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    Default Fail....Epic Fail

    Where did the term: Fail originate? Not the word so much, but the larger use of it on the internet
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    Default Re: Fail....Epic Fail

    If it's something on the internet, there's a good chance that it originated from 4chan.
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    Default Re: Fail....Epic Fail

    Fail, as used on the internet, originated before 4chan's time. Your best bet is probably about 10-15 years ago when multiplayer 3D FPSs became common. IIRC Unreal Tournament said something along the lines of "epic fail" if you committed suicide (just like BF:BC2 does).
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    Default Re: Fail....Epic Fail

    According to Wikipedia, it may have originated in an instance of Engrish in the 1998 Neo Geo video game 'Blazing Star'.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_fail#Internet_memes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazing...ternet_Culture

    Never having played the game, I can't really comment.
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    Default Re: Fail....Epic Fail

    I never thought about where it came from before, but from a video game makes sense.

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    Blazing Star. . . . . . .Never heard of that one
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