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Sessler's Soapbox: Get A Life, Fanboys!

Sessler talks about the fight between Resistance 2 and Gears of War 2 fanboys.

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HighDefinition3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

Being a "fanboy" to a degree is natural, everyone has preferences about EVERYTHING in life, games/systems are NO different. The problem is, is the EXTREMES some people take it to.

ChampIDC3315d ago

Yeah, everybody has a little fanboy in them. I'll admit, I'm a little biased to the 360, but it's not enough that I'm not going to recognize the quality of many PS3 exclusives. If only the extremists could just grow up...

HighDefinition3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

I feel the exact same way, but just the opposite (if that makes ANY sense, LOL)

Bubbles

Rockstar3315d ago

While I consider myself "borderline fanboy", that is to say I'm biased towards Sony but I don't hate the competitions efforts/consoles either (Although that Wii is a hard pill to swallow). But I know a good game when I see it regardless of which platform it's on.

Like many people here keep saying competition is good for us gamers and I'm inclined to agree.

"If only the extremists could just grow up... "
I agree here as well. Bubble up.

psnDevistator3563315d ago

Its not just Games

PCs vs. Macs

Cellphone Companies

Cable vs. Satellite

Blueray vs. HdDvd(already done)

Obama vs. McCain(already done)

I think most people are Fanboys(not as much those Diehards).

Its completely understandable, you have something that you really like. So you give recognition to that thing by telling others why its so great. The time it becomes a problem is when you spend every opportunity you have to promote or that you actually let your hate get ahold of you.

Pebz3315d ago

Well, I have to disagree on everyone "naturally" being a fanboy to some degree. One can still prefer oranges without hating apples etc. It's perhaps natural to care about something you've invested time and money in, but then one would care about making that thing better, not how much everything else apparently sucks.

The made-up word "fanboy" already assumes extremism, not to be confused with the real word "fan". Football hooligans, for example, usually fall under the category fanboys.

"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." That is how you improve things.

Adam Sessler pretty much summed it up perfectly.

ChampIDC3315d ago

I like your analogy there. It's always better to be positive about these things. People really do need to focus on what's good about their favorite games instead of what they think is bad about games that they probably haven't even played.

Sarcasm3315d ago

Well there's nothing really wrong with a "Fanboy."

It's the ones that has to bash the "other" product or brand needlessly over and over and over and over and over again. Just hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.

I don't have any problems with the folks that just love their system whether it's 360, PS3, or a frickin' Wii.

But people like Foxgod, Cherrypie, Jason 360, etc. etc. always go on a hate rampage for no reason. Always looking for something to poke at.

While their friends are just playing the games enjoying the consoles they own, these guys do nothing but hate hate hate.

But to me it's a reflection of what kind of person they are in real life. Usually pretty pathetic to begin with. So what other place do they feel Almighty and safe? The internet comment zones of course!

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SmokedOut3315d ago

Couldnt have said it better myself, it shows the lack of maturity one has just by reading some comments they post.Stop being so insecure or go to a therapist...

Nineball21123315d ago

for both sides.

It definitely gets out of control most times. Has there ever been a thread on N4G (or ANY other gaming site) that has been just a rational, reasoned conversation without fanboys taking over the comments?

No FanS Land3315d ago

I follow sony because of the exclusives they had in the past to begin with : Gran turismo, FF and other action adventure games. But that does not stops me from buying an xbox 360 and playing great games. Actually I'm buying one next week.

HighDefinition3315d ago

I`m buying ANOTHER 360 soon, I said I wouldn`t do it until the PRO was $199, I might to do it sooner than later, though.

leyego3315d ago

fable hands down is a great RPG
if u really get a xbox buy fable 2 its really good if u can get past the few bugs.

but ya bubbles to u man, thats y i bought my ps3. the games from last gen blew my mind and i want to keep playing them.

dachiefsman3315d ago

wow High Definition? Buying a 360? Am I in a vortex?

HighDefinition3315d ago

I had a 360 before I had a PS3.

dachiefsman3315d ago

once you had the Ps3 you trashed on the 360 on n4g. I am not delirious.

HighDefinition3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

When my 360 broke it really pissed me off, so I was a bit more outspoken on the problems w/ the 360.

dachiefsman3315d ago

water under the bridge. Glad you are a gamer!

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Twiky3315d ago

'Get angry at something Important'

That's what I always defend, use your energie to make yours and others life better (not worse like extreme fanboys). You'll see that you'll be much happier in the end instead of being nervous about the console war(??!!).

I hope peolple would remember this in the future...

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