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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, of all things. Fictional video/arcade games advertised or [[GameWithinAGame available for play]] within some ''GTA'' games are far less menacing, cross a wider spectrum of genres, and may even pass as kid-friendly, though sexual jokes are aplenty and their presence is more for parody. That said, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' does have a parody of this sort of game with ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwvirFITNLk Righteous Slaughter 7]]'', the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''-meets-''Postal'' FPS that Jimmy is seen playing in his room, which is packed with every stereotype about violent video games -- and their fans -- rolled into one. Weapons include syringes filled with [=VDs=] (which earn the player an "Infected!" bonus) and a literal shit on a stick, the player is able to literally [[BeatingADeadPlayer rape his opponent's corpse]] after killing him, and never is less than a quarter of the screen painted red with blood. The game's website (viewable on the in-game internet) and advertisements take the parody further, making fun of the CashCowFranchise nature of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games. Jimmy himself hasn't been turned into a psychopath by it, though that's not to say that his [[{{GIFT}} actual]] [[DumbassTeenageSon behavior]] is a whole lot better.\\

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, of all things. Fictional video/arcade games advertised or [[GameWithinAGame available for play]] within some ''GTA'' games are far less menacing, cross a wider spectrum of genres, and may even pass as kid-friendly, though sexual jokes are aplenty and their presence is more for homage or parody. Examples such as Degenatron, a pastiche of Atari with graphics consist of squares and dots of various colors, , Exsorbeo, a phallic shaped FictionalCounterpart of Game Boy with most of the game named after sexual slang, and [[https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/QUB3D QUB3D]], "The Puzzle Game That You've Played Before", obviously an in universe counterpart to Tetris.
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That said, although instead as a commentary to violence, it's more like a FictionalCounterpart to [[Videogame/CallOfDuty a certain cash cow franchise at the time]], ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' does have a parody of this sort of game with ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwvirFITNLk Righteous Slaughter 7]]'', the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''-meets-''Postal'' FPS that Jimmy is seen playing in his room, which is packed with every stereotype about violent video games FirstPersonShooter -- and their fans -- rolled into one. Weapons include syringes filled with [=VDs=] (which earn the player an "Infected!" bonus) and a literal shit on a stick, the player is able to literally [[BeatingADeadPlayer rape his opponent's corpse]] after killing him, and never is less than a quarter of the screen painted red with blood. The game's website (viewable on the in-game internet) and advertisements take the parody further, [[TakeThat making fun fun]] of the CashCowFranchise nature of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games. Jimmy himself hasn't been turned into a psychopath by it, though that's not to say that his [[{{GIFT}} actual]] [[DumbassTeenageSon behavior]] is a whole lot better.\\


* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' features ''Hero's Duty'', an AffectionateParody of sci-fi shooters such as the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. When he escapes into the game from his own (an old-school ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''esque 8-bit arcade game), Ralph exclaims, "When did video games get so violent and scary?!"

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' features ''Hero's Duty'', an AffectionateParody of sci-fi shooters such as the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. When he escapes into the game from his own (an old-school ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''esque 8-bit arcade game), Ralph exclaims, [[TakeThat "When did video games get so violent and scary?!"scary?!"]]


* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' plays this one for laughs [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=199 on this page]], where Antimony's first (and judging by her horrified reaction, last) exposure to video games is one of the ''Grand Theft Auto'' titles. (Though [[WordOfGod Word of Tom]] clarifies that Annie did give video games another chance after that. She was impressed with ''Webcomic/ShadowOfTheColossus'', as was Renard.)

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' plays this one for laughs [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=199 on this page]], where Antimony's first (and judging by her horrified reaction, last) exposure to video games is one of the ''Grand Theft Auto'' titles. (Though [[WordOfGod Word of Tom]] clarifies that Annie did give video games another chance after that. She was impressed with ''Webcomic/ShadowOfTheColossus'', ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', as was Renard.)


