"Hunting down the people who legally changed their names to Turok"

I was thinking about this campaign only a few weeks ago, so huge coincidence that this article appeared on my feed this morning. Pretty funny and interesting!

https://twitter.com/Neeto_Makar/status/1275689935593443328

https://www.vg247.com/2020/06/24/change-name-to-turok/

It really makes me wonder how many other big stupid marketing gimmicks are total hoaxes that no one bothers to uncover.

lol

they should've done this with Knack as a PS4 launch strategy

Hmm, I always remembered this as someone had to name their child Turok. Could I be thinking of a different campaign?

I remembered it as naming their child as well! Maybe that was turok 2?? Anyway this was a fun read regardless… Did anyone put a shadowman ad on their tombstone? I think the answer to that one was no

@Jtwo#2448 glad I‘m not the only one! Also didn’t remember it was a UK only thing. I even looked up the birth names by year on the SSA website. Sadly no Turok babies as far back as I looked. Lots of Sephiroths each year since 2004. Have a look yourself!

https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html

i was thinking about how we in britain pronounce “turok”. it‘s not something i’ve heard vocalised an awful lot over the years. i think an argument could be made for “chew-rock” but i've always said “terr-ock”.

Turok himself says it in the game! and he says “I - am too-rock!” - I always say “terr-ock” myself anyway.

yeah! i was thinking more on the way the online chiptune community sometimes remembers that we in britain say “chip chewn”, and then i saw the thread on brits [not] changing their names to turok and how funny it would be to be called “chew-rock”

tell you what, I love to talk to talk to a british person about “pizzer.”

they‘re like what’s that, and I‘m like that’s what you call pizza

they say no we don't

I prompt them to say “pizza and a pint”

anyway I've just started calling it pizzer.