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Submitted by RDR 20d ago | opinion piece

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." (PS4, Xbox One)

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lifeisgamesok  +   20d ago | Well said
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
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RDR  +   20d 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.
ErcsYou  +   20d 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..
xHeavYx  +   20d 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
Pogmathoin  +   20d 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....
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dantesparda  +   20d 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.
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Testfire  +   20d 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.
DragonKnight  +   20d 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.
mikeslemonade  +   20d 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.
ALLWRONG  +   20d ago
Remember when Toys R Us had to shut down the comments on Youtube do to racist sexiest comments?

Sony fans.
Darkstares  +   20d 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.
HumanatPlay  +   19d ago
loops sorry bro I gave your comment the wrong bubble, meant to go with well said!
MysticStrummer  +   20d ago
Coming from you that's pretty comical, lifeisgames.
No_Limit  +   20d ago
@Mystic,

Dude,

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.
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MysticStrummer  +   20d 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_Box  +   20d ago
@No_Limit

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.
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kreate  +   20d ago
'You shouldn't even say a WORD in this article. You are like a poster child of what this video is about'

lol

Not sure if true or not but that is just hilarious.
No_Limit  +   20d ago
@Outside_ofthe_Box,

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.
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MysticStrummer  +   20d 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.
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Prime157  +   20d 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_Ko  +   20d ago
hahahhahaha, nice joke
Subaruwrx  +   20d ago
You sir are a hypocrite.
Mega24  +   20d ago
Typical finger pointing, yeah like any other fanboy "he started it" childish attitude. take a hint, is all of your fanboys!
Soapboxhero  +   20d 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.

Edit:
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.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   20d 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.
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Prime157  +   20d 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.
Magnes  +   20d ago
@lifeisgamesok and with lightning speed and precision you just exemplified what the the guy in the video was talking about.
TheWatercooler  +   20d 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
Bryanarchy101  +   20d ago
"Doesn't happen with other fanbases"

Because you know this for a fact right?
christian hour  +   20d ago
@lifeisgamesok

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-H  +   20d 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"
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Prime157  +   20d ago
Like 360 fans last generation?

What did MS fans think would happen after 8 years of a##-hattery?
KinjoTakemura  +   20d 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.
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Bryanarchy101  +   20d ago
The same can be said for the other side as well. All you guys are the same self righteous fanboys. Get over yourself.
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KinjoTakemura  +   20d ago
@Bryanarchy101

You just insulted me. I rest my case.
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liquidhalos  +   19d ago
I only own the ps4 and currently have no intention of getting the Xbox One yet I've been down bubbled and ridiculed a few times by Sony fanboys for being an Ms fanboy. It seems even pro Sony gamers and ps4 owners aren't allowed to have an opinion on the ps4 unless it's bashing Microsoft. I find it pathetic. This gen I'd definitely say Sony has the worst fanboys, and to the blouses who took my bubs last time, I'll say it again. My ps4 share function still isn't working. :( (no bull, that's what Sony fanboys attacked me for saying last time.)
turdburgler1080  +   19d ago
You just described a diehard Sony fanboy only you left out the part were their butthole puckers when they hear ps4 can't do 1080p 60fps on every game.
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Brazz  +   20d ago
Nintendo fans: they are the most respectfull of all the big 3, even so, there are some very bad nintendo fanboys...

Microsoft fans: they are as bad as sony hate full fanboys.
Make no mistake, if the situation of the X1 and Ps4 were the reverse there would be many of the current MS fanboys bashing Sony from all sides! want proof? look for posts from the early years of the PS3 vs 360, MS faboys used all the hate to bash sony, all kind of bad joke and disrespect (similar to what happens in the moment with the X1)
asmith2306  +   20d ago
"Microsoft fans seem to be more respectful" - LMAO! Obviously you weren't around last gen when MS fans blasted the PS3 and Sony left, right and centre. I think PS fans are just boisterous now because why not, they got enough of it last gen.
Half_Minute_Hero  +   20d ago
Sony fanboys are the cancer of this website. Xbox fans can be annoying too, but the ps4 guys take the cake for the biggest bunch of whiny crybabies and pixelcounters ever. Not many xbox guys go into ps4 articles, but there are ALWAYS a swarm of idiots bashing xbox in xbox articles..
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jessupj  +   20d ago
I think the worst type of fanboy is the one that is clearly a fanboy, but denies it and tries to prove it by simply stringing together coherent sentences that sound smart.

