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When was the term "PC Master Race" ever first brought up?

#1jgatlabayanPosted 2/9/2014 6:44:12 PM
I'm just curious with the origin of the pc master race term.

The first Pc I built was a Pentium 4 2ghz Willamette/geforce 2/128mb ddr in 2000.

Before that, I only had a 1995 Celeron/Sis graphics and a pentium 2 laptop that my father gave me and my siblings.

But to be quite honest, I only remember hearing and reading about it in the middle of ps3/360 era.

At what era do you guys remember it being first brought up? Snes era? Ps1?
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#2Jprime666Posted 2/9/2014 6:45:27 PM
I don't know if this started it, but Zero Punctuation was when I first heard it.
#3AlleRacingPosted 2/9/2014 6:53:45 PM(edited)
I think Zero Punctuation's The Witcher review is the first mention of it.
#4Jprime666Posted 2/9/2014 6:54:22 PM
AlleRacing posted...
I think Zero Punctuation's The Witchery review is the first mention of it.

I couldn't remember which review it was. But yeah his review of The Witcher was the first for me.
#5The cranky hermitPosted 2/9/2014 6:56:20 PM
Yahtzee despises meme-based humor, so I think it's safe to say that the term is his invention, more or less.
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#6Ikari GendoPosted 2/9/2014 6:59:09 PM
Probably 1930's
#7jgatlabayan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 7:14:52 PM
Thanks guys! First time I've watched his witcher review!
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#8EpicKingdom_Posted 2/9/2014 11:09:51 PM
It was brought up from a reviewer, he made a joke about the "Glorious PC Gaming Master Race" while comparing a game that he thought was amazing on PC compared to consoles. After that, the public went viral with the saying.
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#9matu90rkPosted 2/9/2014 11:41:25 PM
On January 23rd, 2008, online video game magazine The Escapist[2] published a review episode of the PC game The Witcher[1] as part of their review series “Zero Punctuation.”[3] In the video, the narrator quips how The Witcher’s complex structure makes the gaming experience optimized for PC users so that “those dirty console playing peasants don’t ruin it for the glorious PC gaming master race.” Within six years, the episode gathered over 400 comments and 650 Facebook likes on the Escapist website.

#10SeanirlPosted 2/10/2014 5:28:24 AM
Of course, he just put into exact words what PC gamers had been feeling for many years.

The loose concept has existed ever since the PC was the ultimate games machine. Which is since it replaced the Amiga in that role, around 1993.

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