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24th May '16 7:15:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' follows this tradition. You wake up on Mars to find it overrun by demons; go RIP AND TEAR through all of them. It's also deliberately invoked by the devs (there are very few actual cutscenes) and even lampshaded by Samuel Hayden.

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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' follows this tradition. You wake up on Mars to find it overrun by demons; go RIP AND TEAR through all of them. It's also deliberately invoked by the devs (there are very few actual cutscenes) and even lampshaded by Samuel Hayden. Perfectly illustrated in an early scene in which Hayden sends the player character an urgent radio message in which he begins to explain the plot to the player character... at which point the player character irritatedly pushes the receiver away and wanders off while he's still talking to find more things to kill.
16th May '16 10:05:31 AM Luc
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** At one point, main developer Icefrog added a third "neutral" faction to "spice things up", he went as far as making a convocatory to allow players to write the backstory for the characters in the neutral faction. Sometime later, when he was running out of space for placing new heroes he simply deleted the neutral faction and relocated the heroes back into the two main factions, he didn't even brought up the issue, not like anyone cared anyway.

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** At one point, main developer Icefrog added a third "neutral" faction to "spice things up", he went as far as making a convocatory to allow players to write the backstory for the characters in the neutral faction. Sometime later, when he was running out of space for placing new heroes he simply deleted the neutral faction and relocated the heroes back into the two main factions, he didn't even brought up the issue, not like anyone cared anyway. [[note]]It should be mentioned that this tied into a feature that required Scourge Heroes to only play on the Scourge side, and Sentinel Heroes to only play on the Sentinel side. But since nobody cared about "lore accuracy", and most players played on a mode that removed that feature, which is part of what led to removal of both "Neutrals" and the "only play on your lore side" feature, we come right back around to Excuse Plot territory.[[/note]]
15th May '16 10:44:24 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' follows this tradition. You wake up on Mars to find it overrun by demons; go RIP AND TEAR through all of them. It's also deliberately invoked by the devs (there are very few actual cutscenes) and even lampshaded by Samuel Hayden.
14th May '16 6:42:57 PM JudasZala
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** In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', Ruby Heart summons the heroes of the Marvel and Capcom universes to stop Abyss.
2nd Apr '16 9:55:07 AM CupcakeTrap
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* MOBAs in general run on this, because of the lack of story integration. ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' can be summed up as "disputes are settled by elites because having another full-scale magic war will destroy the world," and even then, newer champions are given less and less justified reason for joining the League in the first place. ''VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth'' is basically "A coalition of man and beast vs. Demons and a few traitors that are trying to take over the world." Even ''VideoGame/DotA2'' is just "two factions unconditionally hate each other and are fighting over territory."

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* MOBAs in general run on this, because of the lack of story integration. ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' can be summed up as "disputes are settled by elites because having another full-scale magic war will destroy the world," and even then, newer champions are given less and less justified reason for joining the League in the first place. (Riot recently "fixed" this problem of having an excuse plot by…mass-retconning the excuse plot, leaving the game with no plot whatsoever.) ''VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth'' is basically "A coalition of man and beast vs. Demons and a few traitors that are trying to take over the world." Even ''VideoGame/DotA2'' is just "two factions unconditionally hate each other and are fighting over territory."
19th Mar '16 10:35:27 AM dotchan
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** With each successive major update, the absurd, tongue-in-cheek backstory of the game has become more elaborate. (The producers note that it's developed the most detailed story of any Creator/{{Valve}} franchise, even the plot-oriented ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.) It now involves attempts at achieving immortality through technological advancements, family feuds over inheritance, and a mineral element with fantastic properties capable of making Australia into the world's dominant power. That, however, is all on the ''[=TF2=]'' website. Load up the game and it's just "Shoot everyone dressed in the other color."

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** With each successive major update, the absurd, tongue-in-cheek backstory of the game has become more elaborate. (The producers note that it's developed the most detailed story of any Creator/{{Valve}} franchise, even the plot-oriented ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.) It now involves attempts at achieving immortality through technological advancements, family feuds over inheritance, and a mineral element with fantastic properties capable of making Australia into the world's dominant power. That, however, is all on the ''[=TF2=]'' website. Load up the game and it's just "Shoot "work with your teammates, achieve your objectives, shoot everyone dressed in the other color."
9th Mar '16 9:53:45 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The first game in the "{{DROD}}" series is basically, a king's dungeon is full of monsters and he's paying you to kill them so his prisoners can receive their torture in a clean and safe environment. However, the second game takes the question of why the dungeon if full of puzzles built around the monsters, and turns the quest for the answer into a KudzuPlot spanning two more sequels, a prequel, and several DLC level sets.

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* The first game in the "{{DROD}}" ''VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath'' series is basically, a king's dungeon is full of monsters and he's paying you to kill them so his prisoners can receive their torture in a clean and safe environment. However, the second game takes the question of why the dungeon if full of puzzles built around the monsters, and turns the quest for the answer into a KudzuPlot spanning two more sequels, a prequel, and several DLC level sets.
1st Mar '16 11:28:09 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins''. You're an FBI agent. A serial killer just shot and killed two cops with your gun and, based on [[SarcasmMode that rock-solid evidence]] and [[HollywoodLaw despite your complete lack of a motive]], you're now a wanted man. Your only option is to fight through a horde of CrazyHomelessPeople to find the real killer.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins''.''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins''. You're an FBI agent. A serial killer just shot and killed two cops with your gun and, based on [[SarcasmMode that rock-solid evidence]] and [[HollywoodLaw despite your complete lack of a motive]], you're now a wanted man. Your only option is to fight through a horde of CrazyHomelessPeople to find the real killer.
27th Feb '16 8:35:35 AM Prfnoff
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* The UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp ''Banshee'' has a very tongue-and-cheek take on the clichéd scenario of Earth facing an AlienInvasion in the year 1999. The introductory text explains that this Earth belongs to AlternateUniverse without color television, and that the Styx [[YouKilledMyFather killed our hero's father]] "for refusing to invent the microwave oven."



* This is how clip shows are justified on ''TheSimpsons''. For instance, Homer rents ''Paint Your Wagon'' one evening for the family, thinking it's going to be a classic Spaghetti western full of gunfights and cowboys (instead of a musical). Once the truth is uncovered, he grows irritated but Marge quickly points out that they actually quite enjoy singing and everyone's dialogue is turned melodic. The initial plot of disliking the movie is dropped and they simply start segueing into clips from previous episodes (with a home invasion subplot breaking in and out as needed).

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* This is how clip shows {{clip show}}s are justified on ''TheSimpsons''. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. For instance, Homer rents ''Paint Your Wagon'' ''Film/PaintYourWagon'' one evening for the family, thinking it's going to be a classic Spaghetti western full of gunfights and cowboys (instead of a musical). Once the truth is uncovered, he grows irritated but Marge quickly points out that they actually quite enjoy singing and everyone's dialogue is turned melodic. The initial plot of disliking the movie is dropped and they simply start segueing into clips from previous episodes (with a home invasion subplot breaking in and out as needed).
20th Feb '16 12:23:46 PM jamespolk
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* There's no particular reason for Billy and Abby to pretend that they're brother and sister in ''Film/DaysOfHeaven''--they could just as well say that they are married. No particular reason, that is, except for the plot, in which a good-hearted farmer falls in love with Abby and takes them both in to his home under the impression that Billy is Abby's brother.
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