Planetside Abbreviations...

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#1 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2911 posts) -

so, I've noticed that some people are actually abbreviating the Planetside games as PS1 and PS2.

Cmon' guys...

That's like saying T2 is an abbreviation for Transformers 2.

I'm as hyped up for Planetside 2 as anybody else... but PS1 and PS2 are both already so iconic, it's kind of ridiculous to try and replace those abbreviations.

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#2 Posted by Jackel2072 (2510 posts) -

thats the hash tags the twitter account uses, so blame the devs for starting that.

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#3 Posted by CrazyBagMan (1059 posts) -

No one's trying to replace anything, that's just the logical acronym.

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#4 Posted by Hero_Swe (1284 posts) -

Doesn't work like that anymore. For instance MW means Mechwarrior to me. You can bet all the money in the world it doesn't for others.

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#5 Posted by Rohok (579 posts) -

Yeah we've been using PS as an abbreviation since Planetside 1's release, lol. Not our fault some terrible console was named after Planetside... (Duck and cover!)

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#6 Posted by jking47 (1285 posts) -

@Rohok said:

Yeah we've been using PS as an abbreviation since Planetside 1's release, lol. Not our fault some terrible console was named after Planetside... (Duck and cover!)

Playstation 1 came out in 1994....

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#7 Edited by Snail (8831 posts) -

I've definitely been confused by the use of PS2 as the acronym for Planetside 2, but then again, before there was a Playstation 2 console there were PS/2 connectors. So I guess that acronym just happens to get used with an unusual amount of different meanings related to video games/technology?

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#8 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@jking47 said:

@Rohok said:

Yeah we've been using PS as an abbreviation since Planetside 1's release, lol. Not our fault some terrible console was named after Planetside... (Duck and cover!)

Playstation 1 came out in 1994....

this will only end well

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#9 Posted by Dagbiker (7025 posts) -

I hear people also refer to games that are not Mechwarrior by the initials MW

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#10 Posted by Zaccheus (1909 posts) -

Acronyms aren't really set in stone, they should always be used in context. So if someone on Planetside 2 forums uses PS2 you can probably decipher the meaning of it.

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#11 Posted by Trav (244 posts) -

PlaSi2. Boom. Or PLSD2. Pleased 2, the sequel to Pleased. You know. Everything is broken.

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