SlapStic contributor James King goes on a rant about the trend of rampant fanboyism for console gaming. He's tired of hearing how every new game that comes out gets hyped up like it will be the greatest thing ever. Do you agree? Read after the jump!
I hate 360 fanboys. I hate PS3 fanboys. WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?!?
Because people feel the idiotic need to prove that the console THEY blew hundreds of dollars on are the best...
with fanboyism on stratospheric levels on this site, from admin level down. it makes for some pretty f^*king annoying times if you just want to read and comment on the hobby you love. bottom line, fanboys are pr!cks. but cross N4G + fanboy admin + high fanboy levels: and you have all the ingredients for gutter site wih no end to the degredation of a once reasonable and informative web-site.
you say you hated two types of people in one comment. then you said cant we all just get along. you are a hypocrite.
Because you hate them....
But there it's OK to argue and fight and say our team is the best whilst some other guy says: NO! My team is the best! This is because "it's being seen as a part of the sport". What's so different between fighting over your favourite team or fighting over your favourite console? At least xboxfanboys and sonyfanboys doesn't start fighting each other with fists... *Yet...
Hype sells games. Before I found out about the forums I didn't care about getting the latest games and I even questioned why would people buy it full price when it comes out. And since then I've been caught up by the hype and I only buy new games(rent the old games). Hype for every anticipated game is healthy for the gaming industry. It makes everyone happy from developers to the customer and to the publisher.
They can't get along, cause it would be too much like doing the right thing! Plus, I kind of think we all subconsciously come here just to see what new crap a fanboy has to say about something! Hell, I accepted that's why I come here! I want to know about new gaming news, but I also gotta see what kind of crap people are saying. Hell, sometimes I may join in for fun...lol!
If you hate one of the three consoles, you're a terrible person.
If you hate the PC, you're a terrible person as well. Pretty much every gaming platform has SOMETHING of value to offer.
Ha I wonder how all the ridiculous fanboys on THIS site will respond...
xbox is the best
wrong ps3 is best.
oooh Breakfast saying xbox is best?
wii is the best
Dreamcast is the best! No! N64 is the best! No! NES is the best! No! Colecovision is the best! No! Gemini is the best! No! Chess is the best! Hahahahaha... We all know Playstation 21 will rule all when it comes out! If you get shot in a shooter game... you will really need an ER visit! Yeah, I know that was stupid, but it was funny to me! Edit: I just realized I might be a fanboy or something... I post comments on here cause I like to see my score go up. Which is the same reason I play alot of 360 games. I try to keep my score close to those on my friends list!
I don't even know why people bother trying to determine what the "best game ever" is. Different people have different tastes. It doesn't matter.
A true fanboy would see the flaws of their own console and push for the company to make it better, rather than look at it as an object of perfection and be satisfied with it no matter its flaws. I can't think of a fanboy that does that.
Among all those hyped games, I think MGS4 is the one we will remember the most (because it REALLY exceeded the hype) and GTA4 the less.
There's a fine line. I have a PS3 and I love it. Many of the "issues" that people whine about don't bother me. Am I a fanboy, or are the issues not as big as people make them? Who knows? However, the WORST kind of fanboys are the analyst fanboys. Despite the fact that they have had little or no formal education in the field of business or economics, they feel like they can make an educated comment on how "X" console will defeat "Y" console just because they have a few links to a few tech.yahoo blog posts.
You would never have heard Oscar Wilde and Albert Einstein having an argument about this kind of sh*t would you? It's stupid. Nothing else. The reason that people become fan-boys is because they've invested so much money and effort into one console, and are unwilling or unable to do so with another. When this other console shows that it rivals their own they go into fan-boy mode and start attacking it. The Wii, an inferior console in most respects, doesn't garner this kind of attention because it's not a threat to them. The ability to rise above these instincts is what separates humans from animals; the smart from the stupid; the rational from the fan-boys. I feel disgusted that I'm even writing this post; people bitterly defending a games console...
Well the article does make sense but the truth is the Game Industry needs fanboys , they'r really the voice of the community for the most part... I dont see why the hate towards them...I like reading there comments..cracks me up...
Slow morning, visit N4G! No, no, not for the latest news, just go straight to the comments and have fun reading the posts! You'll end up smiling all day!
This article should make pp, Sony Defence Farce, Jack Who, Giant Enemy Loser, Giant Enemy Crab, The Unwanted Truth, Patchstation 3, FBI, CIA, Prosecutor and Sony Rep and other fanboy trolls feel ashamed of themselves. Read my comments i have never made a fanboy comment on this site i just tell the trolls to STFU and stop trolling with their fanboy comments.
you're blowing your own horn for not making fanboy posts? That makes you an "anti-fanboy fanboy", dumbass.
don't believe everything on the internet. people talk a lot of shmack, especially when they're only held accountable by a user name and a few lines of text.
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