When a big a movie debuts with high hopes and higher expectations, but ends up flopping or being panned, we in entertainment media call it a “Turkey.” Why? No one is really sure. Some rumor it stems from an old Broadway play called “Cage Me a Turkey” that was notoriously bad that every bad play or movie since has been assigned its namesake. Of course, there is not official record of this play.
Another option is that it refers to a time period around the holidays where 1920s Burlesque shows were particularly awful and that “Turkey” was also a comparison to those Burlesque troupes themselves.
Origin aside, the gaming world has Turkeys, too. Oh boy, does it. Here are 2016’s biggest Turkeys in video gaming.