5 Reasons True Gamers Hate Fanboys

My mother always told me that hate is a strong word only to be used when the situation truly calls for it. This is one such situation. Fanboys stink and are bad for the health of the gaming industry and here’s 5 reasons as to why.

"They are the inescapable scourge of every video game website and forum on the planet… fanboys. Have an opinion? They will attempt to rip you to shreds with false logic, denial and loud cries filled with clichéd leet speak. How do we defend ourselves against these Neanderthals of the gaming world? Well, you don’t. Let’s face it, they aren’t going anywhere. Your best defense is to try, no matter how difficult it might be, to ignore them. Ignore that part of you that wants to fill them in on just how stupid they really are because all it does is bring you to their level. After all, if you do give in, it’s the digital equivalent of slapping a grizzly bear in the face with a fresh salmon and they will maul you with idiocy and childlike name calling. If you don’t understand where we’re coming from here then you yourself might be a fanboy. All in all we can’t stand fanboys, in fact we hate them about as passionately as they blindly love their nerd-vice of choice."

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AngelicIceDiamond1503d ago

I looove this article


"If you wanted to play games you would be force fed whatever they wanted to feed you. You’d shut up and like it too because what choice would you have? There’s a saying that’s been around for many years and it’s a simple one: competition breeds excellence. If these cult-level enthusiastic fanboys had their way and their single gaming platform was the only one to rise out of the console war ashes then this golden age of gaming would die."



"Time and again you’ll see cases where a rampant and drooling fanboy will be calling out the other primal tribe all while being completely oblivious that he is part of the problem, not the solution. It makes it nearly impossible for a rational human being to comment or have an opinion without fear of a nerd attack."

Been there way to many times.


"Fanboys are often so wrapped up in their undying support for their priceless things that even when presented with compelling arguments full of facts, logic or charts and goddamn graphs they still refuse to let up on their bias. They will defend to the very death their chosen love and ignore anything and everything that says otherwise regardless of its validity."

"for hours on end with no actual factual information. It’s maddening to the educated gamer who is capable of engaging in thoughtful debate to see a thread taken over by a digital caveman."

Someones been keeping track of this site lately.


"If you’re a tried and true real gamer you might have a preference of which console you like most (I know I do) but you want to see everyone do well. The more great games that sell the more great games we’ll have in development. If everyone does well then you will have mountains upon mountains of amazing experiences just waiting for you to get your grubby gamer paws on."

That's the goal here is to keep the great games coming. All three will challenge each other but its us who wins and fanboys that lose because they're greedy.

"Sadly, in the mind of a dedicated fanboy, only Nathan (or Marcus, whatever, I’m not picking sides obviously) will have a chance to shine while the rest crumble at his feet. What a shame to see such narrow mindedness seep into a culture that truly relies on success across all mediums."

Its very sad to say the least. Fanboys want nothing more to see franchises crash on other systems so they can boast about theirs.

I hope fanboys learn and quit being selfish. Gaming is for everyone who picks up a controller. No matter the platform.

DCfan1503d ago

Look who's talking, the guy who never shows up when a people like georgenoob says something beyond fanboyish.

LOGICWINS1503d ago

"Look who's talking, the guy who never shows up when a people like georgenoob says something beyond fanboyish."

AngelicIceDiamond isn't obligated to play N4G cop every time someone says something stupid.

starchild1503d ago

When there are thousands of filthy cockroaches crawling around, I doubt you are going to put much focus on the odd ant or moth in your house. You are going to work on getting rid of the cockroaches and then later mop up any remaining ant or other insect.

TheGreatAndPowerful1502d ago

Amazing how enlightened people have become in recent months now that MS is painfully trailing behind. There can be only one... and that one must be the PS4.

ShinMaster1502d ago

Fanboys who prefer one system over the other are not as harmful to the gaming industry as those who prefer specific game series and look down on others.

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jmac531503d ago

Thanks for posting the article in the comments. I was too lazy to click on the link.

neogeo1503d ago

I did not read what you said and I don't care. I gave you a disagree for the fricking WALL OF TEXT took me 30 seconds to scroll down.

Shnazzyone1502d ago

that took you 30 whole seconds to scroll past that? Are you using your grandpas computer where he has text size pumped up all the way or something? It takes me about a 1/4 scroll wheel to get past it and less than 2 seconds.

JodyCones1503d ago

I agree with you, but there is also nothing wrong with preferring a particular ecosystem unless you bash the other. For example, I play PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo because I like the games they offer. But I also have to pay for the games, my subscription, actually have the time to play them all, gas, school, work, my bills, etc. I've owned an original xbox and a 360. I have no plans to get the xbox one, it just isn't my cup of tea personally. Halo isn't exactly a systeam seller for me anymore. I was finished with the franchise after the second one. And I am not being a fanboy! I have nothing against Halo, people can totally disagree with me! You have your own right to! I shouldn't be swaying you away from your opinion if you like it, you shouldn't care. But fanboys hold loyalties to their preferred platform. But you still get called a fanboy for not liking what they like, how petty. I guess it's just hard to tell on the internet unless you're being blatantly obvious and immature.

joefrost001502d ago

Why does every sony guy think the only thing xbox have is halo
I understand it might be the biggest selling exclusive between sony with the exception of maybe Gran Turismo
But MS has a lot of big IPs
I really think for all the great games dony have it is missing that one big face exclusive kratos is close
I dont think sony cares but their fans do you see it everytime with all they have halo comments and every new fps sony comes out with halo killer
Not saying you one of them just saying im tired of sony guys saying halo is it

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GarrusVakarian1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Since when was being a fanboy a bad thing?

