Why do console wars and console fanboys exist? Cam investigates in the first episode of Reality Check.
Nope i respect both ps4 and xb1 i just dont respect microsoft as a company
interesting point about "betrayal driving fans to the other side" this is definitely happening right now. but the point about "consumer justifying his purchase" is not relevant with PS4 vs XB1, because nobody bought them yet and pre-orders can be canceled.
the point about "fanboys resort to denial, giving their favorites the benefit of the doubt and even try to rewrite history" denial: denying the power gap in favor of the PS4 benefit of the doubt: believing the "power of the cloud" PR line rewrite history: repeatedly quoting XB1 position in Amazon trending charts while ignoring PS4 has multiple bundles, also ignoring the 2013 overall chart.
Fanboyism is @NewMondays second comment. Congrats, you learned absolutely nothing from that vid. One ear and out the other.
@AngelicIceDiamond like it or not, facts are facts, their is a big advantage for the solid advantage for the PS4, and disadvantages for the XB1, if i'm making something up then call me a fanboy, so don't blame me blame MS.
@ Positive exactly what I was going to say.I think its dumb to be a gamer and be loyal to one console, but then again theres little to no rational thought in being a fanboy.However the word fanboy gets thrown around so much its become meaningless,or a way of showing your ignorance.. or another word for I think your dumb for having a different opinion than mines, those last 2 goes hand and hand. Rarely does it get used in its correct context.
Yea allot xbox fans switched to ps4 and imo i dont think it has to do anything with the xb1 itself but on how microsoft is with the consumers and taking away some cool features on the xb1 and because they disrespected allot of xbox fans. Thats how i see it anyways.
"ARE YOU A CONSOLE FANBOY" In reality there is no fanboy. hardcore gamers created this NINTENDO BETTER THAN SONY stig therefore created the who's better than who war. video game companies dont care who like what long as we buy their product. more revenue to produce another console after 7 years another cycle is born, and it begins all over. another RECYCLE WAR yes!!!! are you a console fanboy??? yes!! if that mean supporting a console of choice.
True that does not make you a fanboy. One can choose to support and love one console. That does not make a fanboy. However, when one bashes the other consoles, exaggerates about their console, lies, etc etc etc...those are some of the things that make you a fanboy. On topic...Get the system you like and play the games you like. Simple. If you like the games that are on PS then buy it and enjoy and the same goes for the Xbox, but those bashing the other console is childish. They all will have great games, tech, etc to say otherwise is foolish. Which is the best is subjective and arguable.
Let's get one thing strait. Fanboys are gullible and generally stupid. Fanboys think that their favorite console company is God all mighty and that the company can't do anything wrong. The company they believe in, puts consumers above everything else and that competitors are the devil. THATS A BUNCH OF BS. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Apple, etc, think about themselves above everything else. They think about money. They want to sell their console to the maximum people they can and make the biggest profit they can... and if they get positive PR doing so, even better, it helps sales.
to be honest, i think ive become a sony fanboy. i always own all the consoles from nintendo and MS but I feel sony is always doing things the right way.
That's not being a fanboy, that's getting your facts straight. people really must stop caving in to the notion that betting on the right horse is in some way a negative thing. It's just sour grapes from the losing jockey. A fanboy is someone that believes what they support is best even though the evidence shows quite clearly it's not.
That doesn't make you a fanboy. Thats just having a personal preference, unless you think Sony never did anything wrong.
