History of All Your Base Are Belong to Us
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- Toaplan creates the Zero Wing video game.
- Toaplan releases a port for the Sega Genesis
console with the addition of an intro scene,
which is then translated into english (very
poorly) and released in the United States.
- Toaplan goes out of business.
- Someone from a Zany Video Game Quotes website
notices the poor translation, and highlights
- Overclocked.org does a humorous voiceover
of the Zero Wing intro in a fake Wayne Newton
- Dozens of game-related messageboards begin
to post quotes from the parody, and images altered
to show the phrase.
- Most of the threads lose interest and die
off quickly as the trend is pronounced dead
- The Flash movie/video is released with images
from the threads and music taken from the origional
game someone had added the phrase "all your
- AYB explosively expands to the general (non
game messageboard-reading) public.
- The origional site for the video is shut down
within hours due to excessive traffic, and moves
- Lycos ponders how "All your Base" was transformed
from obscurity to a top 50 search practically
- Mainstream media begin to notice the trend,
and stories appear in Time Magazine, USA Today,
Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, Tech TV, Wired,
and many others.
- As the 'remix' used in the video goes from
58 hits a day to several thousand per day, mp3.com
notices the track has been ripped directly from
the video game and pulls the music off their
site due to copyright violations. It is later
- The trend continues to grow as it expands
into nearly every corner of the web.
- Large websites like Angelfire and Hewlett
Packard sneak "all your base" references into
- "All Your Base" is pronounced dead several
times every day, yet it's 15 minutes of fame
continue for some reason..