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Pretty weird making a cyberpunk game and just calling it Cyberpunk. That’s like making a puzzle game called Puzzle. It takes minimum effort to an absurd extreme.

“Hey, I’m nearly finished writing the manuscript for my novel!”

“Cool, what kind of book is it?”

“It’s a horror story.”

“Nice. What’s it called?”

“Horror.”

“Yeah, you said that, but what’s the story called?”

“It’s called Horror.”

@InvaderXan "We can't just call it Cyperpunk" - "Allright, then.. How about Cyperpunk 77?"

@tofuwabohu It’s like when the username you want is taken, and the website suggests adding some numbers onto the end of it.

@InvaderXan This sounds like something you would do for a satire piece of an entire genre.

@Miloillan13 Oh my god. It’s literally what they did with Scary Movie in the 2000s. But this time they’re doing it unironically.

@InvaderXan Part of me hopes that CP2077 takes its grimdark edginess to high camp levels for exactly this reason.

@Miloillan13 Sadly, I’m not convinced that the creators possess that level of self awareness

@InvaderXan That lack of self-awareness would be what makes it campy in the first place.

@Miloillan13 I hope so. Honestly, I tend to find that the more entertainingly campy things tend to be the ones that realise that they’re campy. On the other hand, stories and games alike are easily ruined by taking themselves far too seriously!

@InvaderXan every book’s title from now on will be SEO-optimized. just a string of keywords

@mood To be fair, someone already made a movie called “Marriage Story” so I think maybe we’re collectively getting worse at naming things.

@InvaderXan maybe it’s a longing for a simpler time. “The Swan,” etc

@InvaderXan @mood I wish I could remember where it's from, but there's a version of the "Who's On First" Abbot & Costello sketch that's about bands, heavily featuring
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Band and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who

to be fair I have a vanity auction guild in World of Warcraft named "Names Are Hard." one day my alt was standing at the mailbox as I was sorting stuff and there was a toon standing next to me whose guild name was "Guild Name." XD "Ominous Latin Words" was a popular Alliance guild for a while...

@InvaderXan Or having a focus group name one of your cars "ka" and the other "focus" @FordMotorCompany

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