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Okay boomers, you get a shooter category on Steam now

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Valve have finally done it, they've actually gone and made Boomer Shooter an official category on Steam. Since there's quite a lot of them now, and more releasing every day, it makes a lot of sense.

From sound designer Andrew Hulshult on X (formerly Twitter) who posted:

The term "boomer shooter" was a lovingly cheeky term we saw used once when developing Dusk as a description for Doom. So we ran with it because it was funny. It would go on to be associated with a entire genre of shooters. Today it's a category on steam. I love this reality.


Pictured - the Boomer Shooter category, the top rotating banner.

From Dusk to ULTRAKILL, there's according to Steam 107 games in this category, with only 24 having Native Linux support but no doubt most if not all will work with Steam Play Proton. Looks like a few I missed too so I can't wait to dive in and get discovering a potential new favourite.

Go check out the Boomer Shooter category.

What's your current favourite Boomer Shooter? Let me now in the comments.

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Jarmer Jan 8
damn - I was really hoping that the genre would be renamed since it makes zero sense. As @tuubi said - not made nor played by boomers. I think it's hilarious that if I tried explaining this genre to my 80 yr old father who IS a boomer, he'd be so confused he'd want to immediately change the topic of conversation.

But alas, now that steam has done this, I feel its doomed to forever be stuck.
Cyberworm Jan 8
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The term "boomer shooter" refers to the "30 year old boomer" meme who likes to drink Monster Energy Zero Ultra White and playing old shooters like Doom or Duke Nukem 3D. It's not directly related to Baby Boomers
Quoting: CyberwormThe term "boomer shooter" refers to the "30 year old boomer" meme who likes to drink Monster Energy Zero Ultra White and playing old shooters like Doom or Duke Nukem 3D. It's not directly related to Baby Boomers

The point is that 'boomer' isn't the right term to describe a 30yr old, unless you're diluting it to mean 'idk, older than 25, so basically half-dead or something lol'.
such Jan 8
As much as I like that game I could be talked into erasing Dusk from existence if it meant erasing "boomer shooter" along with it.
Cyberworm Jan 8
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Quoting: wvstolzing
Quoting: CyberwormThe term "boomer shooter" refers to the "30 year old boomer" meme who likes to drink Monster Energy Zero Ultra White and playing old shooters like Doom or Duke Nukem 3D. It's not directly related to Baby Boomers

The point is that 'boomer' isn't the right term to describe a 30yr old, unless you're diluting it to mean 'idk, older than 25, so basically half-dead or something lol'.

yes that's the joke of the meme
Pengling Jan 8
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No word of a lie, when I first saw the term, I thought it was about some obscure subgenre where you use guns that fire explosives.
For people taking the "boomer"-term too literally/technically: While I agree it doesn't make sense, you know that it comes from the whole "OK, boomer!" expression, which basically means "OK, old person.", generally uttered by some kid. - So it's based on that, combined with that "boomer shooter" works well as a term.
Can we now have "Zoomer Shooter" as well then?... That is, for 'Fortnite' and anything like it.
Should have called them "Doom clones" like they were actually called in the 90s. Fucking hate that "boomer shooter" term.
Quoting: PenglingNo word of a lie, when I first saw the term, I thought it was about some obscure subgenre where you use guns that fire explosives.
God damn...... You really are a Boomer Bot........
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