From Alan Wake to Miles Prower: what are the perfect pun names in gaming?

Kath Santarin
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From Alan Wake (he’s A. Wake, get it? Get it?) to Miles Prower, there are a great deal of online game protagonists whose names are garbage puns. Properly, really there aren’t, nevertheless it’s occurred simply typically sufficient that there’s enough materials for this version of VG247’s Greatest Video games Ever Podcast.

Halloween fell between the gaps of our posting schedule, so we couldn’t actually justify doing a Greatest Spooky Recreation That You Couldn’t End episode, and Man Fawkes night time additionally doesn’t happen for an additional couple of days, so we are able to’t do a Greatest Recreation That Makes Mild Of Non secular Persecution both. However right here’s the following neatest thing – a subject that we are able to hyperlink to the 12 months’s finest horror recreation, Alan Wake 2, on account of developer Treatment’s penchant for giving their characters essentially the most entertainingly daft names regardless of placing them in severe video games with mature themes. Like “staying up previous your bedtime”, or “doing that cool factor from The Matrix the place you leap throughout a room firing weapons”.

Murray's a speaking cranium, however so are you, MATE. | Picture credit score: Lucasarts

However which recreation that includes a protagonist with a silly punny identify is the perfect one? And what precisely is a pun? Why is that if I say “speaking cranium”, you think about one thing like Boney from Entice Door or Murray from Monkey Island, the place it’s the bleached cranium of a useless particular person reanimated by supernatural means, fairly than pondering of the speaking cranium that you just your self really stay in, or the handfuls of speaking skulls that you just work together with each day? Not a single one in every of these questions is answered on this episode, however we do argue so much, so that you’ll most likely prefer it.

Additionally Billcliffe’s web sucks so he was on like a 90s fashion satellite tv for pc broadcast delay which is why we maintain interrupting and/or obtrusive at him expectantly. Northerners, truthfully.

Particular due to David Bulmer for performing “Jim's Theme”.

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