"All games contain crates, therefore all games can be judged empirically on those crates.
Games can be rated and compared based on the shortest amount of time it takes a player to reach the first crate, which represents the point where the developers ran out of ideas.
This number is measured in seconds and is called "Start to Crate" or "StC". The smaller the StC, the worse the game."
With these immortal words, penned in the early year 2000, Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw birthed a revolution in the world of videogames through their website Old Man Murray.
Sadly, their experiment ended after 29 games (and the two now continue to contribute to the digital crate industry as Valve employees), but their legacy lives on.
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