‘it’s on like donkey kong’. OH SHIT NINTENDO MIGHT SUE.
‘oh sure’, you’re thinking to yourself. ‘obnoxious gamer just likes to bitch about things’. that’s true, but nintendo is actually being a little ridiculous. as in ‘want to trademark a phrase used in popular culture’. evidently, ‘it’s on like donkey kong’ was up for grabs and i had no fucking clue.
here’s what they said, according to cnn:
Nintendo claims that the catchphrase “is an old, popular Nintendo phrase that has a number of possible interpretations depending on how it’s used.”
“In addition to Nintendo’s use, it has been used in popular music, television and film over the years, pointing to Donkey Kong’s status as an enduring pop-culture icon and video game superstar,” they said Wednesday in a written release.
who know? maybe this is because they’re launching a new game at the end of this month. i have it on good authority though that they are bored off of their faces and were ‘looking for a project’.