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1337 References Explained

Postby Graham » 14 Oct 2005, 23:27

In the interest of better comprehension, (and showing off because I wrote a lot of it), I wanted to explain some of the more (and less) obscure references in this week's song.

GStar JP and Ice Tray
We are 64K
Been gone a while but now we’re back
On the LoadingReadyRecords with the LoadingReadyRap

We’re the quote-star-comma-eight-comma-one {1}
We’re all loaded up and we’re ready to run
To the stage To the booth And right back to the bank
We’re gonna drain the moat Because we gotta square crank {2}

We gotta boxa rhymes that simply has no bottom {3}
Try to show us new beats, but we already got’em
Shooting and ducking and dodging and gunning,
Start. Load time. And we’re running.

We’re leet, we’re the one-three-three-seven,
We’re leet, we get all the kills,
We’re leet, the one, double three plus seven,
We’re leet, cause we got the mad skills

We’re leet, that’s e-lite, we’re better than you,
From old school blocky to the shiny and new,
In the 70s Atari’s twenty-six double-zero, {4}
For the first time ever, anyone could be the hero,

In eighty-five, the famicom, {5} the N. E. S.
Sega’s master system followed by the genesis,
And nothing could compare to the power they possessed,
Until 1991… I’m talking bout the SNES

The super-nes, the SNES, the best, the big name,
With all the biggest licenses and all the biggest games,
And frame-by-frame came the fame and the acclaim,
They overcame the competition, put them all to shame,

We’re leet, we’re the one-three-three-seven,
We’re leet, our team never takes a loss,
We’re leet, the one, double three plus seven,
We’re leet, all the way to the final boss

The Saturn and the Jaguar, the 32X,
The virtual boy, the wonder-swan {6} were put to the test,
In no time flat they jumped the shark, {7}
These were the ideas that missed the mark.

But it’s not that nothing happened after 1991,
Because next came the consoles that made high school fun.
With ten times the speed, and twice as much power, {8}
We played the playstation, hour after hour.

Like a bandicoot I’ll effect your fears,
With a night symphonic and some solid metal gears,
The masters of unlocking, we got the top shop,
The fantasies are final, but the fun never stops. {9}

Another 64, this time its bits not K, {10}
It was the system with the graphics,
And the cutscenes cinematic,
Made us Goldeneye fanatics, {11}
Armed with semi-automatics,
I’m ain’t tryin’ to be dramatic,
But it blew us all away.

I never owned a console, just a PC,
I mostly bust it out with fallout 2 and Civ III, {12}
I own at both of those but I gots to say,
It’s Mech Warrior where I’ll make ya pay.

I’ll hop in a Daishi, fire in a gauss,
Load her up with missiles, and rock the whole house,
Most people sit back and use their team as a buffer,
I’d always kill mine off to make it mucho mas tougher. {13}

Number 1 in the world in a mere two weeks, {14}
You must agree, that’s hella leet.
You ask how it is I can do all this,
We’ll take it to the chorus, to show you what it is.

We’re leet, we’re the one-three-three-seven,
We’re leet, y’all know what we got,
We’re leet, the one, double three plus seven,
We’re leet, boom! Headshot. {15}

No matter what we face we don’t flinch, we’re unblinking,
We’re like the Dreamcast… >>we’re thinking<< {16}
So were the companies who raised their stocks,
With the PS2, Game Cube, and the X Box.

Strap on a jetpack, pull out the AK AK, {17}
And fly, so high, and cap em in the back,
Of the head, they’re dead, and they’re to the blame,
When we act out for real what we do in the game. {18}

Grand Theft Auto, guns, hos and cars,
Best way to be the gangsters we pretend we are,
Whatever needs doing in this land of strife,
We’re all over San Andreas, GSF-4-Life. {19}

I’m the Master Chief with double SMGs, {20}
Sneaking up behind you, I aim and squeeze,
The trigger, with ease, the flag, I seize,
And the hardest of the gamers know we all love bees. {21}

Nintendo’s GameCube, despite its very name,
Will very rarely ever release a new game, {22}
But every three months, you’d best believe,
It’s the whuppin of your life, you’re gonna receive,

Whether you’re Mario, Luigi, Zelda or Link,
Stay away from poison mushrooms, unless you want to shrink,
Super SMASH, Double DASH, {23}
Don’t even try to take us cause we’ll beat you in a flash.

We’re leet, we’re the one-three-three-seven,
We’re leet, we play with class,
We’re leet, the one, double three plus seven,
We’re leet, and we ownz joor ass

ZoneStats, GameSpy and X Box Live,
We’ll powerslide your ass through Nintendo Wi-Fi, {24}
We’ll overwrite the scores on your on-board drive,
The online next-gen you won’t survive

We don’t know what the future will hold,
But let us say this, if we may be so bold,
No matter what the system is or how it is controlled, {25}
Our mastery of games We. Will. Up. Hold.

