Memes: Video Games

One is all began.

Surely someone out there knows why so many video game-born memes exist. We think it's all Metal Gear Solid 2's fault. Probably.

The following games have their own pages:

As well as the following studios:

Formatted examples:

  • Age of Empires: Wololo (Explaination: The sound that a priest makes in the first Age of Empires. Became a taunt for Age of Empires II. The Internet then ran with it, having various images being "converted" from red to blue for example.)
  • Altered Beast: WISE FWOM YO GWAVE! (Explaination: This line in uttered in the beginning of the game and ends up sounding like it's said by Elmer Fudd due to hardware limitations.)
    • POWER UP.
    • NEVER GIVE UP. (Explaination: Said when using a continue in the Arcade version only, as the Genesis version did not have enough space to recreate the quote.)
    • WELCOME TO YOUR DOOM! (Explaination: The Big Bad's line before every boss fight.)
  • This whole video of Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Explaination: This reaction video has come to represent the level of fear you experience while playing.)
    • What even is that thing? (Explaination: Whatever it is, it is not traditional fire.)
      • The "Not a traditional fire" line actually became a Fun T-Shirt at one point, qualifying as an Ascended Meme in the process.
    • Oh GOD, I have to go into this next room. (Explaination: Is pretty much the unofficial tagline for the game. Every time the player enters a new room, they have to face a brand new horror. Or sometimes, nothing at all.)
    • Oh shit, I have a bag of Milky Ways! :D
      • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! (Explaination: The video in question is taken from three friends playing simultaneously while chatting. One of them finds a bag of Milky Ways right before something scary happens to another, making it sound as though the player was in mortal terror of said candy.)
    • The floor is made of terrible!
    • Go to (pick any level), NOPE. (Explaination: Another popular gif shows a player opening a door only to be confronted with a monster emerging from the shadows. Their reaction is to simply shut the door and briskly walk back the way they came.)
    • Similarly, there's the shortest Let's Play ever.
  • Beyond: Two Souls: "Game Overs are a failure of the game designer" (Explaination: Taken from an interview with developer David Cage, and has since become something that he'll never live down.)
  • Borderlands: In Claptrap Web Series, we meet Steve. HEYOOO!!! *shot* (Explaination: Hey says that in response to Claptrap's "Hey Steve!", and shoots a fellow bandit down.)
    • 'YOU WOKE THE WRONG DOG! AWW YEAH!
    • Nine Toes! (Also: he has three balls!) (Explaination: First actual 'Boss' you face in the game.)
    • ROAR FOR ME PANDORA!!! (Explaination: Moxxy. Need I say more?)
  • Borderlands 2: Butt Stallion (Explaination: Early on in the game, Handsome Jack calls up the player to talk about a pony made of diamonds that he bought that he plans to name "Piss-for-brains" in honor of the player. He later settles upon the name "Butt Stallion". Comparisons to Rarity are inevitable.)
    • Butt Stallion later appears in the Assault on Dragons Keep DLC... at least what Tiny Tina thinks the pony looks like.
  • Captain Novolin, a diabetes-themed video game:
    • The creepy doctors. (Explaination: In between levels, Captain Novolin thinks of his doctors, who inform him of various guidelines he must follow. Their Uncanny Valley appearances pushed them straight into meme territory.)
    • "Hello, [name]! I have diabetes. Is there anything I need to know before [verb]ing this [noun]?" (Explaination: In the sixth level, the Captain encounters a ranger, and immediately tells him he has diabetes - a particularly narmy exchange.)
    • "Check you feet". (Explaination: Right after the above exchange, the game promptly tells you to check you feet for blisters and sores.)
  • Catherine
    • "X has appeared. It's a killer. Do not die." (Explaination: The Boss Warning Siren.)
    • "LOVE IS OVER" (Explaination: The Game Over screen.)
    • "Edge. Edge. Edge. Edge." (Explaination: Blocks can be held up by the edges of other blocks. When a falling block is caught in this way, the announcer calls out "Edge.")
      • "Undo. Undo. Undo. Undo." (Explaination: On Easy and Normal modes, the player can undo their last action, e.g. if the player gets stuck. Again, the announcer calls out every instance of this action.)
  • GameStop turning Chrono Trigger into Napoleon Dynamite.
    • Let's not forget the singing robot Gato!
      "My name is Gato,
      I have metal joints,
      Beat me up,
      And earn fifteen silver points!"
    • HP/MP restored! ...but you're still hungry. (Explaination: Healing devices found in the gloomy 2300 AD give this message.)
    • Good Morning, Crono!
    • But... the future refused to change. (Explaination: Text from the bad ending triggered when you die against Lavos.)
    • You have been Robo-Rolled! (Explaination: Robo's theme sounded coincidentally like Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up to some fans.)
      • "Rocket Roll'd" is an alternate term for this. (Explaination: After the name of one of his techs.)
    • Burn! Bobonga! had been used memetically, especially in YTMND, for Brian Peppers.
  • Chzo Mythos: I JUST WANTED TO GO INTO SPAAACE!! (Explaination: The Narmtastic Motive Rant in 7 Days a Skeptic.)
  • Civilization: Nuclear Gandhi. (Explaination: The fanbase regularly enjoys giggles from Gandhi lacking his real life Actual Pacifist qualities. Officially an Ascended Meme as of Civ V, which gives him a "Use of Nukes" rating of 12... out of 10.)
    • Our words are backed with NUCLEAR WEAPONS! (Explaination: This threat was tacked onto dialogues (even friendly ones) in I and II when a civilization had the capacity to build nukes. Especially memetic and entertaining when it's Gandhi, as in the page image.)
    • Spearman vs. Tank. (Explaination: Sometimes obsolete units get lucky with the RNG. Sometimes they get really lucky, as in the classic example of spearmen (one of the earliest, weakest units) defeating modern-era tanks.)
  • Command & Conquer:
  • Dead Island
    • The trailer for the game was CG film quality footage of a family's doomed fight against zombies. Between the Tear Jerker scenes and music it went viral with upwards of one million hits in the first day and homages, parodies and reaction videos quickly followed.
  • Destiny
    • That wizard came from the moon. (Explaination: A line spoken by Peter Dinklage completely phoning it in. Bungie even put it on a T-shirt.)
  • Deus Ex
    • BRB, reinstalling Deus Ex. (Explaination: A reference to how fondly remembered the game is, even over a decade later. Whenever someone mentions it on a forum, someone else is compelled to play it once again.)
    • —> Oh my god, JC a bomb!
    A bomb! (Explaination: This exchange between the pilot and the main character is the most notable instance of voice acting failure in the game.)
    • What a shame. (Explaination: Another example of failed voice acting. Here JC is commenting on the death of a friendly NPC, and says the line with no emotion at all.)
    • My vision is augmented. (Explaination: JC's explanation for why wearing Sunglasses at Night isn't a problem for him.)
      • My pimphand is augmented. (Explaination: A certain non-lethal double takedown in Deus Ex: Human Revolution has Jensen knocking two opponents together then backhanding them both at once. Naturally, there are many YouTube videos demonstrating this on Detroit's prostitutes.)
    • The Recut single-handedly spawned a few memes, including unforgettable phrases like "I might as well start using coke." and "Old Men are the future."
    • "The industry, as a whole, has grown up." (Explaination: A quote from a developer explaining the rationale for dropping the old health pick-up model for a regenerating bar. Used by many a sarcastic forumite, especially when discussing game evolution. )
    • I speeeel my DRINK! (Explaination: A line said in a funny accent by a sailor background NPC in a bar.)
    • ICARUS HAS FOUND YOU!!! ICARUS HAS FOUND YOU!!! ICARUS HAS FOUND YOU!!! (Explaination: A creepy email found later in the game, signifying that the villainous AI Icarus is after you.)
    • I never asked for this. (Explaination: Deus Ex: HR's Adam Jensen never wanted to be augmented. It's also a phrase that's extremely applicable to lots of things.)
    • I'll never stop looking. (Explaination: One of Jensen's lines from a trailer. Often used to rejoice.)
    • AAADAAAAM, I TOLD YOU TO STOP READING THIS IN MY VOICE, SON! (Explaination: David Sarif's surfer dude accent is quite...distinctive, and is most obvious when he says the character's name.)
  • Doom:
    • PROTIP: To defeat the Cyberdemon, shoot it until it dies. (Explaination: The PROTIP meme started in GamePro magazine, where every tip shown in their game reviews was labeled as a PROTIP. This specific instance, however, was a hoax by Doomworld co-founder Linguica, and was never in an actual issue of GamePro.)
    • Pitch black screen? You must be playing Doom 3. (Explaination: A game infamous for all darkness, all the time.)
    • "RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR YOUR GUTS! YOU ARE HUGE! THAT MEANS YOU HAVE HUGE GUTS!" (Explaination: From the infamous Doom comic. Doomguy, under the influence of a Berserk Pack, encounters a Cyberdemon which he proceeds to taunt in the above manner.)
    • "HEEEEEERE COMES THE NIGHT TRAIN!" (Explaination: Also from the Doom comic, Doomguy tries to punch the Cyberdemon...only for his Berserk Pack to run out right as he strikes its armored belly, hurting his hand in the process. Linkara had a field day with this particular quote in his review of the comic.)
      • Gameplay mod Brutal Doom actually uses almost every line from the comic as taunts.
    • TO WIN THE GAME, YOU MUST KILL ME, JOHN ROMERO! (Explaination: In the final level of Doom II, the titular Icon of Sin says something demonic sounding before proceeding to shoot out demons at you, which is actually this in reverse.)
  • Dragon Quest
    • DARGON Quest IV (Explaination: When Dragon Quest IV was released on the App Store, the title was mis-spelled as "DARGON QUEST IV".)
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Epic Mickey: KILL THE MOUSE TAKE HIS HOUSE KILL THE MOUSE TAKE HIS HOUSE (Explaination: Back when the first details of the game were released, it appeared as if Oswald (Mickey's jealous half-brother) was going to be the villain. 4chan picked up the ball and turned Ozzie into a funky Disney mix of Liquid Snake and Alma, with him constantly dripping ink/blood. The meme is his Madness Mantra, which appears to be derived from House of Mouse.)
  • Etrian Odyssey:, F.O.E.! (Explaination: IOSYS made a famous music video parodying the Nintendo Hard nature of the game and the "Fucking Overpowered Enemies" contained within.)
  • Faxanadu: This is not enough golds. (Explaination: Golds (with the trailing "s") is the unit of currency in Faxanadu's world.)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's:
    • SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! (Explaination: The screeching sound the animatronics make when they attack you.)
    • 4/20 (Explaination: A Fan Nickname for the custom level in which the player sets all robots' AI to 20 (most difficult)
    • What does the fox say? (Explaination: It's become a Running Gag among fans to make references to this memetic song in regards to Foxy)
    • Are you ready for Freddy? (Explaination: Another running gag referencing another memetic song, this time Fat Boys's "Are You Ready For Freddy")
  • God Of War Series: Kratos plays the lottery and loses. ("Rage of Sparta" begins to play in the background) (Explaination: Rage of Sparta is the music track that generally plays whenever Kratos kills one of the gods in the third game. People have started to apply it to whenever Kratos gets pissed enough to kill something.)
  • Halo: I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. eh kills aleins and doesn't afraid of anything. (Explaination: Originating from a post on the 4chan forums. It's an absurdly popular snowclone due to its highly exploitable nature, applied to absolutely everything. In fact, it's so exploitable that we had to close our "Pretty Cool Guy" page before it overran the Internet.)
  • Hitman: Allan please add detail (Explaination: An infamous detail for a crate holster in Hitman: Blood Money, presumably a note to one of the programmers to add details before release. Spun off into its own meme to refer to unfinished moments in other video games.)
