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3rd Feb '18 4:54:57 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' also features such in the character creation, and [=NPCs=] refer to the player by their name when speaking to them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' also features such in the character creation, and [=NPCs=] refer to the player by their name when speaking to them.talked to.
21st Jan '18 2:30:07 PM nombretomado
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* Present in ''MagicalStarsign''; you can not only name the hero(ine), you are given the option of naming your classmates. It comes with a neat detail: At least once, your main character is addressed by name in all-caps ''even if his/her name is not all-caps to begin with''. [[labelnote:Extra rant]] They actually put the effort into a tiny program, probably to be used very few times (if not once), made to emphasize characters' user-inputted names in a natural way, ''without'' using RainbowSpeak (which the game does use) or symbols around the word to point it out. (If you don't use italics, YOU USUALLY USE ALL-CAPS to emphasize something in text.) This, plus the fact that ''every single NPC'' has a unique name, confirms that this game loves names.[[/labelnote]]

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* Present in ''MagicalStarsign''; ''VideoGame/MagicalStarsign''; you can not only name the hero(ine), you are given the option of naming your classmates. It comes with a neat detail: At least once, your main character is addressed by name in all-caps ''even if his/her name is not all-caps to begin with''. [[labelnote:Extra rant]] They actually put the effort into a tiny program, probably to be used very few times (if not once), made to emphasize characters' user-inputted names in a natural way, ''without'' using RainbowSpeak (which the game does use) or symbols around the word to point it out. (If you don't use italics, YOU USUALLY USE ALL-CAPS to emphasize something in text.) This, plus the fact that ''every single NPC'' has a unique name, confirms that this game loves names.[[/labelnote]]
8th Jan '18 12:22:36 PM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' had the option to name your character, which would appear in conversation with [=NPCs=] in text form, but would conveniently be left out in the audio of the NPC speaking.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' continued this differently. The spoken dialogue simply call the character "you" and later in the main quest call him "The Hero of Kvatch". NPC's also call your character by their race occasionally.
*** This actually caused some interesting problems in the German translation. The translators apparently didn't realise German has gender-specific words for hero ("Held" for male, "Heldin" for female)... meaning that, since the voice acting lacks variety, your character will ALWAYS be addressed as female.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' continues this yet again, and handwaves it with even greater ease: Since your character's defining characteristic is being Dragonborn, and there are no other Dragonborn in Skyrim, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone just calls you Dragonborn.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' had has the option to name your character, which would appear in conversation with [=NPCs=] and this name appears in text form, but would conveniently be left out form in the audio of the NPC speaking.
conversations with [=NPCs=], as well as on some [[FictionalDocument in-game documents]]. However, it is understandably not present in spoken dialogue.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' continued this differently. The Oblivion]]'':
*** Once again, you can name your character, but that name is not used in any
spoken dialogue. Spoken dialogue simply call the references to your character are simply "you" and later in the main quest call him and, occasionally, your RedBaron title of "The Hero of Kvatch". NPC's [=NPCs=] will also call your character by their race occasionally.
on occasion.
*** This actually caused causes some interesting problems in the German translation. The translators apparently didn't realise German has gender-specific words for hero ("Held" for male, "Heldin" for female)... meaning that, since the voice acting lacks variety, your character will ALWAYS be addressed as female.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' continues this yet again, and handwaves it with even greater ease: Since your character's defining characteristic is being Dragonborn, and there are no other Dragonborn in Skyrim, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone just calls you Dragonborn.]]Dragonborn]].
22nd Dec '17 3:13:01 PM wildweasel
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*** Though, in a rare in-universe example, the weapon-making robot Cherry in Robbie's lab ''attempts'' to do this with Link, though it comes out as "Hello, *beep* FamiliarNameMissing."

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*** Though, in a rare in-universe example, the weapon-making robot Cherry in Robbie's lab ''attempts'' to do this with Link, though it comes out as "Hello, *beep* FamiliarNameMissing.[=FamiliarNameMissing=]."
22nd Dec '17 3:11:42 PM wildweasel
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*** Though, in a rare in-universe example, the weapon-making robot Cherry in Robbie's lab ''attempts'' to do this with Link, though it comes out as "Hello, *beep* FamiliarNameMissing."
18th Dec '17 12:55:59 AM Cryoclaste
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** In the {{Unskippable}} Let's Play they named Lang "a tool".

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** In the {{Unskippable}} ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}'' Let's Play they named Lang "a tool".
14th Dec '17 9:17:49 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation'', Yahtzee frequently has fun abusing the character naming function in every game that has one, and thus gets very annoyed (or creative with spelling) when his more profane suggestions are disallowed. Notable examples inclide:
** [[Franchise/MassEffect Titty Shephard]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Fagballs]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Fuck Me]]
** [[VideoGame/NieR Twattycakes]]
** [[VideoGame/TabulaRasa Gareth Gobulcoque]]
** Averted in ''VideoGame/SimCity'', though, when the game flat-out refused to let him name his new town "Dogbollock".
4th Dec '17 10:03:15 AM Conradus
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** [[Creator/Hasbro]] has produced personalized toys under the [=PlaySkool=] brand. In 2000, they made the fully customizable "eSpecially My [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]" that did this. 16 years later, they make the similar Series/SesameStreet Love To Learn [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] (stylized as [=Love2Learn=] Elmo, also called [=Fun2Learn=] Elmo).

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** [[Creator/Hasbro]] Creator/{{Hasbro}} has produced personalized toys under the [=PlaySkool=] brand. In 2000, they made the fully customizable "eSpecially My [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]" that did this. 16 years later, they make the similar Series/SesameStreet Love To Learn [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] (stylized as [=Love2Learn=] Elmo, also called [=Fun2Learn=] Elmo).
19th Nov '17 9:22:43 AM Psyclone
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* Played for dark laughs in ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'': the book, meant to be an InUniverse encyclopedia is dedicated to [[spoiler:King Tommen]] but if you look closely, you can see that the name was clearly written over [[spoiler:"Robert" and then "Joffrey"]]. Given how the chapter on [[spoiler:Robert's reign]] is [[DatedHistory written in the present tense]], it's also an indication of just how long the book took to write and what a [[AnyoneCanDie turbulent period]] it has been in the interim.
16th Nov '17 6:46:25 AM WillyFourEyes
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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal]]'' have a widespread case of the ''accidental'' abuse type. The player names the rival by giving his name to a police officer, the problem is that you have fought him at this point, where he has the temporary name ???. [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/960099-pokemon-heartgold-version/52854535 Quite a few people]] gave the "right" answer and wound up stuck with a rival called ???. The remakes fix this, as the rival now has the name "Passerby Boy" (which is too long to fit in the name box and is more obviously a description) during the first battle with him.

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal]]'' have a widespread case of the ''accidental'' abuse type. The player names the rival by giving his name to a police officer, the problem is that you have fought him at this point, where he has the temporary name ???.[[MyNameIsQuestionMarks ???]]. [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/960099-pokemon-heartgold-version/52854535 Quite a few people]] gave the "right" answer and wound up stuck with a rival called ???. The remakes fix this, as the rival now has the name "Passerby Boy" (which is too long to fit in the name box and is more obviously a description) during the first battle with him.
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