While You Bicker About The Console War, PlayStation and Xbox Executives Party and Have Fun Together

Giuseppe Nelva writes: The console war has never been this nasty before. Generation of insults, personal attacks and childish remarks have finally culminated in the next-gen of pettiness and antagonism in shiny 1080p and butter-smooth 60 frames per second that at times almost manages to make me feel ashamed to be a gamer.

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randomass1711469d ago

They are businesses at the end of the day. Competitive discussions are fun, but when people start acting petty and childish it just makes all look bad. Fanboys doesn't need to stop and go away but the aggressive bullying should.

telekineticmantis1469d ago

Dont rich people always make us look stupid... That's why I demand great service for my dollar, I haven't touched PS NOW, they literally thought they would get impulse buys, how insulting to our intelligence. Just look at the horrible line up of games, it's like 2006 all over again, what happened to Mass Effect, Saints Row 4, Rage, Batman, Infamous, MVC2, Folklore, Lair.

Dirtnapstor1468d ago

Sorry, but once you start throwing in terms like "rich people" etc., you will tend to negate your argument, ringing that entitlement bell...constructive response is what gets heard.

randomass1711468d ago

Trust me when I say I'm not rich lol. I don't get to buy much. I am just really good at saving money and putting it toward a goal. I do agree with you on PS Now prices somewhat though. I think Sony was trying to experiment. I just hope they do a subscription service like onlive.

Volkama1468d ago

When he talks about rich people making us look stupid I don't think he is referring to the fanboys. He is talking about the company execs that propagate the bs and laugh away as lesser mortals eat it all up.

I assume that's what he means anyway, otherwise I don't understand his perspective at all :-)

dcbronco1468d ago

Random fanboys do need to go away. It's one thing to love one thing over another. But fanboys live in denial of reality. Then they gang up on normal people and influence sheep. Expansion of their delusions creates an atmosphere that limits growth in gaming. Even though gaming generates more revenue then music or movies, no one looks down on watchers or listeners. No one discourages a childs desire to be a musician or actor or dancer. But if that same child told their parents they wanted to make video games the would most likely hear "you need to stay in school and get an education.

Fanboys will keep gaming in the social"Dark Ages".

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showtimefolks1468d ago

in a perfect world we would all get along but guess what it will never happen. when people have strong opinions and they feel like only their opnions are right that's when things go south

i enjoy my ps4, won't buy a 2nd console. Not because i hate wiiu or xbox one, but because i barely have time for ps4(wife/kids/job etc,)

i like sony's offerings of 1st-2nd party exclusives more so i have always bought a PS brand console, if someone buys another than there is nothing wrong with that

just get along so maybe once in a while we can actually speak as together as one gaming community when publishers try to take advantage of us, or when we want our voices to be heard loud and clear

usually on n4g, it takes one troll comment from someone who has one bubble, and than it all starts

when there use to be an open zone it was so much better

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Eddie201011468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

Just because two people from opposite companies have drinks together doesn't mean that the respective companies don't want the lead in the business.

This definitely wasn't the tune Greenburgh played last generation when Microsoft was ahead. Greenburgh help to create many fanboy arguments.

I think people read too much either way.

Abriael1468d ago

No one is saying they don't want the lead.

They surely do, but they can still respect each other.

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All_Consoles1469d ago

I sit here and party with my ps4 Xbox one and wiiU

MSBAUSTX1469d ago

You and me both man. I actually play my Wii U more than my PS4 and my XB1, but I will never loose having the option to play on any one of them. :-)

PaleMoonDeath1469d ago

Mate, you must be minted or something :O

CaspuR1469d ago

i play my wii u more, but i turn on my ps4 more if that makes any kind of sense to anyone

hduce1468d ago

Game on man. I game on all three consoles as well. Currently I game more on the Wii U but it goes in circles depending on the game releases. Some times the PS4 gets a lot of my attention. Other times I am about the Xbox One. My PC gets a lot of love in there too.

iamnsuperman1469d ago

Do you invite people or is it just like a tea party thing :P

Eddie201011468d ago

No, you just invite yourself.

OpieWinston1469d ago

Why would anyone disagree with a guy who just loves playing on all platforms? N4G...You disappoint.

ZodTheRipper1468d ago

You do get the concept of agreeing and disagreeing with something, do you? There's enough room to disagree with his statement for various reasons, it's not like anyone was calling him out on it.

TheRealHeisenberg1468d ago

@ Zod

What could there possibly be to disagree with if a person loves gaming on all platforms? The comment does not say everybody has to. I would like to see the various reasons as to why somebody can't personally love gaming on all platforms. So I guess I'm calling you out.

ZodTheRipper1468d ago

- Someone who does not own one or any of these consoles has a reason to disagree
- Someone who's not enjoying his consoles has a reason to disagree
- Someone who's not "partying" has a reason to disagree
- Even someone who's not sitting has a reason to disagree with the statement

Of course it's idiotic but that's just how it is and how these disagrees came together.

TheRealHeisenberg1468d ago

Ok then. You might as well have said that they can disagree because that function is there.

dcbronco1468d ago

Actually the only reason you could disagree is if you believe he shouldn't own all three. Which is fanboy logic. I don't own all three but agree that he should enjoy what makes him happy.

