Glorious PC Gaming Master Race Announces 2016 Candidacy

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Glorious PC Gaming Master Race Announces 2016 Candidacy

Shocking the two established parties, a third party candidate has stepped forward, and he wants to represent you, the PC Gamer.

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Think the twitter link is bugged.

Still, I am keen to see how this plays out, It's already more respectable then the actual Presidental race in the US.
No one even tried to compare dick sizes yet :P

PC Master Races FTW Bitches!!!

Diablo1099:
Think the twitter link is bugged.

Still, I am keen to see how this plays out, It's already more respectable then the actual Presidental race in the US.
No one even tried to compare dick sizes yet :P

Fixed the twitter link. Thanks for catching that!

I'm also interested to see how this plays out, but don't forget to get involved! This thread will be the primary discussion thread, so share your ideas, slogans, whatever. We'll also have a couple other threads for interacting and crowdsourcing the topics most important to you, PCGMR's only constituency.

Perhaps I missed it in what sounded like a dick standing up and talking like a dick but if you're going to announce your candidacy for something it usually help if you tell us what it is you are becoming a candidate for? Oh I get that it's no doubt something to do with the US elections but I care for that only slightly more than I care about some dickend who believes that calling console gamers 'peasants' in his opening statement is a good idea.

I think he put forward a lot of valid arguments. He has my vote - what for, i don't know, but oh well.

Firstly, I'd like to say that if there is anything serious to this, then this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If there isn't, then the joke has become a monster that is abusing those poor imps worse than Yahtzee does in his actual videos containing them.

That said, curiosity got the best of me just now. I looked at the twitter account. That "candidate" appears to be a shill for microsoft! "PC" should not be a synonym for windows, especially not when windows is moving toward multiple platforms. Windows, Ubuntu and Darwin are all just OS's, and all equally qualify their machines for the label of "personal computer"--or "persocom" if they have the moe voice pack. Also, "DirectX 12 support on all hardware"? Since when did DirectX even work like that? That's the defining difference between DirectX and OpenGL! And besides Vulcan may be the future of GPUs anyway. And can we stop with the vague references to "framerate caps"? Seriously, Vsync is a framerate cap! Rasterized sprites are a framerate cap! Gamemaker Studio is a framerate cap! And one that defaults to 30 fps no less! Factcheck that! We need a candidate that knows the issues and doesn't just pander to the buzzword audience!

(note: the above rant was an attempt to match the twitter account's tone for fun)

PC Gamers are Hillary
Console Gamers are Bernie.

do with that what you will.

besides, i'd vote for vermin supreme before D.L. Com. i'll take a free pony over a free 4k monitor any day.

Are we going to build a wall to keep out the console immigrants?

Ohh okay. Yeah, I started reading and thought "this is what it would be like if Trump played on the PC."

And then I saw that the Twitter is called MakeGamingGreat. Everything promptly fell into place.

I'm offended at the notion that only steam PC gamers matter..
Lose the steam logo and replace it with a mouse and keyboard instead, as is proper.

Finally, no more shoddy ports (for us), no gamepad supports that ruin the flow of the game and adds quicktime events for everything (pfft casuals..).
No obligatory capped framerates or exclusive titles (peasants are easily led).
No console FPS gamers (oxymoron)..
,) ^^

How is Yahtzee not involved in this? This should be right up his street!

... This is literally the dumbest thing I have ever seen. And I've been on the escapist forums.

Redlin5:
Are we going to build a wall to keep out the console immigrants?

The plan, as I understand it, is to focus on getting a 4k monitor connected to every PC, and make China foot the bill.

kimiyoribaka:
Firstly, I'd like to say that if there is anything serious to this, then this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If there isn't, then the joke has become a monster that is abusing those poor imps worse than Yahtzee does in his actual videos containing them.

