History MeaningfulName / VideoGames

14th Aug '16 10:49:27 AM nombretomado
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** Dante and Virgil may also be inspired by TheDivineComedy, the first part (the Inferno) following the protagonist through hell.

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** Dante and Virgil may also be inspired by TheDivineComedy, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the first part (the Inferno) following the protagonist through hell.
26th Jul '16 5:39:07 AM Malady
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* In ''[[Videogame/LucysExpedition Lucy's Expedition'' the title character's rival is one Nigel Gneaugood.

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* In ''[[Videogame/LucysExpedition Lucy's Expedition'' Expedition]]'' the title character's rival is one Nigel Gneaugood.
26th Jul '16 5:38:47 AM Malady
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* In ''Lucy's Expedition'' the title character's rivsl is one Nigel Gneaugood.

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* In ''Lucy's ''[[Videogame/LucysExpedition Lucy's Expedition'' the title character's rivsl rival is one Nigel Gneaugood.
26th Jul '16 5:36:08 AM Malady
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series takes place on the planet of Pandora, named after the human daughter of Greek gods Hephaestus and Athena, and part of the legend of a box that contained all of the world's evils. Much like how the opening of PandorasBox released these evils unto the world, the opening of the Vault caused the release of the element Eridium throughout the planet, which lead to the events of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. In addition, the setting of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' is the moon of Elpis, named after the Greek goddess of hope. When Pandora's box was opened, the last thing remaining inside of it was ''hope''.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series takes place on the planet of Pandora, named after the human daughter of made by Greek gods Hephaestus and Athena, and part of the legend of a box that contained all of the world's evils. Much like how the opening of PandorasBox released these evils unto the world, the opening of the Vault caused the release of the element Eridium throughout the planet, which lead to the events of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. In addition, the setting of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' is the moon of Elpis, named after the Greek goddess of hope. When Pandora's box was opened, the last thing remaining inside of it was ''hope''.


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* ''VideoGame/LuxarenAllure'': One of the guards of Erdengard is named Garrison, a type of defended fortification.
16th Jul '16 12:26:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Catherine}}'' has Katherine [=McBride=], the girlfriend of main character Vincent who is pushing for a stronger relationship.

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* ''{{Catherine}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' has Katherine [=McBride=], the girlfriend of main character Vincent who is pushing for a stronger relationship.
6th Jul '16 12:48:46 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': [[spoiler: The names of the generations and other entities you encounter during the course of the game appear to be related to the viewpoint they express]].
** Alexandra - A feminization of Alexander, probably in reference to Alexandria, once home to the largest library in human history. She was the main proponent of the SOMA/TALOS project, which at a base level is a repository of humankind's collected knowledge and culture.
** [[spoiler: [=D0G=]. – It is possible that this name is meant as a reversal of God. It is also a reference to the Greek Cynics (Cynic meaning 'dog-like'). This is lampshaded in ''Road to Gehenna'' when he begins one message with "Call me a cynic, but..." [=D0G=] is consistently antagonistic towards everything in existence]].
** Elohim - One of many Hebrew names for {{God}}, which is used most prominently in the first chapter of Genesis, the beginning of the Garden of Eden narrative in which he creates the world and humankind. El claims to be the creator of the player character and everything they behold, and refers to the world as a Garden. [[spoiler: It turns out later that Elohim put his majestic name together from his two designations. EL-0 is Extended Lifespan Zero (one of two project mainframes which he resides on) and HIM is Holistic Integration Manager (a proto-AI storyteller program that was developed to generate content for online role-playing games from user data). Tasked with running the simulation that its human creators barely seen in alpha while alive, the diligent EL-0 HIM gradually congealed into a Demiurge figure and settled in.]]
** Milton - Named for Creator/JohnMilton, most famous for ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', a work which has been deemed by many to be sympathetic to {{Satan}}, including by Creator/WilliamBlake, mentioned in one of the texts to be Alexandra's favorite poet. He takes the role of devil's advocate, striving to undermine every belief you proclaim and sow doubt in the nature of the world you're in.
** [[spoiler: 1w/Faith (One with faith) – lacks doubt and argues against it. When Faith terminated it said that the serpent, or doubt, had entered its heart, and then begat Samsara and Sheep]].
** [[spoiler: Samsara – A complex word with many meanings. Relates to the game in that the Samsara person argues that the nature of existence is cyclical, and that the individual’s only logical course of action is to be detached from the process and accept it as it is]].
** [[spoiler: Sheep – Consistently looks for guidance from others. Unsure of its own opinions]].
** [[spoiler: Shepherd – In a broader sense, Shepherd appears dedicated in its attempts to have a goal for existence. This goal is especially seen as a community goal. Shepherd basically guides towards a higher understanding]].
** Keep in mind that many of the names of these generations were pulled (in-universe) from usernames of a video game forum to randomly seed by the human developers.
13th Jun '16 2:26:56 AM jormis29
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* The main character in ''{{Prey}}'' is a Native American named Tommy Tawodi. "Tawodi" is Cherokee for "hawk", and "Tommy Hawk" sounds like "tomahawk".

