Home Gaming FFD: Is it time to abandon the PC “Master Race”?

FFD: Is it time to abandon the PC “Master Race”?

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It all started with a bit of mocking derision. Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw whimsically made fun of the elitist attitude PC gamers held, calling them the glorious PC Master Race. Seven years ago, that Nazi analogy, used ironically, picked up momentum – and somehow, PC gamers started calling themselves that. And it’s become ingrained in the “core” gaming culture.

“It worked as a hyperbolic joke when it was first said as a hyperbolic joke, and I did think it was a little funny to embrace the criticism ironically—for a moment,” PC Gamer’s Tyler Wilde said two weeks ago when he proposed that PC gamers give up the mantle, used unironically these days.

“[Those who use it] don’t get the context, and even if I explained it to them, a half-forgotten seven-year-old internet joke doesn’t expunge the historical meaning from the phrase, which refers to the Aryan race, which is a term still used by people with swastika tattoos. I think I’ll go ahead and distance myself from the Aryan Brotherhood, if you don’t mind.”

Continuing, he says that even though its use is memetic, it reeks of fascism.

“Master Race” has nothing to do with my values as a PC gamer. It’s not about shunning or excluding—it’s about openness and freedom. Run a game at 8K if you want, or mod Santa Claus into Skyrim and deliver everyone presents, or build a giant multi-monitor flight simulator. That’s PC gaming, not xenophobic slang.”

He proposes that PC gamers, if they wish to be hailed as a collective, choose not to use nomenclature that invokes imagery of white supremacy; not as some sort of politically correct, SJW agenda – but because comparing yourselves to Nazis just isn’t cool.

“I just hope that next time you leave a comment you’ll consider replacing “PC Master Race” with something more creative, and I’m so sure we can be more creative than to make a Hitler analogy on the internet, a sea of Hitler analogies. When we finally move on, we can still smirk at 790p Xbox One games—we just won’t have to remind everyone of white supremacists when we do.”

I’ve used the terminology myself, mostly as a bit of derision about elitist attitudes – but I understand Wilde’s plea here. There has to be something else, something better that PC gamers can use as a label, an identity.

What do you think? Are you a proud member of the Master Race? Do you find it insensitive to the injustices suffered under the hands of vile, evil men nearly 80 years ago? Do you have any better ideas for names pixel-pushing PC pundits should use instead?

Last Updated: January 30, 2015

267 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 30, 2015 at 10:35

    I like the one mentioned on the Evolve article the other day, Monster Race. It’s more versatile & gives the peasants something to work with too, which is fair. That’s right, the rest of you lot are still peasants.

    Reply

    • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

      January 30, 2015 at 10:39

      With the price of consoles these days I doubt they can still be called peasants. If the PC gamers need to come up with a new name then I propose we do the same for console gamers.

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 10:40

        But then I’d have to think about them. Yuck. 🙁

        Reply

        • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

          January 30, 2015 at 10:40

          Do it for the greater good.

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 10:41

            Fine!

            How about “the unenlightened”?

          • R4ziel

            January 30, 2015 at 10:43

            I actually smiled quite broadly at “The unenlightened”.

            I think I like it, just to bad that I had to think of the filthy console peasants in order to link them to a new name… urgh

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:44

            Hows about, I’ve finished GTAV on PS3 and PS4 but you’re still waiting? Okay that’s not really a name

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 10:46

            How’s about, if I cared about exclusive games I’d get the platform they’re on?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:46

            Much better

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 11:20

            Add water here, and here 😛

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:27

            Surely you feel similarly about watching high-def movies? 😉

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 11:31

            On my Xbox? Yeah 😛

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:32

            WE BOTH KNOW I WAS TALKING ABOUT YOUR PC 😛

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 11:37

            I’m tempted to use all my savings to just buy a PC that will shread yours yo! Is that how you guys ‘throw’ down?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:40

            We don’t throw our PCs, they’re even bigger & heavier than an Xbox One. N00B!

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 12:05

            Oh I am not so sure, I saw @rock789 ‘s Box the other day 0_O

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 12:06

            ….really? Wow, that’s… that’s a bit personal :/

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 12:20

            He even let me play with it…

          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            January 30, 2015 at 10:46

            If a company doesn’t want to make more money from other markets PC gamers can’t really be held accountable for that. Surely that’s just a stupid move by the distribution house?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:47

            Not if they made more than enough cash from console sales.

          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            January 30, 2015 at 10:49

            More than enough? NEVER! MOAR cash is MOAR 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:51

            Yeah, I don’t remember the budget for GTAV but it was a lot and it’s gonna look fantastic on PC.

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 10:51

            Year and a half later, but yes. 😉

          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            January 30, 2015 at 10:52

            If it ever gets there 😛

            Personally I like the Saints Row series better but each to their own.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:54

            Playing Gat out of Hell at the moment. Feels like a fifth of a game. It’s not bad, there’s just not enough gameplay

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 10:55

            SR 4 was already just hanging on to SR3, + content.
            Looking forward to them bringing out something fresh, and without the superpowers.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:58

            In one of the five endings God resets everything.

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 11:03

            Oh good.

