Acronyms are stupid: name sequel to F.E.A.R. and win … stuff

Some Web site called IGN, along with Monolith and Warner Bros., are holding a contest to see what poor, unpaid schmuck can come up with the best name for the upcoming F.E.A.R. sequel. Let’s back up for a second — yes, there’s going to be a sequel to F.E.A.R. coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC; please try to hide your surprise. We just bought this carpet.

Submissions will be accepted until June 22nd, when three finalists will be sent to Monolith to meet with the development team. At that point, the three finalists will have their name and likeness included in the game, hopefully as character who will  get their limbs torn or shot off … by me.

Once the finalists have been chosen, public voting will open between the 23rd and 27th, letting mouth-breathing fanboys choose the final name. The contest’s official site offers some naming and branding tips including my favorite:

5. Things To Avoid: Acronyms.

You mean like, uh, F.E.A.R.?

Nick Chester