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Would you kindly lie about cake?

Shoegaze99Shoegaze99 Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Games and Technology
(WARNING: This thread may contain minor spoilers. While the examples I give are relatively minor, I’ve spoilered them to be sure. No doubt others will come up as well.)

Nothing quite like a great phrase that can be tossed out and instantly recognized by people “in the know.” The last month or two have been very good when it comes to providing the video game world with a few nifty new catchphrases, and in fact, with two, flat-out AWESOME references.

First we got “Would you kindly” from
Bioshock

Which is cool on about 18 different levels.

And now, “The cake is a lie” from
Portal

Perfection.

These are especially unusual because they are in-game and played straight, unlike many other memes from video games gone by. “All Your Base…” caught big and that was in-game, but it also caught on for the unintentional humor involved. Maybe “Leroy Jenkins” qualifies in World of Warcraft circles (and beyond at this point), but that was an out of game meme.

In game, Shenmue gave us thousands of variations on, “I am looking for some sailors.” Awesome! So that’s one.

And no doubt there are countless others I am forgetting, overlooking or just plain don’t know because the game isn't in my circle, lines and phrases that have become iconic all on their own. Name ‘em!

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So yeah, gaming memes are cool for a while.
    then they get old.

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    baddmanbaddman Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Don't blame me. Blame yourself or God.


    Ooooh, Delita, you are pure ice.

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    darkgruedarkgrue Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I like your thinking, however, wasn't the syntax in
    Bioshock

    <command>, would you kindly?

    So it would really be:

    "Lie about cake, would you kindly?"

    Which is a far more seductive phrase.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    the cake was a meme before portal.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    No, pretty sure it was "Would you kindly <x> this <y> so we can <z>"

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    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin
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    Captain CrunchCaptain Crunch Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    FALCON PUNCH!!

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    the cake was a meme before portal.

    From what?

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    BillmaanBillmaan Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Septus wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    the cake was a meme before portal.

    From what?
    http://www.aperturescience.com , which is still related to Portal, but got released much earlier.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Billmaan wrote: »
    Septus wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    the cake was a meme before portal.

    From what?
    http://www.aperturescience.com , which is still related to Portal, but got released much earlier.

    That's silly. Only a few people ever got to the whole "thecakeisalie" thing, and anyways, the WHOLE SITE IS ABOUT PORTAL.

    So, yes, the cake meme is Portal's thing. Don't be ridiculous.

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    sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    baddman wrote: »
    Don't blame me. Blame yourself or God.


    Ooooh, Delita, you are pure ice.
    Wasn't that Argath?
    "What are you doing? You can't just come in here and steal my stuff!"

    "I won't take that from you."

    "Why not? You sure didn't have a problem taking everything else!"

    "You're right. I guess I'll take your life too, then."
    "You two, give me all your credits, then go jump in the central pit."

    "What? No...can't...here...take my credits...I have to go."

    "Jump in pit good. Get to ground faster that way."
    It's not like I'm going to load up her charging ramp.

    Comedy fucking gold.

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    NamrokNamrok Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    HEY LISTEN!

    The Princess is in another castle.

    SHINE GET! (Ok, so that was just the japanese version)

    Getting a little obscure, but there was this game called Zombie Revenge (I think) that my friend played on his import DC that had the gem "THERE'S NO TIME!"

    Hmmmm.

    Yeah thats all I have for now.

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    TheDissolutionTheDissolution Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "Cake or Death!?!?" should somehow combine with "The cake is a lie" and become a new Izzard schtick.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    darkgrue wrote: »
    I like your thinking, however, wasn't the syntax in
    Bioshock

    <command>, would you kindly?

    Both were used.

    Edit; also, damnit, I need to get the Orange Box.

    Maybe at Lunch.

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    First they came for the Muslims, and we said NOT TODAY, MOTHERFUCKER!
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    QinguQingu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    NOW! Now is the time to choose! Die, and be free of pain? Or LIVE and FIGHT your sorrow!

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    Shoegaze99Shoegaze99 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Namrok wrote: »
    The Princess is in another castle.

