Dylan Cuthbert writes: "Anyway, we are now proud to announce that the name of the game has been picked! It will be called PixelJunk Shooter."
Gonna buy it as soon as it's available.
... I think my entry was much better - Pixel Junk Cascade - and I know of many entries that were much better and more captivate than "Shooter". That's just a Blah and totally dull name for this game. Anyone that knows little to nothing of the game would think there's a FPS or TPS element to it and shooters aren't normally associated with puzzle solving so this name doesn't give people a good sense of it's experience in this game IMO. *EDIT* Every single name I've read so far on this topic is way better than "shooter" The most fun one I like and best I've read, apart from mine, is PJ Splunk. PJ Rescue makes great sense but PJ Elements would have been very suitable too. ARGH! now every time I play this game that name will bore a frikgen hole in my mind and I'll have to fight back the erg to scream "WHY THE * DID YOU PICK 'SHOOTER'!!" lol
I'm sure it'll be a great game, but that's the biggest fail of a name ever. I mean MAG is a better name for God's sake. I came up with PixelJunk Elements, even in the video interview the guy said "the whole point of the game is to use the elements against each other"
They even had a contest to come up with a name! And that's the best they had? Seriously weaksauce.
I think PJ Shooter is likely voted by a majority of Q games fans as THE WORST NAME for this game.
How unoriginal. Really Pixel Junk Shooter. I'm surprised the first games weren't PJ Cars, PJ Towers, and PJ Garden jumping swingy thingy. I thought of Pixel Junk Shooter, but it was so generic that I decided to use Pixel Junk Rescue since you have to save the little people like things. Guess I should have stuck with Shooter.
They should have called it PixelJunk Game
Lame name =P I entered the contest and filled in: Pixeljunk Elements, fits with the game perfectly and it has nice sound to it. How "shooter" could've topped that is beyond my understanding... =/
...I submitted "Underworld" as my suggestion. The name is not really an issue for me but Shooter makes it sound like a game that requires only an itchy trigger finger which I hope is not the case.
name might not bbe the best but the logo rocks
“PixelJunk Shooter” is pretty weak, actually. I think “PixelJunk Splash” sounds much better; it actually has an identity. It’s never too late to change the name ;) Every PJ game is great except "racers' that game is terrible!
LOL I wish id thought of that =[
I don't understand your facepalm. Were you expecting an elaborate name? You have "Racers", "Monsters", "Eden", and now "Shooter". I don't know about you, but the name fits like a glove.
I'd expect a less elaborate name if a contest wasn't held, but they had people use 1% of their brain power only to choose Shooter, which doesn't take even 1%....or .5%.
Yeah, but I thought they were supposed to of had some contest where they let the fans name the game. Pixel Junk Splunk - now that was the best name I heard(the game does seem to take place in a cave afterall). Really though, this game looks similar to Eden, which is kind of disappointing. I thought Pixel Junk Eden was kind of boring.
I just feel with the Indy vibe of it people might lump it in with "everyday shooter" or get bad connotation and stupid posts by say "fox" or "time" going "OMG it's so different from the first game every day shooter".... I think Pixel junk "blaster" or "Rescue" or "Shifter" or something might have been better...
Agreed. They held a contest for the name and PJ Shooter is what they chose.... *facepalm*. It doesn't really matter though because this is a day one for many people out there including me. I hope its a summer game.
Agreed there shouldn't have been a contest if they were going to choose shooter. They could have pulled shooter out of their own @$$.
I thought they had started taking a more meaningful naming system since Eden but then they announce "Shooter" . I just don't think it fits, Q-games don't let me down like this with the final game!
I mean you go from PJ Eden to "shooter"? That's just crazy. They might as well have called PJ Eden - PJ Plant or PJ swing @[email protected] PJ swinger lol
LMAO PJ swinger I said PJ Garden jumping swingy thingy
At least the logo looks nice...
That's atleast a plus
Awesome name no doubt. Fits perfectly with its predecessors and the game
That's kind of a boring name...
that name is.. not special? I named it "Fluid" :(
I'm a bit disappointed, not because they didn't choose a name i wanted but because they offered fans to name the game and they chose the most generic name possible. It wont dismiss the game's quality but it's still a disappointing result.
Agree, name is SOOOO Generic, i would buy it if there were PSN cards in EU
I was among the many who suggested PixelJunk Elements. I thought it was a great name. (apparently so did most people) Not sure their reasoning as to NOT use Elements is very good. I'll still be getting the game, but I wish they went with a better name.
PixelJunk Caverns would have been a better name. But I'm biased.
Until I played pjMONSTERS. Now every pjGAME is a "Day1" buy!
Wonder since they didn't call it "cavern" "cave" or "spelunker" is it going to have fully open areas?
In my opinion PJ Caverns, or PJ Rescue would have been much better than Shooter, hell I'd even take Blaster at least it's less generic.
I choose Pixel Junk Rescue as well since you have to save the little Pixel Junk people
Going through the hassle of making a contest to find a name for your game and ending up with "Shooter" ? Realy ? Plus it's not even a shooter from what I understand...
they should have gone with Pixeljunk Splash, Plunge, or Splooge.
I would reconsider on the Splooge one.
but obviously PJ wasnt feelin me!!! I submitted my title entry as Pixeljunk Liquid
Wow, that is the most boring name anyone could have thought of. Why not make the name creative and interesting like pixel junk fusion or elements?
Lets see if we can't find something WAY WAY better than "shooter" Mine were: Pixel Junk Cascade and Pixel Junk Cavern
I named it PixelJunk Cavedweller, and that's what I'll continue to call it now that this crap name came out.
the name doesn't fit. though obviously I'm biased, because I to entered the comp. My idea was pixel junk HEROS, mainly because aswell as solving problems you had to rescue peeps. I thought it was in the bag, they still get my money though, 1st day purchase.
I've never 'got' these Pixeljunk games, I try, but just find them sort of overhyped and so far the PJ guys haven't experimented with a genre I feel I will play and give my money for. I hate Tower Defence games, an above view racer doesn't appeal to me and I found Pixeljunk Eden to be so minimalist that I found it unplayable judging from the demo. Still, I'm a fan on nearly every other PSN game other than the PJ series, maybe this time you'll get my money, maybe next time. But I don't get the hype of this exclusive small series. I much prefer the work of Thatgamecompany.
Was the contest for "Lamest name ever"?
Shooter? Seriously. Mine was PixelJunk Spelunk. It freaking rhymes AND deals with caves. Shooter??
I entered PixelJunk: Magma
Uooo Magma, that's a good one.
Gets the job done and sounds better IMO. I really don't care about the name though. It could be called pjLame as long as the game rocks.
Day1 buy!! xD
I submitted pixeljunk quartus for the name, which means fourth in latin - since you know, its the 4th pixeljunk game. If i would of known that they were looking for plain, simple name.. i could of picked "shooter".
This name is kinda lame, who even suggested it in the first place? I submitted PixelJunk Aqua, which I think sounds miles better. Not to be immodest or anything... Still, first day buy for me.
Shooter? Seriously? Shooter? I'm getting the game on day 1, but that's a terrible choice of name. I'm sure there were more creative names than that.. My choice was Pixel Junk Geo, like Geoscience, you know, the entire basis of the game. Shooter? That just ignores so much else in the game to me. Shooter sounds generic.
Man and I was really hoping for PixelJunk Caverns.
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