If you surf the Web, chances are you're using some version of either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. […] But contrary to popular belief, they aren't the only games in town. While the two combatants offer great interfaces and features, there is something to be said for taking the road less traveled.
1999 December 12, “Will the yen's surge do Japan in?”, in BusinessWeek, retrieved 1 January 2014:
When exports are the only game in town, currency gyrations can be a killer.
Once myth and error are dissipated, these are the only games in town. The empirical approach is the only valid way of acquiring knowledge, and this becomes evident as soon as we free ourselves from the thraldom of a false metaphysics.
^For example, see Upton Sinclair (March 1908), chapter 8, in The Metropolis, New York, N.Y.: Moffat, Yard & Company, OCLC1925780: “It’s like the story they tell about my brother—he was losing money in a gambling-place in Saratoga, and some one said to him, ‘Davy, why do you go there—don’t you know the game is crooked?’ ‘Of course it’s crooked,’ said he, ‘but, damn it, it’s the only game in town!’”