History Main / DeadlyGame

9th Sep '17 3:35:39 PM nombretomado
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** Both the book and [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]] ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' are centered on a deadly game, though the game itself is very, very different between the two. (The book presages the RealityTV form of the trope; the film version is ''AmericanGladiators'' with death.)

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** Both the book and [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]] ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' are centered on a deadly game, though the game itself is very, very different between the two. (The book presages the RealityTV form of the trope; the film version is ''AmericanGladiators'' ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' with death.)
3rd Sep '17 12:55:48 PM benda
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* UrExample is probably ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'' (1924), a short story by Richard Connell, subsequently adapted as an eponymous film.

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* UrExample is probably ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'' (1924), a short story by Richard Connell, subsequently adapted as an eponymous film. It is a TropeNamer of HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
3rd Sep '17 12:54:14 PM benda
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* Creator/RobertSheckley's short stories probably served as TropeCodifiers. "The Prize of Peril" was one of the earliest examples, inspiring many later versions. The story posits that shows where people literally risk their lives have become extremely popular, and one of the most popular involves the contestant being hunted by criminals who have been given permission to kill. Viewers can call in to offer advice and help to the contestant—or to his hunters!

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* Creator/RobertSheckley's short stories Creator/RobertSheckley was probably served as TropeCodifiers.a TropeCodifier. "The Prize of Peril" was one of the earliest examples, inspiring many later versions. The short story posits that shows where people literally risk their lives have become extremely popular, and one of the most popular involves the contestant being hunted by criminals who have been given permission to kill. Viewers can call in to offer advice and help to the contestant—or to his hunters!
3rd Sep '17 12:53:31 PM benda
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* Creator/RobertSheckley's short story, "The Prize of Peril" was one of the earliest examples, inspiring many later versions. The story posits that shows where people literally risk their lives have become extremely popular, and one of the most popular involves the contestant being hunted by criminals who have been given permission to kill. Viewers can call in to offer advice and help to the contestant—or to his hunters!

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* UrExample is probably ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'' (1924), a short story by Richard Connell, subsequently adapted as an eponymous film.
* Creator/RobertSheckley's short story, stories probably served as TropeCodifiers. "The Prize of Peril" was one of the earliest examples, inspiring many later versions. The story posits that shows where people literally risk their lives have become extremely popular, and one of the most popular involves the contestant being hunted by criminals who have been given permission to kill. Viewers can call in to offer advice and help to the contestant—or to his hunters!
3rd Sep '17 12:50:21 PM benda
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** Even earlier is his short story "The Seventh Victim", adapted into film as "The Tenth Victim" (and subsequently novelized as such by the same author).
20th Aug '17 9:27:35 AM TheMasterPanda
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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'''s Suffering Game arc is entirely one of these. It doesn't end well for ''anyone'' involved.
25th Jul '17 6:59:49 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* [[MemeticMutation Meanwhile, in Russia]], a tech millionaire named Yevgeny Pyatkovsky [[http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/sick-rules-for-new-russian-reality-tv-show-allow-contestants-to-fight-rape-and-murder-each-other/news-story/eb6a370c750cefc4e4e6de6e0fd3449f made headlines in 2016]] by announcing a show called ''[=Game2=]: Winter'', essentially a hardcore version of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' in which thirty contestants would be dumped into a 50,000-acre tract of Siberian wilderness and left to survive for nine months, each of them provided with only a knife, a video camera with rechargeable batteries, and wilderness survival training from ex-Spetsnaz operatives. There would be no film crew or medical staff, only two thousand cameras rigged up to film everything remotely, though each contestant would have a "panic button" they can use for rescue via helicopter (at the cost of forfeiting the game). The premise alone is enough to put it on this list, with all contestants signing waivers absolving the producers of any responsibility for injuries, trauma, or deaths. However, what really pushed it over the top was Pyatkovsky's explicit promise that everything would be permitted, including fighting, rape (the contestants would be evenly split along gender lines), and murder, though he was [[http://www.snopes.com/russian-reality-show-game2-winter-allows-rape-murder/ quick to remind people]] that the laws of Russia would still apply, and that the authorities would prosecute any crimes committed by the contestants. It remains to be seen if the show will ever reach the air; production is slated to start in July 2017 and run through April 2018.
* ''Series/{{Whodunnit}}'' Has this in its premise as its a TenLittleMurderVictims Scenario With TheMole "Murdering" last weeks eliminated contestant in a way that the contestants have to solve, with the worst being the next VictimOfTheWeek.

