Sony Trademarks "PlayStation Arc" in Japan

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John Funk said:
Well, that was boring.
And the name "Natal" is exciting somehow? At least "Natal [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/arc]" is a descriptor of birth, i.e. somethign still in development.

To me, Natal's name evokes typical pay-for-the-Beta MS fodder. In the case of the Arc, making light of what turns out to be a superbly appropriate name for the device and its intent seems like the boring move.
 

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SaintWaldo said:
John Funk said:
Well, that was boring.
And the name "Natal" is exciting somehow? At least "Natal [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/arc]" is a descriptor of birth, i.e. somethign still in development.

To me, Natal's name evokes typical pay-for-the-Beta MS fodder. In the case of the Arc, making light of what turns out to be a superbly appropriate name for the device and its intent seems like the boring move.
As in, it's a name we've already heard before. If Natal's real name (since it's the codename as far as we know) turns out to be Natal, it'll be equally boring.
 

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John Funk said:
As in, it's a name we've already heard before. If Natal's real name (since it's the codename as far as we know) turns out to be Natal, it'll be equally boring.
Wet blanketing Sony announcements on Escapist: we've already heard it before.

I'll be watching for the Natal dousing.
 

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Sony also registered a trademark for Hitsuji Boueigun, which apparently translates to "Sheep Defense Force."

Does that sound like a GOTY to you or what?!Permalink
I would've said Little Big Planet didn't sound like GOTY for a good long time after it was announced...in fact I'm still scratching my head over that one...but maybe I just don't get LBP...So who knows...we could be turfing Sheep at each other for years to come...
 

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Guide the Sheep Defence Force as they take over from the G-force after they botched up a mission. Use the all new and exiting Playstation Arc to sheer the sheep before their first new assignment. Mééééééééééééééh
Oh dear lord ... The Arc? Not exactly a good name, eh.
 

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Well, yes, that's boring. Why can't they just call it the PS3mote instead? And then throw in some unnecessary (de)capitalization...

The ps3Mote! Oh, wait, then it turns into subconscious advertising for 3M...
 

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SaintWaldo said:
John Funk said:
As in, it's a name we've already heard before. If Natal's real name (since it's the codename as far as we know) turns out to be Natal, it'll be equally boring.
Wet blanketing Sony announcements on Escapist: we've already heard it before.

I'll be watching for the Natal dousing.
Oh please, cry me a river. You're looking for bias in all the wrong places. I have no issues with the name itself, just with the fact that it's a boring revelation due to it being simply confirming the codename. If Natal's final name is Natal, that's equally boring.

Revolution to "Wii"? THAT was a surprising announcement, even if I know which of the two names I preferred.
 

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Sheep Defense Force? I would fucking play that for hours on end, no kidding.
John Funk said:
Sony also registered a trademark for Hitsuji Boueigun, which apparently translates to "Sheep Defense Force."

Does that sound like a GOTY to you or what?!
Sheep Defense Force and a Plants vs. Zombie crossover WOULD be a GotY I think.
 

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SaintWaldo said:
John Funk said:
Well, that was boring.
And the name "Natal" is exciting somehow? At least "Natal [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/arc]" is a descriptor of birth, i.e. somethign still in development.

To me, Natal's name evokes typical pay-for-the-Beta MS fodder. In the case of the Arc, making light of what turns out to be a superbly appropriate name for the device and its intent seems like the boring move.
The only reason I hate the name "Natal" is because I always say "Nadal" because of Rafael Nadal, one of the best tennis players in the world.
 

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Meh arc at least its not a completely dumb name.


Anyways, sign me up for this.
 

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Hey, if they are going to go with calling it the Arc... I want two of them to arc electricty between them like a pair of safe, plastic Tesla coils. Now that would be cool... and a system seller ;)
 

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Sheep defence force sounds like a weapon from the worms series.

also I have been calling it the arc since I heard its codename so this is no change for me, but sadly no more outrageous jokes...
 

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Oh no! I thought Sony was smarter than this! Why can't anyone in these companies understand that motion controls are incredibly frustrating? And the Arc actually sounds kind of appropriate to me, I just don't know why, but it does.
 

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yeah beacuse this is waht playstation gamers want

Motion capture technology



im also confused about project Natal....i mean the eyetoy never worked
 

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And I put my money on Fairy Princess Magic Wand and that it would come with a pink tu-tu in every box.