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#1 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

I tend to agree with Ryan's assessment on today's Bombcast that Injustice: Gods Among Us is a terrible fucking name for a fighting game about DC Characters. I figured it'd be fun to put the branding focused collective mind of the Giant Bomb community to come up with a better name for it, that doesn't make it sound anywhere near as bland, and gives you an idea of what it actually is.

I'll start with a couple of shitty ideas:

  • Let's Kill Superman
  • DC Universe vs DC Universe

My ideas are bad, I got nowhere near enough DC knowledge, or fighting game knowledge, so I turn this fun little exercise over to you...

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#2 Posted by Barrock (3862 posts) -

Batman Vs. Superman.

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#3 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Detective Comics: The Fighting Game

I like Injustice, how about that.

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#4 Posted by ShaggE (7966 posts) -

Punchfight Hero Megabattle 3D: Punches Among Us.

But really, I actually like the name.

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#5 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

Tighty-tights Fighter

looks like a pretty good game actually

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#6 Edited by sevenLiter (110 posts) -

Solomon Grundy's Pound-House Party

DC All-Stars vs. Lame-Stars

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#7 Edited by Sackmanjones (5310 posts) -

"Stay Down" I'm Batman: the game

4k posts woo!

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#8 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

Yo, Batman is in this game. (and some other superheros too)

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#9 Posted by Milkman (18763 posts) -

Super DC Heroes Hyper Fighting Turbo

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#10 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

Dc arena

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#11 Posted by AngriGhandi (882 posts) -

DC vs. DC: Injustice League

And then the cover is evil Superman and evil Batman raising an eyebrow at you, like, "Injustice? Get it??"

...Marketing is not a very subtle field.

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#12 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

Mortal Kombat 10

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#13 Edited by joey (1057 posts) -

DC Locos Fighting Tacos Surpreme

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#14 Posted by BeachThunder (14161 posts) -

BatShock: Infinite

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#15 Edited by Demoskinos (17253 posts) -

DCU: Electric Boogaloo

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#16 Posted by JasonR86 (10134 posts) -

DC Universe: Fight Club

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#17 Posted by Petiew (1413 posts) -

Stiff animation. Ft. Superman

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#18 Edited by DarkShaper (1374 posts) -

I think just calling it Justice League: Gods Among Us would have been better.But the best possible name would be Justice League Task Force 2

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#19 Edited by Jams (3043 posts) -

DC Heroes: Marvel at their might!

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#20 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12380 posts) -

DC: Punching and Kicking Time.

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#21 Edited by JBG4 (697 posts) -

Mortal Kombat: Batman Arkham Edition (people love those Arkham games, right? RIGHT?)

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#22 Posted by FLStyle (6144 posts) -

Batman vs. Superman: Fighting Is Magic

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#23 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

Crisis On Infinite Arenas

B|

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#24 Edited by Mento (3565 posts) -

Immortal Kombat?

No, wait... Detective Komics: Infinite Krisis. Done.

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#25 Posted by TheBluthCompany (467 posts) -

Superman's Super Punchout!!!!

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#26 Posted by JJOR64 (19644 posts) -

DC Universe: Battle of Gods

Something like that.

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#27 Posted by Fredchuckdave (9529 posts) -

Dr Kim Jong: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Superman

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#28 Posted by mosespippy (4747 posts) -

DC Presents Who Would Win in a Fight?

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#29 Posted by Subjugation (4905 posts) -

DC Superheros in: Just Us

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#30 Posted by SSully (5087 posts) -

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

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#31 Edited by Rowr (5862 posts) -

@ssully said:

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

Ummm, kind of the point.

If a big fan of DC comics who also like to game the games hears the name "injustice: gods among us" or whatever, it doesn't tell them at all that it's a product they might be interested in. I guarantee this game would sell hundred of thousands of copies more if it was clearly stated as a DC fighting game.

They should of just gone with DC HEROES : BATMAN VS SUPERMAN.

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#32 Edited by Jimbo (10447 posts) -

Deadly Combat

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#33 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@rowr said:

@ssully said:

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

Ummm, kind of the point.

