In this digital age and day, gaming in particular is perhaps one of the most interesting hobbies anyone can have. Over the past few years, technology has given us all the conveniences that we have ever dreamed of, video gaming has been taken to a whole new level, especially with the arrival and gradual improvement of virtual reality and its use in the gaming world. And thanks to the same technology, memes have become a popular way for people to express their feelings, socialize, and pass certain messages of importance through humor. Talk of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and discussion forum, they’re being used everywhere. As a matter of fact, even professionals and employees in companies do share some interesting memes during their short breaks through their in house interaction platforms.
Now, there are many kinds of memes. Most of them are derived from trending issues, politics, business, and in most cases, the entertainment world. As for the last part, a huge number of them come from movies, popular music, and of course, gaming. In this detailed post about press f to pay respects memes, the author explains that most gaming memes are images, viral videos, and GIFs that spread through various online platforms, including reddit, YouTube, and many other social media networks.
As gamers enjoy their favorite games, they also take the fun a notch further into the social world, exchange jokes, and express humor using memes, most of which are personified and accompanied with carefully thought-out text.
To skip the mumbo jumbo already, here are 4 memes you’ll only understand if you’re an avid gamer.
Apex Legends Memes
Apex Legends are one Battle Royale game that has had gaming enthusiasts locked tight in their gaming rooms for the last couple of months in 2019. Released by EA after being developed by Respawn Entertainment, the free-to-play game is all about battling for glory, fame, and fortune. It is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, and PC. One of my favorite Apex Legends’ memes about this game is the one that says “in Apex Legends, you can revive dead teammates”, and then it has an image just below that (for every other battle royale game) with a text that says “wait, that’s illegal”.
The Division 2 Memes
For starters, only an avid gamer will know that Tom Clancy’s Division 2 game revolves around a political apocalyptic Washington DC recreated in a spectacular way that thrills many. Published by Ubisoft, the role-playing game that was developed by Massive Entertainment and is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC is a really captivating experience, thanks to its many great features such as the smart enemy AI, great weaponry and a huge room for customization. It is an RPG of a kind and there are plenty of memes doing rounds on social media, most of which you can find on Reddit.
Katana ZERO Memes
This is more of a 2D action platform game that incorporates both the aspects of art and action. Most of the thrill comes from the player chopping heads with a Katana, much like in the movie 47 Ronin or Timecop, perhaps. It is also a politically oriented game whose plot is based in New Mecca. The main as a player is to control Subject Zero, a katana-wielding assassin who also goes by the name “the dragon”, under the instructions of his psychiatrist. Just like it is full of thrills, most of you avid gamers who’ve known or played this game have also come across dozens of Katana Zero memes online.
Last but not least, Fortnite is arguably one of the most played Battle Royale games since its release in 2017. In addition to the Battle Royale version, there are two other versions; Fortnite: Save the World and the Fortnite Creative. The game is so popular that there are potentially hundreds if not thousands of Fortnite memes online, some of which will leave you rolling on the floor laughing.
As long as we have technology around and it keeps on advancing, video games and memes are here to stay. They’re here to make us laugh out guts off and share some fun moments with the ones we love and treasure. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to be a full-time hardcore gamer to enjoy most of these memes. Nonetheless, the above are just a few of the thousands of memes that only avid gamers will understand.