The taut cadaver of the PC market lies breathless; the rigor mortis of console's dominance and rampant piracy gnawing at its once beautiful tissue.
Clad in black, fans dab their veil-smocked eyes with mouse'n'keyboard memorabilia handkerchiefs - as the last rites for the home computer are read out. Probably by some turncoat like Bill Gates.
Only, that's not quite true, is it. The heart of PC gaming still beats - louder than in recent memory, too.