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Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
nah ..
chuck norris make the world go around ..
Applegate  +   2335d ago
Sony Fanboys are by far the worst though
Nihilism  +   2335d ago
fanboys make baby jesus cry, but they make baby satan smile, and he does have such a lovely smile
heroicjanitor  +   2335d ago
I think the sony fanboys base their arguments on facts though
They are noisier because of it. And lol at the ms fanboy justifying himself by saying someone is worse...

Reminds me of Scarface

Tony Montana: "What are you lookin' at? You're all a bunch of fckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be. You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fckin' fingers, and say "that's the bad guy." So, what'll that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth... even when I lie. So say goodnight to the bad guy. Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you."
leeger  +   2335d ago
FACT: Jim Sterling just proved that he is the worst fanboy ever.
SupaPlaya  +   2335d ago
"You spin my head right round right round~"
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   2335d ago
<<<< Proud PS3 fanboy.
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Syronicus  +   2335d ago
&quot;FACT: Jim Sterling just proved that he is the worst fanboy ever.&quot;

You sir, took the words right out of my mouth.
Lifendz  +   2335d ago
I play games
not systems. I think the delineation between who is and who isn't a fanboy is whether you go out of your way to disparage another system, it's games, or the people that buy it. Simply preferring one system over another does not, imo, make one a fanboy. But hating another system (especially when you don't own it) seems like the prereq.

Fanboys are funny to me. If I were a "Sony fanboy" which means I would hate the 360, I would've missed out on some really fun/great moments in some amazing games. Disagree all you want but attempting to clear Horde mode in Gears 2 or lol'ing as I left someone behind in L4D was just memorable. I think it goes the other way for anti-Sony fanboys and games like Uncharted, Killzone, Metal Gear, etc.

I hate some of MS business practices but I don't hate the 360. In fact, I would love to own one to enjoy some of those great exclusives.
DominusRebellis  +   2335d ago
Why would anyone even take the time to write such a stupid article? Who even has the time to write such a stupid article? This is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to get hits.

Everyone knows that PS3 fanboys have reason to support their claims, everyone knows (check it on youtube) that xbox fanboys are simply that: BOYS, who can't afford the now not-so pricey PS3. Everyone knows this and it can't be denied! Stop the arguing, it's done and overwith. You fvcking kids down't own stock in either company so STFU and whatever system sells more is good for investors, not little cry babies so again: STFU!

PROBLEM: Fanboys
SOLUTION: Get both systems!
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dalibor  +   2335d ago
Am I a fanboy? LoL I only have a Ps3 if that helps.
Click agree for yes.
Disagree for no.
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ukilnme  +   2335d ago
@ DominusRebellis

Calm down. A lot of you seem to think that mostly kids own 360s and most PS3 owners are of the mature crowd so let's ride with that logic. 360 owners are kids being kids right? What does that make of the PS3 owners on N4G acting like kids over a console and games?
dalibor  +   2335d ago
There are kids on both systems. And there are mature people on both consoles. I have actually gotten along with 360 fans even though I do not have a 360 myself. You just have to find the more mature people I guess b/c there are some fans that no matter what will never actually respect the other persons opinion or agree with it.
ukilnme  +   2335d ago
@ dalibor

Lol, thanks for the mature reply. Since this was an article about fanboys I was expecting fanboyish replies. Thanks for stealing my thunder.

Edit: Bubble to you for being a gamer and not a hater.
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Lifendz  +   2335d ago
Solution: Get both systems"

Some of the biggest fanboys were the ones that owned both systems and worked in the gaming media. owning both systems is a veil of security that I think many fanboys hide behind. Owning both systems doesn't mean your not a fanboy; it simply shows you have a good amount of disposable income.
ukilnme  +   2335d ago
@ Lifendz

I totally agree. There are many PS3 fanboys that own a 360 but hate on it all day long.
rockleex  +   2335d ago
The opposite is true too.
DominusRebellis  +   2335d ago
It doesn't matter that adults own both systems. Maturity has no correlation to age, but I see more immaturity in gamers than anything else. There is not a single other industry where people cry like little b1tches about something so minuscule as a simple hobby or past-time.

I love my AudiRS4, many BMW drivers would say their BMW is the better car, but people don't sit and argue all day long about it like these immature fanboys do of videogame consoles. Seriously some of these people defend their system as though it were their god and it's really quite pathetic. All I'm saying is that the argument is futile. If you don't like the other system, don't buy it, don't talk about it, and don't think about it, unless of course you have too much time on your hands, which these fanboys obviously do.

