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Submitted by knifefight 877d ago | opinion piece

Fanboys: Enablers of Game Industry Abuse

"If you defend a shoddy business practice or a bad game, for no other reason than you count yourself a fan of one gigantic corporation’s cold box of wires and plastic, then guess what — you’re a bad fan. You’re an awful fan.

...Supporting the entertainment you enjoy and addressing criticism you disagree with is absolutely fine, but unquestioning fealty, pledged to some company that doesn’t know who you are, and shouting down any form of dissent, no matter its validity, is fucking ridiculous." -Jim Sterling (3DS, Culture, Industry, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

onyoursistersback  +   877d ago
example....
with all the rumors on N4G, of MGS coming to the xbox

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
EVILDEAD360  +   877d ago
Fanbloggers are just as bad. The tired technique of calling out others when the only difference is that you do it from a random site doesn't make the author's opinion any better that those he criticizes in his blog.

Just playing Evils advocate...

Evil
ab5olut10n  +   877d ago
"In summation, I hate the Vita."
Hicken  +   877d ago
Pretty much. Didn't even remotely address any of the other million examples of fanboyism getting out of control.

Just people defending the Vita's Call of Duty. And only one, maybe two lines about people that legitimately enjoy the game- along with something along the lines of "Don't know how you COULD..."- that rather explicitly states his intentions.
chadboban  +   877d ago
Wow, a little defensive there aren't we?

By the way, this very same person gave Ragnarok Odyssey, a Vita exclusive a 9/10, also gave LBP Vita an 8.5/10 so yeah it does seem like he really hates the system.
ab5olut10n  +   877d ago
I don't have a vita.

Apparently this guy wishes he didn't either.
knifefight  +   877d ago
ab5olut10n doesn't know much about the topic or the author, it seems.
MikeMyers  +   877d ago
Call of Duty comes out on Vita and those who constantly promote the device are quick to say give it a chance and that the scores should be higher, yet are very quick to shoot down the games on the console and PC. Funny how the media gets bashed for giving the PC and console games high scores all the time, even funnier is how millions upon millions keep buying it while people here say don't waste your money. Yet on N4G we are supposed to believe members here who are probably way more biased than those who do reviews for a living? Yeah, sure.
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rpd123  +   877d ago
The people who bash it on console and PC still probably play it on console and PC. Say what you will about it, it's still a fun game. There is a lot of hypocrisy going around here though.
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bubblebeam  +   877d ago
Holy crap, that was a great article. I have disagreed with Jim in the past, but that article was excellent. He sure as hell knows how to write a good article. I'll be sure to read more of his articles from now on.

Everything he said was spot on. I highly recommend everyone reads it. I doubt it will change any of the childish fanboys' attitudes, but it is a great read nonetheless.

I'm just waiting for the first idiot to say he was biased against a particular system in that article.

EDIT. "Hicken" already put his tin-foil hat on. Sigh...
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venom06  +   877d ago
example..... EVERY CoD game that comes out with its stupid bug, glitches and issues, yet gets 9s, but its competion comes out with the same type issues, and is destroyed but the nerd so-called "game journalists"..... pathetic...
pedroyamato  +   877d ago
Fanboys are like a virus. They stay quiet, pretending nothing is happening, but when they see a chance they just attack, bash you and dance, scream like a retarded.

Just look this place infested by sony drones, when several developers told wii u has a decent hardware, they kept silent, but only on developer saying the CPU was slow and this place just looked like a battlefield of lord of the rings.

But the page with vita sales has less ppl than a ghost town
http://n4g.com/news/1128764...

FULL RETARDED
tgcorke  +   877d ago
Unfortunately so many on here are proving Sterling's point. They're reading what they want to read from it, seemingly going out of their way to miss the point so it doesn't challenge their fandom. They set the industry back infinitely because there's no incentive for it to evolve.
ghostrider32  +   877d ago
Fanboys will soon make it to the Special Olympics.

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