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I just noticed a weird trend in games' names…

ITS ALL CAPS!!!

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#1 Janichsan

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

So I scrolled through my Steam activity feed and stumbled upon this:

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And this:

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And this:

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Do you see it, too?

It's all caps.

And these are by far not the only examples. There are also DOOM, FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION, Total War: WARHAMMER 1 and 2, DARK SOULS I, II, and III, SOMA, SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE, EMERGENCY 4, and probably many more.

That's not just some weird way the games are entered into the Steam database: I've seen several times that the developers insist on the capitalisation (e.g. for DOOM, HITMAN, and BATTLETECH).

Somehow, games developers currently seem to feel the urge to SCREAM out the names of their games. Seriously guys, chill down…

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#2 Thain Esh Kelch

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:21 AM

Well, it does make them stand out more. But it is annoying to read.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:29 PM

Well, ye olde tBC is hard of hearing, so might help....?
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:17 PM

WHAT? I CAN HARDLY HEAR YOUR TYPING.  WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP MUMBLING AND TYPE UP.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

I don’t see it.

However, I do predict a future and it will soon be upon us where ALL GAME NAMES WILL BE IN UPPERCASE.

This will be of great benefit to publishers, developers and gamers because I SAID SO!

Also, I read about it on the web right here:

http://www.insidemac...t=0#entry448860
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:54 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 24 April 2018 - 10:53 PM, said:

Also, I read about it on the web right here:

http://www.insidemac...t=0#entry448860

I've been to that site before, that guy has no credibility.  I'm surprised that you give it any weight.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Personally I think there's something to be said for A LiTtLE vARIatIOn.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 24 April 2018 - 10:53 PM, said:

Also, I read about it on the web right here:

http://www.insidemac...t=0#entry448860

Damn these infinite loops which wreak havoc on my IA.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

Why does everything these days have to be SHOUTING with the game titles in ALL CAPS? Do they think we are that attention DEFICIENT? Bold titles is a simple and eloquent solution.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:11 PM

View Posthpymacguy, on 25 April 2018 - 02:49 PM, said:

Why does everything these days have to be SHOUTING with the game titles in ALL CAPS? Do they think we are that attention DEFICIENT? Bold titles is a simple and eloquent solution.

Excuse me? We’ll have none of that common sense stuff around here!

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View PostEllieFeral, on 25 April 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

Personally I think there's something to be said for A LiTtLE vARIatIOn.

That’s a great point Ellie! By the way, what wonderful variety of iOS game is in the Feral oven? We won’t tell anyone. Honest!
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:45 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 25 April 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

Personally I think there's something to be said for A LiTtLE vARIatIOn.

This is not uncommon in visual novels titles. Example: dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~. Notice the odd use of the tilde, too.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:18 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 25 April 2018 - 05:11 PM, said:

That's a great point Ellie! By the way, what wonderful variety of iOS game is in the Feral oven? We won't tell anyone. Honest!


We have a new iOS game on the cards. It isn't in all caps.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:30 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 26 April 2018 - 03:18 AM, said:


We have a new iOS game on the cards. It isn't in all caps.

Sweet! Thanks for that bit of good news. :-)
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:39 AM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 26 April 2018 - 12:45 AM, said:

Notice the odd use of the tilde, too.
That's actually a wave dash, which is used in Japanese the same way as the dash in western languages. It sometimes carries over in translation and you can find it often in anime or manga titles. You sometimes also see Japanese brackets and quotation marks in translated titles.

EDIT: As I Pee Board doesn't seem to like Unicode:

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:46 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 24 April 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

So I scrolled through my Steam activity feed and stumbled upon this:

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 26 April 2018 - 06:46 AM, said:

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OMG!  Move over Chris Crocker!!

Hey people check me out, I knew Sneaky Snake before he was famous.  That by osmosis makes me a little bit internet famous too, sorta kinda in a way almost.  I could introduce him to you if you want. OMG I'm posting this on facebook!
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

If the game title doesn't shout at you, how will you know that the game wants you to GET OFF ITS LAWN?!? I mean, it's not as if it has a cane it can shake at you for emphasis.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 03:05 AM

Regarding BATTLETECH: so, Harebrained and Paradox insist on capitalising the name on every storefront it's sold, in every promotional material, on their forum, and on every other occasion… except in the name of the actual game application.

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