-class technology to be so cute. How could he notice she was cute if the codec directly stimulates the bones of the ...
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Flash point-and-click game where you are a newly risen ghost

I don't remember exactly when I played it... within the last decade and a half. It was a game that I played online in a browser, almost certainly in Shockwave Flash. I'm almost entirely certain it was ...
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How does magic work in The Elder Scrolls?

Often, it seems as though magic is cast by force of will, but in past games there was a spell called "Silence" that temporarily prevented the casting of magic. However, also in past games, it was ...
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Why was Chell selected for Voyager's Hazard Team?

The Bolian named Chell was a Maquis engineer who got sucked to the Delta Quadrant along with his crewmates and ended up on Voyager. He was generally portrayed as loud-mouthed, rude, and lazy. He was ...
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How was Shang Tsung cheating?

Shang Tsung has a curse to age incredibly quickly and die early, so he must absorb the souls of others to survive , thus gaining their powers and abilities. This curse that turned into a weapon was ...
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Which Harry Potter video games have approval and oversight from J.K.Rowling?

There are a ton of Harry Potter video games out right now, movie games, LEGO games, and others. Which games, if any, have had input by J.K. Rowling, and/or had nods of approval?
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The other TRON game [closed]

I'm looking for a computer version of the OTHER TRON game from the original film. Not the light cycle one, but the one played with discs on a circular light platform. If the contestants fail to catch ...
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In Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright what is responsible for the car accident?

The game starts with a car accident taking place in the middle of nowhere, probably within the walking distance from London. It is heavily implied to have been caused by witches magic making the ...
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Ender's Game simulator real game? [closed]

I have read ender's game almost 6 times now, and apart from the mastery of the entire book, I always get intrigued by the simulator. I know there is probably no such game that is exactly like it, but ...
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In Wolf Among Us what is the significance of the cigarettes found throughout the game

There are a number of cigarette butts found throughout the game. The always seem to be "Huff and Puff" brand, and are left near important events. Bigby also appears to smoke that brand. Nerrisa at ...
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Looking for the name of a sci-fi/fantasy video game?

I'm not sure if somebody will have the answer to this one, but I rented a video game from my local blockbuster when I was much younger. It was likely on the PS2 or that generation of consoles, and ...
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Why would Sevestapol have a lot of panels that need to be cut open in an emergency?

The game Alien Isolation frequently uses control panels and sometimes ducts that need to be cut open with a plasma torch. Always painted on these panels is "Cut open in case of emergency" or some such ...
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In Homeworld, was their solar system under surveillance?

Khar-Selim was deployed to assist and resupply the mothership, soon after it was deployed, they were attacked and destroyed by the Turanic Raiders which seemed to be under control of the Taidan fleet. ...
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In Homeworld, how the people of Kharak forget where they came from?

I remember of playing homeworld when I was younger. I read the whole history but there is a small detail that escaped me: They found the ancient ship in the desert, which was the clue to prove they ...
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Shadow of Mordor - Celebrimbor and The One Ring

Near the end of Shadow of Mordor, My question is did Celebrimbor ever
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Resident Evil S.T.A.R.S

What are the positions in the S.T.A.R.S Team and what do they mean? For example jill valentine was the B&E specialist.