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2nd Dec '16 7:28:07 PM billybobfred
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* The unlicensed NES game ''[[https://tcrf.net/Koko_Adventure Koko's Adventure]]'' has an internal timer that ticks up while you're playing. If this timer reaches 50 minutes, a blank screen with the word "rest" will pop up, prompting you to take a break. While you can skip it immediately, if you actually take its advice and spend 5 minutes away from the console, it'll reward you with a OneUp!

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* The unlicensed NES game ''[[https://tcrf.net/Koko_Adventure Koko's Koko Adventure]]'' has an internal timer that ticks up while you're playing. If this timer reaches 50 minutes, a blank screen with the word "rest" will pop up, prompting you to take a break. While you can skip it immediately, if you actually take its advice and spend 5 minutes away from the console, it'll reward you with a OneUp!
2nd Dec '16 7:26:52 PM billybobfred
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* The unlicensed NES game ''[[https://tcrf.net/Koko_Adventure Koko's Adventure]]'' has an internal timer that ticks up while you're playing. If this timer reaches 50 minutes, a blank screen with the word "rest" will pop up, prompting you to take a break. While you can skip it immediately, if you actually take its advice and spend 5 minutes away from the console, it'll reward you with a OneUp!
22nd Nov '16 11:51:15 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound:'' When you've been playing the game for two hours (according to the SNES's internal clock) Ness's dad will call the receiver phone and suggest you take a break.
** Oddly, you can get this call even before you get the phone. Whoops.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound:'' ''VideoGame/EarthBound'':
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When you've been playing the game for two hours (according to the SNES's internal clock) Ness's dad will call the receiver phone and suggest you take a break.
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break. Oddly, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation you can get this call even before you get the phone. Whoops.phone]].



** Incidentally, ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' could retroactively be the TropeNamer - a billboard in Threed tells you not to play for more than two hours at a time, and it's said to be from the "[[FunWithAcronyms Parents Opposing Obsession Plan]]"...
** Then there's the password required to enter Master Belch's Factory, which requires your character to stand still for 3 minutes and not press anything.

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** Incidentally, ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' ''[=EarthBound=]'' could retroactively be the TropeNamer - a billboard in Threed tells you not to play for more than two hours at a time, and it's said to be from the "[[FunWithAcronyms Parents Opposing Obsession Plan]]"...
** Then there's the password required to enter Master Belch's Factory, which requires your character to stand still for 3 minutes and not press anything.
Plan]]"...
14th Oct '16 1:55:58 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' will flash up a message every 2 hours of play, telling you that for a 'deeper, richer' experience you should take regular breaks.
3rd Oct '16 4:35:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/ForumWarz,'' ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN,'', ''[[ERepublik [=eRepublik=]]]'' and ''TwilightHeroes'' all have a similar system.

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** ''VideoGame/ForumWarz,'' ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN,'', ''[[ERepublik [=eRepublik=]]]'' ''VideoGame/ERepublik'' and ''TwilightHeroes'' ''VideoGame/TwilightHeroes'' all have a similar system.
27th Sep '16 2:49:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060927.html Here]] in ''PlusEV'' (related to online TabletopGame/{{poker}}).

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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060927.html Here]] in ''PlusEV'' ''Webcomic/PlusEV'' (related to online TabletopGame/{{poker}}).



* ''DoctorPhil'' featured a BasementDweller who would pee in a water bottle instead of leaving the couch. Dr. Phil joked that he probably used the cat's litter box to poop too.
* ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' does this, overlapping with YouBastard. When Docfuture mistreats Tails in the game, Tails responds by twisting the game's [[ExpositionFairy Hint Mode]] to mock Docfuture. One of his pieces of advice is, "Protip Why don't you go out and [[MostGamersAreMale meet some girls]] instead of staying shut in all day?"

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* ''DoctorPhil'' ''Series/DoctorPhil'' featured a BasementDweller who would pee in a water bottle instead of leaving the couch. Dr. Phil joked that he probably used the cat's litter box to poop too.
* ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' does this, overlapping with YouBastard. When Docfuture mistreats Tails in the game, Tails responds by twisting the game's [[ExpositionFairy Hint Mode]] to mock Docfuture. One of his pieces of advice is, "Protip Why don't you go out and [[MostGamersAreMale meet some girls]] instead of staying shut in all day?"
2nd Sep '16 10:02:54 AM Malady
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* In the roguelike Elona, if you are worshiping a god and have an item with the "It catches signals from god." attribute equipped you will occasionally see random comments from the god you're worshipping, including them voicing concern if you've played for an extended period of time. Notably, if you've been playing for twenty-four hours straight and are worshiping Ehekatl you'll receive a signal from her begging you not to die.

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* In the roguelike Elona, ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'', if you are worshiping a god and have an item with the "It catches signals from god." attribute equipped you will occasionally see random comments from the god you're worshipping, including them voicing concern if you've played for an extended period of time. Notably, if you've been playing for twenty-four hours straight and are worshiping Ehekatl you'll receive a signal from her begging you not to die.
11th Aug '16 3:22:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* On one screen in ''LogicalJourneyOfTheZoombinis'', the Narrator might say the player has done enough for today, telling them to relax, turn off the computer, and go get some fresh air.

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* On one screen in ''LogicalJourneyOfTheZoombinis'', ''VideoGame/LogicalJourneyOfTheZoombinis'', the Narrator might say the player has done enough for today, telling them to relax, turn off the computer, and go get some fresh air.
17th Jul '16 5:14:40 PM M3
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"Poopsocking" is [[AcceptableHobbyTargets the supposed 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.

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"Poopsocking" is [[AcceptableHobbyTargets the supposed 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.
17th Jul '16 8:07:12 AM jerkwad152
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* A {{Femmegasm}} [[http://www.aorange.com/?p=1147 strip]] parodying both ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse features Pestilence, who uses a catheter and water tank so she doesn't have to get up from the computer.
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