We’re leet, we’re the one-three-three-seven,
We’re leet, and it’s a war we wage,
We’re leet, the one, double three plus seven,
We’re leet, right to the very last stage

We’re leet, that means our bawx is new,
We’re leet, that means we rox0r too,
We’re leet, that means our props is due,
We’re leet, hell, you know it’s true…

See you online, newbie… {26}


{1} Specifically: "*",8,1 or the code one types on a Commodore 64 to launch a program from disk.
{2} Early Resident Evil games featured cranks with square and hexangonal shaped heads that were used for various pruposes.
{3} Also a vague Resident Evil reference, the bottomless boxes in which you could store all your goo.
{4} For those totally out of touch, the Atari 2600 (or Atari VGC, for Video Game Console) is widely considered to be the beginning of in-home video games.
{5} Famicom: The Japanese name for the NES, released state-side in 1991.
{6} The Wonder-Swan was actually a pretty kickass handheld system, but it was really poorly marketed state-side. GameBoy for the win.
{7} "Jumping the Shark"= a sign that something has hit it's peak early and is now total suck.
{8} Yes, I actually checked. The PlayStation is 10 times as fast, and twice as powerful as the SNES.
{9} PSone game references: Crash Bandicoot, Fear Effect, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil (again), Board Game Top Shop, (a Japanese game that no one has heard of. Kind of like a spiteful Monopoly), and, of course, Final Fantasy.
{10} The Nintendo 64, a 64bit machine, as opposed to the Commodore 64, with 64k of RAM.
{11} We played a lot of GoldenEye
{12} Morgan is a Civilization III fiend.
{13} Okay. Morgan’s MechWarrior mech featured a Daishi body type, with a gauss gun, and banks of missles. He was so good that while most players would let their team absorb fire, Morgan would kill his own team off, for more of a challenge.
{14} No shit. Morgan was #1 in the world on ZoneStats for MechWarrior4.
{15} A counter-strike reference. Oft yelled when one is achieved. “BOOM! Headshot!” Specificallya reference to purepwnage.com
{16} Sega Dreamcast’s tagline was a whispered “It’s thinking...”
{17} This is a GTA reference (hence the jetpack). We call the AK-47 the “AK AK” for its name and sound effects.
{18} Jack Thompson is a twat.
{19} Your character’s gang is GTA: San Andreas is called the “Grove Street Familes” so, GSF 4 Life!
{20} Master Chief from Halo, and my personal favourite multiplayer weapons.
{21} Referencing MicroSoft’s “ilovebees.com” viral marketing campaign/ reality game surrounding the release of Halo 2.
{22} Nintendo just doesn’t release software that often. Seriously.
{23} Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mario Kart Double Dash are big favourites around here.
{24} Nintendo is finally starting a Wi-Fi service for the DS, and releasing Mario Kart, hence the “powerslide”.
{25} “or how it is controlled” in reference to the Nintendo Revolution’s controller.
{26} u r teh gheyness, LOLZ.

There you go. BTW, we're HUGE geeks. Word.

-G
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Postby Dana » 14 Oct 2005, 23:35

That is far too long to read.
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."

"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.

"Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back."
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Postby Graham » 15 Oct 2005, 00:27

Well then, its not for you. 8)

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Postby Johnny_Lunchbox » 15 Oct 2005, 01:38

I read it all, and I knew half the stuff.

You're just an impatient ADD-case. Most mathies are.

It's the whole 'instant gratification of numbers' thing. That's why mathies can't really appreciate sitting through long tasks for great rewards when they can simply get their own shallow jollies off of hex editing and multiplication tables.
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Postby headbomb » 15 Oct 2005, 16:28

Graham wrote:Well then, its not for you. 8)

-G


A reference to this perhaps?

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Postby DP » 15 Oct 2005, 18:05

I would assume it's in reference to the earlier video on Scenesters. Graham's being elite, when earlier he derided others for being similarly elite.

The irony, by god!
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Postby Graham » 15 Oct 2005, 22:04

Actually, I totally was referencing PA there.
But I like DP's suggestion better, so I'm changing my story.

*ahem*

Yes, DP, quite right.

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Postby Dana » 16 Oct 2005, 17:30

Pff. I have plenty of patience for important things, like getting code to operate properly and efficiently, or waiting for a cake to bake.
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."



"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.



"Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back."
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Postby ontarianfrog » 16 Oct 2005, 19:30

Dana wrote:Pff. I have plenty of patience for important things, like getting code to operate properly and efficiently, or waiting for a cake to bake.


CFLAGS="-fomit-frame-pointer -march=k8 -pipe -O2"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"

yep.
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Postby Johnny_Lunchbox » 17 Oct 2005, 08:18

Dude. That shit just blew my mind with importantness.