  • L.A. Noire. For a game with so much dialogue, it's no surprise that something would mutate sooner or later.
    • "Yeah, let's change the subject, YOU GOY MOTHERFUCKER! How about baseball?!" (Explaination: This is uttered by the main suspect in your very first interrogation, a tutorial. So prepare to hear this a lot.)
    • "You disappoint me, Phelps. *Beat* GET BACK IN THERE AND RAISE SOME LUMPS BOY! I need a confession!" (Explaination: Da Chief contributing to the But Thou Must-factor of the aforementioned tutorial.)
    • "OVER THE MOON BOYS!" (Explaination: Da Chief is very pleased with your work.)
    • "Circumstantial." (Explaination: Whenever Phelps gets to inspect a highly suspicious piece of junk on a crime scene. Which is often.)
    • "You stomped her! You stomped her because she was a drunken whore and she treated you like shit!" (Explaination: That one time when Phelps interrogates the husband of a murdered woman, get the option to call him on a possible lie, and Phelps simply loses his shit out of the blue. And he'd be wrong, in any case.)
      • "Looks like I was mistaken."/"Sorry. Sometimes you have to shake the tree to see what falls out." (Explaination: When you have Phelps pussy out of his decision.)
  • Limbo: BEAR TRAP! (Explaination: From the first major section of the game, the Forest. Finding one is usually a player's first death in the entire game.)
  • Metal Slug: RAWKIT LAWNCHAIR! HEAVY MASHEEN GUN! SHAWTGUHN! (Explaination: The "announcer's" Gratuitous English pronunciations, upon acquiring each weapon.)
  • Mondo Medicals: CANCER?! DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT A CANCER IS?! CANCER IS A SMALL PIECE OF DEATH THAT SLOWLY TAKES OVER A BODY! (Explaination: One of the many more-or-less nonsensical speeches delivered by the mysterious, shouting man seen in cutscenes between levels.)
  • Pac-Man: Waka Waka Waka (Explaination: The onamotapoeia created for the noise Pac-Man makes when it moves.)
  • The Portopia Serial Murder Case: Yasu is the culprit. (Explaination: The culprit of the titular case turned out to be the player's assistant Yasuhiko. Players were so shocked that the above line became a Japanese meme which is still referenced in other games and anime (Haruhi-chan, Dangan Ronpa and Umineko: When They Cry being some examples).)
  • Pump It UP:
    • Hit me! (Explaination: Voice clip played upon inserting a coin. Gets stuck in your head if you've been playing long enough.)
    • HEY! Why don't you just get up and dance man? (Explaination: On every version so far, failing with stage break on results in the game screaming this at you)
    • HOT DOOGLE DOOGLE HOOOOOT (Explaination: The main chorus of 1Tym's Hot has spawned a truly impressive variety of mondegreens)
    • I will make you understand! (Explaination: A prominent voice clip used in Final Audition and its many, many, many, many, many, MANY remixes)
  • Real-Time Strategy (more than one game): "Im in your base killing your d00ds!" (Explaination: Originated in on-line multiplayer RTS games such as Command & Conquer and StarCraft I, probably when a player retorted with the line while a newbie was scouting to the exclusion of managing his base, and asked where his opponent was. Often used for LOLCats to be in your something doing something.)
  • Scribblenauts:
    • I FUCKING TRAVELLED THROUGH TIME AND JUMPED ON A DINOSAUR AND USED IT TO KILL MOTHERFUCKING ROBOT ZOMBIES. (Explaination: Part of a Neogaf post from someone who had played a demo of the game at E3, which ended up being noticed by the developers.)
    • Steak can be attached to a baby to attract lions. (Explaination: Line taken from a very interesting ESRB rating description.)
  • Skullgirls: Republican Double. (Explaination: When the voice-acting cast got their hands on the game, they started doing over-the-top impressions of their own characters as they played. This eventually lead to one of the (male) cast members playing as Double, the resident Eldritch Abomination, while doing a Fat Albert impression that became known, thanks to the red palette of the Double they were playing as, as Republican Double. This appeared in several of their other playthrough videos and is now apparently going to be a downloadable DLC voice pack. )
    • REPUBLICAN CAR!
    • EKG Flatiner in the air. (Explaination: In the cast playthroughs, Valentine's voice actor Laura Post would mainly use her EKG Flatliner as a Blockbuster attack - and almost every time she used it, she went straight over their heads and missed (except for the time she caught the very edge of Peacock's hat, which was awesome).)
    • "Where the hell are my Egrets?!" (Explaination: Parasoul's voice actor, Erin Fitzgerald, freaking out as she tries to do her character's moves that involve her Egret troops attacking and protecting her. Not always successfully.)
      • "TAKE THE GODDAMNED SHOT!" (Explaination: Same as above only a more-damaging attack, so much more tension.)
    • "Click dat bitch." (Explaination: In Christine (Filia's voice actor)'s 20-minute attempt to defeat Marie, after about the fourth try she gets the advice from her fellow VAs to 'click all the buttons', which leads to the above line.)
    • Rich Brown's ridiculously smooth voice acting is starting to become a meme in and of itself.
    • When's Annie? (Explaination: In the two votes on who the next DLC character should be Annie came very close to being selected twice, and was outvoted each time (by Eliza and Beowulf). Given that the character is very popular among the fanbase already, questions of when she would be added into the game became a memetic comment on various updates and forum posts for the game.)
    • Bubblegum and religion. (Explaination: Double is a shapeshifting Eldritch Abomination whose 'standard' form is that of a silent nun, but whose true form is effectively a tall undulating mound of flesh and teeth. This was eventually distorted by the voice acting crew into 'How do you feel about ladies made of bubblegum and religion?')
      • 'I want to touch you with my faith'.
    • Beep boop meow. (Explaination: Catch Phrase of the catgirl Ms. Fortune's robotic double, Robo-Fortune (who started life as a community joke herself and is now playable.)
    • How Nurse Valentine saved Christmas. (Explaination: The members of the Last Hope all had codenames based on calendar holidays, with Christmas, Valentine, Easter, Hallow (Halloween) and Patty (St. Patrick's Day). At the start of the game Valentine is the only one still surviving. When Robo-Fortune attacks Valentine on Brain Drain's instruction Valentine protests that Robo-Fortune should be assisting her, and when Robo-Fortune reveals that Brain Drain labelled Valentine a traitor Valentine replies 'This is what I get for trying to save Christmas?!' Stories among the fandom of how the Deadly Doctor Co Dragon spread joy and yuletide and restored the true meaning of the festive season to the world followed fairly soon afterwards.)
    • Given the game's Improbably Female Cast, the concept of the Skullgirls Dating Sim has become a meme even among the developers.
  • Super Robot Wars
    • If it's evil, you can pretty much guarantee that Sanger...Sanger Zonvolt! WILL CLEAVE IT!!!. (Explaination: Sanger's Catch Phrase (Ware wa Sanger...Sanger Zonvolt. Aku wo tatsu tsurugi nari!; "I am Sanger...Sanger Zonvolt. The Sword That Cleaves Evil!") and used as part of his Memetic Badass credentials.)
    • Regardless of alignment, Elzam von Branstein (or Ratsel Feinschmecker) and Trombe! can override pretty much anything. (Explaination: Elzam/Ratsel's Leitmotif "Trombe!" is one of the most popular musical Interrupting Memes, surpassed only by the Rick Roll. This is a result of a Good Bad Bug in his debut game where it overrides other Leitmotifs, including boss themes.)
    • As You Know, Real Men Ride Each Other. (Explaination: Sanger and Ratsel can perform a Combination Attack with their respective Humongous Mecha, where Sanger's Dygenguard mounts Ratsel's Aussenseiter, after it transforms into a horse.)
    • CHESUTOOOOOOOO!!!! (Explaination: Despite being a common Japanese Kiai, it stuck so much on Sanger that it's associated with him.)
    • Ibis is Love. (Explaination: Ibis Douglas won the 2006 RPG Saimoe Tournament and is generally considered SRW's Moe champion, so much so that aside from the phrase, threads revolving around Ibis are referred to as "love threads" on certain Imageboards.)
    • What the hell is Mist Rex doing in the new SRW!? (Explaination: Mist is largely considered the most reviled protagonist in SRW history; whenever there's a new SRW announced, expect Trolls to photoshop some screenshots to make it look like Mist is in that game, just to agitate fans.)
    • Did they blow the budget on the Nu Gundam? (Explaination: Developer Banpresto jokingly stated in an interview following the release of Super Robot Wars Z that a significant portion of the budget for the game was invested in the attack animations of the machine. Upon the release of Z sequel Hakai-hen, fans indeed noticed an Animation Bump, specifically the Nu. What was once a gag by Banpresto has since escalated to fan expectations of the Nu in future appearances pulling off further impressive visuals than the last.)
    • And how can we forget one of the oldest meme in SRW by Chang Wufei? "EMPEROR ZUUL IS JUSTICE! I WILL DEFEAT ALL THOSE EVIL WHO OPPOSES EMPEROR ZUUL!" (Explaination: In Super Robot Wars 64, Wufei (who is Brainwashed and Crazy at that time) yells this line, obviously confusing his teammates. Since then, Wufei becomes one of the most memetic characters in SRW; his habit of switching sides to achieve his sense of "justice" doesn't help.)
      • In similar manner, Wufei is Nataku's Factor; also known as Fifth Team Leader of the Katou Organization. (Explaination: In Super Robot Wars L, Wufei joins the Katou Organization and fights for them at the beginning of the game. He fits in the group so much it's hard to tell if he's not one of them without prior knowledge. The point drives home when the player requires Wufei to convince Soubi Nakajima in order to recruit him, an act that, by SRW traditions, is always done by characters from the same series (in this case, two other pilots from the Katou Organization). Can you tell how Wufei is not one of them?)
    • Originating from Super Robot Wars Alpha and returns in the Second Super Robot Wars Original Generation is Bigger Bad Euzeth Gozzo and his quote "SORE MO WATASHI DA!"(それも私だ). Translated, it means "That was me as well" (Explaination: The character claims responsibility for all plots and schemes for the entirety of Alpha and Original Generation. The reveal in Alpha is so intense (or memetic) in Japan that players renamed the generic "Anonymous" username on the 2ch mecha board /m/ after this quote. Popularity quickly followed, and as with all memes, international fans picked this up, too.)
    • Even though the Massively Multiplayer Crossover betwen the various series in Super Robot Wars UX was flawed in eyes of the Japanese fanbase, it still garnered these memes:
      • Shinn Asuka, the pilot of the Fafner Mark Destiny. (Explaination: Post-Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Shinn, who lost Stellar Louissier and Rey Za Burrel by canon, becomes a mentor figure to the Fafner cast in UX, especially Kazuki Makabe. Since SEED Destiny and Fafner has the same character designer, along with Shinn's SEED ability (which looks awfully akin to the assimilation effect for late-Fafner Kazuki) and his Destiny Gundam, this makes him a perfect Festum buster like the Fafner pilots. It doesn't help that all events involving his Destiny Gundam (damaged, receiving the repaired Destiny, and revealing his Combination Attack with Lunamaria Hawke) in UX happened on Tatsumiyajima.)
      • Shou(ko) (Ha)zama, the female Aura Battler.note 
    • "You are the... Fuck you!" note 
    • 31! note 
    • The Black Evil Panzer Zwauth.note 
      • However, it's even deeper than that. Zwauth was actually possessed by Satan Gundam before he was resurrected as Neo Black Dragon, so it actually makes sense to be called evil in the first place. Only then Black Knight got his hand to pilot it, since its soul is now "gone".
