The left mouse button is a tool, console gamers; no better or no worse than any other tool: a spacebar, an analog joystick, or anything. A left mouse button is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.

I reckon all you young gun consoles ain’t so young any more. You been born from the cradle I’ve been rocking for thirty odd years now and already you’re struttin’ around in your fourth generation. It’s true, time sure has got a way of getting away from us.

But y’all are saying PC gaming is dead or dying. You say the cost of a decent gaming computer would be better spent on a next gen console with twice the processing power and whatnot. But let me tell you something: it’s a hell of a thing, killing a gaming medium. You take away all it’s got and all it’s ever gonna have.

You may still hold to your opinions, console gamer. But I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid to rest in some dusty corner of the basement. I don’t do these things to other gaming devices and I require the same from them.

But I ain’t worried. There are those who still see a bright future in the humble mouse and keyboard. Make no mistake, folks are starting to remember where they came from. Indie games are on the rise and there’s still no substitute for controlling first and third-person titles.

You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who appreciate immersive storytelling. Sure you can have both, I suppose. But you ain’t finding no online multiplayer community for that. Well, ‘cept maybe for that new Bioshock game.

The point is, I’ve always been around and I always will be. Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears wireless headsets. So go ahead and have your casual fun with them cookie-cutter shooters playing with the rest of the twelve-year-old teabaggers. I’ll be here when you want some substance to escaping reality.

Just remember, baby sisters. I was born game and I intend to go out that way.

ΒΆ Space Cowboy at Uneetee