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

by Ack Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:47 pm

harper wrote:I would say that we could use the abbreviation "3PS" for 3rd person shooters but you know, that might bother someone, and we can't be havin' that. :P


Actually I have used TPS to refer to third person shooters before when referencing both them and FPS in the same discussion.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by MrPopo Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:32 am

Ack wrote:
harper wrote:I would say that we could use the abbreviation "3PS" for 3rd person shooters but you know, that might bother someone, and we can't be havin' that. :P


Actually I have used TPS to refer to third person shooters before when referencing both them and FPS in the same discussion.

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

by Gunstar Green Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:27 am

Cronozilla wrote:Yes, it's very aggravating to be told that just because this game is $10 less it's a "budget" title and thus is likely worse. Because ... only expensive things can be good, apparently.


Yeah, I really hate hearing "good for a budget title" or "good for a download game" when some of those games have been better to me than the big-budget, AAA titles.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by shmuk Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:58 am

Gunstar Green wrote:
Cronozilla wrote:Yes, it's very aggravating to be told that just because this game is $10 less it's a "budget" title and thus is likely worse. Because ... only expensive things can be good, apparently.


Yeah, I really hate hearing "good for a budget title" or "good for a download game" when some of those games have been better to me than the big-budget, AAA titles.


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

by o.pwuaioc Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:51 am

Did anyone read the NintendoAge interview with Howard Phillips? If not, prepare for your mind to be blown.

Oh yeah, one more question. I need you to help end what
could otherwise be an endless debate about the Original
Nintendo. When you talk about it, do you call it N.E.S. or
do you say Ness?

Howard: I say “N...E...S...” without pauses between the
letters...

Burdger: Perfect! I win!

Howard: Nobody at Nintendo called it Ness...

Burdger: That is so good to hear! I always thought it was
odd people called it a Ness.

Howard: Although we did call the SNES Snesss ; )

Burdger: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Howard: SNES at first and then Sness as time wore on...
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by flex wood Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:01 am

The only people I've met used the term ness were younger than me and weren't playing video games when the nes was still having games made for it.

But sness? That is madness. It is pronounced super nintendo.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by o.pwuaioc Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:03 am

flex wood wrote:The only people I've met used the term ness were younger than me and weren't playing video games when the nes was still having games made for it.

But sness? That is madness. It is pronounced super nintendo.

:lol: I guess even Nintendo can be wrong about itself. :P
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by Zing Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:24 am

It was always n.e.s. or Nintendo, and Super Nintendo. No one said snes or super nes.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by BurningDoom Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:04 am

Zing wrote:It was always n.e.s. or Nintendo, and Super Nintendo. No one said snes or super nes.


Yeah they did. I can show you plenty of issues of Game Player's or Nintendo Power that I own where they said SNES.
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Re: Do game abbreviations such as SHMUPS or Bros. bother you

by flex wood Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:03 am

BurningDoom wrote:
Zing wrote:It was always n.e.s. or Nintendo, and Super Nintendo. No one said snes or super nes.


Yeah they did. I can show you plenty of issues of Game Player's or Nintendo Power that I own where they said SNES.

The point being made is how you would say them. Snes has always been the go to when writing. No one is going to say snes and if they did I would probably correct them or at least give them a strange look and say "What did you just say?" Followed by "Get the hell out of my house." Saying anything other then n.e.s. or super nintendo is wrong.
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