discspeed wrote:Does anyone else think this name is really a dumb idea? Since when is a nuke a good thing? Arguably perhaps if you were in a POW camp in Japan or a concentration camp in Europe during WWII, but besides that I think its a little iffy. Stalker was a bit iffy, but the idea of a big cat like the graphics on the World's Stalkers make it work. A nuke is a horrible thing all the way around imo. What's next, the Apocalypse?
I do not have a problem with the name; as many have pointed out, we already use the terminology "bomb" to describe long distance throws. It is really a matter of whether the disc lives up to its name or not. What I am concerned about is the pictures and marketing they might use. It could get offensive quickly. I like what they have done with the disc design, using just the radiation symbol instead of showing an actual bomb going off over a real city. Even the campaign picture is a generic, computerized nuclear explosion that could be seen in any post-apocalyptic video game.
And yes, I do see such discs such as Apocalypse, Zombie, Devil, Warmonger, etc, and I do not see a problem with them because in the name alone there is no offensive connection to any particular group. There is definitely a fine line and I hope never to see the Holocaust, the Rapist, Redskin, Redneck, Hiroshima, the Slave, and or any derogatory nickname you can think of but should never be typed again. I do agree with the Stalker being iffy though but it is a hell of a disc, and again it does not target an individual group and works perfectly with their predator line of animals.