          • So Hard (Umar)

            January 30, 2015 at 10:48

            Oh noz! Now the justifications are gonna start!
            “But Hammer, why do we need GTA V when we have 500 indie games that we will never play but brag about because Lord Gabe gave it to us at on only $2”

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 10:50

            Or “My backlog is 15 000 hours. But I’m still buying games on sale” They might as well start nazi saluting Gaben every time another sale starts being named after the Aryan race and all

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:25

            I actually play the games I buy. And don’t buy shit I don’t want.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            January 30, 2015 at 11:01

      • Gerhard Davids

        January 30, 2015 at 10:54

        “Just because one has a pot to piss in does not make one a Duke.” – Some old smart person probably.

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  2. So Hard (Umar)

    January 30, 2015 at 10:39

    I got a nickname for PC gamers. Gamers.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 10:42

      That’ll never catch on.

      Reply

      • So Hard (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 10:43

        #NotAllGamers

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        • Ottokie

          January 30, 2015 at 10:56

          “Hastags” will never catch on

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    • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

      January 30, 2015 at 11:03

      TL;DR – Tired of men losing their testicles.

      Even the word “Gamer” will get thrown in the dirt somehow. I respect Wilde’s stance, I’d even go as far as agreeing with him about this not really having anything to do with my personal values. What I definitely disagree with though, is making the link to Nazism in the first place.

      Why make such a big fuss? Kinda reminds me of the Witcher 3 “downgrade” nonsense… People only see what they want to see. Why actively turn something (currently) harmless in to hate? Yes it’s elitist, but even frikkin’ Woolworths can be seen as elitist if looked at with this view. This is how Top Gear gets banned from a country for an ambiguous number plate.

      Elitism can be harmful but if done right it can also bring people together. I’ll stay positive and think it’s done the latter. That goes for peasants too.

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      • So Hard (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 11:07

        Yeah, I don’t like the term Master Race, but think for now, we just need to chill a bit. Too much heat in this industry. I get where it’s all coming from, but its depressing sometimes, ya know?

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        • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

          January 30, 2015 at 11:22

          Agreed. I just want to play games again, that’s all. I miss that. All the bad vibes are ruining my gaming mojo.

          All these unnecessarily forced and intensely-polarising debates do is divide us and spread negativity. We should give coverage to more constructive people in the industry… I guess that’s what I was trying to say.

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          • So Hard (Umar)

            January 30, 2015 at 11:38

            Yeah no for sure. I still beliebe we should speak up against anything wrong, but I feel the same as you. Just want to enjoy games and nothing more

    • RinceThis

      January 30, 2015 at 11:21

      I like this. So sick of this elitist bullshit.

      Reply

      • So Hard (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 11:37

        Feel you brother

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  3. R4ziel

    January 30, 2015 at 10:39

    Right, let me be the first to say that I love the phrase PC master race and ive never really identified it directly with Hitler and his cronies or ideas. I like to think that PC gamers are the masters of all the races, and that is what I take from the phrase.

    I think this linking it to the 3rd reich is crap and not what most people do.

    PC Master Race FTW

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  4. Quo Vadis?

    January 30, 2015 at 10:40

    Yes. The answer is YES!
    They should choose one that is more suited to them, like geek squad or muppet race ;P

    Reply

    • Spathi

      January 30, 2015 at 11:07

      Clan Neckbeard, who hails from the far of lands of Parentsbasementendos!

      Reply

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 30, 2015 at 11:15

        Like that episode of South Park, “make love, not warcraft” XD

        Reply

    • Graham Barnes

      September 27, 2015 at 01:25

      How old are you kid…12? using generalizing terms like that and then referring to the southpark episode clearly you must be low brow whit, especially when you type lame emotes at he end of your comments,
      obviously a console scrub.

      Reply

  5. Dutch Matrix

    January 30, 2015 at 10:41

    Meh. When I started reading Laygamer, and I read the term master race being thrown about, my first thought was not anything related to the Klu Klux Klan, the holocaust or any other similiar horrendous act committed against non-deserving people.
    Only a bunch of guys playing up the superiority of their gaming machine of choice against console players.
    I am not insensitive to people that have suffered injustices in the past. Nor am I one that propogates forgive and forget.
    But where do we stop with this PC thing we’ve started?

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    • Weanerdog

      January 30, 2015 at 14:23

      “PC thing” best pun ever.

      Reply

  6. Ghost In The Rift

    January 30, 2015 at 10:42

    PC “Gaming Race” or “Keyboard Race”, dont know why they would link it with Hitler, its just a nickname, like Yo Mamma.:-P

    Reply

  7. Hammersteyn

    January 30, 2015 at 10:42

    There’s been a new one for a while which I find a lot less offensive. Also calling gamers peasants or casual is juvenile.
    http://i.imgur.com/IXjddF5.png

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    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 30, 2015 at 10:44

      Yup, The “Mustard Race” is a good choice to start with:-P

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        January 30, 2015 at 10:50

        NOOOOO!!!!! They used Mustard Gas in ‘Nam!!!! Insensitive Bastards!!!

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 30, 2015 at 10:50

          XD

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        • Ghost In The Rift

          January 30, 2015 at 10:53

          Yeah, how could those insensitive bastards use mustard in Vietnam, absolutely disgusting..XD

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 10:54

            lol

    • Captain JJ the crafter

      January 30, 2015 at 10:51

      I personally choose Tobasco. 🙂

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 30, 2015 at 10:52

        Yes! This pizza place like going to bottles their own hot sauce. Secret recipe and all but it’s so good

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the crafter

          January 30, 2015 at 10:53

          Hot sauce on a pizza.
          Take my upvote.