I would add though that when MS announced their DRM and yet some people still defended it... well I think that's about as much of a fanboy as anyone can be.
Bassmint  +   20d ago
You've got to be shitting me, right? I haven't been on here long but long enough to know that what you just wrote is extremely hypocritical
Gozer  +   20d ago
Meh...I used to be a fanboy. Both sony and MS, just different points in time. Ive come to realize that Im too old for that s**t. I come to N4G daily to see the news, but rarely comment anymore. Maybe Im getting old, but the "console wars" just seems silly to me now.
Big-finger  +   20d ago
You are the one to talk when you are one of the biggest MS fanboys here. You have been talking crap about the playstation for years lets not forget.
Clunkyd  +   20d ago
That's because Playstation Fanboys have the most ammunition, so they're more vocal.
turdburgler1080  +   19d ago
Right now Sony fanboys are the most annoying because there are simply more of them. They flood the comment section like the zombies from world war z only instead of biting people they moan and groan about gimping and 1080p 60fps.
HonestDragon  +   19d ago
You can't go and single out just one type of fanboy and declare them the worst. Fanboys in general are just nagging and rude. The other factor would be what kind of person they are in their fanboyism. I've seen all types of fanboys from every platform camp (Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC, mobile) and there is virtually no difference in their aggressiveness.
NextLevel  +   20d ago
People are fanboys of everything. Religion, political, music, sports teams, food, pretty much everything. The difference with gaming is people just throw around the word fanboy whenever they don't have an argument. Just like alot of super religious christians throw around "but the bible says" everytime something that's hard to argue gets brought up. Look at my comments, they generate more personal attacks than replies that have anything to do with gaming.
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Concertoine  +   20d ago
Have to disagree with you. When someone displays a fanatical devotion and refuses to accept legitimate (relevant to topic) criticism of a company, that makes them a fanboy. I see the term as more accusatory than defensive (although many use it as the latter).

For example, i am a fan of the Xbox brand but i will wholly admit that MS' only recently handling their fanbase properly after the past few years of negligence. While I dislike the company, i don't see it as a reason to deny the platform if it has good games. If i still don't feel comfortable supporting the company if i decide to get an Xbox One later, i'll buy used. This is the kind of mindset a non-fanboy Xbox fan might have, among others.

I find it funny how we all love games, but many still fight like dogs even with the same passion. In other forms of entertainment and art like literature and film, there's usually a general consensus and contrarians will still likely have the maturity to admit that they can still respect what they dislike and see why others love it. I honestly think people just try to justify their 400-500 dollar purchase by pretending what they didn't buy offers nothing. In reality all consoles offer something and, especially if you have wide interests, are worth owning.
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RDR  +   20d ago
That last paragraph is one of the points I make in the article. Haha. :)
Concertoine  +   20d ago
@RDR

Exactly. It's very easy to disparage something that you never plan on purchasing. In a lot of ways it's like criticizing a restaraunt you've never eaten at. It might not be for everyone, but you have to understand that the experience of actually going there is everything and you might actually enjoy it.
Dolf045  +   20d ago
Well said. I would disagree with the justifying a purchase argument to a ceertain extent though. Other forms of entertainment have been around much longer and have a demographics ranging across all ages.

Older gamers are few and far between comparatively speaking as gaming used to be more of a niche market than it is today. I'm hoping as the younger generation of gamers get older the capacity for considered argument and debate rather than shit slinging will grow.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   20d ago
@Concertoine bubble up for interesting.

