History VideoGame / EmoGame

13th May '17 1:49:10 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{MTV}}: The entire second level of the first game takes place in MTV Studios in [[BigApplesauce Times Square]], with the BossBattle being fought on the ''TRL'' set. The climax of the second game's first level, meanwhile, is set at the Video Music Awards.



* TakeThat: The games sling tons of them at every target in [[TheNineties late-'90s]] / [[TurnOfTheMillennium early-2000s]] popular culture, including ''Series/AmericanIdol'', {{MTV}}, Hot Topic, [[PointAndLaughShow point-and-laugh]] {{talk show}}s, [=SUVs=], pop music, {{reality TV}} and, of course, Music/{{emo}}. ''The Anti-Bush Game'' is also a pair of giant middle fingers raised at [[StrawmanPolitical the right wing of American politics]].

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* TakeThat: The games sling tons of them at every target in [[TheNineties late-'90s]] / [[TurnOfTheMillennium early-2000s]] popular culture, including ''Series/AmericanIdol'', {{MTV}}, Creator/{{MTV}}, Hot Topic, [[PointAndLaughShow point-and-laugh]] {{talk show}}s, [=SUVs=], pop music, {{reality TV}} and, of course, Music/{{emo}}. ''The Anti-Bush Game'' is also a pair of giant middle fingers raised at [[StrawmanPolitical the right wing of American politics]].
3rd Jan '17 5:43:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The games are [[GenreThrowback 16-bit-style]], action-adventure side scrollers that parody both popular culture and the Music/{{emo}} music scene. Most of the humor is derived from its over-the-top portrayal of media figures and TV shows, as well as in-jokes for emo fans, {{shout out}}s to [[TheEighties '80s]] and [[TheNineties '90s]] kids shows, and its willingness to [[CrossesTheLineTwice cross every line of decency]] to make the player laugh.

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The games are [[GenreThrowback 16-bit-style]], action-adventure side scrollers that parody both popular culture and the Music/{{emo}} music EmoMusic scene. Most of the humor is derived from its over-the-top portrayal of media figures and TV shows, as well as in-jokes for emo {{emo}} fans, {{shout out}}s to [[TheEighties '80s]] and [[TheNineties '90s]] kids shows, and its willingness to [[CrossesTheLineTwice cross every line of decency]] to make the player laugh.
2nd Jan '17 8:41:38 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* BlackComedyRape: Inflicted on Music/TheGetUpKids by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] in the first game, and on Music/SavesTheDay by Music/EnriqueIglesias and on Ian [=MacKaye=] by the cast of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in the second.

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* BlackComedyRape: Inflicted on Music/TheGetUpKids by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] in the first game, and on Music/SavesTheDay by Music/EnriqueIglesias and on Ian [=MacKaye=] by the cast of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in the second. ''The Anti-Bush Game'' also has the {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s running Enron getting subjected to PrisonRape after you defeat them.
2nd Jan '17 8:15:23 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** In the anti-Bush game, the protagonists throw American flag stars and the Tom Ridge Robeast has a gun that shoots duct tape.

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** In the anti-Bush game, ''The Anti-Bush Game'', the protagonists throw American flag stars and the Tom Ridge Robeast has a gun that shoots duct tape.



* {{Bowdlerize}}: After ''The Anti-Bush Game'' got media attention, a scene with Voltron having sex with the Statue of Liberty was changed to Voltron knocking the statue off its pedestal and taking its place, a scene with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan mocking his Alzheimers was altered to remove Reagan, and the Music/MandyMoore fingerbang minigame was removed.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: After ''The Anti-Bush Game'' got media attention, a scene with Voltron having sex with the Statue of Liberty was changed to Voltron knocking the statue off its pedestal and taking its place, a scene with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan mocking his Alzheimers was altered to remove Reagan, and the Music/MandyMoore fingerbang minigame was removed. (The version linked above is a copy of the original, pre-Bowdlerization.)



