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#51 Posted by Scrawnto (2552 posts) -

Never felt it, never will. Davis, CA wouldn't be a good place to set a game. Neither would OKC, where I grew up. Even Sacramento, where I was born, wouldn't be great.

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#52 Posted by Zenogiasu (215 posts) -

@damnable_fiend said:

part of the reason I love Scott Pilgrim is because it's set in my hometown of Toronto.

Same here! It's really neat to see some downtown landmarks throughout the game.

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#53 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1869 posts) -

@Zenogiasu said:

@damnable_fiend said:

part of the reason I love Scott Pilgrim is because it's set in my hometown of Toronto.

Same here! It's really neat to see some downtown landmarks throughout the game.

Yeah, especially since Toronto is almost always used as a stand in for American cities in movies. It's not a city with a lot of mystique, so it's understandable that it's not featured very much I suppose.

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#54 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1554 posts) -

Palm Bay, Florida probably won't be showing up in any games soon, unless it's a high school football game. Fun fact about Palm Bay High, it's actually located in Melbourne!

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#55 Posted by chw (116 posts) -

@themangalist: B-b-b-but Edison Chen!

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#56 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@SAC said:

I wa hyped as hell for Fallout: New Vegas because (you guessed it) I grew up there. Just seeing what Fallout 3 did with the DC surrounding (visitng familiar locations) was one of my favorite parts of that game so I could not wait to do that to my stomping grounds.

F:NV is pretty real to life in other ways; most specifically all of the surrounding towns and stuff (primm, nipton, searchlight)

and north vegas is a shithole also so correct in that respect as well

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#57 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

Well no, neither Uppsala nor Stockholm are very common game locations. I do remember there being a Stockholm race track in PGR3, and I would say that was fairly accurate except for the fact that there isn't any real race track there as far as I know.

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#58 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

The only game set (loosely) on Venezuela that I know is Mercenaries 2 and thats probably going to be the only one.

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#59 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

small town Massachusetts? nah, i dont think any games will be set here. maybe boston, but not in my crappy town. its not even spooky for a horror game, its not "homey" for the whole russia invades the US thing, doesnt have good roads for racing. it just sucks.

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#60 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

The only game set (loosely) on Venezuela that I know is Mercenaries 2 and thats probably going to be the only one.

that game was horrible, but i kinda really liked it lol

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#61 Posted by Milkman (18914 posts) -
@adam1808 said:

New York duders speak up on this one, your hometown is destroyed every tuesday in games

New York City isn't my home town but I'm pretty close. I can't say it's ever felt strange and the city so ingrained in pop culture that it's not something you really even think about.
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#62 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

Growing up in NYC gta 4 was like a trip to the city

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#63 Posted by MostlyBearded (193 posts) -

@Socialone: The Biodome is fun to check out once, just to see all the animals and whatnot, but the botanical gardens right next to it are a must see. It's such a beautiful place, with miles of flora from across the world in one location (I'm a biology major, which is kinda why I enjoy it so much).

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#64 Posted by falserelic (5770 posts) -

Dues Ex: Human Revolution is set in Detroit which is my hometown.

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#65 Posted by Socialone (226 posts) -

@MostlyBearded: No no, I meant the top of the tower itself, not the whole area. The installations are great, I went there countless times in my youth, but the top of the tower with the huge elevator thing, this isn't worth it for locals.

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#66 Posted by Halos_god (207 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@Draugen said:

Never gonna happen for me, I'm afraid. I'd love to see a game set in the tiny, little Norwegian fishing village I'm from, though.

It's called Half ife 2.

Also, Seattle needs more games that take place in it! It's a really cool city and seeing the Troll Under the Bridge in a game would be kick ass.

Yeah, I am from Seattle. They need more games here!

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#67 Posted by Halos_god (207 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: There are game that take place on the Moon. Isn't that where you live?

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#68 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

It'd be pretty amazing to play a free-roam game, similar to the AC franchise in Stockholm, where I live.

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#69 Posted by Silvergun (298 posts) -

I live in Reno, which I feel Fallout 2 pretty much nailed. We don't have anything as nice as flaming barrels or illegal prizefights though...

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#70 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@themangalist: They never seem to get the accents right. I live in São Paulo, and the characters in Max Payne 3 spoke in a pretty weird way. The cursing was the only thing i felt that was spot on... There were some nods to brazilian culture, but the whole thing never felt like São Paulo. I still enjoyed the game, so i hope you enjoy Sleeping Dogs too!
Also, be prepared to be annoyed by two-language conversations.
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#71 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

The town I was born in was Lewisville, TX, which is right outside of Dallas. Have there been any games set in Dallas? I don't know.
I live in Colorado Springs, CO right now, and I doubt there's ever going to be any games set here.

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#72 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Halos_god said:

@Video_Game_King: There are game that take place on the Moon. Isn't that where you live?

There are several issues with the sentence you have typed before me.

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#73 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

There will never be a game set in my hometown.

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#74 Posted by tranquilchaos (585 posts) -
@MordeaniisChaos: We did get Deus Ex Invisible war...
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#75 Posted by TheFakePsychic (255 posts) -

The closest to a game set in my hometown was the Knoxville Cough in Homefront, and that's... not even close, to be honest. Like... 2 hours away from my hometown.

