Nintendo's 'touching' problem.

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  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    Okay, you know Nintendo has been advertising the Nintendo DS, right?

    "Touching is good"...

    Then the hint towards the Revolution...
    "Touching is good but feeling is better"...

    Then the Aries rumor, that claims "squeezable" pressure sensing grips...

    And of course, the way in Japan they stick Touch! before everything. Touch! Yoshi. Touch! Kirby. Touch! everything.

    It makes you wonder if Nintendo is just out to make people shake their heads when they hear of their products.

    Well, now their latest trespass.

    They are releasing a dictionary program for the Nintendo DS.


    So what do they call it?







    Touch Dic.
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    http://www.touchdic.co.kr/



    Could they have THOUGHT of a worse name? :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Somebody who reads Japanese PLEASE tell me that is some kind of sick joke...please....*eyes bleed*
     
  2. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Wow. ROTFLMAO! :D

    Is that a real product? That’s just crazy! :)
     
  3. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    My god you people are immature.

    Did you think perhaps that "DIC" stands for something?
     
  4. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes, it does, it's short for Dictionary.

    But still...
    They had *BETTER* change the name before the U.S. release. It's a really terrible name.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe....somebody set up Nintendo the bomb! :( They had better be attitude for gain.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    interesting campaign.....not what you typically see, but hey whatever works for them right?
     
  7. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    No, its not possible.

    It's a dictionary... named DIC. What could it possibly stand for....? :confused:

    Did you think perhaps that "DIC" isn't the best idea for a product intened for a consumer device operated by children?
     
  8. Flickta macrumors 6502

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    There are SO many languages... If businessmen had to choose names sounding equally pleasant in all countries where the product is sold, we'd have only indexes. "product #123"
     
  9. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well they often give different names in the US.

    Touch Yoshi = Yoshi's Touch and Go
    Touch Kirby = Kirby: Cursed Canvas

    Just some examples.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    But this does frequently come up as an issue. Buick recently changed a car name because of exactly this. There are lots of other examples. Of course, then there's the EU and their Windows XP-N Edition. :rolleyes:
     
  11. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    So what exactly makes you think we'll see a Korean Dictionary released in the US?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    LOL...nice. :D But you never know. I could go for some Be-Bim-Bop.
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    This is like when Datsun was planning on bringing one of their new sports cars to the US, and the one American in the room suggested they change the name first. Fortunately, they listened to him... the Japanese name for the car was 'Fairlady'. The American name: '240 Z'.

    But 'Touch DIC' is just horrible, horrible.
     
  14. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Touching good but feeling better.

    Yes I read about the Touch Dic software earlier today. We certainly do not want this to become the latest example of the Evils of Gaming.

    Now what will the Revolution version of this be called? Feel Dic maybe?
     
  15. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    What will the Playstation version be called? Play with Dic?

    OR the XBox one? Dic 360?
     
  16. Flickta macrumors 6502

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    There are of course bigger markets and smaller markets. There are different product names for different countries.
    But when I am buying a dictionary, I will buy a good one no matter what the name is. It's not THAT important, after all... Or is it? ;)
     
  17. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Sounds painfull

    Not the direction I want to see gaming go.

    I wonder if PSP owners will boast that their Dic is bigger.
     
  18. clayj macrumors 604

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    Ah, the potential for jokes about this is nearly infinite... as is the amount of resulting tastelessness. :D
     
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    What you don't remember the TV company called DIC. They did Inspector Gadget cartoon, penny was hot :p
     
  20. w00tmaster macrumors regular

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    First off, that's Korean on the box not Japanese, so it could just be an elaborate joke/hoax, who knows...
     
  21. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I remember that company. They had a lot of decent cartoons. They pronounced DIC differently then what most people here are thinking: deek instead of dick.
     
  22. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Many ads have hidden sexual overtones. The Got Milk ads are an example.
     
  23. kuyu macrumors 6502a

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    Pac-man was originally called "Puc-Man," but someone had the foresight to see that every American kid with a sharpie would turn the P into an F with one stroke.

    Maybe big N is creating games about shrubberys, donkeys, and balls as we speak. ;) :p
     
  24. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I assumed its Japanese but from the URL its Korean.
     
  25. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    I just hope Nintendo never comes out with a EyeToy type attachment for the DS like they did the GBC.


    Can you imagine the names?

    TouchToy, playing off the EyeToy name...


    What about... since you see yourself in the camera...Touch Yourself? *painful wince*
     

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