One of the most amusing features of this industry is the fanboys. On every forum they strut their stuff as the world experts on everything. Yet in reality they know very little, just what they glean secondhand from the internet.
King Kaz strongly supports what the man in that picture is doing. MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
mmm... feels good... ahhhh
Hmmmmm, power of red being the dumbest piece of yank s*it on this site.
I think the worse might be Nintendo, imo, jeez cuz of my friends, but im speaking though experience, im not judging the majority
TRUE Nintendo fanboys may be the least common, but tend to be the most rabid... One of my buddies (you know who you are if you read this ;-) is about the biggest Nintendo fanboy you will ever meet. He once tried to convince me that the Wii is the only truly next-gen system out currently because of the controller. Nevermind the fact that the ONLY next-gen thing about the Wii IS the controller. Other than that it's a (MILDLY) souped-up GameCube... He was also trying to convince me that Smash Brothers Brawl is going to eclipse every other game, and that Nintendo first-party games are the best games for any game system... He is far more rabid towards Nintendo products than the worst Microsoft or Sony fanboys.. Thankfully true Nintendo fanboys (or fangirls) are rare... They can be the most rabid of the rabid fanboys.
I haven't owned a nintendo since the SNES and have been a PC-man since then, but I must say he has a point - all the improvements in the other systems (PC included) have been evolutionary rather than revolutionary, there have barely been any non-graphical changes since last gen (sure there's the odd exception such as portal...and maybe assassins creed if it worked, but largely the industry has just been making subtle changes to the last gen - cod4, halo3, halflife2 ep2 etc). I really hope that the other platforms take note of the success of the wii and focus on their own innovations for the next gen - we need more portals, more supermario galaxies and more innovation all round.
Fanboys are here to stay and you know what they say, if you can't beat em.. try using a bigger stick.
Chuck Norris. My anti-fanboy **laughs**
Or use a ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! XD
Give them a fricking round kick to the face.
I think He's the worst thing to hit this site. not even the mart goes on the rapage that idiot goes on and we all thought Marty boi was way passed fanboy... it's as they say, "The only thing different bewteen a Genius and an Idiot is that a genius has limits..." and that idiot part of that cliche is so applicable to fanbois because just when you thought they couldn't proove to be any more stupid, out of nowhere they come and surprise you with pure ignorance. further cementing that their is no bottom to stupidity.
Fandroids are a cancer on N4G and society, taking their marching orders from the Sony hivemind they delight in purchasing and talking up every single Sony product that flops, like the PS3, UMD, Blu-Ray, BetaMAX, MiniDisc and MemoryStick while listening to MP3s on their walkman and surfing N4G from their Mylo. I have never seen such a delusional bunch of people in my life, but I still have hope that my crusade to show these poor ignorant individuals the light will eventually succeed
zhuk, this article is about people just like you. quote: "A feature of the fanboy is their irrational love for a brand of game console. An unconditional love that will suffer no criticism, no matter how fair and how slight. A blinding love that prevents them seeing any virtue in any other brand, no matter how much it is deserved." until you actually purchase a ps3 zhuk, you just look like a fool. i own a 360 and a ps3, not because i love ms or sony, but because i like video games....duh
Calm down, he's not being serious.
even if you call what zhuk does as "kidding", it's getting old. if you are trying to incite other fanboys, you are still a fanboy.
Even if he waasn't joking, you're still giving him attention, thus validating his behaviour. If you have such a problem with him, then simply ignore him.
He just won't die and make the world a better place.
The Walkman failed?
Zhuk must be posting from an alternate reality where HD-DVD isn't obsolete, Britney Spears is a College Professor that always wears underwear, and He isn't a raving moron that still lives with his parents.
AHHHH @%#$ you zhuk
in what distorted reality do you live in where giving someone attention validates their behavour? only you validate his behavour by speaking for him and conveying his intent, as if you know what his intentions are. i understand if you are trying to bridge the gap from one fanboy to the next, however zhuk has made his own bed, and being the most ignored person on n4g isn't as easy task. as far as for myself ignoring him, since i am a mature individual, i can just simply rebut him with logic, like myself and others have been doing for some time now. you, LJ, on the other hand, seem to only be able to use faulty logic to defend one of the most biased members of this site. i don't see anyone laughing at that joke.
have you guy notice that Zhuk sound like Yuck
Well, that's the way attention seeking works. You validate the attention-seeker's behaviour with either a negative or positive response. No, I'm not defending Zhuk, I just think you guys shouldn't get so worked up over this. There's no point in rebutting him wih logic, as he will just disregard that logic and carry on trolling. Therefore, the best thing to do is ignore him. It's not like you personally suffer whenever he makes a biased comment.
