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Which name do you like best?

Backwards Compatible
3 (16.7%)
The Daily Grind
3 (16.7%)
Save 'n Continue
0 (0%)
Select Start
0 (0%)
Button Mashers/Button Mashing (based on Kiyoshi's idea)
1 (5.6%)
Button Pushing Overlord
0 (0%)
Bonus Stage
1 (5.6%)
Time Attack/Timed Attack
0 (0%)
Double Jump
8 (44.4%)
Combo Breaker
1 (5.6%)
NeoRetro
1 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 17

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2012, 12:39:55 pm »
DP, have you voted yet? I see that Save n' Continue has no votes... :/

I voted for my own idea like everybody else did.  But, Save & Continue is better than NeoRetro for this site's purpose.  But if the site mainly focused on the past, than Backwards Compatible could work too.


Call me cynical, but if you saw what videogames have become at E3, I don't think it would be possible to not be cynical.

You are the most cynical person on this site, bar none.  But your cynicism is not without its value.  You still make good points.  ;p  Like this one:

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There are plenty of great games that most people have never heard of and should play.  Besides, we've already got way too many sites that are busy looking forward for videogames.  It's about time to look at what once was.

I have often worried that the classic games of the past will be lost to the future.  As in, lost to the attention of future players.  Gaming like no other media is shackled to technology, and lives and dies by its usage of new tech.  Not only that, but entire libraries are dedicated to singular platforms.  Sure you get re-releases, but that's like maybe less than 1% of all the games out there.  It's not like movies or music where you can find almost every old movie on DVD or old album on CD.  Those mediums are on ubiquitous media playable by a multitude of multitudes of players.   Games however are locked to proprietary media formats and it becomes quite a hindrance to future proofing their longevity.  Anyway, I'm getting off topic.  Yes I believe by exploring the past we make better games for the future.  Thus I have found that retroactive reviews are often far more informative than "This just came out this week I have to review it right now and shit this out!" ones.  Games unlike movies or albums take many hours, sometimes dozens of hours, to properly experience.  So it's absurd that new reviews are expected to come out as quickly as other mediums' reviews do.  There are SO MANY problems, BIG BIG problems with the way that games are editorialized.  Writing in this medium is a huge problem and a hindrance to evolution of this art.  Both in the editorial and development side of the equation.  I digress.

Backwards Compatible was that it was capable of having modern games, but also retro ones.

Well it does work, don't get me wrong.  I still like Talbain's idea of a site which only retroactively reviews previous generational games.  I think that'd be good for getting younger people to go back and experience them.  There needs to be something like that out there.  I mean, HG101 to a small extent does that, but it's not a site with the average reader in mind.  It's more a site for people like us who are freaks of gaming.

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2012, 12:46:11 pm »
Hmm, HG101 has actually gotten me to go out and at the very least try some games.

Also. I want the CD-i Zelda games now, just to review them. No need to help me out, though, I already know it's an expensive venture. :'(
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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2012, 12:52:22 pm »
Did you already watch the AVGN reviews of those games?

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« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2012, 12:54:25 pm »
Coin a phrase relating tomoving the control (not dpad nor stick) to the direction you want to move. That one, as long as traditional controllers exist, will prevail the decades.
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« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2012, 01:02:15 pm »
Did you already watch the AVGN reviews of those games?

Yes. And it is in stark contrast to the HG101 article. That is the reason I want to play them for myself. Aside from, you know, actually being a Zelda freak. :P

Coin a phrase relating tomoving the control (not dpad nor stick) to the direction you want to move. That one, as long as traditional controllers exist, will prevail the decades.

iOS would like to wave its ever growing... hand... in our direction. :'( "Move Right"? :P Meh, sounds so "general". I wouldn't know what it is about. Maybe.*

*It's a Super Mario Bros. reference... You got that, right?
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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2012, 01:23:19 pm »
as long as traditional controllers exist, will prevail the decades.

With the Wii's & PS3's motion sensing, and 360's Kinect... who knows what the future wants.


I prefer traditional controllers for their accuracy.  I'd be open to other options being primary if they weren't imprecise and half ass.

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« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2012, 02:03:46 pm »
As far as I know, only kinect is the popular one (with the Wii on either eual ground or even probably less at this point). Wii U seems to step back a bit with a semistandard controller format, and well, handhelds rarely use motion controls.
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« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2012, 02:08:19 pm »
We want to implement a "second opinion" feature which I have to code into the site myself (so most likely won't be ready soon, but since it's the first thing in our queue...)

This could provide for a slight double entedre in a way for the name "Double Jump". Seeing as web articles are sometimes chopped on the front page and direct you to the "Jump" to read further, and 2 opinions giving the obvious reference to "Double". Just saying...

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2012, 02:19:35 pm »
This could provide for a slight double entedre in a way for the name "Double Jump". Seeing as web articles are sometimes chopped on the front page and direct you to the "Jump" to read further, and 2 opinions giving the obvious reference to "Double". Just saying...

It feels like the connection is still a bit of a stretch. Regardless, 'Double Jump' is currently one or two votes above the rest. (Actually, DS and I haven't even spoken of when we want to end this poll...)Probably by the end of this week, we'll end it. Unless discussion continues.
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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2012, 02:39:49 pm »
Hence my usage of the keyword: slight:P

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2012, 11:00:10 am »
Double jump is currently winning the poll with four votes. Does anyone else want to vote, or have any more suggestions before we close the poll?

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #71 on: June 27, 2012, 11:25:16 am »
Explain to me again why people like that name?

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #72 on: June 27, 2012, 11:28:03 am »
Explain to me again why people like that name?
No idea. Personally, I don't like it that much. But luckily I did put a disclaimer in that the winner might receive more consideration, but it won't necessarily be what we go with. :D

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2012, 11:41:08 am »
Yup, and here's the post.

Thanks for all of the great suggestions, guys. I put the best of the best on a poll for this thread, so please vote for your favorites. The one with the most votes will get extra consideration.

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Since I'm kinda not digging the Double Jump, even though it's winning, it might not get chosen. We're still going to think about using it, though. People chose it over the other ones for some reason.
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« Reply #74 on: June 27, 2012, 12:17:47 pm »
Probably just to spite me.  :-[

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« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2012, 12:28:01 pm »
Oh look, suddenly it's 5 votes :crazy:

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Re: Help naming a gaming website?
« Reply #76 on: June 27, 2012, 12:34:26 pm »
Change it to Double Hump and I'm cool with it.

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« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2012, 12:45:55 pm »
Change it to Double Hump and I'm cool with it.
The site involves camels?  That's weird.
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« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2012, 12:52:26 pm »
Nah, if it were about camels it'd be called Double Bump.

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« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2012, 01:10:15 pm »
Oh look, suddenly it's 5 votes :crazy:
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