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6th Nov '17 8:36:06 PM Malady
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*** ''Black 2 and White 2'' add a few more options, such as the PWT outside of Driftveil City and Pokéstar Studios- but again, apparently the only movie theater in the world is the one located right on the studio lot.
** Naturally, there's Pokémon battling itself, which based on the number of trainers a large percentage of the population of the world takes part in.

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*** ''Black 2 and White 2'' add a few more options, such as the PWT outside of Driftveil City and Pokéstar Studios- but again, apparently the only movie theater in the world is the one located right on the studio lot.
** Naturally, there's Pokémon battling itself, which based on the number of trainers a large percentage of the population of the world takes part in.



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* In an older [=PS2=]/Xbox/Gamecube title, ''{{Gladius}}'', YOU were the entertainment, being a school of gladiators and fighting in arenas throughout the game.

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* In an older [=PS2=]/Xbox/Gamecube title, ''{{Gladius}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Gladius}}'', YOU were the entertainment, being a school of gladiators and fighting in arenas throughout the game.



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28th Jul '17 4:45:52 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SidMeiersAlphaCentauri mentions only one one form of recreation per faction when describing the different factions, though this is likely due to the fact that they are unlocked with an early tech, when civilisation on Planet is still rather young and survival itself is a struggle.

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* SidMeiersAlphaCentauri VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri mentions only one one form of recreation per faction when describing the different factions, though this is likely due to the fact that they are unlocked with an early tech, when civilisation on Planet is still rather young and survival itself is a struggle.
20th Jun '17 4:19:47 PM Amahn
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': There's Quark's. Though Quark does his best providing casino style gaming and holosuites that can accommodate any fantasy. And there was one episode where someone started a business featuring some kind of futuristic slot machine, but they turned out to be RealityWarper {{McGuffin}}s that were interfering with the nature of probability and [[StatusQuoIsGod they were gone by the end of the episode,]] never to be mentioned again. Somewhat justified as Deep Space Nine is a fairly small SpaceStation that serves as a glorified [[SpaceTruckers space truck-stop]], with a permanent population of a few hundred at most, and it's not like the nearest planet is more than a few hours away.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': There's Quark's. Though Quark does his best providing casino style gaming and holosuites that can accommodate any fantasy. And there was one episode where someone started a business featuring some kind of futuristic slot machine, but they turned out to be RealityWarper {{McGuffin}}s that were interfering with the nature of probability and [[StatusQuoIsGod they were gone by the end of the episode,]] never to be mentioned again. Somewhat justified as Deep Space Nine is a fairly small SpaceStation that serves as a glorified [[SpaceTruckers space truck-stop]], with a permanent population of a few hundred at most, and it's not like the nearest planet is more than a few hours away. Quark also mentions in the fore mentioned episode that he has exclusive rights to all gaming on the station. Though Sisko is quick to point out that agreement was under the Cardassians and is no longer valid. Still... he is a Ferengi, and they are not above using otherwise illegal tactics to protect a monopoly. There may very well be an unseen reason he's still the only game in town.
11th Jun '17 5:04:44 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[FridgeLogic So does this mean]] {{X-Com}} [[AlienInvasion fights an invasion]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot of junkies from outer space?]]]]

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5th May '17 3:02:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' does this in several games, in the [=RPGs=] especially.
** In ''Pokémon Red and Blue'' Celadon City has the Game Corner, which is the closest thing to this trope.
** ''Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire'' have the various Pokemon Contests in different locations, with the main Contest Hall in Lilycove City. In Emerald all the Contest types are found in Lilycove City. Their upgraded brethren, Super Contests, are found in Hearthome City only.
** With ''Pokémon Black and White'' all of what can be classed as entertainment is in Nimbasa City - which includes a Theme Park, Dance Hall, Sports Arena and the Region's local variation of the Battle Tower. The Gym Leader's hideout is even part of the roller-coaster! Other forms of entertainment are few and far between.

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this in several games, in the [=RPGs=] especially.
** In ''Pokémon Red and Blue'' ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' Celadon City has the Game Corner, which is the closest thing to this trope.
** ''Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire'' ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' have the various Pokemon Contests in different locations, with the main Contest Hall in Lilycove City. In Emerald ''Emerald'' all the Contest types are found in Lilycove City. Their upgraded brethren, Super Contests, are found in Hearthome City only.
** With ''Pokémon Black and White'' ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' all of what can be classed as entertainment is in Nimbasa City - which includes a Theme Park, Dance Hall, Sports Arena and the Region's local variation of the Battle Tower. The Gym Leader's hideout is even part of the roller-coaster! Other forms of entertainment are few and far between.



* Handled somewhat entertainingly in ''BreathOfFireIII'': At first, there appears to be only the Contest of Champions to take people's minds off of things (and after the TimeSkip it ceases to run). But after the TimeSkip, Ryu's journey takes him to [[WretchedHive Syn City, the "illegal" town]], which seems to have an active red-light district. The implication is that the citizens of the world have the world's oldest pastime to entertain themselves. (Let us ignore the {{Squick}} factor of there being only one hooker and instead extrapolate the existence of others!)