Being a fanboy is someone that talks shit about something they know nothing about. A ps3 owner that says the 360 is garbage while never having owned or played on one before.. And vice versa And secondly, completely ignoring fact to continue whining on the internet.. I have a preference.. As all do.. But I'm intelligent enough to know my view isn't everyone else's.. Wish people would do the same
@GribbleGrunger "That's not being a fanboy, that's getting your facts straight. people really must stop caving in to the notion that betting on the right horse is in some way a negative thing. It's just sour grapes from the losing jockey. A fanboy is someone that believes what they support is best even though the evidence shows quite clearly it's not." No no no no no no no no no. No. The problem with your entire argument is that you assume that there is a winner to the horse race. That's what being a fanboy is all about - they think that it's possible to win. Against who? What do you win? Hell - how do you even judge what a win is? Is it sales? Reviews? Raw power? Public perception? How shiny it is? An even better question is what do you win exactly by backing the "winning horse"? Do fairies and unicorns fly out of your console and congratulate you with a mythical party? Will money rain down and champagne corks fly? Will your life become infinitely better than somebody who picked the "losing horse"? The problem with fanboys is that they feel the need to win something that isn't even a competition. Personal enjoyment is only relative to the person experiencing it - not to somebody else who is enjoying a different product. But fanboys think they can enjoy their choices more - to the point where they're under the impression that disparaging other choices and the people who make them will take their own enjoyment even higher. You know - "winning". There is no winning horse - only losers who think there is a race.
@creatchee The real problem with fanboys is that they equate the size of their genitals with the console that they've purchased.
Nope, that does not make you a fanboy. If someone was like you and the only difference was that they think that Nintendo or MS is a better company that would be their opinion. Look at the sight and the forum and see what areas have the most comments. Just play games and have fun.
@creatchee -Kudos to you. I could not had said it better myself. Bubs for you
These are my thoughts exactly. when i first got my 360 and then a ffew months later my ps3, at first i loved my 360 thought it was the best console ever then after 3 years of owning i began to think i was being ripped off with the lack of diverse games compared to the ps3 plus the fact i had to pay to make my 360 basically operational i started spendidng more time on my ps3 and the past 2-3 years have been ps3 only really. now like positiveemotions said i respect both the consoles but microsoft as a company put money first, your entertainment second. whereas it seems its the opposite way round with sony.
@ PositiveEmotions - Perfectly said. Can't wait to see how both consoles turn out, whilst I'm not a fan of most of M'soft's business practices, there is something to be said about their overly risky love for running into things headfirst.
Me to I just don't respect Sony as a company.
Yet you respect MS as a company through it's policies? Idiot.
Boom.. Fanboy! Lol Nobody is an idiot for having an opinion.. Only a fanboy insults someone for such
@n4rc Wrong. I own a 360 and PS3, and enjoy both.. However, MS have shown their true colours on horrible anti-consumer policies recently, and i am calling DonFreezer out on his blatant fanboyism (check his comments page) towards MS. His opinion is idiotic, that's my opinion. PS. nice new 8 day account.. bubbles seem to be dropping like flies, just like DonFreezer.. Hmmm.
@ Positive, Exactly. You get disagrees for pure honesty. I own both current, getting both next gen, purely because I am not dumb, missing out on great games because its on either system. As for the companies, I care neither for Sony or MS. I have much better things in life to do than search for facts and specs, flops and clouds. I do not keep a note of what was happening 3,4 years ago on these sites and do not care what others think of me. If there is a reason politicians think we are all children and need protecting, just one look here and you see why.
Yes. The Dreamcast is still the best console in my dreams :)
I want the more powerful console for my money, exclusives come and go but the actual hardware will offer Devs ways to make even better games down the road. And not being a See You Next Tuesday company trying to find new ways to screw you out of another nickel helps too.
I hope both Do well, but Sony gets my nod first and if MS fixes things then xbox one
I couldnt imagine staying loyal to only one brand. everyone has so much to offer.
Exactly......I've really enjoyed having a 360 and PS3 this gen.....MS exclusives but mainly their online games + Sony's first party exclusives....win win.... Looking forward to both for the same reasons next gen.....
Why do fanboys exist? Purchase justification. Insecurities. Hatred. Flat out bigotry. Corporate puppets. Console fanboys are the scum of the earth. I know that not everyone is lucky enough to be able to afford every piece of gaming hardware on the market. But that still doesn't mean you have to be a hateful piece of human garbage. Go where they games are, and never put limits on your joy. This is the only life you get.
Deep stuff, man. Well said.
No its not,I'm a ps fan/fanboy but not of the trolling variety,I feel you could be enthusiastic or overly fond of one from the " big three" with out being a jerk. For the disagrees,care to explain why I'm wrong?
