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Before I hear any cries in agreement or in rage, let me
quickly say (Specter520…I swear to GOD, put down that pitchfork…jk bro lol)
that this blog is in no way as serious as you might think it is. Yes, since
this is the Internet and people are easily offended, I thought I should cover
my arse from the onset and point out that this is largely SATIRICAL. So sit
back, laugh a little, and make sure the point of this all doesn’t slip you by.
Because you’re all morons…unless you game on a pc.
Alright look gang, I’m going to be honest with you all. I am
a PC gamer. That’s right. All I care about are high FPS, neon blue case lights
(mine even changes colors too), and how developers who were PC-first are
selling out left and right. And if you took anything from that last sentence
seriously, I shake my head at you.
My point is, yes I’m a PC gamer, but am I an elitist pig?
Okay well actually…drop the elitist and you might be on to something (do not
put a domino’s sub in front of me…or if you do, remove your hand very quickly).
I am honestly HAPPY that developers throughout this generation have managed to
bring these great PC experiences to more affordable consoles.
PC gaming does have its benefits, but so do console gaming...I think.
Why? Well, let’s face it… not everyone can be rich like me
and own an ’02 Ford Taurus that hemorrhages gas like it’s bad Indian food (I’m
part India…it’s okay). Oh yeah…I got that car for free. Oh yeah, I’m a believer
in public transportation now…and running. But, whether or not computers are
affordable gaming platforms is a discussion for another day. My opinion, they
are… Save it…save it. That day will come.
These misconceptions about PC gamers is just as hurtful and
wrong as the misconception that everybody on Xbox playing CoD are 12 year
olds…even if they’re really 39. And as we all know, being twelve and ACTING
twelve are two different things. The second one is much, MUCH worse.
Still totalllllyyyy not taking sides. Also, speaking of stereotypes wow...just wow.
See how messed up they can be? Just sayin..
Now I am not saying such stereotypes are always wrong. I am
a PC gamer and I will tell you right now, I am better than you (kidding). After
all, the very nature of a stereotype is that it originates from a common truth.
But you have to consider two things in regards how true a stereotype remains:
(1) Its historical origin
(2) Whether or not it is still currently relevant.
The idea that PC gamers are elitists is one that started way
back when computer entertainment was much more expensive. I’m not saying it
still isn’t, but statistically speaking, can you honestly argue against the
fact that more and more homes today have access to at least one computer?
See? Even among computer users, there's still squabbling. Also, I'm not taking sides.
Also, whoever made this image, I've got bad news for you... you're a homophobe
With that said, the stereotype is fading, because with
accessibility, the very notion of being an elitist goes out the window. You’re
not elite if you’re not special. Therefore, the cultural relevance of that
stereotype is in a sharp decline. I just bought my parents a $600 HP from
Coscto that included a 23” full HD LED screen. Don’t tell me that’s not a good
deal lol. It plays Amnesia just fine too :P. Not that any of us has the guts to
play that game for too long. Me poor old grandmum nearly had a heart attack,
yes she did.
But keep in mind, I mentioned it is FADING. We do still have
the FPS nuts who tout how their computer is like five ps3’s combined, who’ve
got more tubes and fans going in and out of their system than their home’s A/C
unit, the ones who spend $1000 alone on flashy lights and excessive sound
systems with no real point besides blowing off their ear drums. But those kinds
of PC gamers are increasingly the minority in a much larger group. I for one, praise developers who manage to
bring their creative ip’s to all platforms so that more people can enjoy them.
Developers like CDProject, Frictional Games (you know it’s gonna be good when
they manage to port it) and Valve particularly (yeah, yeah I know about the PS3
crap a while back. But that’s irrelevant now) take the time to make sure their
experiences are enjoyable across all platforms. However, developers who take
the easy way out and make basic ports for either pc’s or consoles are typically
the spark plugs in these debates about what platform is better than the other,
that PC gaming is dying or superior or whatever the hell people want to gripe
about at that moment in time. And to those devs I say, no. *rolls up a
newspaper and slaps them on the nose* Bad! Bad developers… Wait, paper
newspapers still exist, right?
And face it folks, while there are still those FPS (frames
per second) jerks out there, there’s also the console equivalent. What it all
boils down to is being a fanboy or fangirl. PC Elitist is just a fancy way of
saying exactly that. And all those fanLOSERS are still the vast minority of
gamers out there. And least, let’s hope they are. Given the anonymous nature of
the Internet, they could easily be masking their numbers and eventually bring
about the apocalypse. You know, either them or the Illuminati…or whatever.
So here’s what it all boils down to. Don’t generalize, don’t
assume, and don’t accuse. Yes there are PC elitists, but they don’t and will
NEVER make up the whole…unlike those of the Xbox Live community. KIDDING
As always, take care gang,
Oh yeah... one last thought...
As if I WASN'T gonna include this pic. P.S. rumor has it they asked Gabe Newell to model for them.