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28th May '16 9:36:27 AM nombretomado
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* The original ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games for the PlayStation (as well as ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'') featured plenty of real firearms such as Berettas, Colt revolvers, Remington shotguns among other. Once the series started being released on the [=GameCube=], Capcom decided to use generic names for the weapons: the Beretta was replaced by a custom version called the [[BlingBlingBang Samurai Edge]] (previously introduced in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''), while the Colt Python was renamed the "Silver Serpent". A few of the weapons in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' are named after real weapons, such as the TMP, the Red 9 (a 9mm variant of the Mauser [=C96=]) and the Chicago Typewriter (one of many nicknames for the Thompson submachine gun). And then, just to make things interesting, they'll sometimes randomly throw in a fictional gun made up of real gun parts into the mix, like Leon's Silver Ghost. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' used real names for its guns, besides the fictional ones and the very notable exception of the "Lightning Hawk" (obviously a Desert Eagle), but then ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' went back to solely using fake names.

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* The original ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games for the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation (as well as ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'') featured plenty of real firearms such as Berettas, Colt revolvers, Remington shotguns among other. Once the series started being released on the [=GameCube=], Capcom decided to use generic names for the weapons: the Beretta was replaced by a custom version called the [[BlingBlingBang Samurai Edge]] (previously introduced in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''), while the Colt Python was renamed the "Silver Serpent". A few of the weapons in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' are named after real weapons, such as the TMP, the Red 9 (a 9mm variant of the Mauser [=C96=]) and the Chicago Typewriter (one of many nicknames for the Thompson submachine gun). And then, just to make things interesting, they'll sometimes randomly throw in a fictional gun made up of real gun parts into the mix, like Leon's Silver Ghost. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' used real names for its guns, besides the fictional ones and the very notable exception of the "Lightning Hawk" (obviously a Desert Eagle), but then ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' went back to solely using fake names.
25th Apr '16 11:19:14 AM erforce
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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' series uses both AKA 47 names and real gun names in about equal measure. You can shoot someone with a Luger pistol in ''[=TimeSplitters=] 2'', but the AK-47 is referred to as the "Soviet S-47". In ''Future Perfect'', they drop the real names -- the Lugers are Krugers, and the S-47 is the Soviet Rifle. Most of the weapons have generic names -- Shotgun, Pistol 9mm, etc.

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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' series uses both AKA 47 names and real gun names in about equal measure. You can shoot someone with a Luger pistol in ''[=TimeSplitters=] 2'', ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2'', but the AK-47 is referred to as the "Soviet S-47". In ''Future Perfect'', ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'', they drop the real names -- the Lugers are Krugers, and the S-47 is the Soviet Rifle. Most of the weapons have generic names -- Shotgun, Pistol 9mm, etc.



* ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' plays with this. It mostly gives its weapons real names (with the exception of a Desert Eagle called the "Eagle.50"), but the manufacturer names are generally not the real-life makers of each gun. Some are marked as having been made by "Precision Armaments", a corporation known for making cheap knock-offs.

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* ''Far Cry''
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''VideoGame/FarCry2'' plays with this. It mostly gives its weapons real names (with the exception of a Desert Eagle called the "Eagle.50"), but the manufacturer names are generally not the real-life makers of each gun. Some are marked as having been made by "Precision Armaments", a corporation known for making cheap knock-offs.
27th Mar '16 5:34:34 PM ChilledXSocks
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** In all of the EA 007 games they used fake names that were ridiculously close to the real ones, particularly the "Wolfram [=P2K=]" (for the Walther PPK or [=P99=]), with weapons that share manufacturers in the real world sharing fake ones in the game (H&K weapons were all labeled "Deutsche" in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', then they were all "Koffler & Stock" in ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire''). The Desert Eagle was also a frequent offender, as even between ''two different versions of the same game'' it was given a different name - it was the "IAC Defender" in the [=PS1=] version of the ''World is Not Enough'' game, and the "Raptor Magnum" in the N64 version.

