History UnusualEuphemism / VideoGames

11th Feb '17 11:39:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Franchise/StarWars ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games, "space" is frequently used. Examples include "Space off," and "Go space yourself".

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* In the Franchise/StarWars ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games, "space" is frequently used. Examples include "Space off," and "Go space yourself".
11th Feb '17 11:39:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the {{MMORPG}} ''PuzzlePirates'', the game client allowed three settings for filtering swear words: Leave them unfiltered, turn them into %* $#@! and the like, or "Pirate-ize" them, making them acceptable terms. This generated such phrases as, "We're all scuppered." Even the simple acronym "wtf" would be translated into "Blistering blue barnacles!" - a ShoutOut to ''{{Tintin}}''.

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* In the {{MMORPG}} ''PuzzlePirates'', ''VideoGame/PuzzlePirates'', the game client allowed three settings for filtering swear words: Leave them unfiltered, turn them into %* $#@! and the like, or "Pirate-ize" them, making them acceptable terms. This generated such phrases as, "We're all scuppered." Even the simple acronym "wtf" would be translated into "Blistering blue barnacles!" - a ShoutOut to ''{{Tintin}}''.
3rd Feb '17 1:09:10 PM StFan
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* A meta-example in the ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' [[Community/DwarfFortress community]] -- "Fun", derived from the motto of the game, "[[NintendoHard Losing is Fun]]", and ''always'' capitalized. It can be both used to refer to the act of losing ("I'm having a lot of ''Fun'' right now,") and factors that are likely to make you lose ("I just embarked in a particularly ''Fun'' [[DeathWorld evil biome]].")
** Sometimes also carps ("[[OhCrap Oh, carp]]!") -- see ''Community/DwarfFortress'' for the reason why.
*** On a related note, Gurglefin from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' uses carp in this sense. [[DontExplainTheJoke He's a fishman.]]

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* A meta-example in the ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' [[Community/DwarfFortress community]] -- community:
** A meta-example:
"Fun", derived from the motto of the game, "[[NintendoHard Losing is Fun]]", and ''always'' capitalized. It can be both used to refer to the act of losing ("I'm having a lot of ''Fun'' right now,") and factors that are likely to make you lose ("I just embarked in a particularly ''Fun'' [[DeathWorld evil biome]].")
** Sometimes also carps ("[[OhCrap Oh, carp]]!") -- see ''Community/DwarfFortress'' for the reason why.
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carp]]!"). On a related note, Gurglefin from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' uses carp in this sense. [[DontExplainTheJoke He's a fishman.]]
8th Jan '17 6:21:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In a probably unintentional example - being a game targeted to a younger audience - within the game ''VideoGame/{{Mechquest}}'', there was a holiday event in which you could go into a house where a randomized NPC would say a rumor about your character. One included: "I heard that *your character name* does somersaults with Nurse Helia!" Nurse Helia is female, if you were wondering. Or maybe FreudWasRight in just my case.

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* In a probably unintentional example - being a game targeted to a younger audience - within the game ''VideoGame/{{Mechquest}}'', there was a holiday event in which you could go into a house where a randomized NPC would say a rumor about your character. One included: "I heard that *your character name* does somersaults with Nurse Helia!" Nurse Helia is female, if you were wondering. Or maybe FreudWasRight in just my case.



** And oddly enough, [[FreudWasRight the obvious answer]] isn't on the list of responses. "Up yours" is, however.
3rd Oct '16 12:49:00 PM intastiel
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* In ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'', Jessica yells out "Puss in boots!" at one point while having sex with Anna. Anna is just as confused as the reader likely is.

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* In ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'', Jessica yells out "Puss in boots!" at one point while having sex with Anna. Anna is just as confused as the reader likely is.is.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Morrowind's local MurderInc calls itself the Morag Tong, which translates as the Foresters' Guild. Since they operate legally and publicly, everybody knows what the axes are ''really'' for.
10th Jul '16 12:11:14 PM nombretomado
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* BioWare seems to be quite fond of this trope (among many, '''[[{{Troperiffic}} many]]''' others), as in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for VideoGame/MassEffect2, we had this exchange.

