Shazamposting

Shazamposting

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Shazamposting refers to the act of sarcastically explaining away a video game's flaws, missing features and fan disappointments through greentext lists. These are posted often before the game is released as a way to tease fans coping with their expectations for an upcoming video game being tempered by news about the game. Originally created as a copypasta directed towards Cyberpunk 2077, Shazamposters targeted also other video games, usually listing reasons on why they shouldn't be bought or played.

Origin

The first instances of the copypasta originated on the 4chan board /v/, on June 12th, 2018, after some of its anonymous users received information about Cyberpunk 2077 being a first-person shooter[1] (shown below, left). The same day, the copypasta was extended and now included a reaction image of Shazam (played by Zachary Levi) sipping a drink through a straw and looking smugly at the camera[2] (shown below, right).


LnaP 1 CYBERPUNK 2077 IS AN FPS Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:32:26 No.420047478 [573 / 100 / ?] E3 2018: FIRST CYBERPUNK 2077 DETAILS: GAME IS A FIRST-PERSON RPG, MORE View Original Report Quoted By: >>420047607 >>420047708 >>420047864 >>420047892 >>420048132 >>420048180 >>420048204 >>420048460 Share. More detailts emerge about CO Prajeits upcoming RPG >>420048509 >>420048827 >>420048856 >>420048896 >>420048986 >>420048991 >>420048992 >>420049130 >>420049326 >>420049340 >>420049450 >>420049712 >>420049732 >>420049814 >>420049859 >>420050052 >>420050108 >>420050272 18KİB, 604x187, F--- off.png View Same Google ImgOps SauceNAO >>420050382 >>420050474 >>420050517 >>420050614 >>420050823 >>420050830 >>420050849 >>420050892 >>420050904 >>420050935 >>420051009 >>420051063 >>420051189 >>420051504 >>420051607 >>420051671 >>420051753 >>420051853 >>420051879 >>420052473 >>420052520 >>420052705 >>420052897 >>420053176 >>420053236 >>420053462 >>420053583 >>420053757 >>420054335 >>420054410 >>420054753 >>420054765 >>420054801 >>420054991 >>420055151 >>420055206 >>420055337 >>420056118 >>420056297 >>420056738 >>420057107 >>420057363 >>420057684 >>420057957 DROPPED P E First the radical style change and now this it's going to flop hard LMAO Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:32:59 No.420047607 Report >>420047478 stop being a virgin freak cyberpunk doesn't have to be at night it doesn't have to rain stop being autistic it's not healthy, anon Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:33:09 No.420047641 Report no.... no NO NOOOOO000000000ААААAAAAAAAAGннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннH F------ WHYYYYYY YYYYY FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUCCCCССССССССКККККККККККККККККККККККККК Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:34:09 No.420047885 Report Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:34:30 No.420047980 Report Quoted By: >>420049154 >>420049371 >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person >it doesn't have to be released /v/ Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:34:30 No.420047980 View Report >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person >it doesn't have to be released View Same Google ImgOps SauceNAO 6r9wq6a58dz01.jpg, 255KİB, 670x836 /v/ Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 20:38:11 No.420048840 View Report Quoted By: >>420056731 >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person WE ARE NOW HERE >it doesn't need to have the different classes >it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices >it doesn't need to have branching dialogue >it doesn't need to need good graphics >it doesn't need to have substance >it doesn't need to not be GTA 2077 View Same Google ImgOps SauceNAO 1528449780432.jpg, 100KİB, 400x600 /v/ Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 21:11:05 No.420056731 40-Year-Old Incel View Report >>420048840 >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person >it doesn't need to have the different classes WE ARE NOW HERE >it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices >it doesn't need to have branching dialogue >it doesn't need to need good graphics >it doesn't need to have substance >it doesn't need to not be GTA 2077 View Same Google ImgOps SauceNAO 5-27.jpg, 512KİB, 1000x891 Replies: 3 /v/ CYBERFLOP 2077 Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 21:14 >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person >it doesn't need to have the different classes WE ARE NOW HERE >it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices >it doesn't need to have branching dialogue >it doesn't need to need good graphics >it doesn't need to have substance >it doesn't need to not be GTA 2077 View Same Google ImgOps SauceNAO SLURP.jpg, 255KİB, 670x836 Iv/ Anonymous Tue 12 Jun 2018 21:27:17 No.420060776 View Report >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person >it doesn't need to have the different classes WE ARE NOW HERE >it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices >it doesn't need to have a branching story >it doesn't need to need good graphics

