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16th Aug '16 4:30:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. The protagonist turns up at a military base and presents his ID. Several cameras swing towards him "and other things that weren't cameras." Needless to say he stands very still until his ID is verified.

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* ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''.''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. The protagonist turns up at a military base and presents his ID. Several cameras swing towards him "and other things that weren't cameras." Needless to say he stands very still until his ID is verified.



* ''The Indestructible Man'', a PastDoctorAdventures novel by Simon Messingham. Jaime is held in an underwater prison; to get past the sentry guns he knocks out a visiting doctor and cuts out the identity chip implanted in his hand. Unfortunately the doctor wakes up and staggers after him, dying rather messily as a result.

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* ''The Indestructible Man'', a PastDoctorAdventures Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel by Simon Messingham. Jaime is held in an underwater prison; to get past the sentry guns he knocks out a visiting doctor and cuts out the identity chip implanted in his hand. Unfortunately the doctor wakes up and staggers after him, dying rather messily as a result.



* ''{{Cleopatra 2525}}'' had some {{BFG}}s that came out from the walls to defend the underground city if/when Baileys came in. But they hadn't been used in so long that nobody knew about them until they automatically deployed.

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* ''{{Cleopatra 2525}}'' ''Series/Cleopatra2525'' had some {{BFG}}s that came out from the walls to defend the underground city if/when Baileys came in. But they hadn't been used in so long that nobody knew about them until they automatically deployed.
14th Aug '16 10:46:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Almost ''every'' shooter and shoot 'em up, first or third person. To Wit:
** ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has them as the primary kill-earner of the Engineer. It starts out as a single gun, upgrades to ''double chainguns'', and then a further upgrade gives it ''rockets''. Subverted with the laser designator - it does burn ammo. In standard ''Team Fortress 2'' logic, [[PercussiveMaintenance hit it with your wrench]] and your metal will rearm it.

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* Almost ''every'' shooter and shoot 'em up, first or third person. To Wit:
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''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has them as the primary kill-earner of the Engineer. It starts out as a single gun, upgrades to ''double chainguns'', and then a further upgrade gives it ''rockets''. Subverted with the laser designator - it does burn ammo. In standard ''Team Fortress 2'' logic, [[PercussiveMaintenance hit it with your wrench]] and your metal will rearm it.it.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':



** ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has cutsey ones that follow the iPod aesthetic and say adorable things as they ventilate the player.
** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' has the tripod guns that can be moved or knocked over with the Gravity Gun.
** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' has HECU sentries, mounted on a tripod. There's also the Xen Sentry Cannon.
** ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes 2]]'' had players on defense farm them in massive numbers.
** ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and its sequel used them, and let the player subvert them to his side by hacking.
** ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock|1}}'' has them, too. They're built on old rolling office chairs, and can also be hacked.
** ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' had it as the secondary function of the Laptop Gun.
*** ''Perfect Dark Zero'' also has surface-mounted Laptop Gun turrets. [[WeakTurretGun They go down easily]], though.
** ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has the Soldier's Scorpio Turret, that same turret as used by Crimson Lance engineers, and the massive coastal defense guns visible on some maps.
*** And its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', has Axton and his Sabre Turret, which can be upgraded to shoot rockets and slag, to stick to walls and ceilings, and to be surrounded by a force field.
** ''VideoGame/{{FEAR}}'' has drop-down ceiling turrets. And that deployable turret that you can chuck like a hand grenade.
** In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', they can be hacked and turned against enemies.
** '' VideoGame/{{Killzone}} 3'' 's Multiplayer Engineer class
** ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' had ceiling-mounted turrets, as well as guns on tripods in one level.
** ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' series having cannon turrets in ''1'', cannon rocket and plasma turrets in ''2'' and minigun turrets in ''3''.
** ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' has the obligatory ceiling turrets, as well as air-dropped turrets and homing missile turrets outdoors.
** ''VideoGame/{{PN 03}}'' has several types, including standard FrickinLaserBeams, homing missiles, and WaveMotionGun-level OneHitKill {{death ray}}s.
** ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'' has these in form of metal briefcases with a rotating foot and an integrated machine gun.
** Even ''{{Touhou}}'' featured these at one point during the second game of the series: Submerged turrets will pop out of stage 2 and the extra stage and fire a broadside of bullets that can be tricky to dodge.
** ''VideoGame/{{Section 8}}'' allows players to purchase and deploy three types of these: minigun turrets for attacking players, missile turrets for fending off vehicles, and anti-air turrets to keep players and deployables from spawning[[note]]Game mechanics have them [[ItsRainingMen air-deployed]] via {{drop ship}}s.[[/note]] within their attack radius.
** The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series staring with ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' has player-deployable autoturrets.
** ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' has these in fixed positions on all Defend maps and after hunter victories on Fusion Plant. The support character Bucket can also deploy several of his own.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has an Armor Ability which allows the user to summon an floating autosentry.
** Promethean Watchers can summon beam turrets to attack you.
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''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has cutsey ones that follow the iPod aesthetic and say adorable things as they ventilate the player.
** * ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' has the tripod guns that can be moved or knocked over with the Gravity Gun.
** * ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' has HECU sentries, mounted on a tripod. There's also the Xen Sentry Cannon.
** * ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes 2]]'' had players on defense farm them in massive numbers.
** * ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and its sequel used them, and let the player subvert them to his side by hacking.
** * ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock|1}}'' has them, too. They're built on old rolling office chairs, and can also be hacked.
** * ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' had it as the secondary function of the Laptop Gun.
*** ** ''Perfect Dark Zero'' also has surface-mounted Laptop Gun turrets. [[WeakTurretGun They go down easily]], though.
** * ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has the Soldier's Scorpio Turret, that same turret as used by Crimson Lance engineers, and the massive coastal defense guns visible on some maps.
*** ** And its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', has Axton and his Sabre Turret, which can be upgraded to shoot rockets and slag, to stick to walls and ceilings, and to be surrounded by a force field.
** * ''VideoGame/{{FEAR}}'' has drop-down ceiling turrets. And that deployable turret that you can chuck like a hand grenade.
** * In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', they can be hacked and turned against enemies.
** * '' VideoGame/{{Killzone}} 3'' 's Multiplayer Engineer class
** * ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' had ceiling-mounted turrets, as well as guns on tripods in one level.
** * ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' series having cannon turrets in ''1'', cannon rocket and plasma turrets in ''2'' and minigun turrets in ''3''.
** * ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' has the obligatory ceiling turrets, as well as air-dropped turrets and homing missile turrets outdoors.
** * ''VideoGame/{{PN 03}}'' has several types, including standard FrickinLaserBeams, homing missiles, and WaveMotionGun-level OneHitKill {{death ray}}s.
** * ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'' has these in form of metal briefcases with a rotating foot and an integrated machine gun.
** * Even ''{{Touhou}}'' featured these at one point during the second game of the series: Submerged turrets will pop out of stage 2 and the extra stage and fire a broadside of bullets that can be tricky to dodge.
** * ''VideoGame/{{Section 8}}'' allows players to purchase and deploy three types of these: minigun turrets for attacking players, missile turrets for fending off vehicles, and anti-air turrets to keep players and deployables from spawning[[note]]Game mechanics have them [[ItsRainingMen air-deployed]] via {{drop ship}}s.[[/note]] within their attack radius.
** * The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series staring with ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' has player-deployable autoturrets.
** * ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' has these in fixed positions on all Defend maps and after hunter victories on Fusion Plant. The support character Bucket can also deploy several of his own.
8th Aug '16 10:57:26 AM Rockden
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* ''VideoGame/{{Alien Swarm}}'' has the IAF Advanced Sentry Gun, consisting of a heavy gauge autocannon mounted on a user-adjustable rotating stand.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Alien Swarm}}'' has the deployable IAF Advanced Sentry Gun, consisting of a heavy gauge autocannon mounted on a user-adjustable rotating stand.
8th Aug '16 10:56:52 AM Rockden
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** ''VideoGame/{{Alien Swarm}}'' has the IAF Advanced Sentry Gun, consisting of a heavy gauge autocannon mounted on a user-adjustable rotating stand.

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** * ''VideoGame/{{Alien Swarm}}'' has the IAF Advanced Sentry Gun, consisting of a heavy gauge autocannon mounted on a user-adjustable rotating stand.
8th Aug '16 10:56:10 AM Rockden
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** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' has HECU sentries, mounted on a tripod. There's also the Xen Sentry Cannon.


