Looking at the page now, it's the examples that need cleaning up. Heck, one of us could just go in and cut all the examples that don't fit, and we could close this thread early and knock off for lunch :D
I think the Laconic version would be a good guideline for determining which examples to cut: "A game mechanic or option that exists only to harm the player." We're talking Use Gun On Self rather than Bottomless Pits
. Pressing X has no effect other than killing you, but if you don't press X then whatever would be triggered has no way of harming you.
For example, the first trope example on Press X to Die
(at time of writing) is about a Minecraft
mod that replaces Redstone with copper cables, and the copper cables shock you if you don't add rubber to them. This isn't Press X to Die
, it's just an environmental hazard, and in Minecraft that's the kind of feature that powergamers LOVE to abuse for fun and profit