History FanNickname / VideoGames

2nd May '16 7:13:11 PM roothorick
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** The Purple Lunchbox: The Gamecube, so named because of its indigo color and weird "handle" at the back.

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** Microsoft:
*** Red Ring of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken XBox360. Often abbreviated RROD (and pronounced R-rod).
*** The XBoxOne has many, many derisive names:
**** [=XBox=] One out of ten.
**** [=XBox=] [=dONE=].
**** [=XBONED=][[note]]before MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]], [=Xbone=][[note]]after MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]], eventually corrupted to simply "The Bone".
**** [=HTC=] ONE.
**** [=XBox=] [=nONE=].
** Nintendo:
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The Purple Lunchbox: The Gamecube, so named because of its indigo color and weird "handle" at the back.back.
*** [=DSPhat=]: The original UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, contrasted with its "slimmer" successors.
*** The Fatboy/The Brick: The original UsefulNotes/GameBoy model which looks like a brick, and [[TonkaTough is almost]] [[MadeOfIndestructium as tough.]]
*** The Grey Box and the Toploader which differentiate the classic NES and the new, updated console, respectively.
*** The UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, for the longest time, was practically its own nickname to the obvious potential for ToiletHumor in how it is officially pronounced.
*** Nintendium - the fictional MadeOfIndestructium material used to make Nintendo consoles [[MemeticBadass goddamn]] [[TonkaTough invincible]].
** Sega:
*** Waffle Maker: The Sega 32X. Notable in that it was used by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
*** The Tower of Power: [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Megadrive]] with [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems Sega CD and 32X]] addons, using a UsefulNotes/GameGenie cheat cartridge while playing Sonic3AndKnuckles. Named for the somewhat daft height of such a combination. Other combinations which are [[UpToEleven even taller]] have been made, though most of these are non-functional.
** Sony:
*** UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}
**** George Foreman Grill: due to its bulky design and tendency to run really hot while you're playing it.
**** PS Triple: Another nickname for the [=PS3=], made {{memetic|Mutation}}ally popular by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVrLanbNFt0 Chad Warden's video]] insisting that [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars the PS3 is better than the 360]].
**** Yellow Light of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken PS3. Often abbreviated YLOD (and pronounced Y-lod).
*** And Creator/StuartAshen has just coined a nickname for the PS4: ''Stealth Toblerone''
**** Also Remasteration 4, due to the amount of remastered games.
** [=PS360=] - Used, sometimes derisively, to refer to the duo of the Playstation3 and Xbox360, due to a combination of shared features and shared games.
** [=WiiS360=] - Refers to the trio of seventh-generation consoles. Sometimes refers to someone who has all three.
** Wii60 - Used to refer to multitude of people who decided to support either the Wii or Xbox 360 after the PS3's initial price was announced.



** UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}
*** George Foreman Grill: due to its bulky design and tendency to run really hot while you're playing it.
*** PS Triple: Another nickname for the [=PS3=], made {{memetic|Mutation}}ally popular by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVrLanbNFt0 Chad Warden's video]] insisting that [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars the PS3 is better than the 360]].
** [=DSPhat=]: The original UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, contrasted with its "slimmer" successors.
** The Fatboy/The Brick: The original UsefulNotes/GameBoy model which looks like a brick, and [[TonkaTough is almost]] [[MadeOfIndestructium as tough.]]
** Waffle Maker: The Sega 32X. Notable in that it was used by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** The Tower of Power: [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Megadrive]] with [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems Sega CD and 32X]] addons, using a UsefulNotes/GameGenie cheat cartridge while playing Sonic3AndKnuckles. Named for the somewhat daft height of such a combination. Other combinations which are [[UpToEleven even taller]] have been made, though most of these are non-functional.
** Red Ring of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken XBox360. Often abbreviated RROD (and pronounced R-rod).
** Yellow Light of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken PS3. Often abbreviated YLOD (and pronounced Y-lod).
** The Grey Box and the Toploader which differentiate the classic NES and the new, updated console, respectively.
** The UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, for the longest time, was practically its own nickname to the obvious potential for ToiletHumor in how it is officially pronounced.
** Nintendium - the fictional MadeOfIndestructium material used to make Nintendo consoles [[MemeticBadass goddamn]] [[TonkaTough invincible]].
** [=PS360=] - Used, sometimes derisively, to refer to the duo of the Playstation3 and Xbox360, due to a combination of shared features and shared games.
** [=WiiS360=] - Refers to the trio of seventh-generation consoles. Sometimes refers to someone who has all three.
** Wii60 - Used to refer to multitude of people who decided to support either the Wii or Xbox 360 after the PS3's initial price was announced.
** The XBoxOne has many, many derisive names.
*** [=XBox=] One out of ten.
*** [=XBox=] [=dONE=].
*** [=XBONED=][[note]]before MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]], [=Xbone=][[note]]after MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]].
*** [=HTC=] ONE.
*** [=XBox=] [=nONE=].
** And Creator/StuartAshen has just coined a nickname for the PS4: ''Stealth Toblerone''
*** Also Remasteration 4, due to the amount of remastered games.