That said, curiosity got the best of me just now. I looked at the twitter account. That "candidate" appears to be a shill for microsoft! "PC" should not be a synonym for windows, especially not when windows is moving toward multiple platforms. Windows, Ubuntu and Darwin are all just OS's, and all equally qualify their machines for the label of "personal computer"--or "persocom" if they have the moe voice pack. Also, "DirectX 12 support on all hardware"? Since when did DirectX even work like that? That's the defining difference between DirectX and OpenGL! And besides Vulcan may be the future of GPUs anyway. And can we stop with the vague references to "framerate caps"? Seriously, Vsync is a framerate cap! Rasterized sprites are a framerate cap! Gamemaker Studio is a framerate cap! And one that defaults to 30 fps no less! Factcheck that! We need a candidate that knows the issues and doesn't just pander to the buzzword audience!

(note: the above rant was an attempt to match the twitter account's tone for fun)

You get nowhere in politics with fact checking and information. Pandering is the key, and I think this candidate can pander with the best of 'em.

Rant was incredible, though. Thanks for that!

Update:

Laughing Man:
Perhaps I missed it in what sounded like a dick standing up and talking like a dick but if you're going to announce your candidacy for something it usually help if you tell us what it is you are becoming a candidate for? Oh I get that it's no doubt something to do with the US elections but I care for that only slightly more than I care about some dickend who believes that calling console gamers 'peasants' in his opening statement is a good idea.

We'll have a meeting to discuss the "peasants" terminology. Does "waif" resonate any better? "Pleb" or "serf," maybe?

Redlin5:
Are we going to build a wall to keep out the console immigrants?

Oi! I live in this country! What're ya gonna do? Ship me to Ireland even though I lived in Pittsburgh all my life?

OT: Sorry, boys, but you don't have my interests at heart. And if you don't have Jack's back, you don't have nothin'.

Laughing Man:
Oh I get that it's no doubt something to do with the US elections but I care for that only slightly more than I care about some dickend who believes that calling console gamers 'peasants' in his opening statement is a good idea.

But they are not calling all console gamers 'peasants', just the bad ones, you know those console "gamers".

Objectable:
... This is literally the dumbest thing I have ever seen. And I've been on the escapist forums.

I've seen dumber in the Youtube comments, not much, but damn close.

Darth_Payn:
How is Yahtzee not involved in this? This should be right up his street!

I am amazed at how a line Yahtzee used in a zero punctuation 7-8 years ago is still going around today.

Objectable:
... This is literally the dumbest thing I have ever seen. And I've been on the escapist forums.

a) That's not what "literally" means.
b) I'm confident that this is the least ridiculous thing that's happened during this presidential campaign cycle.

Encaen:

Objectable:
... This is literally the dumbest thing I have ever seen. And I've been on the escapist forums.

a) That's not what "literally" means.
b) I'm confident that this is the least ridiculous thing that's happened during this presidential campaign cycle.

by virtue of Trump running this is far less stupid then the actual presidential circus we got going

also, the agent imp badge image is broken.

Lunar Templar:
the agent imp badge image is broken.

Edit: Fixed! I still blame @Kross

This certainly put a smile on my face. PC Master Race + Donal Trump campaign tactics is a match made in heaven (or hell, I can't tell with all the imps around).

The whole "PC Master Race" thing can kiss my entire black ass; I'm rather sick to the teeth of all the self-serving chest pounding that surrounds it. It's just another stupid thing for gamers to try to rationalize how their particular choices are somehow superior to anyone else's choice and to marginalize any reasoning that other's may have for their choices. There are pluses and minuses to both PC and console-based gaming. Which you prefer is up to you, personally, and is not an objective, mathematical constraint imposed by the Universe, like the speed of light limit (and even that can be circumvented with clever warping of the spacetime metric). That said, however, there is a simple reason why game publishers may have become more focused on consoles in comparison to PC: the PC may no longer a big enough or profitable enough market, by comparison.

And before people say it, I get the joke behind the term "PC Master Race" (I can remember when Yahtzee coined the term, or, at least, popularized it), but many people don't seem to use the term quite so jokingly.

ADDENDUM:[sigh] I guess it just goes with all the other "us vs. them" divisions that gamers seem to invent on a daily basis to justify how they're somehow "superior" to others. Can't we all learn to just get along?

Diablo1099:
Think the twitter link is bugged.