Original Copypasta

>it doesn't have to be at night
>it doesn't have to be in a large city
>it doesn't need to be 3rd person
>it doesn't need to have the different classes
WE ARE NOW HERE
>it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices
>it doesn't need to have a branching story
>it doesn't need to need good graphics
>it doesn't need to have substance
>it doesn't need to not be GTA 2077

Spread

Growing in popularity on /v/, Shazam's original copypasta was extended to include many missing features and player expectations that Cyberpunk 2077 had denied to its fans, with the images now containing other shots of Shazam dabbing, flexing his muscles or flossing. On November 28th, 2020, Reddit user kaky1254 posted on r/4chan a collage containing a Shazamposter trolling the thread with an extension of the copypasta that had to be divided into 3 consecutive posts. Titled "Shazam's not buying Cyberpunk 2077,"[3] the post received over 195 upvotes in 6 months (shown, below).


I Anonymous 10/15/20(Thu)18:58:37 No.528634829 v >>528634952 >>528634961 >>528634982 >>528635308 >>52863545 Sipping CDPdRones Tears.jpg (24 KB, 326x412) google yandex iqdb wait I Anonymous 10/15/20(Thu)18:59:40 No.528634952 v >>528635308 >>528635457 Dabbing on CDPRshills.png (235 KB, 808x783) google yandex iqdb wait *Sips drink* >it doesn't have to be at night >it doesn't have to be in a large city >it doesn't need to be 3rd person >it doesn't need to have the different classes >it doesn't need the player to be able to use flying cars >lt doesn't need accessible interiors for buildings >>528634829 SLURRRRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP* >it doesn't matter that it has microtransactions despite being a $60 game >it doesn't matter that the protagonist is always a smug Josh Whedon quipfag >it doesn't matter that the map is tiny >it doesn't matter that you can travel across the map in 3 and a half minutes >lt doesn't need to have good music >it doesn't matter that all the artists on the soundtrack are Zomercore garbage >lt doesn't need to be free of liberal b------- >lt doesn't need to have good customisation options >it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices >it doesn't need you to be able to join different factions >it doesn't need to have killable NPCS >it doesn't need to have Trauma Team as a gameplay element the player can use >it doesn't need to have destructible environments >it doesn't need to have good graphics >it doesn't matter that CD Projekt Red is staffed by Americans now >it doesn't need mod support >it doesn't need to have good box art >It doesn't need to not blow all its budget on b list actors >it doesn't need to be an RPG >it doesn't need you to be able to purchase new apartments >it doesn't need you to be able to choose different childhood heroes >it doesn't need you to be able to customise your cars or apartment >it doesn't need Cyberpsychosis to be part of the game >it doesn't need VR support >it doesn't matter that it's cinematic garbage >it doesn't need good Al >it doesn't need good vehicle handling >it doesn't matter that it has a s--- visual style >it doesn't need to have genders >it doesn't need to not be downgraded >it doesn't matter that there's less customisation options than in the e3 demo >it doesn't matter that you can't see your character in cutscenes >it doesn't matter that customisation is useless >it doesn't need to not be GTA 2077 >it doesn't need to not have degenerate anti-white american zoomer pandering artists >it doesnt matter that the music has s----- mumble rap in it >it doesn't matter that it gets delayed again after being in development for 7 years >it doesn't need to have massive crowds of people >it doesn't matter that the devs aren't even at their offices anymore to work on the f------ game >lt doesn't matter that FemV is even uglier now >IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT IT WAS DELAYED AGAIN LMAO >lt doesn't matter if they ban their community for expressing concern on political bias' influences >it doesn't matter that the city is almost completely empty >it doesn't matter that