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* TheCameo: Episode 21 features [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun Graham Stark]] [[UnSkippable and Paul Saunders]], who show up to [[TakeThatUs brag about how much more popular they are]]. Almost immediately afterwards, the outtake reel episode was posted, including clips from Graham's raw footage in which he [[CanadaEh apologizes for acting like a dick]].

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* TheCameo: Episode 21 features [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun Graham Stark]] [[UnSkippable [[WebVideo/UnSkippable and Paul Saunders]], who show up to [[TakeThatUs brag about how much more popular they are]]. Almost immediately afterwards, the outtake reel episode was posted, including clips from Graham's raw footage in which he [[CanadaEh apologizes for acting like a dick]].


* TheCameo: Episode 21 features [[LoadingReadyRun Graham Stark]] [[UnSkippable and Paul Saunders]], who show up to [[TakeThatUs brag about how much more popular they are]]. Almost immediately afterwards, the outtake reel episode was posted, including clips from Graham's raw footage in which he [[CanadaEh apologizes for acting like a dick]].

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* TheCameo: Episode 21 features [[LoadingReadyRun [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun Graham Stark]] [[UnSkippable and Paul Saunders]], who show up to [[TakeThatUs brag about how much more popular they are]]. Almost immediately afterwards, the outtake reel episode was posted, including clips from Graham's raw footage in which he [[CanadaEh apologizes for acting like a dick]].


* Badass: Many people, but special mention goes to Bruce and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(gamer) Billy Mitchell]].



* CulturalCringe: Zigzagged with Bruce, who is an enormously silly Aussie stereotype, but also the series's most {{Badass}} character and one of its most effectual heroes (the most effectual, in fact, if you ignore all the things the Michaels do by accident).

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* CulturalCringe: Zigzagged with Bruce, who is an enormously silly Aussie stereotype, but also the series's most {{Badass}} badass character and one of its most effectual heroes (the most effectual, in fact, if you ignore all the things the Michaels do by accident).



* LandDownunder: [[{{Badass}} Bruce]] is every single Australian stereotype crammed into one person and turned UpToEleven. And then, he karate-chopped his heart out and replaced it with a live grenade.

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* LandDownunder: [[{{Badass}} Bruce]] Bruce is every single Australian stereotype crammed into one person and turned UpToEleven. And then, he karate-chopped his heart out and replaced it with a live grenade.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Michaels...[[WrongGenreSavvy sometimes]].


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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: The Michaels are being hunted because of their suppressed memories of working on Polybius.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: The Michaels are being hunted because of their suppressed memories of working on Polybius.''{{VideoGame/Polybius}}.]]



* ShoutOut: So many. Some are blatantly obvious, but some are rather subtle, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott#Other_accomplishments_and_interests Lord British going into space]] and the urban legend-based arcade game ''{{Polybius}}''.

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* ShoutOut: So many. Some are blatantly obvious, but some are rather subtle, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott#Other_accomplishments_and_interests Lord British going into space]] and the urban legend-based arcade game ''{{Polybius}}''.''{{VideoGame/Polybius}}''.


* ShoutOut: So many. Some are blatantly obvious, but some are rather subtle, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott#Other_accomplishments_and_interests Lord British going into space]] and the urban legend-based arcade game ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_(game) ''Polybius'']].
** From the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment dream sequence based off]] CommandAndConquer -

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* ShoutOut: So many. Some are blatantly obvious, but some are rather subtle, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott#Other_accomplishments_and_interests Lord British going into space]] and the urban legend-based arcade game ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_(game) ''Polybius'']].
''{{Polybius}}''.
** From the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment dream sequence based off]] CommandAndConquer ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' -

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''Doomsday Arcade'' is a comedy web series shown on The Escapist. The show tells the harrowing tale of two average civilians named Michael Lunds and Michael Shanks who are trapped in the middle of a shocking doomsday scenario: [[strike:Video game characters]] [=NPCs=] have found a way into the real world and are out to win their freedom from the oppressive [[strike:Users]] users. On the way, they not only exact their [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy-ness]] on various game characters, new and old, but also discover that there might be a deeper reason behind the invasion which revolves around them.

Let's be honest, though, [[HurricaneOfPuns you're really in it for the puns and references.]] Especially the numerous [[LampshadeHanging lampshade hangings]] of not only these puns, but also various game cliches in general. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/doomsday-arcade/492-Episode-One In short, this is one to watch...]]