If a big fan of DC comics who also like to game the games hears the name "injustice: gods among us" or whatever, it doesn't tell them at all that it's a product they might be interested in. I guarantee this game would sell hundred of thousands of copies more if it was clearly stated as a DC fighting game.

A big fan of DC who also plays games (let's be honest, that's most of them) is going to know this game exists from all the advertising it's had in DC comics and the (excellent) prequel comic series.

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#34 Edited by MedalOfMode (314 posts) -

Communism: Even Joker Can Kill Superman

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#35 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4090 posts) -

I don't have a problem with it. I kinda see Ryans point but I mean, what do you call it that doesn't also sound kinda dumb? DC Rumble? Clash of Heroes? Batman Punches Everyone In The Face? (actually I kinda like that one)

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#36 Edited by notdavid (873 posts) -

Super Friends Fuck Shit Up.

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#37 Edited by Rowr (5862 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

@rowr said:

@ssully said:

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

Ummm, kind of the point.

If a big fan of DC comics who also like to game the games hears the name "injustice: gods among us" or whatever, it doesn't tell them at all that it's a product they might be interested in. I guarantee this game would sell hundred of thousands of copies more if it was clearly stated as a DC fighting game.

A big fan of DC who also plays games (let's be honest, that's most of them) is going to know this game exists from all the advertising it's had in DC comics and the (excellent) prequel comic series.

I'm a big fan of DC characters, i don't read many comics regularly, and i never saw any advertising for this. Fair enough i'm sure some did (and i bet they referred to it after as "that game where you play as batman characters" or something similar) but i'm sure i'm not alone here.

I read the title of the game about 15 times on the internet before i finally clicked an article to see what it actually was, and then i was still confused by the dumb name, the next time i saw the title of it again a few months later i'd forgotten what it was again.

Seriously they should of just called it DC Heroes or something, and i would have immediately known what it was and been excited for it.

It's just a weak name for what is a solid and super marketable concept.

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#38 Posted by selbie (2318 posts) -

Batman Batman Superman

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#39 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@rowr said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@rowr said:

@ssully said:

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

Ummm, kind of the point.

If a big fan of DC comics who also like to game the games hears the name "injustice: gods among us" or whatever, it doesn't tell them at all that it's a product they might be interested in. I guarantee this game would sell hundred of thousands of copies more if it was clearly stated as a DC fighting game.

A big fan of DC who also plays games (let's be honest, that's most of them) is going to know this game exists from all the advertising it's had in DC comics and the (excellent) prequel comic series.

I'm a big fan of DC characters, i don't read many comics regularly, and i never saw any advertising for this. Fair enough i'm sure some did (and i bet they referred to it after as "that game where you play as batman characters" or something similar) but i'm sure i'm not alone here.

I read the title of the game about 15 times on the internet before i finally clicked an article to see what it actually was, and then i was still confused by the dumb name, the next time i saw the title of it again a few months later i'd forgotten what it was again.

Seriously they should of just called it DC Heroes or something, and i would have immediately known what it was and been excited for it.

It's just a weak name for what is a solid and super marketable concept.

But that's the thing. The people who loved MK9 will buy this because it's advertised as "From the creators of Mortal Kombat", and the people who love DC stuff (and it goes very inside-baseball with the characters and their backgrounds) will know because DC has been marketing the hell out of this game for months now. They have their two main audiences covered right there. Everyone else will see the cover and go "Oh cool a super hero fighting game." And DC Heroes is a generic-ass game that sounds like a Free-To-Play Facebook game instead of a $60 boxed product.

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#40 Edited by Krullban (1471 posts) -

Mortal Kombat X: Arkham Asylum

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#41 Edited by SSully (5087 posts) -

@rowr said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@rowr said:

@ssully said:

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

Ummm, kind of the point.

If a big fan of DC comics who also like to game the games hears the name "injustice: gods among us" or whatever, it doesn't tell them at all that it's a product they might be interested in. I guarantee this game would sell hundred of thousands of copies more if it was clearly stated as a DC fighting game.

A big fan of DC who also plays games (let's be honest, that's most of them) is going to know this game exists from all the advertising it's had in DC comics and the (excellent) prequel comic series.

