Submitted by Apollo1 305d ago | opinion piece

“Fanboyism” Needs to Stop

Chris's view on Fanboys and why they need to learn to embrace differing opinions. (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Grand Theft Auto V, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

timothyckeegan  +   305d ago
BF3 and Black Ops 2 might be a tie.
But checking trailers and gameplays, BF4 is better than COD:Ghosts.
black0o  +   305d ago
it's only gonna get worst ..
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Gamingcapacity  +   305d ago
This is a sad fact. People are more rational in face to face debates. Behind a keyboard they are childish, insulting and thick headed.

Pretty much anything goes on the internet!
MineHaxx  +   305d ago
You are right.I am a casual gamer that likes every console.Because they are just awesome.But a really saddening thing is that Fanboys reached their top low:Swearing.They start before launch,When they don't know all of the details.They are just Immature.Even more annoying than all of the Trolls and Hackers on Xbox Live.This thing needs to stop.
Both consoles are fine.THATS IT!
KiLLeRCLaM  +   305d ago
people who play online and that bitch and complain troll are mostly noobs who are learning to play and get frustrated with all the hardcores killing them all the time and you got a lot of people who just rage cuz they just have issues and rage online to make themselves feel better..
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MasterCornholio  +   305d ago
I cringe at the thought of the battles that will take place due to sites like Eurogamer and lens of truth.

Nexus 7 2013
ritsuka666  +   305d ago
Like I said I don't really get this loyal exclusive brand. I'm a fan of videogames not shit brands.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   304d ago
But when shit brands, threaten the very essence of what a counsel game is, in all of it's trading, selling, renting, buying,. Glory. Then it is time to take arms.
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steve30x  +   305d ago
Its only getting worse as time goes by.
jacobvogel  +   305d ago
How some gamers didn't like GTA V?
It is GOTY.
Apollo1  +   305d ago
Watch Dogs, The Last of US, and GTA V.
I think one of these will win GOTY.
Neonridr  +   305d ago
don't forget Bioshock Infinite, that will definitely be up there for GOTY.
deafdani  +   304d ago
Not everyone likes sandbox games. Simple as that.
byeGollum  +   304d ago
I definitely agree
fsfsxii  +   305d ago
N4G fanboys in a nutshell:
"My toy is so awesome. No, my toy is better, wanna know why?? Check metacritic"
_QQ_  +   305d ago
Don't forget the last part.
"Wait Nintendo has the highest Rated Toy of all time? nevermind, metacritic is a broken system"
PopRocks359  +   305d ago
And you like what you like because you're a fanboy. Don't forget that genius argument. /s
Goku781  +   305d ago
It's like Autobots and Decepticons, Democrats and Republicans, Elvis and Michael Jackson. There will never be an end.
True_Samurai  +   305d ago
XbFanboys: Autobots, Democrats, Michael Jackson
PsFanboys: Decepticons, Republicans, Elvis
Lol just having fun. Don't mind me
Goku781  +   305d ago
I was thinking the other way around lol, we kool man :D
MineHaxx  +   305d ago
Have a bubble sir.
BRAD-RIDGE  +   305d ago
LOL bullshit!!! at that title. what's the point if you don't have loyalist. how is anything going to move forward at the rate it does if their were no competition.for all i know we could have still been playing 2D side scroll-ers if it weren't for the impending competition on Nintendo. their must be fans for every competitor. their must be a common goal and something to differentiate them. thats why some support Barca over Man U or vice versa. at the end of the day this is the only thing that is going to push gaming forward. and in a sense has, turning it from something thought to be for nerds into something for everyone.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   305d ago
It is well know that people who fence sit cannot be trusted.Are wishie washie,and over all ditherers.
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truechainz  +   304d ago
No Fanboyism is not the same as no competition. If every person made an educated decision on what console to buy based on their personal preferences, one would still outsell the other. This can exist without spineless online arguments and insulting that result from the insecurity that goes along with being a loyalist. I would argue that adding fanboyism holds gaming back more than it has helped it move forward.
alphaomega88  +   305d ago
The fanboyism that really needs to stop is haters getting on other systems threads and being like "nintendo is for babies, wii u is dead", or "xbone isnt up to par with ps4 graphically, no one wants kinect", or "ps4 makes you pay, their system was hacked, hurr durr"...I tell you straight out I am a Nintendo fanboy, for more reasons than I really feel like listing right now, but I don't go into xbox and ps threads telling people "duh, er you shouldnt like your system because its a, um, er, crap and because my system is like so much more better"...which is rather absurd all things considered, bc if its so much better, why are you whining about other systems and not playing games?!? People need to grow up.
thomasmiller  +   305d ago
People do need to grow up, but look at how many responses this article got, the trolls are not reading this, they never learn, why don't they just enjoy their own systems and leave the other companies alone, why is so important to them that a video game company fails? what pleasure do they get out of it? trolls have no lives, and act childish just to get attention, nothing more.
obelix01  +   305d ago
I agree.
2cents  +   305d ago
It needs to... But it won't.
LOL_WUT  +   305d ago
Some commenters on here really need to follow their own advice as for the article it was a good read ;)
R00bot  +   304d ago
You're pretty biased against Nintendo.
obelix01  +   305d ago
I agree about about the over abundance of the negativity towards Xbox 1. Every article about the console is destroyed by PlayStation fanboys. I swear they scour the internet for anything Xbox related so they can trash it. Are all Sony fans like this? No most of them aren't. But the obnoxious few ruin it & it sets a bad example for all PlayStation fans.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   304d ago
I know what you mean.I felt the same way when Xbox fanboys did nothing but attack the PS3 all last gen.Funny thing is I really think they would be attacking the PS4 if they were able.They can't,so now they are whining like I have never seen before.
Izzy408  +   305d ago
Yes.... yes it does.
Hicken  +   305d ago
I disagree. And I point to how fanboys of everything else in the world are not only accepted but understood as necessary, and then I ask why gaming is treated differently.