Props to that statement.
Magnes  +   20d ago
@concertoine good points.I would add to your defend their purchase statement. The fear that if no one buys their console of choice it will fail and disappear, taking new games with it. The Dreamcast was a good example of that, not likely to happen to big hitters like Sony and Microsoft.
christian hour  +   20d ago
@Concertoine

Ecellent points muchacho

@Dolf045

Never thought about it like that in regards to older gamers from the niche days and the kids of todays mainstream phenomenon that gaming has become.

Hopefully by the start of the next generation we'll have a few more grown up, rational folk that don't need to justify their purchase by dismissing the "competition" flat out :)

I remember, when I was a lad, I'd walk 50 miles BARE FOOT in the snow to go play my friends Nintendo because I only had a sega.

Today, kids will segway 5 metres down the road to tell some kid his XBOX sucks.
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No_Limit  +   20d ago
@Nextlevel,

" Look at my comments, they generate more personal attacks than replies that have anything to do with gaming. "

Girl, that is because you been saying the same trollish things over and over even to your Marihelfutura days. I find it funny how you keep talking about people attacking you; yet, you darn sure know you wanted the attention.

NextLevel Post:
http://n4g.com/news/1540403...
"I'm here to talk about games and tech, all you guys do is talk about me."

MariaHelFutura post:
http://n4g.com/news/1344641...
"I'm talking about games, you guys are talking about me. Stay on topic."

I see the pattern here with you.

Edit @Master below,

"Otherwise you will become one of them."

You are kidding right? I been on N4G for over a year and I been calling out obvious trolls for since day one and I am still Anakin Skywalker and haven't turn to Darth Vader yet. LOL
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MasterCornholio  +   20d ago
Your getting a bit obsessive with Next level. You should do what I do with the worst trolls on N4G (Lifeisgameok, KNWS, GreenPowerz, MorePowerofGreen, Georgeenoob, MariaHelFutura, NextLevel etc) take them as a joke and dont take them seriously. Otherwise you will become one of them.

And you dont want that to happen right?

Just some friendly advice from a friendly PS4 owner.

:)
MasterCornholio  +   20d ago
I mean that if you go crazy with the trolls you will become a troll yourself due to the built up frustration that you get when you can't do anything about them.

That's what I mean and it does happen.

P.S I lost bubbles before when I attacked KNWS for his constant trolling.

P.S.S About the darthvader comment.

I know what your reaction will be if you do become a troll.

"Nooooooooooooooooooo&qu ot; Darth Vader

LOL just kidding.

:)
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HeWhoWalks  +   20d ago
You get attacked, from what I've seen, because much of your writing is pretentious, and when the stories really stir your pot, the real feelings come alive. You're better off just admitting your preference and not having to deal with anything else.

OT: I don't think either side is worse than another, especially since both sides have their fair share of reasonable people!
dantesparda  +   20d ago
I love how No Limit thinks he's fooling anyone, we all know you're a MS fanboy, stop pretending. You're all riled up over Nextlevel but could care less about what lifeisgameok said, that's pretty telling right. When he set the tone of this thread with his comment. But no, nope, that's not a problem, Nextlevel is, when what Nextlevel said is true. Whereas lifeisgame just spewed out more fanboy nonsense, that only other fanboys would agree with.
MysticStrummer  +   20d ago
"I love how No Limit thinks he's fooling anyone, we all know you're a MS fanboy, stop pretending. You're all riled up over Nextlevel but could care less about what lifeisgameok said, that's pretty telling right."

He attacked me above without even knowing what lifeisgamesok said. He has that guy blocked, but chose to attack someone he evidently doesn't have blocked. I just wish he'd admitted that sooner so I didn't waste my time being patient. I won't make that mistake again. My time is too valuable. I could be looking at porn or random YouTube vids or something.

; )
AngelicIceDiamond  +   20d ago
@Next

"The difference with gaming is people just throw around the word fanboy whenever they don't have an argument."

From the sounds of it you justifying your fanboyism.

