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BenMillard
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 11:57 PM Edited by Cerbera, 01 August 2004 - 04:04 PM.

There's lots of silly parody/satire type company names in GTA3 and Vice. They are much more interesting than realistic names so let's try to come up with some good ones for Myriad? smile.gif

I have put together my complete list of suggestions which I've made in various threads:
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Car Names
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Vista (Nissan Skyline or similar)
Oval Corsette (Opel/Vauxhal Corsa.)
Accurate C-REX (Acura/Honda CRX.)
Junker (Trashmaster.)
Bronco (Heavy van or lorry, like the Burrito or Rumpo.)
Sultan (big truck of some sort, or perhaps the semi tractor unit.)
Siberian (Another big truck, maybe a piece of heavy plant machinery like a crane or a tipper truck.)
Bulluck (The bulldozer DieselGT made.)
Porker (Porsche, the SUV one.)
Gull, Seagull (The land and water-borne helicopters.)
Kestrel, Vulture, Cyclone, Comanche (Other helicopters, the Comanche is the actual name of the future replacement for the real Apache.)
Eagle, Condor, Falcon, Peregrine (Planes.)
Dorsal, Pisces, Tadpole, Monger (Boats.)
Cossie (Ford Cosworth of some kind.)
ANL Probe (Like the Ford Probe, word play on "anal.")
ANL Guzzler (Some sort of fuel-hungry vehicle, possibly a muscle car.)
Summit, Mogul (Lincoln stretch limosine, it's the modern curvy one, other executive type cars.)
Fiend (Nissan Rascal, pokey little van thing.)
Ferroussi (My suggestion for the "ferrari" parody everyone making one might choose.)

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Business Names
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UltiMart (Big hyperstore type thing.)
Octaco Fuels (Octane series of hydrocarbons, so it will be funny.  To chemistry geeks.)
X-Torsion (Vehicle tuning firm.)
Cahokia (Actual name of an ancient megalith in St. Loius.)
O.M.G. (Over-priced electrical goods store.)
L. Mao's Joke Shop (Laugh My Arse Off abbreviation hidden in there.)
I.D.E.A. (Like IKEA.)
Boxbuster Rentals (Like Blockbuster.)
Plums (Software company, like Apple.)
DAMD (Like AMD, word play om damned or dammed.)
S-O (Like ESSO.)
Unhinged! Inc. (Door and gate suppliers.  Joke is they only sell rolling and sliding versions, so no hinges.  Also, "unhinged" means crazy.)
MyraCo Freight - moving in mysterious ways.  (Sounds a bit like "miracle" so bleh.  Haulage/delivery firm, could have thier own removals lorries replacing one of the panel vans.)
Miss Teak Lumber - garanteed to give you wood!  (Timber suppliers, maybe have a sawmill building and have thier logo with a pile of wood on one of the utility trucks.)
Itchivani Research Labs - sratching below the surface.  (Research offices/labratory complex.  Say the name out loud, pronouncing the "v" softly if it don't get it.)
Postal Haulage - crazy about your package!  (Postal as in deliveries and postage but also as in crazy and out of control.  Package as in a box but also like your rude trouser bulge.)
Big Rod's Tackle (Fisherman type shop, plus innuendo aplenty.)

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Character Names
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Ferederick Mantissa (Remember the exponent-mantissa storage system for binary numbers?  Urgh, another geek joke, then.)
Harold Fulcrum (Fulcrum is the posh name for the pivot point of a lever.  Both these names suit mad scientist architypes.)
Evan Gelical (Like "evangelical" - would be like the "Pastor Richards" character from GTAVC.)

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Industry and Processing
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Aluminium electroylsis.
Water purification.
Blast furnaces.
Metal casting - like in the end scenes of Terminator 2.
Metallurgy research, labratories, workshops and machinery.

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Manufacturing
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Pressing panels for cars with SCM used to animate pressing machinery - used as disposal for mission objects at some point by crushing?
Galvonising, paint stripping, other surface treatment ponds
Assembly lines, coveyor belts could be animated via SCM, simple robots could rotate like the tops of the tower cranes at docklands in Portland and Vice Port do?
Canning (plus aluminum centre could work well) or bottling, maybe a facility for packing stuff into those big transport containers?
Proper metal engineering with lathes, milling machines, drills, welding and flame cutting apparatus.  Doesn't have to be animated through SCM but it would mainly just be spinning and reciprocating.
High-class panel beaters and carpenters, could have a dry dock for repairing classy boats.  Bombshop or sprayshop could be included, perhaps.

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Waste and Recycling
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Recycling machinery, conveyor belts traveresed by magnets, ponds for pulping paper, etc.
Dumping - could just be a big landfill site!
Un-environmental waste disposal, such as having a wharf out to deeper water where trashmasters could drive up shallow ramp to dump thier load into barges, with then dump at sea.  Could be part of a land reclamation type project, so an underwater bar of rubbish could be modeled and would look good with the see-through water.  Could make it like a bit spit, maybe even have a lighthouse?

