Name that movie!

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Matt Barton
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TV: TV 32x32 pixels Hi, guys, this is your chance to make your mark on videogame history!

We're doing away with "Woot!" as the title of the film, so we need to hear some other ideas. No matter how dumb or stupid your idea may be, please submit it just so we can have it on the table. Do drugs, get drunk, break out the joyboard, do whatever it takes to inspire yourself to come up with a good title (j/k!). Also, read other people's ideas and shout out if you like one. That is just as important as coming up with them!

Here are some ideas currently on the table:

The Videogame Revolution
The Videogame Revelation
Power Up!

And some more I'll just throw in. If any of these stand out let me know:
The Game Machine
Manufacturing Delusion
(Some kind of play on homo ludens, the game-playing man)
Playing with Power
If the Powerglove Fits
Too Many Quarters (reference to the PONG machine breaking down due to quarter overload)
The Game Is Never Over
All Your Base (I still think this one is funny)
Videogames Forever
Avoid Missing Ball
High Scores
Input Initials
Gamarama
The Greatest Waste of Time in the History of the Universe
Rasterfari
The Revenge of the Gamers
The Games of the Ancient Geeks
Fragged!
Plugged In
Shuryoken!
Tales from Arcadia
Arcades in Spades
Games without Frontiers (reference to pop song)
The Game is On
Attack of the Fun
Honey, I Shrunk the PDP
Blue Wizard is About to Die!
Jump!
Move over, Mario
The Biggest Joystick
You Cheated
The Code from Hell

* edit - a few more

The Button Mashers
Now It's Our Turn
Take Turns!
Pass the Controller on the Left Hand Side

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Playing Games Sub-title to

Playing Games

Sub-title to be determined.

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too woot for you! -- Stu --

too woot for you!

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Mark Vergeer
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I abandon my Woot Choice!

Crossposting new video response on WOOT!

The fact that we have TWO threads on this subject is telling....

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Bill Loguidice
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w00t
Matt Barton wrote:

I could make a good case for it. Look at how it was crowned Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster. That should convince you that it's not some unknown or obscure term. I like w00t! better, of course, but I can't seem to recall why we didn't want to go with that. I think it is more authentic with the zeros. The website retailer uses o's rather than 0's.

Tom's concern was that with the zero's and the mixed punctuation, it wouldn't show up in searches and people would have an even harder time pronouncing it.

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Matt Barton
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Woot
Bill Loguidice wrote:

I'm not saying "Woot!" or anything else is kiddie, though some could argue that it does skew young because it's a buzz word, which is another downside in that "Woot!" could fall out of favor or become passe' at any time, I'm saying that "Woot!" implies a certain "in your face" attitude that the film doesn't have. It's a thoughtful film that reflects on history and the fun of the games, not splashy explosions, sounds and quick cuts (in the traditional sense).

That's a good point. I guess we might have different experiences with the word. I've heard it mostly in the context of MUDs and World of Warcraft, where it was used mostly by folks our age. However, I am also hearing it now more in movies and "normal" people.

I could make a good case for it. Look at how it was crowned Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster. That should convince you that it's not some unknown or obscure term. I like w00t! better, of course, but I can't seem to recall why we didn't want to go with that. I think it is more authentic with the zeros. The website retailer uses o's rather than 0's.

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I'm not saying "Woot!" or

I'm not saying "Woot!" or anything else is kiddie, though some could argue that it does skew young because it's a buzz word, which is another downside in that "Woot!" could fall out of favor or become passe' at any time, I'm saying that "Woot!" implies a certain "in your face" attitude that the film doesn't have. It's a thoughtful film that reflects on history and the fun of the games, not splashy explosions, sounds and quick cuts (in the traditional sense).

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Matt Barton
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Woot
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Again, Tom's point is well taken in my mind, that our script and what we're doing is not "Woot!". We could define it, but it still doesn't apply to our actual production. We may actually gain MORE audience by not appealing immediately to a younger crowd, since they'll come anyway.

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I don't really see "Woot!" as a kid's thing, though. After all, Mark and Rob both like it, and they're not kids. :) I see it as similar to FTW! or other common gamer expressions. They may have been coined by a 15 or a 40 year old for all I know. The only way I think we'd really go "kiddie" here is if we had Pokemon or Dragonball Z and such playing a major role, which of course they don't.

It's all completely subjective, of course. Titles are important, but ultimately if the content is there, the title is not going to make or break it. It's not like King of Kong or Chasing Ghosts are particularly clever or witty. I think we'll have a better idea of what works when we get these polls up in the right places. Only thing is, I'm not sure how to get in touch with a large base of NES fans. At least, I haven't been able to find a healthy forum for NES and/or SNES communities.

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Again, Tom's point is well

Again, Tom's point is well taken in my mind, that our script and what we're doing is not "Woot!". We could define it, but it still doesn't apply to our actual production. We may actually gain MORE audience by not appealing immediately to a younger crowd, since they'll come anyway.

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Matt Barton
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Wow, you guys really seem to

Wow, you guys really seem to prefer Woot. Our producer said he wasn't set against it, but he just didn't get it himself and wasn't sure it fit the actual script. Are you sure it's really a great title, or are you just familiar with it? Don't forget there is already a website at woot.com that specializes in merchandise bearing the moniker. Not sure if their trademarks or copyrights would affect us, though Tom (our producer) hasn't raised that as an objection. Hell, they may actually applaud our using it if it boosts their sales. Potential partnership?

Bill seems to be set against it, though personally I still think it's workable. Of course, we'll need to ensure in the script that people know what it means. I could add some bit that defined the term, perhaps in a humorous fashion. Bill is the literal guy whereas I'm more wacky. I kinda like it just because it's a bit silly. :P

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Woot!: The Videogame Generation

Like I said above!
Or Woot! combined with another subtitle....

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