History SeriousBusiness / VideoGames

12th Nov '17 1:42:22 PM CheeseDogX
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*** Blitzball's serious business status is {{Justified}} by characters in game. What with Sin threatening all life on Spira every decade or so, most people have very little to look forward to in life. Blitzball is just about the only distraction from the CrapsackWorld of the setting. So yeah, people take it pretty seriously.
5th Sep '17 9:13:32 AM MetalSmasher86
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** There's also people who will gladly point out any errors you make regarding details in a video game, its characters, or anything else you got wrong, even if you later admitted you flubbed up or 300+ other people already commented on the same mistakes. Some people will just point out the mistakes while others will question your sexuality or if you're even a true fan. Better hope you get the details right the first time!

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** There's also people who will gladly point out any errors you make regarding details in a video game, its characters, or anything else you got wrong, even if you later admitted you flubbed up or 300+ other people already commented on the same mistakes. Some people will just point out the mistakes while others will question your sexuality or [[NoTrueScotsman if you're even a true fan.fan]]. Better hope you get the details right the first time!
25th May '17 9:45:19 PM NOYB
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', masks are Serious F-ing Business. The entire culture of Termina seems obsessed with masks, and they also have a huge mask-themed festival every year where everyone wears masks. In fact, a traveling salesman who sells ''only'' masks comes around for the occasion. There is even a bar in Termina that, instead of a membership card, requires all customers to wear a cow mask for service. Then there is the couple's mask, which is extremely important as it is needed for two people to get married. If something happens to the mask, ''they don't get married''! The most serious example of all is Majora's Mask itself, which was crafted centuries ago by a tribe of, most likely, dark wizards to be used in ancient hexing rituals by invoking the power of the sinister, malevolent, demonic god, Majora. When the skull kid wears this mask, it takes control of him and causes the moon to fall on Termina, killing everyone in sight! Yeah, that's no Halloween costume. Although, technically, Termina is a mirror of Hyrule, so there might be a reason why everybody obsess over masks. But considering how many magical masks there are they might have a good reason.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', masks are Serious F-ing Business. The entire culture of Termina seems obsessed with masks, and they also have a huge mask-themed festival every year where everyone wears masks. In fact, a traveling salesman who sells ''only'' masks comes around for the occasion. There is even a bar in Termina that, instead of a membership card, requires all customers to wear a cow mask for service. Then there is the couple's mask, which is extremely important as it is needed for two people to get married. If something happens to the mask, ''they don't get married''! The most serious example of all is Majora's Mask itself, which was crafted centuries ago by a tribe of, most likely, dark wizards to be used in ancient hexing rituals by invoking the power of the sinister, malevolent, demonic god, Majora. When the skull kid wears this mask, it takes control of him and causes the moon to fall on Termina, killing everyone in sight! Yeah, that's no Halloween costume. Although, technically, Termina is a mirror of Hyrule, so there might be a reason why everybody obsess obsesses over masks. But considering how many magical masks there are they might have a good reason.
6th Mar '17 12:11:23 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/SoccerSpirits'', Soccer is the most important game in the galaxy.
13th Feb '17 11:05:55 AM YasminPerry
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In ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'', dreamer boy Elliot Edwards goes all [[EmoTeen emo]] after he loses a basketball game. This is often [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in various parodies.

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* In ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'', dreamer boy Elliot Edwards goes all [[EmoTeen emo]] after he loses a basketball game. This is often [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in various parodies.
13th Feb '17 11:05:17 AM YasminPerry
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In ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'', dreamer boy Elliot Edwards goes all [[EmoTeen emo]] after he loses a basketball game. This is often [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in various parodies.
19th Dec '16 12:06:54 PM KrspaceT
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** Sun and Moon even has one in universe about, of all things, Seaking:
--> Trainers who are crazy for Seaking are divided into horn enthusiasts and fin enthusiasts. The two groups do not get along well.
10th Sep '16 2:30:07 PM JAG001
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** Before them, there was ''VideoGame/MegaRace,'' released in 1993. The futuristic rail shooter/racing game is framed as a virtual-reality game show, with you as the contestant. How serious is this show? There is a meter on your dashboard to keep track of the viewer ratings you're pulling in for the show, and letting it run out gets you kicked off. The company hosting the show is free to build their tracks anywhere they please, and silence anyone that protests. The ''Mega Race'' show is broadcast on giant [=TVs=] mounted on everything, from buildings to billboards, and even on giant flying robots to ensure that EVERYONE is watching ''Mega Race'', no matter where they are or what they're doing.

