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20th May '17 2:56:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' both uses fake names and a couple real ones. The Franchi SPAS 15 is called the Jaegerspaz XV, the Uzi is given the ludicrous pseudonym ''Lassiter Killmatic,'' and the Glock 17 is called the Brokk 17c. Strangely, the Steyr AUG and Colt Anaconda are called by their proper names. The Utica M37 is a pretty clever pseudonym, since it must have taken some actual research on the part of the developers to discover that Utica is a small town in Upstate New York like the actual weapon's hometown of Ithaca.

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' both uses fake names and a couple real ones. The Franchi SPAS 15 is called the Jaegerspaz XV, the Uzi is given the ludicrous pseudonym ''Lassiter Killmatic,'' and the Glock 17 is called the Brokk 17c. Strangely, the Steyr AUG and Colt Anaconda are called by their proper names. The Utica M37 is a pretty clever pseudonym, since it must have taken some actual research on the part of the developers to discover that Utica is a small town in Upstate New York like the actual weapon's hometown of Ithaca.
3rd May '17 3:19:22 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Curiously inverted at times in ''VideoGame/{{Black}}'' - while all the gun names are real, many of the models are heavily modified to the point that they may not be able to fire at all in the real world (the Uzi with two charging handles is particularly infamous).

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* Curiously inverted at times in ''VideoGame/{{Black}}'' - while all the gun names are real, many of the models are heavily modified to the point that they may not be able to fire at all in the real world (the Uzi with two charging handles is particularly infamous). The Glock is one of the more notable exceptions, for licensing reasons.[[note]]The Glock company is rather protective of their name and their likeness, insisting that AKA'd Glocks in games also change the appearance so that it isn't identical to the real pistol.[[/note]]
26th Apr '17 5:15:12 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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->''"The TMP is actually an [=MP9=]. We incorrectly labelled it as such when the weapon was being modeled, and some gun-nerd got pissed off about it. So we kept it known as a TMP."''

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->''"The TMP is actually an [=MP9=]. We incorrectly labelled it as such when the weapon was being modeled, and [[SeriousBusiness some gun-nerd got pissed off about it. it]]. [[TakeThat So we kept it known as a TMP.TMP]]."''



In more recent times, the likenesses of firearms have also been subject to this trope as well. It is likely out of concern that the higher level of graphical detail that modern computer games are capable of, and the fact that firearms manufacturers have gotten more protective of the likenesses of their products, could result in legal action being taken against the virtual recreation of real firearms. Some games have chosen to sidestep any possible issues by applying this to visual designs as well as names. Often this is done by merging visual elements of several real-life firearms or by fictionalizing the appearance through other means. In any case, the behavior of these fictionalized guns are often still closely modeled after real ones.

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In more recent times, the likenesses of firearms have also been subject to this trope as well. It In these cases it is likely done out of concern that the higher level of graphical detail that modern computer games are capable of, and the fact that firearms manufacturers have gotten more protective of the likenesses of their products, could result in legal action being taken against the virtual recreation of real firearms. Some games So some have chosen to sidestep any possible issues by applying this to visual designs as well as names. Often this is done by merging visual elements of several real-life firearms firearms[[note]]Which are often derogatorily termed "[[Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenguns]]" by firearm enthusiasts.[[/note]] or by fictionalizing the appearance through other means. In any case, the statistical behavior of these fictionalized guns are often still closely modeled after real ones.
24th Apr '17 4:21:32 AM Kadorhal
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* Most ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games avert this trope, other than replacing the small print on the guns themselves with more self-referential text (such as ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''[='s=] Colt Python having "BRAD ALLENCONDA", a reference to one of the people who modeled the in-game version, written on its barrel). ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'', however, is a partial exception; several of the guns in the game are real weapons and known by either their real names or variations thereof, others are ''Perfect Dark''-like "futurised" versions with made-up names. The TDI Kard pistol is given a full-auto mode and called the "KAP-40", the Jian She Type-05 is given an FMG-9-like railed carry handle/flashlight and called the "Chicom CQB", and the ubiquitous [[RareGuns XM8]] was also given rails and called the "[=M8A1=]".[[note]]This is likely more a result of, by the time of ''Black Ops 2'', the [=XM8=] being adopted to replace the M16 series in-universe, in which case the "X" (which stands for "Experimental") would be dropped from its name.[[/note]]