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redwin1469d ago

I totally agree with something that was commented on the nog, ominous prime: Old school gamers care about the games more than the hardware it's running on. We tend to get most if not all of the consoles and have a decent PC to not miss out on the best games for each platform.
How true that is... Give the man (or girl) a thumbs up.

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MeteorPanda1469d ago

does anyone really that passionate about their consoles? l thought it was more wanting to defend and argue about a common topic than anything really personal...

TRD4L1fe1469d ago

I think to some its personal. like as if the console of their choice is their child, and any negative remarks made towards it makes them fill up with anger

MSBAUSTX1469d ago

You would surprised how many people can be negative and rude when it comes to these consoles. I have tried to be peacable before and say one console is doing great but state what my preference is and people will just blinding support one or the other at the expense of their respect for others. It is sad really. Of course the companies are laughing all the way to the bank. Or at least they will be by the end of this generation since I dont think either one has made enough to pay for their production costs. But I am sure they all will soon enough.

jeremyj29131469d ago

@True_Samurai it happens in both areas. I usually can't get more than 4 comments in before I see a comment from the opposite "team" downplaying what is being said in the article, or just bringing up things that are off topic just to be a troll and start arguments.

Hellsvacancy1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )


Do you not remember the comments you've made in the past? slip your mind? you complain about others trolling Xbox articles yet you've trolled Playstation articles

You've been named and shamed before for having double standards

You'll never get rid of trolls, it's kinda human nature, gaming aside I can think of probably 30 other examples of people/cultures that take things FAR too seriously, they even kill sometimes if you share a different opinion

KwietStorm1469d ago


You had to ruin it by saying PlayStation fans. It doesn't matter which platform it is, they're all the same, and PlayStation "fans" are no more biasED than Nintendo, Microsoft, and certainly not PC. It's hilarious when people say ______ fanboys are the worst. There's no type of fanboy that you would rather have a conversation with than another, so there is no generalization like this that is acceptable.

re2_apocalypse1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

@True_Samurai PS fans too serious? I think you need to visit a few other sites; the IGN and Polygon Forums are flooded with Xbox fans taking everything too seriously.

@KwietStorm /applause

CramShaft1468d ago

@Kwietstorm - bubs up for well said.

Being an obnoxious fanboy is not exclusive to any platform. There are plenty on both sides of the fence, just enjoy the games you have on the system you have and let the fanatics fight their war.

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scark921468d ago

More passionate about whats on the consoles (The Games) :D

PaleMoonDeath1469d ago

Those who have a certain passion for machines scare me to be severely honest, I prefer my Playstation because of the exclusive games they craft, but having proper arguements over these machines? Nah man.

I'm passionate about video-games that's for sure, but the machines that host them don't truly matter, console war is a very teenage fueled thing, the type of kids you wouldn't hesitate to throw to the sharks haha!

redwin1469d ago

I have them both and I prefer the Xbox but I agree with you totally. You should repost. Bubble up 4u my friend. Except the shark thing. Lol

Orbertron1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

Well said, its just sometimes N4G can get a little crazy, mostly on the weekends with things like

"Why i traded my XB1 for a PS4"
what do you want milk and Biscuits too, and

"My PS4 is a paperweight"
Do you need someone to call you a support group,

these might be personal feelings, and have the right to voice them, but they come off like click-bait

Xb1ps41469d ago

Yup... And many here claim to be "gamers" with one console...

It's one thing if you can't afford both it's another when you bash either just cause u can't afford it

MSBAUSTX1469d ago

That is really well put man. So many people bash the Wii U or the PS4 or the XB1 and only own one of those three. That is pretty ignorant to do and disrespectful. Of course in a "console war" there is rarely any respect shown. It sucks really. I believe we are all gamers and play what we like. Especially when in the end most games we play are multi plat and besides about a 100 or 200 resolution difference between them all there isnt much different. To me that isnt enough of a difference to disrespect someones personal choice. If there is a particular genre or console you do not like, thats fine. But dont try to inpose your opinion by berating me over my purchase or preference.

Ghost_Nappa1469d ago

So I'm not allowed to criticize consoles I don't own even if I'm well informed about them and have legitimate reasons as to why I don't like them? Seems pretty damn stupid, to me. Oh, and a "gamer" is someone who plays video games for entertainment, not someone who has $1,200 to spend on game systems.

MasterCornholio1469d ago

Exactly you don't need to own every single system and a powerful gaming PC to be a gamer. As long as your satisfied with whatever system you own that's what matters the most.

redwin1469d ago

If you are not often using a gaming console but are often commenting about it, there is a great chance that you are partially informed not well informed . A person with both systems has more knowledge of the quality of the product at hand than the one with just one. GAME ON!

MasterCornholio1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

"Yup... And many here claim to be "gamers" with one console... "

I'm a gamer and I only own a PS4. I can afford an Xbox One but I see no reason to get one. I actually see the Wii U as my secondary console once the games that I want come out on it. I still respect people who own an Xbox One. What I dont respect are rabid delusional fanboys of any system.