If you were the last person on earth to talk about fanboyism I still wouldn't approach you.

You've broken up and toxicated articles on here.

http://n4g.com/news/1540545...

http://n4g.com/news/1539790...

From the looks of it they seem to be, believe it or not Xbox articles.

You attack and attack and attack why are you fighting so much please help me understand your personal battle?

Your not making anybody look good because you trigger fanboy like responses from Xbox fans whenever you do your thing in Xbox related articles your not making PS fans look good as well.

Your the last person that I would consider a representative to explain why fanboys are the way they or how to solve it. Because your the very problem, the cancer.

You love doing what you do, Love it, you don't want to solve it the problem you wanna perpetuate it and continue it.

Hey your free to do whatever you want with your agendas and all, nobodies stopping you but please don't try and describe fanboyism.

Because that's like an alligator suddenly trying to understand why it bites ppl.

It will bite you'll continue your agenda.
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Magnes  +   20d ago
Some people here also can't wrap their heads around the agree/disagree button and feel the need to police the threads and slap people with rulers...
Half_Minute_Hero  +   20d ago
Perhaps you should take that as a sign to stop posting for good.
imt558  +   20d ago
I'm a Pony! :)
RomaVictor  +   20d ago
We already know it no need to yell :)
imt558  +   20d ago
Look who talking to me. :rolleyes:
Half_Minute_Hero  +   20d ago
Thanks, Captain Obvious. Here's your star for correctly identifying something that everyone else already knew:

https://images.encyclopedia...
Software_Lover  +   20d ago
I think their (the fanboys) biggest problems is they can't take criticism even when its warranted. They have many problems MANY MANY PROBLEMS, but that is the biggest one I can think of.
Artista  +   20d ago
Being bias doesn't permit you to go full retard.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   20d ago
Talking down about other consoles to make themselves feel better or some how "superior".

To tyrade threaten, assult others there own justifications at the same time downplay and mock your PERSONAL TASTE about your purchase is what fanboys do and practice.

Its a self esteem, maturity and weak minded mentality is what comes into play here. One type of gamer can't let others types have fun so they feel the need to ruin other consoles simply because its not there console of choice.

Or a console they wouldn't choose.

Its a mentality propaganda that spreads like a virus. Some start out as normal then get fed with fanboy BS then they themselves slowly become a fanboy.

If your mature enough and most importantly have the brain power you'll soon ignore or lol at fanboys that troll as hard as they can.

Its a formuala you have to understand.

You don't have to "love everything" just understand the most key factor in the human element.

Everybody's different.

As soon as fanboys understand that they'll be more sensible to others purchases and respect what they play and the console or handhelds they play it on as well as there own opinions.

You don't always have to agree with it but you can respect it and move along.

Not everyone's the same, it doesn't get any simpler than that.
JBSleek  +   20d ago
Couldn't agree more. We are all gamers and this useless rambling is just really silly.

Sadly this won't stop. I own all three consoles and a PC and this allows me to enjoy all aspects of gaming and I implore people who have the money to do the same.

We love games. That's why we're all on N4G but senseless bickering about which console is better is silly because at the end of the day we play games to enjoy.

These fanboy arguments about games, indies, framerates, resolution, controllers, online, price is crazy. Who the hell argues over what OTHER people prefer to enjoy.
RDR  +   20d ago
Totally agree with you JB. Never understood why some people can't allow others to enjoy the things they do, even if it's something that the person doesn't.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   20d ago
@JB "Sadly this won't stop."

Lol of course not. As long as ppl have choice its not going nowhere ever.

