Gumshoe

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Galaki, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Galaki
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    Anyone caught that while playing Hotel Dusk?
    I thought it was amusing seeing that name mentioned.
    Cing is a Capcom fan?
     
  2. sillypatterson

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    [​IMG]

    ...I'm going to guess you're a bit on the young side?

    Gumshoe is a term for detective... so is dick.

    Dick Gumshoe is a play on those terms, and "gumshoe" being mentioned in Hotel Dusk is most certainly a straight up colloquialism, not a reference to our favorite underpaid PW character. [​IMG]
     
  3. MaHe

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    Gumshoe is slang for a detective ...
    I love Hotel Dusk's dialogs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    SO that's a piece of archaic slang, but not so archaic to be used by Humphrey Bogart?

    I've heard: private eye, dick, snoop, flatfoot, sleuth, bloodhound, bird dog, dog, and several more I can't remember, but I've never heard "gumshoe" before...
     
  5. serious_sean

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    it's common.
     
  6. unkadean

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    This is a word that has been used a lot in the past in the United States. I do not know if it is common or used in other countries. [​IMG]
     
  7. Galaki
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    I am not much of a detective, no clue on all the slangs flying around.
    So, Dick Gumshoe, I assumed that was simply a name.

    /hijack own thread

    Did Gumshoe get officially fired from police force at the end of PW2? I don't remember the story giving much details into what happened to him afterward (due to him helping Pheonix too much.)
     
  8. Arkansaw

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    nope, he never really gets fired, at least not when Edgey is still around
     
  9. MaHe

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    Damn it, now you remembered me that Ace Attorney 3 won't be out until September. [​IMG]
     
  10. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    You can always order the Japanese version [​IMG]
    I think it's out already.
     
  11. sillypatterson

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    The only version of Gyakuten Saiban 3 that's out in Japan is on the GBA, and it has no English option... and the recently release GS4 for the DS is also lacking English, those meanies... [​IMG] 1 and 2 spoiled me...
     
  12. Rankio

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    Now you have me wanting a NDS NES emu with touchscreen support for Gumshoe.