Thanks for insulting me.

Xb1ps41469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

If you don't see a reason to own all consoles you are not a gamer sorry if I offend anyone about that. IMO if you are a true gamer you wouldn't miss out on any of the great games and all 3 have great games.. I just stick to consoles, I'm not a PC gamer I thought about it did some research and said..... Nah... I'll stick to inn. Ms and Sony.. Funny now that I think of maybe we need to make up another name cause if you have all 3 consoles and a powerful PC! You my friend I wish I had are a ultimate gamer... Ppl with one are the casuals! Lmao.. I'm going down to 2 bubbles, I'm sure feelings just got hurt...

Ghost napa..

Maybe I should of been a bit more clear... You can criticize within in reason but there is a huge difference when you are bashing the console with lame reasons..

I agree with redwin..

Perfect example.. I never thought music unlimited was worth it until I tried the free trial and realized how well it blends the game sound effects and music together. I remember xbox had that on lock and loved it. I hope ms steps there game up with this feature.. I will be a music unl. Sub. For a while now... I just wish it was like pandora with a thumbs up down so it won't play a song again or play it again.. You only get that through experience not by reading about it....

wonderfulmonkeyman1468d ago

You stopped there instead of reading the full comment.
Therin lies the mistake.

BX811468d ago

@ master
I agree, just because you own one console some how you're not a true gamer now? I will say that you're going to miss out on some excellent games if you choose only one console but I understand every game isn't for every one. As long as you play games no matter what console you own, then you're a true gamer. Some are more hardcore fans but that is a different subject. Lol. Enjoy your ps4.

Major_Glitch1468d ago

@Xb1ps4 STFU. I only own one console this gen(2 if you count the vita as a console). Are you saying I'm not a "gamer"? I've been gaming for over three DECADES which is longer then most of you have been alive. Last gen, I owned all three consoles and a crappy gaming laptop. This gen I only bought one console. I could easily afford to get all three, but see no reason so far to buy any other console then the one I have now.
My point is: I am a gamer. And just because I don't fill out your personal and rather asinine definition of what a gamer is, doesn't make me any less of a gamer.

Xb1ps41468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

No I don't count the vita as a console, i have one too... You are a casual gamer ATM and it sounds like you plan on buyIng more then one console so eventually you will move up in the ranks.. I have been gaming since the Atari as well so I'm not part of that most. last gen you was somewhat of a ultimate gamer but you're obviously not quite there yet this gen.

That's the lame excuse I was talking about.... "I see no reason to buy more then one console" that's where I have to return that STFU right back at you all 3 consoles have great games to own at the moment but you would have to be at least a 2 console owner to know that. If you could "easily afford it" you would have jumped in already cause if you have been gaming as long as you say you have you would know great games will be launched on all 3 regardless, and IMO they all have already so what's the hesitation? You know, since it's easily affordable to you...

sorry im asinine but a true gamer must be defined in this place considering all the bashing that goes on in here. and to be honest with you its not just about the game either its a bout features too.

so in the end yes you are less of a gamer... why... because your gaming library is gimped to one console no matter how you slice it.... simply put you cant play infamous ss then jump right into ki or forza or titanfall now can you... so again yes, you are less of a gamer..

anyway that comment was directed more at certain ppl.. if you plan on buying all 3 and have no hate towards a certain console then my comment shouldnt bother you, you know who you are..

while you 'gamers are buisy arguing about resolution and dumb shit.. im here trying to figure out a way to have my xb1 and ps4 streamlined. i love how xb1 can control my entertainment system and have a hdmi pass through to hook up my ps4 into but my problem is switching inputs sinc as of today i like how music unl. works with games. i just wish i can some how mold all the features in one easy stream line... but again you need at least 2 consoles to share my kind of problems that has nothing to do with resolution or being at the very top of meta or npd...

Magnes1468d ago

@xb1PS4 you are wrong and very arrogant to take it upon yourself to define what a true gamer is for everyone. You mean to tell me a guy who spends his time practicing speed runs of old Nintendo 64 games and doesn't own a ps4 or xb1 is not a gamer. Tunnel vision...

Spotie1468d ago

Affording a console usually has very little to do with why someone bashes it. And owning multiple consoles doesn't make you any more if a gamer than anyone else.

For some people, there aren't enough games they like to justify a purchase. For others, they have issues with the manufacturers. For still others, it's the lack or underdevelopment of certain features.

Certainly, there are trolls and fanboys who only own one console. But only having one is no automatic indictment, just as having more than one doesn't stop you from being a fanboy or troll.

MRMagoo1231468d ago

Well I can generalize too , If you support MS by buying anything of theirs involving consoles you are not a gamer either. Hows those apples xb1ps4?

MysticStrummer1468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

"Real" gamers can have only one console even if they can afford more than one. To say otherwise is truly ridiculous.

I guess car enthusiasts have to own every car ever made, or at least have driven them all. Otherwise how could they be real car enthusiasts, right? They couldn't possibly know about cars unless they've experienced them all.


BlackTar1871468d ago

Arrogance is a cancer. It's hilarious

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