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New Coral Named After Call of Duty: Black Ops

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the Cnidarian-shooter dept.

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dotarray writes "An American aquarium supplier obviously has a gamer on the payroll, after naming two new forms of Acanthastrea coral after Activision's shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops. From the article: 'The Facebook post announcing the two new forms openly admits to the video gaming influence – and it’s not the first time a video game has inspired the Quality Marine coral namer – One of Swords points out that earlier this month, The Master Chief made its glorious pink-and-purple debut.'"

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not really news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37865266)

It's not a new species or anything, just a color variant. There are thousands of them and people name them whatever they want.

More server names (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37865422)

We name our servers after coral reefs...but that thing is too hard to spell. I guess we'll just call the next one Ice Cube

Advertisement found on slashdot, news at 11 (5, Insightful)

Mr. Freeman (933986) | more than 2 years ago | (#37865440)

Just to reemphasize a point here: this is not any kind of scientific organization doing any kind of official naming. This is a thinly-veiled advertisement for an aquarium supplier which named two colors of coral some gamer-related terms. They aren't even named after call of duty specifically, they could refer to about 70% of games on the market.

Re:Advertisement found on slashdot, news at 11 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37865490)

Thank you! Finally some common sense and *gasp* actual research! ON THE INTERNET!

Wow.

Re:Advertisement found on slashdot, news at 11 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37866108)

...which named two colors of coral some gamer-related terms. They aren't even named after call of duty specifically, they could refer to about 70% of games on the market.

For that insight, you could have quoted the two names and save us the trouble to RTFA...and help not give the supplier so many referral clicks.

Re:Advertisement found on slashdot, news at 11 (1)

TangoMargarine (1617195) | more than 2 years ago | (#37868176)

...says the guy who still fails to mention these things are called "noob tube" and "nuketown."

Re:Advertisement found on slashdot, news at 11 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37870354)

very true, but most of the kids just play that same redundant zombies game over and over, and the writer of that article is obviously another one of them.

TFS (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 2 years ago | (#37865698)

Just a minor nit-pick; TFS is about the naming of corals yet TFS fails to mention the names. Would it really have been so hard to mention the names?

Re:TFS (2)

notmyusualnickname (1221732) | more than 2 years ago | (#37865800)

'n00b tube' and 'Nuketown'.

Re:TFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37869020)

I thought you were joking until I read TFA. Jesus Christ.

Both named after black ops? (1)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 2 years ago | (#37865754)

Article seems to imply only Nuketown is named after Black Ops, while n00b tube seems to be one of the nicknames for YouTube.

(but why on earth you name coral 'n00b tube' is beyond me)

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

notmyusualnickname (1221732) | more than 2 years ago | (#37865812)

(that'll teach me to refresh before posting...)

the 'noob tube' is a reference to Halo's sniper rifle.

Re:Both named after black ops? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37866012)

The noob tube is a reference to the grenade launcher in Quake 1

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 2 years ago | (#37866788)

The n00b tube was a reference to the M2 Carl Gustav from Battlefield Bad Company 2. That thing was such a n00b tube that they ended up nerfing it.

Re:Both named after black ops? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37866934)

We were saying noob tube in 1997, a good 13 years before bbc2 came out.

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37869234)

I have to agree. These console kiddies didn't invent a lot of these terms. They were borrowed from the PC gaming community that was using them long before... I remember the Q1 grenade launcher being a n00b / newb weapon because new players would generally just run around spamming grenades with no regard for themselves hoping that some poor schmuck would get hit and die.

I would also contend that such terms probably began before Quake, maybe even during the four player LAN days of Doom. BFG 9000 = newb tube.

Also, who is this Master Chef anyway? Why does he have a sniper rifle? I would assume that he excels at the preparation of beef wellington. Where is his/her restaurant?

Re:Both named after black ops? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37867774)

i see what you did there...

Re:Both named after black ops? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37865816)

n00b tube also refers to grenade launchers in cod

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

Narishma (822073) | more than 2 years ago | (#37866644)

Noob tubes generally refers to all kinds grenade launchers and RPGs found in most first person shooters because they deal a lot of damage and don't require much aiming skill.

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 2 years ago | (#37866754)

Ah, that explains it well. Thanks.

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

TehNoobTrumpet (1836716) | more than 2 years ago | (#37869826)

Also, they're tubes.

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

djdanlib (732853) | more than 2 years ago | (#37872026)

Like the Internet?

Re:Both named after black ops? (1)

TehNoobTrumpet (1836716) | more than 2 years ago | (#37890658)

Well, it certainly isn't a big truck.

It's becoming cyclical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37867014)

After many years of games using real-world names to add appeal to their products it's about time for a payback. In Brazil, recently took place a federal investigation called "Black Ops".

That's fine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37867776)

I'm just happy that you can't find the 'Nuketown' coral more than twice in a row.

Huh (1)

TideX (1908876) | more than 2 years ago | (#37869512)

...And this is on slashdot, why? I didn't realize a thinly veiled advertisement falls under "stuff that matters".

Sonic Hedgehog (1)

joocemann (1273720) | more than 2 years ago | (#37870680)

... is still my favorite science from gaming term.

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