Lol they way you talked about them made u sound like one of them. They talk just like that about Eachothrr... Weird lol
More disagrees than agrees tells you all you need to know about this community, doesn't it?
That was fricking... existential, bro. Bubble up.
I'm sure plenty will say I am, but I try to be as open-minded about the big three as possible in spite of my preference for Nintendo. I wouldn't be interested in both PS4 and Xbox One games if that wasn't the case.
That's cus there's no games on the Wii u right now lol. Don't worry speaking from experience I too am a sad Wii u owner
"That's cus there's no games on the Wii u right now" Well, that's not really my reason. In fact that's a lousy reason to suddenly drop my favorite publisher's console. I was going to say it was because Xbox One and PS4 some amazing looking games exclusive to both consoles. The games I want from Wii U are coming out by the end of this year. So as far as being a gamer, I'm good on all fronts.
Woah no one said anything about dropping a console. Chill out. and I go where the games go. I bought a Wii u for 3 reasons bayonetta smash bros and a new Zelda I won't see any of those till next year Doesn't mean I'm dropping it though
It's video game journalists fault. I wholeheartedly believe that.
The fanboys are mostly to blame. That's like blaming the rotten wood for giving somebody splinters, it's the idiot that picked it up who is to blame. Just like the fanboys who defend companies with false information, and the idea that a company gives half a crap about them. Fanboys existed long before the era of crappy games journalism like we see today.
And yet, if there were no splinters, the idiot could pick up all the wood he wanted and not have to worry about getting hurt... As for companies giving a crap, they damn well better. Unlike even other entertainment industries, gaming is wholly dependent on continuing to please the consumer base. Because games are interactive, it's more important to cater to your consumers than anywhere else. So, even if it's simply for the sake of greater profits, companies need to at least pretend they give a damn.
That is very untrue. It wasn't like that back in the day where you had Nintendo Power magazine and Electronic Gaming Monthly. They just showcased games. They didn't do TurboGrafx 16 compared to Nintendo articles. Or Sega Master System versus Nintendo. That didn't start till around Mortal Kombat came out. Genesis had blood, but poorer graphics and SNES had sweat and looked somewhat just like the arcade.
@MikeyDucati1 Lot of truth in your words......Media in general sensationalize nearly everything these days.....
nope...snes,n64,gameboy, ds ps1,ps2,dreamcast, psp, xbox 360, wii, and prob Xbox One maybe a ps4 later... i been all over the place when it comes to consoles.
Nope. Never have been, never will be. In chronological order, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have all provided me with awesome gaming experiences that I'm all too grateful for.
I'm a PS/Nintendo fan. I get a what i like from both systems. I just don't find what interests me in MS's consoles.
LOL couldn't resist.. :)
This is N4G, so the answer to 90% of the community is "yes."
I'm definitely a fan of how Sony has been handling business recently. I'm also a fan of their current products. I have a Vaio, an Xperia Tablet Z, an Xperia TL (Phone), a Vita, and a PS3 super slim. No, I'm not exactly rolling in cash. I just happen to have poor spending habits and work too much. -_- That being said, I have been on board with Sony since the PS1. They've had the games that have enticed me the most. I've also been a PC gamer for some time. It's hard to imagine a gamer who doesn't have a Steam account, honestly. That's why I don't get the PC vs. console debate. Most people have both a decent PC and at least one major console. Even integrated graphics cards will run many games available on Steam. :) I grew up loving my Nintendo consoles, but when I got my hands on Metal Gear Solid, Twisted Metal, Croc, Cool Boarders, Spyro, Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Oddworld, and Medievil...I was hooked for life. So much variety! So many things to do! And some of them actually had compelling stories! That was new for me. Lol. Saying the PS2 had good games is a bit of an understatement, so I won't tell you why I went with the PS2. There were good games on GameCube and I absolutely loved Blood Wake and First To Fight on the Xbox, but the variety just wasn't there, as far as I was concerned. Then, we get to this generation and I start out with a PS3 and Wii. My PS3 hasn't taken a week off since launch. (I've gone through three, by the way. My launch 20 Gb stopped working and I sold my slim for my super slim.) The Wii was sold later. There wasn't much to play. :/ The good games were GREAT though. I just want Nintendo to grow up a bit and give me experiences like Shadow of the Colossus, Uncharted, The Last of Us, or inFamous. I also had a 360 for a few months. I enjoyed Crackdown, Gears of War (One of my favorite series' now), and a few others. I played through a few exclusives and I was done. With my PS3, I'm getting tons of exclusive titles month after month. Even some of the lesser loved exclusives like Battle Royale, LBP Karting, and Sly 4 held my attention. Throw in PS Plus and you can just forget running out of things to play. My backlog is ridiculous! My 500 Gb is full and I don't have space for all my stuff! Combine all those great games and experiences with a new company attitude that says, "We've stumbled in the past, but thanks for sticking with us. The future is bright!" and you have a big win for the oncoming generation!
