History UnusualEuphemism / VideoGames

13th May '17 12:20:26 PM nombretomado
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* This little exchange in LuminousArc2 (said in a joking manner):

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* This little exchange in LuminousArc2 ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' (said in a joking manner):
10th May '17 4:53:01 PM shonengirl
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** Justified in that, most of the time, said daycare man is talking to an [[KidHero 11 to 12-year-old]]; though since these are E-rated games, the man will still say this to the teenage protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', and ''VideoGame/PikemonXAndY''.
** It's also quite possible they DON'T mate - according to a special scene in [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], [[spoiler:Arceus creates every single Pokémon egg. Which aren't quite exactly eggs, but more like a sort of nursery or cradle]].

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** Justified in that, most of the time, said daycare man is talking to an [[KidHero 11 to 12-year-old]]; though since these are E-rated games, the man will still say this to the teenage protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', and ''VideoGame/PikemonXAndY''.''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''.
** It's also quite possible this is because they DON'T mate - according to a special scene in [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], [[spoiler:Arceus creates every single Pokémon egg. Which aren't quite exactly eggs, but more like a sort of nursery or cradle]].
10th May '17 4:29:44 PM shonengirl
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** Justified in that said daycare man is talking to a [[KidHero 12-year-old]].
** Also because it's quite possible they DON'T mate - according to a special scene in [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], [[spoiler:Arceus creates every single Pokémon egg. Which aren't quite exactly eggs, but more like a sort of nursery or cradle]].

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** Justified in that that, most of the time, said daycare man is talking to a an [[KidHero 12-year-old]].
11 to 12-year-old]]; though since these are E-rated games, the man will still say this to the teenage protagonists of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', and ''VideoGame/PikemonXAndY''.
** Also because it's It's also quite possible they DON'T mate - according to a special scene in [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], [[spoiler:Arceus creates every single Pokémon egg. Which aren't quite exactly eggs, but more like a sort of nursery or cradle]].



** In fact, Fire Emblem is full of this stuff. "Moldy onions" and "hornet hairs" in particular stand out.

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** In fact, Fire Emblem is full of this stuff. "Moldy onions" and "hornet hairs" in particular stand out. Also common are dated or archaic words like "dastard" and "cur".
30th Apr '17 2:13:17 PM nombretomado
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* One of the ''HarvestMoon'' games has the term "Best Friend system" when to the lesbian marriage option. You "best friend" your 'friend' even though they clearly have both Affection and Friendship points once you get a certain item, and that the clearly affectionate lines are all left in from the original male-only version of the game.

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* One of the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games has the term "Best Friend system" when to the lesbian marriage option. You "best friend" your 'friend' even though they clearly have both Affection and Friendship points once you get a certain item, and that the clearly affectionate lines are all left in from the original male-only version of the game.
9th Mar '17 7:16:12 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* 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.

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* 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.for.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', monsters politely refer to death as "falling down". This is eventually explained: [[spoiler:when a monster gets to the point in its long life that it can no longer continue, it just stops moving and drops down on the ground, waiting to die and its body to scatter.]]
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.
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