I played through SC1 single and multiplayer, but aside from the GB crew discussions, I never heard that the phrase is something that is representative of the character.
Apparently, neither did Blizzard...
"This is Jimmy" really an iconic catchphrase?
Probably not Iconic but I always get a kick out of having Jim Raynor as the voice that picks up when my phone is turned off going "This is Jimmy. Mr. Petersen can't come to the phone at the moment so leave him a message and he will get back to you once we get back from murdering some nasty bugs"
I've felt cool ever since Starcraft 1 because I had Robert Clotworthy doing that for me (back then I was just a fan and didn't work as a reviewer).
Then I found out he cheated on me and has done it for many people :(
I'm glad that I've been able to keep that soundfile for all that time though. I have a 1gb USB Key now that's just dedicated to that one single file.
Sadly it's not iconic enough for other people to get it besides the gamer friends and family who are gamers.
So that's only like 2 friends (I don't have many people I call "friends") and my mom and dad who knows who Jimmy even is.
- "You must construct additional pylons."
- "We require more vespene gas."
- "Battlecruiser operational."
- That noise the Ghost's nuke laser made when he started targeting.
- Any number of the Zergling's weird animal noises.
Those spring to mind when I think about Starcraft. I think the whole "This is Jimmy." thing is a good meme, if a little forced.
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