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8th Jun '16 7:32:36 PM Pinokio
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* In ''THE CALL UP'', YOU DIE IN THE GAME YOU DIE FOR REAL
24th May '16 4:57:45 AM Eyeshield
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'', or [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the trope named after that story.]]

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'', or [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the trope named after that story.]]
story]], the intersection of the two is not uncommon.
2nd May '16 10:22:57 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''{{VideoGame/Polybius}}'', an (thought to be fictional) arcade game of American youth and urban lore that's become ubiquitous thanks to the Internet. The game, so the story goes, is a ''{{Tempest}}'' knock-off that appeared in Portland arcades in 1981. The children who played it suffered from all three of the symptoms detailed above before [[DrivenToSuicide killing themselves]] in the middle of the night. The game disappeared shortly afterward, as suddenly as it had come - in some tellings, wheeled away by mysterious [[TheMenInBlack men in black]]. Someone actually decided to make a [[{{Defictionalization}} Polybius game]], purposely simulating elements found in the mythology (subliminal messages, supernatural things, and so on). Of course, they can be toggled on and off. [[http://www.sinnesloschen.com/1.php See it here]].

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* ''{{VideoGame/Polybius}}'', an (thought to be fictional) arcade game of American youth and urban lore that's become ubiquitous thanks to the Internet. The game, so the story goes, is a ''{{Tempest}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' knock-off that appeared in Portland arcades in 1981. The children who played it suffered from all three of the symptoms detailed above before [[DrivenToSuicide killing themselves]] in the middle of the night. The game disappeared shortly afterward, as suddenly as it had come - in some tellings, wheeled away by mysterious [[TheMenInBlack men in black]]. Someone actually decided to make a [[{{Defictionalization}} Polybius game]], purposely simulating elements found in the mythology (subliminal messages, supernatural things, and so on). Of course, they can be toggled on and off. [[http://www.sinnesloschen.com/1.php See it here]].
11th Apr '16 4:25:14 AM Arcorann
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* In ''The Reality Bug'' this happens with an alternate reality as opposed to a game.

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* In ''The ''[[Literature/ThePendragonAdventure The Reality Bug'' Bug]]'' this happens with an alternate reality as opposed to a game.
22nd Feb '16 2:55:13 AM SonicGamer07
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* In ''Anime/PhantasyStarOnline2'', the titular video game is slowly revealed to be [[spoiler:an InterdimensionalTravelDevice that Darkers, universe-threatening {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, can travel through to Earth. Thankfully, their opponents, the ARKS, can do the same.]]
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.
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