What Kind of Gamer Are You joke meme.

What Kind of Gamer Are You?

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Updated Feb 16, 2023 at 11:02AM EST by Zach.

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About

What Kind of Gamer Are You? is a series of memes that parody a skewed perception of time between game releases, expressed by referring to games released a decade ago as "ancient." In memes, the phenomenon is typically parodied through comical exaggeration.

Origin

Prior to April 11th, 2018, an unknown user posted a Gamer Joker meme titled, "What kind of gamer are you?" The meme distributed 15 popular games from the past 12 years between three Jokers portrayed by Jared Leto, Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson, labeled, "New school," "Old school" and "Ancient Gamer," respectively (shown below).


WHAT KIND OF GAMER ARE YOU? New School - Fortnite - PUBG - Clash of Clans - Far Cry 5 - Overwatch Old School Modern Warfare 2 League of Legends -Angry Birds - Black Ops 2 - Bioshock Infinite Ancient Game - Halo 3 - Gears of War - Call of Duty 4 - Fallout 3 - Portal Whether young or old, brand new or classic, we are all gamers... We snipe our enemies, complete our quests, and most of all We get sh&#^ *t done. l guess what I'm trying to say is DON'T. MESS. WITH. US

On April 11th and 12th, Know Your Meme[1][2] users Artichoke and RandomMan archived the meme on the site, with the post garnering over 4,500 views and 23,200 views in five years.

Spread

On April 3rd, 2019, Know Your Meme[3] user Grobzoula posted the earliest found derivative meme using the format, an extended version that accumulated over 20 upvotes and 7,000 views in four years (shown below, left). On October 9th, 2020, Facebook[4] pate Molag Bal posted a parody version about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim re-releases, which gained over 480 reactions and 160 shares in two years (shown below, right).


WHAT KIND OF GAMER ARE YOU? Toddler School - Apex Legends - Black Ops 4 - Battlefield V Far Cry New Dawn New School - Fortnite - PUBG - Clash of Clans - Far Cry 5 - Overwatch Old School Modern Warfare 2 - League of Legends -Angry Birds - Black Ops 2 - Bioshock Infinite Ancient Gamer - Halo 3 - Gears of War - Call of Duty 4 - Fallout 3 Portal Whether young or old, brand new or classic, we are all gamers... We snipe our enemies, complete our quests, and most of a We get sh&#^ *t done. I guess what I'm trying to say is DON'T. MESS. WITH. US WHAT KIND OF GAMER ARE YOU? New School The Elder Scrolls V SKYRIM (VR Old School The Glder Scrolls V SKYRIM SPECLAL 1. 11ITION Ancient Gamer The Glder Scolis V SKYRIM Whether young or old, brand new or classic, we are all gamers. We snipe our enemies, complete our quests, and most of all.. We get sh&#^*t done. I guess what I'm trying to say is: DON'T. MESS. WITH. US.

The format did not see active spread until October 11th, 2022, when Twitter[5] user posted an ironic version about horror games released within the last eight years, referring to Poppy Playtime players, a game released one year prior, as "old school gamers." The post gained over 4,200 retweets and 54,200 likes in four months (shown below).


WHAT KIND OF GAMER, ARE YOU? O RAINBOW FRIENDS POPPY PLAYTIME R O NEW SCHOOL GAMER 100 100 OLD SCHOOL GAMER RETRO GAMER ANCIENT GAMER PRE-HISTORIC GAMER

The spread of the post prompted more use of the format in the following months, with several versions going viral across all major social media platforms.

Various Examples


WHAT KIND OF GAMER, ARE YOU? (2023 EDITION) BATTLE ROYALE CHAPTER 4 SON SHINE made with mematic 1301 NEW GAMER OLD GAMER MEDIEVAL GAMER X ANCIENT GAMER 100 100 PRE-HISTORIC GAMER WHAT KIND OF GAMER, ARE YOU? ACA The Elder Scrolls V SKYRIM ANNIVERSARY EDITION The Elder Scrolls V SKYRIM VR SPECIAL EDITION The Elder Scrolls V RETRO SKYRIM GAMER SKYRIM LEGENDARY EDITION The Elder Scrolls V SKYRIM NEW SCHOOL GAMER 100 100 https://twitter.com/Armor_of_Fafnir OLD SCHOOL GAMER ANCIENT GAMER PRE-HISTORIC GAMER WHAT KIND OF GAMER. ARE YOU? O RAINBOW FRIENDS POPPY PLAYTIME R H www**** NEW SCHOOL GAMER 100 100 OLD SCHOOL GAMER RETRO GAMER ANCIENT GAMER GAMER WITH PC [you must play this gamel
WHAT KIND OF GAMER ARE YOU? New School BPSS PREMIUM EDITION gRand theft auto 18 Old School B PS4. PREMIUM EDITION gRand theft auto R. 18 Ancient Gamer ESZ T grand Sthert auto R. 18 WHAT KIND OF GAMER ARE YOU? New School - Fortnite - Skyrim Clash of Clans Morbius: The Video Game - Overwatch 2 Old School - Skyrim - League of Legends - Angry Birds Raid: Shadow Legends - Demon Souls Ancient Gamer - Halo Infinite Skyrim Witcherino 3 - Fallout: New Vegas - Elden Ring WHAT KIND OF GAMER, ARE YOU? MR UNCANNY'S TICKLE FUNHOUSE OF PLAYHOUR GARTEN OF BANBAN 00 GARTEN OF BANBAN RAINBOW FRIENDS POPPY PLAYTIME NEW SCHOOL GAMER 100 100 OLD SCHOOL GAMER RETRO GAMER ANCIENT GAMER PRE-HISTORIC GAMER

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External References

[1] Know Your Meme – New School, Old School and Ancient Gamers unite

[2] Know Your Meme – What Kind of Gamer Are You?

[3] Know Your Meme – What Kind of Gamer Are You – Updated

[4] Facebook – Molag Bal

[5] Twitter – @phisnom

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