PRESS F TO PAY RESPECTS

Playing the game in năm trước, Conan O’Brien even commented in his “Clueless Gamer” segment, “Hold X khổng lồ pay respects? What does that mean? That’s crazy! Is there a button for, ‘I’m here because I thought I might meet somebody?’”


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“F khổng lồ pay respects” is iconic not because it’s uniquely stupid, but because the balance between “sad” và “flippant” is so hilariously lopsided. Commemorate the whole of your friendship, comradeship, brotherhood, grief, love sầu and morning. Just hit the button. The game goes to all of this trouble summoning sadness and solemnity và then totally throws that out the window when it asks the player to lớn engage in it by slamming that one dumb key.

In a mad rush to lớn just get through a game, we’re used lớn spamming the right cliông xã button throughout sad expository dialogue or skipping the cutscenes where star-crossed lovers finally kiss. Participating in emotional moments in games can feel real silly when they pause lớn ask the player whether they want to lớn a) hug the crying mother or b) steal her fresh bread & jam. “F khổng lồ pay respects” so simply và perfectly illustrated this cavern between gaming feels and breezy gameplay that we encounter all the time.


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Five sầu years after điện thoại tư vấn of Duty: Advanced Warfare, “F” is for paying respects online. It’s not always posted ironically, although I’m sure, right now, someone’s copy-pastaing thiông xã blocks of “fffffff” while someone on Twitch mourns the Hello Kitty purse they lost at a bar last Saturday. You might toss off an “F” when, for example, one of your favorite websites is drained of its lifeblood after months of corporate vampirism. Or during a Jacksonville tribute stream expressing grief over the 2018 shootings.