    HELL YES! Jeez, I should have thought of that one. An absolute classic that has since been spoofed many, many times, even outside of videogames. Awesome.

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    CowSharkCowShark Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    sonictk wrote:
    It's not like I'm going to load up her charging ramp.

    Wait, isn't it "charge up her loading ramp"?

    I'll take
    You spoony bard!

    and
    The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?

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    DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    how are you gentlemen

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    sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    CowShark wrote: »
    sonictk wrote:
    It's not like I'm going to load up her charging ramp.

    Wait, isn't it "charge up her loading ramp"?

    I'll take
    You spoony bard!

    and
    The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?
    I see what you did there.
    'Oh, master, I love you but I hate all you stand for, but I think we should go press our slimy, mucus-covered lips together in the cargo hold!'

    Also any quote out of HK-47's vocabulator > anything else. THIS IS A FACT.

    For classic, I offer:
    a 3-headed monkey

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    FOR THE HORDE!

    FOR THE LIVING!

    Pretty much any "FOR THE ____!" works for me.

    Forar on
    First they came for the Muslims, and we said NOT TODAY, MOTHERFUCKER!
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    DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zelda ftw:

    It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.

    Let's play money making game.

    It's a secret to everybody.

    I AM ERROR

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    Vert1Vert1 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    BITCH!! ZOMBIES IN THE ROOM!! HIS AXE IS ON FIRE!! HE KILLED YOU'RE PARENTS!! SHOOT EM IN THE HEAD!! SHOOT EM IN THE HEAD!!

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    Sleep wrote: »
    Vert1 wrote: »
    I'd like to ask everyone here one question. What is a game?

    A lower form of sex.
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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    HEY!

    LISTEN!

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    TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Anything a unit says in Starcraft probably qualifies, really.

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    Shoegaze99Shoegaze99 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Taximes wrote: »
    Anything a unit says in Starcraft probably qualifies, really.
    I was going to say the same about Warcraft II, though for me they don't work in text, only verbally.

    "Ooo-kay" and "back to work" and all that orc stuff is great around the office. It's all about the delivery, though, not the words.

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    CyrixdCyrixd Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    From Sin & Punishment (just got it on VC):

    GET BONUS!!

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    sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh and I will always remember

    YOURE SO COOL
    YOURE SO COOL
    IM NOT WORTHY!!!

    Because it took me a hell of a long time to make that jump.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "Look at you, Hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

    Oooh, also, the announcer calls from NBA Jam. "RAZZLE DAZZLE!"

    "A man chooses, a slave obeys."

    Forar on
    First they came for the Muslims, and we said NOT TODAY, MOTHERFUCKER!
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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Frog blast the vent core!

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    CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Forar wrote: »
    "Look at you, Hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

    Oooh, also, the announcer calls from NBA Jam. "RAZZLE DAZZLE!"

    "A man chooses, a slave obeys."

    Boom-shaka-laka!

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I am the god of war!

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Cokomon wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    "Look at you, Hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

    Oooh, also, the announcer calls from NBA Jam. "RAZZLE DAZZLE!"

    "A man chooses, a slave obeys."

    Boom-shaka-laka!

    Ugly Shot!

    It's good!

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    CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Cokomon wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    "Look at you, Hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

    Oooh, also, the announcer calls from NBA Jam. "RAZZLE DAZZLE!"

    "A man chooses, a slave obeys."

    Boom-shaka-laka!

    Ugly Shot!

    It's good!

    He's heating up...

    He's on FIRE!

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It's super-effective!

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    SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "The Netherworld has gone to Hell while you were sleeping."

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse.

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The door slams shut behind you.

    It is pitch black.

    You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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    elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zelda ftw:

    It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.

    Let's play money making game.

    It's a secret to everybody.

    I AM ERROR

    Fails for not including "when all else fails, use fire."

    Also, in non-Zelda news, "stay a while and listen!"

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Page two and no one has said,

    Do a barrel roll!

    or

    Its a-me, MAR-io

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Want some rye?

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Want some rye?
    Course ya do!

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