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Offline Mystic Monkey

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What does AMS stand for?
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:01:08 am »
A.M.S. are the the "Good Guys" of The House of the Dead series. I think they were based after S.T.A.R.S., their name being an acronym for Special Tactics And Rescue Service.
Question is, what does A.M.S. stand for?

My first guess was "American Millitary Service" but that makes no sense given, well that's just sounds like the American army. Thomas Rogan and G look more like government agents than soldiers even if they may have firearms training.

Other Acronyms in mind could be Anomalous Materials Something, as in it's their job to investigate and detain outbreaks caused by bioweapons or unknown substances.
Academy of Military Science, which I can believe given bioweapons are a form of military science. But Academy's are more for training than service.
That's all I thought of so far.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 05:09:39 am by Mystic Monkey »

Offline Berto

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Re: What does AMS stand for?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 09:03:55 pm »
I always thought it's a wordplay from their R&D Departement (AM1, AM2, AM3) - AMS with S stand for Special.

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Re: What does AMS stand for?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 10:14:36 am »
It is likely AMS was named after Sega AM1 R&D Department.... but AM stands for "Amusement Machine".
I can't imagine the name carries in-lore. It wouldn't make sense.
"THIS IS AMUSEMENT MACHINE SERVICE! YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"

Offline Berto

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Re: What does AMS stand for?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 06:18:01 pm »
Lol, wouldn't it be funny if it's true.

A : "THIS IS AMS! YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"
B : "WAIT, BEFORE WE SURRENDER, TELL ME FIRST WHAT DOES AMS STAND FOR?"
A : "PROMISE ME YOU WON'T LAUGH."

Fast forward to few days later...

A : "THIS IS AMS! YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"
B : "WAIT, TELL ME FIRST WHAT DOES AMS STAND FOR?"
A : "NO. NEVER AGAIN!!!"

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Re: What does AMS stand for?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 05:12:20 am »
Or better yet...

Rogan: "THIS IS AMS! YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"
Curien: *Poking a zombies brain* "Who? Never heard of you guys.
G: "WE'RE AN ELITE GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AGAINST BIOTERRORISM! NOW HANDS UP!"
Curien: "What does AMS even stand for?
Rogan: "HANDS UP!"
Curien: "Do you even know what the acronym even stands for?
G & Rogan: "..."
« Last Edit: January 22, 2021, 05:17:21 am by Mystic Monkey »