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    F.E.A.R. 3

    Game » consists of 9 releases. Released Jun 21, 2011

    Developed by Day 1 Studios, F.3.A.R. (pronounced "Fear Three") is the final chapter in the F.E.A.R. franchise and continues the twisted story of Alma Wade and her two sons, Paxton Fettel and the Point Man.

    Th3 Dumb3st G4me N4me 3ver

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    Edited By jeff
     D00D S1CK!!111111
     D00D S1CK!!111111
    So this teaser image of a new game in the FEAR franchise popped up on NeoGAF yesterday. It's attributed to "a Spanish magazine," which isn't exactly the most solid of sources, so let's hold out some hope here. But, by the looks of this, there's some sort of chance that the next FEAR game is going to be called... F.3.A.R..
     
    Of course, this isn't an officially released image. On top of that, reps for Warner, which would publish any sort of would-be FEAR successor, didn't offer any comment when asked about it. But doesn't your gut already hurt in that special way that tells you that this is absolutely legitimate?

    Assuming it's accurate and official, I'm left wondering one thing. Why, exactly, does anyone still think that slamming a number into your title is a good way to make your sequel stand out? All I ever think of is DRIV3R, which (in case you forgot) was an utter trainwreck. It doesn't add edge to a game, it makes it look like it was written out by some script kiddie WH0 L0V3Z 2 B3 L33T S0N!!!!1111

    While I'll give a partial pass to games that use them for dopey abbreviations (Left 4 Dead, Ready 2 Rumble), the numbered sequel thing sucks almost as hard as a thing can possibly suck.

    More importantly, I wanted to point you to our page in the database that deals with this tragic topic, Letters Replaced by Numbers in Title. It's a pretty comprehensive list of this sort of thing. This awful, awful thing.
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    #1  Edited By jeff
     D00D S1CK!!111111
     D00D S1CK!!111111
    So this teaser image of a new game in the FEAR franchise popped up on NeoGAF yesterday. It's attributed to "a Spanish magazine," which isn't exactly the most solid of sources, so let's hold out some hope here. But, by the looks of this, there's some sort of chance that the next FEAR game is going to be called... F.3.A.R..
     
    Of course, this isn't an officially released image. On top of that, reps for Warner, which would publish any sort of would-be FEAR successor, didn't offer any comment when asked about it. But doesn't your gut already hurt in that special way that tells you that this is absolutely legitimate?

    Assuming it's accurate and official, I'm left wondering one thing. Why, exactly, does anyone still think that slamming a number into your title is a good way to make your sequel stand out? All I ever think of is DRIV3R, which (in case you forgot) was an utter trainwreck. It doesn't add edge to a game, it makes it look like it was written out by some script kiddie WH0 L0V3Z 2 B3 L33T S0N!!!!1111

    While I'll give a partial pass to games that use them for dopey abbreviations (Left 4 Dead, Ready 2 Rumble), the numbered sequel thing sucks almost as hard as a thing can possibly suck.

    More importantly, I wanted to point you to our page in the database that deals with this tragic topic, Letters Replaced by Numbers in Title. It's a pretty comprehensive list of this sort of thing. This awful, awful thing.
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    #2  Edited By Dustpan

    L00ks g000d

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    #3  Edited By Whisperkill

    Why you be H4tin?

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    #4  Edited By KowalskiManDown

    I don't see the problem. Why is F.3.A.R any worse than F.E.A.R. 3?

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    #5  Edited By Darkstar614

    I'm still under the impression that it's just a huge marketing ploy to get people to talk about it on the internet. And they'll change it to F.E.A.R. 3 when it gets closer to release.
     
    There's no way they actually decided that this name would be a good idea...

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    #6  Edited By Hitchenson

    Th3 Be3t Articl3 T1tl3 Ev3r 
     
    ...Numbers for letters may actually be one of the most annoying things in the world. Why Monolith, why?

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    #7  Edited By mattbodega

    I can't wait for the Sequel, F.E 4. R.  
    God damn it.

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    #8  Edited By l3illyl3ob

    Hey.... don't.... :(
     
     Yeah, F3AR is a really dumb name.  But it's not the worst instance of this I've seen.
     
    Remember THI4F? 
    http://www.thief4.com/

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    #9  Edited By Yukoei
    @Whisperkill said:
    " Why you be H4tin? "
    H4t3r5 g0nn4 h4t3.
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    #10  Edited By lockeyness

    But... F.E.A.R. is an acronym!! They can't do this!  It breaks everything!! 
     
     First Encounter Assault Recon !!  Not First 3 Assault Recon!  This is the worst idea! 

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    #11  Edited By ZeroCast

      0mF6, j00 r s0 f$|<1n6 6h3y!

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    #12  Edited By zagzagovich

    So we ca expect FE4R in a fer years.
     
    EDIT: Aghhh. There are probably tons of people who beat me to it.

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    #13  Edited By Damien

    I'm okay with it.

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    #14  Edited By Torrim

    I'll give them a pass since F.E.A.R. 2 was one of my favorite games last year.  I'm sure I could say it's dopey, but that FEAR stands for something anyway is dopey.

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    #15  Edited By Bwast

    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    #16  Edited By Kingloo

    The full title will probably end up being Fear 3Assault Recon, or somesuch.
     
    Drat! Someone else got there first.

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    #17  Edited By toowalrus

    Jeff, you didn't have any objections to 7ekken (Tekken 7)!

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    #18  Edited By RipTheVeins

    I'm still waiting it out for Street 5er and H4LO before I can comment on the retardation injected into this concept.