          Reply

    • RinceThis

      January 30, 2015 at 11:22

      Yuk, French 0_O

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 30, 2015 at 11:28

        They were out of cross & blackwell

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  8. Spathi

    January 30, 2015 at 10:46

    I just laugh at people throwing around the “PC Master Race” thing, all the while waiting for Steam sales to by indie games at $1.99. “We can run Skyrim with mods at 4K, but in reality we wait for Steam sales and buy games that would run on a calculator.”

    But regarding the statements quoted in the article: Fuck off please and grow a brain. I’m so tired of all this hyper PC (political correctness) nonsense. The Master Race reference in it’s current context has nothing to do with the Aryan race, no matter how it started.

    PS: PCMRFTW

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  9. Captain JJ the crafter

    January 30, 2015 at 10:48

    Fuck, people are sensitive these days.

    Reply

    • Spathi

      January 30, 2015 at 10:48

      Please, stop swearing.

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        January 30, 2015 at 10:49

        Please stop asking people to stop swearing. I find that offensive, fuckit!

        Reply

        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 10:49

          Don’t be a cunt, his request is perfectly fucking reasonable.

          Reply

          • So Hard (Umar)

            January 30, 2015 at 10:50

            kak

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 30, 2015 at 10:53

            The Politically correct term is “Don’t be a Vagina…” you P@&S

          • Spathi

            January 30, 2015 at 10:54

            Hahhaha!!!

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 10:59

            You wouldn’t know a poes if one slapped you in the FACE!!!!

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 30, 2015 at 11:00

            Oh Snap!!!!

            There be a bitch fight in here…0_o

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:04

            My colleague said earlier, “is it just me or am I being a bitch?” To which I replied, “are you breathing?”

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 30, 2015 at 11:17

            LOL!!!!

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:18

            hahahahaha

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 30, 2015 at 11:41

            Well, I would have known one, had you not been hiding behind that stupid p@&s-like avatar of yours!!!

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:44

            Awwww, does my avatar WUB you up the wrong the way?

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 30, 2015 at 11:47

            No. Your apparent lack of brain does. (Okay, please tell me you know this entire conversation is made in jest, right?

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:58

            hahahaha, of course I do XD

            Lost your nerve a bit there? 😛

          • Dutch Matrix

            January 30, 2015 at 12:08

            No. Just been burned before by a d00s not a lot different from you. 😛

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 12:13

            THEY BURN? Fuck man, #foreverSP fo’ life!

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 12:23

            YOU CALLING ME A D00S?!?!?!

            Well. Well. Well… I’m not a box. 🙁

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:48

            After saying that did you drop the mike or the BASS?

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:59

            I don’t know a Mike, so I would have had to drop the BASS.

            Now a mic on the other hand (which is short for microphone) – that might have been another matter.

            English. More important than you think.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 12:06

            I didn’t capitalise mike though, also http://grammarist.com/spelling/mic-mike/

            So… moot? 😀

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 12:10

            “I work in the field of live event production, have done so for 15 years, and have a BA in Audio Engineering. I’ve never seen any industry professional (or even amateur for that matter) write the word “mike” in reference to a microphone. It is an abbreviation after all. It may be “mike” if you’re an English major, but if you handle a microphone more than once a week, it’s “mic”.”

            From the comments in that article. It’s not moot.

            And to be honest, Americans destroy English to make it more “sensible” to them, because they can’t be bothered to actually learn English. You know, the language that originated in England. The form of English we use here. 😛

            hehehehe

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 12:48

            If one did, I sure would not want to know it.

          • Mossel

            January 30, 2015 at 12:21

            hahahaha ah man, that was fantastic.

      • Hammersteyn

        January 30, 2015 at 10:52

        Please stop complaining 😛

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    • hairyknees

      January 30, 2015 at 10:49

      YOU GO WASH THAT FILTHY MOUTH OF YOURS RIGHT THIS INSTANT!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        January 30, 2015 at 10:49

        Sorry. Edits* ;P

        Reply

        • Spathi

          January 30, 2015 at 10:50

          Made me feel bad as well, so I’ll go edit my post also 😀

          Reply

      • So Hard (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 10:49

        You fucking tell him Matty!!!

        Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        January 30, 2015 at 10:50

        Are you ordering me? Like Hitler would?

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        • hairyknees

          January 30, 2015 at 10:54

          No, I’m ordering you like I would a meal at a takeaway joint! Wait…

          Reply

          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            January 30, 2015 at 10:54

            And you want mayo with that?

          • hairyknees

            January 30, 2015 at 10:55

            HOLD THE MAYO!

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 10:55

            Hahahaha

          • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

            January 30, 2015 at 10:56

            That’s what he said…

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 11:01

            Dayum

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 10:59

            The problem isn’t the holding, it’s the shaking.

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 10:55

            LOL

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 10:55

            Happy Meal it is!

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 10:51

        Leave JJ alone you DOTA cosmetics obsessed cabbage!

        Reply

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 30, 2015 at 10:51

          Oh wait, now I see…

          Reply

        • hairyknees

          January 30, 2015 at 10:53

          xD

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    • R4ziel

      January 30, 2015 at 10:51

      I agree with this 100%

      Reading this article and the Hatred pre order trailer one I though to myself, are people really actually worried about crap like that? Like when I say Master Race, do I offend anyone? Are people THAT easilly offended?