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* BioWare Creator/BioWare seems to be quite fond of this trope (among many, '''[[{{Troperiffic}} many]]''' others), as in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for VideoGame/MassEffect2, we had this exchange.
19th Jun '16 1:37:09 PM KhymChanur
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** The "Hidden Fun Stuff". But certain parts of the community got tired of that, and when DF 2010 came out, produced a suite of Unusual Euphemisms: getting some "[[{{Unobtanium}} cotton candy]]", going to "[[FireAndBrimstoneHell the circus]]", and meeting "[[LegionsOfHell clowns]]". Nobody's completely sure ''why'' these particular euphemisms are used, but the most logical explanation offered is, naturally, that they're Fun.

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** The "Hidden Fun Stuff". But certain parts of the community got tired of that, and when DF 2010 came out, produced a suite of Unusual Euphemisms: getting some "[[{{Unobtanium}} cotton candy]]", going to "[[FireAndBrimstoneHell the circus]]", and meeting "[[LegionsOfHell clowns]]". Nobody's completely sure ''why'' these particular euphemisms are used, but the most logical explanation offered is, naturally, The reason for is that they're Fun.when you [[spoiler:open up Hell, a large number of demons come out at first, and after the first large rush they still ''keep'' coming out, so players compared it to a ClownCarBase, which lead to "clowns", "cotton candy", etc. It isn't an ''actual'' ClownCarBase, it's just that new demons will periodically spawn at the map's edges down in Hell, simulating demons wandering in from the rest of the world's Hell, with the portion of Hell on the player's map being only a tiny portion of the whole.]]
29th May '16 12:26:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''ZorkGrandInquisitor'', Yoruk is an ancient and powerful wizard, so powerful in fact that wars have been fought over the possession of his skull. (And yes, this is a ShoutOut to ''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Hamlet]].'') As such, people use the term "Sweet Yoruk!" in the same way people in real life use "Sweet Jesus!" (though they say "Sweet Yoruk" more than people in real life say "Sweet Jesus". When was the last time you heard someone say "Sweet Jesus"?)

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* In ''ZorkGrandInquisitor'', ''VideoGame/ZorkGrandInquisitor'', Yoruk is an ancient and powerful wizard, so powerful in fact that wars have been fought over the possession of his skull. (And yes, this is a ShoutOut to ''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Hamlet]].'') As such, people use the term "Sweet Yoruk!" in the same way people in real life use "Sweet Jesus!" (though they say "Sweet Yoruk" more than people in real life say "Sweet Jesus". When was the last time you heard someone say "Sweet Jesus"?)
15th May '16 2:15:47 PM WillyFourEyes
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* [[SamAndMaxHitTheRoad Sam and Max Hit The Road gives us]]:
-->'''Sam:''' Percent sign ampersand pound sign!

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* [[SamAndMaxHitTheRoad Sam and Max Hit The Road gives us]]:
From ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'':
-->'''Sam:''' [[SymbolSwearing Percent sign ampersand pound sign!sign!]]



* At the end of ''ResidentEvil4'', Ashley apparently ends up swooning over her heroic savior (i.e. Leon), judging by her propositioning him for "overtime".

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* At the end of ''ResidentEvil4'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Ashley apparently ends up swooning over her heroic savior (i.e. Leon), judging by her propositioning him for "overtime".
2nd May '16 8:37:29 AM Assassin-sensei
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* CantrII: [[PitifulWorms Be well]], [[GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld kind regards]], [[ParentheticalSwearing best wishes]]. [[PassiveAggressiveKombat Standard signoffs from staff]], after handing down arbitrary judgements with flimsy justifications, the implications when reading through the rest of the message is "Go away and die, little bug". Collect the set! Bonus points if {{Angrish}} is making the nonsensical even moreso.

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* CantrII: [[PitifulWorms Be well]], [[GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld kind regards]], [[ParentheticalSwearing best wishes]]. [[PassiveAggressiveKombat Standard signoffs from staff]], after handing down arbitrary judgements with flimsy justifications, the implications when reading through the rest of the message is "Go away and die, little bug". Collect the set! Bonus points if {{Angrish}} is making the nonsensical even moreso.moreso.
* In ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'', Jessica yells out "Puss in boots!" at one point while having sex with Anna. Anna is just as confused as the reader likely is.
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