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Is/Was it really worth siding in this generation's Console War?

Kaecy.US writes: "You know what I'm talking about. The fanboys that constantly choose one console over the others, and start to spread that misinformed opinion all over the Internet. It must happen at least a thousand times a day. Granted, the three console companies don't mind these, because they drive sales down the throat of equally uninformed parents buying for their children, as well as others. But the gaming community hates them. They're annoying, they're biased, and they start flame wars.

I pride myself on not being a fanboy. I dislike Sony, but as much as I dislike them, I have to give them that they were right right on the money for the Playstation 2, and that their PSx was a real challenger after it got away from the gates. I hate Nintendo for what they have done with the Wii, but I can't deny that it worked; they're rich, and that's all companies care about. I made peace with that anyway, and decided to stick with the consoles that have the games."

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LinuxGuru3589d ago

For every article that fuels the war, there's another trying to refute it.

Isn't it lovely everyone?

=)

Beast_Master3589d ago

"I pride myself on not being a fanboy. I dislike Sony, but as much as I dislike them, I have to give them that they were right on the money for the Playstation 2, and that their PSx was a real challenger after it got away from the gates. I hate Nintendo for what they have done with the Wii, but I can’t deny that it worked; they’re rich, and that’s all companies care about. I made peace with that anyway, and decided to stick with the consoles that have the games."

No mention of where they stand on MS, until later in the article when they accuse MCV for "sucking up" to Sony. Article is misleading just claiming that you are not a fanboy doesn't mean you are not really a fanboy.

This article is written/submitted/and approved by fanboys. It is a garbage read and the writer has no clue what the hell a fanboy really is, because they are one.

The Dark Side3589d ago

What is this gut talking about, the xbox 360 has more games because it been out longer, but since the holiday of 2007, it been an even playing field. And as for this holiday, the PS3 will have more good to get than the Xbox 360.

For example: PS3 Top Games begining this fall:

Wipeout HD
Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour (multi)
Little Big Planet
Socom:confrontation w/ offical PS3 headset
Motorstorm
Bioshock ( new features and better graphics than the Xbox 360)
Fallout 3 (multi)
Resistance 2
COD 5 (multi)
Prince of Persia (multi)

Xbox 360:
Fallout 3 (multi w/ exclusive DLC, which may be timed exclusive)
Gears of War 2
Left for Dead ( also, will be coming to PC)
Fable 2 (may of may not be great)
COD 5
Far Cry 2 ( multi)
Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero WT (multi)
Prince of Persia
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Dead Space (multi)

And As you can see both systems have some great games, but the PS3 has more top exclusive games. There are other exclusive for both systems but these are the ones that have the potential to be great games.

Also, there are to PS3 than just Rachet and Solid Snake. just like it is more to the Xbox than just Halo and Gears.

Wotbot3589d ago

respect your view on the PS3 games, but disagree with you statement that the PS3 has more top exclusive and that BIO SHOCK PS3 version will have better graphics then the 360. The developers have already stated that they are aiming for the graphics to be just as good as the 360 version. But I could be proved wrong when the game comes out.

Both consoles have good exclusive line ups and there are three on each side at the moment that I will be getting this christmas.

PS3 Exclusive this holiday. (*Which I am also getting)

Wipeout HD
*Little Big Planet
Socom:confrontation w/ offical PS3 headset
*Motorstorm
*Resistance 2

360 Console Exclusive this holiday. (*Which I am also getting)

*Gears of War 2
*Left for Dead
*Fable 2
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Race Pro

A question for you: Do you have a 360? I think the answer to that question will be no.

okcomputer3589d ago

I don't think theres a clear cut better option on the exclusives this winter.

Both consoles have great ones coming up. I'd say motostorm resistance 2 lbp and socom are about even with gears left 4 dead and fable 2. If anything I'd give a slight edge to the 360 if left 4 dead and gears 2 live up to the massive hype. But if socom ends up as good as last gen's, and resistance 2 takes the franchise to the next level the sony might have the better lineup. Either way its good to own both consoles, since theres no clear winner this gen like there was last gen.

Skadoosh3589d ago

Wipeout HD
Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour (multi)
Little Big Planet
Socom:confrontation w/ offical PS3 headset
Motorstorm
Bioshock ( new features and better graphics than the Xbox 360)
Fallout 3 (multi)
Resistance 2
COD 5 (multi)
Prince of Persia (multi)

That's a pretty sorry list dude. Motorstorm looks like an extension than a true sequal and R2 looks like they stole every idea from COD4. LBP is not really a game and mostly targeted to kids. And SOCOM looks like a ps2 game. The 360 on the other hand has some serious games this year.

Wotbot3589d ago (Edited 3589d ago )

love games and have all three consoles.

Why side when all three consoles over you entertainment. We will all have different opinions about consoles and games, and we should respect that and get on with it.

But I guess thats half the problem, the insults, the opinions that Fanboys have are so strong that there is no reasoning with them.

I don't like GOW on the 360, but respect it as a game, and I still love my 360.

I thought Uncharted had good graphics on the PS3, but not amazing graphics as some state, and I loved it as a game.

I find driving games on the Wii to be a pain when using the motion sensing set up.

I love PES and find Fifa a poor mans second.

All the above statements could be mistaken for being a fanboy. But they are not, it's only my opinion and there are plenty of gamers who disagree with them. And I respect that.

UnwanteDreamz3589d ago

I totaly agree. Towards the end the writer makes a comment basically saying you would have to hate MS to think the XBOX is a piece of crap. Slip is def showing.

Kaecyus3589d ago

Actually, no. I said if you hated Microsoft, you would say that by default. That was actually a jibe at someone who I know likes Sony, and tries to justify her hatred of the Xbox.

Beast_Master3589d ago

People who claim not to be fanboys but complain about fanboys are FANBOYS!!

Think about it if I say something about your mother you would have an emotional response to complain about me saying something about someone you care about. But if I say something about another guys mother you would laugh because you don't have any care about someone else's mother.

Same thing here! If I say something about A Console and you don't care about that console you aren't going to complain. But if I say something about a console you own, then you would only complain if you had some kind of personal emotion tied to the comment. SOOO real Non Fanboys NEVER complain about FANBOYS PERIOD!!! BECAUSE they could care less about what someone says about the console war or even follow what is said on FORUMS... So please let's cut the crap if you complain about Fanboys it just means your are a wolf in sheeps clothing because if you really were not a fanboy you wouldn't care what anyone says about either console.

Wotbot3589d ago (Edited 3589d ago )

you think all those people who complain about Fanboys, are indeed themselves Fanboys?

Can you use the same principles when it comes to people who complain about football? Really their all football fans, and all those girls who hate football and complain about it, are really fans.

Maybe I'm a Fanboy, but in denial?

Or maybe, just maybe this is the comments section and people like to let other people know what their views and opinions are. Just a thought, what do you think?

Beast_Master3589d ago (Edited 3589d ago )

OK let's take your example of girls who don't like football. Do they post comments in Football forums about their disscust for Football? No they never even visit Football sites, much less look at the forums section. Now if you go to a Football forum you will see alot of fans of one team smack talking fans of other teams, these would be considered Fanboys right. Now on those same football forums, do you see anyone saying "Hey guys I am a fan of all football teams and think that you fanboys need to go somewhere else." No you don't because only P?ssies would say something like that.. or it could be like I am saying is those 'Hey guys' people really don't want people trashing the teams they care about and are really just fanboys who don't want read negative stuff about their teams.

I will say this at least Football Fanboys are at least honest about their intentions, where as here they pretend that Fanboys are the root of all evil.

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