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"All your base are belong to us"...again

Posted by Ziggy on March 26, 2001

Looks like we've had a mix-up. Here's a paraphrase of what I posted:

In the past few months you might have heard the phrase "All your base are belong to us" pop up. If you're wondering what in God's name it could mean, here's the story. It's basically a running joke about bad video game translation. About 11 years ago a video game called "Zero Wing" was released in Japan. The distributor wanted to release an English version for the US and European markets, but first the game had to be translated from Japanese to English. Well, apparently something was lost in the translation, and the results are hilarious. You can find the original introduction at There's also a music video at