      Holy crap, im alot more relaxed than most people it seems.

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      • So Hard (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 10:54

        It’s not just offending people, it’s a tasteless nickname that should have never caught on the way it did. It is a Hitler Analogy after all, even if most gamers don’t view it that way. I for one am not sure why PC peeps keep using that label.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 30, 2015 at 11:05

        I can hardly browse 9gag or watch a gaming video without someone harping on about the Master Race. As if we need a constant reminder every single fucking day of the year till the universe implodes on their smugness. I play on both Pc and console and I don’t feel the need in the slightest to do this, so I have to think that these people don’t own a console, which is sad. because they are missing out.

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    • hubble19

      January 30, 2015 at 11:10

      I agree. I use the term, it doesn’t remind me of Hitler, it doesn’t make me want to get a swastika tattoo in my neck, it doesn’t make me racist, supremacist, bloody top peanut or anything, I still love fluffy kittens, and if my using the term makes this guy uncomfortable then he should either grow a thicker skin or emigrate to the moon because expecting everyone to stop doing it is just silly. Probably just attention seeking. He should play more games and worry less.

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    • RinceThis

      January 30, 2015 at 11:22

      You can talk!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        January 30, 2015 at 11:31

        :'(

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    • Rock789

      January 30, 2015 at 13:18

      I cannot upvote this and ALL comments this started enough!!! Bravo sir… Bravo!! **initiates slow clap** 🙂

      Reply

  10. L337J1MB0B

    January 30, 2015 at 10:51

    In all honesty I’ve never had a problem with the term, even as a console gamer.. but I must admit that 7 years on it is getting a bit tired… be a bit more creative I say.

    Reply

  11. Gavin Mannion

    January 30, 2015 at 10:51

    Started reading.. saw people whining.. couldnt’ care anymore

    Had it with people being offended by shit

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    • L337J1MB0B

      January 30, 2015 at 10:52

      Have people taking offense, offended you?

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        January 30, 2015 at 10:55

        totally… where’s my damn apologies

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        • Spathi

          January 30, 2015 at 10:56

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          • Spathi

            January 30, 2015 at 10:59

            (refresh)

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 11:02

            (too lazy)

    • Nitro

      January 30, 2015 at 12:57

      Right??? Where do I give you more upvotes

      Reply

  12. Guest

    January 30, 2015 at 10:51

    Mountain meet molehill….

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  13. oVg elfroot slayer

    January 30, 2015 at 10:52

    After seeing how advanced the PC is to the NEXT GEN consoles, they can call themselves whatever the fcuk they want.

    Like America, they walked on the FCUKING moon after 3.5billion years of evolution. They can do what the fcuk they want.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/SsauHellwpsA0/giphy.gif

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 10:55

      The Witcher is coming
      Don’t support DRM

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 10:57

        It’s just not the same when you say it :/

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        • Captain JJ the crafter

          January 30, 2015 at 10:58

          I agree. Not enough heart in it.

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 30, 2015 at 10:59

          It’s become a reflex, If Ryanza doesn’t say it someone has to or I go nuts.

          Reply

    • So Hard (Umar)

      January 30, 2015 at 10:57

      That looks amazing, dat water doe!

      Reply

    • Captain JJ the crafter

      January 30, 2015 at 10:58

      O_O

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      January 30, 2015 at 11:25

      4.5, get your shit right!

      Reply

      • Tosh MA

        January 30, 2015 at 11:26

        Americans don’t believe in evolution. They were created like 3000 years ago. By God. Or something.

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        • RinceThis

          January 30, 2015 at 11:27

          BWAHAHHAAH! This times a million!

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 30, 2015 at 11:30

          XD XD XD

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        • Brady miaau

          January 30, 2015 at 11:36

          6000 odd years. 4000 or so BC. Fossils proves the creator has a sense of humour.

          and I am a very religious person. Does not mean evolution or passage of time did not or does not exist. Just proves a lot of people out there do not understand what they quite literally preach.

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          • Ryanza

            January 30, 2015 at 13:32

            Evolution is bullshit. Big Bang is bullshit. I am not saying that the 6000 years or whatever, religious people are trying to preach is correct but the way evolution and the big bang is taught is bullshit.
            When it come out that evolution and the big bang theory is not sound and needs to be re-looked at, Hawking, the Pope and others come out and said evolution is real.
            So fuck em for trying to impose these theories on us to make it seem that they are credible with bullshit theories.

      • oVg elfroot slayer

        January 30, 2015 at 11:37

        • Brady miaau

          January 30, 2015 at 11:51

          Not funnny, this chap is. (Not Elfroot, the guy in the pic)

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        January 30, 2015 at 11:46

        3000 Years to some people.

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  14. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 30, 2015 at 10:54

    I never thought of it in the way that guy says. Sure, I know the Master Race connotation in WW2, but seriously if you get offended by this, you are an idiot. PC gamers are of all races, creeds, hair colours, eye colours, genders, tall and short, thin and fat. So it actually “goes against” the original idea behind it and I still think it is ironic.

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    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      January 30, 2015 at 10:56

      Just trying to “cash in” on the recent Auschwitz remembrance…

      Reply

  15. hairyknees

    January 30, 2015 at 10:54

    Can’t we all just be friends? 🙁

    Reply

    • L337J1MB0B

      January 30, 2015 at 10:55

      We can, you can’t.