    • The Aura Battler Civil Servants. note 
  • The Last of Us:
    • You know, Ellie, we really are The Last Of Us (Explaination: This thankfully isn't an actual line in the game. It's instead a popular meme making fun of awkward Title Drop's in gaming.)
  • Xbox One:
  • Xenoblade:
    • "I'm really feeling it!" (Explaination: Shulk says this a lot during combat.)
    • "Now it's Reyn time!" (Explaination: Reyn says this so much in combat that it might as well always be Reyn time)
    • "Now it's Shulk time!" (Explaination: Shulk's up-taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS)
  • X-Universe memes are mostly limited to the games' forums. Nevertheless:
    • Profitsss. (Explaination: The word the Teladi are obsessed with, and say using Sssssnake Talk.)
    • Praying to GoD. (Explaination: "GoD" is the name given to the games' economics management engine, which among other things deletes underperforming NPC space stations. Closely related to Random Number God in effect.)
    • Briefly, a picture of Bernd Lehahn, one of the developers, at his computer, posted during the announcement of X Rebirth. The image on his computer screen started getting Photoshopped into all sorts of things ("this is what Bernd is really looking at"), including a picture of Bernd at his computer. This became a Discredited Meme after the people with Photoshop basically ran out of ideas.
    • The idea that the autopilot is a gerbil. (Explaination: Started as a rant by ApricotSlice and took on a life of its own after some Deadpan Snarking by Kitch.)
  • Flight Rising
    • Thanks, Arcanist. (Explaination: In the site's lore, the Arcanist (elemental deity of the Arcane Flight) has accidentally caused not one but two apocalypses (and counting). Everything bad that happens on the website, such as extended downtime or weird glitches, is blamed on one of the Arcanist's experiments going awry. Members of the Arcane flight embrace their deity's destructive nature and find it hilarious.)
    • The Festival of 1 is upon us! Time to grind for some s! (Explaination: The first Greenskeeper Gathering (Nature Flight's festival) got off to a rocky start, to say the least. The first day of gathering didn't drop any holiday currency, the site's banner displayed the image for the Starfall Celebration (the Arcane festival, which happens four months after the Nature festival), and finally, the Festive Favors shop displayed the message "I hope you're enjoying the 1! If you can bring me some s, we can trade!" People jokingly speculated about the 1 flight being the secret twelfth flight and the Festival of 1 being the leaked December festival. The official explanation is that it was all the Arcanist's fault.)
    • Thenks Mather (Explaination: A member of the Fire flight posted an image on the forums of a person from Russia with a tattoo reading "Thenks mather for my life." The rest of the flight latched onto it and now uses "Mather" as a nickname for their deity, the Flamecaller.)
    • Windsinger the Moocher (Explaination: In July 2014, the Wind and Arcane flights, the two largest on the site, held a semi-official contest, the Battle of the Bay, to see which flight could obtain dominance that week. After Arcane won, the Windsinger's broadcast message was changed to "Follow the breeze - Adventure time at The Observatory!"...and then never changed back, making people wonder just what the Windsinger's been doing at the Arcanist's residence for months on end.)
    • Nature flight is average. (Explaination: Whenever someone on the forums asks which flight they should join, members of the Nature flight tend to give answers like "it's okay, I guess" instead of selling the poster on their flight.)
  • Konmai Quality (Explaination: A term used for instances of blatant bugs or other errors in Konami games that reek of They Just Didn't Care. Often used for Konami's BEMANI games.)
    • Konami: Fuck you (Explaination: After the departure of Hideo Kojima from Konami as well as the nixing of Silent Hills, fans have jokingly stated that Konami's business strategies for 2015 amount to "fuck our biggest IPs and most of all, fuck you.")
      • Konami doesn't make games anymore. (Explaination: Due to the above actions of Konami, longtime fans are concerned that Konami no longer produces video games. They still do, including Quiz Magic Academy and the aforementioned BEMANI games, but because those and Konami's other active IPs are Asia-only arcade games, Western fans either ignore them or don't know that they exist.)
  • Time Crisis: Wild Dog's death or lack thereof (Explaination: Wild Dog, The Dragon of the first two games' Big Bads, is notorious for appearing to blow himself up in one game, only to appear in the next and repeat the process. The series currently spans five main installments, which Wild Dog has appeared in every single one of. Every time a new Time Crisis game comes out, one of the first questions fans tend to ask is something along the lines of "Does Wild Dog finally die?)
  • Love Live School Idol Festival:
    • I finished this song with all Perfects and I still got a C, fuck this shit. (Explaination: Rhythm Game veterans are often shocked when they try School Idol Festival, manage to get all Perfects on a song, yet still get an awful score because of the game's "better idols = better score" scoring system, as a way of encouraging players to dump money into Love Gems so they can have more opportunities to get Super Rare and Ultra Rare idols and have more LP to have more chances to level up said idols for better stats. This is on contrast to many non-mobage rhythm games, where a perfect run is rewarded accordingly (unless the player uses assistance mods); in fact, LLSIF doesn't even recognize all-Perfect runs.)
    • 1 Good (Explaination: A major source of frustration is getting a combo-breaking judgement, the highest of those being a Good. Since each song has rewards based on score, max combo, and play count, and the highest combo rewards are only available with a full combo, even one combo break is enough to deprive the player out of the best rewards.)
    • #LoveLiveWins (Explaination: In May of 2015, an article reported on the removal of references to lesbian relationships and the switching of the Featureless Protagonist's implied gender from female to male. After much protesting from fans, KLab rewrote the Bowdlerised lines to put the references back in and switch the protagonist back to a female protagonist and patched in the revised script on June 30, 2015. The hashtag is a reference to #LoveWins, a trending tag that was used less than a week ago after the Supreme Court of the United States made a landmark decision that permitted the licensing of same-sex marriages in all 50 states.)
  • Cytus:
    • 1 Good (Explaination: Similar to the School Idol Festival example above, getting 1 Good is a source of frustration for many players. Except in this case, getting 1 Good doesn't mean a broken combo, it means coming frustratingly close to the Million Master rank. The Cytus 1 Good bot is dedicated to all of those frustrating 1 Good runs.)
    • Cytus is awesome! I got rank (rank) on (song)/(difficulty) and scored (points)! (Explaination: When tweeting your score to Twitter from the game's built-in tweet feature, it will post a tweet in this format using whatever account you have linked up.)
    • SHOTA4EVER (Explaination: In Chapter R, the Retro chapter, each song has an alternate name, shown when it is the next or previous song available for selection. When arranged in order, the first letter of each alternate name spells out [[cytus.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_R?file=SHOTA 4 EVER.jpg "SHOTA 4 EVER"]], a nod to musician and Rayark staff member ICE being a fan of shotacon media.)

Memes still needing formatting:

  • Genesis Does What Nintendon't. note 
    • Blast Processing. note 
    • "Bits=Power of Console" note 
  • IS THIS BATTLETOADS??
    • NO IT'S COMBAT AMPHIBIANS.
      • You sure? It looks like Conflict Frogs to me. Passible War Tadpoles. Though it could be Internecine Anurans. You know, the sequel to Pugna Bufonidae?
      • GIMMICKS ARE DUMB, I SHOULD BE BANNED (Explaination: On the image board /v/, Battletoads was once so often used as a prank answer to any query that any mention of it was filtered to that phrase, necessitating the use of the euphemisms mentioned above.)
    • Also, to this day people still call up Gamestop Locations and asking for info on the upcoming Battletoads game. There is no upcoming Battletoads game. Go to youtube, and you'll find videos of manager's reactions over the phone.
    • YOU SEE THOSE TOADS BUSTING OUT OF THAT WALL LIKE THEY DON'T GIVE A FUCK? IT'S LIKE THEY WERE BATTLING OR SOMETHING! (Explaination: Commentary of a promotional image showing the three toads busting through a wall.)
    • No, it's Doom 3. (Explaination: Probably a case of "Ask a stupid question...")
  • Croc: Dantini!
  • Duke Nukem has balls of steel!
  • The Golden Age of Video Games (note however that there are many variations on these phrases, some of which still appear in new arcade games):
    • PRESS START BUTTON/ONE PLAYER ONLY
      • PRESS START BUTTON/ONE OR TWO PLAYERS
    • (FIRST) BONUS AT [point threshold]
    • 1(U)P (Explaination: Although it refers to extra lives today, it was originally used to identify "player 1" (or some variant). The "U" wasn't always used though, resulting in "1P").)
    • 2(U)P
    • HIGH SCORE
    • "Miss" (Explaination: In Japan, this English word refers to losing a life/ship/what have you.)
    • "Extend" (Explaination: Refers to getting an extra life. Again, chiefly Japanese usage.)
      • NO EXTEND (Explaination: Typically the name of the "no point-based extra lives" setting. Again, used mainly in Japanese-developed games.)
    • CONTINUE?
    • GAME OVER
    • INSERT COIN(S)
    • WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS (Explaination: William S. Sessions, Director, FBI)
      • Fury of the Furries parodied this in its Copy Protection password-entry screen, with a "Department of Kalisto" seal over the slogan "WINNERS DON'T USE COPIES."
      • Scott Pilgrim had an opening screen with William S. Broccoli of the Vegan Bureau of Investigation warning that "WINNERS DON'T EAT MEAT."
      • RECYCLE IT, DON'T TRASH IT
  • Guilty Gear: DAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAMEDAME!!!!!
  • Moonbase Alpha: Aeiou! (Explaination: From a video showcasing abuse of the game's text-to-speech function for fun and profit.)
    • John Madden John Madden John Madden John Madden John Madden John Madden John Madden
      • FOOTBALL!
    • UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (Explaination: Comes out as a big, long "Uhhhhh" that ends with a short "ooh" not featured in videos.)
    • Here comes another Chinese earthquake ebrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr
    • ?!?!?!?!?!?! (Explaination: Comes out as "question mark, exclamation point, question mark" and so on until the second-last symbol, which it reads using the final symbol as punctuation. Similarly, putting in !! will produce the equivalent of "exclamation point!", and "?!" becomes "question mark!")
    • holla holla get $ (Explaination: Another example of what may happen since the software reads symbols as-is. This comes out as "Holla holla get dollar".)
    • 9999999999999999999 (Explaination: Long numbers are read out in groups of 3 digits each, e.g. nine-nine-nine, nine-nine-nine, etc., if they are more than 18 digits long (higher than 9 hundred and so quadrillion, and so on). This continues until there's a group of 5 or fewer digits left to read, for which it reads without a break.)
  • Papers, Please: GLORY TO ARSTOTSKA!
  • "A POOL OF WATER!" from RC de GO, a very underrated racing game for the Playstation.
  • Sony's E3 2006 press conference brought forth three instant memes:
  • Zero Wing's "Blind Idiot" Translation opening is one colossal meme by itself, spawning edits, remixes and variations by the thousands, along with creating a host of lesser memes, though it long ago became a Discredited Meme. Even on this very wiki it is the Trope Namer or redirect for five tropes (War Was Beginning, Somebody Set Up Us the Bomb, All Your Base Are Belong to Us, You Have No Chance to Survive [which also has You Are On The Way To Destruction as a redirect], For Great Justice).
  • Perfect World: Asoteric Runewolf is casting a powerful attack! Keep your distance!
  • Xenogears: Chu-Chu died for your sins. (Explaination: In a scene where your characters' Gears are left hanging from crosses. However, you can have Team Pet ChuChu in your party at this point, who simply grows larger during Gear battles, leading to this.)
  • Xenosaga: What do you think, Ma belle peche?
    • Ah yes! Feed me your hostility! Pierce me with your hatred!
Blossom Dance!"
  • The King of Fighters: Mai Shiranui originally shouted "Nippon Ichi!" ("Japan's No. 1!") when she won a battle. But it's been notoriously misheard by English speakers as "Me bouncy!" And yes, she is!
