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Offensive studio name

View Poll Results: Do you find the name "Skull Bang" offensive
Yes, you have to change it! 8 24.24%
Yes, but you should keep it! 1 3.03%
No 17 51.52%
No, can someone please explain? 7 21.21%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll
02-11-2013, 06:42 AM
#11
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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The associated logo will play into this.

As long as your logo isn't a guy using his gentlemen's sausage for a skull shish kabob you should be ok.

For example, a skull with dynamite sticks in its ears, or two skulls banging together would shift focus away from the wrong interpretation of "bang" and no one would question it.

My unsolicited 2 cents.
02-11-2013, 08:22 AM
#12
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 734
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Ops View Post
The associated logo will play into this.

As long as your logo isn't a guy using his gentlemen's sausage for a skull shish kabob you should be ok.

For example, a skull with dynamite sticks in its ears, or two skulls banging together would shift focus away from the wrong interpretation of "bang" and no one would question it.

My unsolicited 2 cents.

How about this for a logo?




- SkULL bAnG -

02-11-2013, 08:47 AM
#13
It all depends on the image you want to promote.

If you're always going to be doing zombie/gruesome/sexually charged games, by all means keep it. Keep in mind, you're painting yourself into a corner here.

If you're going to - or might possibly be sometime in the future - planning on promoting a fluffy bunny/kids/casual game, you might want to rethink your name.

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02-11-2013, 09:56 AM
#14
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Nah, not for me. I think of it as a derivative of head banging.

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02-12-2013, 04:36 AM
#15
Joined: Nov 2012
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Thanks everyone for the views and entertaining discussion :P

We decided to change our name and I'm happy to introduce Large Visible Machine.

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02-12-2013, 05:27 AM
#16
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Originally Posted by skullbang View Post
Thanks everyone for the views and entertaining discussion :P

We decided to change our name and I'm happy to introduce Large Visible Machine.
Might want to change the title tag for your website then
02-12-2013, 08:08 AM
#17
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Large visable machine? Are you trolling? I'd have honestly preferred fornicatingtheeyesocketsofskulls then that.
02-12-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackharon View Post
It all depends on the image you want to promote.
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02-12-2013, 10:30 PM
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Might be a good thing...

I don't find it offensive at all, but I can see how some people might. I think that "edge," however, might be a boon in certain niches and, depending on the type of games you're making, it might be a good thing that it's a little offensive.

Honestly, I had to think about it a little bit before I figured out why you were worried.

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