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Miscellaneous
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Crash testing area, pipe ramps for flips, walls, bridges, skidpan, etc.
Sports centre, treadmills, swimming pool, tennis courts with automatic tennis ball launchers, etc.
Indoor go-karts, RC car racing.
Tyre depot - stockpiles of old tyres, test track with circles, slaloms, skidpan, etc.
Off-road course, open to public but with a mission event to win the Sandking.
Outdoor supercross event, aggressive drivers following a vehicle path with an SCM exclusion zone would make for a unique event.
Multi-purpose stadium:
 This would be a bit like how Hyman stadium works with a shell and then a series of interiors.  The player could compete in martial arts type fighting and get the infinite run as the reward for winning.
 Indoor trials riding over boxes, waterfalls would give the reward of the special trials bike parked outside the stadium - could replace the pizzaboy?
 Also have events like car-crashing, where you'd have to use a Bloodring Banger to leap off pipe ramps and do a stunt worth at least X amount of points to progress to the next stunt.  Completing the course would make both bloodring bangers always be parked outside the stadium.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 12:06 AM

Here's some of mine:

Conglom-O *motto:We own you* (controls most of the stock markets, and has lots of sub-companies)

Phriksion Industries: (Makers of oils and other lubricants)

Hmm, that's all I can think of for now.. tounge2.gif


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#3

Posted 16 December 2003 - 12:39 AM

Me and Dalpura thought this up.

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GET TOSHED!

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 03:06 AM

QUOTE (die_Catalina_die @ Dec 16 2003, 00:06)
Conglom-O *motto:We own you* (controls most of the stock markets, and has lots of sub-companies)

am I crazy or is that from the cartoon 'Rocko's modern life'?

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE (Cerbera @ Dec 16 2003, 00:57)
There's lots of silly parody/satire type company names in GTA3 and Vice. They are much more interesting than realistic names so let's try to come up with some good ones for Myriad? smile.gif

ZanderZ is going to download some Monty Python episodes for inspiration

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 11:30 AM

Big-Boob Plastic Surgery Co.

Lyriquid turd sewage Co.

erm....nah

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE (GTAuron @ Dec 16 2003, 12:30)
Big-Boob Plastic Surgery Co.

Lyriquid turd sewage Co.

erm....nah

You got my vote.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 03:45 PM

Kok-Inn ~ Providing exelent 5 star rooms for any VIP in town.

Puppy Dog Tail's Hot Dogs ~ Mmm nothing like a, a, uhm, hotdog.

Smashing Tours ~ Nothing like a tour around Myraid in our smashing Buses dozingoff.gif . (Smashing is an old British word meaning Good or Exelent.)

Weizy's Cough Mixture ~ It's all in the recipie.

MacDodgee's Taxis ~ All in the name rolleyes.gif .

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 04:06 PM

The 'three-fiddy' (three fifty) shop, a reference to the great Sout Park episode where Chefs dad keeps saying 'He needed about three fiddy'... That's all I can think of right now.
Also, I will use my own company name on my lot biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:09 PM Edited by Cerbera, 30 July 2004 - 09:01 PM.

I had a dig through the lever-arch binder that I keep all my concept writings and design sketches for GTA series mods and found a couple of names that I'd come up with for Majera. I thought I may as well share them:

(suggestions moved to first post)

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 08:08 PM

mOped - the logo with red O - gas pumps..

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (ChibiMAK @ Dec 16 2003, 03:06)
QUOTE (die_Catalina_die @ Dec 16 2003, 00:06)
Conglom-O *motto:We own you* (controls most of the stock markets, and has lots of sub-companies)

am I crazy or is that from the cartoon 'Rocko's modern life'?

Hell yeah. smile.gif Used to watch that show like crazy years ago.

I'll add some more as I think of it.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (die_Catalina_die @ Dec 16 2003, 14:46)
QUOTE (ChibiMAK @ Dec 16 2003, 03:06)
QUOTE (die_Catalina_die @ Dec 16 2003, 00:06)
Conglom-O *motto:We own you* (controls most of the stock markets, and has lots of sub-companies)

am I crazy or is that from the cartoon 'Rocko's modern life'?

Hell yeah. smile.gif Used to watch that show like crazy years ago.

I'll add some more as I think of it.

lol... That show still comes. Redoing the Conglom-O building in true Rocko's Modern Life style would be excellent.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (anuj @ Dec 16 2003, 20:51)
QUOTE (die_Catalina_die @ Dec 16 2003, 14:46)
QUOTE (ChibiMAK @ Dec 16 2003, 03:06)
QUOTE (die_Catalina_die @ Dec 16 2003, 00:06)
Conglom-O *motto:We own you* (controls most of the stock markets, and has lots of sub-companies)

am I crazy or is that from the cartoon 'Rocko's modern life'?

