Further Use Of ‘Gasm: Cargasm

By Jim Rossignol on August 9th, 2010 at 2:36 pm.


Candella Software send word that they are developing a new racing game, Cargasm. A flavour of the announcement: “During races, players will be constantly exhorted to go faster by a bevy of Cargasm Girls. If they are fast enough, players can collect these ravishing maidens for their own personal Cargasm Harem.” It also boasts a photorealistic central London to race around. That’s going to make someone’s day, I hope.

Anyway, the “gasm” suffix has, of course, found a home in games before, with Wargasm, and probably others I can’t bring to mind. Inspired to push the idea further, I asked my Twitter followers what other ways the ‘gasm suffix could find its way into the gaming lexicon. The results, such as they are, are below.

The top three suggestions were

1. Loregasm
2. Soregasm
3. Oregasm

Here’s how some of the twitterati explained their choices when I asked how the ‘gasm could be used in game marketing:

@davemcleod Loregasm – when a lore check rolls a critical in D&D. Or spending an hour on Lostipedia.

@Norgg Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Lawgasm

@butterbumps Moorgasm, based on Shakespeare’s Othello. And of course the Star Trek Online expansion, Borgasm.

@McKelvie Thorgasm. Moregasm. Poorgasm (the sexual poverty game).

@MrAkPublishing Connect Fourgasm?

@kierongillen Or surely there’s room for a BIG BONUS! moment where the game screams SCOREGASM!

(If that doesn’t already exist then the entire history of gaming has failed us.)

@RevStu Don Priestley’s Speccy classic “The Trap Doorgasm”?

@Beschizza Experience the unique thrill of gliding with Soargasm.

@BRKeogh Ya mum? (…sorry)

Oh and “Choregasm” is clearly that “achievements for domestic tasks” ARG thing all sexed up.

What would you like to see get a ‘gasm, readers?

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  1. robrob says:

    Phwoargasm.

  2. ScubaMonster says:

    I don’t know, I have an aversion to any game that uses ridiculous names like this, because it gives me the impression the game itself is terrible and has to get noticed by name alone. Not to mention it just sounds stupid and I’d be embarrassed having someone seeing me load it up.

    Racing games are about racing. Not collecting virtual sluts.

  3. LewieP says:

    Tom Clancy gasm.

  4. CaptainHairy says:

    I’m pretty sure ‘goregasm’ has been used somewhere before, so I’m just going to suggest ‘Sporegasm’, sequel to Spore, using the tried and tested idea that sex sells.

    • 7rigger says:

      I’ve only heard ‘Goregasm’ used in the incredibly silly wii game House of the Dead: Overkill, when yoiu got a certain kill combo.

      Although hearing your telly belt that out while the wife is in bed is another fun game entirely :p

  5. BooleanBob says:

    Media types talking, again, about media types talking about twitter, on twitter: Boregasm.

    (I love you really, media types.)

    • Skorpeyon says:

      I noticed that incredibly surrealistic trend lately. I’ll read an article, with a link to where they got the info. Upon clicking that link, I’m presented with another article that is linked to yet another, and so on. I await the day that I read one article after another until I’m somehow looped back to the original article I had read due to someone having edited their article and added a new link to said article.

      That may be confusing, but that’s how I feel when these things happen anyway, so welcome to the party.

  6. Catweazle says:

    The follow up to DarkSpore, Sporegasm?

  7. TotalBiscuit says:

    Allow me to demonstrate the average RPS comments section everytime the cancellation of a PC version is announced.

    BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWgasm.

    Justified, but still, point stands.

  8. Risingson says:

    Dickgasm. Which, contrary to what you may think at first, is a game based on the fascinating universes of Philip K. Dick.

  9. Kangarootoo says:

    Offshoregasm – a game about oilrigs.

    East Timorgasm – a game about historical portugese colonization.

    And err… gurantorgasm – a game about…. securing a loan?

  10. c-Row says:

    Thorgasm – a StarCraft II expansion pack

  11. Risingson says:

    Degasm . Which is, of course, an impressionistic shooter.

  12. Janek says:

    “Adult” Pictionary (as if it didn’t already devolve into crudely-drawn cocks) in Drawgasm.

    Chronicles of a high-TV chaos Blood Bowl team in Clawgasm.

    Dwarf Fortres-esque mining simulator, Boregasm.

    The latest business sim, Storegasm.

    Unsettling Starcraft expansion, Zergasm.

    The highly publicised adventures of Tiger Woods, Four!gasm.

  13. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Oregasm

    Is this what Quinns will experience when he finally gets enough iron?

    • Man Raised By Puffins says:

      I would also suggest Awlgasm, but that just sounds incredibly painful.

  14. Risingson says:

    And, of course, RockPaperShotgasm.

    • shinygerbil says:

      Damn, you beat me to it! I was gonna suggest Rock, Paper, Gasm, which I think shounds slightly better. :P

  15. Demon Beaver says:

    Valve announces details on HL2: Episode 3 – Gordogasm, Portagasm, Vortigasm

    DLC for Bonetown: Bonetown – Moregasm

    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm – Zergasm

    This is horrible, isn’t it?

