History SeriousBusiness / VideoGames

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.
2nd Mar '16 8:41:06 AM Medinoc
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''. Bananas: SERIOUS DAMN BUSINESS! Every time the Kongs' banana horde gets stolen, it results in a violent RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Less so in later games like ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', which portray the bananas as having various magic powers that ''would'' be pretty useful when trying to TakeOverTheWorld.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''. Bananas: SERIOUS DAMN BUSINESS! Every time the Kongs' banana horde hoard gets stolen, it results in a violent RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Less so in later games like ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', which portray the bananas as having various magic powers that ''would'' be pretty useful when trying to TakeOverTheWorld.
25th Jan '16 10:46:42 PM superkeijikun
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** During the ''Citadel'' DLC, [[PsychoForHire Zaeed]] becomes obsessed with winning a stuffed toy from a claw game for a kid. ''Really'' obsessed. And prone to cursing the game out when he loses. Later he and Garrus are planning home security for Shepard's apartment: laser trip wires to smash a glass feature and cut an intruder to ribbons, setting a spa to boil if anyone but Shepard uses it, a coffee maker that explodes. And them first hoping Shepard does not find out then warning of a code s/he has to input, then run like hell.

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** During the ''Citadel'' DLC, [[PsychoForHire Zaeed]] becomes obsessed with winning a stuffed toy from a claw game for a kid. ''Really'' obsessed. And prone to cursing the game out when he loses. Later he loses.
--->'''Zaeed''': What could be more important than Zaeed Massani not getting bested by some ''fucking kids' game''?!\\
'''Shepard''': You really want one of those plushy toys.\\
'''Zaeed''': Goddamn right, I do!
** During the party, Zaeed
and Garrus are planning home security for Shepard's apartment: laser trip wires to smash a glass feature and cut an intruder to ribbons, setting a spa to boil if anyone but Shepard uses it, a coffee maker that explodes. And them first hoping Shepard does not find out then warning of a code s/he has to input, then run like hell.
23rd Oct '15 5:37:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks]]'', trains are Serious Business. You begin the game as a train engineer apprentice on graduation day, a ceremony that involves the princess essentially ''knighting'' engineers. It gets pretty ridiculous soon after, where part of a track disappears and the characters are at a total loss as to how to proceed, even though it turns out the place you're trying to go to is a trivially short cave away (apparently no one's heard of ''walking'' anywhere). Partly justified in-universe as the train tracks turn out to be a CosmicKeystone that keeps the SealedEvilInACan imprisoned.

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* In ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks]]'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', trains are Serious Business. You begin the game as a train engineer apprentice on graduation day, a ceremony that involves the princess essentially ''knighting'' engineers. It gets pretty ridiculous soon after, where part of a track disappears and the characters are at a total loss as to how to proceed, even though it turns out the place you're trying to go to is a trivially short cave away (apparently no one's heard of ''walking'' anywhere). Partly justified in-universe as the train tracks turn out to be a CosmicKeystone that keeps the SealedEvilInACan imprisoned.
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