You don't see folks in the auto world complaining that people need to stop being passionate about their love for Ferrari instead of Lamborghini. Star Wars and Star Trek fanboys (mostly) coexist.

But let the subject come to gaming, and suddenly it's a huge deal.

Can someone please explain to me why this is? Why any vaguely negative depiction of a woman is sexism if it's gaming, but it's just one character on TV?

Cuz so far, it doesn't make much sense.
truechainz  +   304d ago
Well personally I feel a person shouldn't ever be pushed so far that they call someone a retard over any medium. But it just seems that in the other forums I have been in for politics, sports, music , movies and others, I see the same unnecessary aggression. I think any excess towards gaming may be simply because you see more gaming related aggression from a vocal minority or that is where you spend most of your time because I assure you it happens across anything that two people can disagree on, and it is never necessary in my opinion.
Hicken  +   304d ago
Well, I've never noticed it in the car or movie arena, and book fans (whether of particular series, or specific authors) tend to be rather respectful, on the whole. But with that said, you'd think that it would be easy to look at other mediums, other interests, and see how fanboyism exists there, and not go, "Oh, it just needs to go away."

Yes, a lot of the hostility could definitely do with being toned down, but I'd prefer it if fanboys stuck around, honestly speaking. Even if we're on different sides of the same argument.
truechainz  +   304d ago
yeah it seems we have different definitions because I don't consider people who people who prefer a specific brand to be fanboys, but just fans. Only people who lash out at others either verbally or physically to defend their choice or put down another brand to be fanboys.
jamsam360  +   305d ago
Than make sure you post this on the PS4 tab!
obelix01  +   305d ago
Star Wars
For the record.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   304d ago
The term "fanboy" didn't arrive until Microsoft came onto the seen, with the Xbox360. With the online presence of Rep.Mangers. They are the ones that started the attack on Nintendo, as a kiddie counsel. and the illusionary Hard Core Halo Gamer.
When Xbox and their corporate dis*info agents came onto the scene, we got terms like "fanboy", "pwnd", and "hard core gamer"..,, All the while trying to divide and conquer gamers as a whole,. With the ultimate goal of an xbox monopoly, with DRM, as the crown jewel..
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Max-Zorin  +   304d ago
Superman will have a good video game by the time N4G stop the fanboyism.
qzp  +   304d ago
It's human nature really. All you can do is be rational and support the one that works best for you.
Sadist3  +   303d ago
If you prefer a specific system, why do you have to announce it? Just buy the damn system of your choice and keep it to yourself. Do any of you think anyone cares if you worship Sony or whatever?

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