Posts Tagged ‘Pleasingly self-descriptive names’

Yes, But What’s It About? War, The Game Released

By Alice O'Connor on May 15th, 2014.

Huah! etc.

Dota. DayZ. Tropico. Outlast. Banished. These are just words. What do they even mean? And they’re video games? I don’t understand at all. War, the Game is a name I can support. “What is it?” you ask, so I give you a swift clip round the ear and you should jolly well thank me for not telling your mum about cheek like that. (You’ve always been a bit away with the faeries, mind, so perhaps I should be clear that it’s a slimline global domination RTS made by former Rockstar technical director Obbe Vermeij, who released it on Tuesday.)

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Jet Car Stunts Is A Video Game About Jet Car Stunts

By Alice O'Connor on May 2nd, 2014.

See that jet car? It's doing stunts.

I do enjoy a good self-descriptive name. We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It certainly did, Roman Road indeed was, and Girls Aloud were delightfully so (imagine my disappointment in Drunken Robot Pornography). Today I find myself pleased by not only by the clear self-descriptive nature of Jet Car Stunts‘ name but also the fact that it describes a jet car doing stunts. The game flew onto Steam on Thursday at £7.99.

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