Creative endeavors ruined by television
So, corporate media has screwed over my creativity. They’ve inadvertently created this weird double-standard where it’s okay to have fictitious video game names that seem perfectly fine, but it’s impossible to make a fictitious game system that doesn’t sound as awkward as when a sitcom tries to shoehorn a console into an episode because it’s what’s “in” right now.
“Get Dragon Crisis 3 (fine), only for the GameStation Delta (awkward)!”
Okay, maybe it’s a bit of an exaggeration that it completely ruins the idea, but it sure makes it harder for the audience to accept. Hell, I can barely accept it, and I’m writing it!
In this instance, what do you do? Use a real product name to make it sound more believable, or make up the product name and accept that some would feel it sounds silly?