  • You guys are so zetta slow when it comes to adding Sho Minamimoto from The World Ends with You! Used in a similar manner as Slowpoke to mock someone for posting about an old topic.
    • He's also used similarly to Ultros to tell some Incredibly Lame Pun, but math related.
    • Joshua and his Super Jesus Beam. Joshua is a form of the name Jesus, after all. (Yoshua and Yeshua have the same root name.)
    • Come get some Hot Stuff. (Explaination: Mick learns how to market pins using outdated slang in horribly right ways.)
    • Shiki's "Pants. Off. Now." and Beat's "IM DIGGIN' IT!" are popular among fans.
    • Tin Pin. SLAM ON!
    • Must... resist... emo urges! (Explaination: "Another Day" presents us with a considerably more upbeat Neku, whose love of Tin Pin Slammer prevents him from being the antisocial jerk he is at the beginning of the main game.)
    • There's a party in my mouth! (Explaination: Beat's often considered ridiculous line for when given his favorite food.)
    • Shut up and walk, dear. <3 (Explaination: And "Another Day" somehow manages to make Joshua even more suspect than before.)
    • I need more candy canes. (Explaination: The main theme "Twister" has notable Word Salad Lyrics. This line is emphasized by the instruments cutting out briefly and makes less sense than most.)
  • The plot screen from Bad Dudes: The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?
    • Or "President Ronnie" depending on which version you're playing (the latter appears in the arcade version; the former in the NES version because of Nintendo's censorship policies).
    • The President has been rescued by dudes. Are you a bad enough ninja to kidnap the President?
    • The Ninja has been kidnapped by presidents, are you a good enough dude to rescue him?
    • The kid has napped by a ninja President has been. You are a bad President. This is not enough dudes.
    • The Prime Minister has been kidnapped by ruffians. Are you a righteous enough chap to rescue the Prime Minister?
    • The Prime Minister has been kidnapped by terrorists. Are you a badass enough israeli to rescue the Prime Minister?
  • Very good, TVTROPES! BUT YOU NEED... MORE... EXAMPLES! (Explaination: A reference to the distinctive and... enthusiastic style of writing in the Interactive Fiction game You Are A Chef!)
  • Yume Nikki: UBOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! (Explaination: Uboa is a monstrous character which has a small random chance of appearing when a light switch is pressed in a certain house, in one of the game's most famous creepy scenes. When he pops up, the music turns into what vaguely sounds like someone muttering "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa".)
  • Shout "Ubwaa!!" in any populated area of Phantasy Star Universe. Watch what happens. You all have Kireek to thank for that, by the way.
  • A simple complaint about a bad pick-up group experience on the City of Heroes message board turned "Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls" into the game's official meme. The boards went wild when then-head developer Statesman used it on the message boards. Then it morphed into a badge earned by defeating 200 members of the Skulls gang. It was incorporated into the official site's backstory for the gang. Most recently when loading screen messages were added to the game, a random message of "Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls" will occasionally appear.
    • Naturally, it's all a Nemesis plot.
    • FREEEEEEEEM!
    • Futanari Cat Girl looking for ERP in Pocket D on Virtue.
    • "this is how it start's jerk hacking (dupin rares)... pretty soon it will be gone to the americas..." (Explaination: A forum post by a non-English speaking player complaining of people (jerks) cracking the game's code (hacking) and artificially replicating valuable loot (dupin rares). His fears that the game would be "gone to the americas" were never sufficiently clarified, as the resulting comedic backlash ensured this was his last public post.)
  • Why does "FPS Doug" like shooters so much? Two words: "BOOM! HEADSHOT!"
  • Limbo of the Lost developed a photoshop following from other gamers who, amused by its brazenness in overusing literal Copy And Paste Environments, started coming up with ways to paste the hero in other games.
    • Also the Narmworthy "King of Limboooo!" (Explaination: The song that plays if you make it to the end.)
  • An originally low-key meme from Gauntlet that slowly crept back into consciousness with the rise in popularity of the Internet: "Wizard Needs Food Badly!"
    • "Red Warrior shot the potion."
  • Silent Hill:
    • Pyramid Head is going to rape you. But it's not rape if you let him. And you know you will. (Explaination: Pyramid Head (not its actual name) and its tendency for rape have been Flanderized to hell and back.)
    • GOOD HEAVENS, JUST LOOK AT THE TIME. (Explaination: Said while standing next to a clock with the word "RAPE" replacing the numbers.)
    • Have you seen a little girl? (Explaination: Harry asks every character in the game if they've seen his daughter, almost to the point of a Catch Phrase. Used to demonstrate his stupidity and/or determination.)
      • My name is Harry Mason. I'm in town, on vacation.
      • Probably a doghouse, though I'm not sure since there's no dog around. (Explaination: Harry says this while standing in front of a dog house after encountering several monster dogs. Used to demonstrate his stupidity, especially with one image depicting a dog leaping at him AS he's reading it!)
    • There was a HOLE here. (Explaination: It's gone now. ) (Explaination: A drawing on a wall that James encounters. Used to summarise to Mind Screw nature of the series.)
    • SHIT GETS RUSTY, ALL THE DOORS ARE LOCKED. (Explaination: Summary of the town after it switches to its Dark World.)
    • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: It's a boat. It's like a car, but runs on water.
    • My mother was a bitch. (Explaination: Said by the same breed of dog (a Shiba-Inu taking the place of Cheryl) from Silent Hill 2's UFO ending, Just for Pun.)
    • Cheryl? Cheryl? Cheryl! CHERYYYYYL!! Sweetie?
    • I love my daddy. I love my daddy. I love my daddy. I LOVE MY DADDY. I LOVE MY DADDY.
    • "It was FORETOLD by GYROMANCY. (Explaination: Which is basically just spinning in circles.)
    • HIT THE LEVER! (Explaination: From the trailer of the infamous Silent Hill pachislot machine, which was announced in place of any future Silent Hill game.)
  • Star Control 2: "Hold! What you are doing is wrong! Why do you do this thing?" (Explaination: The famous words spoken by the Mael-Num to the newly-genocidal Black Ur-Quan just as they were embarking on their "Eternal Doctrine" (read: genocide). The words piqued their conscience just long enough for their slightly-less genocidal brothers to stop them (though actually this is ancient history by the time the player gets involved). Y'see, the green Ur-Quan weren't that much better than the black Ur-Quan. Now used as a gamer's in-joke to call out any idea for being too outrageous for consideration.)
    • The *fat words* Orz *spits* are most *squishy* and make *campers* *enjoy the sauce*! (Explaination: Orz speech is very entertaining to both write and read.)
    • "Don't you mean you want to talk about FLOWERS?" (Explaination: A line from the mind-controlling Dnyarri, who does not want to talk about its psychic powers, and mind tricks the player into talking about flowers instead.)
    • PRIORITY OVERRIDE! NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED! MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS! (Explaination: The last line always spoken by a Slylandro Probe before they attack, usually interrupting something it was saying before.)
  • The eroge Nursery Rhyme (which hasn't been animated) is best known for its opening theme, "True My Heart", and certainly not for any originality — in fact, it's because the song is a generic eroge opening theme. This made it the perfect song for Fan Vids depicting random anime that might have an Improbably Female Cast or a large portion of schoolgirls as Harem Series and removing their plots. The meme is commonly called "Kishimen", a mondegreen of a line in the song that's actually "KISS de". This one from Code Geass may have started it off.
  • The Legend of Dragoon: SHUT UP. TALKING MAKES YOU DIE.
  • The Cheetahmen, the protagonists of one of the games featured in the compilation Action 52, have quite the Earworm of a theme song. Oddly, despite the fact that Action 52 was an American production, this has become a bigger meme in Japan.
  • River City Ransom gave us "BARF!"
    • From the EX version: "BIFF!" BIZARF!" "Bogus!"
  • And then there's the banner that appeared in the attract mode of so many '80s arcade games (most notably NARC), "Winners don't use drugs!" Usually used when somebody says or does something to make you believe, well, they're not a winner.
  • The one thing most emblematic about Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing (a laughably crappy "racing" game) is the trophy at the end after completing a race that says "YOU'RE WINNER!"
  • Pro Wrestling: "A WINNER IS YOU!"
  • "LEVEL BROKENNNN!!!!" is a cry heard in many ROM hack playthroughs when the playtester has found a way to bypass all hazards in a particular segment.
  • Sam & Max: Freelance Police:
  • Mortal Kombat: This meme wins. Flawless Victory. Fatality.
    • FINISH HIM!
    • Toasty! (Explaination: In Mortal Kombat II, sometimes when you hit an opponent with an uppercut, Dan Forden (the series' sound designer) would pop up and sing "Toasty!" This is one of the keys to unlocking a secret fight with Smoke.)
    • GET OVER HERE! (Explaination: Scorpion shouts this when he hurls his spear at an opponent.)
    • YOUR MOTHER'S FROM L.A.! (Explaination: Popular Mondegreen of one of Raiden's gibberish lines.)
    • IMSOGAYYYYYYY (Explaination: One of many famous incomprehensible yells from the series, particularly the one uttered by Jarek in his, Sonya's AND Jax's endings from MK 4.)
    • Friendship? Again?
    • Nudalities
    • I HAVE NEVER SEEN A KANO TRANSFORMATION (Explaination: Refers to an Urban Legend of Zelda about being able to make Shang Tsung transform into Kano in Mortal Kombat II. The message comes from a counter in the Arcade's test mode reporting the number of Kano morphs. The phrase itself was one of two captions that appeared in Nightwolf's Friendship in Mortal Kombat 3 where he turned into Raiden, an MK 2 cabinet dropped down beside him and this caption or the other "NO BUT I KNOW HOW TO DO A RAIDEN TRANSFORMATION" would appear.)
    • "IT'S OFFICIAL...YOU SUCK." (Explaination: One of Shao Kahn's taunts.)
    • WOOLAY (Explaination: One of Quan Chi's many battle cries in Mortal Kombat 9, famous for being very very clear and legible. Mostly shouted during his teleport stomp special.)
  • Monkey Island: You fight like a dairy farmer.
    • How appropriate, You Fight Like a Cow. (Explaination: Swordfights in Monkey Island games are handled through witty repartee. By the way, did you know that the above exchange was penned by Orson Scott Card?)
  • Jack Thompson, friend to video gamers everywhere, became the subject of a Twitter-based meme after he lost his license to practice law. In fact, "Jack Thompson is so disbarred..." "How disbarred is he?"
  • I can't make fun of Daikatana without my buddy Superfly! (Explaination: You're not allowed to complete any of the levels unless your sidekicks (one of them Curtis "Superfly" Johnson) make it to the end with you.)
  • From Darius: WARNING! A HUGE BATTLESHIP _____ IS APPROACHING FAST. (Explaination: The warning screen used to signal the appearance of a boss. There are perhaps one or two games in the entire series that do not use this.)
  • Cave Story "Huzzah!" (Explaination: AGTP's translation of Balrog's Incoming Ham line. Nicalis' translation changed this to "OH YEAH!", a reference to the Kool-Aid Man.)
    • *Jammed it into Curly's mouth*
      • Also: {'}
  • Killer Instinct: "C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!" Became one of the first Interrupting Memes.
  • The Oregon Trail
    • "FORD IT!" (Explaination: Any situation can be solved by Fording it.)
    • "We lost bacon you dicks!" and "Need moar bacon" (Explaination: From Something Awful's Oregon Trail II Let's Play.)
    • X has dysentery. (Explaination: One of the most common diseases to die from.)
    • Here lies andy. peperony and chease. [sic] (Explaination: An epitaph found on a tombstone in a popular ROM for the Apple II version of Oregon Trail. Most likely a reference to the old "What do you want on your Tombstone?" ads for Tombstone frozen pizza.)
