- Via the Guardian Gamesblog, they've pointed out Charlie Brooker's column for the UK Guardian on why games rock, a fun endorsement for our beloved medium from a fairly well-known UK newspaper columnist and meedja type.

Now, those who remember Brooker's past will recall that his rise to semi-notoriety was via a longish stint on Future's PC Zone, before he wrote Nathan Barley with uber-cult UK comedian Chris Morris (oh, and also said in his Guardian column regarding the U.S. President: "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, Jr. - where are you now that we need you?")

So there are probably no Secret Service investigations regarding this new column, but it is an endearingly blunt rave aimed at the kind of skeptics who probably read, uhm, the Guardian: "Apparently it's OK to be a sports buff , a movie buff , or a food buff ... but being a games buff still somehow offends society. People prepared to conduct tedious 15-hour analytical conversations about football or Kieslowski or the best place to find balsamic vinegar will have the audacity to call you a nerd for mentioning anything more obscure than Grand Theft Auto. Well, fuck your snobbery. Games are brilliant."