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The Gamer Graveyard refers to a website where internet users are able to "bury" their friends who quit playing video games. On the site, people can add gamer tags, usernames or any other item they think should be memorialized in the graveyard. The website was created in late November 2021 and memes about it appeared most notably on Reddit and Facebook shortly after.
The Gamer Graveyard website was released on November 22nd, 2021, headed by the team behind Opera GX, a gaming-oriented version of the web browser Opera. Opera GX announced the website in a tweet they posted on November 22nd (shown below), receiving 43 likes in one week.
Announcements of the website also appeared on Facebook. The verified Facebook page PC Gamer posted about it on November 22nd as well and received 514 reactions over one week. Arabic Facebook circles also showed an early interest in the Gamer Graveyard. For instance, @TH3.professional posted about it on November 23rd, 2021, and received roughly 1,000 reactions in one week.
Memes about the Gamer Graveyard appeared on Reddit before anywhere else, where Redditors began referencing the website within image macros. Redditor YeetVegetables posted the first known example to /r/memes  on November 23rd, 2021. The meme (shown below) made a reference to an abandoned Minecraft dog waiting for its owner to come home. It received roughly 7,700 upvotes over the course of one week.
More Redditors posted memes about the Gamer Graveyard on November 23rd. Redditor Morchel03 posted the second-known meme to /r/memes. The GIF (shown below) used a video of Metal Gear protagonist Snake saluting in a graveyard to demonstrate being in the Gamer Graveyard. It received roughly 5,300 upvotes in one week.
Morchel03's meme was also reposted on Facebook that same day, posted to the meme page Meme Supreme with a Side of Garlic Bread. There, it received 134 reactions over one week.