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#76 Posted by predator (385 posts) -

I remember there being a Finland track in Excite Truck, that's it for games I've played.

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#77 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Never heard of a game set in North or South Dakota.

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#78 Posted by Turambar (7996 posts) -

I've lived in Shanghai/New York for the bulk of my first 18 years alive, so fucking everything is set in my home towns.

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#79 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

Sadly South Burlington, Vermont will never be a video game location.

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#80 Posted by Dylabaloo (1573 posts) -

Ireland has been barely touched on in games, so no nothing yet.

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#81 Posted by fuddles (88 posts) -

@killacam said:

i heard AC4 is taking place in halifax, nova scotia. pretty pumped.

If they ever make a game set in Halifax, I'll be the first to shit myself.

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#82 Posted by SMTDante89 (2885 posts) -

I guess my hometown would have a somewhat better chance than others, since it's next to the formerly longest steel arch bridge in the world, but those chances are still very slim.

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#83 Posted by Halos_god (207 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Such as?

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#84 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Still waiting on GTA: GTA.

That would be one hell of a game. Skydiving off the CN tower into the Skydome? Doing a drive-by on those Bay street stock-trader cats? Blowing up Honest Ed's? Yes please.

All Toronto's got is that Scott Pilgrim beat-'em-up. Which had a couple funny references to the city, but not much. Mainly I loved how the coins you picked up were loonies, toonies and quarters.

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#85 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

Being from the suburbs, I can't have that experience. But I do empathize.

Also, more things should be set in Chicago.

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#86 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (6229 posts) -

I was going to say, "I don't know...", but now I realze that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is attached to play the first mate on the whaling ship the Essex in the harrowing real-life naval thriller movie In the Heart of the Sea. The story chronicles the grim fate of the Essex’s crew from Nantucket (where I live) after the ship was attacked and capsized by a sperm whale, inspiring Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Depending on how this movie is marketed there could be a video game....I rather doubt it...but you never know these days. If they do make a game...expect some cannibalism. But like I said it would be a huge stretch to expect a game form this project unless they decide to make it a summer blockbuster because of the success of Hemsworth's other movies.

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#87 Posted by Strife777 (2083 posts) -

I don't actually live in Montreal, only an hour or so from it, but I loved playing that part in Deus Ex HR. I can't seem to remember any other game taking place there though.

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#88 Posted by Ryuku_Ryosake (409 posts) -

Well I live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Which is close enough. So far it has been featured in Fallout 3: The Pitt and is where that Last of Us demo takes place. Both are fairly accurate on how shitty the place is. Also any football, baseball, or hockey game usually features our stadiums. We are also the birth place of zombies with Romero's of the Living Dead series all take place around here. Also a lot of post-apocalyptic movies from like the past 5 years were film around here.

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#89 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Halos_god:

Well, none of them have ever accurately depicted Lunarian culture in any way whatsoever. It's either the blank surface of the Lunar Shield, or some made-up sci-fi/fantasy whatevers.

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#90 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3927 posts) -

@Little_Socrates said:

Being from the suburbs, I can't have that experience. But I do empathize.

Also, more things should be set in Chicago.

Yeah, but Watch Dogs, at least in that preview, seemed to nail the look and feel of Chicago.

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#91 Edited by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

I live in olney md, a small town, and we where in Fallout 3. So there are still chances that you will atleast be in a game. By the way, olney dosent have a single tall building.

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#92 Posted by RenMcKormack (1087 posts) -

You figure if you live in Hong Kong, NY, LA or SPAAAAACE you have had a bunch of games in your town.

That said kind of pumped about AC4 bing in and around/Boston (Olde Tyme Boston) kind of I am sure there will be buildings and towers that are their for the game purposes).

I have not seen any of the Desomnd stuff and would "never stop playing" if the new secret hide-out was inside the Dunkin Donuts by North Station.

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#93 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1899 posts) -

The first Left 4 Dead is as close to having a game in my home town as I've ever gotten. It was a bit surreal seeing the Allegheny National Forest sign at the beginning of Blood Harvest.

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#94 Posted by kumquat (130 posts) -

The only time I can remember Chicago being in a game was in Driver. Or maybe it was Driver 2. Driving by Wrigley was kinda neat.

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#95 Posted by supermonkey122 (1201 posts) -

I don't think a game will ever be set in Morristown, New Jersey.

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#96 Posted by Itwastuesday (1221 posts) -

Yea It's crazy when games are set in... the northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area.

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#97 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Ha! A game set in Tucson. Like that would ever happen. Hamlet 2 was awesome though.

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#98 Posted by upwarDBound (658 posts) -

In video games set in the U.S. cities like New York, LA, and San Francisco hog most of the spotlight. While my hometown isn't tiny (Portland) the likelihood of it being the main setting of a video game is slim. I think the only way it's ever really been featured in a game is the Burnside skatepark in a few skateboarding games.

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#99 Posted by MostlyBearded (193 posts) -

@Socialone: Oh, totally. You get a much better view from Mont Royal anyway (for free too :P)

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#100 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

I was born and raised in New York. My city has been decimated nearly 100 times...how do you think I feel?