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27th Jun '17 5:28:29 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Charlie:''' You've been playing for [[AC:Four-Thousand-Six-Hundred-And-Eight]] hours, maybe you should take a break!
'''Keita:''' I would if I could Mom, but that's not really an option now is it!?

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-->'''Charlie:''' You've been playing for [[AC:Four-Thousand-Six-Hundred-And-Eight]] hours, maybe you should take a break!
break!\\
'''Keita:''' I would if I could Mom, ''Mom'', but that's not really an option now is it!?
27th Jun '17 5:28:11 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' there's an NPC who serves this purpose, except that they are all trapped inside the game and will die if removed from it. Mercifully it was hijacked due to a glitch and only bothers one person.
--> '''Charlie:''' You've been playing for *4608* hours, maybe you should take a break.
--> '''Keita:''' I would if I could Mom, but that's not really an option now is it!?

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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' there's an NPC who serves this purpose, except that they are all trapped inside the game and will die if removed from it.the log out option is blocked. Mercifully it was hijacked due to a glitch and only bothers one person.
--> '''Charlie:''' -->'''Charlie:''' You've been playing for *4608* [[AC:Four-Thousand-Six-Hundred-And-Eight]] hours, maybe you should take a break.
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break!
'''Keita:''' I would if I could Mom, but that's not really an option now is it!?
12th Jun '17 2:53:09 PM Malady
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* In-universe example in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory''. While the [=CPUs=] are basically goddesses that seem to subsist entirely on snacks, [[{{Xbox360}} Vert]] takes it to the next level. Her reaction to her aide leaving is to go on a (planned) 10-day MMORPG bender, [[InsaneTrollLogic because since there's nobody to tell her when to stop, she won't]]. Even [[TheSlacker Neptune]] thinks that's overdoing it.

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* In-universe example in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory''. While the [=CPUs=] are basically goddesses that seem to subsist entirely on snacks, [[{{Xbox360}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Xbox360}} Vert]] takes it to the next level. Her reaction to her aide leaving is to go on a (planned) 10-day MMORPG bender, [[InsaneTrollLogic because since there's nobody to tell her when to stop, she won't]]. Even [[TheSlacker Neptune]] thinks that's overdoing it.



** So does ''Kinect Adventures'' on Xbox360.

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** So does ''Kinect Adventures'' on Xbox360.the UsefulNotes/Xbox360.



** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' on the MSX, Big Boss starts giving the player suspiciously misleading information in the second half of the game. When Snake is about to reach the room where Metal Gear is held, Big Boss will personally call you and [[BreakingTheFourthWall order you to turn off your MSX / PlayStation / Cellphone]].

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** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' ''{{VideoGame/Metal Gear|1}}'' on the MSX, Big Boss starts giving the player suspiciously misleading information in the second half of the game. When Snake is about to reach the room where Metal Gear is held, Big Boss will personally call you and [[BreakingTheFourthWall order you to turn off your MSX / PlayStation / Cellphone]].



* After being on for a while, the Xbox 360's Kinect will pop up a message that says "Feeling tired or sore? Take a break". Fitting advice, as those games can wear you down ''quickly''.

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* After being on for a while, the Xbox 360's UsefulNotes/Xbox360's Kinect will pop up a message that says "Feeling tired or sore? Take a break". Fitting advice, as those games can wear you down ''quickly''.



* The XBox 360 version of ''VideoGame/{{Deathsmiles}}'' rewarded the player with points and an achievement for pausing the game. However, you could just go straight back in game so it probably wasn't very effective.

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* The XBox 360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 version of ''VideoGame/{{Deathsmiles}}'' rewarded the player with points and an achievement for pausing the game. However, you could just go straight back in game so it probably wasn't very effective.
28th May '17 8:26:59 AM Pilomotor
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*** Update: As of December 2016, the game will now prevent you from ascending more than twice per real-world day.
22nd May '17 2:42:26 PM BSonirachi
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* Daroach in ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'' may, on occasion, give you a reminder to take a break now and then when you visit him on his airship.
21st May '17 5:46:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''WiiSports'' periodically encourages players to take a break by pausing the game. While most of the games aren't tiring, the boxing game can wear you out if you keep playing without stopping.