Chuck Norris is not fanboy of a console system The console systems are fanboys of Chuck Norris
I'm not very fond of fanboys, they don't taste that well when cooked even with lots of ketchup.
You have such good timing that you MUST be Chuck Norris! Have some bubbles for making me laugh!
doesn't use ketchup he uses blood, you should know that.
plus get a girlfriend. once u have lost ur virginity, ull view games as second priority
video games, most of the time, are better than sex ;-) jkn
Depends on the quality of the game/girl.
Stereotypical... Thats like saying all white people can't dance....
zhuk your just mad you don't live here in seattle cuz if you did you would be on your knees sucking bill's @#$!
I love games when it gets down to the wire... Last gen I had all 3 but this gen I don't, why... a couple of reasons, First off the wii I had that for 3 weeks and was very disappointed in it, I am sorry it was not my cup of tea. It was a lot of lather, rinse and repeat it seemed with me. So I don't like it at all. 360 great online great LIVE setup I enjoyed all 3 of them I had and got fed up with them dieing all the time. I am sorry no matter what a systems life force is the games that is key for a great system but when you can't play games on that system because it is a POS for hardware. PS3 This is the best system for me and I am enjoying it very much. I have a hard time finding very little wrong with it but it is not perfect but as time goes on it is getting better. The online is great that it is free but there friends interaction is a little harder than with LIVE. With that said it is getting better. So does this make me a Fanboy because I want Sony to do well. Not really because I feel that good games on competing system does two things. A - It gives other gamers great games and why should I wish for other gamers to get crapy games. B - Great games on other system raises the bar and make developers for my system want better games. So as far as I am concerned Fanboys hurt us as gamers as a whole and that there are gamers out there that may have one system and still not be a fanboy. I hate being labeled one when I say something negative about a system but there is something we all know that is wrong with all the systems. Sorry for the length and that is my 2 cents.
The Gamer Zone is for members who want a more friendly and civilized discussion. This section is heavily moderated by the N4G staff, so leave your fanboyism at the door please. Members who are unable to behave in a mature and respectful manner will be temporarily or permanently restricted from posting in the Gamer Zone. Using words such as Xbots and Sony droids, or other words from the console war vocabulary, is strictly prohibited in this Zone.
Thank you for that Ru. It's time these people realize that the CANNOT post in this zone. Take a look at all the deleted comments above. You think we're playing? We sure are NOT. Follow the rules, or you will be banned (either temporarily or permanently)!
No offense, but this place has been begging for some proper cleansing with the help of some mods.
Glad to finally see some real action being taken against this nonsense, at last.
Lol I love this article purely because it has brought so many fanboys out of hiding so they can be sent to the open zone!
A lot of hippocrites here... lucky the mod deleted them. Good job, sir! I love how 360 fanboys think they're different from PS3 fanboyss in some way (and vice versa) even though, despite console preference, all fanboys are the damn same.
Fanboys/girls = Rabid Salesperson ( from a job description's point of view )
Fanboys/girls = Cult Followers ( from a religious/sect point of view )
Fanboys/girls = Mindless Paparrazi's ( from a 15seconds of fame point of view )
All in all they are a dangerous bunch of misfits and should be regarded with a high degree of caution.
It's simple they're afraid their preference will not be #1 and they'll lose exclusives or have their console get discontinued.
Another real reason is gamers are naturaly competitive. Debating about who's console is better by spreading FUD or propaganda they become part of a political game that entertains their agenda.
As an agent of their preference their entertained by the freedoms and anonymity of the internet.
To these people fourms and articles are score boards and the ones that can do the most harm to their enemy console have the highest score.
Sales figures are also considered a like a gamer score and fans of the winning system constantly use them as bragging rights.
So the next time someone says "why can't we just play games and be happy" Remember this, debating on a fourm for your favorite product is in fact entertainment for some. Most people fail to realise these boards wouldn't be popular if these debates didn't exist. All in all it's just a game to some people (most of which can't be playing one at the moment)
I have that exact picture on my PS3.