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      • hairyknees

        January 30, 2015 at 10:57

        #Shotsfired :O

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    • So Hard (Umar)

      January 30, 2015 at 10:56

      Joey and Chandler type friends? Or online COD community type friends :O ?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        January 30, 2015 at 10:56

        Online COD friends are like rednecks, where sleeping with each other’s mothers is a normal thing.

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        • So Hard (Umar)

          January 30, 2015 at 10:57

          So…..Online COD friends then?

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      • hairyknees

        January 30, 2015 at 10:57

        Joey and Chandler <3

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        • So Hard (Umar)

          January 30, 2015 at 10:59

          Bros for life

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  16. Werner Snyman

    January 30, 2015 at 10:55

    How about people stop being so over sensitive? Hmmmm….

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  17. Ryanza

    January 30, 2015 at 10:55

    PC games has zero value. Buying a PC game is like throwing your money away. Which leads to not a lot of PC gamers buying games on day 1.
    PC gamers tends to wait for Steam sales before they buy games.
    PC gamers have to deal with Steam, Origin, Uplay, Social Club, whatever Blizzard uses, ect. PC gamers are fucking slaves to these corporations.

    Master Race is the illusion. Shackled down on your knees with a internet plug stuck up your ass is the reality.

    Don’t Suppport DRM. Enslaved gamers.

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    • Ryanza

      January 30, 2015 at 11:16

      I’m an idiot that loves talking out of my ass.

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 11:19

        You really should wait for someone to disagree with you before saying that.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 30, 2015 at 11:20

          XD

          Reply

        • Ryanza

          January 30, 2015 at 11:21

          That was not me. Makes me wonder who it was trolling me yet again.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 11:23

            Create a proper account and pick a Witcher pic as your avatar. It’s about high time.

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 11:30

            Yeah, look at this. Gmail account, get a cool picture, call it a day

          • zanayR

            January 30, 2015 at 11:39

            Nah. I can’t my type of shit without getting a response like the one I got here. Debate is gone. Insults replaced debate.
            Now you guys are using the nick Ryanza against me to insult me.
            Don’t think it’s worth it really, to create a account just for more of this.
            I might truly be done on here.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:41

            Who said that? The real Ryanza, the fake Ryanza or the other Ryanza? O_o

          • Ryanza

            January 30, 2015 at 11:43

            makes me wonder if it was you.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:44

            I’m quite happy for my own words to come from my own mouth.

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 13:46

            Hah. You think you an Emperor? Words out your own mouth? No, no.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 11:51

            If you had an account then it would be harder for people to do this. Just think about it.

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 11:52

            Yeah, please think about.

            Also, think about taking the high ground when debates go south. It can be very satisfying

          • Ryanza

            January 30, 2015 at 12:11

            I’ve been letting it slid for some time now, just so I can promote No-DRM and witcher 3 for not having DRM in retail. But there is now a lot of pro drm and anti witcher comments because of me and not because of say drm and the witcher.
            It’s time for new voices and fresh opinions. I just hope that when new voices and fresh anti DRM comments come, that it doesn’t turn into, oh you a crazy ryanza person. That’s why I need to stop.

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 12:30

            “But there is now a lot of pro drm and anti witcher comments because of me and not because of say drm and the witcher. “, not that I have noticed.

            But I did wonder about some of your comments, sort of smacking yourself around. Self deprecating humour is fantastic, but it seemed a bit off. Ah.

            Well, good luck with that. But, consider creating a fixed account, and participating in discussions about a wide variety of topics. DRM, no DRM. I give not a crap, to be honest. But each to their own is extremely important and that why we are a community

          • Ryanza

            January 30, 2015 at 12:48

            If it doesn’t seem abit off, hell, if it doesn’t seem a lot off, then it’s not a Ryanza comment. And yes my self deprecating stuff does make me laugh. Except the troll on top, that was not me.

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            January 30, 2015 at 11:59

            Nah man, create an account. I dug your comment. it was pretty spot on, even if it may be some hard truth pills for PC gamers to swallow.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 12:02

            Games-as-a-service? It’s already here.

        • RinceThis

          January 30, 2015 at 11:34

          lol

          Reply

      • Ryanza

        January 30, 2015 at 11:21

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        January 30, 2015 at 11:23

  18. The D

    January 30, 2015 at 10:56

    Since you lot keep on going on about how console re-releases of certain games are better/cheaper/shinier on your platform, I hereby name you the PC Remaster Race.

    Reply

    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 10:57

      LOL!!!!!

      Sadly, it’s not just PC who get remasters.

      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 10:58

      D I need your help in figuring out which comic book character is sillier, Batman or Dr Doom. ;P

      Reply

      • The D

        January 30, 2015 at 10:59

        Depends which side of your face you want to be slapped on. 😀

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          January 30, 2015 at 11:29

          Not what he had in mind when he turned the other cheek, hey?

          Reply

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:29

            Now when you say cheek… You mean?

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 11:30

            Yes. I do. On his FACE.

            Cheek this, arf, arf, arf

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 11:31

            The real question is, how can you tell the difference?

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 11:33

            Ah, well. Yes. I was hoping you not bring that up. I, of course, cannot tell the difference.

          • adriaenswolpert

            January 30, 2015 at 11:45

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:46

            You cheeky minx!

