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* TakeThat: One episode has the team trying to find the most offensive group possible through a tournament-style bracket so they can ban them under terms of service. Nazis top the tournament, but the final round came down to Nazis versus Patriots fans--meaning that Patriots fans beat out [[BestialityIsDepraved zoophiles]] ''and'' [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]].

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One episode has the team trying to find the most offensive group possible through a tournament-style bracket so they can ban them under terms of service. Nazis top the tournament, but the final round came down to Nazis versus Patriots fans--meaning that Patriots fans beat out [[BestialityIsDepraved zoophiles]] ''and'' [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]].cannibals]].
** ''Dark Quiet Death'''s film version (turning a game meant as slow-paced horror with monsters you can't kill into a schlocky action film about an ActionGirl blowing through armies of monsters) is pretty clearly mocking the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' films.

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* TakeThat: One episode has the team trying to find the most offensive group possible through a tournament-style bracket so they can ban them under terms of service. Nazis top the tournament, but the final round came down to Nazis versus Patriots fans--meaning that Patriots fans beat out [[BestialityIsDepraved zoophiles]] ''and'' [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]].

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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: The second episode reveals that C.W. has never seen or heard of ''Franchise/StarWars''.

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* VictoryIsBoring: A subplot in "Brendan" involves Brad distraught after a $250,000 sword he expected nobody to buy sells out immediately, convincing him that his job is pointless since whales are going to buy anything he offers.


* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The entirety of Episode 5 is a series of flashbacks that centers on a former game developer, from his failed partnership with his wife, to him becoming an executive who Ian pitches ''Mythic Quest'' to.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The entirety of Episode 5 is a series of flashbacks that centers on a former game developer, from his creation of the studio that eventually houses ''Mythic Quest'', to his failed partnership with his wife, to him becoming an executive who Ian pitches ''Mythic Quest'' to.wife.


* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Poppy delivers a blistering one to Ian in episode 8 [[spoiler:after she discovers that Pootie Shoe is his son, calling him out for his selfishness, and for being so caught up in his own bullshit that he hasn't noticed that his dev team is striking due to the enormous amount of unpaid overtime that they've endured, that David was fired for attempting to intercede with Montreal on their behalf, and that she herself feels so unappreciated that she's accepting a job at a rival studio.]] It actually sinks in, resulting in Ian stepping up to resolve all of these issues at the end.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Poppy delivers a blistering one to Ian in episode 8 [[spoiler:after she discovers that Pootie Shoe is his son, calling him out for his selfishness, and for being so caught up in his own bullshit that he hasn't noticed that his dev team is striking due to the enormous amount of unpaid overtime that they've endured, that David was fired for attempting to intercede with Montreal on their behalf, and that she herself feels so unappreciated that she's accepting a job at a rival studio.]] It actually sinks in, resulting in Ian stepping up to resolve all of these issues at the end.


** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,000 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,000, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, resulting in David shaving; Brad then reveals that he was always going to make the donation - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.

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** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,000 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,000, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, resulting in David shaving; Brad then reveals afterwards that he made the donation anyway, and in fact, was always ''always'' going to make the donation it - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.refuse the bet.


* {{Adorkable}}: Poppy, Dana and Rachel all certainly qualify.

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* RealAwardFictionalCharacter: It's noted several times that C.W. Longbottom won the prestigious Nebula Award for Best Sci-Fi Novel in 1973. (The actual winner was Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TheGodsThemselves''.)

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* ProductPlacement: [[https://www.razer.com/ Razer]] products are used prominently throughout the series.


** When C.W. refuses to write a backstory for Dana, Brad replaces him with a robot that apprently uses AI to create stories. He even produces a couple of pages purportedly written by the robot, and leaves the machine in his office to taunt C.W., who slips into eventual despair. Brad eventually reveals that the pages are actually C.W.'s own work, and the "robot" nothing more than an air conditioner - the whole point was to make C.W. beg to be allowed to write anything the company needs, which is totally successful.
** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,000 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,000, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, and then reveals that he was always going to make the donation - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.

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** When C.W. refuses to write a backstory for Dana, Brad replaces him with a robot that apprently uses AI to create stories. He even produces a couple of pages purportedly written by the robot, and leaves the machine in his office to taunt C.W., who slips into eventual despair.despair after reading the pages and acknowledging their brilliance. Brad eventually reveals that the pages are actually C.W.'s own work, and the "robot" nothing more than an air conditioner - the whole point was to make C.W. beg to be allowed to write anything the company needs, which is totally successful.
** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,000 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,000, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, and resulting in David shaving; Brad then reveals that he was always going to make the donation - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.


* ItsBeenDone: C.W. excitedly comes up with a backstory for the Masked Man, only for Ian to realize that it's just the plot of the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy.



* WholePlotReference: C.W. excitedly comes up with a backstory for the Masked Man, only for Ian to realize that it's just the plot of the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy.


** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,00 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,00, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, and then reveals that he was always going to make the donation - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.

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** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,00 $100,000 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,00, $300,000, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, and then reveals that he was always going to make the donation - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.

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* BatmanGambit: Brad is an absolute ''master'' of this:
** When it's revealed through a Kotaku article that Neo-Nazis are using MQ as a gathering ground, David decides to put together a statement denouncing the Nazis, and have them banned from the servers. Brad, not wanting to lose the revenue stream that the Nazis generate, instead hamstrings David's announcement by insisting that David put together a committee to decide which racial and social groups are acceptable and which aren't, all for the sole purpose of distracting David from producing the statement. Given how many groups are out there, and the complications that come with potential First Amendment violations, this takes a ''very'' long time.
** When C.W. refuses to write a backstory for Dana, Brad replaces him with a robot that apprently uses AI to create stories. He even produces a couple of pages purportedly written by the robot, and leaves the machine in his office to taunt C.W., who slips into eventual despair. Brad eventually reveals that the pages are actually C.W.'s own work, and the "robot" nothing more than an air conditioner - the whole point was to make C.W. beg to be allowed to write anything the company needs, which is totally successful.
** The most simple gambit for Brad occurs during the quarantine episode. David wants to make a $100,00 donation to charity, but Brad refuses on the grounds that he doesn't do charity, as he gets nothing out of it. David offers to play him in ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' as a bet; if David wins, Brad has to make the donation, but if Brad wins, David has to shave one of his eyebrows. After David loses, he begs to go again, so Brad ups the stakes to $300,00, and if David loses, he also has to shave his moustache. Brad wins, and then reveals that he was always going to make the donation - he just wanted David's dignity for it, and knew that David wouldn't be able to refuse.
** Poppy also launches a good one of her own in her attempt to distract Ian so that he doesn't discover that someone hacked the Masked Man. She moves new programmer Paul, who stands at 6'6", into the main office, knowing that Ian's ego will be threatened by his mere physical ''presence'', and result in Ian spending all his time trying to prove himself the office alpha instead of paying attention to the game. It works.

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