"single Sony product that flops, like the PS3, UMD, Blu-Ray, BetaMAX, MiniDisc and MemoryStick while listening to MP3s on their walkman and surfing N4G from their Mylo. "
I never knew that PS3, Blu-ray and Walkmans flopped. Did you know that "BetaMAX" lasted until this decade? How about your HD-DVD add-on Zhuk, do you think that flopped too despite the fact that it took HD-DVD only a year to nosedive to the ground? lol
I like how many posts were deleted by the mods for comments about an article on fanboys :-)Apparantly fanboys can't even make good common sense comments about themselves :-P
Fanboys come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Usually the hate for another console stems from jealousy of their superior competition. Which is why each and every XBOX slave fits the prototype for the model fanboy in 2008 and beyond.
Dark Sniper can boldly state that the world would be a much better place without the existence of XBOX 360 and the slaves that have sold their souls to the satanic minds of Microsoft. Thankfully Dark Sniper knows he can find himself surrounded by a mature, and intelligent audience only found on Playstation Network.
Ho Ho Ho!!!!
Look who's talking. My name Xbox is the BEST, why? Because it has the best games plain and simple.
Wow, this touched a nerve with a lot of little turds on this site. Oh well, one thing a fanboy knows is when you're making fun of him, and when he's done having a seizure/temper tantrum around his energy drink laden computer desk, he'll sit back down and type up something resembling a retort when he's really just being stupid.
My name says it all.
im 28 getting married next month and Im welthy, still I dont like xbox. So not liking xbox and preferring ps3 makes me fanboy? if yes then your article failed in every way. also I agree with 1 thing, that is some people here act VERY funboyish while they are not, just for fun to see the show.
why dosent the mod just delete the news post al together?
PS. is there really a mod? i think it just says deleted by mod w/e someone reports it 3 times.
There are mods.....*looks sideways* They're here....somewhere....lurking in the shadows...waiting to strike an unaware fanboy with the biggest sticks known to man.... *thwack*
There are 6 of us moderators floating around reading your crazy comments and doing what needs to be done... like PS said, with the biggest sticks around. ;)
zhuk youre the best lol you cant be seriuos , thats whats cool with you
"The fact that lots of gamers are fanboys for a particular console is often irritating, but hardly surprising given the demographics. And fanboys are easy to ignore because they wear their biases on their sleeves.
Much more surprising to me is how much bias there seems to be among industry pundits and “experts”. It is often difficult to get thoughtful and objective analysis from the pundits covering this industry — many appear to be more interested in advocating for a particular console or viewpoint than in providing solid analysis. In some ways, biased pundits are more harmful than fanboys because gamers often think the pundits are providing objective information even when they are not."
I agree completely. One thing I've noticed is that more and more media bias is running rampant in the form of "Fanboy Journalists", and not to mention fanboys in the gaming industry, i.e. Gabe "Twinkee Master" Newell.
More often than not people read the trash that fanboys put on the internet and take it as truth rather than opinionated jackassery. Fanboys are easy to spot...just read the comments from people who are clamoring to have this story reported and closed.
The fanboys can smell when the powers-that-be are coming to expose them, and they'll get super pissed considering that if their credibility among their internet peers is compromised, they'll have nothing else to make them feel semi-useful.
Fanboys love one thing and hates others. I've seen articles where he bashes PS3,360,and PC. Gabe hates everything.
That picture is kinda funny, reminds me of the Sega/Nintendo days. Back to reality - fanboys do get on my nerves, especially when all they talk about is console sales and the same "X" game is better than "Y" console all together.
As a matter of fact as i am posting this i am listening to my music through my sony walkman! Look its quite simple: sony makes the best products, easy to use and plain cool!
Hahhah this is a topic about fanboy and the first 6 replies are deleted.
Hilarious i say.
Find it funnier that 90% of the mod deleted guys I see are already on my ignore list. :D
ans always was a person who has an obsession with a particular console or company.
Also fanboys tend to be very sheepish by design and will believe everything the GAMING MEDIA says:
ie. Wii sucks, ARPGs are good etc.
YOU SONY Nothings wrong about being a fanboy. it just means that your a very satisfied customer that believes in his/her product.
Bruceongames - contributor bruceongames.com plz use the blog feature instead of the news ?
Takes one to know one. I am a Dodge Charger fanboy. Or is that not the same thing?
I can't stand fanboys..HAHAHAHHA
But hey, what would this industry be w/o them?
he's just trying to ride Kaz's tail now that it is really obvious that PS3 is crushing 360. It's become that embarrassing to be a 360 fanboy: we've come a long way!
GUY PISSN ON MS LITERALLY!
Funny picutres man! The Gays hatin' Wii shirt was the best one