Quotes; we all drop them, with varying degrees of accuracy and relevance. I, for one, favor a quick “Hold onto your butts” while trying to fix a computer, and I’m extremely saddened that no one around me has ever picked up on it. In the gaming world, however, a well-placed quote rarely goes unnoticed. If you want to talk the talk with your gamer brethren, the following ten lines are absolute essentials. Learn them. Love them. Try not to use them too much lest you become annoying.
“He’s on fire!” – NBA Jam
Remember that time when sports games lacked commentary? NBA Jam dragged that era out behind the shed and brained it with a shovel. No one’s come anywhere close to touching it ever since. Canned Madden quotes can’t touch the pure majesty of the announcement that you’ve sunk three consecutive shots and are about to start shooting straight-up fireballs. Boomshakalaka indeed.
Useful for: Describing the work of a quality wingman; announcing your ability to consistently toss crumpled up paper into a nearby trash can.