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Vin Diesel

Geeks are the new overlords. Great. Now can we get over ourselves?

There was a time when liking video games was seen as some sort of abnormality. Once, knowing one's way around a console controller was considered an affliction worthy of being attacked with virgin jokes. A deep knowledge of all things geek was viewed as relatively useless, at least, if early '80s films were to be believed, until a catastrophic event occurred, one that required the mastery of a video game controller — an event that showed us that video gamers were special people after all. But the weirdos are no longer weird. The omnipresence of San Diego's Comic-Con, the near weekly release of genre films and the rise of Chris Hardwick's Nerdistempire are proof....