* LampshadeHanging

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* LampshadeHangingLeaningOnTheFourthWall
2nd Jan '17 8:09:06 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Emogame 1: A Get-Up Kidnapping!'' -- The original, released in 2002. The emo band Music/TheGetUpKids gets kidnapped by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] to be sodomized in his dungeon, and a group of {{emo}} rockers set out to save them, going on an adventure through {{suburbia}}, {{MTV}} Studios and Steven Tyler's dimension of evil that reveals the true origin of emo kids.

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* ''Emogame 1: A Get-Up Kidnapping!'' -- The original, released in 2002. The emo band Music/TheGetUpKids gets kidnapped by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] to be sodomized in his dungeon, and a group of {{emo}} rockers set out to save them, going on an adventure through {{suburbia}}, {{MTV}} Studios Creator/{{MTV}} Studios, and Steven Tyler's dimension of evil that reveals the true origin of emo kids.



* ''The Anti-Bush Game'' -- Jason Oda created this game in the run-up to the 2004 election in response to what he saw as the [[TheWarOnStraw corporate greed, warmongering, and religious fanaticism]] of the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration. It features Wrestling/HulkHogan, Creator/MrT, and [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]] going on a righteous rampage to claim the five keys to activate Anime/{{Voltron}} and take down Dubya, ending with an endorsement of Bush's 2004 election rival, John Kerry. Sadly, it looks to have been taken down (perhaps as a result of Bush no longer being in office), as the link to it from the website is {{dead|Link}}.

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* ''The Anti-Bush Game'' -- Jason Oda created this game in the run-up to the 2004 election in response to what he saw as the [[TheWarOnStraw corporate greed, warmongering, and religious fanaticism]] of the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration. It features Wrestling/HulkHogan, Creator/MrT, and [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]] going on a righteous rampage to claim the five keys to activate Anime/{{Voltron}} that control Anime/{{Voltron}}, which is currently being used by Dubya and take down Dubya, his cronies to enforce their will on the world, ending with an endorsement of Bush's 2004 election rival, rival John Kerry. Sadly, it looks to have been taken down (perhaps as a result of Bush no longer being in office), as the link to it from the website is {{dead|Link}}.
{{dead|Link}}; fortunately, it is available [[http://scuzzstuff.org/bushgame/ elsewhere]] on the web.


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* OneWingedAngel: In ''The Anti-Bush Game'', Bush, Cheney, and all of his Cabinet members transform into giant monsters when you confront them.
2nd Jan '17 2:20:08 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* AsianStoreOwner: The owner of the Cell Phone Pagoda at the Mall of America in the second game.



* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] According to [[Music/SunnyDayRealEstate Jeremy Enigk]], all emo bands are doomed to either do this by the time of their third or fourth album or break up before then due to the ovaries of emo guys kicking in, rendering them either insufferable or tone-deaf. This is meant to keep emo in the twilight zone between underground and mainstream, alive but not massive and corporate. The fact that Music/JimmyEatWorld is actually entering their prime with their fourth album ''Bleed American'' is a sign that something is very, very wrong.



* TheMall: The second level in the second game takes place at the Mall of America, and involves blowing up its central core in order to [[KeystoneArmy destroy every mall in the country]] and liberate America from yuppie consumerism.

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* TheMall: The second level in the second game takes place at the Mall of America, and involves blowing up its central core in order to [[KeystoneArmy destroy every mall in the country]] and liberate America from yuppie consumerism. The entrance to the mall overtly resembles a cathedral, with stained-glass windows and messages that treat shopping as a holy sacrament.



* NewAgeRetroHippie: Given a TakeThat in the second game. The player character gives a speech to a pair of these, slamming them for using the imagery of the [[TheSixties '60s counterculture]] as an excuse to smoke weed, sell stuff and not shower.