      • Captain JJ the crafter

        January 30, 2015 at 11:00

        Matter-eater lad (he really exists)

        Reply

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 30, 2015 at 11:02

          THAT WASN’T ONE OF THE OPTIONS!

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 11:03

            I don’t play by the rules!

      • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

        January 30, 2015 at 11:01

        Everybody knows that the correct answer is Batman in a carrot costume.

        Reply

      • So Hard (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 11:04

        Dr.Doom, that avo green cape is so last season

        Reply

      • Brady miaau

        January 30, 2015 at 11:28

        Dr Doom. easy.

        Reply

        • Anon A Mouse

          January 30, 2015 at 11:29

          But but Dr Doom kills everything… DEAD.

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 11:31

            Yes. But easy

    • hairyknees

      January 30, 2015 at 10:58

      I… I ain’t even mad!

      Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      January 30, 2015 at 11:29

      The dub step remix edition.

      Reply

  19. Selekant

    January 30, 2015 at 10:58

    PC Master Race is a sarcastic swipe at PC gamers who get all NAZI about their beloved platform. Not suppose to be a “positive”, so quite applicable.

    Reply

  20. Ottokie

    January 30, 2015 at 10:58

    I CANT HEAR YOU OVER MY SCREAMING GRAPHICS CARD FANS!!!

    Reply

    • Spathi

      January 30, 2015 at 11:01

      AMD user?

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        January 30, 2015 at 11:02

        Green Team XD

        2x GTX 680 on these lovely Western Cape summer days makes for a lot of cooling needs

        Reply

  21. Ross Woofels Mason

    January 30, 2015 at 11:00

    I just find people need to stop taking themselves so seriously and learn to establish what a fucking joke is? It’s the problem with gaming as a whole atm. People take it too damn seriously.

    Reply

  22. z1n

    January 30, 2015 at 11:02

    Tyler Wilde is being a retard making something out of nothing. Just because I say “that’s gay” means I”m being homophobic now? Does this mean I can’t be a grammar Nazi anymore?
    Get a life [and more importantly a sense of humour] and stop trying to make a silly term which is used in many manners for many different reasons a bad thing.

    He clearly doesn’t understand that society borrows from it’s GOOD and BAD history for all sorts of things. Get off your self-righteous high horse Tyler you dumbass.

    Reply

  23. Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    January 30, 2015 at 11:06

    Humanity is turning into a bunch of whiny pussies. We need a new flood

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      January 30, 2015 at 11:32

      Well, who gets to decide who is a whiny cat and who is is just a cat?

      Reply

      • Anon A Mouse

        January 30, 2015 at 11:36

        All cats are whiny, problem solved.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          January 30, 2015 at 11:53

          NOOOOOOO. Cats are awesome. You take that back!

          My cats are also the best

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 11:54

            Coming from a mouse, I’m not surprised he said that.

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 12:21

            Did not see that! Mouse.

            oops

    • FSR

      January 30, 2015 at 11:34

      Stem saam. If we didn’t keep making such a big deal over such silly things they would, most likely, die an organic death. But we all need to have a ’cause’ and whip up a media frenzy because hits = cash.

      So sick of the media (and even more bizarrely, SOCIAL MEDIA) telling me how i’m allowed to feel, refer to myself and behave.

      Reply

  24. Ghost In The Rift

    January 30, 2015 at 11:10

    On today’s games id call them PC “Indie Race”

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 11:19

      I’d agree with that heh.

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      January 30, 2015 at 11:28

      id would call them. Oh you. I see what what you did there, old school reference, well done!

      Reply

  25. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 30, 2015 at 11:17

    Personally when I hear “PC Master Race” I tend to think “uptight delusional jackass”, which is why I rarely use it & never seriously. People who think PC is objectively better than console and bragging about it with the term are being silly. It’s not, it’s just different.

    I also don’t understand why people are upset that what was intended as an insult got claimed by the group being insulted by it. It seems a bit of a reach to link it directly to pro-Nazism any more than you would when using the term “grammar nazi”. It’s not a positive reference.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 11:21

      Using it rarely is fine, but every single day is tiresome.

      Reply

    • So Hard (Umar)

      January 30, 2015 at 11:22

      PC is a far superior platform for games than consoles will ever be. It’s obvious, but when people start throwing Master Race and start bragging, then yeah, it’s off-putting. We should generally just drop labels, imo. I don’t mind labels but they give people a twisted perception sometimes

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 11:25

        I don’t think so. If I was only playing games I’d have a console, probably more than one while I’m at it.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          January 30, 2015 at 11:27

          I still have a PC, of course. I need one to function with certain things, like read about new games for my console.

          Reply

        • So Hard (Umar)

          January 30, 2015 at 11:28

          In terms of raw power and flexibility , PC is superior. I mean you can chang hardware and modify the actual games with mods. Both platforms are good and let’s face it, we’re not always gonna hold hands and there’ll be rainbows and stuff, its fun to compare them and disagree, but when the labels and elitism starts rearing its head, that’s when I just switch off.

          Reply

      • Brady miaau

        January 30, 2015 at 11:26

        Well, no. It is not obvious. It is a superior platform. But I still remember all the crap with drivers and all that, getting games to work. While I agree the gaming PC’s now are much easier to use than in the olden days, it is by no means perfect. I became a Console Master (TM pending) just to get away from having to deal with all that shite.