* In ''Ride Along'', Ben is a fan of an ultraviolent ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' clone whose online multiplayer is composed of players of [[{{GIFT}} varying degrees of maturity]], with gamertags like Assface and Ballsdeep. Ben's own gamertag is [[BlackIsBiggerInBed BlackHammer]]. The fact that his knowledge of guns comes entirely from video games bites him in the ass when his girlfriend's [[KnightTemplarBigBrother cop brother James]] takes him to a shooting range as part of a police ride-along; it turns out that being a top-level FPS gamer does ''not'' mean that [[ATeamFiring one knows how]] [[BlownAcrossTheRoom to fire a gun]]. [[spoiler:Though his knowledge of the exotic military weaponry featured in the game does come in handy for tracking down Omar. Also, Assface warns Ben and James when he hears Omar's goons break into Ben's home over his Xbox Live headset.]]

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* In ''Ride Along'', ''Film/RideAlong'', Ben is a fan of an ultraviolent ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' clone [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjXHHjnhPIg clone]] whose online multiplayer is composed of players of [[{{GIFT}} varying degrees of maturity]], with gamertags like Assface and Ballsdeep. Ben's own gamertag is [[BlackIsBiggerInBed BlackHammer]]. The fact that his knowledge of guns comes entirely from video games bites him in the ass when his girlfriend's [[KnightTemplarBigBrother cop brother James]] takes him to a shooting range as part of a police ride-along; it turns out that being a top-level FPS gamer does ''not'' mean that [[ATeamFiring one knows how]] how to fire]] [[BlownAcrossTheRoom to fire a gun]].shotgun loaded with magnum shells]]. [[spoiler:Though his knowledge of the exotic military weaponry featured in the game does come in handy for tracking down Omar. Also, Assface warns Ben and James when he hears Omar's goons break into Ben's home over his Xbox Live headset.]]]] In the sequel, he's moved on to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wglo324OxNg a game]] more reminiscent of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', in which he wrecks a Lamborghini in a police chase [[spoiler:and gets killed by [[NeverMessWithGranny an old lady he tried to carjack]]]].


* In the Creator/SpikeLee film ''Film/InsideMan'', the leading bank robber sees one of the hostages, an African-American boy, playing a ''GTA''-like game of plotless violence with racial overtones. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYNUp5rAZJo He's not happy.]] It should also be noted that the graphics on the game are pretty good for a handheld device.
* ''{{Clockers}}'' has ''Gangster'', which appears to be some kind of proto-GTA played via VR helmet and supposedly made by Sega.

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* In the Creator/SpikeLee film ''Film/InsideMan'', the leading bank robber sees one of the hostages, an African-American boy, playing a ''GTA''-like game of plotless violence with racial overtones.overtones on his UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYNUp5rAZJo He's not happy.]] It should also be noted that the graphics on the game are pretty good for a handheld device.
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* ''{{Clockers}}'' Another Spike Lee film, ''Film/{{Clockers}}'', has ''Gangster'', which appears to be some kind of proto-GTA proto-''GTA'' played via VR helmet and supposedly made by Sega.


** [[Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet The sequel]] has ''Slaughter Race'', based on violent racing games like ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''.

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** [[Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet The sequel]] has ''Slaughter Race'', based on violent racing games like ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''. [[spoiler: Surprisingly for an instance of this trope in a Disney movie, it's not portrayed negatively at all-- in fact,Vanellope even decides to stay there because it suits her tomboyish personality better than the SugarBowl game she came from]].


** [[Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet The sequel]] has ''Slaughter Race'', based on violent racing games like VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}

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** [[Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet The sequel]] has ''Slaughter Race'', based on violent racing games like VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''.

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** [[Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet The sequel]] has ''Slaughter Race'', based on violent racing games like VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}


* ''Series/TheXFiles'' did this one too, with its usual flair. A virtual reality game is [[YourMindMakesItReal killing its players]], so our heroes get called in. Scully got to act as the voice of disapproval, while Mulder and the Lone Gunmen were "reduced... back to moony adolescence." Interestingly, this episode was cowritten by William Gibson, one of the people with a claim to inventing CyberPunk. Though that did give us [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Scully getting armed to the teeth and having a shootout with the program]], so it was worth it. And a notable ThisLoserIsYou moment aimed at geeks with [[InformedAbility "World Reknowned Hacker"]] [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled Darryl Musashi]] getting [[DistractedByTheSexy ridiculously distracted]] by [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey the AI's avatar modelled on a hot stripper.]]

