A bit of meme archeology.
On the Xbox presentations showed the first gameplay video Halo infinite, and some gamers were disappointed with the graphics straight from the 2010s, when there was still no Xbox One, only 360. While a real fire was raging on Twitter, Reddit was making memes – the graphics were compared with Minecraftbecause they can really be confused.
And it all started with this meme posted by popular youtuber and streamer Keemstar: “Only I think Halo Infinite’s graphics suck?”
The meme with this representative of the covenant went too far – they immediately began to Photoshop it. Here he is on the cover of a magazine with the headline “Unbelievable! (Yes, this is indeed a screenshot from the game). “
And here he wants to die.
If the 2004 game Shrek 2 had a remaster, the main character would look just like this.
And for those console owners Sony, who scolded Xbox too violently for poor graphics, reminded of the PS3 meme with low-poly Drake from Uncharted… Now there will be a short lesson in archeology of the ancient Internet: the meme originated in the mid-2000s, when the flagship consoles were Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
It was then that the term “soap” appeared, meaning all the anti-aliasing and blurring effects that hid bad textures and a small number of polygons. The Drake screenshot was used in all Sony vs Xbox hacks as proof of the PS3’s poor graphics.
Now the Xbox has an analogue of the “drakeface”, and it’s even somehow embarrassing that it appeared in 2020.
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Halo Infinite will be released on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The developers have promised that the game will support and add content 10 years after release. Looking forward to new memes?