Revisiting the Verge PC Build, Three Years Later

A retrospective on one of the weirdest online controversies in recent history.

Stefan Etienne on the left, Linus Sebastian on the right. Courtesy of Linus Tech Tips on YouTube.

Few events quite carried the magnitude and breadth of online backlash as the Verge PC build. Were it not for its petty nature, what ensued after the much-famed ill-fated upload could only be described as happenings in a far-fetched work of fiction–a…