Still, I am keen to see how this plays out, It's already more respectable then the actual Presidental race in the US.
No one even tried to compare dick sizes yet :P

It's a video game thing; I'm guessing that people comparing dick sizes is the LEAST offensive thing happening :D

i just want to have games being made on pc first and then on console. as it used to be. getting crappy ports is not fun. i think batman really is a great example.

but yeah, its an amusing speech. not sure if should pay too much attention to it since he does sound like trump.

Redlin5:
Are we going to build a wall to keep out the console immigrants?

Yes we are, and you want to know why?

The console government is much smarter, much sharper and much more cunning and they send the bad ones to PC GamingTM because they don't want to keep them on their own forums, they don't want to moderate them, why should they when the stupid leaders of the PC Master RaceTM do it for them?

Encaen:
"Show 'em braided cables are best cables!"

But..they kind of are.
<.<

--- We'll put a 4k Monitor on every desk in the country by 2018, and we'll make China pay for it.

--- Our first act in office will be an executive order criminalizing FPS caps on PC games.

--- We will push through legislation making it illegal to release a game without a dedicated PC version of equal or greater quality.

--- We will work towards a constitutional amendment strictly forbidding pay-to-win microtransactions. .

Other than maybe number 3, I....really don't have a problem with any of these.

Oh gods...have I become a Trump DL Com supporter?!

I just want mah 4K monitor and unbroken ports!

Redlin5:
Are we going to build a wall to keep out the console immigrants?

What else do you use peasants for if not to build a wall?

geizr:
That said, however, there is a simple reason why game publishers may have become more focused on consoles in comparison to PC: the PC may no longer a big enough or profitable enough market, by comparison.

Except, they're not. More and more devs are building PC titles over console versions. Even Japanese publishers and developers are starting to release more games on numerous PC platforms. Something they rarely did in years past.

Despite the perception, bad PC ports are becoming less common. It's just that, as the market grows, more and more people notice the few high-profile examples.

I'm not saying this as "proof" that PC gaming is some how "superior" to console gaming. I'm just pointing out that PC gaming isn't "dying", as some would have us believe.

but many people don't seem to use the term quite so jokingly.

I dunno. From what I've always seen it's more commonly used in a jokingly ironic way rather than a literal way.

Can't we all learn to just get along?

No! This is the internet! We thrive on conflict and antagonism!

Encaen:

Laughing Man:
Perhaps I missed it in what sounded like a dick standing up and talking like a dick but if you're going to announce your candidacy for something it usually help if you tell us what it is you are becoming a candidate for? Oh I get that it's no doubt something to do with the US elections but I care for that only slightly more than I care about some dickend who believes that calling console gamers 'peasants' in his opening statement is a good idea.

We'll have a meeting to discuss the "peasants" terminology. Does "waif" resonate any better? "Pleb" or "serf," maybe?

This is the modern age, Console Proletariat.

20% of the people have 80% of the framerate. We must preserve this balance to keep the master race pure!

Redlin5:
Are we going to build a wall to keep out the console immigrants?

Yes! We shall build A FIREWALL around the internet and no newly set up modems will be allowed to access it, in order to keep the Master Race pure.

I also vote that we have a daily 2 minute hate on the Master Chief for his traitorous console exclusivity. They told me I could finish the fight. My PC is still waiting!
Not the Arbiter though, they dropped him as a main character after H2, so we cool.

Speaking as an adamant PC snob, I predict rampant sectarianism within the PCGMR.

The Great Schism of 1054? The Sino-Soviet Split? Petty quarrels compared the sort of poisonous rhetoric and hateful trolling that will emerge amongst the PCGMR membership.

The infighting will be a truly glorious sight to behold!

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Well thats pretty ham fisted. You should have contacted /u/Pedro19[1] if you wanted to make a speech, that man makes awesome speeches in interviews and even has amazing voice.

kimiyoribaka:

That said, curiosity got the best of me just now. I looked at the twitter account. That "candidate" appears to be a shill for microsoft! "PC" should not be a synonym for windows, especially not when windows is moving toward multiple platforms. Windows, Ubuntu and Darwin are all just OS's, and all equally qualify their machines for the label of "personal computer"--or "persocom" if they have the moe voice pack. Also, "DirectX 12 support on all hardware"? Since when did DirectX even work like that? That's the defining difference between DirectX and OpenGL! And besides Vulcan may be the future of GPUs anyway. And can we stop with the vague references to "framerate caps"? Seriously, Vsync is a framerate cap! Rasterized sprites are a framerate cap! Gamemaker Studio is a framerate cap! And one that defaults to 30 fps no less! Factcheck that! We need a candidate that knows the issues and doesn't just pander to the buzzword audience!