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* Most ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games avert this trope, other than replacing the small print on the guns themselves with more self-referential text (such as ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''[='s=] Colt Python having "BRAD ALLENCONDA", a reference to one of the people who modeled the in-game version, written on its barrel).barrel), and an insistence on referring to revolvers generically by the bullet they fire (e.g. ''World at War''[='=]s S&W Model 27 is the ".357 Magnum", and ''Modern Warfare 2'' and ''3'' have the aforementioned Python as the ".44 Magnum"). ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'', however, is a partial exception; several of the guns in the game are real weapons and known by either their real names or variations thereof, others are ''Perfect Dark''-like "futurised" versions with made-up names. The TDI Kard pistol is given a full-auto mode and called the "KAP-40", the Jian She Type-05 is given an FMG-9-like railed carry handle/flashlight and called the "Chicom CQB", and the ubiquitous [[RareGuns XM8]] was also given rails and called the "[=M8A1=]".[[note]]This is likely more a result of, by the time of ''Black Ops 2'', the [=XM8=] being adopted to replace the M16 series in-universe, in which case the "X" (which stands for "Experimental") would be dropped from its name.[[/note]]



** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' also renames certain weapons such as the ''[=SRR-61=]'' (M200 Chyetec Intervention[[labelnote:*]]Most likely a reference to the Jordanian 61st Special Reconnaissance Regiment, a notable user of the weapon[[/labelnote]]), the [=DAO-12=] (Armsel Striker), [=JS2=] (Jian-She Type-05) and the AWS (Ares Shrike), while also shortening abbreviations like the AR-160 (Beretta ARX-160), the U100 MK 5 (Ultimax 100 Mark 5) and the Groza-4 and -1 ([=OTs=]-14-4A and [=OTs=]-14-4A-03 Groza respectively).

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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' also renames certain weapons such as the ''[=SRR-61=]'' (M200 Chyetec Intervention[[labelnote:*]]Most likely a reference to the Jordanian 61st Special Reconnaissance Regiment, a notable user of the weapon[[/labelnote]]), the [=DAO-12=] (Armsel Striker), Striker, the weapon being a recurring one across the series going by that name), [=JS2=] (Jian-She Type-05) and the AWS (Ares Shrike), while also shortening abbreviations like the AR-160 (Beretta ARX-160), the U100 MK 5 (Ultimax 100 Mark 5) and the Groza-4 and -1 ([=OTs=]-14-4A and [=OTs=]-14-4A-03 Groza respectively).



* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Thompson Submachine 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", the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]], and the M249 and FN MAG are the "KSP" and "Ksp 58"[[note]]''Kulspruta'', the Swedish word (more literally [[MoreDakka "bullet-sprayer"]]) and military designation for machine guns like the M249 (the developers are Swedish) - in fact, the Swedish versions of the MAG actually are designated the KSP 58[[/note]].
* Special mention goes to ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Thompson Submachine 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", the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]], and the M249 and FN MAG are the "KSP" and "Ksp 58"[[note]]''Kulspruta'', the Swedish word (more literally [[MoreDakka "bullet-sprayer"]]) and military designation for machine guns like the M249 (the developers are Swedish) - in fact, the Swedish versions of the MAG actually are designated the KSP 58[[/note]].
58[[/note]]. There's also the rare weapon that isn't renamed, like the RPK.
* Special mention goes to ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL ''actual'' "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).
23rd Apr '17 7:33:05 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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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.