Just gotta filter it. Which is up to websites to do.
I think the biggest problem is their existence.
Can't we all just game along?
gamepard  +   20d ago
if there are no fans , there are NO exclusives and NO exclusives NO need to buy a console anyway ..this is a healthy competition for every mindless idiotic gamer out there who takes gaming to serious
JBSleek  +   20d ago
So you think fanboy wars gets us exclusives? Lol.
gamepard  +   20d ago
while i see the sarcasm ..yes thats exactly what i believe (not fanby wars exactly ) but to choose one console over another and dont buy them all like spoiled child it is what pushes the companies to make their products competitive with exclusives
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Aces17  +   20d ago
Thing I hate most about fanboys is exaggerating the importance of things they think makes their favorite console better. I have heard people talk about buying a game just because its exclusive. The whole 1080p is highly over exaggerated, side by side you can't tell the difference between 1080 and 900.
Subaruwrx  +   20d ago
Yes, you can tell the difference. That said, fanboys suck!
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ninjagoat  +   20d ago
I own all consoles and PC so on a gaming stand point i swing any direction the good games flow ;)
smashman98  +   20d ago
Tldw: seriously who cares ;)
thricetold  +   20d ago
There are at least 5 or 6 in this thread pretending otherwise. Check everyone's history. Its easy to see. They are the ones who consistently defend one console or another, under the guise of owning all systems.
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rockabroni  +   20d ago
I see this a lot on this sight. Both Microsoft and Sony fans. You cant click on any article that deals with either side and see an entire comment section without at least one hate comment. It is really sad. Hell even PC owns are getting in on the war and saying PC is better than either console.
Internet really has pushed this crap to the next level.
Easier to say sh!t behind a keyboard than saying stuff to peoples face. Maybe when we can all grow up and realize that at the end of the day we are all gamers and should get along. Doubt that will happen in my lifetime.
josephayal  +   20d ago
To me all fanboys are equally bad but PC elitists are worse then any company fans
JBSleek  +   20d ago
Why are PC gamers "elitist"
InTheLab  +   20d ago
They show up in every console comparison talking up how PC is king, as if every PC gamer has a beastly rig. It's sad and pathetic how they insert themselves into a conversation because they feel left out....
JBSleek  +   20d ago
@InTheLab

Isn't that how PS4 gamers act to Xbox One gamers? Like they are some king with some beast of a console and make them feel inferior?

I mean this PC "elitist" thing isn't exclusive to PC gamers.
Spotie  +   20d ago
Consoles are comparable, so it makes sense there.

Consoles have always been direct rivals; it's rather natural, then, that their fans will rub any advantages- perceived or otherwise- in the other side's face. Whether it's graphics or exclusives or looks, you can compare them. They're all similar products with similar constraints, inputs, etc.

... and then along come PC gamers, touting superior whatever, as if what they claim is somehow relevant, but it never is.

It's like Xbox versus Playstation are racing, but PC comes in first even though they didn't register.
snookiegamer  +   20d ago
It doesn't take a Psychiatrist to deduce the constant fanatical ramblings of a Fanboy extend way beyond Video Games. Ironically, you will notice how Fanboy's often blame, or accuse each other of being a Fanboy. I know, if it wasn't so sad, it would be hilarious!

This behaviour has more to do with unaddressed self confidence and low self esteem issues. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being passionate about your favourite Console, Sports Team or whatever you choose to align yourself with.

But when it impeads on another persons enjoyment or choice? I think there's a fundamental problem with that ;/
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PhatGokuu  +   20d ago
I don't get why people take it so up the butt yu bought ur console who cares what a random nameless person on the internet said don't feel bad yu really wanna feel superior pc game it plain and simple both consoles have there goods and bads deal with it there gonna be here for atleast 5 more years
urwifeminder  +   20d ago
Some certainly love to hate things , I have noticed the sony fans are more extreme even vicious sometimes , I find most other gamers are respectful though.
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uth11  +   20d ago
If the console war is more intense now (as the article claims) I think it's because of how similar the two systems are. So fanboys have to argue louder to prove that the other system is vastly inferior.