    • Thanks to Facebook, we also have "I tried to ford the river and my f@#$%^& oxen died!"
    • Aquaman drowned. (Explaination: One particular, infamous Let's Play of the game where the characters were named after superheroes. The son, named Aquaman, drowned while crossing a river.)
  • SimCity: You have too many roads. Remove some to save on maintenance.
    • YOU CAN'T CUT BACK ON FUNDING! YOU WILL REGRET THIS! (Explaination: If you ever reduce the budget for Transportation, the advisor for that department takes it badly and yells this in all-caps.)
    • GO AWAY WREN!!
      • Wren Insurance is the Weegee of city building!
    • Reticulating Splines. (Explaination: A Loading Screen message that's become a franchise-wide Running Gag.)
    • Great, looks like we're stuck in MAXISLAND!!
      • I'm gettin' you SimCity Societies for Christmas!! (Explaination: Societies is the least-favorite game in the franchise.)
  • Ragnarok Online: HEAL PLZ, HEAL PLZ, HEAL PLZ
    • /sit - so what?
    • WARP TO GLAST HEIM!
  • House of the Dead:
    • Dogs of the AMS… Time they made a move.
    • "Suffer like G did?" (Explaination: The imp from the first level of House of the Dead 2 taunted you with this line, but his squeaky and high-pitched voice made it instant Narm, turning it from a threat into a question. It's a hilarious way of sending up the games' laughably terrible voice acting.)
    • "...to protect the LOYFE CYCLE!"
  • BioShock: FISTFULLALOITNIN! (Explaination: When you get your first Plasmid ability (Electro Bolt), Atlas remarks, "There's nothing like a fistful of lightning, now is there?")
  • Shenmue has the infamous subquest where the main character has to repeatedly ask: "Do you know of any place where sailors hang out?" X-Play turned a request for information into a bizarre fetish.
  • "NINTENDO SIXTY-FOOOOOOUUUUUURRRR!!! OH MY GOOOOOODDDDDDD!!!" (Explaination: The Nintendo 64 Kid is a viral video of a child getting a Nintendo 64 for Christmas. He gets excited over it. Very excited.)
  • Heavenly Sword gave us the gem "We may need you to play twing-twang."
    • "Maybe I'll hit your weak point for MASSIVE DAMAGE!"
  • Diablo:
  • Dawn of War:
    • "SQUAD BROKEN! TO THE RALLY POINT!!"
    • Dawn of Bald. (Explaination: Most characters are bald, leading to this.)
      • HAIRESY! (Explaination: The above swiftly died after Dawn of War II, in which most characters possess immaculately maintained hair, leading to this accusation.)
    • The Narmy voice acting for the Soulstorm expansion spawned several memes. The most prolific is "SPESS MEHREENS! WE HAVE FEHLED THE EMPRA!" This one even infiltrated the original tabletop game, with Space Marines and The Emperor constantly referred to as Spess Mehreen and The Emprah respectively.
      • We...we should take away... their METAHL BAWKSES! (Explaination: More Soulstorm goodness. Though less popular, Metahl Bawx is sometimes used to describe the Rhino transport. Now an Ascended Meme, as the Orks in Dawn of War II periodically refer to enemy vehicles as 'metal boxes!')
      • "FOR THE DARK GAWWWWWDSSS!!!" (Explaination: The laughable voices of the Chaos Cultists (not exclusive to Soulstorm, though) are popular for similar reasons.)
      • SSIIIIIIIIIINNNNDRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! (Explaination: Bale yells this after Sindri betrays him. Popular with YouTube Poop.)
      • Vance MOTHERFUCKING Stubbs, who lost 100 Baneblades and still won the Kaurava campaign. (Explaination: A General who claimed to have 100 Baneblades at his disposal, which goes against well-established canon, but loses them at the beginning of his stronghold mission. Despite this setback, he canonically goes on to win the Kaurava campaign.)
    • "The Kaurava campaign was a huge mistake. Let us never speak of it again." (Explaination: Cyrus says this after his comrades pester him to explain what happened on Kaurava. Even the creators hated Soulstorm.)
    • Drive me closer, I want to hit them with my sword! (Explaination: Started out as a bit of snarky text added to some of the first game's artwork showing a Commissar in a tank pointing while holding his sword up. Added in the sequel as a random bit of dialog officers can say when they enter a tank.)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine:
    • "We are Ultramarines! We are the Emperor's finest! AND WE SHALL KNOW NO FEAR!"
    • *Bomb Squig growls* (Explaination: Bomb Squigs are the Orkz' suicide troops and pack a helluva punch. They also travel in packs and have no qualms about assaulting you while you're stuck in melee with 20 of their green buddies. Oh, and they do enough damage to kill you outright if you've taken more than 3 hits.)
  • Some cartridge tilting gave us this GoldenEye Good Bad Bug that Nico Nico Douga users immediately twisted into a memetic dan—GET DOWN YURERU MAWARU FURERU SETSUNAAAAAAAAAI KIMOCHI
  • A small-scale one, but worth listing nonetheless: anyone who'se played Caesar II knows when "Plebs are needed!"
  • Among Spore players, some have taken to worshipping Spode, imitating the over-the-top words of the Zealot class. Of course, many more would like to see Spode blown to bits.
  • Psychonauts: "I am the milkman. My milk is delicious." (Explaination: The lines spoken by the Milkman as he reveals himself at the end of the Milkman Conspiracy level.)
  • Worms: Oy! Nutta! (Explaination: One of the lines from the titular Worms.)
  • The Sims: Shooflee? *Yawn*
  • Sinistar. "RUN, COWARD!"
  • Due to a creator comment about I Wanna Be the Guy, whenever people ask why the giant apples fall up the most common response is "They're really more like giant cherries."
  • In Mount & Blade official forum: BEARCLAW!
    • I will drink from your skull! (Explaination: One of several equally memetic one-liners spoken by sea raiders. )
  • In the hit MMORPG Fly FF: "Buff Pl0x!"
    • Seriously, look at the number of ways people ask for buffs.
    • Free to play, pay to win.
    • And telling Deuce (xdeucex) to do his homework has become something of a meme on the forum.
  • ZX Spectrum: R Tape loading error, 0:1
  • Assassin's Creed: He's riding a horse... IT'S THE ASSASSIN!!
  • EVE Online: INTERNET SPACESHIPS!
    • Spreadsheets IN SPACE!
    • That's a Templar...
    • This Index was noun'd because of Falcon.
    • Well this game's pretZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    • MY (ship) WAS EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING
  • If some of the lines from Eversion such as READY! TO DIE and BEHIND YOU aren't already memes, then they should be.
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3 actually uses memes in the game. Upon purchasing a boomerang, the shopkeep adds "Best. Rang. Ever." The puppet ruler of the gameworld also shouts, that "I, for one, welcome our new Quinkan overlords!"
  • The original Xbox was HUEG lol. (Explaination: "XBOX HUEG" is also used to refer to anything (including people) that looks big, bulky, and unwieldy. (See, for example, the page image quote for Our Weapons Will Be Boxy in the Future)
    • Achievement Unlocked
    • "The best thing about the 360 isn't beating the games, it's showing everyone online that I did."
    • Why do they call it the Xbox 360? Because when you see it, you'll turn 360 degrees and walk away. (Explaination: At the time, this was most likely the general mentality.)
  • Guild Wars: Echo Mending
  • Spyro the Dragon: SHEEP SHEEP WONDERFUL SHEEP!!!
    • THE SORCERESS IS FAT.
    • WE'RE TOO LATE!!!
      • At long last, my guests have arrived!!
    • HI SPYRO! WELCOME TO GLIMMER!
    • TROUBLE WITH THE TROLLEY, EH?
  • Sure, your computer's okay, but can it run Crysis?
  • I. M. Meen: Oh look, what clever tschildren! Schee them schtudy, watch them learn! How I hate those goody-goodies! How they make my stomache turn! (Explaination: The opening song.)
  • MapleStory: n00b MAGE! DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MANA?!!! (Explaination: MapleStory Mage classes start out with piddling damage output and have nothing to fall back on once they run out of MP.)
  • Parappa The Rapper: "Kick, punch, it's all in the mind…"
  • In the web game Pandemic 2, the objective is to create a disease that kills everyone on Earth. To stop the infection, the regions in the world close their ports upon signs of a pandemic. However, the island nation of Madagascar is very close-happy with their one seaport, making infecting that island nigh impossible. This led to jokes about Madagascar closing everything at the slightest sign of a new infection.
    Politician: President Madagascar! A man in Brazil is coughing!
    President: SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
  • Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War trailer Gag Subs. Old milk, new battles? There are three kinds of Screens of Death. Unfortunately the subs are in Japanese.
  • Dragon Quest I: "A Slime draws near. Command?"
    • "Thou art dead."
    • "Dost thou love me?" (No.) "But Thou Must. Dost thou love me?" (No.) "But thou must. Dost thou love me?" (Explaination: Princess Gwaelin/Lora won't take "no" for an answer after you've rescued her.)
  • Alone in the Dark:
    • HI GUY (Explaination: A deadpan line spoken by zombies in the second game (and reused late in the third).)
    • I don't have your example! And FUCK you anyway!
    • I'm the Light Bringer! I'M THE FUCKING UNIVERSE! (Explaination: A line in one of the endings of the 2008 reboot infamous for its bizarre nature and delivery.)
  • Gaia Online: GIFTRAPE
  • There is the てってってー (Te Te Tee) meme from Nico Video, where remixes of all different sorts are done with a BGM song from The Idolmaster game.
  • You are playing a Visual Novel and you must make a decision. What do you do? >GENUFLECT
  • Bible Adventures: Great! But you forgot Baby Moses!
  • Disgaea: Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth! Americans like it because it seems like a Flash Gordon reference. Brits like it after this infamous PMQ session.
  • Sunset Riders: Marry me with my money... (Explaination: Yet another arcade Mondegreen: the first boss, having been defeated, is actually saying 'Bury me with my money'.)
  • Secret of Mana: WE'RE GOING BACK TO POTATOS TO GET MY FUKING POWER WRIST (Explaination: Originally posted on 4chan (or similar) describing OP's decision to switch his friend's accessory for something better during a bathroom break, because the Power Wrist had the worst defense but increased strength by one point.)
    • ASSHOLE
  • GOITERS
    • GOITERS GOITERS GOITERS GOITERS GOITERS GOITERS GOITERS
  • Nexus War: Nope, it's a wolf. No hands, no mouth.
  • Space Channel 5: THERE'S NO POWER!! ALL THAT'S LEFT IS DANCE AND JIGGY POWER!
    • DANCE YOURSELVES TO HELL, SEE IF I CARE!
    • SEE YOU NEXT WEEEEEEEK!
    • GENIUS PURGE~
    • Oh, not there!
    • RAAAAAAATINGS!
    • WHAT'S GOING ON?! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE ULTIMATE REPORTERRR!
    • "LET'S MARCH TO THE END OF THE GALAXY!"
  • DIZASTAAAA!!!!
  • Trauma Center: How to cure a minor wound? Well, first you disin-ANTIBIOTIC GEL
    • I DISAGREE
  • Doom The Roguelike: Before him 106 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
    • 87 of those were killed.
    • 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
    • 2 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
  • Go play Mars Matrix.
  • Among shmup players: "Falsificare", a recent lingo term for (often-unfounded) allegations that someone faked his or her superplay video.
  • Tokimeki Memorial: "YUBIKIRI SHITA JANAI?!"
  • A good one from Valkyria Chronicles:
    Rosie: I'm a damn SHOCKtrooper.
