That Gaming Site explains why the videogame industry really does need fanboys.
the only thing they do is divide the gaming community. :) below:true nothing wrong with defending your prefered console but most of the time it just turns into a pi$$ing contest
Fanboys - GOOD Extremists - HORRIBLE Everyone has biases, some people are just crazy about it.
What about fanboy extremists? :|
Just hate em . Anyways what the fk is an xbox fanboy. what are they like all 13 years old with a fkn mouth that you want to slap the shlt out off. I have never come across a xbox fanboy that was no more than 16 years old . They don't even know shlt about gaming. I don't believe there is even an xbox fanboy ( halo fanboy yes ) . But there defending xbox because of halo .
@1.0: "no they are not" I'm with you. The real title should have been "Fanboys and Flamewars are Good for Gaming Journalism." Flamewars are great for getting hits, and that's about all. @1.1: "Extremists - HORRIBLE" Is that why your avatar is a Barbie Doll wearing a Khimar? Because you hate "extremists"? If I've misunderstood your lingo, I apologize. If I've got it right, you might be one of those people who is, as you put it, "crazy" about their biases. Edit @1.5: Okay, sure. Everyone is biased. I like my PS3. I like Half-Life on my PC. But I can't see my video gaming biases dismissing part of a culture's belief system as "hilarious." However, you and I obviously have different senses of humor, and I'm cool to leave it at that if you are. Edit 2: "I change my avatar almost everyday, so tommorrow you`ll LOVE me." Alright, that was kind of funny. You got me. :)
The Barbie w/ the Khimar is hilarious. Calm down. Listen.......everyone is biased. You are a fanboy of Halflife IMO, that`s most likely why you have Gordon as your avatar. Nothing is wrong w/ that. Some people LOVE their sports team or a specific movie. Edit: I change my avatar almost everyday, so tommorrow you`ll LOVE me. Edit 2: :):)
Really every one is bias? I don't thin k I am. If the PSP comes out with some thing I want I'll buy it. I don't have a problem with any system on the market. I have tastes but I'll give any thing a good try. I don't want an xbox 360 but I may get one for FF13. I mean your almost saying just because every one else is killing it would be ok for you also. The difference is Bias is what killed the comic industry or lowered it into people arguing over stuff that does not matter. Seriously fanboys end up not talking to any one other than people they agree with. Any one new to gaming will not be able to learn about what console gaming is about from these guys because they only talk about what is currently being hyped. Notice how these guys only talk about the future. They always twist the facts too. Fanboys only keep blogs going. Then these blogs swear that the industry is represented by the number of hits they receive. It's a big circle jerk. It was fun till people started getting laid off,and that was before the recession. Pretty sad if you ask me.
You can't actually be saying hatred towards one another for no sensible reason is good for the industry?
Even tho i gave an approval vote, I'm not with its point of view, gave it an approve vote 2 see what people write.
Fanboys and extremists are good for N4G, because without them this place would be pretty dry. And like Ive said before, fanboy nonsense is commical to me. Coming to N4G is always good for a chuckle.
in that they premote their console of preference but fanboys that try to bring down another console because its not their prefered console is bad for the industry. Nothing is as black and white though.
They're good like civil wars are good for countries
I have to agree with this article. Fanboys help create competition. Saying you just want everybody to like every system is like saying you want every steelers fan to like the cowboys. If this happened football would be a very dry and boring sport. Nobody would cheer for there team or get excited when they won. The same goes for videogames. Without fans of each system these forums and the media would be very boring. I'm a fan of the ps3 because I own one. It's only naturale that I would side with the ps3 and hope that it does better than the 360. This is not to say that I want the 360 to fail but I would like to see the system I invested 500 dollars in, in first place. There's nothing wrong with competition, so there's nothing wrong with fanboys as long as they arnt unreasonable and unwilling to look at anyone elses point of view.
Sorry but the gaming industry is not a season of sports, Consoles are not cars, and lastly poor analogies prove nothing.
yes but the mentality is still the same. There are fans of sports just like there are fans of video game systems. Each fan roots for there team or system and occasionaly bashes other fans or systems. You see how that works? -And if you don't own both a 360 and ps3 than i bet you have some biases as well(even if you don't want to admit it).
because I agreed with its argument. Everyone gets annoyed at fanboys, but that is specifically why they keep the industry interesting. They visit sites, spend the most on consoles and games, leave comments, etc... Quite honestly, if all of that disappeared we would have a lot less to talk and read about.
First...keep in mind there's a big difference between a fan, and the fanatics I call "Fanbrats" (because you can practically hear them whining to their Mom & threatening to take their 'factoids' home because the real ones aren't playing by their rules) You can discuss different consoles, games, etc with any fan, & even borderline fanboy's but a Fanbrat posts half-truth, full-out assaults on rival consoles, and fuels this entire stupid console war. Sites with the typical "?" at the end of what's supposed to be an article, or just the usual 1% difference = "IS CONSOLE-X IS FAILING - CAN IT BE SAVED?" are doing nothing more than intentionally fueling the tiny segment that worship game consoles like a cult. What your agreeing with is not supporting long-term gaming, but short-term site-hits for the extra ad-revenue...and NOTHING more. In the process, what your getting back is nothing more than Gaming Tabloid versions of Weekly World News, Star & Globe who are laughing at you all the way to the bank.
No, cause fanboys are also the ones reviewing games putting their own bias up front. Sooo eh no.
Everyone's a fan of their own consoles with preferences based on everything from the console or consoles you own to the units interface & what game your playing right now. These fans can usually get along just fine, because they don't worship a console, game, or manufacturer . . . It's the Fanatics, the Fanbrats that cause the problems, and despite the article's claims having a Fanbrat post "CONSOLE-X IS THE BEST! CAN'T WAIT FOR HAZELO IIX! YOU WILL ALL BE PWNED!!!" on a thousand sites isn't good for ANY gamer. The truth that's hidden in the article is quoted right here : "Gaming sites, like this one, would suffer dramatic losses in hits and would eventually lose advertisers, then money, and eventually jobs." That's the truth. Fanbrats generate console wars... Generating hits for Websites... Generating Fanbrats... and the cycle repeats. So is this really good for gamers, game developers & manufacturers, or just the sites that benefit from the ridiculous half-truths, misleading comments & outright attacks by "fans" who've become religious zealots over a game console? I don't think so...but decide for yourself what sites put your interests as a gamer first, over sensationalizing news just to get your hits on their site to make more money off the excess ad-revenue. To me...you...my fellow gamer comes first...not generating greedy site-hits.
I'm just a fan. I haven't been a boy for nearly 20 years. PS Defending the console you love is not the same as bashing the opposition.
As long as people have justified logical reasons for being biased against a console, then yeah. If people don't have a freaking clue what they're talking about due to lack of possession, knowledge and pure stupid ignorance and following the crowd and the media like a lemming, then no.
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