Game names corrected by spell check

Pikmin: Two great ones - first, the literal translation into "Pick Man," and second, the idea that somehow Pikmin becomes minibike. Get away, little guys!


Culdcept: We expected something about scepters to show, but we got a lot of words that'd make any Scrabble player detonate. Unaccepted fits best because... well how many people played Culdcept Saga?

Xexyz: The only reason we typed this ultra-obscure NES title in was to see what kind of random feedback Firefox spat out. Would you believe the result is quite... sexy?

Disgaea: Pangaea seems like an obvious fit, but the idea that a game about demon penguins battling super-sexy archers and axe-wielding wild men is misgauged is... well, misguided.

GrimGrimoire: We'll grant this one. It's a weird name and spelled as one word so seeing "primogenitures" isn't that much of a shock. Finding out that "primogenitures" is an actual word, however, was quite startling.

Darkrai: He's not a game - Darkrai's the latest legendary Pokemon released by Nintendo via Toys "R" Us. He's also not Ukrainian. Hm, that might be a whole other feature - Pokemon names mangled by spell check. Any takers?

Ar tonelico: Not all that interesting, but worth noting because tonelico's based around music and a helicon is a musical instrument. You'd better sit down after that doozy.

Suikoden: One of the most mispronounced game names also baffles spell check. Thus we're not surprised to get weird offers like duodenum. You should remember that $50 word from biology class. Here's a great mnemonic device for it: Batman and Robin in blue jeans.

And with that clever little joke (an authentic biology teacher joke, actually), we're off to type more words into this internet thing and see what happens.

Jun 5, 2008


  • killer262 - March 20, 2010 4:57 a.m.

    note:Bios Hock is not a word
  • killer262 - March 20, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    I just tried Bioshock and I got Bios Hock
  • QWERTYCommander - February 26, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Chrome's spell-checker: DSi = Sid.
  • D0CCON - February 16, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    tried out some pokemon names: Charmander: Charm Ander (I'm impressed), Chiromancer (which GR spellcheck thinks is spelled wrong), and charade Noctowl: Octal, Nortel, Nichol, Control, Noxell Barboach: Broach, Bareboat, Barbican, Barouche Empoleon: Employee, Embolden, Employing, Employ, Melodeon Mismagius: Misaims, messages, massages Honchcrow: (no spelling suggestions) Chingling: Shingling, changing, Tingling, Chungking, Changeling Magnezone: Manzoni, magnusson, magneto, Anemone skorupi: scorpio, soupy, soup, scorpion, scrape toxicroak:(immediately changed into toxic oak) lickilicky: (no spelling suggestions, and I was looking forward to that one) not many of these are as good as the ones in the article, but if you want me to continue, ask
  • alko - February 12, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    Phlebitis is actually greek and means "an illness of the blood developed mainly in the hands"
  • CreeplyTuna - February 10, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    should have types in okami
  • SpicyPoyratez - October 15, 2009 3:48 a.m.

    dunno if mentioned, but Grimaldi's is known as one of, if not the best pizzerias in all of New York. thus, I lold
  • TrigunGunner - October 11, 2009 2:59 p.m.

    eh, I don't think I'll be finishing that. I got tired of doing it after the first 151 pokemon, with a forth of them no having any spelling suggestions. oh well, that'll be the feature that never was
  • TrigunGunner - October 10, 2009 3:45 p.m.

    to get the wheels on this feature going, I will personally check all 493 pokemon on spell check and then copy paste it into a message and send it to a gr member
  • TrigunGunner - October 10, 2009 3:38 p.m.

    so when are you guys going to get around to that feature about spell checking butchering the names of pokemon? this article is over a year old, and this feature hasn't come up yet.
  • captainobvious - October 9, 2009 10:36 p.m.

    That happened to me with my 6th Grade Math teacher's name, Ms. Oglesbee, it wanted to know if I meant Ogle's bees...WTF?
  • breener96 - October 9, 2009 10:12 p.m.

    Very good idea and article!
  • CoD_22 - December 8, 2008 7:58 p.m.

    I tried wii and it said: wiki, way, wig, win, wit. No spelling suggestions for culdcept or castlevania.
  • Tentacles - November 5, 2008 4:24 a.m.

    Phlebitis? Nice. I'll have to wiki that one.
  • CandiedJester - September 12, 2008 12:32 a.m.

    Lol! I never knew abusing spellcheck could be so entertaining! XD Phlebitis sounds horrible. But I would love to play a game called "SEXY" Who wouldn't?
  • TENAXIS (PSN) - August 30, 2008 6:35 a.m.

    hahaahha should firefox and microsoft update their spellings then??
  • ClusterShart - August 29, 2008 8:39 p.m.

  • Cwf2008 - December 6, 2008 3:05 a.m.

    wtf? Tekken actually was counted as correctly spelled on Microsoft Word 2007...hmm
  • Hurricrane - December 6, 2008 2:26 a.m.

    ROFL, Tekken = Heineken!!!!
  • MyGameName - November 22, 2008 11:38 p.m.

    LittleBigPlanet: No spelling suggestions. (???) Wii: ii, wiki, iii, lii, vii I just typed these in for fun.

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