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Gampro's How To Tell If You're a Fanboy

There are two types of fanboys in the world: those who passionately support a team, product, company or organization in a balanced way, and those who passionately support something to the point of becoming an irrational, spitting tornado of anger. The first type is normal and is the result of a healthy competitive nature. The problem, however, is when a person becomes unwilling to objectively criticize what is being rooted for; criticism that is in the best interest of both the consuming individual and the "team" in question.

The last thing the world needs is another article on fanboys. To highlight them is to encourage them; something most try to avoid. However, we think it's important to admonish their culture in the hopes of changing it. Once that happens, video game culture can only improve. So the next time you're staring at your face in the mirror, ask yourself this question: does this list apply to you?
1. You become upset when something you like is questioned.
2. You are intellectually dishonest.
3. You resort to personal attacks during debate.
4. The defeat of your enemy is more rewarding than your victory.
5. You bring nothing new to a conversation.
6. You are anti-fanboy.
No one is completely devoid of bias, and everyone has a little fanboy in 'em. But extremes should be avoided. Ultimately, fanboyism is just blind consumerism most commonly found during one's formative years; the driving force largely being irrationality. So take heed, gamers. And embrace the idea of a world with a lot less aggravation.

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ChickeyCantor3556d ago

haahh the funny thing is...these people explain to you how you can tell who is a fanboy...and then the poster of this topic is showing a picture with xbox sucks........XD

ooo the irony....

Satanas3556d ago

Actually there are pictures there mocking all 3 consoles.

bobbybrown3556d ago

5. You bring nothing new to a conversation.

j/k ;P

consolewar3556d ago

The real freaking fanboys are nowhere to be found. This is funny.lol

Themart,Dj,Akira,"POG&qu ot;,crazyman,ps3high,gamr,deep, bladestar, and many others

gta_cb3556d ago

im not to sure about this one

6. You are anti-fanboy.

as i dont like fanboys as they just start arguments all the time... so does this mean i am a fanboy?...

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BubblesDAVERAGE3556d ago

It's a legitimate story I just thought the Xbox sucks thing was a good touch.Hey I love Xbox and ps3 for the record just been a Playstation fan since ps1 days Xbox is nice also . I'm just tired of the fanboyism for the most part

power of Green 3556d ago (Edited 3556d ago )

Whatch where you're pointing that nose you can poke an eye out with that.

Sphinx3556d ago

Heh, just kidding... sorta.

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL3556d ago

That goes for about 99.99999999999998% of the people that visit this site!

Grown Folks Talk3556d ago (Edited 3556d ago )

i can see a nipple.

Blackmoses3556d ago

There's nobody on this site like that........

nice_cuppa3556d ago

COZ ...... IS THE BEST SYSTEM BECAUSE .............................. ............................... ....... !

SO YOU CAN SUCK THAT AND GO CRY TO YOUR MUM !

YEAH IT HURTS DONT IT YOU LEMMING !!!!!?!!!!!

I CANT WAIT FOR ............ ITS GONNA OWN YOU !

BRING IT !

Rockstar3556d ago

LEMMINGS!

Who am I reminded of?

SmokeyMcBear3556d ago

the word you are looking for is sheep

EZCheez3556d ago

You better watch your mouth or i'm gonna disagree with you or give you negative feedback!

My definition of a fanboy-anyone willing to go online and argue about their favorite console.

PS3 LINUX GUYS!!! GO TO THIS LINK!!! IT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!!!
(If it does, you can talk all the trash you want about me)

http://www.terrasoftsolutio...

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