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    #19  Edited By LordAndrew
    @creamypies said:
    " I don't see the problem. Why is F.3.A.R any worse than F.E.A.R. 3? "
    What word does the letter 3 stand for?
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    #20  Edited By SefaRed

    FEAR 3 would be better than F3EAR, if you read it porperly you'd have to say Fuh'three'er!, as opposed to just FEAR 3. Then again, it's an acronym so I guess youd have to Eff Ee Aye Arr Three. Hmmm, guess it's dumb either way.

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    #21  Edited By Linkyshinks

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    #22  Edited By Yukoei

    1 c4nt s33 why p30pl3 k33p us1ng num3r5 2 r3pl4c3 l3tt3r5 1ts ju5t s0 stup1d 4nd unn3c3554ry.
     
    4m 1 r1ght?

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    #23  Edited By KowalskiManDown
    @LordAndrew said:
    " @creamypies said:
    " I don't see the problem. Why is F.3.A.R any worse than F.E.A.R. 3? "
    What word does the letter 3 stand for? "
    Who's to say you're part of a F.E.A.R team in this one?
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    #24  Edited By JP_Russell

     First Third Assault Recon?  What?
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    #25  Edited By Belonpopo

    Dud3r th1s g4m3 l00k5 s000 G()()d

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    #26  Edited By Shadow

    F1r57 3nc0un73r 4554ul7 R3c0n 
     
    What's my point?  The 'A' should've been a '4'.  Fuck you, F3AR developer.  Not Since Driv3r have I seen a worse placement of a '3' in a name.
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    #27  Edited By TheGreatGuero

    50 84D IT5 G00D!!!111

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    #28  Edited By Brake

    I think they should go all the way and just call it "Ph34R".

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    #29  Edited By Jost1

    I don't know, I personally think it's swung around to being acceptable

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    #30  Edited By Milkman

    I really like F.E.A.R. but that's just the worst thing.

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    #31  Edited By Hamst3r
    @ChineseTea said:
    " I think they should go all the way and just call it "Ph34R". "

    1=.3.4.12.
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    #32  Edited By GunnBjorn

    And the fifth installment... 5.E.A.R. 
    Okay, it's starting to get weary now.
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    #33  Edited By jeffk38uk

    Normally I don't mind numbers in titles. But in the case of F3AR. Yeh, I can see that not fitting well at all.
     
    Still, least we're getting a third game, seem to be the minority who liked Fear 2: Project Origin.

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    #34  Edited By Toxin066

    So can we assume a F.E.4.R is in the works?

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    #35  Edited By Renahzor
    @MattBodega said:
    " I can't wait for the Sequel, F.E 4. R.  God damn it. "
    I hate you more than words can possibly express right now. 
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    #36  Edited By MachoFantastico

    Hopefully Monolith will realise their horrid mistake and change the name. If not then things aren't starting well. 

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    #37  Edited By KillEm_Dafoe

    Yeah...totally dumb fuckin name. Just doesn't work with this title at all. Though it still gets me excited knowing that there's a new F.E.A.R. installment in the works. I'd rather have another Condemned sequel before that, though.

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    #38  Edited By PLWolf
    @ChineseTea said:
    " I think they should go all the way and just call it "Ph34R". "
    I was thinking the same exact thing.
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    #39  Edited By bigchief

    How are you even supposed to pronounce it? I'm genuinely not sure. Is it just supposed to be pronounced "Fear"? Because wouldn't that conflict with F.E.A.R. 1? Are we supposed to call it F.E.A.R. 3? Because if so why not just make that the actual title? I'm sure as hell not going to call it "F-Three-Ar."

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    #40  Edited By spiceninja
    @Renahzor said:
    " @MattBodega said:
    " I can't wait for the Sequel, F.E 4. R.  God damn it. "
    I hate you more than words can possibly express right now.  "
    FEAR 5 could work as FEAR5 right?
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    #41  Edited By guiseppe

    I don't see the big deal... It's just lame "1337"speak. Everyone knows it.

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    Slapdash MS Paint job but you get the picture.

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    #43  Edited By Rebirth1337

    I've never liked the F.E.A.R. games anyway.

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    #44  Edited By get2sammyb

    D00D3RZ!

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    #45  Edited By Xeiphyer
    @BigChief said:
    " How are you even supposed to pronounce it? I'm genuinely not sure. Is it just supposed to be pronounced "Fear"? Because wouldn't that conflict with F.E.A.R. 1? Are we supposed to call it F.E.A.R. 3? Because if so why not just make that the actual title? I'm sure as hell not going to call it "F-Three-Ar." "
    Presumably just Fear, but then you can't tell if you mean the first or the 3rd game. I always pronounced DRIV3R  as Driv-three-er. It sounded hilariously dumb, but rightly so.
     
    I doubt I will ever talk about F3AR, but if I do, it will be Fff-three-ar. Those fuckers deserve it.
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    #46  Edited By MurderousDonkey

    It could be worse, It could be T.H.R.E.E.A.R.

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    #47  Edited By Linkyshinks

    Rather sadly, Thief 4 will be continuing this bullshit trend. 

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    #48  Edited By peepeepoopoo696

    I'm waiting for Condemn3d.

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    #49  Edited By Organicalistic_
    @Whisperkill said:

    " Why you be H4tin? "

    hahahahaa, h8tin'
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    #50  Edited By Jambones

    F.3.A.R. : 47m4 0r1g1nZ!
     
    Rolls off the tongue! Seriously, people are going to refer to it as Fear 3 in conversations, why not just call it that to begin with, . . .

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