the map is 1/4th made of solar panels >it doesn't matter that the map is 1/4th made of water >it doesn't matter that you can't swim >it doesn't matter there are no boats to traverse water meaning the map is EVEN SMALLER than it appears >it doesn't matter that you can't customise vehicles >it doesn't matter that you can't control the spiderbots >it doesn't matter that the melee combat is dogshit >it doesn't matter that they removed wardrobes >it doesn't matter that they removed different body types >it doesn't matter that they removed wall running >lt doesn't matter that they removed dual wielding >lt doesn't matter that the devs admitted that the melee combat is s--- >lt doesn't matter that the devs announced DLC before it released >it doesn't matter that all the default presets are ugly PART 2 OF 3 LMAO EVEN MORE S--- BEING ADDED CDPREDDITORS ON SUICIDE WATCH >it doesn't matter that it has tacked on multiplayer >it doesn't matter that npc's don't refer to you as "he/she" anymore I Anonymous 10/15/20(Thu)19:03:05 No.528635308 v >>528635552 Check Em.jpg (69 KB, 537x859) google yandex iqdb wait >it doesn't matter that it's smaller than Witcher 3 >it doesn't matter that it's shorter than Witcher 3 >>528634829 >>528634952 PART 3/3 BITCHES **************SLURRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPP PPPPPPP************* CYBERCRAP DEFENDERS ON SUICIDE WATCH!!!! Part 1/3 LMAO F------ CYBERSHILLS >It doesn't matter that the devs completely ruined the original concepts aesthetics >it doesn't matter that it has horrendous pop in >it doesn't matter that NPC's don't react to you running them over >it doesn't matter that the game has shitloads of chromatic aberration >it doesn't matter that the textures are a blurry mess >it doesn't matter that ps3 games look better than the "next gen" game >it doesn't matter that the vehicle handling and collision is garbage >it doesn't matter that they added a pro-noun system WE ARE NOW HERE >It doesn't matter that it got delayed again into 2021 >lt doesn't matter that the game is a buggy p------------ >lt doesn't matter that the expansions have all the good stuff they cut out of the original game >it doesn't need dynamic weather systems >it doesn't need to have a branching story >it doesn't need to have substance >IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE CYBERPUNK CYBERCOPE 2077 SHILLS ON SUICIDE WATCH

Several Shazam edits and photoshops gradually appeared on the board as Shazamposters eventually moved on from Cyberpunk 2077 and started to target other games. On February 3rd, 2021, a Mass Effect edit was posted[4] (shown below, left). On March 16th, an Elden Ring edit appeared, with Shazam sipping on a game-themed beverage[5] (shown below, right).


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On YouTube

On December 19th, 2020, YouTube channel Sckarton uploaded a video titled "Cyberpunk 2077 kneel to Shazam", showing an NPC of the game sliding on her knees and praying to Shazam. The video received over 4,100 views and 190 likes in 6 months (shown below, left). On January 2nd, 2021, YouTuber Charlatan Wonder referenced the meme by wearing a Shazam costume in his Cyberpunk 2077 review titled "The Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Review (Part 1?): The Shazam-ening". The video received over 39,500 views and 2,500 likes in 5 months.



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>it doesn't have to be at night
>it doesn't have to be in a large city
>it doesn't need to be 3rd person
>it doesn't need to have the different classes
WE ARE NOW HERE
>it doesn't need to have real dialogue choices
>it doesn't need to have a branching story
>it doesn't need to need good graphics
>it doesn't need to have substance
>it doesn't need to not be GTA 2077
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It fucking terrorizes me just how accurate this copypasta turned out to be when you remember that it was directed towards Cyberpunk 2077 before it was released.
Is as if they knew that the game was going to be dogshit on release.

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