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** ''VideoGame/{{Alien Swarm}}'' has the IAF Advanced Sentry Gun, consisting of a heavy gauge autocannon mounted on a user-adjustable rotating stand.
11th Jul '16 7:38:36 PM apm483@gmail.com
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* Lasertowers in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series are a cross between this and a KillSat. They're stationary objects deployed from a ship's cargo bay that are armed with a single powerful laser to destroy enemy ships. Unfortunately, their IFF sometimes gets glitchy and attacks neutral ships [[WhatTheHellPlayer with predictable results]], and they're actually fairly ineffective in their intended role in ''X3: Terran Conflict'' unless you drop a whole lot of them. (They become much more useful in ''[[ExpansionPack Albion Prelude]]'' thanks to a buff in damage and shielding.) ''X3: Terran Conflict'' introduces Orbital Weapon Platforms, which are, in essence, enormous station-sized sentry guns capable of mounting capital-ship weapons.

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* Lasertowers in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series are a cross between this and a KillSat. They're stationary objects deployed from a ship's cargo bay that are armed with a single powerful laser to destroy enemy ships. Unfortunately, their IFF sometimes gets glitchy and attacks neutral ships [[WhatTheHellPlayer with predictable results]], and they're actually fairly ineffective in their intended role in ''X3: Terran Conflict'' unless you drop a whole lot of them. (They become much more useful in ''[[ExpansionPack Albion Prelude]]'' thanks to a buff in damage and shielding.) ''X3: Terran Conflict'' introduces Orbital Weapon Platforms, which are, in essence, enormous station-sized sentry guns capable of mounting capital-ship capital ship weapons.



** The Netherlands [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalkeeper_CIWS Goalkeeper CIWS,]] 30mm Gatling gun - based off of the same GAU-8 cannon from the A-10 Avenger.

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** The Netherlands [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalkeeper_CIWS Goalkeeper CIWS,]] 30mm Gatling gun - based off of the same GAU-8 Avenger cannon from the A-10 Avenger.Thunderbolt II.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_SGR-A1 Samsung SGR-A1]] is a south-korean sentry gun.
* It's quite possible (and ''incredibly'' illegal) to obtain plans to build your own sentry gun using little more than a web-cam and a remote-control solenoid on the Internet (the reason why this is illegal is because of concerns of using this as an assassination tool ([[RippedFromTheHeadlines which some TV shows have picked up on]]) and of using them for illegal poaching.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_SGR-A1 Samsung SGR-A1]] is a south-korean South Korean sentry gun.
* It's quite possible (and ''incredibly'' illegal) to obtain plans to build your own sentry gun using little more than a web-cam webcam and a remote-control solenoid on the Internet (the reason why this is illegal is because of concerns of using this as an assassination tool ([[RippedFromTheHeadlines which some TV shows have picked up on]]) and of using them for illegal poaching.
8th Jun '16 8:17:04 PM Stealth
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoOh4k-KuBM A 3D printed gatling rubber band sentry gun.]]
** A somewhat more painful and colorful variant is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxBa5bQfTGc automated paintball gun sentry]].
2nd May '16 10:49:01 AM DarkStorm
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** ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has the Soldier's scorpio turret, that same turret as used by Crimson Lance engineers, and the massive coastal defense guns visible on some maps.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has the Soldier's scorpio turret, Scorpio Turret, that same turret as used by Crimson Lance engineers, and the massive coastal defense guns visible on some maps.maps.
*** And its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', has Axton and his Sabre Turret, which can be upgraded to shoot rockets and slag, to stick to walls and ceilings, and to be surrounded by a force field.


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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' had one in its Traps powerset, the Acid Mortar. Unusually, it was more of a debuffing tool than a direct attack. It did extremely low damage (around 10 base damage at maximum level, when even the weakest enemies had over 400 health), but reduced the target's damage resistance and ability to dodge by over 25%. Small wall-mounted sentry turrets are also enemies in some tech-based maps, and larger turrets protect the perimeter of Grandville, the villains' main city.
* In ''VideoGame/Champions Online'', the normally-mobile Munitions Bots could be transformed into immobile but more powerful sentry turrets.
10th Apr '16 10:19:46 PM Mhazard
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10th Apr '16 10:16:04 PM Mhazard
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