!!Tropes which ''Doomsday Arcade'' provides examples of:
* AuthorAvatar: Shanks, who pointedly directed, wrote, and starred in the series (as himself). Narcissism has indeed reached new, staggering heights.
* Badass: Many people, but special mention goes to Bruce and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(gamer) Billy Mitchell]].
* BlackComedyRape: [[VideoGame/HalfLife The G-man has a restraining order against]] [[IncrediblyLamePun G. Freeman]].
* BondOneLiner: ''Often''. Taken to extremes in the penultimate episode.
* BrickJoke: [[spoiler: VideoGame/DukeNukem - viewers are going to LOVE how much of a time gap there is in this brick joke...]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: Though neither are quite aware of it.
* ButtMonkey: Poor, poor Toad
* CatchPhrase: "That's it, YOU'RE FUCKED!"
* TheCameo: Episode 21 features [[LoadingReadyRun Graham Stark]] [[UnSkippable and Paul Saunders]], who show up to [[TakeThatUs brag about how much more popular they are]]. Almost immediately afterwards, the outtake reel episode was posted, including clips from Graham's raw footage in which he [[CanadaEh apologizes for acting like a dick]].
* ClusterFBomb: Lund after being [[ScrewedByTheNetwork kicked from the server]] in episode 1.
* CulturalCringe: Zigzagged with Bruce, who is an enormously silly Aussie stereotype, but also the series's most {{Badass}} character and one of its most effectual heroes (the most effectual, in fact, if you ignore all the things the Michaels do by accident).
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Michaels...[[WrongGenreSavvy sometimes]].
* ExplosionPropulsion: During a sequence where Lunds and Shanks are trying to breach the [=NPCs=]' stronghold [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 (which is being guarded by the RED Team)]], Shanks attempts to rocket jump onto the roof. [[spoiler: He ended up getting his legs blown off.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Lund]]
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler:"By the order of sweet mother Australia, I'm placing you under CARDIAC ARREST!]]
** "No, really, that's a dick move."
* ForgottenFallenFriend: The GFYA and [[spoiler: Lund]], but subverted with a genuine {{Tearjerker}} of a line: [[spoiler: I couldn't lose another friend]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: The Michaels and Bruce.
* HumanoidAbomination: The Dicelord. He's like a really manic Slender Man.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The ENTIRE SERIES, with special mention to Episodes 3, 5, and 24.
* IHaveManyNames: The Dicelord, in his introductory speech, says he goes by many names, including The Creator, The Dungeon Master, and Richard Gariott.
** Which is a little weird, because Richard Gariott was in the room with him at the time.
* IdiotBall: The Michaels tend to juggle this thing between each other and hold the thing tightly between themselves at some instances.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The first one of many puns...
--> Mario: "I have a dream...cast.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Laser Cat, The GFYA, Bruce, Gary]]
* LandDownunder: [[{{Badass}} Bruce]] is every single Australian stereotype crammed into one person and turned UpToEleven. And then, he karate-chopped his heart out and replaced it with a live grenade.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: The Michaels are being hunted because of their suppressed memories of working on Polybius.]]
* MadeOfIron: There's a reason for that though.
* MukokuSeki: Whiskers on Kittens.
** [[spoiler: This technique backfires with Lund. Twice.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Colonel Nefarious - a name you can finally trust.
** Which is why it is surprising that [[PlotInducedStupidity he doesn't]].
** Not to mention that one bit in the Bioshock episode where [[spoiler: she stabs a man in cold blood and maintains her sociopathic smile throughout.]]
* NoodleIncident: The only clue as to what GFYA stands for is a fist being rammed through something wet. [[spoiler: They eventually reveal it as '''Go fist your arsehole!''']]
** Not forgetting of course [[spoiler: The Man Upstairs: more of a noodle ''character'' since in the series finale there's quite a long skit about how they're not revealing his identity because he's never going to meet people's expectations. Also kinda counts as a LampshadeHanging ]]
* OffingtheOffspring: Odd meta example, Shanks' father actually played some of the series' roles, some of which had him trying to murder his son's character.
* OverlyLongGag: Anyone who was in the middle of a combat situation would not load an old-fashioned gun extremely slowly.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Attempted in Episode 2; poor, poor Russian Bride.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Michaels start one to avenge some innocent random dude they assume was messily killed by the [=NPCs=] in a room they teleported in, completely unaware that they had accidentally telefragged him upon entering.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Gary the Red Pyro]]; Her Parents were dickheads.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Verbose Matt
* ShoutOut: So many. Some are blatantly obvious, but some are rather subtle, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott#Other_accomplishments_and_interests Lord British going into space]] and the urban legend-based arcade game ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_(game) ''Polybius'']].
** From the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment dream sequence based off]] CommandAndConquer -
--> ''"Look at this report! It makes no sense! No periods, no commas, [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation no punctuation!]] Take it back!"'' [[spoiler: This is fuelled further by the likelihood of the man with the report being Yahtzee.]]
* TakeThat: Michael Atkinson and Alyx Vance.
** The former is understandable, considering the Australian origins of the show.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Bruce to Kratos, using his grenade heart.]]
* TheUnReveal: [[spoiler: The Man Upstairs]] - this fact is also lampshaded.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: "I see no other possible outcome."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Donkey Kong. He pops up in the title sequence a lot, and appears in the first episode...and that's about it.
* WrongGenreSavvy: The Michaels...very often.
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