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By / 02.15.13

It’s for people who actually “get” the latest craze on the internet. Which I don’t. Then again, I never understood Gangnam Style either.

I came across the following the other day, and was totally confused. Perhaps it’s bad to admit the following, given that I get all my news and entertainment from the internet, but I had no idea what the Harlem Shake was. And after doing a fair amount of research, I still don’t get it. But my editor thought it might be such a bad idea to share it anyway, plus it IS fairly red hot at the moment…

… Courtesy of NMATV, otherwise known as the Taiwanese CGI news crew. They clearly had a bunch of computer models lying around, from various parodies Skyrim, Borderlands, Tekken, and Diablo parodies, or something like that.

But yeah, this Harlem Shake thing is a seriously big deal. If you look on YouTube, there are tons of videos using Call of Duty alone. Here’s just one random example (which might cause a epilepsy, so be warned)…

Given the overwhelming amount of positive comments found in every example, all I can say is that I’m officially getting old.


TAGSborderlandsCall of DutydiabloGamingharlem shakeskyrimTekkenVideo games
About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.

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