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GamerGate also underlines one very sad aspect of the gaming scene. The stereotype of a “gamer” is a lonely young man who has replaced his social life with a set of animated avatars on a screen, and now has difficulty relating to women: The angry male virgin nerd, in other words. Let’s assume this stereotype is grossly unfair. Gaming is bigger than that.

But if you wanted to convince the outside world that gaming is dominated by angry male virgin nerds, then these tone-deaf responses to critics of gaming, and the death threats that have come along with them, are a pretty good way of doing it.

Jim Edwards, Business Insider, Video Gamers Are Having A Bizarre Debate Over Whether Sending Death Threats To Women Is A Serious Issue Or Not

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Kids Are Given Game Boys, Feel Instant Sadness

Ah, Game Boys. Forget your 3DS and your iPad mini: there was a day when these handheld hunks of 8-bit glory owned the playground. But these kids don’t remember it so watch the full hilarious video of their reactions to the original Game Boy here. 

(Source: The Fine Brothers)

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Faith in the youth restored.

That last kid knows what’s up. To the rest, I’d quote Hardwick: I suffered so you can be free!”

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When Gordon Met Chell

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THIS IS EVERYTHING I COULD HAVE EVER WANTED

EVEN USING FUCKING SIGN LANGUAGGEEEGEEEEEEEEEE OMGGGGGG

“Do not touch the operational end of the device.”

“Do not submerge the device in water.”

“And most importantly, do not [let the device touch a Black Mesa device.]”

This is quite good.

(Source: nichtzwinkern)

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