The PS4 And Xbox One's Fanboys' Biggest Problem

Rich Drummond of Gaming Tech United writes:

"Fan boys have always existed. Whether it was someone during the 16-bit era, the first foray into the world of polygons or even just last generation, fan boys have always been waving their favorite companies' flags. This generation things are different though. These fan boys don't just blindly support their company, in order for them to enjoy their product, they must take away the enjoyment of others as well."

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lifeisgamesok1142d ago (Edited 1142d ago )

A lot of Sony fans are some of the worst most rude people IMO

Just because you don't like something doesn't mean others won't find it to be great and appealing

And I don't mean all of them but a lot that comment on here

Microsoft and Nintendo fans seem to be more respectful

NinjaRichParty1142d ago

I don't generalize honestly. I've seen Sony fans, MS fans and PC gamers all do their fair share of annoying things.

I honestly don't think it's a certain type of gamer (ie Sony/MS), I think it has to do with the sort of person.

ErcsYou1141d ago

Everybody puts down the competition. Ford vs Chevy owners, apple vs samsung. Coke vs pepsi. Nike vs Adidas. Google vs Yahoo. Budweiser vs Coors. Mc Donalds vs Burger king. Main stream vs underground. Suzuki vs Yamaha. Glock vs Remington. Sony vs Ms.. etc etc etc. I think it has to do with the sort of person reading the comment. Why else would they get so worked up over something so petty and irrelevant. Gamers are a sensitive bunch.. Especially this Gen..

xHeavYx1141d ago

Sony and pc fans are the " worst" because they have "ammunition", what are Xbox fans gonna talk about? but go back to the time when the 360 was the popular one, Xbox fans would gloat about any little thing they could, from sales to how COD looked better on the 360

Pogmathoin1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

I am a fanboy and proud of it! Look, we all like certain things... I loved PSone and PS2.... but original Xbox blew me away, went with 360 and later PS3.... with PS4 and X1, got both on launch day, as simply for the best in gaming, you need both.... its ok to praise things, but fanboyism has gone way too far in rooting out nothing but negative news. All sides are guilty... I was not registered member here back in early 360 days, and did see gloating, but must admit, today, fanboyism is on steroids...its also a full time job for some here, do not know were people get the time to spend all day here posting negative BS, yet they have time to 'play' the latest games and know everything inside out about the industry, more than those working in the industry.....

Mystic, below, always found you a lil pro-sony but more honest too..... Not in same league as NewMonday, Xheavy and so on..... I see you simply like games, not sure why no limit goes for you....

dantesparda1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

A lot of MS fans are some of the worst most rude people IMO

Just because you don't like something doesn't mean others won't find it to be great and appealing

And I don't mean all of them but a lot that comment on here

Sony and Nintendo fans seem to be more respectful

All fanboys are the same! And in no way shape or form is this any worst/different than it was last gen. I guess the Ms fanboys just really cant take it when the shoe is on the other foot. Now watch me get tagged for trolling while lifeisgameok doesn't, in this so-called pro-Sony site.

Testfire1141d ago

It all comes down to immaturity, and I'm not talking about age because there are many immature adults. I see this all the time in politics with Republican vs Democrats. You get immature people who don't agree with your views who think you're wrong, and they're going to make sure you know it. They think that by insulting your views they're going to make you see the light, and it only backfires and causes animosity. No different with gaming, a certain percentage of the population will always stir the pot. "There's bad apples in every bunch" saying applies.

DragonKnight1141d ago

As predicted, the comment section is chiefly filled with people calling other people fanboys and counters of the same.

MS Fanboy: Sony fanboys like *insert name of person MS Fanboy thinks is a Sony fanboy* are the worst fanboys in all of gaming and need to *insert suggestion as to what should happen such as "kill themselves" etc..* MS fans are generally respectful and better.

