Gaming Meme History: Ramirez! Do Everything!
This week, Jess McDonell digs through the backlog of gaming memes to come up with one that surrounds the duty-riddled tale of Private James Ramirez.
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Ramirez, fus ro dah to press x to do a barrel roll to all your base are belong 2 us when the cake is a lie so take this and LEROY JENKINS!
"Ramirez shoot that guy","Ramirez pick up that RPG","Ramirez jump over that ledge"..."Ramirez shoot my girlfriend".
I was not aware of this meme, and honestly I don't get the humor. I played MW2 religiously and never even noticed it. The guy is your commanding officer and tells you what to do, what is the big deal? Would you rather he made up a new name for you each time or something?
Hey Gamespot, love the site, one suggestion! Going forward, all review videos and shows should be put together with voice overs and/or appearances done by Jess and Zorine. Don't get me wrong, Kevin, Carolyn and the rest of the gang, I love your insightful and detailed review content, but on the presentation side, well, any media organization should always put their best foot forward. Good times.
"Sure thing sarge, I'll wage this war all by myself while you and the others- who are inexplicably immortal- hide out of sight and fire the occasional shot towards the enemy."
Gotta love video game logic.
Foley was played by Keith David most famos for arbiter in halo 2-3 and Spawn in the hbo animated series
Memes are neither good or bad, some are just more annoying, such as arrow to the knee, but also, I love Sgt Foley! Who is his VA? I always recognised him, but could never find it...have no idea why I couldn't find it.
Kind of mixed comments. I personally like this particular series. Some of the memes I know well and enjoy remembering. Others (like this one) I never ran into because I don't do FPS games. So this two minutes got me a) a pretty amusing look at a silly internet meme and b) some cultural literacy with all my gaming friends. Seems like two minutes well spent to me. Your mileage may vary.
My favorite is split between the "arrow to the knee" stuff from Skyrim, the "dangerous to go out alone, take this" one from Zelda, and the Guile's theme goes with everything meme. Fun times for me!
I want them to do Geoff Keighley as the Dorito Pope as the next meme, but they probably won't because that would mean making fun of Gametrailers.
Damn it! Why is she so goddamn beautiful and has that stupid siren voice?! I need a drink... :\
on: yeah, had some good laughs with that Ramirez!! Do this\that stuff.. :)
Man, Eddie Makuch is Seriously Underpaid at Gamespot. He's the only one that seems to be doing his job as far as articles goes.
@thcloco Coz your chimp stole your headset....
@JBStone1981 what the hell are you talking about?
@wavelength121 that would be even better if he kept screwing up your name. it's an internet meme, they're hit or miss
@gatsbythepig no wonder hes so bad ass
@Cardigan1 He may have been more famous for Pitch Black than Halo 2.
He played a bigger role in Mass Effect, too.
@VisualPendulum It's over nein thousand!
@goggles123456 Come on!Nothing can beat "All your Base are belong to us " and "Zing! GO!"
lol you like everything bro and im not following you fyi
@Srdjann You should go for 'harpy' or something, siren implies that my voice sounds good. Unless you mean it like a police siren.
Glad you thought the Ramirez stuff was funny though =] I did too.
@nini200 He's on news and a LOT of it. I agree, that man really rolls out the articles like crazy. A valuable staff member!
@nini200 I was thinking the same thing. He write almost every article!
@Nikosnik123 Woah, your comment sure is tricky to read. I'm going to go with "It depends, I think so, yes, and thanks"?