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Swiss Army ventilators

In these trying times, here’s an example of correctly labeled equipment from a recent press conference:

Two Swiss Army ventilators labeled with the Red Cross and the Swiss Cross

On the top you see the Swiss emblem marking these as Swiss federal/army items, on the bottom the Red Cross marking them as medical equipment in a conflict.

Stay strong and stay inside.

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Ministry of Broadcast

This guy lives in a dystopian society, yet he has a box of Swiss pralinés on his shelf. I call shenanigans.

Screenshot stolen from The Escapist’s review.

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SOMA

With such a medical theme at the heart of this game, you’d almost expect Fractional Games to get the first aid colors right. And they did! Here’s proof:

Congrats! If only all developers were this well-informed.

This is the second Swedish developer to use the correct colors, Easy Trigger Games also got them right in Huntdown.

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GTA V

GTA V not only has some rather incisive satirical writing, the people at Rockstar also got the colors of the first aid kits right:

A correctly colored first-aid kit!

Congratulations are in order. This is one of the very few game developers who know their colors and symbols.

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Wasteland 2

Surely this can’t be a realistic depiction of a wasteland when you still have huge boxes of Swiss chocolate just lying around:

Swiss chocolate (or fondue) next to a shack in the desert

It’s a bit sad that someone must have already eaten all the chocolate out of this particular one, since all it contained was chocolate-unrelated medical items. But perhaps the previous owner simply finished off the chocolate and thought it would be a good idea to store first aid kits in the box instead of throwing it away. Resourceful, and in line with the whole post-apocalyptic theme.

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Pokémon GO Safari Montréal

At this happening, Nintendo and Niantic seem to have included small booths selling Swiss traditional goods such as carvings of cows:

Only on closer inspection of the map do we realize that we’ve been duped: Those aren’t Swiss pavillions, they’re just mislabeled first aid tents.

Add insult to injury that this is all happening in Parc Jean-Drapeau. Drapeau! Get it?

Stolen from a video by Le Jeu C’est Sérieux.

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Mars: War Logs

Oh boy, they even smuggled our chocolate up to Mars in huge boxes:

Martian chocolate is probably hard to cultivate, given the climate.

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Gregory Horror Show

This PS2 classic has Swiss lizard nurses:

See what’s wrong with that picture? Yeah, it’s the heart on her little hat. Swiss people have no heart. There’s just laundered dictator money where the heart’s supposed to be.

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Eurogamer

Eurogamer’s latest article proudly displays the Swiss national emblem:

Which is actually quite unfortunate, since it’s not about the Swiss gaming industry at all but about the unrelated topic of health items in games.

Shame on you, Eurogamer, you should know Europe better than that.

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Doom Eternal

Looks like in order to combat demons from hell, the Doom developers thought to airdrop messenger bags probably filled with Swiss bricks of instant fondue onto the battlefield:

Ready-made fondue bags in Doom Eternal

I find this rather unfortunate, since every Swiss person knows that freshly made fondue with your own selection of cheeses, with or without Kirsch and matched to the right sort of white wine is the best. Ready-made supermarket stuff can never quite compete. It’s almost as bad as ready-made rösti!

What a disappointment, Bethesda.