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What's the stupidest console name, ever?

Wii
38
38%
Wonderswan
8
8%
Gizmondo
24
24%
Dreamcast
1
1%
PC Engine
1
1%
FM Towns Marty
21
21%
Pippin
6
6%
 
Total votes: 99

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What's the stupidest name for a console, ever?

Post by Ash » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:50 am

Inspired by Nintendo. Keep disrupting that market, guys.
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Post by Sureshot » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:03 am

You could add FM Towns Marty (what the hell does this mean?) and Bandai Pippin to that list.

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Post by Ash » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:21 am

Sureshot wrote:You could add FM Towns Marty (what the hell does this mean?) and Bandai Pippin to that list.
Done and done.

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Post by RS200 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:50 am

After careful consideration I had to pick Gizmondo ..

I think even though the "Wii" is quite possibly the most ill inspired name of all time for anything It has not actually failed ..yet ...

However the Gizmondo has failed ... and it had an equally stupid crappy name ...

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Post by GarryG » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:59 am

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I don't think 'Dreamcast' is particularly stupid and 'PC Engine' is more confusing than anything else!

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Post by Ash » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:19 am

PC Engine was probably an ok name back when it was released (87?) but now it's just confusing if you don't know what it is.

When I worked at GameStation the trade-in sheets referred to the PCE as "PC Engine (Console)" - probably to stop the uniformed trading actual PCs in.

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Post by DonkeySpank » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:21 am

Wii - yes it's shat but I expect as much from Nintendo - on the other hand it took me a long time to figure out WTF "FM Towns" meant!! I mean, FM TOWNS?!?!?! WTF?! R@RE!!1!

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:59 pm

Wii

weeeeeeeeeeeee
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


I need a Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Post by C4 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:00 pm

It has got to be Wii!

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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:20 pm

I feel a little guilty voting for wii, we all shouldn't be so negative about what could be the next great machine.
A gaming machine that could really make us want to play for hours, lost in that place that sony said they could take us too, but never really managed to get us there.
Maybe once the console is here and we are waving our wii wands around, fending off one of Links many adversaries we will understand what Nintendo are trying to tell us..

Or maybe it's just a stupid name for a console that could end up wounding Nintendo before the race for the space we keep under the T.V. even starts...?

Nope, I hate it, wii gets the vote :evil:

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Post by Get_in_Gear » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:14 pm

I went for Wonderswan, simply because it conjures up a mental image of the naffest superhero imaginable...

At least Wii's, like, funny - [beavisandbutthead]huh..hu-huh... huh[/beavisandbutthead]

I hate to say it, but it's kinda growing on me...
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Post by markopoloman » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:27 pm

Best go for a wash then.


Wee growing on you?

Strange person :roll:

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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:29 pm

I think Virtual Boy is the oddest name for a games machine...
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Post by Dudley » Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:43 am

They're all stupid.

Only one of them means "censored".
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:19 am

As soon as I saw this topic I said to myself, WII, but when I got here I couldn't stop myself from voting Wonderswan. Though the wii does get my vote for worst name change ever, I think at this point everybodyw as happy with Revolution and thought it was a really good name.

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