I'm a big fan of DC characters, i don't read many comics regularly, and i never saw any advertising for this. Fair enough i'm sure some did (and i bet they referred to it after as "that game where you play as batman characters" or something similar) but i'm sure i'm not alone here.

I read the title of the game about 15 times on the internet before i finally clicked an article to see what it actually was, and then i was still confused by the dumb name, the next time i saw the title of it again a few months later i'd forgotten what it was again.

Seriously they should of just called it DC Heroes or something, and i would have immediately known what it was and been excited for it.

It's just a weak name for what is a solid and super marketable concept.

Fair reason's for all, but I still don't think every single thing related to DC, Marvel, or even individual super heroes should be required to have the respective name on it. Kingdom Come is a great super man comic that is fairly high regarded, but it doesn't say DC's OLD MAN SUPERMAN AND GANG PLUS OTHER OLD MAN GHOST on the cover. Pardon my shitty example, but it's the best I got.

It's just silly to give a game shit because it's name doesn't have a certain branding. Injustice: God's Among Us says plenty about the game. Marketing, the box cover, dedicated comic fans, and video game fans are more then enough to net in all the potential customers. Having the game name say DC or something else in it wouldn't push it that much further.

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#42 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@ssully said:

@rowr said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@rowr said:

@ssully said:

I think it is a great name. I think having DC or Marvel in the title of the game is just a dumb way of trying to get people to notice the game.

Ummm, kind of the point.

If a big fan of DC comics who also like to game the games hears the name "injustice: gods among us" or whatever, it doesn't tell them at all that it's a product they might be interested in. I guarantee this game would sell hundred of thousands of copies more if it was clearly stated as a DC fighting game.

A big fan of DC who also plays games (let's be honest, that's most of them) is going to know this game exists from all the advertising it's had in DC comics and the (excellent) prequel comic series.

I'm a big fan of DC characters, i don't read many comics regularly, and i never saw any advertising for this. Fair enough i'm sure some did (and i bet they referred to it after as "that game where you play as batman characters" or something similar) but i'm sure i'm not alone here.

I read the title of the game about 15 times on the internet before i finally clicked an article to see what it actually was, and then i was still confused by the dumb name, the next time i saw the title of it again a few months later i'd forgotten what it was again.

Seriously they should of just called it DC Heroes or something, and i would have immediately known what it was and been excited for it.

It's just a weak name for what is a solid and super marketable concept.

Fair reason's for all, but I still don't think every single thing related to DC, Marvel, or even individual super heroes should be required to have the respective name on it. Kingdom Come is a great super man comic that is fairly high regarded, but it doesn't say DC's OLD MAN SUPERMAN AND GANG PLUS OTHER OLD MAN GHOST on the cover. Pardon my shitty example, but it's the best I got.

It's just silly to give a game shit because it's name doesn't have a certain branding. Injustice: God's Among Us says plenty about the game. Marketing, the box cover, dedicated comic fans, and video game fans are more then enough to net in all the potential customers. Having the game name say DC or something else in it wouldn't push it that much further.

I wish Blackest Night was just called " DC COMICS PRESENTS: SPACE ZOMBIES FIGHTING ALL THE OTHER LANTERN CORPS"

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#43 Posted by sirdesmond (1351 posts) -

DC University: The Big Man Brawl

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#44 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (5526 posts) -

Injustice: Reckoning

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#45 Posted by Kierkegaard (705 posts) -

DC: Ungodly Heroes

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#46 Edited by deathstriker666 (1349 posts) -

Batsman and Supaman: The Fighting Game

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#47 Posted by ArtisanBreads (6745 posts) -

Injustice: Gods Among Us. It's a good name.

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#48 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (2311 posts) -

I think the existing title is actually an awesome name. It's refreshing to see a big game without a completely obvious title these days.

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#49 Posted by ripelivejam (9007 posts) -

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#50 Edited by Pudge (1125 posts) -

Injustice League. I think someone already said it, but that is the perfect name for it. It's not hitting you over the head with the DC connection while still connecting the dots for slow people. I don't mind the title as it is, but I have to imagine that some people out there will have no idea that this is a DC Fighting Game.