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Why do people that own a gaming PC refer to themselves as the "master race"?

#21Nineteen99Posted 8/11/2014 4:44:46 PM
KingKobo posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation


Wat

I'm actually pretty curious since I've never heard of Yahtzee and I don't see what The Witcher has to do with the whole master race thing


http://youtu.be/P0dXtOVi2yo
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#22pothocketPosted 8/11/2014 4:45:53 PM
Jedi454 posted...
It's kind of silly to name yourself such a stupid title.


It is, and I didn't get it at first either. Then I got a PC and it kind of made sense after a few months. It's not about resolutions or how many polygons you can push. It's about ownership. It's about being the master of your domain vs being owned by microsoft/sony/nintendo.

When you buy a console that's their hardware, their software in the operating system, and their library of games that you're allowed to play. Gaming on a PC though gives you complete control over all that.

But yeah, a lot of kids use it as a stupid meme when they have nothing to contribute to the topic, and they think it does have to do with graphics.
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#23ServarePosted 8/11/2014 4:47:02 PM
They are the remnants of Hitler's (failed) master race theory.

It's sad, really.
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#24KillerTrufflePosted 8/11/2014 4:47:16 PM
KingKobo posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation


Wat

I'm actually pretty curious since I've never heard of Yahtzee and I don't see what The Witcher has to do with the whole master race thing


He's the one that made the original "PC master race" joke during his review of The Witcher. 4chan took it from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0dXtOVi2yo

Or specific time link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0dXtOVi2yo#t=0m55s
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#25KingKoboPosted 8/11/2014 4:50:22 PM(edited)
Nineteen99 posted...
KingKobo posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation


Wat

I'm actually pretty curious since I've never heard of Yahtzee and I don't see what The Witcher has to do with the whole master race thing


http://youtu.be/P0dXtOVi2yo


Edit :Oh well I guess thats where it originated then.
#26Nineteen99Posted 8/11/2014 4:49:35 PM
KingKobo posted...
Nineteen99 posted...
KingKobo posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation


Wat

I'm actually pretty curious since I've never heard of Yahtzee and I don't see what The Witcher has to do with the whole master race thing


http://youtu.be/P0dXtOVi2yo


So...it looks like its just a negative review about the game. Did I miss something?


He makes a quick joke at the beginning of the video where he says that Witcher is so complex because "they don't want the dirty console-playing peasants ruining it for the glorious PC gaming master race."
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#27KillerTrufflePosted 8/11/2014 4:50:57 PM(edited)
KingKobo posted...
So...it looks like its just a negative review about the game. Did I miss something?


He was making a tongue-in-cheek sarcastic comment about the lousy control scheme in The Witcher possibly being made intentionally complicated so that "dirty console peasants don't ruin it for the glorious PC gaming master race." It was basically an insult against the game's controls, but people took the "master race" comment and ran with it. Even tho it was negative, they turned it into a joke that's been running ever since.
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#28LoshadtPosted 8/11/2014 4:52:02 PM
Some people are serious, most are not, no matter how many times people ask this question the answer will stay the same. And if you want silly just look at the PS4 board, never in my life will I spend any notable amount of time in that s***hole.
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#29Jedi454(Topic Creator)Posted 8/11/2014 4:53:36 PM
pothocket posted...
Jedi454 posted...
It's kind of silly to name yourself such a stupid title.


It is, and I didn't get it at first either. Then I got a PC and it kind of made sense after a few months. It's not about resolutions or how many polygons you can push. It's about ownership. It's about being the master of your domain vs being owned by microsoft/sony/nintendo.

When you buy a console that's their hardware, their software in the operating system, and their library of games that you're allowed to play. Gaming on a PC though gives you complete control over all that.

But yeah, a lot of kids use it as a stupid meme when they have nothing to contribute to the topic, and they think it does have to do with graphics.


I agree with you on that one. Glad to have got rid of my Xbox One and gone back to PC.
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#30ssringoPosted 8/11/2014 4:54:33 PM
I have a better question:

Are the people that are calling themselves the "master race" being serious or is it that the people being called "peasants" are taking it serious?
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