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Quicksaving refers to a video game feature that allows players to save their progress with a single keystroke or command as oppose to going to specified saving zone, checkpoint, or options menu. Moreover, the ability to quicksave enables the player to repeatedly attempt something difficult from the same point. Online, people use "Quicksave" as a catchphrase to express that a dangerous and/or ill-advised action is about to take place.


In 1987, Nintendo introduced the saving feature with The Legend of Zelda. According to the website How to Geek:[10]

The golden Legend of Zelda cartridge featured an internal battery that powered a small RAM chip which stored player progress. For the first time console gamers could save the game at any point and return to it later. Games were no longer limited to a race-to-the-finish style delivery. Because of this, the size of the in-game universe and the complexity of the game could be greatly expanded as the designers knew players would be able to complete the game over multiple sessions at their leisure.

On April 30th, 2009, Urban Dictionary defined "quick save" as "A method for instantly saving the state of a video game, designed for pussies who cannot beat the game without cheating."[6]

On July 8th, 2016, Redditor Coryan posted "'I'd better save first' is often the gamer's version of 'hold my beer'" in the /r/Showerthoughts subreddit, receiving more than 3,100 points (93% upvoted) and 45 comments.[8]

Several months later, on December 29th, Redditor hesinthetrees posted "Quicksaving is like the gaming equivalent of 'Hold my beer'" to the /r/Showerthoughts subreddit.[7] The post recieved more than 150 points (91% upvoted).


On April April 17th, 2017, Redditor CuteBabyPeguin[5] posted a screenshot from the video game Skyrim (shown below) to the /r/Gaming subreddit. The image received more than 72,000 points (89% upvoted) and 1,400 comments.

Talk Kjeld the Younger e Younger You don't look so tough. I'llbet I could take you ounger: You don't look so tough. I'll bet I could take you. Quicksaving

That day, Redditor Fish_Grillson[9] posted a picture (shown below) to the /r/dankmemes subreddit in the thread "2meta2fast." The photo of a teenage boy above the Skyrim "quicksaving" chyron and under "when the teacher roasts you but she doesn't know you got an M9 in your backpack" received more than 2,900 points (97% upvoted) and 20 comments.

When the teacher roasts you but she doesn't know you got an M9 in your backpack Quicksaving...

The school shooter picture appeared again that day on the /r/MemeEconomy subreddit. Redditor lukeM22 submitted
the picture (shown left) in the thread "'Quicksave' memes on the rise!!! Buy buy buy!!! lukem22's post received more than 5,900 points (91% upvoted). The meme adds the "Quicksaving" status bar to another meme from a post by Whitepeopleonly (shown right) on iFunny.co.[4]

When the teacher roasts you but she doesn't know you got an M9 in your backpack Quicksaving... When the teacher roasts you but she doesn't know you got an M9 in your backpack

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