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Why Video Game Guns Have Got Weird Names And Designs - Loadout

From GoldenEye 007 and Half-Life to Call of Duty and Escape From Tarkov, video games have created quite a bizarre trend when it comes to naming their virtual weaponry. But why exactly do video game weapon names sometimes seem so random? Is it a case of law? Licensing? Or a subject even more difficult to work around? With the help of Keeper of Firearms & Artillery, Jonathan Ferguson, and a range of video game developers, we unpick the weird world of virtual firearm design and weapon names.

In this episode of Loadout, Dave Jewitt visits the Royal Armouries to talk to Keeper of Firearms & Artillery Jonathan Ferguson to chat about why video game guns tend to have weird names and designs.

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Dave Jewitt takes a closer look at the iconic weapons and tools that have shared the spotlight as part of our favourite games and movies.