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Submitted by ChunkyLover53 1200d ago | opinion piece

Has This Console Generation Bred The Worst Fanboys Ever?


We all have things we like, or that we prefer. I’m a Chevy kind of guy, but that doesn’t mean that I hate Ford or other types of cars, although I’ve seen some car enthusiasts take it to extremes. Video games aren’t without its fair share of fanboys, don’t get confused and think that everyone is a fanboy, or that if you like one console more than another that you’re a fanboy, it doesn’t work like that. Having been gaming since the 1980′s, I can’t recall ever being around gamer’s who argued more or could be so vicious and spiteful. Has this console generation which has seen so many ups and downs bred the worst group of gaming fanboys ever? (Culture)

GribbleGrunger  +   1200d ago
How dare the very media that created the polarization have the gall to even ask this question?
matgrowcott  +   1200d ago
Something tells me, registered early 2011, has little to do with the polarization of gaming's fanbase.

You have some pent up rage against Kotaku and IGN, great - so does everybody - but a lot of decent stuff is coming from smaller sites (can't speak for GamerXchange, never read anything from there) and blaming all of the bias inherent in our industry on "JOURNALISM" is weak and is part of the reason why the press, the industry and the fans are so split this generation.
ATi_Elite  +   1200d ago
dunno about Worse Fanboys but it sure has bred the "Worse Articles Ever".

Like this one!!!
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Hicken  +   1199d ago
Well-said. Especially that response to DK.
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NukaCola  +   1200d ago
Yes. It wasn't like this last generation. Or any generation before.

I think a big part of it, is the media and it's constant comparison style review, all the blatant fanboyism articles and blogs passed of as real journalism and even worst the metacritic and the score being more important than the actually review itself.

Another thing which all companies can be blamed for, some more than others, is Timed DLC, exclusive content and hurting the game industry and the integrity of it by trying to coax gamers to sway to one side. It should be like it used to be...every console/PC had a great deal of exclusives so owning all was easy choice and playing on all was pure fun. There wasn't a childish war. It never was an issue with a console being better because they had extra content. I mean that has to stop. That is ruining gaming and the experience for everyone. To think..."My system is better than yours because my version of the game is more complete that yours." Who is really getting hurt? How in the hell can developers even allow that. It just seems wrong in my opinion.

Explains too why the world can't except games as art, with the way people treat the industry.

I have a finger to point and blame, but in light of the subject...I won't say. Those responsible know who they are.
hennessey86  +   1200d ago
my one bubble says yes
I own both HD consoles, I don't really prefer one over the other but I have an opinion and apparently you can't win either way
Romudeth  +   1200d ago
Hear hear! People need to stfu and play. Have fun with the system you own and don't worry about what machine someone else is gaming on.
omarzy  +   1200d ago
Yup. Plain and simple. Last gen was so nice, gamers did not boycott companies and refuse to play any games made by said company.
iamnsuperman  +   1200d ago
rise in online really. The internet is far more accessible now and so as a effect of their a small minority are able to reach a much larger audience. Console fanboys have always been there. Just easier now to voice their opinions on others.
kingPoS  +   1200d ago
Yes yes and yes. It was never this bad in the ps2 xbox game cube era.

...or was it?
h311rais3r  +   1200d ago
Nah back in the day it was

"hey bro you have Xbox? Can I come over n play halo? All i been playing is socom!"

Used to be friendly

Now it's

"wanna come over and play halo?"

"hell no screw Gaylo I gots me some killzone"

That's now. What's next? Fist fights?
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NeoTribe  +   1199d ago
Xbox sucks.... there I said it.
ChunkyLover53  +   1199d ago
Congrats, you illustrated the point of the article perfectly.

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