NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Part #8463842

Yes, to celebrate five years online, we’ve got fat, lazy, and complacent. Excellent.

So, whilst we get ourselves updated around here, I thought you’d probably like to read and shout at this Telegraph “article”:

“The computer games industry was very different when Morgan joined it in 1990. Then, gaming was solely the domain of the geeks – heavy metal-loving Red Dwarf fans with the social graces of cavemen.”

Hooray for stereotypes that aren’t remotely true at all, and never were!

But the hilarious thing is that it’s far from the worst thing in the article. If I picked out everything I’d end up quoting the whole damn thing, but I can’t resist pointing out the following:

Computer “gaming”, as it is known…

The Telegraph, there.

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31 Responses to NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Part #8463842

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  1. “Gaming”? That’ll never catch on.

    What happened to the G+T retrospective, btw?

  2. These days, grannies are as likely to be found playing Wii tennis in the living room as their spotty grandsons are likely to be playing Dungeons & Dragons up in their darkened bedrooms.

    Two things, here. Firstly, I like how the suggestion is that popular gaming is a recent phenomenon. I guess they missed that whole PlayStation thing. Fifteen years ago.

    Secondly… why pick on D&D? Alright, there have been D&D computer games, but it’s not really famous for that. There are far more well-known nerdy game things that could have been picked on. Also, way to make a derogatory comment about D&D just a few weeks after Gary Gygax pops it, eh?

  3. G&T Admin

    What happened to the G+T retrospective, btw?

    It… fell off.

    We’ll do it for the 10th anniversary.

  4. The shares fell 14pc to 192p as Game went from an Xbox to a XZ Spectrum in investors’ eyes

    I used to have one of those ZX Spectrums. (XZ…. sheesh…) Poor comparison really since the two machines were produced years.. nay… decades apart. And the Spectrum did pretty well in it’s time (although the game graphics were pretty dire, even for those days.)

    Xbox is technologically far superior. Is it really? Who would have thought!

  5. What the hell? This article is amazing! My word…

  6. Everyone can have fun, not just cool young guys. It is definitely mainstream now

    Woo hoo I’m coo–

    Then, gaming was solely the domain of the geeks – heavy metal-loving Red Dwarf fans with the social graces of cavemen.

    Aww!

    She should get off her high hor-

    Horse-riding, dressage

    The Red Dwarf mention does seem a random one, I’da thunk They would have pulled out a Star Trek reference.

    Edit: Okay so it was a quote by the journalist *crawls back into cave*

  7. G&T Admin

    Red Dwarf definitely seems to be the current “lol nerds” reference. But the fact is that Red Dwarf was *massively* popular amongst teenagers at one time – far too popular for it to be a stereotypical nerdy thing. At my school, although some people (ie me) were more into it than others, it really was a common factor amongst the majority of people I knew. Much like gaming was.

  8. >Much like gaming was.

    Yes, it’s catching on!

  9. I remember a few of the ‘geekier’ people at school (i.e. those who could create their own 1,000 line BASIC program at the age of 10) banging on about Red Dwarf and me not giving it a second thought, although I knew the rapping guy from Maid Marian was in it. Then all of a sudden everyone was watching it. Good god, the heady days of the early-mid ’90s. TNG, X-Files, Dwarf, Darkwing Duck…I could bring myself to climax right now.

    Btw I’ll give you ten points if you can tell me Darkwing Duck’s real name.

  10. Drake Mallard. And no, I didn’t have to look it up.

    Sorry. I haven’t seen it since I was a kid, but that show was definitely, without any question, the first time I was genuinely in love with a television program.

    Oddly I haven’t thought to pick up the DVDs, though. I think I’d kind of prefer the memory to the possession.

  11. I don’t remember Darkwing Duck at all. (Except mentions on here.) I do remember Batfink as a kid though.. the kind of Bat, er bat with the wings of iron….

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    Yeah, everyone wears tie-dyed things at DJ.

  13. Oh, but Petridis is a proven cunt anyway.

  14. I loved Darkwing Duck. And I found the female rodent in Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers (what was her name?) strangely alluring.

  15. GADGET!! That’s it. She was one sexy mouse.

    Where would we be without Wikipedia?

  16. I think we need a new topic.

    “Sexy cartoon animals”

    I can think of at least ten. Which is worrying.

  17. G&T Admin

    Does Jessica Rabbit count? She’s a cartoon and has a animal in her name…

  18. G&T Admin

    Is it me or does that seems like it’s constantly speeding up?

  19. Jonathan Dimbleby described modern Russia as “almost cryptofascist” in an Andrew Marr interview today.

  20. It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

    Unlike, say, “cromulent”.

  21. It’s cromulence is not in doubt, it’s just a rarity on the airwaves. It embiggened my soul to hear it.

  22. >The computer games industry was very different when Morgan joined it in 1990. Then, gaming was solely the domain of the geeks – heavy metal-loving Red Dwarf fans with the social graces of cavemen.

    I think that sums me up rather well.

  23. But what does it make us now? I still play the Saturn, Nintendo, Mega Drive and all the rest. A super geek? Or just someone really wanting those classic games again?

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    I realised that I am stuck to playing what I love the most when I bought an Xbox brand new, and bought Sonic Mega Collection and be the only game i bothered with :D Munch’s Oddysee is a good game on the xbox, but it lacked the fun I got playing the older version on the Playstation. 3D isn’t always the way forward…

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    I heartily recommend New Super Mario Bros on the DS Lite. Proper 2D platforming action, which plays brilliantly and looks fucking gorgeous. (Fucking hard, mind you…)

  26. I find my MegaDrive and Sega Saturn get far more play than any of my newer consoles, the only current gen’ system I’ve actually enjoyed is the Wii.

  27. >Munch?s Oddysee is a good game on the xbox, but it lacked the fun I got playing the older version on the Playstation.

    So many of the maps are horrendously frustrating. Munch gives me the shits, too- that fucking ‘doing’ noise when he moves.

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