Glorious PC Gaming Race changed its name over claims of racism

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Boutique tech company Glorious PC Gaming Race changed its name over perceived claims of racism, despite it originating over a popular meme.

Long associated with elite PC gaming enthusiasts, the โ€œGlorious PC Gaming Master Raceโ€ became a meme to make fun of video reviewer Ben Croshaw, who started the joke in his Zero Punctuation videos.

As culture war ideology completely took hold of the modern internet, perceived claims of racism behind the meme began forming โ€“ mostly focusing on the โ€œMaster Raceโ€ bit of it, likening it to modern nazism. As such Glorious PC Gaming Race changed its name to just โ€œGlorious.โ€

โ€œWeโ€™re happy to announce that we are officially rebranding from Glorious PC Gaming Race to simply GLORIOUS. Aside from the new name, weโ€™re also changing our logo and other key elements of our public branding,โ€ the company said in a new statement.


They added, โ€œThis may not come as a big shock since weโ€™ve already been slowly rolling out this change over the past several months. Youโ€™ve likely noticed it incorporated into the GMMK 2, and you probably already call us โ€œGloriousโ€ anywayโ€ฆ But today itโ€™s official!โ€

While Glorious PC Gaming Race changed its name, the Glorious PC Gaming Race Model I is the last gaming mouse to be released under their old branding, while new products like the GMMK 2 will have its new name and logo. Furthermore, the company will also be changing its top-level domain in the coming weeks, and existing products will be rebranded over โ€œseveral years.โ€

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They can change their name all they want but the meme has existed on the internet for a decade now as the glorious PC master race. Everyone knows it as that. Glorious PC gaming race makes no sense.

Anyway, it was a meme started by a guy called Yahtzee Croshaw. He is some fedora wearing hipster faggot. Glorious PC master race was more of an insult than anything else because PC gamers were seen as elitist douche bags by console faggots. But the PC gamers just accepted it and turned it into a meme. They took a negative and turned it into a positive. A term that was used as a kind of insult became something else. After a while the original intent and meaning got lost.

PC gamers just accepted it and said yeah we are better.

I was posting on a gaming forum in the mid and late 2000's. PC gaming didn't seem that big back then. It didn't explode till around 2010-2012. That's when a lot of people started ditching their consoles for gaming PC's. There was no crypto currency mining faggotry back then. I believe the whole PC master race meme started around the early 2010's. I believe 2013. The big game people seemed to be going over to the PC for was Battlefield 3, at least at the time. The big draw was more players and people said the game just looked better. I have heard that brought up before. I didn't play BF3 till around 2016. Also Arma 3 was another reason I saw for people to move away from consoles and over to PC. Especially after the Modern warfare games went to shit.
 

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yeah we are better
Just look at the original medal of honour on the PS1 from october 1999

and compare it to Unreal from the PC released may 1998

they don't compare at all, Unreal clearly blows medal of honor out of the water in every field.
 

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Just look at the original medal of honour on the PS1 from october 1999

and compare it to Unreal from the PC released may 1998

they don't compare at all, Unreal clearly blows medal of honor out of the water in every field.
The PC has always been superior when it comes to certain games and graphics. But MoH and Unreal are pretty different. One is a WW2 FPS which basically started the whole WW2 FPS craze that lasted for years and the other is a sci-fi shooter. MoH was single player oriented and Unreal had single and multiplayer. People were playing multiplayer games on PC with people around the country and world back when console owners still had to sit one room with multiple controllers. That didn't change till the PS2 and Xbox, even then the PS had a low amount of PS2 owners actually playing online.
 

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If you don't own a gaming pc leave now... boomers are exempt
 

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PC gaming is implicitly white, as is technology generally.

I feel pride when I see a video about tech stuff and it's all white guys with the odd token asian. It's our thing because of our natural creativity and intelligence and no amount of jews and women trying to fuck it up for us has worked thus far. It always amazes me that as white people we have the luxury to look down upon this as "nerd stuff" when it's totally beyond the mental capabilities of most browns, for whom it might as well be magic.

There are nonwhite people who would literally kill to be a white nerd; it's a reminder of our quiet greatness as a species that even our low status men are like rock stars to them. At the same time, someone has to take a natural interest in this stuff, and I'm glad it's our people rather than someone else.
 
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I remember reading /r/pcmasterrace in like 2014-15 and even then they were acting all gay with it. I'm surprised it's been this long
 
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