        Also, what percentage of gaming PC’s can run games on full mode anyway?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 30, 2015 at 11:29

          I’d say not even 20%

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            January 30, 2015 at 11:31

            Me too. Easy peasy. And note we said gaming PC’s, not office PC’s.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 30, 2015 at 11:32

            Yup,not that I play games at work……..

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:35

            Have a look at the Steam hardware survey response, after 1080p the most common res is 1368×768 – which is a laptop. If I remember right not even 2% have 4K as standard. It’s similar with other high-end stuff.

          • Captain JJ the crafter

            January 30, 2015 at 11:36

            showoff ;P

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 30, 2015 at 11:37

            MASTER RA… goddamnit 🙁

        • So Hard (Umar)

          January 30, 2015 at 11:30

          No no no, don’t get me wrong, none of them are perfect though, like I mentioned below, in terms of raw power and flexibility its the better platform (if your PC is up to it). There are pros and cons on both sides

          Reply

  26. Anon A Mouse

    January 30, 2015 at 11:26

    I think it’s time to abandon all these Political Correct crap being thrust down our throats every single day and get back to what really is important about gaming and THAT’S GAMING.

    Reply

  27. Rags

    January 30, 2015 at 11:30

    Oh please. The Nazis did not even own PC’s or consoles. They where worse than console peasants. Comparing those degenerates to the true master race is offensive to my lord Gaben. I bet those smucks would’ve put ‘trigger warning’ labels on Castle Wolfenstein, Call of Duty and Red Alert. Fckng noobs.

    Reply

  28. RinceThis

    January 30, 2015 at 11:30

    Lulz. Never thought it was anything to do with Nazis, so you could say, I really did NAZI THAT COMING!

    Reply

    • loftie

      January 30, 2015 at 11:40

      ba dum ts!!

      Reply

  29. ReaperOfSquirrels

    January 30, 2015 at 11:32

    I can’t abandon something I don’t fall part of. I’m just a gamer, I play on any platform I can get my hands on, and I don’t choose a platform as my “end all” solution to gaming as some games just work better on another platform.

    Reply

  30. Admiral Chief

    January 30, 2015 at 11:37

    Awwww man, and here I missed out on a lekker FFD (good one btw)

    I do believe PC gaming is superior. The MR label actually doesn’t mean anything to me in terms of being a Nazi (and saying that, is also quite strange since I do like spelling and grammar to be CORRECT)

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      January 30, 2015 at 11:45

      But what if I told you all that because you did not suffer any past injustices, that you are okay with this Master Race thing?

      Reply

      • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

        January 30, 2015 at 12:01

        My dad took a grenade for the ANC, but now he’s just as fed up with and disappointed in them as I am…

        What I’m saying is that we choose our perceptions and where to take a stand on any given issue, and that this Master Mustard Race is a problem that’s entirely inconsequential in the greater scheme of things (IMO). To take offense at the Master Race term is a conscious act, why take that step in the first place?

        I’ll respect your decision to do so, I guess that’s the end of it.

        Reply

  31. loftie

    January 30, 2015 at 11:39

    short answer: no

    long answer: noooooooooooooooooooooo

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 12:08

      XD

      Reply

  32. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 30, 2015 at 11:43

    Fine fine fine. Masters of the gaming-verse then

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 11:45

      BY THE POWER OF STEAM SALE!

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

        January 30, 2015 at 13:14

        Hehehehehehe

        Reply

  33. Deceased

    January 30, 2015 at 11:45

    Gawddamn!!! haven’t seen that escapist witcher vid in ages XD

    Sounds like some butthurt peasant made some wild jumps through hoops to get the filth off his skin… filthy peasant…

    Reply

  34. Rock789

    January 30, 2015 at 12:01

    How about, and I know this is a stretch, so stay with me here, the following:
    PC = PC gamers
    Console = Console gamers

    **screams of horror**

    Yeah, you’re right… What was I thinking?! 😉 🙂

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 12:10

      YOU’RE A MAD MAN!

      Reply

  35. Phillip Pretorius

    January 30, 2015 at 12:15

    This is a joke, we are gamers, just fucking gamers . Who cares where or on what you game? Human nature to always divide i guess.

    Reply

  36. Matthew Holliday

    January 30, 2015 at 12:18

    he’s trying too hard.
    if you get rid of one moderately offensive meme, you have to get rid of them all.
    impossibru.

    Reply

  37. Jonah Cash

    January 30, 2015 at 12:23

    One of these beautiful days there will be no more words that can be used!! And maybe then the loudest groups will also shut up!! Almost every word has a bad connotation to it for someone on this earth, just see it for what it is: a joke name!! I really which people would stop trying to find fault in everything or a deeper more hated version of what things are!!

    Reply

  38. Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

    January 30, 2015 at 12:38

    I imagine “Grammar Nazi” had a lot of hatred thrown at it when it first popped up too.

    Humans…

    Reply

  39. flmboy

    January 30, 2015 at 13:28

    I am disappointed. I thought this article was gonna be about abandoning the PC as a platform. All you PC Master race fools are the same.

    Reply

    • Tom Krager

      January 30, 2015 at 13:38

      yeah us with our better graphics, games, and modability . . .

      Reply

  40. Axon1988

    January 30, 2015 at 13:40

    So what should they call themselves then? Remaster Race??? Maybe something else?

