A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier

A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier

Video game developers and reporters are fond of the term "IP." So-and-so revealed a new IP, so-and-so really wants their IPs to penetrate new markets, and which company has the best new IP? The abbreviation stands for "intellectual property." But what if it stood for... something else?

The whole thing started with a joke. A stupid, stupid joke:

It spiralled from there. Hours after I made that crack, game designer Nels Anderson took it upon himself to make a functional Chrome plugin called "IP Extender" (of course) that transforms all instances of "IP" into the words "Immense Penis".

He released the finished version today. I've installed it, and everything has gotten so much better:

A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier
A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier
A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier
A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier

It makes interviews with video game execs much more entertaining:

A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier

It also works for articles about other kinds of IPs:

A Browser Plugin That Makes Video Game News Much Funnier

And so on, and so on.

So, if you'd like your daily video game news crawl to get just a bit goofier, give the plugin a shot. You're welcome. And I'm sorry.


Comments

    Cracked up the first time... Was kind of over it by the end of the article :/

      Have to agree. The joke would get stale pretty darn quick.

      Now if they came up with a half dozen similar substitutions, then applied each one only once in each fifty occurrences... then it might have some staying power. It's not as if the tech industry is short of TLAs.

        This would make reading Kotaku at work a whole lot worse lol!

    I find this funny since I hate seeing companies use the term IP in marketing and such. Just seems like a reminder of where their priorities lie.

    I know it's obvious where their priorities lie anyway but we know it belongs to them and nothing kills the magic faster than being constantly reminded they own it.

    "Fans will be happy to know that we have started work on a new thing that legally belongs to us"

    Last edited 24/06/14 4:07 pm

    This will come in handy when we're talking about IP addresses in technical support training. Thanks!

    Well, I know what I'll be doing next time one of the Network guys forgets to lock their PC.

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