I swear, I can't even read an article without some form of fanboyism. Fvck maybe I'll stick with talking to mature people about European cars. At least they are level-headed.
edgeofblade  +   2335d ago
There is nothing wrong with being a fanboy, because no one can avoid the label. If you say something nice about a console, you're a fanboy. If you say something negative about a console, you're a fanboy. Everyone is a fanboy because there will always be someone who disagrees with you and calls you a fanboy.

Seriously, I have had people call me out for being a PS3 fanboy on rare occasions. And plenty of people on this site know that not the case. I mean, it never happens HERE because this site is practically owned by PS3 fanboys, but it has happened.
BROOKLYN N-M-E  +   2335d ago
It's sad..
but true, all the fanboys usually get their points across and usually get their way.
BROOKLYN N-M-E  +   2335d ago
Doesn't change my opinion about them...dirty mofos they are!
iiprotocolii  +   2335d ago
I could care less. Some people are more obsessed than their are fanboys. And that's where things are different. Fanboys are loyal to a console but don't belittle other consoles to the point of hatred - it's just personal preference, I'd say. Where obsessed folks are clearly sided with one console, damning the rest, and constantly promoting flame wars in order to hype up or defend their console of choice using whatever means they can (i.e. insults, incorrect facts, etc.) These are the people who get offended when they read comments like this.
-x.Red.x-  +   2335d ago
I love how people feel like they got brutally hurt when they read comments from either side.

really, who cares? it's the internet...
iiprotocolii  +   2335d ago
Fanboys, as annoying as some can be, make things interesting from a competitive standpoint for companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. Realistically, it's like small factions for each company where fans keep the momentum of competition going. It's because of these very fanboys that consoles have become so successful during the last decades. Hate 'em or love 'em, they are somewhat needed in the industry to keep things interesting.
tonsoffun  +   2335d ago
I disagree, there is a vast difference between fans of a platform and a fanboy. A fanboy will not allow, will not accept that another platform may have something better or on a par with their console. They see only their platform and everything else is crap.

A fan on the other hand appreciates his platform and can accept that another platform has equal or greater exclusives.

Fanboys are the detriment of gaming as a community and as a culture, this place, could be a haven where all gamers come together to discuss and appreciate all games, but what do we see?

Fanboy flamefests that never stop, hypocrisy flying rampant and childish one-up manship.

The industry needs fans, not fanboys.........
Sarcasm  +   2335d ago
I think you're mixing up Fanbase with Fanboys.

A Fanbase will be loyal to a product or company, and will protect it's integrity when needed.

A Fanboy will attack another product or company and doesn't listen to any type of reason.

Though sometimes it's hard to tell which is which. But sometimes it can be flat-out obvious.
ukilnme  +   2335d ago
@ tonsoffun

Well said. Bubble up.
Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
everyone is a fanboy on his deep heart ..
BadboyCivic360  +   2335d ago
you are correct, thats why you are the king my friend...
everybody has a preference.
va_bank  +   2335d ago
I agree. Nothing wrong with having a preference and voicing it. Some people aren't able to communicate effectively and get frustrated when their message is misinterpreted or misunderstood, therefore earning the label of fanboy.

The only thing that pi$$es me off is wehn journalists (by that I mean gaming media) are paid to have a "preference". I still remember that 9 page interview with Peter Moore after he left Microsoft, where he openly discusses the FUD tactics they were using to market the original Xbox.
SupaPlaya  +   2335d ago
I don't think
having a preference automatically makes you a fanboy. You can like one thing better but still acknowledge the positive aspects of competition.

Fanboys think their opinion is always correct and is the majority's view, will bash the competition any chance they get, more interested in name calling than a meaningful discussion.

True gamer, even with brand preference, discusses positives and negatives of gaming/games in general, and provide constructive criticism instead of mindless bashing.
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solidjun5  +   2335d ago
&quot; I don't think, having a preference automatically makes you a fanboy. You can like one thing better but still acknowledge the positive aspect...
I 100% agree. Everyone here has a preference. If you say you're 100% don't...well, you're not kidding anyone. Having preferences and acknowledging the strenghts and enjoyability of the other systems is cool in my book. In my case, I own a PS3 and a wii. But I play my cousin's 360 more than my wii. However, when I play with my wii (I know, it sounded weird), I have a helluva a fun time (I know, it probably sounds worse). I think the closest (atleast on N4G) to objectivity at the time only had a 360 (he has both a 360 and PS3), but he was and still is an excellent commentator (immortalkain). Which brings me to my next point. I think the worse of the bunch are those are owners of both 360/PS3. Not everyone does this and I respect those who enjoy their systems but they bash the other side and yet justify their bashing by saying "Oh I have the system, so I can say [enter fanboyish comment here]). Plus I have the pic to prove it".