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* [[MemeticMutation Meanwhile, in Russia]], a tech millionaire named Yevgeny Pyatkovsky [[http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/sick-rules-for-new-russian-reality-tv-show-allow-contestants-to-fight-rape-and-murder-each-other/news-story/eb6a370c750cefc4e4e6de6e0fd3449f made headlines in 2016]] by announcing a show called ''[=Game2=]: Winter'', essentially Winter''. Essentially a hardcore version of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' in which ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', the show would've seen thirty contestants would be dumped into a 50,000-acre tract of Siberian wilderness taiga and left to survive for nine months, each of them provided with only a knife, a video camera with rechargeable batteries, and wilderness survival training from ex-Spetsnaz operatives. There would be no film crew or medical staff, only two thousand cameras rigged up to film everything remotely, though each contestant would have a "panic button" they can use for rescue via helicopter (at the cost of forfeiting the game). \\\
The premise alone is was enough to put it on this list, with all contestants signing waivers absolving the producers of any responsibility for injuries, trauma, or deaths. However, what really pushed it over the top was Pyatkovsky's explicit promise that everything would be permitted, including fighting, rape (the contestants would be evenly split along gender lines), and murder, though he was murder. He did backtrack when pressed on the matter of such things being against the law, [[http://www.snopes.com/russian-reality-show-game2-winter-allows-rape-murder/ quick to remind reminding people]] that the laws of Russia would still apply, and that the authorities would prosecute any crimes committed by the contestants. It remains to be seen if In the end, it turned out that the show will ever reach didn't exist and was actually [[http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/anger-as-controversial-siberian-hunger-games-creator-claims-his-idea-was-a-fake/ a publicity stunt]] that Pyatkovsky had carried out for market research, leaving many people who'd signed up to participate feeling that they'd been duped and that Pyatkovsky had done little more than [[StopBeingStereotypical fuel negative Russian stereotypes]] (ironically, he mentioned anti-Russian sentiment as one of the air; production is slated to start in July 2017 and run through April 2018.
reasons he'd pitched the show, as he figured that [[TheTysonZone everybody would believe it]]).
* ''Series/{{Whodunnit}}'' Has has this in its premise premise, as its it's a TenLittleMurderVictims Scenario With scenario with TheMole "Murdering" ",urdering" last weeks week's eliminated contestant in a way that the contestants have to solve, with the worst being the next VictimOfTheWeek.
25th Jul '17 4:13:11 AM MicoolTNT
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* ''CuantaVida'' heavily implies that this is why [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the RED and BLU teams]] are in "2fort".

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* ''CuantaVida'' ''WebComic/CuantaVida'' heavily implies that this is why [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the RED and BLU teams]] are in "2fort".
17th Jul '17 6:51:04 PM m622
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* ''Series/Whodunnit'' Has this in its premise as its a TenLittleVictims Scenario With TheMole "Murdering" last weeks eliminated contestant in a way that the contestants have to solve, with the worst being the next VictimOfTheWeek .

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* ''Series/Whodunnit'' ''Series/{{Whodunnit}}'' Has this in its premise as its a TenLittleVictims TenLittleMurderVictims Scenario With TheMole "Murdering" last weeks eliminated contestant in a way that the contestants have to solve, with the worst being the next VictimOfTheWeek .VictimOfTheWeek.
17th Jul '17 6:49:29 PM m622
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* ''Series/Whodunnit?'' Has this in its premise as its a [[TenLittleVictims]] Scenario With [[TheMole]] "Murdering" last weeks eliminated contestant in a way that the contestants have to solve, with the worst being the next [[VictimOfTheWeek]] .

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* ''Series/Whodunnit?'' ''Series/Whodunnit'' Has this in its premise as its a [[TenLittleVictims]] TenLittleVictims Scenario With [[TheMole]] TheMole "Murdering" last weeks eliminated contestant in a way that the contestants have to solve, with the worst being the next [[VictimOfTheWeek]] .VictimOfTheWeek .
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