Talk:Videro Games

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[edit] Typo?

I don't have the DVD - is 'Videro Games' the title of this email, or is this a typo? The word 'Videro' doesn't appear anywhere in the email, unless the transcript is wrong. -- Mithent 10:13, 13 Nov 2004 (MST)

It's definitely the title of the email. If you'd like proof, I can give you a screenshot of the title screen. It was probably named Videro Games because TBC already HAD an email named video games. --TheNintenGenius 13:25, 13 Nov 2004 (MST)
Ah, okay, just wondered. I believe you! -- Mithent 04:33, 14 Nov 2004 (MST)


"CONGRATURATION" might be a sly reference to the NES game 1942, known for being almost unbearably hard and only having the word "CONGRATULATION" as its ending screen.

I don't think it's a reference to any specific game (more than one game is like that), and there are definitely games that spelled it "CONGRATURATION" or "CONGRATURATIONS". The Japanese do not distinguish between L and R, so they often misspell English words that use them, usually by substituting R's for L's, but it happens the other way around as well. - furrykef

While this is true, 1942 is the only specific game I can think of that has an ending screen anywhere near what Strong Bad describes in the email, which is the only reason I think it might be a more specific reference. Plus, TBC are pretty big Nintendo fans anyway, so it makes sense. --TheNintenGenius 10:11, 15 Nov 2004 (MST)
I dissagree. Some other games have that type of screen, such as "Sim Theme Park." — talk Bubsty edits 01:45, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
It says "Congraturation!" when you beat P.O.W.: Prisoner of War. That's actually the entire ending. --Chest Rockwell 00:45, 8 Feb 2006 (EST)

[edit] Melee

The Fun Facts used to have this fact:

  • "Melee" is probably a reference to the 2001 Nintendo GameCube game Super Smash Brothers Melee.

It was later BALEETED!

I may not be the most knowledgeable person in the world, but I think "melee" is a rather arcane word, and not very many people or video games use it. I honestly think "melee" has got to be a reference to that specific game. I'd add the fact back, but I'm scared that people will accuse me of being a troll to resurrecting a bad reference. ;-p any comments?-mathgrant 16:51, 10 Jan 2005 (MST)

ya i have a comment 1. NO DUH!melee is from super smash bros. melee. 2.who the #$$%^ gives a crap?-anyonoumos

On the contrary, I think many RPGs use "melee." Its use in this email is not a specific reference but a generalization of the genre. I think we should remove this ref. Good job in using the Talk page to discuss questionable content! - Dr Haggis - Talk 16:58, 10 Jan 2005 (MST)
I know more games then just super smash bros. that use the word "melee." Theres a game for gamecube, called GODZILLA destroy all monsters melee.
Interesting. The only RPG I've ever played is Super Mario RPG, so I'd never heard of the word "melee" until Nintendo released the official title of its sequel to Super Smash Brothers. If RPGs really use that word a lot, I'd suggest the following reprhase:
  • "Melee" may be a reference to the 2001 Nintendo GameCube title "Super Smash Brothers Melee". It may also be a reference to any number of RPGs which use this word.
How's it look? mathgrant 18:21, 10 Jan 2005 (MST)

RPGs using "Melee" well predate the 2001 game you mention. The "Ultima" and "Bard's Tale" games of the 80's used it, just not in the title. "Melee Weapons" have always referred to daggers, knives, and pole-arms rather than "Ranged Weapons" like guns and crossbows. Given TBC love of anachronism it is more likely they are referring to the earlier body of games. If we must have a fact on this I would say:

  • "Melée" actually means "close range combat."

Or something like that. - Dr Haggis - Talk 18:57, 10 Jan 2005 (MST)

Yeah, they are using the word because of its definition. I don't think it has anything to do with any game. -- Tom 19:32, 11 Jan 2005 (MST)
If they are using it because of its definition, it's actually most likely that they are referencing SSBM rather than old RPGs. The old RPGs don't use "melee" to mean "a buncha peoples fighting, like, all at the same time." The RPGs use it to mean "close combat". As far as I know, SSBM is the only game that features what Strong Bad described AND uses the word melee.

Maybe y'all should get a screenshot of it, so we can see exactly what they're talking about. I know I'd like to see it.

which way did strong bad use melee in terms of pronunciation? mah-lay or mee-lee? mah-lay is like ssbm while mee-lee like close ranged weapon. The reason why ssbm is may-lay is just because i remember people always calling it may-lay and not mee-lee. User:Imdaman

[edit] S.B. IS IN JAIL

Did you guys notice what strong bad says to the cheat in the Strong Bad is is jail cartoon he says "Okay the Cheat ready with the VIDERO camera" just pointing this out!

...Um, yes? Seriously, it's in the transcript of that toon. — It's dot com 00:28, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
Since it's now been added here as a Fast Forward, I have to bring up the issue of chronology. Do we really have no way of knowing when this was made? Is it possible it's an Inside Ref. rather than a F.F.? —AbdiViklas 04:02, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh, what the- were you just on the Recent Changes? I just made that Fun Fact, then went to try to find out which came first. I didn't know about this discusion. When did sbemail.exe go to the Store? SaltyTalk! 04:05, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
It came out sometime in the latter half of '04; SB is in Jail came out in March of 2004. So the fact is currently in error. Heimstern Läufer 04:07, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
Except that it was always my understanding that the 'toon was not new for the DVD, but "unreleased" as in made years ago and never used. But I guess the release date is what counts. (And yes, Salty, that was you I was referring to in the passive voice; you're not going crazy.) —AbdiViklas 04:10, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
Ah, beat me to it. It could be either way; we simply don't know when Videro Games was made. --Jaycemberween (Ho ho ho!) 04:12, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Description

Hey, shouldn't the top of the page read "Wilbur asks Strong Bad's opinion on the effects of in video games on children."?--The4swordImage:The4swordssigpicisbetterthanyours.PNG 18:41, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Melee Picture

Can someone post a picture of the melee easter egg?

Reply - It wouldn't be a spoiler, would it?

[edit] Mirror Image

In the instruction booklet for "Strong Sad's Strafing/Toggling Challenge!!", the cover and the inside of the booklet have representations of Strong Sad that are mirror images of each other. In these images, his controller is also shown as a mirror image. I'm doubting this qualifies as a Goof since it could easily have been done on purpose to show how poor the quality of instruction booklets can be. But a Remark, maybe? OptimisticFool 17:39, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Milton

Wilbur's associate looks suspiciously a lot like Milton from Office Space. Should we put this down as a reference?

[edit] Homsar sprite question

Doesn't the Homsar sprite in the melee egg look a lot like his sprite from Where's The Cheat? (game)? CompyError 19:51, 20 December 2008 (UTC)CompyError

[edit] Jumpman

Since Mario's original name was Jumpman, should we add that to the RWR or Inside refs? CompyError 19:51, 20 December 2008 (UTC)CompyError

No, a game named "Jumpman" was released before DK, so technicly its the origin of the name, its not mentionable...

PomstarPommer*talk, 22:51, 12 December, 2009 (GMT)

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