    Main character for an adult game which is a spin-off of Jedi Academy: Jaden Korrgasm

    God, I’ll stop now

  16. Mister, Please says:

    Scoregasm is already in development as a bullet shooter, see here

  17. Alex Bakke says:

    Worgasm: That scene in LOTR.

  18. Furius says:

    I wrote a song called Whoregasm once. I was fourteen.

  19. Moni says:

    and/or-gasm: The overuse of a logically redundant phrase.

  20. Sobric says:

    Sargasm

  21. Risingson says:

    Celibategasm. The game only played by oxy-morons.

    Risingson, classy wordplay

  22. James G says:

    Unsuregasm: Are you genuinely pleasuring your partner, or are they just faking it?

    • James G says:

      Insuregasm: Managements game in which you provide liability insurance to birth control manufacturers.

      Worms Armagasm: Annelida reproduction has never been this explosive!

  23. Novotny says:

    Chasmgasm? I refuse to speculate on this.

  24. Novotny says:

    Gasmgate?

  25. Heliosicle says:

    Oregasm reminds me of Minecraft!

    Must play more, my tower is awesome/useless.

  26. UW says:

    Guffawgasm, when you laugh so hard that you… well you get it.

    Incidentally that is something I may never be able to do again at the “gasm” suffix having completely overloaded on it because of this post.

    In fact I think I may have just had a supererogatorgasm. Paha! Well shut my mouth.

  27. westyfield says:

    This reminds me of Kingdom of Loathing’s Orc Chasm – a chasm where the orcs live.

  28. westyfield says:

    Oooh oooh, how about:
    Dragon Age: Origasm
    or
    Garry’sgasm?

  29. Sweedums says:

    RAWRgasm, a game about dinosaur mating rituals, with impending expansion packs in the form of Tyrannosaurgasm, stegosaurgasm and velociraptorgasm.

  30. Mr Ak says:

    D’awwwwgasm – the kitten porn game.

  31. BooleanBob says:

    Flawgasm: A Woody Allen film about neurotics having sex. (Parts of the previous sentence may have been redundant.)

  32. Malawi Frontier Guard says:

    If you want a photorealistic version of central London, just look at a photograph.

  33. Gotem says:

    What is strange is that the cargasm girls want to go with the fastest guy instead of the one who lasts longer

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      One of my proudest, most embarrassing moment was getting that actual one liner into a Outrun 2006 PCG review.

      In fact, I republished it on RPS. Relevant bit: “All unrealistic. All glorious. Its disdain for the real also enters its sexual politics. For example, the levels where you have to stay ahead of another car to stop your girlfriend splitting up with you. In real life, of course, it’s far more likely your girl will dump you if you constantly come first. ”

      KG

  34. Taillefer says:

    Awegasm. It’s that awesome.

    So this is a game about reaching female cargasms as quickly as possible?

  35. Brulleks says:

    Korg-asm

    An overenthusiastic midi program.

  36. Freud says:

    Misogasm – where the 20th century never happened.

  37. pepper says:

    Unreal style: M-M-M-M-MONSTERGASM.

    or half-life style: …..(Silentgasm, gordon freeman)

  38. Tenorek says:

    Foregasm: Some kind of golf simulator where beautiful women entice you to hit the balls really hard, and where the size of your score matters, in the other direction.

  39. Devenger says:

    Defenestratorgasm: a game studying the unique euphoria experienced when throwing nobles out of the higher windows of a tall building.

  40. Grundlewart says:

    Not game related, but I’m pretty sure that after reading “From Hell” I had an Alan Mooregasm.

  41. Lambchops says:

    Clore-gasm – In which you play Green Wing’s dithering c(ons)u(lta)nt radioligist Alan Statham as he comes up with increasingly bizarre ways to satisfy the utterly bonkers Joanna Clore.

  42. Gotem says:

    gaAaaAAAaAAAAaaAAsm!: a reckless disregard for overused puns

  43. stahlwerk says:

    Total Redundancy: Pleogasm: The Game

  44. Jimbo says:

    That is a terrible, terrible title. It doesn’t even work properly.

  45. Navagon says:

    Paperclip Simulatorgasm.

  46. Nimdok says:

    Virtual Pundit: Jawgasm. Or, alternately, Jawsgasm: Jaws Returns.

    Blahgasm: Making boredom FUN

    Oigasm: Listen to two Rabbi discuss their ailments for fifteen hours: THE GAME

    Oygasm: Listen to British street punks argue over who gets to (insert racially insensitive cliche here) before everyone else.

  47. c-Row says:

    A game of mutual dissatisfaction: Norgasm

  48. Deston says:

    Borgasm. Space based shootybangs with pew-pew lasers, crazy cyborg communist aliens pop up on-screen to flash their mutilated robo genitalia at you every time you blow something up.

    …. Awww yeah.

  49. Calabi says:

    You should have consolation prizes for coming in different places. The further you go down in the grid, you still get a women but she gets plumper until shes so fat she collapses the car.

    Or maybe if your really fast you get one go to freely rape any of the girls. Why not its what the worlds coming to.

  50. Hardtarget says:

    Man Wargasm was such a great game, shame nobody seems to remember it anymore. You guys should do a write up!