Sony Fanboy: *Repeat above example swapping out Sony for MS where applicable.*

Nintendo Fanboy: Sony and MS both suck, Nintendo is the best. MARIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

PC Elitists: Console Peasants are the worst and holding PC gaming back. They r casul gamurs.

Sega Fanboys: DREAMCAST!!!

Same crap, different day.

mikeslemonade1141d ago

My train of thought is there's a little of fanboy tendency in all us. Just that they don't know it or can admit it.

Looking at myself objectively you can say I'm just a blatant fanboy but I usually do this to troll people and get a rise out of people. And also debate. But if you look past what I just say I usually own all the systems and play all the worthwhile and meaningful games.

Where my trolling usually stems from is I don't agree with the train of thought from the Microsoft and Nintendo camp and I make it a passion to proof other people wrong.

ALLWRONG1141d ago

Remember when Toys R Us had to shut down the comments on Youtube do to racist sexiest comments?

Sony fans.

Darkstares1141d ago

I don't think Sony fanboys are any worse or better than any other fanboy. They just seem to be more vocal on the forums.

What NOBODY can argue is that both Sony and MS fanboys make up most of the arguments and trolling on forums since the start of last generation and seems to have gotten worse.

HumanatPlay1141d ago

loops sorry bro I gave your comment the wrong bubble, meant to go with well said!

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MysticStrummer1141d ago

Coming from you that's pretty comical, lifeisgames.

No_Limit1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )



You shouldn't even say a WORD in this article. You are like a poster child of what this video is about. Just take a look at your history and it is like an encyclopedia of fanboyism.

MysticStrummer1141d ago

Oh yeah? You mean when I said Sunset Overdrive looked fun and would sell XB1's?

Or maybe when I said Killzone was a very nice looking but otherwise pretty typical FPS?

Or maybe when I said The Order looked very nice but the revealed gameplay wasn't doing much for me?

I've been called a MS fanboy more than once here. Have you ever been called a Sony fanboy? Just curious. : )

Outside_ofthe_Box1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )


If MysticStrummer shouldn't say a word and is the poster child then what the hell does that make lifeisgamesok? lifeisgamesok shouldn't dare click on this article yet alone make THE first post with even a letter on it. If only he was as respectful as he claims himself to be.

kreate1141d ago

'You shouldn't even say a WORD in this article. You are like a poster child of what this video is about'


Not sure if true or not but that is just hilarious.

No_Limit1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )


Sorry, I have lifeisgamesok on ignore so I didn't see his posting. Yes, he shouldn't have commented also as he is a obvious fanboi of what he article is saying.

MysticStrummer1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

Did I see what lifeisgames said and say "Nu uh XB fanboys are the worst by far!" or anything resembling that?

I comment in articles for all platforms, and I say what I genuinely think. I've been bubbled down and labelled a troll in PS articles where I didn't agree that some game was the greatest ever. Like I said, I've been called an XB fanboy more than once.

You didn't answer my question… Have you ever been called a fanboy of another platform when you personally prefer another by far? It seems like a true troll wouldn't have that problem.

"Sorry, I have lifeisgamesok on ignore so I didn't see his posting."

LOL Well dammit I wish you had said that earlier. I wouldn't have wasted my time trying to be reasonable with you.

Prime1571141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

@limit, "Sorry, I have lifeisgamesok on ignore so I didn't see his posting."

That's why I think ignoring people is not a good idea, you can lose a vital part the conversation at hand... much like you just did, unfortunately.

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Rob_Ko1141d ago

hahahhahaha, nice joke

Subaruwrx1141d ago

You sir are a hypocrite.

Mega241141d ago

Typical finger pointing, yeah like any other fanboy "he started it" childish attitude. take a hint, is all of your fanboys!

Soapboxhero1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

"Just because you don't like something doesn't mean others won't find it to be great and appealing "

Agree 100%.