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In more recent times, the likenesses of firearms have also been subject to this trope as well. It is likely out of concern that the higher level of graphical detail that modern computer games are capable of, and the fact that firearms manufacturers have gotten more protective of the likenesses of their products, could result in legal action being taken against the virtual recreation of real firearms. Some games have chosen to sidestep any possible issues by applying this to visual designs as well as names. Often this is done by merging visual elements of several real-life firearms or by fictionalizing the appearance through other means. In any case, the behavior of these fictionalized guns are often still closely modeled after real ones.

A subtrope of BlandNameProduct. Compare ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. Often avoided by setting games in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or earlier, since most trademarks associated with weapon names from that period have long since lapsed. Can often overlap with MisidentifiedWeapons.
20th Apr '17 3:07:45 PM Kadorhal
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** ''ARMA 3'' goes for half this trope and half futurized variants of existing weapons. The standard enemy pistol is an unmodified MP-443 called the "Rook 40", while their standard assault rifle is the "Katiba 6.5mm" series, somewhat based on the Iranian [=KH2002=], with a lower carrying handle resembling that of the [=G36C=] and a smaller magazine. The Marksmen DLC inverts this for the "Mk 14", which is an original M14 with a rail for optics attached; an actual Mk 14 is already in the game as the "Mk 18".

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** ''ARMA 3'' goes for half this trope and half futurized variants of existing weapons. The standard enemy pistol is an unmodified MP-443 called the "Rook 40", while their standard assault rifle is the "Katiba 6.5mm" series, somewhat based on the Iranian [=KH2002=], with a lower carrying handle resembling that of the [=G36C=] and a smaller magazine.magazine; interestingly, some weapons do go by their real name, like the Gepard [=GM6=] Lynx for the enemy's anti-materiel rifle, the 3GL grenade launcher attached under the otherwise totally fictional "MX 6.5mm" rifle used by BLUFOR, and the [[RareGuns AK-12]] added in the "Apex" DLC. The Marksmen DLC inverts this for the "Mk 14", which is an original M14 with a rail for optics attached; an actual Mk 14 is already in the game as the "Mk 18".
8th Mar '17 10:50:18 PM Ragitsu
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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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* 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.
8th Mar '17 10:49:36 PM Ragitsu
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* The original ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games for the 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" and had its appearance heavily altered to the point that only the cylinder release from the real revolver is recognizable. 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.
** ''Resident Evil 5'' did have one other notable example among its weapon cache: the [=SVD/=]Cobray Street Sweeper was called the "Jail Breaker" in ''5''. This one is particularly strange because ''4'' featured an Armsel Striker shotgun (a very similar weapon but with a different drum advance system than a Street Sweeper) that was actually called the "Striker", and yet in a game where most weapons received proper names, the closest relative to the gun that actually managed to avoid being given a fake name ''4'' is given one in ''5''.

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* The original ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games for the 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" and had its appearance heavily altered to the point that only the cylinder release from the real revolver is recognizable. 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.\n** ''Resident Evil 5'' did have one other notable example among its weapon cache: the [=SVD/=]Cobray Street Sweeper was called the "Jail Breaker" in ''5''. This one is particularly strange because ''4'' featured an Armsel Striker shotgun (a very similar weapon but with a different drum advance system than a Street Sweeper) that was actually called the "Striker", and yet in a game where most weapons received proper names, the closest relative to the gun that actually managed to avoid being given a fake name ''4'' is given one in ''5''.


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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.
** ''Resident Evil 5'' did have one other notable example among its weapon cache: the [=SVD/=]Cobray Street Sweeper was called the "Jail Breaker" in ''5''. This one is particularly strange because ''4'' featured an Armsel Striker shotgun (a very similar weapon but with a different drum advance system than a Street Sweeper) that was actually called the "Striker", and yet in a game where most weapons received proper names, the closest relative to the gun that actually managed to avoid being given a fake name ''4'' is given one in ''5''.
7th Feb '17 6:14:01 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Special mention goes to ''Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).

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* Special mention goes to ''Sniper: Ghost Warrior ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).
7th Feb '17 6:11:07 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Special mention goes to ''Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).
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