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     The "Big 3" Consolers 
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.

The Consolers

"Well, good luck at E3! (You'll both need it, heh)"
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, to each other
  • Friendly Enemy: Can be nice to each other at times. Though, a lot of the time it's to join up against the third one.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Most of the time, Nintendo is shown as "nice", Microsoft as "mean" and Sony can be either.
  • Power Trio:
    • Fire/Ice/Lightning: Nintendo is the fire due to bringing new things people believe will ruin the market and many of her games feature fire. Sony is the lightning with everyday electronics. And lasty, "Xbox is about becoming the new water cooler!" nuff said.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Smug, sarcastic Sony (blue) and aggressive, loud Microsoft (red)
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: The Consolers with each other
  • We Used to Be Friends: Nintendo and Sony, as shown in "The Contract".

Nintendo

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nintendo2small2.png
"Eh, who cares? E3 is a time to have FUN!"

Sony

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sonysmall.png
"So after showing you all our console's features that just *heh* happen to not be on that other console being shown, here's how to *heh* share your games..."

Microsoft

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/microsoftsmall.png
"It's called the Xbox One... (because I'm number one!)"

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     Past consolers 

Sega:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sega_8729.png

"For some reason I suddenly feel kinda... rejected?"
Previously a Consoler and Nintendo's biggest rival. Now he and Nintendo are friends, but he still longs for the past at times.

Atari

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/589a917837dea4ec0e1d6972b9c846d7.png
"don't make... the same mistake... I did... rushing games... was... a mistake..."

     Asian companies 

For more than one:

  • Friendly Rivalry: Capcom and Namco, who loves fighting each other just for fun.
  • Fusion Dance: Several companies, like Square Enix and Koei Tecmo, are "merges" of two other companies - when merging, companies will fuse together to turn into one new character. Most of them will stay in this form after being merged.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Best friends Game Freak and HAL

Capcom:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/capcom_834.png

Game Freak

HAL

Namco

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/namco_small.png
"Where I got the idea? Well, I was eating some pizza, and... yeah, that's pretty much it..."

Konami

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/921a82b5bdab6c6a9c11b491a25e525e.png
"HEY! Those pachinko machines aren't gonna build themselves!"

Taito

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taito_smaller.png
"Guess who just invented difficulty curves!"

Bandai

Square

Enix

Tecmo:

Namco... I will NEVER forgive you for this unforgivable insult.

Atlus:

Platinum

Sora

Tose

"After all... My only aim is to help developers."
  • Anonymous Benefactor: A variant: while the other companies know about them and go to them for help, exactly who they are is not known - and they prefer it this way.
  • The Faceless
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: They are always hidden from view, speaking from behind a closed door. They are never seen, and nothing is known about them.
  • Mysterious Backer: They are a "secret" company who secretly helps the other companies with development behind the scenes when asked, and has done so for years. Despite the large number of projects they have worked on, nothing else is known about them, and it sometimes seem unclear just what Tose's motivations for helping this way is.

Toaplan

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: A skilled game developer, but also a bit of a procrastinator who enjoys taking a lot of breaks from work.
  • Cool Mask: Similar to CATS's metal plate.
  • Nice Hat: Resembling Toaplan's mascot Pipiru.
  • Triple Shifter: Gets little time leftover for sleep due to the time he spends on both work and fun activities. He apparently chooses to sleep less just to get more time for breaks:
    "There's way more time for fun with less sleep!"
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

     North American companies 

Valve:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/valve_858.png

EA:

Bethesda:

Kee Games

Niantic

Digital Homicide:

  • Can't Take Criticism: To the point where he thinks people leaving negative reviews is a bug.
  • Frivolous Lawsuit: A speciality of his. He'll sue people for just leaving negative reviews about their games.
  • The Generic Guy: Purposefully designed to be plain and generic-looking.

     European companies 

Ubisoft:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ubisoft_8494.png

"No, it's not a glitch... that's just a new feature"

Rare

I hacked your console to make this game!
"So... please look at this collection of old games from back when I still was allowed to make good ones..."
  • Adopted to the House: was adopted by Nintendo for a while, but she Took a Level in Jerkass for a while, so he got fed up and was adopted by Microsoft instead.
  • Adorkable
  • Anime Hair
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He starts wanting more money for development. Too bad it comes at the price of his games selling terribly under his new boss...
  • British Stuffiness: averted.
  • Deal with the Devil: How his contract with Microsoft apparently was considering the consequences…
  • Empty Shell: after years with Microsoft he has turned into this.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Things started going downhill for him ever since he left Nintendo and started working for Microsoft.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: like Nintendo is he pretty good at most genres. This made Microsoft throw genres he's not too fond of at him.
  • Jaded Washout: Ouch...
  • Kid Hero: looks like one.
    • Dirty Kid: Has filthy humor while looking like a kid.
  • Older Than They Look: Looks and has the idealism of someone about 12, is about 30.
  • Toilet Humour: loves this.
  • Wanting Is Better Than Having: One of the reasons Rare leaves Nintendo is that she won't give him enough money for development. Microsoft, on the other hand, gives him the development money he wants... however, he finds out his games aren't actually appreciated by Xbox gamers, or Microsoft himself when he sees the terrible sales, so he can't make what he wants most anymore...

Tiger Telematics

    Merges 
Composite Characters, simple as that. Represents merged companies.

Square Enix

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/squeenix_small.png

Bandai Namco

Koei Tecmo

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     Branches 
Companies' younger cousins and siblings, representing their branches in another country/region.

Ameritendo:

Yeah! We don't need a big conference to kick ass and take names!
Represents Nintendo of America.

Eurotendo:

Represents Nintendo of Europe.

    Non-game companies 
Companies that doesn't make games (or currently doesn't) but might still have had a part in the industry.

Apple

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apple_small_2.png

Phillips

    Not companies 
Characters who aren't companies.

PC

"Good FPS... ON CONSOLES? But THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE???!!??"
  • Jerk Ass: To the Consolers, who he has a huge superiority complex towards. (He seems to act nicer around other companies, though)
  • Stalker Without a Crush: He stalks Microsoft around in comics 86 to 91 out of jealousy and feeling betrayed. But it's not like a Crazy Jealous Guy would do it, more like a best friend who feels betrayed.
  • Surreal Symbolic Heads: His head is a computer screen. Word of God says this is to differentiate him from the company characters, since "PC" is not a company.
  • TV Head Robot: Or rather, computer-screen head.
  • Villainous BSoD: While he's not outright a villain and is just a jerkass, does he gets a literal BSOD upen hearing that the N64, a console (as opposed to PC) has a great, top-selling shooter game.
  • Übermensch: sees himself as this.

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IGN:

ESRB

North America's rating system.

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