History RunningGag / VideoGames

15th Nov '16 11:51:24 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has [=FATEs=], which are random events that happen throughout the overworld that involve monsters or other enemies players have to defeat waves of or take on a boss. Each FATE has a description and several of them will always poke fun at the Lalafell being eaten or are in the danger of being eaten/abused due to the race's small childlike size.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has [=FATEs=], which are random events that happen throughout the overworld that involve monsters or other enemies players have to defeat waves of or take on a boss. Each FATE has a description and several of them will always poke fun at the Lalafell being eaten or are in the danger of being eaten/abused due to the race's small childlike size.size.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Morganna, the team's FunnyAnimal cat and resident ButtMonkey, regularly gets thrown by other party members. This includes in the opening animation by Ryuji, and as you're escaping the Pyramid dungeon by Ann.
15th Nov '16 5:38:12 AM ExSlacker
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** Phoenix cross-examining animals. First with a parrot in the first game, then an orca during the DLC episode of ''Dual Destinies''. In ''Spirit of Justice'' the judge asks Phoenix if he's going to do the same thing to a dog, but Phoenix declines, "at least this time".
8th Oct '16 11:35:42 AM DustSnitch
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** There's the HeterosexualLifePartners relationship between Elzam and [[{{Badass}} Sanger]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Zonvolt]]. Taken UpToEleven where both get their respective {{Mid Season Upgrade}}s, and later on show through their mechs that "[[Memes/VideoGames Real Men Ride Each Other]]''...

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** There's the HeterosexualLifePartners relationship between Elzam and [[{{Badass}} Sanger]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Sanger Zonvolt]]. Taken UpToEleven where both get their respective {{Mid Season Upgrade}}s, and later on show through their mechs that "[[Memes/VideoGames Real Men Ride Each Other]]''...
2nd Oct '16 7:34:37 PM nombretomado
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** The tendency of Elzam's {{Leitmotif}} '"Trombe!" to override all other songs is taken as a RunningGag by the producers. But then {{Flanderization}} took over, and due to the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesomeness]] of the song, and it's no longer viewed as a RunningGag, but justified by the RuleOfCool. In the RPG spinoff ''EndlessFrontier'', there's a running gag involving Kaguya Nanbu being mistaken for or compared to a cow, due to her... huge tracts of land, and possibly her white-and-black outfit, including by what's essentially a minotaur. Who asks to ''marry her''.

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** The tendency of Elzam's {{Leitmotif}} '"Trombe!" to override all other songs is taken as a RunningGag by the producers. But then {{Flanderization}} took over, and due to the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesomeness]] of the song, and it's no longer viewed as a RunningGag, but justified by the RuleOfCool. In the RPG spinoff ''EndlessFrontier'', ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', there's a running gag involving Kaguya Nanbu being mistaken for or compared to a cow, due to her... huge tracts of land, and possibly her white-and-black outfit, including by what's essentially a minotaur. Who asks to ''marry her''.
7th Sep '16 2:00:13 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Frogs are people too. Originally you can argue this with Milton, and if you find the floppy disc with ''[[spoiler:Serious Sam: The Text Encounter]]'' on it in ''Road to Gehenna'', you can argue that with Ennui. In addition, you can write "Frogs are people too" on a wall with the paint bucket if you trigger the former conversation.

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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Frogs are people too. Originally you can argue this with Milton, and if you find the floppy disc with ''[[spoiler:Serious Sam: The Text Encounter]]'' on it in ''Road to Gehenna'', you can argue that with Ennui. In addition, you can write "Frogs are people too" on a wall with the paint bucket if you trigger the former conversation.conversation.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has [=FATEs=], which are random events that happen throughout the overworld that involve monsters or other enemies players have to defeat waves of or take on a boss. Each FATE has a description and several of them will always poke fun at the Lalafell being eaten or are in the danger of being eaten/abused due to the race's small childlike size.
5th Aug '16 9:13:39 PM Nicoaln
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** From an AscendedMeme, Nancy saying "Its ''locked''." in her very deadpan voice.
25th Jul '16 1:07:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* On the comp.sys.sinclair newsgroup, every "what is this game?" request will get at least one reply to the effect that "it's definitely not {{Stonkers}}". This is sometimes subverted, e.g. if the game described is a PlatformGame, someone might reply "it's definitely not VideoGame/JetSetWilly".
* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has HK-47's "Meatbags!" and general [[ComedicSociopath insanity]], along with Mission's repeated use of [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour "Bantha poodoo"]].

