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Famous Video game quotes?

by Curlypaul Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:37 pm

I was thinking about games and their comparison to other popular media, and I got thinking about how films, books and music all have famous lines that have become ingrained into out collective consciousness.

If I were to say 'Have you seen this boy?' then most people would know what I was on about, same as if I started talking about a Royale with cheese and mayo on the fries. I don't really have any examples from books since I don't read, and there are too many famous song lines mention as music and memory have an odd relationship.

So, are there any really famous quotes from video games? I know that somebody is going to shout 'Do a barrel roll!', followed by 'All your base are belong to us' but that isn't really what I'm after. I'm thinking along the lines of a character saying something profound or inspirational, or very funny.

I remember enjoying listening to Max Payne's subdued mutterings as I went thru the games, but I never really took any notice of what he was saying. It was just a noise that added to the ambiance nicely. Travis in NMH has some great lines, and The Prince in the Sands of Time has some good lines, especially when he moaning about Farah. I think those monologues show how immature the Prince is and really made me smile.

However, none of the above examples are good enough for me to be able to remember them well enough to quote them, never mind have people in the pub recognize what I was talking about.
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by kebark Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:40 pm

"All your bases are belong to us"

"A winner is you!"
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by Ziggy587 Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:58 pm

You Spoony bard!

Video games aren't like movies though, there aren't any lines like "Have you seen this boy?" The memorable lines from video games are only gonna be memorable because they're so funny, whether it be funny because of poor translations or just outright funny like "Do a barrel roll!"

Trying to think outside of that, two lines that are tatooed on my brain are "In the Navy!" from GTA3 and "I'll rip your fucking heart out!" from GTA4 :lol: But I don't think that's what you're looking for.
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by sevin0seven Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:08 pm

i got one Ziggy:

"Excellent work gentlemen! We truly are a despicable lot."
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by Ziggy587 Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:15 pm

:lol:
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by deathsled Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:22 pm

"Those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride"
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by swiftzx Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:23 pm

sevin0seven wrote:i got one Ziggy:

"Excellent work gentlemen! We truly are a despicable lot."

:lol:
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by kebark Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Some not so famous but yet brilliant ones:

There are two ways of doing this. My way, or the he's a dead motherf#$%*@ way. You pick. - The Boss, Conker's Bad Fur Day

You're an inspiration for birth control. - Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem 3D

I just wanted to piss you off before I killed you -- Tommy Vercetti GTA:VC

It eats my favorite El burro movie, it die! What else could I do?-Diaz GTA VC (followed by "It's probably not plugged in) always had me in stitches
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Re: Famous Video game quotes?

by swiftzx Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Scorpion- "Get over here!"
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by o.pwuaioc Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:49 pm

IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE

EASTMOST PENINSULA IS THE SECRET

I AM ERROR

- Profound sayings from Japanese Zen master Miyamoto Shigeru
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