Vote for a new name for FEAR!

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  1. Dusty

    Dusty Well-Known Member

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    http://nameyourfear.com/contest/Finalists.aspx

    We are working on the sequel to F.E.A.R. (first person shooter for PC and Xbox360 if you havent heard of it), and unfortunately we can't use the name "FEAR" anymore, due to the fact that we split with the old publisher. So we had to do this contest where people sent in names and now the vote is up.

    If all of you could please right click in the upper right corner and vote, it would be great. Naturally I don't want to sway your vote, but if you are ambivalent, then how about you vote for my favorite, Dead Echo.

    You can vote 1 time for as many email addresses if you have....so if you wanna vote several times for Dead Echo, that would rock :p 

    (The reason for the plug is its currently neck and neck with Project Origin, which I don't like).

    -D
     
  2. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Out of the 3 Dead Echo is easily the best, but I wish there were more to choose from. None of them are really great.
     
  3. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Dead Echo it is!
     
  4. Dusty

    Dusty Well-Known Member

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    Tell me about it...You'd be suprised how few names are available between the thousands of names submitted. People always wonder what is up with the acronym bullshit, (F.E.A.R., S.T.A.L.K.E.R. etc) it's because simply the name "Fear" or "Stalker" are too high of a risk to try and copyright.

    Copyrighting names isn't an exact science, you basically get a percetage back from legal that is esentially "what is the liklihood that someone would sue us when we try to use this name". So they give this percentage and the lower the percentage the safer the lawyers feel about allowing you to use the name.

    Ideally every developer wants a one-word name with only 1-2 syllabels...but alas, it's really hard to do unless you do wacky acronym or subtitle (i.e. Halo: Combat Evolved) type stuff.

    Either way...it's what we ended up with, so it's time to make the best of it. :D 

    Thanks for the votes guys :D 

    -D
     
  5. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    I thought that First-Encounter-Assault-Recon (ie F.E.A.R) was an awsome acronym. It makes sense and fits the military theme.
     
  6. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    "Project Origin" sounds decent. That is, if they backtracked on the history a little more.
     
  7. Gnaw

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    Why'd you guys leave Sierra?
     
  8. Dusty

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    Doh! Dead Echo is still 2nd place *cry*
    Weird, because I figured that would be the obvious winner.

    -D
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    But Assault and Recon are two completely different things. Recon is go and find out what's going on, and report back. Assault is make thing go boom, or blam, or maybe squort, depending on target density and hardness.
     
  10. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Why not PH33R ? :roll
     
  11. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    A late reply, but as i've just played FEAR, I actually think Project Origin is a much better name. Unless Dead Echo is something from the end of the game (I'm on Interval 9 right now) Project Origin actually fits with the game much better, Dead Echo just is out of nowhere.
     
  12. DilaZirK

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    :lol  :lol  :lol  :lol  I love P.I.E.! (Paranormal Investigation Experts)

    I was too late to vote though...
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    S.C.A.R.E.D. would have been amusing. :D 
     
  14. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Can you guys use "F.E.A.R.S. First-Encounter-Assault-Recon-Squadron" ? Make it have co-op to make sense.

    Or "F.E.A.R.E.D. First-Encounter-Assault-Recon-?-?"
     
  15. rattrap007

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    UNEASE, TERROR, DREAD, PANIC, TREPIDATION all would also be fun
     
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    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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