    • Come on, there's one even better:
  • Plumbers Dont Wear Ties: "TAKE YOUR DAMN CLOTHES OFF!" (Explaination: In one scene, Jane's boss, Thresher, orders her to strip down to her underwear in order to get a job at his company.)
    • AN UPSIDE-DOWN FUCKING CHICKEN MASK! (Explaination: Halfway through the story, the narrator berates you (again) for making Jane do "sick" things, such as agreeing to her perverted boss' proposal, in order to proceed. While he's talking down to you, he puts on a chicken suit, and the picture is flipped upside down. The Angry Video Game Nerd's reaction to this turn of events is priceless.)
    • "Do girls actually like guys who are really aggressive? I don't THINK so HELLZ YES."
  • Hotel Dusk Room 125: "I got myself a paper clip." * Satisfied smirk*
  • Zork: It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! X-MEN, WELCOME... TO DIE!!
  • Heroes of Newerth: You want another example? TOO BAD IT'S ME BLACKSMITH!
  • Modern Warfare: RAMIREZ! DO EVERYTHING! (Explaination: As with most games, the player character (Ramirez) has to do absolutely everything himself, but Modern Warfare 2 actually contains another character telling him to do it, leading to endless jokes.)
    • RAMIREZ! THERE'S ONE BY THE BLACK CAR!
      • There's two you dumbshit.
    • RAMIREZ! DAMAGE THAT VEHICLE WITH BULLETS!
    • RAMIREZ! GIVE US SOME COVER FIRE WITH YOUR RIOT SHIELD!
    • RAMIREZ! TAKE OUT THAT SNIPER AC-130 WITH YOUR THROWING KNIFE!
    • RAMIREZ! BREACH THE ROOM WITH PREDATOR DRONES WITHOUT INJURING THE HOSTAGES!
    • RAMIREZ! Hey, did you get a haircut?
    • RAMIREZ! I DIDN'T TELL YOU TO KILL BIN LADIN!
      • Interestingly, the TV miniseries Band of Brothers had a moment (in the "Replacements" episode) where Sgt. Martin yells "Ramirez!" and points at a picket fence, which Pvt. Ramirez then runs towards and takes down with his body.
    • STAR! STAR! STAR! STAR! STAR!
      • I don't remember the damn counter-sign!
    • WE'RE OSCAR MIKE!
      • HOOAH!
    • STAY FROSTY OSCAR MIKE: RAMIREZ DO EVERYTHING 2
      • And for the first: GRENADE OF GRENADE: GRENADE GRENADE
    • TANGO SUCKA! BAMBI!
    • BARACK O.B.! TEN-INCH STRORJINA!
    • ENEMY AC-130 ABOVE!!!
    • "Remember, no Russian."
    • "X years ago, (insert tragic event here)...and the world just FUCKING WATCHED".
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops: "THE NUMBERS MASON, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?!!"
    • FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE USED TO ___ HERE...NOW IT'S A GHOST TOWN.
    • Mocap Dog AKA Collar Duty (Explaination: Many jokes were had at the expense of the Player Character's new Canine Companion after the announcement of Call of Duty: Ghosts)
    • "Press F to pay respects." (Explaination: A prompt that appears during a funeral scene in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that was widely mocked for being stupid.)
  • The DJMAX fanbase brings us the following:
  • Pole Position: OH NO YOU AIN'T, YOU'RE GONNA PLAY POOOOOOOOLE POSITIOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! (Explaination: From an Atari 2600 commercial on Pole Position being available for the console.)
  • Battlefield: ENEMY BOAT SPOTTED! (repeated hundreds of times on a map with no water)
    • Be advised, the Battlefield 3 Alpha build has the phrase "Be advised" involved in most of the voice responses, over.
      • Be advised, I'm advised of your advise of the Battlefield 3 Alpha build having the phrase "Be advised" in most of the voice responses, over.
  • No More Heroes:
    • FUCKHEAD! (Explaination: One of Travis' one-liners after dispatching a Mook with his beam katana.)
    • MISTER SIR HENRY MOTHERFUCKER (Explaination: Travis' derogatory nickname for the Irish assassin Henry (who, unbeknownst to him at the time, is his twin brother). Henry, having just kill-stolen by interrupting Travis' duel with Letz Shake, infuriates Travis to no end. Travis mocks Henry with this line in an Irish accent right after Henry leaves. This would soon become Henry's nickname among the fandom.)
    • DOWNWARD FUCKING DOG! (Explaination: Right before Travis goes on to fight the Big Bad of the sequel, Sylvia shows up at his apartment and makes good on her promise to have sex with Travis from the first game. Earlier in Desperate Struggle, Sylvia mentions that her favorite yoga position is the Downward Dog. After Travis bangs her, he excitedly walks outside and shouts the aforementioned words.)
    • MY SPLEEN! (Explaination: A phrase randomly screamed by Mooks after you kill them. After they explode into fleshy confetti.)
    • GETTINYOURJOLLIESGETTINYOURJOLLIESGETTINYOURJOLLIESGETTINYOURJOLLIESGETTINYOURJOLLIES (Explaination: A oft-used taunt by some enemies in the sequel. They'll say it nonstop..)
      • CHICKEN SHIT. (Explaination: Another taunt. Same guys as before.)
    • MOEH~ (Explaination: Travis, being an Otaku, is heavily obsessed with Japanese culture. This cultural fascination is passed on to Travis' self-proclaimed pupil Shinobu in Desperate Struggle. Who has no idea what it means, and even asks.)
    • I'm not gonna go easy on you just cause you're a girl. Come on, show me something special. Do you love money like I do? Come on, show me some- FUCK YOU! Do you love money l- FUCK YOU! Do you l- FUCK YOU! (Explaination: In Desperate Struggle, Shinobu takes over as a playable character for a short period of time. The first is Million Gunman, a greedy man with a Money Fetish and a colorful vocabulary.)
      • FUCK YOU, I SHOOT MONEY! (Explaination: Given how over-the-top NMH is, it should be no surprise that Million Gunman's choice of weaponry is a golden gun that uses money as ammo.)
    • DEATH PARADE BEAM! DEATH PARADE BEAM! DEATH PARADE BEAM! (Explaination: The third boss of the sequel is Charlie MacDonald, who you duel in a mecha battle. The Death Parade Beam is one of his favorite attacks.)
      • HOLY SHIIIIIIIIT! (Explaination: Charlie usually belts this out in response to you kicking his ass.)
    • You don't want this to become No More Heroes Forever, do you? (Explaination: The last boss and the bonus boss shatter the fourth wall in the first game, with the former commenting on how if she didn't say her life's story in fast forward, the game would be delayed or banned. The quote also doubles as one of the many Take Thats in media to Duke Nukem Forever.)
    • STRAWBERRY ON THE SHORTCAKE! (Explaination: One of Travis' one-liners during a Super Mode, all of which are based on deserts/berries/characters from his favorite anime.)
  • Prince of Persia (2008): Could've had carpets THIS THICK!! (Explaination: Prince of Persia (2008) justifies its Bag of Spilling by having the titular prince lose his donkey loaded with goods right before he meets Eleka, and he bemoans the loss with the above bit of Narm.)
    • Gold gold!
  • The preview for Heavy Rain gave us "PRESS X TO JASON". (Explaination: When Ethan's son gets lost in a crowd, pressing the X button causes him to shout "JASON!" over and over.)
  • Iji: "You promised me a pony... With missiles!" (Explaination: This is one of the more infamous lines said by Iji while under the effects of a secret unlockable, the Scrambler, which scrambles game dialogue and replaces it with either random nonsense or hilarity.)
  • Mushihime Sama:
    • RECO-CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!! (Explaination: Palm's death cry in Mushihime-sama Futari from Stage 3 onwards. Reco is a plot-critical friend of Palm and the other player character.)
    • THE HARDEST VIDEO GAME BOSS EVER! (Explaination: A video on YouTube showcasing Futari's notorious True Final Boss Queen Larsa, which has achieved millions of hits.)
  • The Super Sidekicks: BUT!
  • Robot Unicorn Attack: AAAAALLLLLWAYS, I WANNA BEEEEE WITH YOU AND MAKE BELIEEEEEVE WITH YOU AND LIVE IN HARMONY HARMONY OOOOOHHHHH LOOOOOOOOOOVE~!
    • A firey death awaits you!
  • Stalker: GET OUT OF HERE, STALKER.
    • "Blowout soon fellow stalker."
    • "Come here. I've always got something interesting for people like you."
  • Professor Layton: "I haff tvelve metchsteek."
    • "FUCK YOU!"
    • "This reminds me of a puzzle." (Explaination: The Professor sees puzzles in everything.)
  • The fragility of the main character in Spelunker. Taken a step further in 3D Dot Game Heroes with "Spelunker Mode", which turns your hero into a One-Hit-Point Wonder.
  • Restart Fighters.
  • It's a general gaming meme to comment on, usually at least, a video for an old game and say how you can't wait for it to come out. Preferably in a very loud and exaggerated manner.
  • Just Cause: MY NAME IS BOLO SANTOSI
  • Homeworld: Bring Sajuuk to Bear. Bring Sajuuk to Bear. Bring Sajuuk to Bear.
  • Gears of War: COLE TRAIN BABY!
    • Cubes of meat.
  • NetHack:
    • You were killed by kicking yourself, while helpless. Do you want your possessions identified? (Y/N)
    • Go Team Ant! (Explaination: Soldier ants are the single highest cause of death in the game, according to nethack.alt.org.)
  • Demon's Souls: I'm in trouble! Please recommend this message! (Explaination: One of the pre-determined "help" messages that can be left behind by players.)
  • Commander Keen: DOPEFISH LIVES!
  • Guitar Hero: "What's the new TTFAF/Jordan"
    • "Raining Blood is Impossible!" Like you haven't heard that one amillion times. People, heck the wiki, are believing it.
  • Konami's E3 2010 conference spawned a handful of memes within minutes.
  • Tropico: I AM GOOD PRESIDENTE.
  • Red Dead Redemption: FUCKING COUGARS (Explaination: Cougars are the resident Goddamned Bats of the game, leading to this reaction.)
    • COUGAR!! RROAAAWW! (Explaination: The only warning you get before you are killed by a Cougar.)
  • Microsoft's E3 2010: Skittles and the dancing guy. (Explaination: A meme generated from a hilariously bad and cheesy presentation by Microsoft when revealing the Kinect. When the company demoed a Kinect game that lets the player interact with cute baby animals, they had a little girl play the game by interacting with a baby tiger and acted like as if she really was touching and being touched by the animal that she called Skittles. The "dancing guy" was an over enthusiastic man that was a bit too into the game he was demoing, Dance Central.)
  • Suikoden: 'FILTHY GODWIN DEVILS!!!
  • Transformice:
    • ANVIL GOD! (Explaination: With clever use of rotating anchors and anvils, players discovered a method of creating a wild amalgam of anvils that easily tossed nearby mice around. This was later incorporated into an official level.)
    • This bridge looks legit. (Explaination: Many levels require shamans to create bridges to the cheese. Between weak architectural design, an imperfect physics engine and good old-fashioned trolling, they can't always be expected to work. The meme can be used both straight and sarcastically.)
    • FUCKING WALLJUMPERS (Explaination: A glitch in the game allows mice to jump repeatedly from most walls to gain height with enough skill and timing. The developers decided to leave it in. Still, it becomes almost certain that experts will get to the cheese first, and some players are bitter.)
    • Gleany? WTF is a Gleany? (Explaination: An unlockable adjective. Almost no one seems to know the definition.)
  • Almost anything said by the announcer from NBA Jam.
    • BOOM SHAKALAKA!
    • He's heating up!
    • Behind/From the three point arc...
    • Is it the shoes?
    • HE'S ON FIRE!
    • J-J-JAM it in!