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** Before them, there was ''VideoGame/MegaRace,'' released in 1993. The futuristic rail shooter/racing game is framed as a virtual-reality game show, with you as the contestant. How serious is this show? There is a meter on your dashboard to keep track of the viewer ratings you're pulling in for the show, and letting it run out gets Between every race, you kicked off. The company hosting the show is free to build their tracks anywhere they please, and silence anyone that protests. The ''Mega Race'' show is broadcast on get cutscenes showing giant [=TVs=] TV monitors mounted on to just about everything, from buildings to billboards, and even on giant flying robots billboards to ''satellites in orbit over the planet'' to ensure that EVERYONE is watching ''Mega Race'', no matter where they are or what they're doing.are. The company hosting the show has enough clout that they can build tracks for this show anywhere, and it's implied by the game's host that the company silences anyone who tries to protest. And just to drive home the point, there's a meter on your dashboard showing the ratings you're pulling in; you're encouraged to keep that meter full, with the host tossing in the implied threat of you getting booted off if you let it run out.
12th Jul '16 10:31:16 PM TheBuddy26
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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGo Go]]'' takes this [[UpToEleven to new levels]] with arguments over whatever team one is on, people actively catching Pokémon ''during the night'', '''''and even snatching other people's phones just for the concept of catching a legendary.'''''
6th Jun '16 4:26:26 AM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jak X]]'' gives us Combat Racing. Sound like a good thing to watch on your day off? It brings in more than its home city's ''entire yearly budget''. Crime lords are willing to ''kill'' to ensure their bets pay off. And according to G.T. Blitz, it could become ''bigger''. Sure, it's not as basic as [[Franchise/YuGiOh a card game]], but come on, a sport based around driving in circles shooting people is this big?
** [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Yes]].
*** Well, ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' seems to be serious business for Calypso, just because he's a MagnificentBastard. It's serious for the competitors because Calypso's a LiteralGenie who'll grant them a wish if they win. It's serious for everyone else because there's a chance they'll get gunned down by crazed clowns in ice cream trucks.

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* ''[[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jak X]]'' ''VideoGame/JakX'' gives us Combat Racing. Sound like a good thing to watch on your day off? It brings in more than its home city's ''entire yearly budget''. Crime lords are willing to ''kill'' to ensure their bets pay off. And according to G.T. Blitz, it could become ''bigger''. Sure, it's not as basic as [[Franchise/YuGiOh a card game]], but come on, a sport based around driving in circles shooting people is this big?
** [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Yes]].
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* Well, ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' seems to be serious business for Calypso, just because he's a MagnificentBastard. It's serious for the competitors because Calypso's a LiteralGenie who'll grant them a wish if they win. It's serious for everyone else because there's a chance they'll get gunned down by crazed clowns in ice cream trucks.



* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'', [[TraumaInn Innkeeping]] is serious business. One of the sideplots involves this organization called the Syndicate of Pubs, Inns and Taverns ([[FunWithAcronyms SPIT]]) that regulates every inn in (almost) every town to make sure they're up to scratch. Every year, they hold a competition called the [[PunnyName Innys]] for the best inn in the land, with the main judge being the KING. The innkeeper who wins this award earns a ''massive'' gold trophy and earns the title of [[{{Pun}} Inn]]Credible [[HurricaneOfPuns Inn]]tertainor. One of the main characters, Er[[PunnyName inn]], comes from a long line of Inncredible Inntertainers and is expected to continue this proud tradition. When her innkeeping friends discover this, ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they start bowing at her feet]].'' If this isn't SeriousBusiness, then the fact that there's an Innkeeping MAFIA ''definitely'' is.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'', [[TraumaInn Innkeeping]] is serious business. One of the sideplots involves this organization called the Syndicate of Pubs, Inns and Taverns ([[FunWithAcronyms SPIT]]) that regulates every inn in (almost) every town to make sure they're up to scratch. Every year, they hold a competition called the [[PunnyName Innys]] for the best inn in the land, with the main judge being the KING. The innkeeper who wins this award earns a ''massive'' gold trophy and earns the title of [[{{Pun}} Inn]]Credible [[HurricaneOfPuns Inn]]tertainor. One of the main characters, Er[[PunnyName inn]], comes from a long line of Inncredible Inntertainers and is expected to continue this proud tradition. When her innkeeping friends discover this, ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they ''they start bowing at her feet]].feet.'' If this isn't SeriousBusiness, then the fact that there's an Innkeeping MAFIA ''definitely'' is.
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