And I find it ironic that Gamespot, a place with one of the worst gaming communities, puts this video out.
Most people on this site are fanboys, most on the internet for that matter. It really is a sad sight to see fanboys bicker over pointless crap.
I do not see the PS4 or XB0ne as pointless. LOOK how hardware and the game quality advanced and then thank the console or gaming "wars" or rather the supporters.
If debunking other fans with facts about my console of choice makes me a fanboy, then I guess I'm a fanboy. Seeing some of the lies and FUD spread by Xbox fanboys are quite entertaining. I post a link with facts, they reply with nothing but an opinion and misinformation. Most Xbox fans attempt to spin facts with opinions, then when they get proven wrong with links and facts, they go off topic.
Trying to look objective while specifically bashing the Xbox, yeah your not a fanboy at all. Sarcasm.
Which is ironic because while you're in here bashing all fanboys, in any other article you're indistinguishable from one.
Very interesting video. I've always wondered why diehard fanboys would go to great lengths to defend and attack devices. I mean yeah.. gaming is awesome, but we really shouldn't take it personally.
I'm not gonna lie I prefer Sony consoles as they cater to what I want more the Microsoft do and even more then Nintendo do. That hasn't stopped me owning other consoles. But I tend to sell others whilst keeping my Sony one's. Do I think Sony are the best? Yes for me but not for everyone. Do I care it other people by other consoles? No not really, but when they start saying how amazing their choice is and how inferior my choice is then I go into wind up mode. So am I a fanboy? Off the Internet no, as other people's choice doesn't effect me. On the Internet I am a rabid fanboy as it winds other fanboys up when you blow their weak arguments apart with arguments only a fanboy can use.
And I think Xbox is more enjoyable.. Yet we can get along without insulting each other.. That's the difference between fans and fanboys imo
Ya I'm a Sony guy. Have my ps4 preordered. I also enjoy Nintendo. Including the wii u, I think it's very underated. I enjoyed the original xbox, the 360 was great its first like 3 or 4 years then it really fell off for me. I'm not interested in the x1 at all. I think the ps4 will be better for core games. And the wii u is just pure fun.
Not really. I never defended what I consider to be negative aspects from the big 3 which is the thing I find most fascinating about fanboys. They defend negative things like DRM or no BC and in my mind a fan should want their system of choice to be better but its like fanboys want their system of choice to be worst.
Not necessarily BUT I do enjoy the large variety of games from Sony more so than any other company. I have owed both the ps3 and 360 at one point in the the beginning of the gen but m$ just fell off
I like Sony/Nintendo. That's my preference. I grew up with both companies, including Sega.
he needed science to know that? its the same as when basket ball, football, baseball, fans defend there team. like anyone needs mister clean talking about tests to know there is ignorant people in any fan base. if you feel you like, care or love something your most likely gonna defend it or stand up for it. some more than others.
I'm not a Console fanboy. I own a PS3 with over a year and a half , I bought an Xbox 360 two weeks ago and I own a gaming PC.
In A Perfect World Everyome Could Own All The Consoles, But That Will NevEr Happen, So People Pick Sides. With That Said Thete Is A Big Difference Between Being A Fan And Being A Fanboy. If Your Console Choice Is That Great, You Wouldnt Need To Talk Trash On The Other Console. Greatness Speaks For Itself.