To me, the media perpetuate this whole fanboy crap. I mean, everyone of these single so-called Journalist have preferences but some are just so pathetic, it's laughable. Take Kotaku's Luke Plunkett, sarcastic gamer's Lono, that Landis fella from [irrelevant website].com and of course the quissential fanboy himself, the honorary monocle wearing fool, Jim Sterling. These guys are the fuel to the war (In this case, Jim is the nuclear energy) and it's pathetic. I truly think most of the people who make the videogames go round are just gamers.
Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
without fanboys there wouldn't be N4G
the truth ..
SupaPlaya  +   2335d ago
That statement may be true,
but that's why they have an Open zone vs Gamer zone.

I think N4G should reverse and make the Open zone the default, so most people will post in the open zone instead.

For those people who don't want to deal with the flaming arguments, they can go to the gamer's zone. It may help a bit.
shiner  +   2335d ago
Fanboys make it hard, if not impossible to read the comments section of N4G and get anything worth reading out of it. They make me burn out the scroll wheel on my mouse. I hate them.
tonsoffun  +   2335d ago
Well, it certainly wouldn't be the N4G the way it is now, but I personally think that it would be a far better place. An area where we all can chat in a civilized and mature manner about games without having to be subjected to the nonsense that we are seeing here currently. Is this that hard to want? A place to chat about all kinds of games without the crap?

I don't care if people have a preference (while I can honestly say I don't), as long as it doesn't effect your objectivity, we are even seeing that here with the disparaging remarks about sites/publications that are on MS payroll. Newsflash, MS would be skint if they have all the sites that some claim that MS is bankrolling. It's crazy.
Rowsdower  +   2335d ago
are a small minority of gamers who congregate in online gaming site forums in order to play out the fantasy that people care about what they have to say.

a loud but small group who makes the most noise so gets the most attention even though their arguments makes little to no sense.

too bad rational conversations are neither profitable or sexy.
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tonsoffun  +   2335d ago
Ahh, you do have a very good point there, but there is a place for sites that are completely fanboy neutral and for the first site to do this, the gamers who do wish to discuss games will congregate there:and they will continue to go back.

Take giantbomb for instance I've rarely seen fanboy 'disagreements' in the comments section and the forums remain very respectful, it's still got a fair bit of work to do, but it's getting there, not to mention amongst the best video/podcast content out there.
LukaX23  +   2335d ago
No, they slow it down. They're a bunch of idiots.
Handhelds_FTW  +   2335d ago
Some fanboism is ok
We all have that one game, series or franchise we really feel passionate about.

However, once you start spending more time posting on forums and threads how something is really awesome and how that other thing sucks, rather then playing games, then you really got a problem.
Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
fanboys rule the internet ..
and chuck norris is the king ..
ZombieAutopsy  +   2335d ago
deep down we all have a little bit of fanboy in us, but most are 100% fanboy.
Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
this is bs , we fanboys love to troll
who doesn't like it can go s"ck chuck norris big £$%^£ ..
RAM MAGNUMS  +   2335d ago
Oh Boo HOO!
The media loves when fanboys talk smack to eachother but if we talk smack on the media they get all emotional about it.

think about. what better way to stop fanboys from embarrasing your website than to say oh they did it first. sorry, but thats a biothc move and only children fall for that.

nice try sterling but your writing is emotionally fit for fat little girls.
BROOKLYN N-M-E  +   2335d ago
Don't think I forgot that you left what could quite possible be the best comment in the history of N4G! It was on the Racism in Online Gaming Piece!
RAM MAGNUMS  +   2335d ago
of course were fanboys, since when was that a bad thing?
Im proud of it.
at least when im fighting xbutts i know what they are. Xbots.

but the media they like to hide and run and when the droids find them and give them a beating they get all emotional. Sony Droids are kicking xbots and the gaming medias a$$ and they want a timeout?!?

no timeouts. Dont take this a$$ whooping personally.
Its just games right. so what if were really having more fun than you ever did back in 2007. Sony Droids will be like this for a long time if you dont come correct. not a xbox in the world can save you sorry fckers now!

Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
wtf are you talking about ?

somebody plz give chuck norris a bubble ..
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iiprotocolii  +   2335d ago
The Bubble has been given, Mr. Norris. Btw, I hate red heads.
Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
your delusional ..
get A LIFE ..
RAM MAGNUMS  +   2335d ago
only on N4g...
i am called delusional by a man impersonating chuck norris with a chuck norris joke book he got from wallmart in his pocket.

Veneno  +   2335d ago
No joke
I was just gonna comment on how obnoxious and annoying that guy is.
Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
RAM MAGNUMS ain't got sh!t on chuck norris
you got no life son , go play your ps3 and stfu , n4g doesn't need delusional fanboys like you .

chuck norris doesn't dodge bullets , bullets dodge chuck norris .. ..
N4XBOXG  +   2335d ago
If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.

