3. John Cena and the WWE

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Oh man, a fangame that requires in-depth knowledge of anime tropes AND modern era professional wrestling? This is for a group of nerds so specific I could actually taste Nacho Pretzel flavored Combos as I played. For the uninitiated, John Cena is the most profitable popular wrestler in the WWE lineup. He supports the military, wears jorts, and looks like every male member of the Avengers rolled into one bro. As a result, older wrestling fans HATE HIS GUTS. No seriously, during the last Wrestlemania I saw my friends cheer armed Soviet stormtroopers over him. But I've never seen so brilliant and subtle takedown of a character as John Cena's sexy High School Adventure. The MS Paint fueled sideshow of a game in which you play as a new student in a highschool populated entirely by John Cenas.

 

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Every character you meet is just this .jpeg with a few scribbles to differentiate each other. The popular kid, the nerd, the bully, the clueless teacher, each form of John Cena needs your help to discover what it means to be a good friend and instead of sex, you express your devotion by wrestling.

 

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It's a bizarre concept, criticizing a wrestler's hokey cartoon-y ness by invoking an even hokier form of storytelling. But if anything I described sounds in the general vicinity of your relevant interests, give it a look (download link). U CAN'T UNSEE ME. 

 

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4. Korean eSports

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SC2VN: The eSports Visual Novel is a kickstarter-backed game in which you play as a bright-eyed young foreigner in Korea who's ready to climb the ladder of professional eSports. As you traverse the Internet Cafes of Seoul, you encounter hoodie-clad rivals and allies who will guide you on your journey. But here's the most shocking part of this endeavor, it's actually fun even if you have no familiarity with the eSports scene.

 

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What's unique about SC2VN is that the story choices aren't about where to go on dates, or what gift to buy your beloved, it's mostly about how you choose to play StarCraft II. This malformed offspring of twitch.tv and a harem anime has people falling in love with you because you sniped their Protoss Cybernetics Core. 

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I can't stress this enough, my familiarity with these games is complete babyshoes. I'm pretty sure my friends and I would lose at LoL to a team of particularly determined housecats. But playing the demo (which you can download here) was a genuinely fun experience. Now, I didn't see anything particularly hot n' heavy, but just look at the face of this pro-player I beat in the first round:

 

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You KNOW we're going to make out at least once, right? 

 

Now that I think about it, there was ONE overtly sexual moment...

 

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