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Feb 11th 2011 at 10:52:07 PM •••

Why does this console get its own trope list when no other game consoles on here have one?

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Feb 11th 2011 at 10:59:11 PM •••

Because no one has made one for the other consoles yet?

Feb 12th 2011 at 11:51:57 AM •••

Yeah, go ahead and make some if you want.

Dec 10th 2010 at 11:37:09 PM •••

Shouldn't the primary name of this article be Mega Drive? It was only called Genesis in the United States (and not even in other English-speaking countries), making the article name Americanitis.

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Dec 11th 2010 at 8:02:20 AM •••

What do you mean? I just thought Mega Drive would be the more appropriate name since it's the international name and most familiar to the world's readers. The only ones who call it Genesis are Americans.

Dec 11th 2010 at 8:58:59 AM •••

There are other systems, so you should take it up with all of them.

Dec 12th 2010 at 7:07:54 AM •••

I'm talking about this article. You see, Super NES had that name internationally, with it being called Super Famicom really only in Japan. Same with NES vs. Famicom. But with Genesis vs. Mega Drive, Mega Drive is the international name, with Genesis limited to the United States (and, if I'm correct, Canada). It would be an improvement on the article (overcoming Creator Provincialism) to rename it to the internationally-used name found in all of Asia, all of Europe, all of Latin America (if I recall correctly), Australia, New Zealand, etc. U.S.-Canada is the sole exception to the common name.

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Dec 13th 2010 at 12:47:03 PM •••

Oh, good idea. :3 I hadn't thought of it... And no, that's not Sarcasm Mode, I really hadn't. XD

Dec 13th 2010 at 1:06:40 PM •••

Hey, this is a large site. I don't know if I've seen even 30% of it.

Dec 14th 2010 at 7:00:18 AM •••

That's okay. :3 And yes, I started a Trope Repair topic. Its link should appear on the top of the article page.

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