There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.

Apple pays Chuck Norris 99 cents every time he listens to a song.

Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.

Chuck Norris can eat just one Lay's potato chip.

Chuck Norris is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.

Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.

Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

~~~~~~We know chuck norris is a bad ass, but your not chuck norris. Besides what you gonna do when someone makes a Bruce Lee account. ~~~
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mistajeff  +   2335d ago
Good response article.

You have to admit, as ignorant and obnoxious as some people can be (no matter who they're fanboy-ing for), the gaming industry is certainly a very colorful place these days.
Captain Planet  +   2335d ago
Captain Planet says: Fanboys are dangerous to the environment, as they leave Cheetoh bags and Coke cans all over the place.

Remember, the POWER IS YOURS!
DevastationEve  +   2335d ago
I don't think either side has more truth than the other side in what they believe. The problem has more to do with slander and trying to downplay everything else.

PS3 fanboys in particular have a very bad complex of believing that PS3 is a better console, and they're so preoccupied with trying to convert other people to that same belief.

It sounds almost religious, right? Well then my policy on that applies here too: don't shove your beliefs down my throat. And don't belittle me for not agreeing with your beliefs, don't call me stupid, or blind, or inept, or anything else. You're not making your cause any more possitive by insulting people.

And just like with religion in the end a person should be left to decide for themselves.
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MetalFreakMike  +   2335d ago
I'm A Sony Fanboy
But I also have a 360 for some exclusive games from MS. I buy multiplatform games for my ps3 and not my 360 because I like collecting trophies for my collection. But games like Forza 3 and SC: Conviction are games that I want to play so owning a 360 is the way I get to play those games.

But if I could only own one console it would be a ps3 and it's because of the games sony has like uncharted, ratchet and clank, Gran Turismo , God of War, Killzone, Wipeout, and so many others that are only coming to the ps3.
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ukilnme  +   2335d ago
Please don't call yourself a fanboy.
By looking at your comment history, you seem to be more of a gamer than a fanboy. Nothing wrong with having a preference for Playstation. Bubble to you for being a gamer and not a hater.
ceedubya9  +   2335d ago
Yeah man
You're not a Sony fanboy. You just have a Sony preference for your gaming habbits. You're what we define as a "gamer."
Guitarded  +   2335d ago
People call me a Microsoft fanboy when I am not.
I am an anti-Sony fanboy. Sony cost me money with the DRE problem on the PS2 and their 90 day warranty(PS2 slim had 1 year). Microsoft fixed my RRoD for free, twice under a 3 year warranty. There are games I would like to play on PS3, but I will not support a company whose "customer support" laughed at me when my PS2 got DRE after 5 months, twice! When Microsoft screws me out of money, I will hate them too. I guess that actually makes me a money fanboy!
ThisPlaceSucksBye  +   2335d ago
...are a waste of semen.
Please be that loyal to a worthy cause.
Dampsack  +   2335d ago
I couldn't agree with Jim Sterling more. Now obviously there are plenty of "adult" ps3 owners out there but.....Children are a pain the ass, and the majority demographic of ps3 owners are kids. Introduce the anonymity of the internet and you get exactly what Jim claims...Whiny, foul mouthed annoying little fvcks who are never never ever content.
ukilnme  +   2335d ago
Wrong spot.
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Chuck Norris KING  +   2335d ago
oh no not bruce lee
im out of here ..
ZombieAutopsy  +   2335d ago
id be out of here to if a resurected bruce lee was after me.
vagisil  +   2335d ago
isn't the pic for this article ultimolu?

good thought so
N4XBOXG  +   2335d ago
my grandma uses you.
darkpower  +   2335d ago
There were two things that made Jim's article not worthy to me:

1. He used the term "Sony Defense Force" to describe them, as if he was Rob Foor or some sh!t. That REALLY pissed me off.
2. He did the Rush Limbaugh thing of "if you think I'm wrong, then that means I'm right" deal.
ndibu  +   2335d ago
Fanboys vs Fans
Lets get one thing straight, the Ps3 fanboy is the guy who BLINDLY says that the Ps3 is perfect, he truly believes it. The Ps3 fan on the other hand, is the guy who would love to see his big black beautiful machine do even better than it currently(back then) is.
To simplify, the fanboy DOES NOT make the world go round, the FANS DO because they aren't too blind to see that work needs to be done. The fanboy will happily buy every bit of garbage his manufacturer of choice shovels his direction.
FANS make the world go round, FANBOYS just like taking the credit.
immmmtheking  +   2335d ago
thats the money you could be saving at geico.... i always feel like, somebody's watchinnn meeee.
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