If the difference between systems is obvious. Then fans of each tend to ignore each other more. The differences speak for themselves.
NoWayOut  +   20d ago
Seriously if you can't handle what people say about your favorite console then you need to stop going on these sites and reading comments. If you enjoy your preferred console, go play it and have fun. Stop crying about what some random people are saying.
Grumpy  +   20d ago
Fanboys are the best thing that ever happen, it makes me feel proud of myself as I'm not one of them.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   20d ago
Say something bad about PS4 the fanboys declares war against you
Goku781  +   20d ago
Autobots vs Decepticons, Giants vs Patriots, PS4 vs Xbox One. It wont end, its like sports, "theres no crying in baseball". Suck it up drive on. Games, don't take games so serious. In life theres always gonna be people that dont like you or have something bad to say about you. Dont let that and especially video games make you out to feel a certain way. Stay strong, move on, its not that serious, stop crying.
vikingland1  +   20d ago
I like gaming and going to gaming sites. But I agree with the video in the sense that most forums turn into needless rude comments. Just play the games and have fun is what gaming is about. I've been gaming since the 70's and these last 2 gens of consoles have really lost touch with what gaming is about.

I'm sure I've been pulled into some arguments I wish I hadn't. Back in the day friends would come over to play games and have fun. We didn't bash each other over sales and which company is better. But nowdays things are different and gaming sites are very hostile. I miss the good ol days.
lemoncake  +   20d ago
Fanboys have never effected my enjoyment, never have never will. You just accept that these people exist and do whatever makes you personally happy.
speedforce131  +   20d ago
Fanboyism in the gaming community didn't really come to fruition until the Xbox 360 generation. I came to the conclusion that this phenomenon happened because kids grew up and X360 was their first console. To many teenagers and young adults, X360 was their first console that they've ever bought for themselves. Just like the first things you buy for anything, you're going to have a huge attachment to it.

On the business end, Microsoft used dirty business tactics. That's what they did. No lie. Their PR campaigns usually smeared the competition during every turn and that obviously transferred onto their fans as well.

Given that their fans were young and impressionable, they took this and magnified it x100. Their immaturity though proved to be MS's downfall by the end of the gen. It allowed Sony to fix almost everything Xbox fans were yelling at them and eventually Sony became a juggernaut in the software space. It didn't stop there though. They took the criticism and fixed it on the hardware end as well (for the next/current gen).

Taking things back a bit, I grew up in the Atari/Nintendo generation. Fanboyism was unheard of. It continued to be unheard of until the 360 generation. Back then, you took consoles at face value. If they had the games you wanted to play, that's what you got. If it didn't have the games, you still admired it when you were at a friends house. I was a PS guy but I always loved playing 64 games at my friends house. Even in the PS2 generation, I still had a GCN and a Xbox b/c I had a job and I liked certain kind of games you can only find on each platform.

Final point: MS of the original Xbox and MS of the new Xbox 360 were like night and day. They were a lot less bullish and they didn't resort to cheap tactics to win. The new team may have scored the $$$ but they set awful things into motion that we are still paying for or affected by.
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lemoncake  +   20d ago
There was plenty of fanboyism where i grew up between sega and nintendo, many times i had to hear about better colour palette, processor, games, etc. Fanboys go back well before microsoft decided to make a console.
mysteryraz11  +   20d ago
pc fanboys are the worst seeing as the only seem to care about bragging about there hardware, thats a fact
Budobear  +   20d ago
Everyone seems to have a complete sense of humor bypass over almost everything on this site. If some hates on your console of choice or game that you enjoy, that's Ok they can have a different opinion to you. Differences of opinion are fine theft is no need to take it personally, is only a game at the end of the day!
Gezmoyassine  +   20d ago
Agreed,couldn't have said it better myself.
g4n  +   20d ago
M$ fanboys have been a problem simple because they won't accept facts. The 360 was a jerry rigged DVD player with no Wi-Fi (the wii had wifi...), no standard HD out (no HDMI) and used ps1 style memory cards (remember those) for game saves. Yes, they continued the jerry rigging and slapped on wifi, HDMI, and an HDD but no other system in the history of gaming had such a fan boy base to support so many strap ons.
mcarsehat  +   20d ago
Fan boys ruin gaming,good for sales but bad for gaming's reputation. Plus they lack brain cells...
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