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7th Dec '16 8:45:53 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Incorporated'' the Green Zones are luxury versions. Gated cities and suburbs where the owning corporation's management can live without being disturbed by the Red Zone slums surrounding them.
5th Nov '16 2:57:40 PM Jackoman
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* The planned municipality of Zawame City from ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''
18th Oct '16 4:08:51 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/SaltOfTheEarth'', Delaware Zinc owns everything, not just the mine and the land, but the shacks the miners live in and the store where they go to buy goods. This allows them to put the screws to the miners when the miners go on strike for better living and working conditions.
8th Sep '16 7:28:48 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' has a strip club, "The Puddin' and Pie", be called a "Company Store" due to the owner charging his workers "fees" to stay there.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' has a strip club, "The Puddin' and Pie", be called which is similar to a "Company Store" due to because the owner refuses to release any of his workers, charging his workers them "fees" to stay there.there. [[spoiler:Also, they're fitted with decapitation collars with disguise and vocal trigger mods]].
8th Sep '16 7:23:31 PM kome360
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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.

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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.vermin for the crime of living in the same town that birthed that monstrosity. Every named character is horrified.
8th Sep '16 7:22:31 PM kome360
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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.
29th Aug '16 7:11:29 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Northern mountain town known as the Coindelving, which manufactures and distributes the currency used by the Guild. Unusually for this trope (and the Guild as a whole), the Coindelving is actually a pretty decent place to live and work; the mines offer good wages and are a warm place to work in the icy nation, the workers are continuously praised for their work ethic and craftsmanship, and the elemental dragon who powers the furnaces also defends the town from bandits and monsters.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Northern mountain town known as the Coindelving, which manufactures and distributes the currency used by the Guild. Unusually for this trope (and the Guild as a whole), the Coindelving is actually a pretty decent place to live and work; the mines offer good wages and are a warm place to work in the icy nation, the workers are continuously praised for their work ethic and craftsmanship, and the elemental dragon who powers the furnaces also defends the town from bandits and monsters.



* Upcoming RPG ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' has an unusual take on it, large automated constructors made private cities and even islands affordable and many citizens dissatisfied with conventional governments moved to the new "corptowns". Tensions rose between the Megacorps and the old nations for several years and came to a point after [=MarsCo=] colonized Mars and began to genetically engineer [[UpliftedAnimal sentient]] [[PettingZooPeople bipedal]] animals called "Vectors", which the governments saw as abominations and tried to exterminate. This led to Mars declaring independence supported by the Earth-bound corporations and open war with the governments, which became nuclear. [=MarsCo=] was the only significant power to survive the war, though in later centuries other Megacorps emerged, so pretty much everyone now lives in a corptown.

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* Upcoming RPG ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' has an unusual take on it, large automated constructors made private cities and even islands affordable and many citizens dissatisfied with conventional governments moved to the new "corptowns". Tensions rose between the Megacorps and the old nations for several years and came to a point after [=MarsCo=] colonized Mars and began to genetically engineer [[UpliftedAnimal sentient]] [[PettingZooPeople bipedal]] animals called "Vectors", which the governments saw as abominations and tried to exterminate. This led to Mars declaring independence supported by the Earth-bound corporations and open war with the governments, which became nuclear. [=MarsCo=] was the only significant power to survive the war, though in later centuries other Megacorps emerged, so pretty much everyone now lives in a corptown.
23rd Aug '16 2:27:12 AM Ozian123
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* Rapture from the original ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' wasnt ''supposed'' to be this, but for all intents and purposes ended turning into a Company Town as Andrew Ryan quickly abandoned all pretense of free enterprise when he thought Fontaine threatened his vision of Rapture.

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* Rapture from the original ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' wasnt wasn't ''supposed'' to be this, but for all intents and purposes ended turning into a Company Town as Andrew Ryan quickly abandoned all pretense of free enterprise when he thought Fontaine threatened his vision of Rapture.
10th Aug '16 6:12:08 PM rjd1922
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* Finkton from ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' hits pretty much all the marks. Long, strictly-enforced working hours, pitiful wages that are paid in scrip only usable at the company store, and propaganda all over the place trying to convince employees they don't ''need'' things like sick leave or lunch breaks. He even has employees ''bid'' on who can perform a job for the lowest wage. His overthrow by the Vox Populi is very well deserved.

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* Finkton from ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' hits pretty much all the marks. Long, strictly-enforced working hours, pitiful wages that are paid in scrip only usable at the company store, and propaganda all over the place trying to convince employees they don't ''need'' things like sick leave or lunch breaks. He Jeremiah Fink even has employees ''bid'' on who can perform a job for the lowest wage. His overthrow by the Vox Populi is very well deserved.
26th Jun '16 8:47:36 PM Lullaby22
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* The ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode "Season's Greetings" had the Sliders land near a city sized mall that was effectively one of these, turned UpToEleven. Not only were prices exorbitant and wages low, but:

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* The ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode "Season's Greetings" Greedings" had the Sliders land near a city sized mall that was effectively one of these, turned UpToEleven. Not only were prices exorbitant and wages low, but:
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