These days, a new way to ridicule and insult gamers has arisen. This is the label of "Fanboy", and it is not an insult thrown about by non-gamers, but the opposite. When someone supports their favorite franchise or company, they are almost instantly labeled a "Fanboy" by the gaming community, making their opinion seem biased and illogical. Why, when we have come so far to fend off the insults we suffered ten years ago, must we hurt our own community in exactly the same way? Competition, friendly or not, requires more than one side. A supporter of one company or product must help create that competition through words or actions, thus promoting the industry and provoking the opposing companies. These words or actions must be taken seriously in order to have an effect, and this cannot be so when people view whoever is doing or saying said actions or words as a stereotypical fanboy.
We need to win back the loyalty of our companies. We need to redefine what a stereotypical "Fanboy" truly is. We need to bring back friendly competition to the video game developers. We need to help this community grow and thrive in a good way, with a good way of doing things.