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* The main character in ''{{Prey}}'' ''Videogame/Prey2006'' is a Native American named Tommy Tawodi. "Tawodi" is Cherokee for "hawk", and "Tommy Hawk" sounds like "tomahawk".
5th Jun '16 4:24:37 AM DrFraud
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* In ''Lucy's Expedition'' the title character's rivsl is one Nigel Gneaugood.
1st May '16 2:24:37 AM Rorosilky5
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** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade [[spoiler:the Echidna]] dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.

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** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade [[spoiler:the Echidna]] dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos Chaos(Pronounced Kay-aohs) is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.
1st May '16 2:20:46 AM Rorosilky5
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* About every level in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'', which gets lampshaded in "Southpole", its hint tile reads "What was the name of this level?". The obvious solution (but surprisingly ''not'' the fastest one) is [[spoiler: keep moving down]].

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* In ''Chef Solitaire USA'', Kurt Snark, the vitriolic host of ''Restaurant Boot Camp''.
* About every level in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'', which gets lampshaded in "Southpole", its hint tile reads "What was the name of this level?". The obvious solution (but surprisingly ''not'' the fastest one) is [[spoiler: keep [[spoiler:keep moving down]].



** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade the Echidna dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos (the blue goop monster, not the cute things it guarded) is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.
** Professor Pickle likes cucumber sandwiches. Erazor Djinn is a double, as he wields a giant straight razor like a sword and wants to erase the 1001 Arabian Nights. Fang the Sniper has an enormous fang (almost a tusk, even) sticking out of his mouth.

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** Minor characters also get in on the act: Blaze the Cat has [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]], Marine the Raccoon loves ships and the ocean, Jet the Hawk is a speed maniac hover-boarder and his teammates/siblings names, Wave the Swallow (the calm and relaxed one) and Storm the Albatross (the big and strong one) follow suit. Espio the Chameleon is a ninja chameleon. His name comes from both the Spanish term for ''to spy'' and the word "espionage". Shade the Echidna [[spoiler:the Echidna]] dresses in dark blue/black, Big the Cat is both tall and fat, Rouge the Bat often wears makeup and Charmy Bee is charmingly cute. Chaos (the blue goop monster, not the cute things it guarded) is pretty obvious, especially in it's most powerful form.
** Professor Pickle likes cucumber sandwiches. Erazor Djinn is a double, as he wields a giant straight razor like a sword and wants to erase the 1001 Arabian Nights. Fang the Sniper has an enormous fang (almost a tusk, even) sticking out of his mouth.mouth(Bowlderized as Nack the Weasel).



** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip [[spoiler:(Light Gaia)]] a name due to his favorite food: chocolate chip sundae supreme.

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** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where Sonic gives Chip [[spoiler:(Light Gaia)]] a name due to his favorite food: chocolate chip sundae supreme.supreme ice cream.



* In ''Chef Solitaire USA'', Kurt Snark, the vitriolic host of ''Restaurant Boot Camp''.
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