Windows dominates over 95% of PC market. there is no denying it is important to PC gaming whether you like it or not. Its the first time i see anyone refer to OSX as Darwin though, kudos for that.

OpenGL is dead. if you think otherwise you're just fooling yourself. It hasnt been able to compete for years. Vulcan does look nice, but we will have to see if it takes hold. So far we got more DX12 support than Vulcan.

Also all the things you listed as framerate caps should be done away with. Vsync will be replaced by either G-sync of Free-sync (hopefully the latter) and the others shouldn't even exist anymore.

martyrdrebel27:
PC Gamers are Hillary
Console Gamers are Bernie.

do with that what you will.

Wait so the big corporate shills are Bernie and grassroots community is Hilary? I think you got that completely backwards there pall.

Drake the Dragonheart:

I am amazed at how a line Yahtzee used in a zero punctuation 7-8 years ago is still going around today.

Considering that in 2013 Yatzee wrote an article stating that PC Master Race was correct thus further fueling the community of PC gaming enthusiasts no wonder it is still around. after all we dont sell our souls to a corporation so we could play inferior versions of a game.

Vigormortis:

I'm not saying this as "proof" that PC gaming is some how "superior" to console gaming. I'm just pointing out that PC gaming isn't "dying", as some would have us believe.

PC gaming has been "dieing" since 1985 and yet somehow it has the biggest market share it ever had.

[1] for those still in the dark, Pedro19 is the creator of PCMR subreddit

Strazdas:
Well thats pretty ham fisted. You should have contacted /u/Pedro19[1] if you wanted to make a speech, that man makes awesome speeches in interviews and even has amazing voice.

martyrdrebel27:
PC Gamers are Hillary
Console Gamers are Bernie.

do with that what you will.

Wait so the big corporate shills are Bernie and grassroots community is Hilary? I think you got that completely backwards there pall.

no, PC Gamers are elitist rich kids completely unaware of how completely unaware they are.

consoles are better for the general populace, with standardized ecosystems and cheaper entry points.

[1] for those still in the dark, Pedro19 is the creator of PCMR subreddit

martyrdrebel27:

Strazdas:

martyrdrebel27:
PC Gamers are Hillary
Console Gamers are Bernie.

do with that what you will.

Wait so the big corporate shills are Bernie and grassroots community is Hilary? I think you got that completely backwards there pall.

no, PC Gamers are elitist rich kids completely unaware of how completely unaware they are.

consoles are better for the general populace, with standardized ecosystems and cheaper entry points.

Wat.jpg

PC gaming is cheaper than console gaming. PC gaming movement is run by gamers from the grounds up.
Consoles are more expensive (and more limited) run by corporates and people shilling for them.

You do realize most of 3rd world games on PC because its cheaper on PC than on console? So much for rich kids.

Strazdas:

martyrdrebel27:

Strazdas:

Wait so the big corporate shills are Bernie and grassroots community is Hilary? I think you got that completely backwards there pall.

no, PC Gamers are elitist rich kids completely unaware of how completely unaware they are.

consoles are better for the general populace, with standardized ecosystems and cheaper entry points.

Wat.jpg

PC gaming is cheaper than console gaming. PC gaming movement is run by gamers from the grounds up.
Consoles are more expensive (and more limited) run by corporates and people shilling for them.

You do realize most of 3rd world games on PC because its cheaper on PC than on console? So much for rich kids.

for the $400 dollars i spent on my xbox, i have the best possible model of that device, getting the best possible experience from it.

for the $400 i spent, if spent instead on a gaming rig... well, i'm not on par with everyone else. in fact, my experience is far inferior to those who can spend $1500 on a graphics card.

how can you say it's cheaper when one component costs more than the whole console?

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