What would we do without beautiful, glorious computer code, and the delicious programming it brings us?

Everyone in the world would probably be doing horrible things like frolicking in the sunshine and solving world hunger.
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Postby matthewm » 17 Oct 2005, 09:48

I thought this was pretty awesome. And every time you made references I got (which was, um, often) I got pretty excited.
Powergloves! superscopes! it's thinking! (the last time i got really into a videogame system was the dreamcast. I wish you'd at least mentioned the ad for chuchu rocket or something)

and the line "No matter what the system is or how it is controlled,"

I was totally thinking "I wonder if they know about the revolution controller..."

geeks unite!

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Postby Jer » 17 Oct 2005, 20:07

Rocket wa sugo-i!!!
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Postby Kathleen » 17 Oct 2005, 21:09

Holy crap! Matthew!
I've never seen you so excited... like ever. Also, I should draw you a new avatar. Got any recent pictures?
HOLY SHIT GUYS! BEARS!
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Postby matthewm » 18 Oct 2005, 06:10

no i don't.
hmm...
nope. I do not. photos are stupid.

though still. i just got this wikkid awesome jacket and i need to take a photo of it
(i also need to get a camera, but that's just details...)

and i get excited sometimes! usually about comic books

and kathleen. email me or something, i mean really. do you even read my lj to see what's going on in my life?
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AMAZING....

Postby Doctor Omega » 07 Nov 2005, 11:37

guys, i loved that!!
im one of the biggest geez in Italy and i never thought to find someone who loves games as me....
however Graham, tnx for the lyrics and everyone shall forgive me if my english isnt perfect but, as i aid, im not english! ;-P
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Postby Rhynome » 08 Nov 2005, 07:03

I didn't realise there were so many sort of subtle references. Like the box with no bottom. I thought that was just a phrase that you used for that line, I didn't realise there was a [strong] reference there.

I'm just listening to it again and when I heard it I realised it was a reference instead of just a line.
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Re: 1337 References Explained

Postby Under13 » 08 Nov 2005, 07:14

Graham wrote:{14} No shit. Morgan was #1 in the world on ZoneStats for MechWarrior4.


IMPRESSIVE.

Which reminds me, I was marginally disappointed at the lack of Quake reference. Oh well. I'll just write my own, and pretend you guys sang it.

I see you join the new Arena, scramble for a rail-gun.
Try to snipe me from above, but your camping days are done.
Angel makes your eyes bleed, Phobos has you on the run,
My gauntlet comes from outta nowhere! ZING! HUMILIATION!
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Postby Graham » 08 Nov 2005, 11:14

You can tell we had a lot of fun writing this. The first verse all three of us wrote together, and the box thing happened because we'd just just made the square crank reference, so it followed logically.

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Postby Rhynome » 08 Nov 2005, 12:44

When I heard "We're gonna drain the moat 'cos we got a square crank." I thought it was some kind of Mario reference, until I realised that it was a lever and you didn't drain the moat you just dropped bowser in the moat made out of lava.

So that kinda ruined that theory, so at least this clears it all up... cheesy group hug time.
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Re: 1337 References Explained

Postby Morgan » 08 Nov 2005, 13:34

Under13 wrote:
Graham wrote:{14} No shit. Morgan was #1 in the world on ZoneStats for MechWarrior4.


IMPRESSIVE.


darn right. i'd never even played mech games before either... and it only took me two weeks to be teh 1337. it was largely my mech designs that allowed it. i had the best daishi around.
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Postby JesterJ. » 13 Nov 2005, 16:32

matthewm wrote:
I was totally thinking "I wonder if they know about the revolution controller..."

geeks unite!

-matthew


Man that thing looks crappy...Better be able to play Smash Bros. with it well!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Postby Dana » 13 Nov 2005, 16:42

But the stuff they showed that it could do was AWESOME.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3143782
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."



"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.



"Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back."
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Postby JesterJ. » 13 Nov 2005, 19:07

Dana wrote:But the stuff they showed that it could do was AWESOME.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3143782


Yeah I read that that before. It does sound good for FPS's, so that's good...if they ever make any good ones for Gamecube (which I doubt) :roll:
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Postby Dana » 13 Nov 2005, 22:28

JesterJ. wrote:
Dana wrote:But the stuff they showed that it could do was AWESOME.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3143782


Yeah I read that that before. It does sound good for FPS's, so that's good...if they ever make any good ones for Gamecube (which I doubt) :roll:

They never will make a good FPS for the Gamecube, once the Revolution is out.
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."



"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.



"Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back."
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Re: 1337 References Explained

Postby Under13 » 14 Nov 2005, 08:20

Graham wrote:And frame-by-frame came the fame and the acclaim


I actually thought that this was a subtle reference to Akklaim.
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