Hell yeah. smile.gif Used to watch that show like crazy years ago.

I'll add some more as I think of it.

lol... That show still comes. Redoing the Conglom-O building in true Rocko's Modern Life style would be excellent.

I wouldn't mind working on it. smile.gif A matter of fact, I think I will. xmas.gif

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (ZanderZ @ Dec 17 2003, 03:06)
The 'three-fiddy' (three fifty) shop, a reference to the great Sout Park episode where Chefs dad keeps saying 'He needed about three fiddy'... That's all I can think of right now.
Also, I will use my own company name on my lot biggrin.gif

Wasn't it 'Tree Fiddy?'.

I'd like to see this.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 11:33 PM

QUOTE (Opius @ Dec 16 2003, 22:04)
QUOTE (ZanderZ @ Dec 17 2003, 03:06)
The 'three-fiddy' (three fifty) shop, a reference to the great Sout Park episode where Chefs dad keeps saying 'He needed about three fiddy'... That's all I can think of right now.
Also, I will use my own company name on my lot biggrin.gif

Wasn't it 'Tree Fiddy?'.

I'd like to see this.

Yeah, you're right... whatever...
Maybe I'll add a 'tree fiddy' shop on my lot if I have some room left... I'll see what I can do smile.gif

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 07:52 PM

How about a chocolate factory called

*drumroll*

The Fudge Packery

We can even say that a deli was recently installed, and add the subtitle "We have meat!"

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 09:34 PM

GTA 3:
- had a fudge company. Signs all over the place.
- was based in NY.
- had italian mafia.

It's old. Get over it.

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 09:39 PM

2 out of 3 of those have nothing to do with this topic.

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (sAdIsTiCmAcHiNe @ Dec 19 2003, 21:39)
2 out of 3 of those have nothing to do with this topic.

All that really matters is that the name you suggested wasn't original. smile.gif

Cerbera returns to his laboratory to create more names...

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 03:13 AM Edited by sAdIsTiCmAcHiNe, 20 December 2003 - 03:15 AM.

* Jacksoft (software)

* Wankster (Like napster)

* Dewey, Cheetham, and Howe (Law firm. Old joke, but still great)

* FickendWurst (Shipping or packing company maybe. Literally translates to F*cking Sausage)

* Big One Rods (Fishing supply)

* Fek Yu Mang (Chinese Restaurant)

* Ho's tailors (Actual tailor shop near my house)

* Dirty Dick's Crab Shack (Actual Crab shack near atlantic beach. Slogan: I got my crabs from dirty dicks.)

EDIT:

* Harry Manufuktoring (Japanese factory with poor Engrish)

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 03:22 AM

Camel Towing.

hahaha thats such comedy. You know like camel toe? happy.gif

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 03:25 AM

Nice!

More engrish/chinese puns:

Shi Chow Wang

No more Hairy on you (barber shop)

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 10:06 AM

On my second property i used

"Illcom" founded by Illspirit
"STeam & MUscle - Railroad inc."
"X-Ware" Fashionshop

suggestion:

"wipe out inc." cleaning company

greetings


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Posted 20 December 2003 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (sAdIsTiCmAcHiNe @ Dec 19 2003, 22:13)
...* Dirty Dick's Crab Shack (Actual Crab shack near atlantic beach. Slogan: I got my crabs from dirty dicks.)...

Theres a thread in Gen Chat with humorous signs. Is that where you got that one? Another good offering from that thread would be Bunghole Liquors.

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 12:27 PM

place name: big fat ass town

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (Demarest @ Dec 20 2003, 13:15)
QUOTE (sAdIsTiCmAcHiNe @ Dec 19 2003, 22:13)
...* Dirty Dick's Crab Shack (Actual Crab shack near atlantic beach. Slogan: I got my crabs from dirty dicks.)...

Theres a thread in Gen Chat with humorous signs. Is that where you got that one? Another good offering from that thread would be Bunghole Liquors.

I wouldn't thrust sAdIsTiCmAcHiNe to come up with anything on his own. die.gif

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 01:38 PM

Why not? Have you seen his milestone topic? He's funny smile.gif

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE (ODIE @ Dec 20 2003, 11:06)
On my second property i used

"Illcom" founded by Illspirit
"STeam & MUscle - Railroad inc."
"X-Ware" Fashionshop

suggestion:

"wipe out inc." cleaning company

greetings

Nice ones smile.gif
How about someone actually makes a Gruppe Sechs building? It's the text that appears on the security cars and no, it's not German, it's fonetic English for groupsex biggrin.gif

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 07:21 PM

i thought up "Strap on racing" instead of "Snap on Racing" when i was cycling home the other day.... i thought that was amusing tounge.gif




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