  • Dungeon Fighter Online: YOU HAVE TO SPEND MONEY TO MAKE MONEY! (Explaination: Said by the masked shopkeepers who appear in every town.)
  • Sly 2: Band of Thieves:
    • Dimitri's suit is greasy sweet. (Explaination: Dimitri Lousetau is a marine iguana with a strange fashion sense and bizarre lingo. "Greasy sweet" is his catchphrase.)
  • Cedric from King's Quest V is known for "helpful" warnings about the danger of "poiiiisonous" snakes. Well, maybe not just snakes...
    • If you're going in there, Graham, I'm staying out here!" (Thanks for nothing, Cedric.)
    • 'Tis beyond my reach! (Get lost, narrator. We're still debating if this is a King's Quest game or not.)
    • ONE MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET (Explaination: Diabetus has fun with King's Quest V's decent-at-best sound production.)
    • THE QUEST OF KINGS! (Explaination: Slowbeef and Diabetus enjoy pointing out the sillier aspects of the game when riffing on it.)
    • MARK SEIBERT, MASTER OF MUSICAL EMOTION
  • S4 League:
  • "Zach, should we tell the people about the memes related Deadly Premonition? What do you think, Zach?
    • FK, in... The coffee! (Explaination: A few of York's many eccentricities in Deadly Premonition, talking to "Zach" and consulting his coffee for advice every morning.)
  • Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale: Capitalism, ho! (Explaination: Recette's Catch Phrase. Used to summarise the game's version of Adam Smith Hates Your Guts, where the player gets to inflict it.)
  • Tetris:
    • I am the man who arranges the blocks... (Explaination: A video about the complete history of the Soviet Union sung to the melody of Tetris quickly spread across the internet. The line would constantly reappear throughout the song, and now you can usually expect to find it several times in the comments for any video related to Tetris or Korobeiniki.)
    • It should be called T-Spin, not Tetris. (Explaination: Modern Tetris games award a "T-Spin" bonus for maneuvering the T piece into a tight position and clearing a line with it. Some games award a bonus for accomplishing the Difficult but Awesome T-Spin triple line clear, with the bonus being higher than that of a Tetris. Whether this is a fair reward or going against the spirit of the Tetris franchise is a hot topic.)
    • And from Tetris The Grand Master:
      • Japan Tetris Finals (Explaination: Tetris: The Absolute - The Grand Master 2 PLUS is best known for its T.A. Death mode, in which the game begins with pieces dropping instantly. A mirror of the infamous video, titled "Japan Tetris Finals", can be found here.)
      • Invisible Tetris (Explaination: Tetris: The Grand Master 3 is best known for having a section during the credits in which the game continues, but with pieces turning invisible as they lock down. Certain conditions must be met (one being to reach level 999 (levels are counted differently in TGM, being based on pieces dropped + lines cleared), and unlocking and performing well enough in the "invisible roll" is required to achieve the highest ranks. The video can be found here.)
      • Ready, go! (Explaination: The game has a distinct robot voice that speaks this at the start of every game.)
      • EXCELLENT — but...let's go better next time (Explaination: Tetris: The Grand Master 3 treats failing to reach level 500 of Master mode and levels 500 or 1000 of Shirase mode under hidden time requirements as a Non-Standard Game Over, and flashes this Gratuitous English message.)
      • REGRET!! (Explaination: In TGM 3, failing to complete a section in Master mode fast enough results in this message, as well as a grade penalty and a Scare Chord.)
      • DANGERThe hardest puzzle game; not for beginners (Explaination: During the TGM 2015 location test, a sign was hung above the cabinet with this text.)
  • LEGO Island: GREEN RED BRICK, YOU STAY! (Explaination: On newer computers, the sequence where the Infomaniac asks if you really want to quit the game glitches a lot. Leaving it at the right moment may cause him to get stuck looping one of six known phrases and then appear floating around the island.)
  • Minecraft: Wake up on an island. Punch trees. Get wood. (Explaination: One of the first things the player must do when starting up a new game is finding wood. The character in the game is capable of punching a tree until it separates into wood blocks. Don't ask how it's possible.)
    • Creepers-
    • Everything related to Rana. (Explaination: Rana is a removed female character who wears a frog hat.)
    • Thomas the Sheep. (Explaination: Someone wrote a story about them building a machine designed to suck mobs into an underwater basin and drown them. He caught a Sheep, and it looked at him as if he was saying "How could you?" right before being sucked in. He made a memorial and named it Thomas; he quickly became a prophet to the community. Shortly after, Notch added Cows which are both annoying and had a case of pushing someone into a lava pit. Someone called their god "Mooch", and it quickly became a religious war with Sheep vs. Cows.)
    • From the game over screen: Game Over! Score: &e0 (Explaination: The &e0 part was a botched coding in displaying your score upon death where the &e is supposed to be the code to make the text yellow. This was remedied by the full release of the game, which now has an actual score system.)
    • Herobrine (Explaination: A popular creepypasta claiming that Notch's dead little brother haunts the game as a blank-eyed Steve? clone named Herobrine.)
  • Katamari Damacy:
    • God's a perv. (Explaination: The King of All Cosmos at one point says Russia is big, "but it's not as big as Our royal thing".)
    • "We are moved to tears by the size of this thing." (Explaination: If you make an especially large Katamari, the King will commend you for your *ahem* "hard" work.)
  • An unexpected jinjo appeared! (Explaination: ASCII art of a jinjo from Banjo-Kazooie that pops up in ASCII art threads or discussions about jinjos. Always unexpected, similar to the Spanish Inquisition.)
  • The 19-note "Totaka's Song" that appears in games that Kazumi Totaka is involved with (usually in a musical capacity).
  • NARC
  • Q*bert: "@!#?@" (Explaination: This is what Q*Bert would always say whenever he hit an object (or an object hit him). It appears in a speech bubble, a reference to it's clasic use in comic books.)
  • FarCry 3: "BLITZKRIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG!" (Explaination: Sam's warcry and preferred battle tactic is swiftly becoming one due to it being hilariously over the top and appropriate for a variety of situations.)
  • Chase HQ:
    • "This is Nancy at Chase H.Q.. We got an emergency here. A website about tropes has come online. The target vehicle is a meme-colored sports car. Over.
    • "10-4 Nancy, we're on our way!"
    • "Let's go, mister driver!"
    • "Giddyup, boy!"
    • (CRASH!) Please!
      • (CRASH!) Oh no!
    • "Okay, you're under arrest for spreading memes!"
  • Rome: Total War: I want to see blood. I want to BATHE in their blood. I want to bathe in their blood FOR A WEEK! Now... KILL THEM ALL! (Explaination: Pre-battle speeches in Total War games change according to your general's traits. This amusing line is heard in Rome:TW when your Roman general is known as a Butcher (a trait gained by repeatedly playing on to kill routing enemies after you've won a battle).)
  • World of Tanks:
    • Hetzers gonna Hetz. (Explaination: This one evolved out of the perception that the Hetzer, a tank destoyer with fixed gun, is a terrible tank, as sort of an insult.)
    • Hezhezhez
    • Now livin' "The StuG Life" (Explaination: The status of most WoT players after having unlocked the StuG III.)
  • Dark Seed II: What was your relationship with Rita? (Explaination: Retsupurae's riff on the second game inspired a million of these comments.)
    • "Hey, you missed, pal!" (Explaination: Spoken by the man running the ring toss game at the carnival whenever Mike Dawson fails the ring toss. Often used to emphasize how much of a loser Mike Dawson is.)
    • Here, Mike. This will explain everything. SPLORTCH. (Explaination: During the end game, Mike's mothers head explodes with no forewarning... and all shock value from this is ruined by a sound effect best described as "similar to a quack.")
  • Blazing Star: You fail it!
  • Batman: Arkham City: TWO GUNS, BITCH! (Explaination: Two-Face says this after Catwoman scratches him, causing his gun to fall outta his hand, and she taunts him by saying "No gun, Harv? Shame.")
    • BAM A HAM YUM / BAMHAM CITY (Explaination: Overly popular photoshops from the games's cover art with several letters removed. Brought to you by the letter /v/)
  • Lufia:
    • My love is my sword! (Explaination: Dekar declares this when scolding Guy for being away from his girlfriend. Guy is understandably a little worried about this proclamation.)
    • The Magical Wife. (Explaination: Selan is given this "title" in an infamous scene, which she immediately objects to in hilarious fashion.)
    • THIS is what I would call frue destruction! (Explaination: Gades's Badass Boast in The Legend Returns, marred by a typo.)
    • Moldy Bread obtained! :D (Explaination: The main character of Ruins of Lore has a wide-mouthed smile which appears whenever he picks up an item, regardless of how worthwhile or worthless it is.)
    • The other thing I'm best at is ________! (Explaination: Dekar's recurring catch phrase in Curse of the Sinistrals. Often used sarcastically.)
  • Klonoa
    • WAHOO! (Explaination: Outside his own name, this is pretty much the only word he says that isn't spoken in his "unique" language.)
    • RUPURUDU! (Explaination: Typically translated as "Let's go!". Klonoa sometimes says this when he's about go on his next adventure.)
    • "Klo'a" (Explaination: What his name sounds like in his language whenever it's spoken.)
    • "Joke" (Explaination: Joka's name sounds like this when it's spoken.)
    • The entirety of "Stepping Wind" ("Wahoo Stomp" in the U.S. release), a vocal song from Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil can be considered this. It's a rock song done entirely in "Phantomilian" (although a remixed version with Japanese lyrics also exists).
  • cat planet cat planet cat planet planet cat cat planet cat planet cat cat planet... (Explaination: In Raocow's Let's Play of Cat Planet... he repeated the name of the game. A lot.)
  • Ar Tonelico 3: Buri Hamachi, Buri Hamachi... (Explaination: Buri Hamachi videos are set to a looped segment of a song from the game called "EXEC_HYMME_BATTLESPHERE/.#Saki extracting". A part of the song sounds like the singer is saying "buri hamachi", buri and hamachi both being words for the Japanese amberjack. Thus, Buri Hamachi videos involve a dancing character holding a fish. The stripping at the end comes from the "Purging" game mechanic, in which female characters strip to their underwear to power up their magic.)
  • Double Dragon: "Bimmy and Jimmy" (Explaination: "Bimmy" is a typo that appears in the NES version of Double Dragon III in the opening prologue of the 2-Player mode. Curiously, the 1-Player mode spells "Billy" correctly, since it loads a different string of text.)
  • APPROACHING SOUND BARRIER! (Explaination: A sound byte played seemingly at random during gameplay in the shovelware title M&M's Kart Racing.)
    • Look, a nut!
  • RosenkreuzStilette: "Traitorous dog! Your life ends here!" (Explaination: Grolla's Pre Ass Kicking One Liner to Spiritia before the former's boss battle.)
  • "Congraturation! You Sucsess!" (Explaination: The Engrish ending of the early Hudson Soft game Stop The Express for the ZX Spectrum.)
    • Because of this, the first web site dedicated to ZX Spectrum game endings was named the Congraturations Archive.
  • "You bought an N-Gage, didn't you?" (Explaination: A mocking phrase often used on Game FA Qs around the time of the N-Gage's release.)
    • "Sidetalking" (Explaination: The original model N-Gage phones had their speakers on the edge of the phone, supposedly to prevent people from smearing the game screen by holding it against their face. People quickly realized how stupid this looked, and started taking photos of themselves holding other objects (cameras, keyboards, other game consoles, etc.) to make fun of it.)
  • Ultima IX
  • MadWorld: "Awesome rack on her though!" (Explaination: This is Howard "Buckshot" Holms' reaction to the Elise before the faceoff between her and Jack. In fact it's the only comment he has on her.)