    Reply

  41. Tom Krager

    January 30, 2015 at 13:42

    As a member of the PC master race, I suggest you divert all crying and tears to someone who gives a damn . . . FYI the master race thing is a joke . . . so yeah. Way to be a reactionary fool. So you may not be a SJW but you sure do react much the same way.

    Reply

    • Graham Barnes

      September 27, 2015 at 01:49

      Agreed.. all i’m hearing on this thread is a bunch of ps4 and xbone owners sticking the knife in, damn that jealousy smarts.

      Reply

  42. Wraith

    January 30, 2015 at 14:08

    I’d be happy with Masters of the Universe. Just so I could watch everyone prancing around in dainty outfits and wielding swords.

    Reply

  43. Weanerdog

    January 30, 2015 at 14:31

    Well late to the party, I personally don’t relate it to Nazis and therefore don’t see it as an issue, but lots of people especially those in Europe have issues with anything to do with the Nazis and the 3rd Reich. It happened in their back yard and their grandparents lived it so I cannot judge. Words can have serious consequences. I almost seriously fucked up a friendship due to an out of place comment and I was not intending being malicious but was. You need to see it from others perspective. Sure some people get butthurt over nothing but the Nazis were not nothing even if it was 80 years ago.

    Reply

  44. CAE9872

    January 30, 2015 at 14:39

    I was hell bent on coming in here and saying FUCK YES to that question. Then I read what it is in contextwith i.e. article itself. And now I am like HELL NO.

    It is meant as a simple joke on forums – as a console owner I love nothing better than using the term against the elitist #^%$^ 🙂

    However, lets not even begin comparing this to what happened 70 years ago.

    Reply

  45. Chris

    January 30, 2015 at 14:47

    Wow, Much ado about nothing, indeed.
    Nevertheless I think it’s a fun little term and yes reflects the superior attitude we have, but truth be told, PC gaming is the superior platform – so why not have a little fun with it?
    Not everything has to be over sensitive politically correct claptrap these days.
    Gees. People need to grow a pair.

    Reply

  46. Tulipdame

    January 30, 2015 at 15:10

    Honestly, if you gonna come gank me because I like Xbox more than Playstation and PC, I’d probably kick you in you precious genitals and tell you to go away – in a more crass way of course. I hate platformists. Real gamers don’t judge.

    Reply

  47. Tulipdame

    January 30, 2015 at 15:11

    And, how about we all just simply call ourselves “Gamers” – regardless of chosen platform.

    Reply

  48. Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

    January 30, 2015 at 15:28

    It’s hard to say all you wanna say in one comment, never mind the dreaded TL:DR fear!

    In short, I hate people using the term “Master Race”in a purposefully condescending/shit-stirring manner, I’m sure most will agree there. But that can’t take away from the fact that the majority have adopted it rather well, much as the term “grammar Nazi” (last time I’ll use that analogy, promise) can now be regarded as a ‘cemented’ phrase. This is making an issue out of nothing. Call yourself whatever you want, just don’t cross the line and hurt someone. And yes, words can hurt. I won’t judge you for your choice of platform, but I will occasionally make a joke about being elite/ having the best product… that’s called life.

    I have a feeling the proverbial pendulum will eventually swing back. To put it rudely; a lot of men and women will progressively get more manly to counter this overflow of misguided campaigns for “justice” and “equality”. Sympathy from regular Joe will be worn away by attention-seekers and more hardline attitudes will develop. It’s already developing if I look at this comments section…

    Anyway… Moral of the story? BALANCE!

    Thanks for letting me vent, this topic and the broader issue(s) concerned have been bugging me much lately.

    Reply

    • Jason

      January 30, 2015 at 15:32

      I wouldn’t say balance is required. Rather your previous points should be used. The emasculated writer of the article needs to MTFU.

      Honestly though, this entire article is nothing more than sensationalism to draw clicks. It’s shameful really.

      Reply

      • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

        January 30, 2015 at 18:26

        Sensationalism and often journalism go hand-in-hand (the sad truth is they make good bedfellows), but there’s not much to be done about that. Most of the time, the comments here tend to win me over more than the article itself, some really cool people on this site.

        Anyway, time for a tangent: I decided I won’t be getting that Fandango Remaster… Now before anyone says I’m a terrible person, just look at at what I found below then tell me the “Remaster” wasn’t a shameless cash-in deserving a lot more love (refresh). As you can see, this is using the Unreal Engine.

        http://i.imgur.com/BNWCpj2.jpg

        http://i.imgur.com/NLxZe3B.jpg

        Reply

  49. Mark Vincer

    January 30, 2015 at 16:04

    I game on my laptop, Wii, DS and Golden China Family Entertainment System. I play whatever suits my mood. There is no “best platform” (not with my bank account, anyway)

    Reply

  50. Aramaki

    January 31, 2015 at 08:11

    You know, I think it’s a pretty powerful way to show that Hitler utterly failed in his goal that his language and imagery are no longer the stuff of politics, but of internet sissy fights over which toy is better.

    When “master race” means nothing more than “my toy is better than your toy” and has nothing to do with genocide and death camps, then you know that Naziism is defeated forever.

    Reply

  51. Gerard Matthews

    January 31, 2015 at 12:51

    How about a long acronym? PCFTWSTFU!

    Reply

  52. jimmy

    February 4, 2015 at 14:43

    i think we should bring back the gamecube

    Reply

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