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Do Fanboys Have a Place?

As each company carves their own direction this generation, Gaming Corner takes a look at the fans that helped put the companies where they are and whether there is a place for them in the current gaming climate.

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Jamie Foxx3511d ago (Edited 3511d ago )

its not nothing new,it happens in sports,politics etc its a way of life

fanboys have been around since the snes/master system days its just now the internet has made it that much more noticeable

flameboyne3511d ago

I guess my over all point is that the companies no longer thrive on the fanatic fanboy wars

Aclay3511d ago (Edited 3511d ago )

I think that the term "fanboy" is thrown around way too much, especially within this generation of gaming.

Before the 7th gen. of gaming started, I had never really even heard the term fanboy used at all, but now you hear it all the time in gaming... it's like if someone like me prefers the Playstation brand, all of a sudden I'm a fanboy.... I consider myself more of a "Playstation enthusiast" than a fanboy.

I prefer the Playstation brand because it's what I grew up on after I got through with my SNES. I got used to the Playstation controller, I got used to the developers that were making games on the Playstation and since then I've never really had interest in any other non-Sony console.

It's not that I hate other consoles that aren't made by Sony, I just don't feel compelled to buy anything else but Sony gaming consoles because it's the only consoles I've ever owned since 1995. When people get familiar with one type of product from a certain manufacturer over the years, a lot of them tend to just stick with that manufacturer for that particular product and that's what I've chosen to do with Playstation.

Nintendo was good to me back in the SNES days, but after the SNES, I was ready to move on from Mario to something a little more and Playstation was just perfect for me at that time and I just stuck with it.

Genesis53511d ago (Edited 3511d ago )

Yeah. What they just said. That exactly the way I feel too. I have no intrest in changing my gaming machine brand from Playstation. I like their products and I feel comfortable with them. I really don't care what names people call me.

ChickeyCantor3511d ago

" Nintendo was good to me back in the SNES days, but after the SNES, I was ready to move on from Mario to something a little more and Playstation was just perfect for me at that time and I just stuck with it.
"

So you became a casual gamer =D !!!

" really don't care what names people call me."
Yes, you shouldn't, neither should you ignore what the other system have to offer quality can be found everywhere.

Pebz3510d ago

One should note the vast difference between a "fan" and a "fanboy".

A fan likes something, a fanboy hates everything that's "opposed" to his/her obsession. The difference might seem subtle at times, but it really is worlds apart.

Best comparison I can think of is religious people. There are some who enjoy having a religion and accept that others might have a different one or none at all. Then there are some who fanatically try to impose their point of view on others.

A fitting quote:
"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." -- Mother Theresa

ChickeyCantor3510d ago (Edited 3510d ago )

"A fan likes something, a fanboy hates everything that's "opposed" to his/her obsession. The difference might seem subtle at times, but it really is worlds apart. "

Thnk you, I always saw my self as a FAN not fanboy.
And people just can't seem to see the difference.

edit: I sound like if you were responding to me xD.
But that "thnk you" was basically for, me not being the only one who thinks that.

Product3510d ago

I agree with Pebz
If you cant see the good the other companies are doing then your a fanboy.Real gamers have a respect for all games and systems ..although can have an opinion on them negative or positive aslong as they know both.
To many people(especially on here) care way to much about what their side is doing and bash whatever is going on in the other camps.
Example of this is articles that promote such instances like VGChartz or articles that start with"why |.......|(insert brand name here) will beat |........|(insert brand here) this month" .Articles like that really show the fanboys from the gamers,and also get more comments then articles that should matter the most.

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