Waaaay back in the early nineties – let us say pre-1993 and Doom — the PC was something of a duff gaming platform in the UK. Computers had yet to become standardised, Windows was not yet ubiquitous, and whenever somebody writes an article about those dark days they inevitably fall to reminiscing about DOS installers and IRQ settings while muttering “You weren’t there, man,” to anyone who asks why the hell they went to all that trouble when the games console renaissance was in full swing. PCs tended to be used for beardy games like RPGs and simulations since the beardy were the only ones obsessive enough to make the sodding things work. If you wanted innovation and excitement in your gaming life you didn’t buy a PC. You bought an Amiga instead.