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* ''WiiSports'' ''VideoGame/WiiSports'' periodically encourages players to take a break by pausing the game. While most of the games aren't tiring, the boxing game can wear you out if you keep playing without stopping.
1st May '17 5:15:07 PM mlsmithca
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"Poopsocking" is the activity [[VideoGameCulture of a gamer so focused on playing]] that he would rather poop in a sock than risk a bathroom break from the action. Another version describes the stereotypical gamer as drinking a lot of soda, and [[JarPotty using the cans in a related way]]. Another term for it is ''catassing'', where the player becomes so engrossed in playing they forget basic chores, such as cleaning the cat's litter box, for so long that the stench wafts through their entire house.

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"Poopsocking" is the activity [[VideoGameCulture of a gamer so focused on playing]] that he would rather poop shit in a sock than risk a bathroom break from the action. Another version describes the stereotypical gamer as drinking a lot of soda, and [[JarPotty using the cans in a related way]]. Another term for it is ''catassing'', where the player becomes so engrossed in playing they forget basic chores, such as cleaning the cat's litter box, for so long that the stench wafts through their entire house.
23rd Apr '17 2:21:24 PM elemt
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' there's an NPC who serves this purpose, except that they are all trapped inside the game and will die if removed from it. Mercifully it was hijacked due to a glitch and only bothers one person.
--> '''Charlie:''' You've been playing for *4608* hours, maybe you should take a break.
--> '''Keita:''' I would if I could Mom, but that's not really an option now is it!?
6th Apr '17 2:56:24 PM LostInOblivion
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"Poopsocking" is the activity [[VideoGameCulture of a gamer so focused on playing]] that he would rather shit in a sock than risk a bathroom break from the action. Another version describes the stereotypical gamer as drinking a lot of soda, and [[JarPotty using the cans in a related way]]. Another term for it is ''catassing'', where the player becomes so engrossed in playing they forget basic chores, such as cleaning the cat's litter box, for so long that the stench wafts through their entire house.

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"Poopsocking" is the activity [[VideoGameCulture of a gamer so focused on playing]] that he would rather shit poop in a sock than risk a bathroom break from the action. Another version describes the stereotypical gamer as drinking a lot of soda, and [[JarPotty using the cans in a related way]]. Another term for it is ''catassing'', where the player becomes so engrossed in playing they forget basic chores, such as cleaning the cat's litter box, for so long that the stench wafts through their entire house.
21st Mar '17 4:39:10 AM bt8257
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"Poopsocking" is the activity [[VideoGameCulture of a gamer so focused on playing]] that he would rather defecate in a sock than risk a bathroom break from the action. Another version describes the stereotypical gamer as drinking a lot of soda, and [[JarPotty using the cans in a related way]]. Another term for it is ''catassing'', where the player becomes so engrossed in playing they forget basic chores, such as cleaning the cat's litter box, for so long that the stench wafts through their entire house.

{{Media Watchdog}}s complain that poopsocking is not healthy. [[AcceptableTargets For at least once in their life]], [[StrawmanHasAPoint they're absolutely right]]. Plus, from a pure gameplay perspective, it encourages players to level quickly and disrupt the ability flow of the gaming population. So occasionally, a game has a built-in function to reward the player for taking a break from the game. In online games with monthly fees, this also works from a business standpoint, because the company doesn't care how much you ''play'', or even if you play at all, only that you keep paying for your account. In fact, subscribers that play less often are actually ''more'' profitable, since they don't use up as much of the company's bandwidth.

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"Poopsocking" is the activity [[VideoGameCulture of a gamer so focused on playing]] that he would rather defecate shit in a sock than risk a bathroom break from the action. Another version describes the stereotypical gamer as drinking a lot of soda, and [[JarPotty using the cans in a related way]]. Another term for it is ''catassing'', where the player becomes so engrossed in playing they forget basic chores, such as cleaning the cat's litter box, for so long that the stench wafts through their entire house.

{{Media Watchdog}}s complain that poopsocking poop socking is not healthy. [[AcceptableTargets For at least once in their life]], [[StrawmanHasAPoint they're absolutely right]]. Plus, from a pure gameplay perspective, it encourages players to level quickly and disrupt the ability flow of the gaming population. So occasionally, a game has a built-in function to reward the player for taking a break from the game. In online games with monthly fees, this also works from a business standpoint, because the company doesn't care how much you ''play'', or even if you play at all, only that you keep paying for your account. In fact, subscribers that play less often are actually ''more'' profitable, since they don't use up as much of the company's bandwidth.
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