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  1. Vinnymac
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    Here's the deal,
    my father is thinking of opening what I like to call a LAN arena. The idea is it's a place where there are TVs and consoles set up, and people can go to play with others or have LAN parties (we supply a large variety of LANable games as well as nonLAN games such as fighting games). It's something to do at night and on the weekends with friends or anyone else.

    My family is somewhat at ends concerning a name for the place, and we have come down to these:

    Game On
    LIVE (long island virtual experience, long island videogame experience, something like that)
    GamePlay
    X arena
    The Underground

    Just tell me which you think is the best. New ideas are absolutely welcome.

    Thank you very much for your input [​IMG]
     


  2. shaunj66

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    They're all a bit cliché to be honest. And no doubt most of them are already taken (be careful).

    If I had to pick one though I'd choose The Underground.
     
  3. SynGamer

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    Personally, i like "The Underground". I live in a small college town (2 colleges 5 minutes apart) and we had a place with roughly 16 high-end gaming rigs, a projector for TV, and then 2 TVs and a 10 foot screen for consoles. Place lasted 2 years [​IMG] Location was great too, about a 10-15 minute walk from both campuses.
     
  4. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

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    I used to go to one of those when my PC was shit at running good games. But recently they're holding more and more tournaments behind locked doors (wtf?) and so any chances of customers wanting to play is outta luck. Not too keen on any of those name. If I was to open up one of those places, I'd probably call it, 1UP or something.
     
  5. Kurai

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    ^ after www.1up.com? The video gaming site LAWL
     
  6. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    "The underground" makes it sound like a place where you pirate, hack and do illegal stuff with games.
     
  7. mr_blonde_88

    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    If ur actually from Long Island, then LIVE is perdy kwl if ya ask me
     
  8. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    LANTASM

    o well i tried
     
  9. cruddybuddy

    cruddybuddy Group: Banned!

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    Here are some non-sarcastic names for your place!

    Coolplex
    Funland
    Awesome Zone
    Neat Place

    EDIT: I've added this second list that is sure to get lots of clients, I mean visitors.

    Sextopia
    Red Light District
    Live Nudes
    There-Are-Prostitutes-Inside-Of-This-Building

    Or maybe just something simple and non-allusion like "Hot Chicks Room" or "Bucket of Truth."
     
  10. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    A gaming hell is supposed to have a cliche' name. Here are some ideas:

    The Zone

    LAN Lane

    GamerHaven

    Hard Drive

    Max Override

    (Oh, what the hell) Gaming Hell

    Gamer Hell

    The Pit (Game Pit)

    The Cage

    Arcadeshop

    Game Location

    Game32.dll
     
  11. iori-kyo-k

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    Band Of The Hawks
    Geek City.

    A but cliche but so true.
     
  12. Psyfira

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    GamePlay is the name of a UK based mail order game shop (www.gameplay.co.uk), and LIVE sounds a bit too similar to XBox-Live IMO. So probably not a good idea to go with either of those.
     
  13. Sil3n7

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    .:Outer Heaven:.
    Gamers Requim
    Prelude to Pwnage
     
  14. 5uck3rpunch

    5uck3rpunch Surf Monster!

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    Dude, I don't know who is funnier - you or mrthnite!!! You RAWK!!! [​IMG] I especially like "There-Are-Prostitutes-Inside-Of-This-Building".

    EDIT: Oh yeah - you being in Long Island should call it "No Joey Buttafucco Here!". U might get some business....from Any Fsiher!!
     
  15. Foie

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    Don't know how successful you are going to be with landing some of those names. They seem like they would be taken already. Good luck though! If I lived in Long Island, I'd stop by [​IMG]
     
  16. nintendofreak

    nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

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    Games Galore? [​IMG]
     
  17. ryohki

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    my vote goes for "Push my buttons"
     
  18. RayorDragonFall

    RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

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    My vote goes to either The Underground or The Cage.
    Something thats not too complicated and that has a nice ring to it would be a good choice.
     
  19. [M]artin

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    Try adding the word The before a word even though it makes close to no sense. There's an arcade around here called "The Hip". Maybe something like "The Edge" will suffice. You want a name that's short, sweet, and easy to pronounce yet unique so that people will know it by name and recall it instantly.

    Another good tactic is using a verb for your Lan center's name such as the one that's by my house. My Lan center's name is Ignite. Short, sweet, simple to remember, and actually a little fun to say. [​IMG]
     
  20. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    I like LIVE

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