Synopsis: Some of today’s video game players have decided they are the “PC Gaming Master Race”, holding the idea that computers are fundamentally superior for gaming than consoles. This concept is rooted in the history of computer video games, but those players fail to realize that the games and hardware that created a “Master Race” were defined by high barriers of entry. Back in the day, computer video games (and computers) demanded money, patience, and intelligence. This, in turn, yielded an educated and intelligent player base. Today’s distribution services, low price point, entry-level game titles, and the ease of modern computing have redefined what computer video games are about and who they attract. Computer video games are now like every other platform: Small audience of savvy users, large audience of plebs. So if you’re identifying with the PC Gaming Master Race, just be aware: You are identifying with a culture and an economic model which does not exist anymore.
“Call of Duty “has almost ruined a generation of shooter players,” says Tripwire Interactive” – Thoughts
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As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been struggling with the idea of how to maintain consistent front page traffic for Learn to Counter. The design of the site had a very specific purpose: If I go six months without posting any new articles, activity still exists on the forums, and I’ll probably be there. But if you only read the front page, you can easily get the impression that I’ve completely disappeared, never to return. But very often, I’m just hammering away at posts on the forums and providing input for games in a less formal atmosphere. So, that bears the question: Why the hell don’t I cross-link those posts to the front page? Well, I’m kind of a dumbass, that’s why. So let’s start doing it, huh?