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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2003, 11:51:29 pm »

that's right, archon.

either way, it's titled with purpose.
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2003, 11:07:41 am »

call it star control
call to arm
you happy now
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2003, 11:22:17 am »

Star Con: The Great War
Star Con 2: The Ur-Quan Doctrine
Star Con 3: The Precursor Legacy
Star Con 4: Final Destiny

just my take on the problem. hence not star control, so no copyright or legal action, and still holds up the name so its easily picked out. ~DEFIANT
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2003, 11:42:14 am »

call it united federation of worlds
call to arms
or what ever
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2003, 08:54:56 pm »

Well if the games we all know and love are called "Star Control", then any prequel should be called "Star Preparation".   Grin  Come on, some gets it right (and thought it funny Tongue) ?  Wink

Well, I think they named it "Star Control" because of the play on words having to do with Archon (as previously mentioned and known).  But since its named after the "space org" of humanity, why not name the sequel after "Corridor Nine", the special operations division of Star Control?  In fact, I think any "sequel" should be about "Corridor Nine" members exploring what happened to the Androsynth.  Maybe the Captain became head of "Corridor Nine"?  Tongue

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The EX-Ur-Quan Masters?  Roll Eyes

Sersiously though, as someone mentioned, does Accolade/Infogrames own the trade-mark to "StarCon"?  I assume they do as they were planning to make a game by that name.  :-/
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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2003, 11:16:33 pm »

Isn't corridor 9 already a game? I'm sure I've heard it mentioned somewhere....
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2003, 11:34:06 pm »

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Isn't corridor 9 already a game? I'm sure I've heard it mentioned somewhere....


Corridor 9 (Or was it 7?) is/was a lousy first person shooter, released after the Wolf3D made the genre popular. If I'd dig enough, I might just find it from my pile of obsolete shareware CDs. Anyone interested ? Wink
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2003, 01:46:45 am »

I vaguely remember it, but yeah, there was a game called Corridor 7.

http://www.mobygames.com/search/quick?q=corridor+7

Besides, it wouldn't be called Corridor 9, but Corridor Nine  Tongue

I'm not too serious about it, just was trying to go with something that actually derived from why the game was called "Star Control" without taking into consideration the "StarCon" play on words.  :-/
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2003, 03:06:11 am »

Corridor 7 huh? My memory isn't what it used to be, I just rememebrerd that I didn't enjoy it very much...

If we're just deriving names, I'd like to suggest


"Juffo-Wup - Voiding the Non"
"Frungy - The Challenge of the small"
"Eternal Doctrine - The Cleansing"

And so on.... Wink
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2003, 05:27:29 am »

star domination?
galaxy wars?
planet control?

Alliance of Free Stars: my personal favorite ~DEFIANT
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2003, 10:56:05 am »

to make it legal like
call it star control III call to arms
not star control 3

"whats that ultron ok ill think of something better later
can i keep what i put up"
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2003, 05:15:55 pm »

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to make it legal like
call it star control III call to arms
not star control 3
Uh... The problem is the "Star Control" part. Adding extra verbiage to the title will not help avoid the trademark problems. And confusing the issue with Roman numerals probably won't help either.
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2003, 09:24:52 pm »

You know, I'm getting real fusking tired of people who don't get that THE GAME CAN NOT BE NAME "STAR CONTROL," "STARCON" OR "STARCONTROL" IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM WITHOUT PUTTING MONEY IN ACCOLADE'S POCKET! If I had the rights to I'd delete any bone headed suggestion to that effect.

At the same time I am really digging the Corridor Nine idea. I honestly think that should be adapted to this re-make and to all future sequils. Corridor Nine could be the thread of continuity that makes all future sequils marketable.
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2003, 02:29:10 am »

If "Star Control" is a registered trademark of Accolade, then can this name for the Earth's space defense force even be in the game (or the manual)?  Just because the game might be called Corridor Nine doesn't mean that Accolade wouldn't sue if the words Star Control appeared anywhere.

Is Starchon trademarked? Smiley

If the sequal were about the Orz, I would give it the subtitle:
The *Germinating*
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Dangerous *people energy* from the *outside*
or just
*frumple*
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Re: what would you call it?
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2003, 02:42:54 am »

Have this endorsement on the back:

Smelling *colors* is definitely the best *game*
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