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22nd Dec '15 10:54:14 PM jormis29
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* The ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' miniseries ''My First Maniac'' featured an old arcade game called ''Bludbus'', which urban legends state was banned due to causing things like suicidal and homicidal thoughts (undoubtedly inspired by the real-life urban legend of the Polybius cabinets). The slasher of the story, Grinface, was a normal boy who was either possessed by the game after his death, or was so obsessed with it he simply decided to adopt the identity of the VillainProtagonist.
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* The ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' miniseries ''My First Maniac'' featured an old arcade game called ''Bludbus'', which urban legends state was banned due to causing things like suicidal and homicidal thoughts (undoubtedly inspired by the real-life urban legend {{urban legend}} of the Polybius ''VideoGame/{{Polybius}}'' cabinets). The slasher of the story, Grinface, was a normal boy who was either possessed by the game after his death, or was so obsessed with it he simply decided to adopt the identity of the VillainProtagonist.
22nd Dec '15 10:53:05 PM jormis29
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* The rather mediocre ''Film/{{HellraiserHellWorld}}'' used this as a premise to try to [[DoingInTheWizard Do In the Wizard]]. In the movie, Hellworld and the Cenobites and other mainstays of Hellraiser franchise are treated as part of a video game, and the premise is that after a young man kills himself because of playing too much Hellworld, his father sets up an elaborate scheme to kill the friends who did not come to the young man's aid by making them believe Hellworld is real via the use of hallucinogens and some theater. Then the film reverses course to [[DoingInTheScientist Do In the Scientist]] when it turns out that Pinhead, the Cenobites, and Hellworld all do exist.
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* The rather mediocre ''Film/{{HellraiserHellWorld}}'' ''Film/HellraiserHellWorld'' used this as a premise to try to [[DoingInTheWizard Do In the Wizard]]. In the movie, Hellworld and the Cenobites and other mainstays of Hellraiser franchise are treated as part of a video game, and the premise is that after a young man kills himself because of playing too much Hellworld, his father sets up an elaborate scheme to kill the friends who did not come to the young man's aid by making them believe Hellworld is real via the use of hallucinogens and some theater. Then the film reverses course to [[DoingInTheScientist Do In the Scientist]] when it turns out that Pinhead, the Cenobites, and Hellworld all do exist.
22nd Dec '15 10:30:59 PM chc232323
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* The rather mediocre ''Film/{{HellraiserHellWorld}}'' used this as a premise to try to [[DoingInTheWizard Do In the Wizard]]. In the movie, Hellworld and the Cenobites and other mainstays of Hellraiser franchise are treated as part of a video game, and the premise is that after a young man kills himself because of playing too much Hellworld, his father sets up an elaborate scheme to kill the friends who did not come to the young man's aid by making them believe Hellworld is real via the use of hallucinogens and some theater. Then the film reverses course to [[DoingInTheScientist Do In the Scientist]] when it turns out that Pinhead, the Cenobites, and Hellworld all do exist.
9th Dec '15 2:19:18 PM Josef5678
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] ''TheMostDangerousGame'', or [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the trope named after that story.]]
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] ''TheMostDangerousGame'', ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'', or [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the trope named after that story.]]
12th Nov '15 5:30:29 PM nombretomado
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* One of {{Robert Rankin}}'s ''Brentford Trilogy'' books features a ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' machine at the Flying Swan that causes its only player to become possessed by ''actual'' space invaders.
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* One of {{Robert Creator/{{Robert Rankin}}'s ''Brentford Trilogy'' books features a ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' machine at the Flying Swan that causes its only player to become possessed by ''actual'' space invaders.
1st Nov '15 2:19:47 AM Aquillion
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A SubTrope of FictionalVideoGame (usually), TheGamePlaysYou, and MyLittlePanzer. See also YourMindMakesItReal, which is often the cause of this.
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A SubTrope of FictionalVideoGame (usually), TheGamePlaysYou, MyLittlePanzer, and MyLittlePanzer. See also YourMindMakesItReal, which is often the cause of this. YourMindMakesItReal. Usually, you must WinToExit.
1st Nov '15 2:17:43 AM Aquillion
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A SubTrope of FictionalVideoGame (usually), TheGamePlaysYou, and MyLittlePanzer.
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A SubTrope of FictionalVideoGame (usually), TheGamePlaysYou, and MyLittlePanzer. MyLittlePanzer. See also YourMindMakesItReal, which is often the cause of this.
22nd Oct '15 9:49:37 PM nombretomado
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* WebVideo/BenDrowned (sometimes called simply ''Majora''), an Internet meme / {{alternate reality game}} about a blogger named "jadusable" who gradually loses his grip on reality as he is tormented by a haunted ''[[MajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' cartridge. The whole thing can be found [[http://www.youshouldnthavedonethat.net/ here]].
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* WebVideo/BenDrowned (sometimes called simply ''Majora''), an Internet meme / {{alternate reality game}} about a blogger named "jadusable" who gradually loses his grip on reality as he is tormented by a haunted ''[[MajorasMask ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' cartridge. The whole thing can be found [[http://www.youshouldnthavedonethat.net/ here]].
16th Oct '15 3:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* PiersAnthony's book Kill-O-Byte has a variation of this, where a former cop with a pacemaker and a diabetic are put at risk in a VR game because one of the shock feedback devices is perilously close to the former's heart (The shock device goes off every time the player dies in the game, which threatens to mess up his pacemaker), while both are trapped in the game, unable to log off due to a malicious hacker. It becomes a race against time as the hacker keeps trying to kill off the ex-cop to mess up his pacemaker more and more, and the diabetic starts to slip into hypoglycemic shock.
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* PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's book Kill-O-Byte ''Kill-O-Byte'' has a variation of this, where a former cop with a pacemaker and a diabetic are put at risk in a VR game because one of the shock feedback devices is perilously close to the former's heart (The shock device goes off every time the player dies in the game, which threatens to mess up his pacemaker), while both are trapped in the game, unable to log off due to a malicious hacker. It becomes a race against time as the hacker keeps trying to kill off the ex-cop to mess up his pacemaker more and more, and the diabetic starts to slip into hypoglycemic shock.
2nd Oct '15 8:51:45 AM DeepRed
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* The first recorded death while playing a video game was with ''Berzerk'' - a man got a heart attack while playing it.
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* The first recorded death while playing a video game was with ''Berzerk'' in 1981 - a man got a heart attack while playing it.
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