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Submitted by knowyourstuff 1009d ago | opinion piece

PS4 haters: Simmer down and celebrate progress

Tim Clark writes: "I've sat there in plenty, making whispered funnies with my colleagues. In ye olden days (two years ago) we'd write them down on our little reporter note pads and show them to each other and snigger. Being a wiseass is nothing new and gaming has long been a haven for wiseass - but holy smoke has Twitter and in-article commenting taken wise-assery to eye-watering new levels of tedious cynicism masquerading as analysis." (Culture, PS4)

knowyourstuff  +   1010d ago
The fact that anti-Sony fanboys are already condemning a console when they know almost nothing about it should destroy any credence they had to their voices, and they should be shunned for their one-dimensional minds.

Why not celebrate progress, and buy whatever console comes out that has games on it that you like, and satisfies whatever your wants are? The fanboy mentality makes gamers look bad, and it's the antithesis to gamers trying to be taken seriously. If we want gaming to be accepted as a legitimate art form, every fanboy is a step backwards in creating a culture of respect and sophistication in the gaming world.
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delboy   1009d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
IAMERROR  +   1009d ago
I agree same could be said about anti-Xbox fanboys, you know absolutely nothing about the next Xbox, chill out. boxxy+sony=love
Gaming101  +   1010d ago
It doesn't matter what Sony shows, the childish infantile haters will always hate it no matter what, and shun it like the bitter, angry, stereotypical fanboys that they are.
Eyeco  +   1009d ago
Even when Sony does the right thing they still get hate for it,

Example for years the anti's were saying that the PS3 price should drop, Sony comes out with the PS3 slim...then what do people say "too little to late" "dooomed" "ugly design" "it will fail"

Sony comes out with PS+ "dooomed" "scam" "not good enough" "rip off" "it's just a scam to spend more money"

For 2 years fanboys bitch about the PS3's "lack of games" an absolute myth btw, then when Sony does release exclusives "yeah but PS3 exclusives are irrelevant" "I don't care for them" "they can't match the sales of Halo"

Their damned if the do damned if they don't.
izumo_lee  +   1010d ago | Well said
I look at it in the words of a great man...Yoda (all tongue & cheek)

"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering"

They 'Fear' the capabilities and potential of the PS4 which 'Angers' them to the point of denial. That denial manifests itself as 'Hate', the hate makes them say & do stupid things which in actual fact is that they are jealous that their allegiance can't compete. In the end they end up 'Suffering' cause their allegiance will probably get no support.

It really quite sad really. Not sure if there should be pity or whatnot. There is just no good to come out of HATE or negativity. Just accept it & move's that simple.
Cam977  +   1009d ago
Bubble vote added for this comment, you said it perfectly.
sherimae2413  +   1009d ago
izumo-sensei, that's some aspiring words from you ^_^
nirwanda  +   1009d ago
I have no hate for anyone, i will just buy the best console in a time frame that suits me, last time i went with the 360 at launch, i enjoyed for a whole year before the ps3 launched and even when i did it wasn't much better.
This time if most of what i'm reading about the machines i will go for a PS4
NaiNaiNai   1009d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
Max-Zorin   1009d ago | Immature | show
GreenRanger  +   1009d ago
When the Wii U was shown there was new accounts here (both fanboy and troll) within hours and certain existing members had turned downright rabid.
Now the same thing has happened with the PS4 and it'll happen again with the Xbox 720.
To hate or be overprotective of a console or a company is just pathetic.
Like what you like, ignore what you don't, and just leave hate to the insecure.
Jadedz  +   1009d ago
''When the Wii U was shown...''
And people still believe the console is underpowered compared to last gen (Wii/PS360).

