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26th Jun '17 12:35:15 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The mobile sports/card game hybrid ''Soccer Spirits'' features a variation of soccer where violent clashes on the pitch are an explicit part of the game. Tackles and counter-tackles often end with either the attacker or defender laid out on the ground (and rendered unable to act for several in-game minutes), and goals are scored not by taking a shot at the goal, but by blasting the ball directly ''through'' the goalkeeper.

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* The mobile sports/card game hybrid ''Soccer Spirits'' ''VideoGame/SoccerSpirits'' features a variation of soccer where violent clashes on the pitch are an explicit part of the game. Tackles and counter-tackles often end with either the attacker or defender laid out on the ground (and rendered unable to act for several in-game minutes), and goals are scored not by taking a shot at the goal, but by blasting the ball directly ''through'' the goalkeeper.
24th Jun '17 3:23:02 PM jormis29
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* While there aren't exactly any arena sports the player can participate in in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the character Moe Cronin who sells baseball bats [[KingOfTheHill and baseball accessories]] is under the impression that the game was a violent and deadly competition before the Great War

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* While there aren't exactly any arena sports the player can participate in in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the character Moe Cronin who sells baseball bats [[KingOfTheHill [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill and baseball accessories]] is under the impression that the game was a violent and deadly competition before the Great War
15th Jun '17 10:31:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Deathrow'' for the original XBox is a sports game which is a mix of frisbee, basketball, and a gladiatorial arena. Two teams of four play, one team wins when they either knock the entire other team out or have more points when time runs out. Most players go for the fighting option.

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* ''Deathrow'' for the original XBox UsefulNotes/XBox is a sports game which is a mix of frisbee, basketball, and a gladiatorial arena. Two teams of four play, one team wins when they either knock the entire other team out or have more points when time runs out. Most players go for the fighting option.



* The XBox game ''Videogame/ToxicGrind'', a game show meant to deal with outlaw offenders who break the "no extreme sports" law by putting them on a BMX, pumping them with a deadly toxin only counteracted by adrenaline and setting them loose on a death course (yes it's as silly as it sounds).

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* The XBox UsefulNotes/XBox game ''Videogame/ToxicGrind'', a game show meant to deal with outlaw offenders who break the "no extreme sports" law by putting them on a BMX, pumping them with a deadly toxin only counteracted by adrenaline and setting them loose on a death course (yes it's as silly as it sounds).
7th May '17 4:20:57 PM Emaline
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* in Wang, from the french author Pierre Bordage, Western nations uses third world population to play massive wargames with live subject. The combat is transmitted on TV. The two players are located above the battleground, can see what their troop see, and direct/order their commander who then relay to the rest of the army. Weapons and communications depends on the historical setting. Other use of third world population include slaves and body part.
13th Apr '17 1:00:49 AM mariic
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2132 SCP-2132]] is an obstacle course run by Marshall, Carter, and Dark Lt.
2nd Apr '17 3:33:58 AM rfpt
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* While there aren't exactly any arena sports the player can participate in in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the character Moe Cronin who sells baseball bats [[KingOfTheHill and baseball accessories]] is under the impression that the game was a violent and deadly competition before the Great War
14th Mar '17 7:54:25 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''VideoGame/BattleCars'' is another game about dueling cars.



* ''VideoGame/BattleCars'' is another game about dueling cars.



** The Pokemon canon does not portray Pokemon battling as especially risky; while by any human standards they would seem highly dangerous, the worst that happens is that they "faint", they can always be brought back to full health, and the subject of Pokemon death is in the anime usually never associated directly with battling, or at most only with trying to battle rampaging legendary creatures. A lot of Pokemon FanFiction, on the other hand, loves to take a somewhat more cynical approach to the battling aspect.

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** The Pokemon canon does not portray Pokemon battling as especially risky; while by any human standards they would seem highly dangerous, the worst that happens is that they "faint", they can always be brought back to full health, and the subject of Pokemon death is in the anime usually never associated directly with battling, or at most only with trying to battle rampaging legendary creatures.creatures, while in the games it's implied most Pokemon deaths occur in the wild, with the villain teams being the only ones to intentionally kill monsters. A lot of Pokemon FanFiction, on the other hand, loves to take a somewhat more cynical approach to the battling aspect.



* In the Dreamcast game ''VideoGame/{{Headhunter}}'' we learn that criminals imprisoned in the undersea-dome (so you could say it's sort of a [[MadMax waterdome]]) get to fight each other to the death which then gets broadcast live on TV, the winner gets a shorter sentence and the loser gets to generously donate their organs. Maybe they just didn't like Wade but some criminals got much better weapons than others.

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* In the Dreamcast game ''VideoGame/{{Headhunter}}'' we learn that criminals imprisoned in the undersea-dome (so you could say it's sort of a [[MadMax [[Film/MadMax waterdome]]) get to fight each other to the death which then gets broadcast live on TV, the winner gets a shorter sentence and the loser gets to generously donate their organs. Maybe they just didn't like Wade but some criminals got much better weapons than others.



* ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'', being in the same setting as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', features the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] arenas of Solaris VII in some games. In ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' (and earlier in ''Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries''), the player can travel to Solaris for free to enter themselves in arena battles, in one of three stages (with 4 weight classes in each), while [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] blathers on about his past in the arena and about the current combatants. It's an easy way to make loads of money, [[DiscOneNuke very early in the game]], and a good way to boost your reputation with the Steiners or the Davions in the CivilWar. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', Solaris Arena is the game's free-for-fall deathmatch mode, and is even more of a spectator sport than in ''Mercenaries'' - laser pointers highlight mechs, [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield massive fireworks displays light up the sky]], and [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] is just as annoying as ever, often criticizing player's asset choices - take a [[FragileSpeedster Harasser]] and Fisher will say "''Uhh.... What is THAT?''" - while praising his favorites, like the [[JackOfAllTrades Bushwacker]].