It's the rabid, biased, blind fanboys that are the scourge.

There's nothing wrong with being a fanboy about something you love. Im a Sony fanboy, TLOU fanboy, Game Of Thrones fanboy, Mass Effect fanboy, LOTR fanboy, Metallica fanboy amongst many other things..........nothing wrong with that.

Heisenburger1502d ago

No. You are a fan. That's why the term fanboys was created, to separate the good from the bad.

Lol There is no such thing as a good fanboy.

Digital_Anomaly1502d ago

I like you Heisenberger. You stay cool.

Omegasyde1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Screw it....

I hate "True Gamers" and here are 5 reasons why.

1) They are Hipsters.

2) They are Hipsters.

3) Without fanboy competition, the consoles wouldn't be different. They would be the same and that's boring.

4)PC Master race laughs at the definition of "true" gamer.

5) They are hipsters.

DivineHand1251502d ago

Remember when everyone was in an uproar about the xbox one's DRM policies? Those were the gamers and their voices were louder than the fanboys that were defending it. The people you call "true" gamers are the ones that want the best possible gaming experience by calling out all the BS regardless of which platform instead of ignoring the problems or blindly defending it.

MetaReapre1500d ago

Here are my counterpoints to everything you just said.

1. A true gamer is someone who enjoys ALL games regardless of what console they are on and are not hipsters (why you would call them that is beyond me). Myself, I do enjoy any game, have a Ps4, a gaming computer and a wii u and will be getting an xb1 when a price drop hits or a game I really want comes to the system (Titan fall won't count for me, getting it for the PC).

2.Fanboyism hinders gaming, if MS listened to fanboys that DRM policy would have stuck as most fanboys stuck with it even though it was a stupid idea.

3.This PC master gamer race thing you refer to... believe it or not that's called PC fanboys! Myself, I prefer gaming on PC as I can configure a ps4 controller to the games I find more suited for it like skyrim and such, but because of terrible ports of big name titles (I'm looking at you dark souls! Lol) I'm far above calling PC the better than console gaming.

4. Because I want to spite you for saying the hipster thing 3 times, see point 1.

5. Anyone who claims to be true gamers are more likely not even close to being a true gamer. Sure you can claim to be a hardcore gamer or a casual gamer, but to consider yourself a true gamer would take more than just your opinion on the mater, if more than yourself would consider you a true gamer then maybe you are, but to make the claim alone would just be rediculous.

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admiralvic1503d ago

I don't think it's fair to say "fanboys" aren't "true gamers" and I don't think it's fair to imply that only true gamers hate "fanboys."

The fact of the matter is, almost everyone hates "fanboys", be it phones, gaming, electronics, music, TV or anything else where they exist. This is because you might like a company more than another (I personally prefer Sony to M$), but I still recognize that Sony isn't perfect and M$ / Nintendo are doing cool things too. The issues with "fanboys" is that they praise their features (be them better or worse), downplay other features, make excuses and find any reason to justify why they're right and you're wrong.

This sort of mentality discourages unity and makes debate pointless. Especially because these people are ill-informed or simply want to get a rise out of people. Sadly, I don't see this ever changing, but I would love to be proven wrong.

guitarded771503d ago

I agree. But let's face it... everyone has a little fanboy in them. I game on every major platform, and spend tons of money on the hobby, But I still have my favorites... some companies give me more for my gaming dollar. Some offer more than others in different areas. When that happens, I want the others to provide similar value and features.

I try to be open minded, but there are some things that a certain company may do, which makes me like them less. The companies that give me more get recognition from me, while the ones that don't, just get the must play games purchased by me. Of course, I'm critical of all though.

AngelicIceDiamond1503d ago

This is because you might like a company more than another (I personally prefer Sony to M$),

This is the holy grail of misunderstandings. When someone states they like one company or console over the other.

I don't paint a picture about someone when they state there preference. hTat's right PREFERENCE should always be assumed first. I paint a picture based off of somebodies tendency after they state what they like, if any at all.

Good tendencies , neutral tendencies or negative tendencies. On this site I see negativity towards another company after stating what console they like.

lets_go_gunners1503d ago

M$....Yeah I stopped reading after that.

quaneylfc1503d ago

Liking a company more than another is being a fanboy. They are both around to accomplish the same goals.

SITH1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

Goal: $

Objective: $

Point of a company, make as much $ as possible.

If money can not be made then neither Microsoft nor Sony would even bother making consoles. Only the delusional believe they do it to make them happy. They want your money. They could care less of gamers go at each other on the Internet, it matters not as long we hand them that dollar.

admiralvic1503d ago

If you're going to comment on my comments, then please read the full statement.

"This is because you might like a company more than another (I personally prefer Sony to M$), but I still recognize that Sony isn't perfect and M$ / Nintendo are doing cool things too."

The difference is that a fanboy does not always recognize that a company is imperfect and will often downplay what others are doing. This was the point I was tying to get across and did state after the part you commented on.

@ Quaneylfc

It's not. You don't instantly become a Nintendo fanboy because you prefer platformers to shooters (M$ and Sony), you just have a preference. Preferences are alright and everyone has them. They only become negative when you become vocal about yours and downplay others, which are typically how people define being a fanboy.

GraveLord1503d ago

No such thing as a true gamer.

Loadedklip1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

I think true gamers unfortunately fit this description in general ..."FANBOYS ARE OFTEN TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THEY’RE FANBOYS"

N4G is proof of that.

Ol_G1502d ago

Yup this whole site is infested

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