Mick Jansen, Minneapolis Video Game Examiner, writes:
I want to make one thing very clear. By most definitions, I could be described as a Sony Playstation fanboy. Despite all the mistakes Sony has made this generation of gaming, including taking out rumble in earlier controllers, taking out backward compatibility in recent models of Playstation 3, and perhaps most disastrously, the whole Home debacle, I still got a PS3 recently and have consistently preferred it to the Xbox 360. I could list all the reasons why, but that is not the point of this post.
I want to discuss fanboyism more generally because it presents problems for gamers, as well as the whole concept of rationality. By definition, being a videogame fanboy of a given console or company involves irrationally buying, loving, and defending a company or console while unnecessarily savaging the competing products. I believe fanboyism originates from the vain desire to justify one's choice in console, while at the same time promoting the growth of that console to add value to it.