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Game: Brave Story

Console cameo: PSP

Not-too-bad RPG Brave Story has a cameo right away, and actually becomes part of the main plot. Due to the main character's intense PSP gaming, a series of events are set into motion that ultimately lead to grand adventure, chatty party members and all of that wonderful JRPG junk.

Game: Home

Console Cameo: PSP

"Hey, what should the interface for Home look like?"
"…w..what? Sorry, I was taking a nap. Hm, can't we just put a PSP in there?"
"Yes!"

Game: Metal Gear Solid

Console cameo: PlayStation

After beating Ninja and talking for god damn ever to Otacon, you'll find this... thing on a shelf next to a TV. It's supposed to be an original PlayStation, but that might as well be a Saturn.

Game: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Console cameo: GameCube

Same spot, six years later, different platform.

The ambiguous PlayStation is replaced with a GameCube and Wavebird (new at the time) and the system's startup menu on the TV. And you can tell what it is this time.

Before we go, we have to acknowledge titles we didn't have a chance to dissect. Toy Commander apparently has a Dreamcast. DOAX has some kind of prototype Xbox too (or so we hear). Even with a four page list, there are bound to be plenty of instances we missed. But if you're still in the mood for remembrance, how about a quick recap of everything we've seen?

Feb 20, 2008

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16 comments

  • Ricochet3438 - January 19, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    There's also a pictochat level in super smash bros brawl. Not reallly a console cameo but it's still there.
  • Ricochet3438 - January 19, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    Also in deadrising two right after chuck and katey make it to the bunker and go into the security office, chuck asks that one chick if she'll take care of his daughter while he's out getting the zomberex. Katey pulls out a pink psp, and starts playing it.
  • RainbowStalin - May 11, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    Brett, what is it with you and the name perch?
  • Menelin - December 29, 2009 8:10 p.m.

    In Geist, when you possess the doctor, there's a Gamecube in one of the lockers in the women's locker room as well as Samus' helmet.
  • camelfro - November 25, 2009 5:20 a.m.

    kul article shin megami tensei ds had a ds as the main plot device
  • faceofmonkey - October 6, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    In the beginning of Rachet and Clack 3, Rachet is playing a Jak&Daxter, Rachet and Clank, and Rachet and Clank 2 on a PS2
  • Xplosive59 - November 28, 2008 9 a.m.

    MGS4 has a ps3 on the table, sunny plays a PSP and snake controles the mk2/mk3 with a playstation controller
  • Scoob1.0 - November 21, 2008 4:33 a.m.

    and lets not forget the Nintendo 64 in the lady's house where u save your game in Donkey Kong Country 3 I believe it was... shes even playing the system during some saves.
  • Burn - November 11, 2008 5:59 a.m.

    Hmm... Not a big deal, but Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow features a SNES in your room. Oh and in the file select screen for Banjo Kazooie - Banjo is playing a GameBoy. Yippee...
  • KirbyCupcake - November 16, 2008 4:24 p.m.

    Oh sorry, didn't see you already mentioned it..*blush*
  • KirbyCupcake - November 16, 2008 4:20 p.m.

    ^ Adding on to the comment, in Pokemon Diamond (suppose in Pearl too) you have a Wii in your room, and so does your friend.:D
  • BarryNomad - September 18, 2009 7:16 p.m.

    Here are some more: Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram: Dreamcast and Xbox 360 versions have Dreamcast's attached to the mech's backs. Sonic Adventure: The boss E-105 Zeta has a body made up of Dreamcasts Rent a Hero no. 1: The hero's computer is the SECA CREAMCAST, looks like a creamy white Dreamcast. SEGAGAGA: Every SEGA console cameos numerous times including in the final battle.
  • MoChilla - February 17, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    They Replace the PSP in Home with a PDA.
  • jokerdog - August 14, 2009 9:29 a.m.

    Don't forget the three gamecubes in REmake used to free Chris/Jill from the chamber.
  • rezapoc - August 13, 2009 7:32 p.m.

    Dont forget the dreamcasts mounted on the back of the robots in virtual on: ot.
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 12, 2009 8:07 p.m.

    Grand Theft Auto needs some console cameos - perhaps a mission around stealing the new thing from Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo R&D labs.

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