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PS4/Xbox One: Why Fanboy Wars Are Dumb

IGN:RoosterTeeth's Burnie Burns and IGN's Greg Miller discuss why it's OK to have preferences but dumb to flame each other.

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NYC_Gamer1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

Its fine to prefer one piece of hardware over the other but there is no need for insults or hunting down videos and articles just to leave harsh comments

Lalanana1712d ago

Lol this is the life of many people.

hunting down videos and articles just to leave harsh comments :-p

darthv721712d ago

just a minor correction....

this is the life of many insecure people.

the trend of being spiteful towards something you have no interest in vs sticking to what does interest you has been an ongoing problem in society. Not just gaming.

to them, its a release to expel all this energy towards downplaying something rather than just enjoying what you do like

MiHX21712d ago

There are racist comments on youtube because ToysRUs put the Xbox One on their Hot toys list.They make the gaming community look like a dumb,lazy and racist community.

Trekster_Gamer1712d ago

The racist comments we due to specific vile sonybot trolls.

ape0071713d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

dumbest people ever, if u say the xbox one sucks then ps4 automatically sucks and vice versa because more or less they are basically the same

the positive side of things is that at the end of the day, fanboys are really a blessing in disguise, it shows that the gaming business is alive and well

NatureOfLogic1712d ago

So if people dislike Xbone because they're not as forgiving and forgetful as others who try to act like MS giving the gaming community the middle finger never happened are "dumb" people?

Lalanana1712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

No, but it's their constant trolling of "xbone" that makes them dumb.

Why troll right? Just don't buy it.

fullymoated1712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

Yes, picking your console based on executive decisions that have since been reversed is strange. Enjoy the games each console has to offer, which to Ape's point are a very similar offering. Neither console is a bad choice, it's just preference. If you can't see that then you are indeed a fanboy.

ape0071712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

yes very dumb, they fixed the DRM now, what's the excuse, they listened to us, system is great, great gfx, games, online, controller, exclusives, the only problem left is mandatory kinect(which some see as innovation)

i know u wish that they kept DRM and failed miserably, we all know that "nature"

it's funny when fanboys act all "innocent" and "honest", woooooooooow........ no sh!t

ZHZ901712d ago

If PS as a brand sucks so why game series that weren't popular but became popular at the day they hit on PS like MGS, FF and RE, and game series that became popular and started on PS like Tekken, KH and DMC. And so many games were inspired by ICO and Shadow of Colosuss and more.

As for Xbox, if it sucks so why many FPS games growing to be great as first 2 Halo games and some nicee games that started on Xbox even though they became multiplat later still started on Xbox consoles on like Mass Effect, Bioshock and Witcher.

Impossible these consoles suck.

DeadManIV1712d ago

If they were basically the same, why pay $100 more than you have to?

ape0071712d ago

im getting both btw, 100$ difference is the only negative about it imo

GrandpaSnake1712d ago

i like how they are trying to pin it on people, people dont think what they want because of advertising, its the companies who fuel and thrive off the masses.

Gozer1712d ago

I disagree. Sony and MS don't know my name, and couldnt careless about me personally. The only language both understand is money. They respond to money.

Hicken1711d ago

And to that end, they try to do their best to convince you not just to buy their product, but also to remain loyal to them.

The media catches those intentions and blows them up, further increasing the odds of fanboy-like behavior.

No, they don't care about us, individually. But they want repeat customers. They want people to come back and spend more money with them. So fanboys are good for them.

lonz3581712d ago

Title should have PC in it also.

fattyuk1712d ago

I'm on the fence kind of,

I don't like xbox it doesn't Appel to me like the wii never has, I love playstation,the brand, I grew up with playstation and it fulfills my needs in my gaming.

when people I know start to say Xbox is better I just "ok" I don't rant or rave.

am I a fanboy? am I just a fan of 1 brand - playstation?- does that automatically make me a "fanboy"

it gets confusing the line between fan and fanboy sometimes! especially on "teh internetz"

blackmanone1712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

I hear you, Fattyuk. Your confusion begins because fanboy is a word invented by 10 years olds to harass other 10 year olds. It doesn't make sense because it never was supposed to.

The fact its picked up this much traction, to the point where its a name thrown about on every forum only serves to validate that far too much immaturity resides in the gaming populace.

fattyuk1712d ago

Well said thanks! Bubbled.

Gozer1712d ago (Edited 1712d ago )

@fattyUK
You sir are a fan, and there is nothing abnormal about that.

However, if you have ever sent hate mail or made a death threat because of a game or platform, signed or started a petition about a game or platform, left a bad review(although you didn't buy or plan on buying a particular game or system) just to be an ass, insulted someone else that has a differing opinion about a console, then you are a fanboy and you are the scum of the gaming industry and need to die.

fattyuk1712d ago

"then you are a fanboy and you are the scum of the gaming industry and need to die."

That comment is just to immature for me to reply sensibly to your whole comment.

Thanks for saying I'm a fan though

5eriously1712d ago

@fatty
Did you read his comment?

Did you do any of these?

["if you have ever sent hate mail or made a death threat because of a game or platform, signed or started a petition about a game or platform, left a bad review(although you didn't buy or plan on buying a particular game or system) just to be an ass, insulted someone else that has a differing opinion about a console,"]

So although I disagree with the "dying" but rather such person must grow up before becoming a criminal statistic. There are weirdo's out there!

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