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10th Jul '17 3:41:16 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}}'': The [[LaResistance New Conglomerate]], by dint of their highly libertarian ideology, their "hard rock meets country western meets electric violins" style of music, their very "American" visual motifs (lots of eagles and stars and decals saying things like "Give Me Liberty", etc), and their gritty and utilitarian but highly effective and powerful weapons technology. It contrasts a lot with the very GloriousMotherRussia-themed [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]] and the just downright alien [[MachineWorship Vanu Sovereignty]].
3rd Jul '17 10:04:02 PM AirofMystery
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' dips its toe into the genre from the get-go; the very first place you go is a frontier planet filled with DeterminedHomesteader types, and humanity's search for more colonies is an ongoing theme of the series. [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] is quickly made a Spectre, a galaxy-spanning Texas Ranger/James Bond type. There's also the Terminus Systems, a lawless reach of space which Shepard has to mosey through in the second game to solve a mystery.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' goes one further; the entire point of the game is to find new planets for the sapient species of the Milky Way in a whole new galaxy.
15th Jun '17 2:17:11 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* The mysterious ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' definitely seems to be going for this. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG8V9dRqSsw announcement trailer]] channelled the Western landscape by starting on a desert planet that could easily be mistaken for a locale in Arizona or Nevada if not for the faint AlienSky in the background, all set to "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" by Music/JohnnyCash. Thematically, the game also seems to be focusing on the motifs of exploration and colonization over the tragedy and romance of SpaceOpera, which was evoked in the [[Franchise/MassEffect original trilogy]].
14th May '17 9:13:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Trigun}}'', although the "space" bit isn't as evident until later on in the series. On the other hand, the planet has BinarySuns and weird fauna.

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* ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', although the "space" bit isn't as evident until later on in the series. On the other hand, the planet has BinarySuns and weird fauna.
14th May '17 2:40:01 PM nombretomado
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* Blizzard's ''Franchise/StarCraft'' franchise heavily favors this trope, especially with the DeepSouth-flavored Terran faction. Cut off from Earth, the Terrans of the sector have had to make do and forge an existence for themselves. Much of their technology is cobbled together and has a rough, industrial look to it, resulting in frontier saloons where soldiers in power armor go to drink.
** Notably, this trait increases in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'', where the {{Dixieland}} aesthetic is replaced for a grungy, pseudo-''Series/{{Firefly}}'' one, complete with saloons, revolvers, and Western-style musical cues. The single-player campaign for the first installment, ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty Wings of Liberty]]'', even has a cantina on a starship where [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama"]] plays on a jukebox. Not to mention [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Free Bird"]].

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* Blizzard's ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' franchise heavily favors this trope, especially with the DeepSouth-flavored Terran faction. Cut off from Earth, the Terrans of the sector have had to make do and forge an existence for themselves. Much of their technology is cobbled together and has a rough, industrial look to it, resulting in frontier saloons where soldiers in power armor go to drink.
** Notably, this trait increases in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', where the {{Dixieland}} aesthetic is replaced for a grungy, pseudo-''Series/{{Firefly}}'' one, complete with saloons, revolvers, and Western-style musical cues. The single-player campaign for the first installment, ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty Wings of Liberty]]'', even has a cantina on a starship where [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama"]] plays on a jukebox. Not to mention [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Free Bird"]].
23rd Apr '17 4:18:45 PM nombretomado
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* The first scene or so of ''TransformersVictory''.

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* The first scene or so of ''TransformersVictory''.''Anime/TransformersVictory''.
21st Apr '17 11:19:43 PM dasuberkaiser
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* '' [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SpaceDandy Space Dandy]] Space Dandy'', Already with some subtle or obvious cowboy characteristics, Dandy is a man traveling the galaxies in his ship, the "Aloha Oe" as a bounty hunter looking for rare or never before discovered alien species in exchange for Woolongs(money).

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* '' [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SpaceDandy Space Dandy]] Anime/SpaceDandy Space Dandy'', Already with some subtle or obvious cowboy characteristics, Dandy is a man traveling the galaxies in his ship, the "Aloha Oe" as a bounty hunter looking for rare or never before discovered alien species in exchange for Woolongs(money).
9th Apr '17 10:30:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' is basically a combination of this and the AsteroidMiners trope.

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* ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' ''Toys/RockRaiders'' is basically a combination of this and the AsteroidMiners trope.
31st Mar '17 7:41:01 PM Doug86
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* CharltonComics published six issues of a comic book actually titled ''Space Western''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, one issue even upped the ante with a story in which [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SpaceWestern_350_5628.jpg Space Cowboys fight Space NAZIS... in Space!]]

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* CharltonComics Creator/CharltonComics published six issues of a comic book actually titled ''Space Western''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, one issue even upped the ante with a story in which [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SpaceWestern_350_5628.jpg Space Cowboys fight Space NAZIS... in Space!]]
31st Mar '17 12:07:37 AM PaulA
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[[caption-width-right:320:[[ComicBook/CowboysAndAliens Cowboys, and aliens,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot and robots]], [[TheWizardOfOz oh my!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:[[ComicBook/CowboysAndAliens Cowboys, and aliens,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot and robots]], [[TheWizardOfOz [[Film/TheWizardOfOz oh my!]]]]
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