may derive from misspelling of 'own'or may come from kapown as in 'al kapone' all ways of saying OWN, comes from all the l33ts of counter-strike
Phrack was PWNing back in '89
The back of my IPod Nano
pair of n00bs getting pwnd
pic of n00b getting pwn in halo on pc
1. An act of dominating an opponent.
2. Great, ingenious; applied to methods and objects.
Originally dates back to the days of WarCraft, when a map designer mispelled "Own" as "Pwn". What was originally supose to be "player has been owned." was "player has been pwned".
Pwn eventually grew from there and is now used throughout the online world, especially in online games.
2. "This strategy pwns!" or "This game pwn."
I pwn him, stupid noob.
Pwn the no0bzz!
He pwns all of you at basketball.
I pwn your sister... all night long.
"AHHA! I PWN JOOR N00B ASSES!!"