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Lunatic Lunala : the same reason we press F to pay respect

Ricez : Video mentions fortnite. 'First person shooters'

Holiday Pup : _My F key goes to you_

Ian Murphy : im a gamer myself and i use my limbs to move. y’all are weird

Alican Tulan : Well I use a steering wheel playing Roblox it's more comfortable Oofdate: 661likes omg guys thanks

Mlg pro player 291 : All you need to know: WASD - Move Space - Jump R - Reload 1;2;3;4... - Guns F - Respect G - Taunt X - Doubt E - MEDIC!

DecimusYna : WASD is kind of a cool word tbh.

Lanceランス : The reason why we press X for doubt.

mangoman : who else here is a GAMER? -meme made by Gangweed

Pac Lenny : When I was a Flash Gamer I use Arrow keys!

Josuto Rudupra : imagine using wsad and mouse in a tournament where people only used keyboard xD

solid - vape 5 : What is this? A Gamers Guide for single parents that can't connect with their kids?

trash. Acierto : Epic gamer moment: Your dad tells you that he and your mom are getting a divorce and you dab on the hater and cover your face so not to show him your epic gamer tears. N O W T H A T S W H A T I C A L L A V I C T O R Y R O Y A L E

Seven_Eight_Nine Dude : Am I the only one who still uses a typewriter for my keyboard?

ARandomYoutuber : the W in wasd is for wumbo.

lmao : Let's give WASD a meaning, maybe Widely Applied System of Direction?

Ironic User : oNlY EpiC GameRS uSE WaSD

Mei Misaki : But my default control became WSAD when I first started playing Vice City.... Without anyone's influence it was just pretty obvious the shift Key as sprint and Space as jump no other keys will work other then WSAD.... Three fingers on AWD the little finger on shift and thumb at space that's how most games go for me..

YAMMAS : Thought it was because the guy who created Fortnite had ASD...

Ape Mayor : I'ts because it is comfortable and easy to use due to the placement of them in relation to the mouse.

Salokin : "GAMERS RISE UP"

Rekryts : I play Wii u with a calculator now I'm very satisfied with playing Minecraft

10,000 Subscribers Without Any Videos : it’s simple, WASD are the default movement controls

Ali GAY : We do it cause in World War Two some guys was like yo let’s use wasd then everyone called him gay and he killed himself

Emerson Yu : I was a bit irked about how he kept saying WASD but it was always displayed in those games as WSAD. PICK ONE!

MisterM2402 : Dennis "Thresh" Fong 1996: He looks about 20 years old. 2018: He looks about 28 years old.

Proatheris : I mean that’s true. It’s not really him that invented it. As someone else could have already found it out but didn’t voice it out to everyone. It’s because he was popular that other people knew the controls from him.

Ethribin : I use ESDF. Not WASD. It makes many keys to the right of your hand easyer to reach and none of the left keys suffer. Except Shift a little. It is less easy to reach with your pinky. But only slightly. Just need to streatch your pinky a little more. (Maybe its cause i play the piano that this doesnt bother me? Idk) Most important of all, I dont have to move my left hand to type out text!! Just my right hand, from mouse to keyboard.

Galaxy : When I started gaming I used RAFD instead of WASD. Slowly started to use what everyone used but it just felt better to me at first.

XHybridX 123 : Imagine how many old gamers look at the keyboard to see what's happening

SsparnniF : Actually its because each letter stands for its movement Worward AIght Sback Dleft

Clay Soggyfries : Because arrows are for noobs

ZombBoi : Why is Ryan in the thumbnail?

Faktor F : 1:13 AUGUST TWENTYFI.. oh nevermind that’s a dead meme

SanPvP : living legend

Mighty Comics : This man aged 22 years and he still looks the same.

GD Derpfish : When I got my first pc and first time playing, I instantly got adapted to *WASD*

imeverywhere. : I pronounce wasd as *WASP*

dann_ : *I thought the guy in the thumbnail was Filthy Frank*

Dr John Zoidberg : Oh, *hey gamers*

adarsh sirsat : Thank you Thresh, we love you😍

Kyle D : I just wanted to know the different songs used in this video. Anybody know?

Chris : I press TAB to order a tab before my nuclear plant safety inspections.

Lael Hansen Toe Sucker : This the man that we can thank for staying up all night and sleeping all day? Well thank you

Crazyfr0g 6923 : I used to play on a pc as a kid but grown up and seeing this video made me see beyond the point of controls, so thanks Dennis, thank you all a lot for making games better.

Steve Gitundu : He still looks the same as in 1996

MM8Titan : Wait, so that wasn't Joji in the thumbnail?? :Dd

UsN Aspect : This guy has time for anything...

Kakhi : Huh, this is like great big story Cool.