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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by harper Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:09 pm

I can't stand it when people say "RPG". Come on people, how hard is it to say "role-playing game"? :roll:
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by AppleQueso Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:13 pm

role-playing games are tabletop affairs involving several people

RPGs are video games

also Rocket-Propelled Grenade
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by dunpeal2064 Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Umm, plenty of people call it, "table top rpg"

It being abbreviated does not change the meaning. The games drew their system from pen n paper, and thus were named after them.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by Luke Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:15 pm

What an odd thread.

I have no issue with Super Mario Bros. being titled Super Mario Bros.

Shmups, and Bmups help distinguish and clarify a genre, just like some movies are called romcoms.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by Duane Dibbley Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:35 pm

harper wrote:I can't stand it when people say "RPG". Come on people, how hard is it to say "role-playing game"? :roll:

...and how hard is it for people to say "massively multiplayer online role-playing game" instead of MMORPG. For real. :wink:
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by Jmustang1968 Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:36 pm

Duane Dibbley wrote:
harper wrote:I can't stand it when people say "RPG". Come on people, how hard is it to say "role-playing game"? :roll:

...and how hard is it for people to say "massively multiplayer online role-playing game" instead of MMORPG. For real. :wink:


MMORPG is too hard for me. I just say MMO :lol:
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by harper Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:38 pm

Duane Dibbley wrote:
harper wrote:I can't stand it when people say "RPG". Come on people, how hard is it to say "role-playing game"? :roll:

...and how hard is it for people to say "massively multiplayer online role-playing game" instead of MMORPG. For real. :wink:

Thank you for getting my little dumb joke. haha
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Re: Do game acronyms such as SHMUPS or Bros bother you?

by CRTGAMER Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:46 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:TRAKBALL versus TRACKBALL

I usually spell it without the C, a carry over from the way it was labeled many years ago.
But that is Atari's cutesy way to spell it for their specific product. I imagine there's probably a little ® next to it on there. It is marketing being cute like Turbografx or the iPAQ.

TRAKBALL stuck with me, I guess because Atari had such a dominance on the cue ball controller in its day with the arcades and home units. Its just like SKILSAW made by SKIL took such a hold, Circular Saw or shortened Circ Saw is the correct name.

Surprised PSX versus PS1 and PSOne has not been brought up again. :D

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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by MrPopo Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Jmustang1968 wrote:
Duane Dibbley wrote:
harper wrote:I can't stand it when people say "RPG". Come on people, how hard is it to say "role-playing game"? :roll:

...and how hard is it for people to say "massively multiplayer online role-playing game" instead of MMORPG. For real. :wink:


MMORPG is too hard for me. I just say MMO :lol:

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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by Hobie-wan Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:13 pm

MrPopo wrote:Muhmorperguh.


Ok Mr Croshaw.

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Yes I know some are abbreviations and some are acronyms, we seem to be using both in this thread.
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