Fanboys Make The World Go Round

DualShockers Write:

"Recently an editorial on Destructiod written by Jim Sterling raised eyebrows, alarms, and anger levels in the minds of the Sony fanboy army. It was entitled "Fact: PS3 Fanboys are the worst" and was based on the very argument it states in the title. To sum up or paraphase what was said is basically that out of all of the fanboys of the 3 console manufacturers, Sony's followers are at the very bottom of the bunch, probably one level up from shit. My favorite line was "perhaps they just have tiny penises" (his words, not mine)..."

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Chuck Norris KING3254d ago

chuck norris make the world go around ..

Applegate3254d ago

Sony Fanboys are by far the worst though

Nihilism3254d ago

fanboys make baby jesus cry, but they make baby satan smile, and he does have such a lovely smile

heroicjanitor3254d ago

They are noisier because of it. And lol at the ms fanboy justifying himself by saying someone is worse...

Reminds me of Scarface

Tony Montana: "What are you lookin' at? You're all a bunch of fckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be. You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fckin' fingers, and say "that's the bad guy." So, what'll that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth... even when I lie. So say goodnight to the bad guy. Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you."

leeger3254d ago

FACT: Jim Sterling just proved that he is the worst fanboy ever.

SupaPlaya3254d ago

"You spin my head right round right round~"

Microsoft Xbox 3603254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

<<<< Proud PS3 fanboy.

Syronicus3254d ago


You sir, took the words right out of my mouth.

Lifendz3254d ago

not systems. I think the delineation between who is and who isn't a fanboy is whether you go out of your way to disparage another system, it's games, or the people that buy it. Simply preferring one system over another does not, imo, make one a fanboy. But hating another system (especially when you don't own it) seems like the prereq.

Fanboys are funny to me. If I were a "Sony fanboy" which means I would hate the 360, I would've missed out on some really fun/great moments in some amazing games. Disagree all you want but attempting to clear Horde mode in Gears 2 or lol'ing as I left someone behind in L4D was just memorable. I think it goes the other way for anti-Sony fanboys and games like Uncharted, Killzone, Metal Gear, etc.

I hate some of MS business practices but I don't hate the 360. In fact, I would love to own one to enjoy some of those great exclusives.

DominusRebellis3254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

Why would anyone even take the time to write such a stupid article? Who even has the time to write such a stupid article? This is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to get hits.

Everyone knows that PS3 fanboys have reason to support their claims, everyone knows (check it on youtube) that xbox fanboys are simply that: BOYS, who can't afford the now not-so pricey PS3. Everyone knows this and it can't be denied! Stop the arguing, it's done and overwith. You fvcking kids down't own stock in either company so STFU and whatever system sells more is good for investors, not little cry babies so again: STFU!

PROBLEM: Fanboys
SOLUTION: Get both systems!

dalibor3254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

Am I a fanboy? LoL I only have a Ps3 if that helps.
Click agree for yes.
Disagree for no.

ukilnme3254d ago

@ DominusRebellis

Calm down. A lot of you seem to think that mostly kids own 360s and most PS3 owners are of the mature crowd so let's ride with that logic. 360 owners are kids being kids right? What does that make of the PS3 owners on N4G acting like kids over a console and games?

dalibor3254d ago

There are kids on both systems. And there are mature people on both consoles. I have actually gotten along with 360 fans even though I do not have a 360 myself. You just have to find the more mature people I guess b/c there are some fans that no matter what will never actually respect the other persons opinion or agree with it.

ukilnme3254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

@ dalibor

Lol, thanks for the mature reply. Since this was an article about fanboys I was expecting fanboyish replies. Thanks for stealing my thunder.

Edit: Bubble to you for being a gamer and not a hater.

Lifendz3254d ago

Solution: Get both systems"

Some of the biggest fanboys were the ones that owned both systems and worked in the gaming media. owning both systems is a veil of security that I think many fanboys hide behind. Owning both systems doesn't mean your not a fanboy; it simply shows you have a good amount of disposable income.

ukilnme3254d ago

@ Lifendz

I totally agree. There are many PS3 fanboys that own a 360 but hate on it all day long.

rockleex3254d ago

The opposite is true too.

DominusRebellis3254d ago

It doesn't matter that adults own both systems. Maturity has no correlation to age, but I see more immaturity in gamers than anything else. There is not a single other industry where people cry like little b1tches about something so minuscule as a simple hobby or past-time.

I love my AudiRS4, many BMW drivers would say their BMW is the better car, but people don't sit and argue all day long about it like these immature fanboys do of videogame consoles. Seriously some of these people defend their system as though it were their god and it's really quite pathetic. All I'm saying is that the argument is futile. If you don't like the other system, don't buy it, don't talk about it, and don't think about it, unless of course you have too much time on your hands, which these fanboys obviously do.

