The Name Game: Resetting The Reset

I have several posts I want to write, but simply have not had the time. This is what we call a “filler post”.

The Name Game has not had cause to mention Hard Reset, Flying Wild Hog’s cyberpunk first-person shooter game inspired by the old-school classics of the genre, until now. That’s because Hard Reset is actually a great name. But it has come to our attention that Flying Wild Hog have decided to release a revamped edition of the game, which they are calling Hard Reset: Redux.

Do you hear that sound, Flying Wild Hog? That’s the sound of everyone at The Name Game collectively sighing and slowly shaking our heads. You had a golden opportunity, and you let it slip through your fingers. Clearly, the name you should have gone with is:

Hard Reset: Soft Reset

You’ve let us all down, Flying Wild Hog. Please consult The Name Game before any future naming decisions.

Some posts with actual substance are coming! Stay tuned.

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3 Responses to The Name Game: Resetting The Reset

  1. Simo Vihinen says:

    Isn’t a soft reset when you go to the menu in a game and hit “reset”?
    Anyway I’m not convinced how clever you think you are and how clever you actually are are a match. :/

    • waltorious says:

      A soft reset is a simple reboot of a computer or device. A hard reset reverts a computer or device to factory settings, erasing all data in the process. Since the Redux is basically the same game but with “new improved gameplay, enhanced visuals and additional content”, another hard reset seemed a little too drastic. A soft reset is more appropriate.

      • Simo Vihinen says:

        I think it’s used in the way I described for console games. This would make a hard reset in that context when you hit the reset button on the device. Really we should be talking about “soft”, “medium” and “hard” resets! I think this is probably a medium one.

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