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Wolfbane
2008-04-23, 11:59 AM
Where does that line come from i think it's from a movie isn't it?:smallconfused:

Gygaxphobia
2008-04-23, 12:02 PM
An old game. Google it.

Manga Shoggoth
2008-04-23, 12:03 PM
It's from a particularly awful piece of translation in a game called Zero Wing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong).

Edit: Ninja'd. I shouldn't have taken the time to locate the reference.

Nerd-o-rama
2008-04-23, 12:04 PM
Wrong.

And what do you know, it has a proper Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us).

Basically, it's a quote from a horribly translated video game that became one of the most popular internet memes ever back at the beginning of the decade. It was driven into the ground to the point where it garnered more rage than humor, but people will still reference it today.

Stupid Ninjas. I'd have been in first if I'd been as rude as I was initially going to be.

Closet_Skeleton
2008-04-23, 12:06 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_belong_to_us

Wiki-fu, preventing the ignorant from looking like n00bs since 2001.

edit: wow, I wonder if they'll be even more Ninjas after I press the save changes button.

Manga Shoggoth
2008-04-23, 12:12 PM
And, of course, we can always look to see what XKCD (http://www.xkcd.com/286/) has to say about it...

Wolfbane
2008-04-23, 12:15 PM
*looks at wikipedia page; winces*
You would have thought that they would have noticed that the translation was a "bit" off

Solo
2008-04-23, 12:28 PM
What you say?

Nerd-o-rama
2008-04-23, 01:25 PM
*looks at wikipedia page; winces*
You would have thought that they would have noticed that the translation was a "bit" offAs far as I can tell, they (and many, many, many other game developers) didn't hire a translator that actually spoke English; they just fobbed the translation job off on one of their programmers who happened to know a few words or had a pocket dictionary handy.

That's the only non-menu text in the entire game anyway, so they didn't want to spend outrageous contractor fees working on it.

Oslecamo
2008-04-23, 04:41 PM
All your replies are belong to us.

(couldn't resist, sorry).

TSGames
2008-04-23, 04:44 PM
What you say?

You hear a slapping sound echo across the forum... As if a poster had just planted his palm firmly into his forehead after reading that comment.

The Rose Dragon
2008-04-23, 04:49 PM
My favorite variation is doubtless:

"All your grades are belong to us. You have no chance to graduate make your time."

Chappers
2008-04-23, 04:51 PM
^^

Every time I see a reference made to that piece of lateral translation I want to slap the writer on the forehead. Is that the same thing?

Mind you I did click on the thread.

*SLAP*

...Ow

Tengu
2008-04-23, 05:27 PM
I believe this (http://www.mercuryparadise.com/flash/0_wing_rhapsody.swf) is worth mentioning here.

Solo
2008-04-23, 09:34 PM
You hear a slapping sound echo across the forum... As if a poster had just planted his palm firmly into his forehead after reading that comment.

You know what you are doing?

EvilElitest
2008-04-23, 09:38 PM
why do people like it so much
from
EE

someonenonotyou
2008-04-23, 09:41 PM
ooooooooooh thats were it come from

Solo
2008-04-23, 10:11 PM
why do people like it so much
from
EE

For great justice!

EvilElitest
2008-04-23, 10:11 PM
For great justice!

ok, i'll accept that
from
EE

Tirian
2008-04-23, 10:34 PM
For great justice!

What you say?!

RationalGoblin
2008-04-26, 05:27 PM
I believe this (http://www.mercuryparadise.com/flash/0_wing_rhapsody.swf) is worth mentioning here.

Indeed it is. Thanks for sharing that, Tengu. Great stuff. :smallbiggrin:

nothingclever
2008-04-26, 05:41 PM
Gawd, as soon as I read the title of this thread I thought of a terrible news report I saw once six bijillion years after the phrase had become famous.
I hate whenever people in the news bring up the oldest things in intarweb history and think its new, like lolcats. Then of course they are ruined because they are resurrected and done to death.

Btw all you ninjas should join in overthrowing the current president of Ukraine in Erepublik and claim it in the name of this forum. See my signature: