Submitted by Sako 929d ago | opinion piece

Nerds On The rise

Eskimo Press:
nerd |nərd| noun informal
a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious : one of those nerds who never asked a girl to dance.
• an intelligent, single-minded expert in a particular technical discipline or profession : he single-handedly changed the Zero image of the computer nerd into one of savvy Hero.

Ah, yes, nerds. These examples taken from the Oxford dictionary highlights both the stigma of being a “nerd”, as well as the more positive definition of the term that places the nerd at the forefront of his/her field of interest. As gamers, many of us find ourselves somewhere in between the two. Thankfully, in a world where technology is becoming increasingly prominent, the nerd stigma is receding, and it’s even becoming “cool” to be a nerd in some respects. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)

BootHammer  +   929d ago
Revenge of the Nerds! LOL, it's true though, now these "nerds" make excellent money and get to play with some serious tech for a living. Not too shabby. I'm in IT and love it. Running a gaming site is just part of the fun =) The delusional viewpoint that anyone who plays or works in the video game and IT industry are for losers stuck in their mother's basement is thankfully over. Is that pic James Rolfe btw? ;)
Sako  +   928d ago

And yes, that's Rolfe. When trying to find pics og gaming nerds online, pretty much the only results were AVGN

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

7 Times Serious Games Got A Little Bit Silly

1h ago - Not even ultra-realistic racers or the grittiest of horrors are exempt from a little dashing of a... | Culture

Hyrule Warriors Legends adds playable Skull Kid

1h ago - Skull Kid, who first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, will be playable in Hyrule... | 3DS

Top US Releases in Cinemas This October

Now - October is upon us and, as award season starts to gear into life, a whole slew of top movie releases hit US cinemas; amongst which will see a retur... | Promoted post

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Review | Rice Digital

1h ago - "I’m pretty bad at Etrian Odyssey games but this one seemed a lot more accessible and I’ve enjoye... | 3DS

Skyhill Review | Quarter to Three

1h ago - Tom Chick - "The idea is that a biotoxic explosion has… Never mind. It doesn’t matter. You can sk... | PC

Indie Roundup – Rainworld, Megatect, Melon Quest and More

1h ago - OnlySP: Welcome to the fourth installment of Only Single Players Indie Round Up, this week featur... | PC