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** In all of the EA 007 games they used fake names that were ridiculously close to the real ones, particularly the "Wolfram [=P2K=]" (for the Walther PPK or [=P99=]), with weapons that share manufacturers in the real world sharing fake ones in the game (H&K weapons were all labeled "Deutsche" in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', then they were all "Koffler & Stock" in ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'').''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'', before going back to "Deutsche" in ''{{VideoGame/Nightfire}}''). The Desert Eagle was also a frequent offender, as even between ''two different versions of the same game'' it was given a different name - it was the "IAC Defender" in the [=PS1=] version of the ''World is Not Enough'' game, and the "Raptor Magnum" in the N64 version.
23rd Mar '16 12:53:10 PM Yalsaris63
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' the Korean FY-71 is a reference to the family of painfully-obvious AK-47 knockoffs produced by countries like China; in this case, though, the FY-71 is an obvious knockoff of the Russian AK-74M reverse-engineered by a fictional North Korean arms manufacturer called Bauer & Kopka (whose name is a parody of the real life German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch). To a lesser extent we also have the FELINE, which smacks more than a little of the similarly-named FELIN version of the FAMAS.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' the Korean FY-71 is a reference to the family of painfully-obvious AK-47 knockoffs produced by countries like China; in this case, though, the FY-71 is an obvious knockoff of the Russian AK-74M reverse-engineered by a fictional North Korean arms manufacturer called Bauer & Kopka (whose name likewise is a parody of the real life German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch). To a lesser extent we also have the FELINE, which smacks more than a little of the similarly-named FELIN version of the FAMAS.
23rd Mar '16 12:51:46 PM Yalsaris63
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' the Korean FY-71 is a reference to the family of painfully-obvious AK-47 knockoffs produced by countries like China. To a lesser extent we also have the FELINE, which smacks more than a little of the similarly-named FELIN version of the FAMAS.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' the Korean FY-71 is a reference to the family of painfully-obvious AK-47 knockoffs produced by countries like China.China; in this case, though, the FY-71 is an obvious knockoff of the Russian AK-74M reverse-engineered by a fictional North Korean arms manufacturer called Bauer & Kopka (whose name is a parody of the real life German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch). To a lesser extent we also have the FELINE, which smacks more than a little of the similarly-named FELIN version of the FAMAS.
30th Dec '15 9:00:05 PM Berrenta
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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland carries a pair of revolvers from another universe which are implied to be the direct equivalent of a real firearm from our world, but the text avoids specifying which one. Based on the details given, the guns are a perfect match for the Colt New Service (double-action, swing-out cylinders, and chambered in .45 long colt) but they're just called the Sandalwood Guns because of their grips, which are [[CaptainObvious made of sandalwood]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland carries a pair of revolvers from another universe which are implied to be the direct equivalent of a real firearm from our world, but the text avoids specifying which one. Based on the details given, the guns are a perfect match for the Colt New Service (double-action, swing-out cylinders, and chambered in .45 long colt) but they're just called the Sandalwood Guns because of their grips, which are [[CaptainObvious made of sandalwood]].sandalwood.
27th Dec '15 7:03:46 PM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'' uses this trope, the most notable example being when a late 1960's American army officer presents a taped-up M1 Garand rifle as the state-of-the-art "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_A-40 Albatross A40 rifle]]".
24th Nov '15 5:33:30 AM jormis29
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** ''Conviction'' use real names for most guns, including the Five-seveN, but the F2000 is now called SC-3000; given that it is redesigned to load magazines based on those of the [[RareGuns never-produced MR-C]], it's very likely meant to be Third Echelon's custom model.

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** ''Conviction'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'' use real names for most guns, including the Five-seveN, but the F2000 is now called SC-3000; given that it is redesigned to load magazines based on those of the [[RareGuns never-produced MR-C]], it's very likely meant to be Third Echelon's custom model.
21st Nov '15 7:23:06 AM YT45
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A subtrope of BlandNameProduct. Compare ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. Often avoided by setting games in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, since most trademarks associated with weapon names from that period have long since lapsed.

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A subtrope of BlandNameProduct. Compare ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. Often avoided by setting games in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, since most trademarks associated with weapon names from that period have long since lapsed. Can often overlap with MisidentifiedWeapons.
31st Oct '15 6:00:36 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Tommy Gun, renamed in it's "black market" as the Chicago Typewriter. A fair few go for extended or translated versions of their real names - the G3 is the "Gewehr 3", and the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Tommy Gun, renamed in it's "black market" as the Chicago Typewriter. A fair few go for extended or translated versions of their real names - the G3 is the "Gewehr 3", and the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]].Gewehr''[[/note]], and the M249 is the "KSP"[[note]]''Kulspruta'', the Swedish military designation for machine guns like the M249 (the developers are Swedish)[[/note]].



* The Soviet Conscripts in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer]]: Red Alert 3'' are armed with ADK-45 assault rifles, which look an awful lot like AK-47s. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]], as this is an AlternateUniverse.

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* The Soviet Conscripts in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer]]: Red Alert 3'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' are armed with ADK-45 assault rifles, which look an awful lot like AK-47s. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]], as this is an AlternateUniverse.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' give real-world and slightly-fictionalized guns generic names like "Assault Rifle" (H&K [=G3=]), "Assault Carbine" (Colt 733), "Battle Rifle" (M1 Garand), "Service Rifle" (AR-10), "Anti-Materiel Rifle" (PGM Hecate II) and many more.
** Only ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and the BroadStrokes canon ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' avert this by specifically using the real names for modern-day guns, and even then, the AlternateHistory aspect of the series means that many have fictionalized background information, such as a different manufacturer or caliber of ammunition. For example, the P90c is called by its real name, but fires 10x25mm rounds rather than 5.7x28mm and is said to have been designed by H&K rather than FN.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' give real-world and slightly-fictionalized guns generic names like "Assault Rifle" (H&K [=G3=]), "Assault Carbine" (Colt 733), "Battle Rifle" (M1 Garand), "Service Rifle" (AR-10), "Anti-Materiel Rifle" (PGM Hecate II) and many more.
** Only ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and the BroadStrokes canon ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' avert this by specifically using the real names for modern-day guns, and even then, the AlternateHistory aspect of the series means that many have fictionalized background information, such as a different manufacturer or caliber of ammunition. For example, the P90c P90 is called by its real name, name (with an added "c" at the end), but fires 10x25mm rounds rather than 5.7x28mm and is said to have been designed by H&K rather than FN.
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