What goes around comes around, apparently.
Sam Fisher  +   1009d ago
When the wii was shown...
Was probably the only time sony fanboys and ms fanboys joined together and agreed lmao
cleverusername  +   1009d ago
When Watch Dogs was 1st revealed on PC last year, everyone was blown away and said it stole the show yet when Sony showed an identical looking version running on PS4 this week it's fake and pre rendered and the PS4 is apparently light years behind PC before it's even released!!
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clintagious650  +   1009d ago
Success always leads to hate. Look at Lebron James who is arguably the best player in the nba now but haters always gonna hate. Look at Ray Lewis, arguably the best inside linebacker to play the game but yet people will always find something to take away from his accomplishments. The same thing is happening with sony now. They were the best in the ps1 & ps2 eras & people said they would fail with the ps3 & be the next dreamcast but look where the ps3 is at now. Sony might not have come in 1st with the ps3 sales wise but they have the best exclusives to offer & the ps3 is still very much alive & will continue to sell when the ps4 is out & people will continue to hate but like they say, "Dont Hate The Player, Hate The Game" & because of those haters u make me shine even more because even your hatin azz be thinking about me lol. Booya.
grayfoxx881  +   1009d ago
Funny you use those two athletes. People don't hate those two because they are great at what they do, they are hated because they're both assholes. Lebron James had to hold a television conference when he chose a new team. Plus the guy has tatoos on his body exclaiming how great he thinks he is. That's a little narcissistic. You never saw Michael Jordan pulling that bullshit. People despise Ray Lewis because he helped murder two people, he victimizes himself constantly, and he hides behind religion to try and take the heat off of himself. The guy's a thug, and a cheater. How'd he recover from that injury so fast? "Booya".
Sarobi  +   1009d ago
I never understood why someone would spend their time trying to justify the product they bought, while making others feel bad for what they got. We must remember that technology like video game consoles are made for people to enjoy themselves.. it is not made to entitle you to a certain group, nor does it entitle you to being a better human being - after all we're just staring at screens for hours upon hours pushing buttons.
cleverusername  +   1009d ago
Gamers are mostly kids, It's the adults who come online to spend their time arguing with kids I don't get!! GROWN men who SHOULD know better arguing with kids who don't know any better!! There's something VERY wrong with that!!!
Sam Fisher  +   1009d ago
Or maybe the grown men are fighting with the kids b/c they dont know anybetter themselves, and probably feel better at telling a trolling kid off intellectual or just plain old pawnage with specs that only they themselves understand.
I just realise something, i want to rule the world.... Wtf is wrong with me.......
lovegames718   1009d ago | Trolling | show
WeAreLegion  +   1009d ago
Obviously, no console will ever match what a computer is capable of...since a console is just a computer, itself. You can always add more to a computer. What developers do with that power is a completely different conversation. It's a ridiculous debate.

You know what else is ridiculous?

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Statix  +   1009d ago
"I feel no shame in being excited by what I've seen."

Wowzers! The writer is really going out on a limb with this statement.
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just-joe  +   1009d ago
I don't hate the PS4, nor do I want Sony to fail, I'm just not convinced on getting one day one. Right now, I wait for E3 and hope they show something that make me want one.
Stoppokingme  +   1009d ago
It must be tough to be a bias fanboy, finding something new to bitch about all the time.

What amazes me is how some people are whining about the PS4 announcement to start with! If you're that anal and pedantic about it, then I feel sorry for you. The rest of us are excited.

Sadly these haters will once again climb out from under their bridges once the Nextbox is revealed, The type of people who's intellect uses 'kinect' as their sole argument for Xbox's inferiority.

I'm excited for PS4, and eager for MS's response. If you want to constantly bitch and be negative, that's your problem. Have fun being miserable.
wiiufan72   1009d ago | Spam
DivineAssault  +   1009d ago
i say let them hate & soak in their own misery.. Whoever else they like instead better bring some pretty effin amazing $h*t to E3 if they want to take sony down
urwifeminder  +   1009d ago
Yeah sony could make the best thing in the world with the best games ever made i will allways look for something else.
SpinalRemains138  +   1007d ago
We need fanboys.

What will be funnier that watching a grown man pet a baby tiger in his living room, w/ his couch moved to the other room, all while swearing he is having the greatest gaming experience ever?

After he gets done petting tigers and baby animals he will go to VG Charts and smile when he sees that 720 is always 2 million ahead of PS4.

Thats some great stuff.

In all seriousness though, fanboyism is completely normal. It's akin to liking a sports team. That's the mindset. We see completely irrational comments like my initial comment, and we need to laugh and to read these ludicrous things. It's human nature. None of us believe the crap when we write crap.

Lighten up, guys/gals.
Its console wars

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