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* Handled somewhat entertainingly in ''BreathOfFireIII'': ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'': At first, there appears to be only the Contest of Champions to take people's minds off of things (and after the TimeSkip it ceases to run). But after the TimeSkip, Ryu's journey takes him to [[WretchedHive Syn City, the "illegal" town]], which seems to have an active red-light district. The implication is that the citizens of the world have the world's oldest pastime to entertain themselves. (Let us ignore the {{Squick}} factor of there being only one hooker and instead extrapolate the existence of others!)
21st Mar '17 12:23:14 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' there is one strip club in all of Vvardenfell. Other forms of entertainment seem to be nonexistent.
** Ingame books describe or contain several plays, suggesting that theatre is popular, and there are many singers, poets and musical instruments scattered around the game. However, the game engine wouldn't be capable of showing the characters actually doing any of these things until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' ([=NPCs=] couldn't even eat, drink or talk to each other until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'').

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** A common theme throughout the series.
In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' there is one strip club in all of Vvardenfell. Other forms most games, you can count the number of entertainment seem to be nonexistent.
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establishments (beyond bars and taverns) on your fingers. In-game books describe or contain several plays, suggesting that theatre is popular, and there are many singers, poets and musical instruments scattered around the game. However, games as well.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' plays it straight but ''possibly'' justifies it. In all of Vvardenfell, beyond
the game engine wouldn't be capable handful of showing quiet taverns in each town and city, there is one strip club in Suran and one combat arena in Vivec city in terms of entertainment. (The ''Tribunal'' expansion adds an outdoor theater in Mournhold.) The reason it is arguably justified is that the characters actually doing any of these things [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] is a rather solemn organization, and until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' ([=NPCs=] couldn't even eat, drink or talk only about 20 years prior to each other until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'').the events of the game, all of Vvardenfell was a Temple preserve open only to Temple faithful.
31st Jul '16 4:17:48 AM StFan
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20th Jul '16 1:24:45 PM CalicoJack
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* In the Wizarding World of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, there is only ''one'' main sport, Quidditch (with an American game, Quodpot, mirroring the UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} and UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball[=/=]UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball divides in the Muggle world), although others are mentioned, and wizard chess is relevant in the first book only. Likewise, there is only one publicly available broadcast network, the WWN, that's ever being listened to. Of course, there's nothing to stop them going to the cinema or the theatre along with the {{Muggles}} or listening to the BBC instead, but canon suggests that this is not common. [[HiddenElfVillage To put]] [[GatelessGhetto it mildly.]] To be fair, most of the (small) wizarding population seems to be at least partially integrated with Juggle society.

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* In the Wizarding World of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, there is only ''one'' main sport, Quidditch (with an American game, Quodpot, mirroring the UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} and UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball[=/=]UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball divides in the Muggle world), although others are mentioned, and wizard chess is relevant in the first book only. Likewise, there is only one publicly available broadcast network, the WWN, that's ever being listened to. Of course, there's nothing to stop them going to the cinema or the theatre along with the {{Muggles}} or listening to the BBC instead, but canon suggests that this is not common. [[HiddenElfVillage To put]] [[GatelessGhetto it mildly.]] To be fair, most of the (small) wizarding population seems to be at least partially integrated with Juggle Muggle society.
20th Jul '16 1:24:05 PM CalicoJack
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* SidMeiersAlphaCentauri mentions only one one form of recreation per faction when describing the different factions, though this is likely due to the fact that they are unlocked with an early tech, when civilisation on Planet is still rather young and survival itself is a struggle.



* In the Wizarding World of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, there is only ''one'' main sport, Quidditch (with an American game, Quodpot, mirroring the UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} and UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball[=/=]UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball divides in the Muggle world), although others are mentioned, and wizard chess is relevant in the first book only. Likewise, there is only one publicly available broadcast network, the WWN, that's ever being listened to. Of course, there's nothing to stop them going to the cinema or the theatre along with the {{Muggles}} or listening to the BBC instead, but canon suggests that this is not common. [[HiddenElfVillage To put]] [[GatelessGhetto it mildly.]]

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* In the Wizarding World of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, there is only ''one'' main sport, Quidditch (with an American game, Quodpot, mirroring the UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} and UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball[=/=]UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball divides in the Muggle world), although others are mentioned, and wizard chess is relevant in the first book only. Likewise, there is only one publicly available broadcast network, the WWN, that's ever being listened to. Of course, there's nothing to stop them going to the cinema or the theatre along with the {{Muggles}} or listening to the BBC instead, but canon suggests that this is not common. [[HiddenElfVillage To put]] [[GatelessGhetto it mildly.]]]] To be fair, most of the (small) wizarding population seems to be at least partially integrated with Juggle society.


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** A Klingon restaurant does get mentioned a few times. Apparently it's quite entertaining.
4th Jun '16 9:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* In an older PS2/Xbox/Gamecube title, ''{{Gladius}}'', YOU were the entertainment, being a school of gladiators and fighting in arenas throughout the game.

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* In an older PS2/Xbox/Gamecube [=PS2=]/Xbox/Gamecube title, ''{{Gladius}}'', YOU were the entertainment, being a school of gladiators and fighting in arenas throughout the game.
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