Screenburn was a teenage boy's paradise.
By Andy Campbell,
2:14PM, Sat. Mar. 21, 2009
It took me back, as my father was (and still is) a gamer. When I was a kid my brother, father, and I played co-operative shoot-em-up games, shouting such gems as "In your face!" and "Dead! Dead! You're Dead!" at each other, while never taking our fingers off of the keyboard. But honestly, I got nothing on the kids who were playing in the Screenburn Arcade. You could tell they had been playing for hours on end, perhaps because their tech-dweeb parents were attending panels in other areas of the convention hall.
So why is this in the GP?
Because there were a lot of baby dyke and baby fag gamers present. Of course the straighties outnumbered our tribe, but the queer kids represented hardcore, and they killed. I watched a lesbianlet PWN some cocky bastard and walk away a hero. We could talk about why gay kids are attracted to games (the building and living in Other Worlds, where gender doesn't hold as strong a purchase on individual identities) but to all the gaymerz (and family-friendly gamers) out there: See you next year at Screenburn!