* While ProfessionalWrestling is not a real competitive sport, it can still be viewed as a blood sport spectacle, as the participants suffer significant injuries even when faking greater injuries during their performance. [[GarbageWrestler "Hardcore" matches]] in particular are focused on the participants dealing grisly and very real damage to themselves. This is why the Wrestling/{{WWE}} had to put DontTryThisAtHome messages on all their [=DVDs=], as during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, pro wrestling ran into controversy over fans imitating what they saw on television (without the training that the pros had) in the form of BackyardWrestling, typically getting themselves grievously injured in the process.

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* While ProfessionalWrestling is not a real competitive sport, [[UsefulNotes/CatchWrestling anymore]], it can still be viewed as a blood sport spectacle, as the participants suffer significant injuries even when faking greater injuries during their performance. [[GarbageWrestler "Hardcore" matches]] in particular are focused on the participants dealing grisly and very real damage to themselves. This is why the Wrestling/{{WWE}} had to put DontTryThisAtHome messages on all their [=DVDs=], as during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, pro wrestling ran into controversy over fans imitating what they saw on television (without the training that the pros had) in the form of BackyardWrestling, typically getting themselves grievously injured in the process.



* In ancient China Dragon boats were a lot more brutal than they are today. The opposing boats would fight each other in the race, and when some fell off the boat, no one would try to save them, if they drowned then they are considered as sacrificed to the Dragon Deity.

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* In ancient China China, Dragon boats were a lot more brutal than they are today. The opposing boats would fight each other in the race, and when some fell off the boat, no one would try to save them, if they drowned then they are considered as sacrificed to the Dragon Deity.
8th Mar '17 10:11:39 AM nombretomado
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* A bloodless Blood Sport, strange as it sounds: the primary export of the planet Solaris VII from ''MechWarrior'' seems to be Mech-on-Mech arena fights. All the battles are live-fire; ejection seats are mandatory equipment for obvious reasons. In MW4: Mercenaries, you can choose to become a Solaris pilot, meeting - and fighting - plenty of [[MauveShirt fellow contenders]] along the way.

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* A bloodless Blood Sport, strange as it sounds: the primary export of the planet Solaris VII from ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' seems to be Mech-on-Mech arena fights. All the battles are live-fire; ejection seats are mandatory equipment for obvious reasons. In MW4: Mercenaries, you can choose to become a Solaris pilot, meeting - and fighting - plenty of [[MauveShirt fellow contenders]] along the way.



* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'', being in the same setting as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', features the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] arenas of Solaris VII in some games. In ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' (and earlier in ''Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries''), the player can travel to Solaris for free to enter themselves in arena battles, in one of three stages (with 4 weight classes in each), while [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] blathers on about his past in the arena and about the current combatants. It's an easy way to make loads of money, [[DiscOneNuke very early in the game]], and a good way to boost your reputation with the Steiners or the Davions in the CivilWar. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', Solaris Arena is the game's free-for-fall deathmatch mode, and is even more of a spectator sport than in ''Mercenaries'' - laser pointers highlight mechs, [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield massive fireworks displays light up the sky]], and [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] is just as annoying as ever, often criticizing player's asset choices - take a [[FragileSpeedster Harasser]] and Fisher will say "''Uhh.... What is THAT?''" - while praising his favorites, like the [[JackOfAllTrades Bushwacker]].

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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'', ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'', being in the same setting as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', features the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] arenas of Solaris VII in some games. In ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' (and earlier in ''Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries''), the player can travel to Solaris for free to enter themselves in arena battles, in one of three stages (with 4 weight classes in each), while [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] blathers on about his past in the arena and about the current combatants. It's an easy way to make loads of money, [[DiscOneNuke very early in the game]], and a good way to boost your reputation with the Steiners or the Davions in the CivilWar. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', Solaris Arena is the game's free-for-fall deathmatch mode, and is even more of a spectator sport than in ''Mercenaries'' - laser pointers highlight mechs, [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield massive fireworks displays light up the sky]], and [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] is just as annoying as ever, often criticizing player's asset choices - take a [[FragileSpeedster Harasser]] and Fisher will say "''Uhh.... What is THAT?''" - while praising his favorites, like the [[JackOfAllTrades Bushwacker]].
22nd Feb '17 7:37:35 PM Prfnoff
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* The Zulu-style cricket match in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is probably a form of this, as most of the players wind up speared by assegais.

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* The Zulu-style cricket match in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is probably a form of this, as most of the players wind up speared by assegais. The sketch ends with a LongList of players named Pratt having been disqualified for reasons such as "legs off before wicket."
15th Feb '17 3:32:56 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2206 SCP-2206]], a series of radio broadcasts of baseball games from an alternate universe, one where violent fights between players are both common and expected, assassination attempts have been made on ''entire teams'', players include [[FantasyKitchenSink ghosts, cyborgs and genetically-altered humans]], and one team plays home games in the caldera of an active volcano.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2206 SCP-2206]], SCP-2206,]] a series of radio broadcasts of baseball games from an alternate universe, one where violent fights between players are both common and expected, assassination attempts have been made on ''entire teams'', players include [[FantasyKitchenSink ghosts, cyborgs and genetically-altered humans]], and one team plays home games in the caldera of an active volcano.
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