However the rest of it just seems purposely inflammatory. There are obnoxious fans on both sides of the argument for sure. While I have no doubt you've run into some particularity abrasive Sony Fanboys, I dont think this makes the group as a whole any different than the others.

For the purpose of attempting to explain the phenomena you see I will provide an example.

Let's say there is an article attempting to gain hits by highlighting a resolution difference between consoles.

So let's compare the most simplistic insult that can be provided by both camps based on this article.

Sony Fanboy: Xbox sucks and can't play this game or any game as well as my console of choice.

Xbox Fanboy: Well your console doesn't have any games and the resolution doesn't make a huge difference

So which comment seems more rude? One basically says your console will always be bad, the other says your console sucks right now. Both statements are flawed but their is a difference in perception when there is condescension from the supposed winner's seat.

Or put more simply, people dislike people acting like sore winners more than they dislike people acting like sore losers.

After reviewing your comment history, I realize I have made a mistake attempting to be rationale. Quick sample of your previous comments suggests you are just as poisonous as the Sony Fanboys you condemn. Good Day.

Outside_ofthe_Box1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

LMAO at your edit!

That's exactly what I said a couple posts up. He claims Xbox and Nintendo fans to be more respectful (which includes himself), yet he's been just as worst and as rude as the PS fans he takes issue with.

Prime1571141d ago

Outside, I skimmed past most of his post, I'm glad you said that because, after rereading it in it's entirety, seeing the edit made me crack up too.

Magnes1141d ago

@lifeisgamesok and with lightning speed and precision you just exemplified what the the guy in the video was talking about.

TheWatercooler1141d ago

Xbox fanboys like you are the worst. As I've said on another comment. Why is it always xboxfanboys who troll so hard they have to open new accounts?

Every new account with less than 10 comments is usually an xbox fanboy. Pathetic.

Doesn't happen with the other fanbases

Bryanarchy1011141d ago

"Doesn't happen with other fanbases"

Because you know this for a fact right?

christian hour1141d ago


You shouldve been here in 05-06, it was the other way around.

Like the intelligent folks above me, I wouldnt generalize, fanboys are all as bad as eachother, whether they're PC, sony, MS or ninty ones. They all spew poison and twist facts, or see things in black and white or force their opinions as fact.

Master-H1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

Coming from one of the biggest misrosoft fanboys/ anti-sony trolls on here , comical to say the least lol

Let's check some of your previous comments, let's see ...

"Many people fell for the hype of the PS4 but are realizing they're missing out on great exclusives

And people that own both the Xbox One and PS4 are loving the Xbox One more "

"The way Sony are talking and promoting indies I'd question how many AAA games we'll see from them this gen "

"Ryse is amazing graphically and has great gameplay especially on legendary
Usually people that haven't played it say what you just typed"

"I've seen enough footage of Infamous to know it doesn't match Ryse
And it might as well be linear because the world is dead unlike a Gta or even DR3 where you can enter every building and had plenty of missions "

"Xbox One! They have third party support unlike the Wii U and the multiplats have been looking identical to the PS4's versions.
I just saw a FPS comparison video and the PS4 side had way more frame dips while the Xbox One side often held a steady 60 frames"

"Infamous Second Son and even though they are good games the Uncharted series is the most over hyped of them all
And with how much praise The Last of Us gets it hasn't sold 7 million copies on a console that has a user base of 80,000,000"

"Infamous is the most boring game IMO"

Prime1571141d ago

Like 360 fans last generation?

What did MS fans think would happen after 8 years of a##-hattery?

KinjoTakemura1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

I find Microsoft fan boys to be fanatical with their loyalty to the Xbox brand. Some act as though they own a stake in the company. They tend to mock and belittle any idea, opinion, or thought that's contrary to their own. When faced with undeniable evidence that their views are wrong, they resort to petty attacks against indies and hurl insults at those who disagree with what they believe.

Bryanarchy1011141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

The same can be said for the other side as well. All you guys are the same self righteous fanboys. Get over yourself.