I hate the term fanboy, I really do. It is obnoxious and pigeonholes people into a box for being a fan of one thing or another while disliking the competition. What is sad is that with language comes change, and like it or not, some words become a part of the collective consciousness, and at this point, fanboy or fangirl is a part of the English language. So of course, a fanboy/fangirl is someone who is an obsessive fan to an extreme degree. For the past few years, while it is safe to say that there has been fanboyism in the gaming world, a lot of the vitriol and public displays have died down a bit because of the rhythm that we have sunk into. The Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 have all been out for a number of years, and the battles between fans have died down and everyone is pretty comfortable where they are.