Monday, July 11, 2011

Understanding Gamerish: PC games.

Gamers rule the internet. It is a fact. Non gamers may spend a lot of their time on the internet but gamers spend all their time on the internet. This is why whenever you google anything, something game related appears around page 4. Page 20 is nothing but gifs from games.

So we're basically a cult that rules the internet and we use a secret language to wage persistent and futile war against each other in silly arguments with no stakes whatsoever. Here's the first in a no doubt successful, frequent and long running series.

PC Games. PC games means all PC games except the ones that come free with computers, games you play on social networking sites, flash games, promotional games, virtual versions of board games, virtual versions of card games or all that shovelware. "PC games" specifically refers to games with elves, simulators, shooty men or games where you have to click on a base. Which accounts for roughly <1% of games you can play on a PC. When referring to PC games you have to pretend that they are somehow under threat or on the verge of going extinct despite the fact that they are by far the biggest group of games that have ever existed.

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