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* NewAgeRetroHippie: Given a TakeThat in the second game. The player character gives a speech to a pair of these, slamming them for using the imagery of the [[TheSixties '60s counterculture]] as an excuse to smoke weed, sell stuff stuff, and not shower.shower without engaging in any real activism. They summon the ghost of [[Music/TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]] to fight you in response.
2nd Jan '17 2:00:31 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* HummerDinger: The second game featured a boss fight against Creator/TimAllen driving one of these, complete with a [[WeaponizedCar mounted machine gun]] and an {{Eagleland}} Type 2 rant from Allen about how his lifestyle is worth more than the environment.

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* HummerDinger: The second game featured a boss fight against Creator/TimAllen driving one of these, complete with a [[WeaponizedCar mounted machine gun]] gun and rockets]] and an {{Eagleland}} Type 2 rant from Allen about how upholding his lifestyle is worth more than screwing over the environment.environment and people in Third World countries.
2nd Jan '17 1:58:53 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* BlackComedyRape: Inflicted on Music/TheGetUpKids by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] in the first game, and on Music/SavesTheDay by Music/EnriqueIglesias and on Ian [=MacKaye=] by the male cast members of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in the second.

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* BlackComedyRape: Inflicted on Music/TheGetUpKids by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] in the first game, and on Music/SavesTheDay by Music/EnriqueIglesias and on Ian [=MacKaye=] by the male cast members of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in the second.
2nd Jan '17 10:17:37 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Playing these games is like stepping back in time to 2002-04, what with all the pop culture references, '80s kid show nostalgia, hatred of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, Music/{{emo}} treading the line between "underground" and "mainstream", and {{MTV}} [[NetworkDecay still, at the very least, basing its reputation around music videos]].
** The fact that the third game had become one of these to the mid-'00s, [[{{Vaporware}} before it had been released and after that period of time had passed]], ultimately led Jason Oda to cancel it.
* {{Vaporware}}: ''Super Emogame III''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the concept art for the third game showed an [[MurderSimulators ultraviolent]] ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' parody (''Grand Theft Omaha'' -- [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 the most violenterest level eva!]]), levels that homaged ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' and ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'', the main characters battling in [[AfterTheEnd a post-apocalyptic world]], and a boss fight against Music/AshleeSimpson, who is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever mutated into a giant spider]].



* WhoWritesThisCrap: Shortly before facing {{Creed}} in their shit helicopter, the player character remarks:

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: Shortly before facing {{Creed}} Music/{{Creed}} in their shit helicopter, the player character remarks:
2nd Jan '17 10:05:28 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: [[invoked]] Mocked when you go onto the set of ''The Jenny Jones Show'', where today's episode revolves around "12-year-old hoochies" in a way that seems to be backhandedly promoting the TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior of the adolescent girls featured while ostensibly condemning it.



** The player characters themselves can also hit on an underage Music/MandyMoore and fingerbang her, [[WhatTheHellHero and get sent to jail (i.e. killed) as punishment]]. The second game also has a segment where you wander onto ''The Jenny Jones Show'' and meet the "[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior 12-year-old hoochies]]", who will give the player character a handjob (and unlock a new character, Adam Lazzara of Music/TakingBackSunday) if they prevent the drill instructors from carting them off to reform school.

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** The player characters themselves can also hit on an underage Music/MandyMoore and fingerbang her, her. In the first game, [[WhatTheHellHero and they get sent to jail (i.e. killed) as punishment]]. The second game also has a segment where you wander onto ''The Jenny Jones Show'' and meet the "[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior 12-year-old hoochies]]", who will give the player character a handjob (and unlock a new character, Adam Lazzara of Music/TakingBackSunday) if they prevent the drill instructors from carting them off to reform school.


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* StopBeingStereotypical: At the Mall of America in the second game, the player character finds a pair of rednecks being harassed by [[RichBitch rich yuppies]] and is compelled to stand up for them in the face of the insults they receive. He promptly regrets it once one of the rednecks starts spewing epithets about black people, Jews, and gay people, bemoaning how everybody around him is either an elitist scumbag or a bigoted scumbag.
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