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' did this one too, with its usual flair. A virtual reality game is [[YourMindMakesItReal killing its players]], so our heroes get called in. Scully got to act as the voice of disapproval, while Mulder and the Lone Gunmen were "reduced... back to moony adolescence." Interestingly, this episode was cowritten by William Gibson, one of the people with a claim to inventing CyberPunk. Though that did give us [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Scully getting armed to the teeth and having a shootout with the program]], program, so it was worth it. And a notable ThisLoserIsYou moment aimed at geeks with [[InformedAbility "World Reknowned Hacker"]] [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled Darryl Musashi]] getting [[DistractedByTheSexy ridiculously distracted]] by [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey the AI's avatar modelled on a hot stripper.]]


* ''VideoGame/PlayerTwoStart'', an AlternateHistory story about a different development of gaming in TheNineties thanks to Creator/{{Sony}} and Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s plans for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES-CD]] never falling apart, has a couple of examples.

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* ''VideoGame/PlayerTwoStart'', ''Literature/PlayerTwoStart'', an AlternateHistory story about a different development of gaming in TheNineties thanks to Creator/{{Sony}} and Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s plans for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES-CD]] never falling apart, has a couple of examples.


* One news report in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' involves a "Senator Limperman" railing against violent video games such as ''Rape and Pillage'' and ''Abe Lincoln Teaches Killing''. (He's also upset about a crude TakeThat directed at him in another unnamed game).

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* One news report in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' involves a "Senator Limperman" railing against violent video games such as ''Rape and Pillage'' and ''Abe Lincoln Teaches Killing''. (He's also upset about a crude TakeThat directed at him in another unnamed game).game, presumably ''this one''; the game can get somewhat meta at times.)


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* Mamimi from ''Manga/{{FLCL}}'' spends half the second episode playing ''Fire Starter'', a handheld video game with the objective of "burn down a demon-infested city while dodging the cops". (She spends another quarter hanging out with Naota, and the last quarter starting fires). But being Mamimi, she's incredibly whacked ''anyway'', so the game's probably not really to blame.

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* Mamimi from ''Manga/{{FLCL}}'' ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' spends half the second episode playing ''Fire Starter'', a handheld video game with the objective of "burn down a demon-infested city while dodging the cops". (She spends another quarter hanging out with Naota, and the last quarter starting fires). But being Mamimi, she's incredibly whacked ''anyway'', so the game's probably not really to blame.


* ''Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3''. An arcade machine you can find in ''VideoGame/Doom3'' loudly announces the title of this game which consists of the player pressing a single button to repeatedly punch a turkey on the screen with some reused graphical elements from the original ''[[VideoGame/Doom]]''. It can also be found as an easter egg in ''VideoGame/Doom2016''.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' franchise isn't itself an example, but it's a common inspiration for this trope. The third entry in the series has a playful jab at the series' reputation, containing a very silly playable MiniGame in an arcade machine called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LQjP9ytyZo Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3]]''.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' franchise isn't itself an example, but it's a common inspiration for this trope. The third entry in the series has a playful jab at the series' reputation, containing a very silly playable MiniGame in an arcade machine called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LQjP9ytyZo Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3]]''. It can also be found as an easter egg in a secret area in ''VideoGame/Doom2016''.


* ''Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3''. An arcade machine you can find in ''VideoGame/Doom3'' loudly announces the title of this game which consists of the player pressing a single button to repeatedly punch a turkey on the screen with some reused graphical elements from the original ''VideoGame/Doom''. It can also be found as an easter egg in ''VideoGame/Doom2016''.

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* ''Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3''. An arcade machine you can find in ''VideoGame/Doom3'' loudly announces the title of this game which consists of the player pressing a single button to repeatedly punch a turkey on the screen with some reused graphical elements from the original ''VideoGame/Doom''.''[[VideoGame/Doom]]''. It can also be found as an easter egg in ''VideoGame/Doom2016''.

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