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Gaming News: "Individually Wrapped"
Posted: Tuesday June 5th, 2007 by

I was making my nightly gaming news rounds when I ran into a story at ActionTrip regarding the "Steam Hardware Survey". Conducted by Valve, the survey questioned Steam users as to their system hardware, OS, etc. Of the 200 thousand respondents a mere 5% have upgraded to Vista while less than 2% have DirectX 10 capable graphics cards.
Source: ActionTrip [ more info ]

Now, the survey doesn't mean much to me, and I don't really consider ActionTrip a serious source of gaming news. But, at the end of the article the author tossed in the following line: "Sometimes I wonder if Bill Gates and the gang are looking to deliberately kill PC gaming".

I took the comment and ran with it. I personally don't think Bill Gates is evil. But, the idea of him doing a commercial for a little "evil pick-me-up" snack, appealed to me on so many levels, especially when said snack is called "Lemon Flavored Kitten Souls".

Editted to Add:
It has come to my attention that the Action Trip comment is not coming across quite as I intended. I didn't mean to imply that they are not a valid news source. It's obvious that they do their work. It's just that I do not consider any site (especially my own) a "serious" news source unless they are primarily breaking news not just retelling it from other sources.

Labeling a news site "serious" or not is an act of personal experience and bias. And, my comment could very easily be considered demeaning which it was not intended to be. I visit Action Trip several times per week (for news and the comic), and hate to think that a textual mistep on my part might have come across as dismissive.

To that end, whether it is seen or not, I would like to extend an apology to the staff at ActionTrip.Com.

Sorry for the late comic, I had to spend some time with Taks. She lost her footing and butt-slid down our stair case. She's fine just a little sore and carrying some minor carpet burns.

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