...my first exposure to the American "Free Movement" propaganda in the 4th grade
did you not get?
We're talking consoles as dedicated game systems in boxes that connected to TVs, not PC or Mac. Of course PC's are going to be pushing out better graphics before consoles get there; it's the very nature of the beast and is no less true now than it was back then...which is why they're not allowed in this argument.
It's true that Elite was published to limited markets on the Family Computer in '91, it wasn't a true polygon 3D engine but instead a wireframe engine. StarFox on the SNES was the first game on a console platform that actually incorporated polygon rendering through the use of the FX chip to produce its graphics. Doom for the SNES came 2 years later and used the same chip. The argument was made elsewhere in this thread that StarFox wasn't a 3D game because it was a rails shooter. If you want to take that argument to it's logical conclusion (and be totally pedantic as well) we could say that nothing short of what's displayed on the VR displays could be considered 3D. The type of game isn't what makes a game 3D or not, but the rendering style.
...since people started calling their football teams "Trojans" (lost the war).
While historically the Trojan Army was heralded as one of the world's best up until their infamous defeat, the people who name American Football teams may be taking a more modern interpretation to imply good "coverage." Think of all the jokes that could and would come up at our pep rallies when our team of "Trojans" had a game with the rival "Spartans" across town. A certain scene from Naked Gun comes to mind.
Let's for argument's sake say the site turns to obnoxious ads and anti-blocking measures. You either stop reading or stop fighting the ads. If they lose you as a reader they lose you as a freeloader so what exactly have they lost, the privilege of you reading their blog? Talk about hubris. Or you end up watching ads and become a customer, they make money. You talk as if they they're the ones losing by pissing you off, but how could they lose anything when they got nothing from you in the first place? Aren't you just crying for yourself and when they shove you out the door you pout like a child crying "I didn't want to visit your stupid site anyway!"
You state that...and then your signature line:
When classic goes away, so do I. Copy this if you want them to get the idea.
I'm not a fan of beta by any means, but I can't help but appreciate the irony.
I get your point and humor, but for proper pedantry and punnery: Steam is the application/platform released from Valve, the company.
Maybe they'll release the Steam Box as Steam Episode 2. Half the work and effort for them to push out a product every bit as inferior to Gabe's pipe dream. Hmm... Valve, Steam, Pipe Dream, Vapor....I'm definitely detecting a pattern here.