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** UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}
*** George Foreman Grill: due to its bulky design and tendency to run really hot while you're playing it.
*** PS Triple: Another nickname for the [=PS3=], made {{memetic|Mutation}}ally popular by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVrLanbNFt0 Chad Warden's video]] insisting that [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars the PS3 is better than the 360]].
** [=DSPhat=]: The original UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, contrasted with its "slimmer" successors.
** The Fatboy/The Brick: The original UsefulNotes/GameBoy model which looks like a brick, and [[TonkaTough is almost]] [[MadeOfIndestructium as tough.]]
** Waffle Maker: The Sega 32X. Notable in that it was used by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** The Tower of Power: [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Megadrive]] with [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems Sega CD and 32X]] addons, using a UsefulNotes/GameGenie cheat cartridge while playing Sonic3AndKnuckles. Named for the somewhat daft height of such a combination. Other combinations which are [[UpToEleven even taller]] have been made, though most of these are non-functional.
** Red Ring of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken XBox360. Often abbreviated RROD (and pronounced R-rod).
** Yellow Light of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken PS3. Often abbreviated YLOD (and pronounced Y-lod).
** The Grey Box and the Toploader which differentiate the classic NES and the new, updated console, respectively.
** The UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, for the longest time, was practically its own nickname to the obvious potential for ToiletHumor in how it is officially pronounced.
** Nintendium - the fictional MadeOfIndestructium material used to make Nintendo consoles [[MemeticBadass goddamn]] [[TonkaTough invincible]].
** [=PS360=] - Used, sometimes derisively, to refer to the duo of the Playstation3 and Xbox360, due to a combination of shared features and shared games.
** [=WiiS360=] - Refers to the trio of seventh-generation consoles. Sometimes refers to someone who has all three.
** Wii60 - Used to refer to multitude of people who decided to support either the Wii or Xbox 360 after the PS3's initial price was announced.
** The XBoxOne has many, many derisive names.
*** [=XBox=] One out of ten.
*** [=XBox=] [=dONE=].
*** [=XBONED=][[note]]before MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]], [=Xbone=][[note]]after MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]].
*** [=HTC=] ONE.
*** [=XBox=] [=nONE=].
** And Creator/StuartAshen has just coined a nickname for the PS4: ''Stealth Toblerone''
*** Also Remasteration 4, due to the amount of remastered games.
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2nd May '16 7:02:57 PM roothorick
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** Bamco or (less commonly) Banco, shortening Bandai Namco. There's also a derogatory variant "Blamco".[[note]]presumably inspired by Website/{{Newgrounds}}[[/note]]
2nd May '16 6:59:21 PM roothorick
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* Video games themselves:

