What should boomer shooters be called?

Humble Bundle had a Boomer Shooter Bundle (opens in new tab), and games like Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (opens in new tab) proudly wear the label by choice. Maybe it’s time to give in and accept the ’90s-style retro FPS subgenre is going to be stuck with a silly label because it sounds funny. (And it does sound funny, no argument here.) Or maybe it’s time to get prescriptive. At the risk of resembling the kind of person who argues run-based permadeath games aren’t roguelikes unless they’re full ASCII, here’s a chance to make your case for an alternative.

What should boomer shooters be called?

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