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Submitted by jdevl 720d ago | opinion piece

Gamer’s Journey: Flip Flopping Through the Console Wars

Cole Monroe finally makes sense of his ongoing struggles with console loyalty. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Gears of War, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS2, PS3, Shadow Complex, Valkyria Chronicles, Xbox, Xbox 360)

MadMen  +   720d ago
solid bro
Phil32  +   720d ago
I was worried about what this article would be about. Then I got to this:

"The critical point to realize in all of this flip flopping is the fact that I support all the systems. I don’t elevate one console above the other one in terms of which I think is the better console or the better company. Those terms are hard to define. What I can define is what I’m interested in at the moment is what I’ll be playing. It keeps me from being a fan boy and helps me focus on just being a fan."

Preach on. If only more N4G users and commenters shared your philosophy. We'd have much less stupid console war pissing contests, company zealots, and trolls.

Great read!
Ult iMate  +   720d ago
@Phil32
>>If only more N4G users and commenters
You forgot to mention game journalists with their bias and doom'n'gloom articles that often spread "stupid console war pissing contests, company zealots, and trolls".

The author also tends to stick to only one console at a time and to sell all his other consoles to buy a new one. Doesn't he have a job or something?
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2pacalypsenow  +   720d ago
the last 2 gen's there was no (Console Wars) Sony owned the last 2 Gens
Hicken  +   719d ago
There's no definitive need for console loyalty. Play what you enjoy. If one company provides the gaming experience you want, while the others don't, then stick with that one company until the others do something to change your mind.

In the eyes of others, that makes you a fanboy, but why give a damn about what they see? They're not in it for the games, not the games you're in it for, anyway. That's ASSUMING they are, indeed, into gaming- and the gaming debates that follow- for the games.
BrutallyBlunt  +   718d ago
First you say:
"Play what you enjoy. If one company provides the gaming experience you want, while the others don't, then stick with that one company until the others do something to change your mind."

Then you go on to say this:
"They're not in it for the games, not the games you're in it for, anyway."

Sorry but it doesn't actually work that way. All systems have games that people can enjoy. Most people don't put a company under one umbreall and think all the games that reside on that system identify the company as a whole. A perfect example would be the Forza versus Gran Tursimo debate. You will find people who sway towards one franchise over the other more so if they are more loyal to the system brand and less to do with the actual game. The same thing used to happen with Devil May Cry versus Ninja Gaiden last generation or Sonic versus Mario. Most people can actually enjoy all of those games, it's only the loyalists who look for things not to like on the opposing system.

I own multple systems created by multiple companies because i actually focus more on the games since that's what we are supposed to be enjoying isn't it?

Read this last part of the article and maybe you can learn something from it

"The critical point to realize in all of this flip flopping is the fact that I support all the systems. I don’t elevate one console above the other one in terms of which I think is the better console or the better company. Those terms are hard to define."
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