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* Video games themselves:as a whole:
** Dots (or [=DoTs=]): Status effects that passively deal damage over time, such as poison.
** Character class names tend to be shortened if they're more than two syllables. Examples: Barb (Barbarian), Engi/Engie (Engineer), Sorc (Sorcerer/ess), Valk (Valkyrie)
2nd May '16 6:48:41 PM roothorick
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** Iso{{metroid}}: ''[[ScurgeHive Scurge: Hive]]'', a NintendoDS and GameBoyAdvance game that [[{{Expy}} borrows plot elements heavily]] from ''{{Metroid}} Fusion''.
** ''Ketsui Demo Label'': ''Ketsui Death Label'', a BossRush DS port of the arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Ketsui}}''. Its inclusion of only one full stage has led fans of {{Shoot Em Up}}s to call it an expensive demo version of the arcade original.
** Possibly due to its [[WorldWarII WWII]]-esque setting, the fighting game ''[[VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf Akatsuki BK]]'' may be as well as be alternatively called ''[[GodwinsLaw JewPuncher]]''.
2nd May '16 6:41:56 PM roothorick
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** [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL Madden (insert year)]] has often had the derogatory nickname of "Roster Update" due to the fact that other than the rosters being updated per season, it's been a long time since the games have introduced anything truly new.
*** [[MemeticMutation DAT MADDEN]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOzzd53ssY Portal Kombat]] - ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', due to its release date coinciding with that of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. No one could resist the urge to swap letters. (Said nickname is a mutual one shared between the two games.)
*** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' is itself a fan nickname, since the game is actually just called ''[[RecycledTitle Mortal Kombat]]''. This depends on who you're talking to - other communities prefer to call it ''Mortal Kombat 2011''. However, Netherrealm just went with it and called the next game ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX.''

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** [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL Madden (insert year)]] has often had the derogatory nickname of "Roster Update" due to the fact that other than the rosters being updated per season, it's been a long time since the games have introduced anything truly new.
*** [[MemeticMutation DAT MADDEN]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOzzd53ssY Portal Kombat]] - ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', due to its release date coinciding with that of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. No one could resist the urge to swap letters. (Said nickname is a mutual one shared between the two games.)
*** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' is itself a fan nickname, since the game is actually just called ''[[RecycledTitle Mortal Kombat]]''. This depends on who you're talking to - other communities prefer to call it ''Mortal Kombat 2011''. However, Netherrealm just went with it and called the next game ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX.''
24th Apr '16 6:26:40 AM Angryboy
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** A young (or unfortunately high-pitched) gamer who's voice irritates most other players is often known as a "Squeaker".
13th Jan '16 12:42:40 AM RisefromYourGrave
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** Micro$oft, M$ - Microsoft (game studios)

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** Micro$oft, M$ - Microsoft (game studios)Creator/MicrosoftStudios
15th Dec '15 12:05:21 PM nombretomado
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*** The raid leader in question is [[http://kotaku.com/174801/wow-profile-this-years-leeroy-jenkins Dives]], a Romanian-born {{WOW}}er who founded and leads a guild known as "Wipe Club," and who used to be in the military. His ranting style is very reminiscent of a DrillSergeantNasty, and his other major rants can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NZVWGRYcIM here]].

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*** The raid leader in question is [[http://kotaku.com/174801/wow-profile-this-years-leeroy-jenkins Dives]], a Romanian-born {{WOW}}er [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft WoW-er]] who founded and leads a guild known as "Wipe Club," and who used to be in the military. His ranting style is very reminiscent of a DrillSergeantNasty, and his other major rants can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NZVWGRYcIM here]].
27th Nov '15 12:02:05 AM nombretomado
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** Waffle Maker: The Sega 32X. Notable in that it was used by SaturdayNightLive.

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** Waffle Maker: The Sega 32X. Notable in that it was used by SaturdayNightLive.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
25th Sep '15 9:28:57 PM chicagomel
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** OOThax: Uses the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' cartridge
** Smashax/SSBhax: Uses the SSB cartridge or its demo

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** OOThax: [=OOThax=]: Uses the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' cartridge
** Smashax/SSBhax: [=Smashax=]/[=SSBhax=]: Uses the SSB cartridge or its demo
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