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* On the comp.sys.sinclair newsgroup, every "what is this game?" request will get at least one reply to the effect that "it's definitely not {{Stonkers}}".VideoGame/{{Stonkers}}". This is sometimes subverted, e.g. if the game described is a PlatformGame, someone might reply "it's definitely not VideoGame/JetSetWilly".
* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has HK-47's "Meatbags!" and general [[ComedicSociopath insanity]], along with Mission's repeated use of [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour "Bantha poodoo"]].
10th Jul '16 12:13:25 PM nombretomado
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** Reporter Al-Jilani getting punched due to Shepard having had enough of her adjective nouns. In a bonus video from the Lair Of The Shadow Broker DLC, she gets punched out by a krogan. And, if you got back later, by a volus! BioWare must ''really'' hate reporters like her... In Mass Effect 3, she also tries to punch Shepard back. Shepard can respond by headbutting her.

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** Reporter Al-Jilani getting punched due to Shepard having had enough of her adjective nouns. In a bonus video from the Lair Of The Shadow Broker DLC, she gets punched out by a krogan. And, if you got back later, by a volus! BioWare Creator/BioWare must ''really'' hate reporters like her... In Mass Effect 3, she also tries to punch Shepard back. Shepard can respond by headbutting her.
6th Jul '16 1:32:42 AM morenohijazo
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* A running gag spanning ''multiple'' games started with ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' and it's "Zombie Genocider" achievement for killing 53,594 zombies, a.k.a. the entire population of Willamette, Colorado, the town the game takes place in. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' had the bright idea to one-up them by including an achievement called "Zombie Genocid'''est'''" for killing 53,59'''5''' [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Infected]], and the gag started going from there as various games started to one-up the previous achievement by increasing the number by 1.

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* A running gag spanning ''multiple'' games started with ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' and it's "Zombie Genocider" achievement for killing 53,594 zombies, a.k.a. the entire population of Willamette, Colorado, the town the game takes place in. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' had the bright idea to one-up them by including an achievement called "Zombie Genocid'''est'''" for killing 53,59'''5''' [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Infected]], and the gag started going from there as various games started to one-up the previous achievement by increasing the number by 1.1.
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Frogs are people too. Originally you can argue this with Milton, and if you find the floppy disc with ''[[spoiler:Serious Sam: The Text Encounter]]'' on it in ''Road to Gehenna'', you can argue that with Ennui. In addition, you can write "Frogs are people too" on a wall with the paint bucket if you trigger the former conversation.
19th Jun '16 12:12:08 AM TheCuza
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* A running gag spanning ''multiple'' games started with ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' and it's "Zombie Genocider" achievement for killing 53,594 zombies, a.k.a. the entire population of Willamette, Colorado, the town the game takes place in. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' had the bright idea to one-up them by including an achievement called "Zombie Genocid'''est''' for killing 53,59'''5''' [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Infected]], and the gag started going from there as various games started to one-up the previous achievement by increasing the number by 1.

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* A running gag spanning ''multiple'' games started with ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' and it's "Zombie Genocider" achievement for killing 53,594 zombies, a.k.a. the entire population of Willamette, Colorado, the town the game takes place in. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' had the bright idea to one-up them by including an achievement called "Zombie Genocid'''est''' Genocid'''est'''" for killing 53,59'''5''' [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Infected]], and the gag started going from there as various games started to one-up the previous achievement by increasing the number by 1.
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