I swear, I can't even read an article without some form of fanboyism. Fvck maybe I'll stick with talking to mature people about European cars. At least they are level-headed.

edgeofblade3254d ago

There is nothing wrong with being a fanboy, because no one can avoid the label. If you say something nice about a console, you're a fanboy. If you say something negative about a console, you're a fanboy. Everyone is a fanboy because there will always be someone who disagrees with you and calls you a fanboy.

Seriously, I have had people call me out for being a PS3 fanboy on rare occasions. And plenty of people on this site know that not the case. I mean, it never happens HERE because this site is practically owned by PS3 fanboys, but it has happened.

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BROOKLYN N-M-E3254d ago

but true, all the fanboys usually get their points across and usually get their way.

BROOKLYN N-M-E3254d ago

Doesn't change my opinion about them...dirty mofos they are!

iiprotocolii3254d ago

I could care less. Some people are more obsessed than their are fanboys. And that's where things are different. Fanboys are loyal to a console but don't belittle other consoles to the point of hatred - it's just personal preference, I'd say. Where obsessed folks are clearly sided with one console, damning the rest, and constantly promoting flame wars in order to hype up or defend their console of choice using whatever means they can (i.e. insults, incorrect facts, etc.) These are the people who get offended when they read comments like this.

-x.Red.x-3254d ago

I love how people feel like they got brutally hurt when they read comments from either side.

really, who cares? it's the internet...

iiprotocolii3254d ago

Fanboys, as annoying as some can be, make things interesting from a competitive standpoint for companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. Realistically, it's like small factions for each company where fans keep the momentum of competition going. It's because of these very fanboys that consoles have become so successful during the last decades. Hate 'em or love 'em, they are somewhat needed in the industry to keep things interesting.

tonsoffun3254d ago

I disagree, there is a vast difference between fans of a platform and a fanboy. A fanboy will not allow, will not accept that another platform may have something better or on a par with their console. They see only their platform and everything else is crap.

A fan on the other hand appreciates his platform and can accept that another platform has equal or greater exclusives.

Fanboys are the detriment of gaming as a community and as a culture, this place, could be a haven where all gamers come together to discuss and appreciate all games, but what do we see?

Fanboy flamefests that never stop, hypocrisy flying rampant and childish one-up manship.

The industry needs fans, not fanboys.........

Sarcasm3254d ago

I think you're mixing up Fanbase with Fanboys.

A Fanbase will be loyal to a product or company, and will protect it's integrity when needed.

A Fanboy will attack another product or company and doesn't listen to any type of reason.

Though sometimes it's hard to tell which is which. But sometimes it can be flat-out obvious.

ukilnme3254d ago

@ tonsoffun

Well said. Bubble up.

Chuck Norris KING3254d ago

everyone is a fanboy on his deep heart ..

BadboyCivic3603254d ago

you are correct, thats why you are the king my friend...
everybody has a preference.

va_bank3254d ago

I agree. Nothing wrong with having a preference and voicing it. Some people aren't able to communicate effectively and get frustrated when their message is misinterpreted or misunderstood, therefore earning the label of fanboy.

The only thing that pi$$es me off is wehn journalists (by that I mean gaming media) are paid to have a "preference". I still remember that 9 page interview with Peter Moore after he left Microsoft, where he openly discusses the FUD tactics they were using to market the original Xbox.

SupaPlaya3254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

having a preference automatically makes you a fanboy. You can like one thing better but still acknowledge the positive aspects of competition.

Fanboys think their opinion is always correct and is the majority's view, will bash the competition any chance they get, more interested in name calling than a meaningful discussion.

True gamer, even with brand preference, discusses positives and negatives of gaming/games in general, and provide constructive criticism instead of mindless bashing.

solidjun53254d ago

I 100% agree. Everyone here has a preference. If you say you're 100% don't...well, you're not kidding anyone. Having preferences and acknowledging the strenghts and enjoyability of the other systems is cool in my book. In my case, I own a PS3 and a wii. But I play my cousin's 360 more than my wii. However, when I play with my wii (I know, it sounded weird), I have a helluva a fun time (I know, it probably sounds worse). I think the closest (atleast on N4G) to objectivity at the time only had a 360 (he has both a 360 and PS3), but he was and still is an excellent commentator (immortalkain). Which brings me to my next point. I think the worse of the bunch are those are owners of both 360/PS3. Not everyone does this and I respect those who enjoy their systems but they bash the other side and yet justify their bashing by saying "Oh I have the system, so I can say [enter fanboyish comment here]). Plus I have the pic to prove it".

To me, the media perpetuate this whole fanboy crap. I mean, everyone of these single so-called Journalist have preferences but some are just so pathetic, it's laughable. Take Kotaku's Luke Plunkett, sarcastic gamer's Lono, that Landis fella from [irrelevant website].com and of course the quissential fanboy himself, the honorary monocle wearing fool, Jim Sterling. These guys are the fuel to the war (In this case, Jim is the nuclear energy) and it's pathetic. I truly think most of the people who make the videogames go round are just gamers.

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