Huge Like XBox (Hueg Like Xbox)

Huge Like XBox (Hueg Like Xbox)

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Huge Like XBox, or intentionally misspelled as “Hueg Like XBox,” is a phrase that is used to poke fun at the large and bulky appearance of Microsoft’s video game console XBox. The joke is typically played out as visual similes in which the console is enlarged out of proportion and photoshopped into base images depicting massive objects.

Origin

On March 10th, 2000, Microsoft unveiled its first home video game console Xbox at the Game Developers Conference. While the technology of the console was widely perceived as impressive, the system quickly gained notoriety in online gaming communities for its large, bulky appearance in contrast to the relatively slim Sony PlayStation 2 and compact Nintendo GameCube. In the months leading up to its official release in November 2001, Penny Arcade published at least two comic strips mocking the awkward size of the console and controllers.



Spread

In the following years, the joke continued to flourish on video game-related forums and message boards such as Ars Technica[7] and 4chan[1][12], where it evolved into a photoshop meme that entails placing an exploitable image of Xbox or Xbox controllers over any oversized object in the base image.




Soon enough, XBox became synonymous with hugeness in general, as encapsulated in the grammatically incorrect phrase “Xbox is hueg.” Between 2004 and 2005, at least two articles defining the phrase “lol xbox is huge” were submitted to Urban Dictionary.[13]



On September 21st, 2005, Control + Alt + Del published a comic strip making fun of the console and the large controllers.



On July 30th, 2007, the meme was referenced in 4chan City: Craptastrophe, a flash animation tribute to the imageboard site wherein founder m00t and Desu fight atop a towering Xbox console system.



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External References

[1]Encyclopedia Dramatica – XBox

[2]Penny Arcade – Exaggeration Theater

[3]Penny Arcade – You Know What They Say…

[4]Penny Arcade – The Rest of the Story

[5]Penny Arcade – Ursine Adventures

[6]Penny Arcade – It’s Too Damn Late

[7]Ars Technica – Can I Put an Xbox on Its Side?

[8]ShackFAQ – OMG XBox is Huge LOL

[9]CAD Comic – The X-Box Controller is Large

[10]Killer Movies Forum – So you think the Earth is big huh?

[11]Something Awful Forum – Sexbox 360 Question

[12]Global Oneness – 4chan Notable Memes / Encyclopedia

[13]Urban Dictionary – XBox is Huge

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DragonMastrNova
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I actually Have a perfectly working original Xbox. I got it when I was a little kid and I still have and if I can play it.

Yea, it’s pretty big, heavy too. but one other thing. I had a pretty big library of games for the thing, and the memory always said 50,000+ Blocks remaining. Allow me to give an estimation of what all that size and weight was.

97% Memory
2% Internal hardware (disk drive, processor, etc.)
1% External Case and plugged in controller

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