  • Playstation All Stars Battle Royale:
    • I punched a chicken (Explaination: Said by Nathan Drake at the very end of his story.)
    • Being able to win with Kratos by mashing the square button.
    • Speaking of Kratos, he hates ice cream. (Explaination: In the story mode, Kratos' rival is Sweet Tooth, and the former instigates the fight between them by randomly attacking the latter's ice cream cone out of the blue.)
    • You'll Never Win! (Explaination: One of Spike's taunts, seen as the PlayStation equivalent of You're Too Slow)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia V: Are you even -trying- to enjoy the game? (Explaination: The quote comes from IF Prez. Whenever the player finishes a chapter, there will be a grading score similar to how reviewers grade video games. This is what he says whenever you fail to complete a lot of Quests in the game. Oh and trust us, they're hard.)
  • Various nicknames and jokes regarding Microsoft's controversial Xbox One:
    • Xbox, go home you're drunk. (Explaination: The Xbox One can be controlled by vocal commands, which includes features like turning the console off, going to the home menu with "Xbox, go home", etc. Thanks to the bad display of the Xbox One, many people quickly made fun of the vocal command feature. Yes, people tell nonhumans to go home for being "drunk".)
    • The Xbone. (Explaination: A fan nickname given by combining "Xbox" and "One", but it can also mean how boned the console is due to the bad PR by Microsoft. Recently ascended with a domain name purchase.)
    • Xbox Done. (Explaination: A fan nickname that surfaced after their dreadful presentation at E3 2013, since the general consensus is that the Xbox One doesn't seems to have a leg to stand on with the high price and draconian DRM policies.)
    • Xbox 180. (Explaination: The inevitable nickname given to the Xbox One after Microsoft completely rescinded the DRM policies that were giving the console its awful reputation.)
    • "Why's it called the Xbox One? Because Microsoft took 359 steps back."
    • Also, there are various jokes about the console looking like a VCR, such as showing mock pictures of upcoming games in a VHS format.
    • Various gifs pasting "Sony" (and sometimes "Nintendo" as well) over someone beating up or destroying someone or something with "Microsoft" pasted over it. Often described as as a "Summary of E3 [2013]" (Explaination: Sony's E3 presentation went over extremely well, in contrast with Microsoft's less than stellar one.)
    • #dealwithit (Explaination: Former Microsoft creative director Adam Orth's response to rumours of the next Xbox demanding a constant internet connection.)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend is The Medic's favorite game. (Explaination: In "Meet the Medic", he's shown to keep pigeons which are just as enthusiastic about gore as he is.)
    • Hatoful Boyfriend is Nikola Tesla's favorite game. (Explaination: Tesla wrote love letters for a pigeon that roosted near his flat.)
    • For a while, due to a translation error accidentally saying Dr. Shuu had hands, there was a minor meme in which Shuu would be drawn or photomanipulated as a bird with human arms and hands sticking out of his body.
    • Still a better dove story than Twilight.
  • SWAT 4
  • Captain America and the Avengers: "You can't escape!" "YOU will be the one escaping!" (Explaination: A pre-fight conversation between the Avengers and Whirlwind.)
  • Zap Dramatic's games:
    • Angie catching a pencil in episode 5 of Ambition, accompanied by a drum roll.
    • Helen's scream from the same episode, as well as the face she makes while doing said scream.
    • Yale's smile, too. Ever since Retsupurae gave it a Colbert Bump, YouTube avatars depicting Yale smiling have become increasingly common, especially among the Retsupurae fanbase.
    • The pastries in episode 9, due to the unusual focus on them during the marriage counseling session.
    Helen: Have a pastry.
    Yale: Mmmm. Helen makes the most sumptuous pastries.
    • Hey, Helen, I got you a diamond necklace...
    • Duke's declaration in Episode 10 that he is a terrorist has caused people to comment on how interesting Duke's life must be. It's become a meme that Duke is a detective by day, a marriage counselor by evening, and a terrorist by night.
      • Additionally, "because [I'm/he's/she's/it's] a terrorist" seems to be becoming the Retsupurae fanbase's answer to A Wizard Did It. This one is arguably the biggest meme the games have produced so far, to the point that some people have already begun to see it as an Overused Running Gag.
    • Ted's rendition of "Amazing Grace."
    • Ever since Retsupurae riffed on "Sir Basil Pike Public School," it's common to make jokes about Ted's actions in Ambition based on his role as a math teacher in that game. Examples include:
    "I hear Mr. Hartrup's class really blows."
    "Really? I've heard it's a blast!"
    "He does have a rather short fuse."
    "All his lesson plans tend to go out the window."
    • "[insert command here], or I'll blow us all to Hell!"
    • "Well, I hope you're jamming with whole-wheat bread."
    • A minor one is "I know that _______________________, because my bike has a unique bell."
  • HELLSINKER:
    • AN AWESOME PRAYER IS CONFLICT WITH US — KEEP YOUR DIGNITY (Explaination: The Boss Warning Siren.)
    • YOU GOT INSANITY (Explaination: An excerpt from the Non-Standard Game Over resulting from timing out the Segment 7 boss with only one life left. The full text reads: "SPIRIT OVERLOAD. YOU GOT INSANITY. YOU MUST RESHAPE ONESELF FOR ONCOMING ASPIRANTS." The boss's final attack involves transferring its memories to the player character, driving them insane (with the heavy implication that the player is transformed into a Prayer themselves).)
    • The game's barely-comprehensible plot and extensive use of proprietary terminology have become memes in and of themselves.
  • The Hungry Pumkin [sic] — from an edutainment Minigame Game teaching basic English, this specific minigame involves a Pumpkin character ordering various foods and eating them whole — including entire glasses and the tubs that fries come in. Maybe it's the phrases he says ("I'M VERY HUNGRY!"), the rude behavior ("NO! I DON'T WANT THAT!" in addition to leaving the restaurant without paying), the appearance of the Pum(p)kin, or all of the above, but this has gotten a small following on the web. Particularly on YouTube Poops.
  • TV Tropes: The Review. (Explaination: Comes from Polygon's review of the PlayStation 4, which had several flashy graphical representations of the unit for no real reason. Other news sites started mutating it pretty quickly after it was published.)
  • Judgement Silversword and its spinoff Cardinal Sins:
  • "Where did you learn to fly?" (Explaination: Used repeatedly by the floating head AI Skylar from Cybermorph when your spaceship bumps into a mountain. Popularized by The Angry Video Game Nerd.)
  • BioShock Infinite:
    • "BOOKER, CATCH!"
    • "X, will X, have X-ed."
    • "The bird?" "Or the cage?"
    • WAIT A MINUTE, THAT CARD!
    • On a non-verbal example, Booker eating food he finds in trash cans.
  • Zero Escape:
    • "This is a doomed timeline." (Or variations of that sentence.) (Explaination: The series' plot involves travelling to many alternate universes in order to create an 'optimal' timeline where the protagonists are able to accomplish their goals. (Usually, these other universes are ill-fated.) When the third game was put on hiatus, many fans declared that this meant ours was a useless timeline, and expressed their desire to leave for a better one.)
  • Non-Persona Shin Megami Tensei:
    • Atlus Hard (Explaination: Atlus's games, especially the Megami Tensei games, are so infamously difficult that, among other things, ThatOneBoss.Atlus became the first That One Boss subpage that isn't a genre page.)
    • "We get off on your tears." (Explaination: Aram Jabbari, formerly of Atlus USA, said this about the company while talking about Demon's Souls. It's currently the page quote for both Atlus's Creator and That One Boss page.)
    • Rated M for Mara. (Explaination: Mara is, to put it bluntly, a giant green penis with tentacles in a golden, spiked chariot. When the Devil Survivor games omitted it, they got away with T ratings. When other games lighter than it included Mara, they got M ratings. Many fans suspect that Mara is the main reason for the ratings difference.)
    • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne:
      • "Featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry Series." (Explaination: While the Japanese and American versions of the game were close-ups on the Demi-Fiend, the European cover zooms out from the character to show Dante on the background and to put this very message on the cover, in one quite blatant example of Wolverine Publicity. The message became an exploitable and was plastered on almost every fake videogame cover under the sun.)
      • Matador / "I swear, by my sword and capote, that I will once again prove victorious!" (Explaination: Matador is fought early on and is regarded as the poster child for Atlus Wake Up Call Bosses, due to the battle requiring specific strategies (more specifically, manipulation of hit/evade rates) in order for victory to be achieved. The accompanying quote is his Pre Ass Kicking One Liner and is not to be taken lightly.)
      • Mot's Drama. (Explaination: Whether by bug or bad design, Mot has a peculiar attack pattern in which he can use any move whenever. One of these moves is Beast Eye, which sacrifices one turn for two half turns. (Yes, there is a difference.) If Mot has a half turn, Beast Eye will sacrifice a half turn for two half turns instead. His other moves are Makakaja (magic buff) and Megidolaon (High Almighty damage). Mot's Drama is the most common name for the rare occasion when Mot decides to spam Beast Eye and Makakaja before spamming Megidolaon, wiping out your party.)
    • Shin Megami Tensei IV:
      • The Dark Souls of Persona (Explaination: Players accustomed to Persona 3 and 4 were in for a shock when they tried SMTIV, to the point of making this analogy. Though, this reputation doesn't hold up amongst veterans of the mainline SMT games, who find IV easy more than anything.)
  • Stay Tooned has Show Within a Show "Whinefeld," a parody of Seinfeld that consists of animated versions of Jerry, George, and Kramer saying "meh," "uuh," "uh huh," and such. It has gone on to become a huge thing on Youtube, appearing in a few Youtube Poops and the original clip having several remixes (most of them, however, appear to have been deleted for copyright reasons).
  • Posting a female video character "in honor of E3 and extraordinary female video game characters" (Explaination: After Ubisoft declared that Assassin's Creed: Unity won't have female characters in multiplayer because "Girls are tough to create", fans have posted pictures of female video characters in retaliation).
  • THEY CAME TO EARTH FOR ONE THING LEVEL 12- MARS NEEDS CHEERLEADERS. (Explaination: Zombies Ate My Neighbors seems to have a thing for cheerleaders in general..)
  • Midnight Resistance? Not tonight dear, I've got a headache. (Explaination: From one of the naughtier reader-submitted "Doodlebugs" in Your Sinclair, to which was later submitted a fishy mutation.)
  • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Apathy is death. (Explaination: The infamous neutral option ("I'll just stand back and watch") in the Kreia-vs.-party confrontation in the Korriban tomb. Kreia scolds you, followed by she (and several party members) reciting the line, and then the entire party attacking you.)
  • maimai washing machines (Explaination: Many players have taken note that cabinets for SEGA arcade Rhythm Game maimai, which use round shaped screens, strongly resemble washing machines.)
  • "Is this Frog Fractions 2? (Explaination: Asking this of any game that looks or sounds too bizarre for words.)
  • Be brave, sons of bitches! (Explaination: Raven's Cry features characters during cannon battles who will cry out some profane version of this line, over and over and over again..)
  • PAYDAY 2:
    • Don't act dumb. (Explaination: Uttered in a completely deadpan tone by Houston as one of his 'trying to get a cop to surrender' quotes. Usually said in the middle of an intense gunfight.)
    • Like a fucking Sputnik! (Explaination: Said ad verbatim by one of the contractors, Vlad, after you complete one of his missions.)
    • Why don't we just use a spoon? (Explaination: Houston's many lines of pure annoyance after fixing a broken down drill.)
  • Hatred: My name is not important. (Explaination: The first line in one of the game's trailers, which led to the Fan Nickname "Not Important".)
  • Bloodborne: Kos, some say Kosm. (Explanation: A later boss in the game uses this phrase as part of a Madness Mantra. You'll hear it from him, a lot.)


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