Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Comtrad, Jul 18, 2008.
over at DP, if you're interested. http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=938137
I sold iphonesftw.com not long ago and told the guy what ftw was but he used it as "for the weekend"
I thought it was for the world.
bikers use it as "Fuck the World"
yea but this isn't 1970 though
well if you asked anyone over the age of 30 they'd probably give you that answer compared to "for the win"
i did not hear it called for the win till i got here
i seen that
I heard it long before I came to OT. I think it derived from a lot of old school computer gaming.
i consider myself an old school gamer dating back to the commodore computers and don't remember it being used, but i am not that much of an online gamer, so maybe that is why i never heard it
For the win? God I'm such an old idiot.
Why would you even sell it for 25 bucks?
What do you get out of that?
I wasn't doing anything with it and no longer wanted it
yeah, I think active online gamers know "FTW" as "for the win". But besides that OT is the only place I've really seen a lot of use of it. I've seen people on G4 tv use it before though lol.
I have http://FunFTW.com as a flash game site lol.
I think it's from the old TV game show, Hollywood Squares, which is based off of Tic Tac Toe (or Naughts and Crosses if you want to get historical). When a player would have two squares in a row or diagonally already and when it was their turn again, they have the chance to choose the winning square. If they got the question right, they would win the game. So, when choosing that winning square they would often say something like, "Whoopi Goldberg (or whatever) for the win." Conversely, when they were trying to take the winning square from someone else, they would say "...for the block."
Well, that's what I meant. It being a derived from online gaming communities.
yeah is that what you meant? IS THAT WHAT YOU MEANT?
well then don't make the mistake again calling it old school gaming, when i know i am one of the oldest in this subforum
but seriously I figured that was what you meant