A fanboy can only see his or her console and nothing else. They ignore the facts and everything surrounding them. Fanboys have caused the deterioration of the industry among other things. Take a look at the simple facts.
The first fact he states is that the ps3 is a better console than the 360. I wonder what he means by that. If he is saying for him... that is an opinion. If he is talking about failure rate, that makes sense. I think he is a little messed up though. If one person prefers the 360 console over the ps3 then it is no longer a fact. It is then an opinion. Oh well, either way. *Edit* Here is a taste of the article "To the PS3 and Xbox360 supporters, your a moron if you think that the sole reason why your console is better is because the games." Does anyone see the problems? Lets start with which version of the word your he used. Since he is saying you are, he should have spelled it you're. Also, as far as I can tell it is about the games. If you just had a ps3 with no games, it'd just be a blu-ray player. Luckily it has great games, like God of War III and Uncharted 2 though. Poor guy tried to do a nice article though.
but I think his point was to show how minimal some people arguments are...by doing that he took 3 of the most popular topics fan-boys discuss and pointed fingers at each fan-boy and stated that their argument is mute...considerably I have to agree... the use of power of a console, the power exclusive games of a console and sales of a console truly have no place in discussion boards...we should talk about enjoying a game for his/her console of choice... I do admit that in the past it was never this bad...I never remember hearing about Sega vs Nintendo...the only thing I heard is you should get one or the other...These current fan wars are new to me and I didn't truly experience them until this generation...and on that...smh...
"My name is Don Mitchell, I game on the ps3" Then he begins to inject his personal opinions and then has the nerve to call them facts. I'm sure the guy on his second YLOD will completely agree with you.
Not as much as the guy with his FIFTH RROD ... ... ... FACT!
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I have an original and an Elite 360 that have NEVER had one issue since day one. i have multiple friends that own PS3s that have had issues that needed repairs. Thus from the silly logic in this article..The 360 is a better than the PS3 as a fact. Yawn..just another case of a fanblogger trying to call out others with a looong blog because he can't do it on his N4G.com account Oldest trick in the F-boy book.. *returns to dinner and God of War 3* Evil
Same here. No issues with my Xbox besides getting the disc drive squashed during a House Party. Seriously, drunk kids should stay the hell away from electronics. You step away for 15 seconds to talk to the blonde hottie and ...
Ah no. The gaming media and poorly moderated sites and forums is the main reason for the deterioration of the industry!
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I've never had diabetes, but I'd never be so arrogant as to claim that because I've never had it it's not an issue. I'm on my 4th 360. To those of us who have had nothing but trouble since they bought their 360's I assure you it most certainly IS an ongoing issue despite your assertions that it's not because you've never had one. Microsoft didn't use their clever accounting practices to hide the ongoing cost of the rrod problem from their shareholders because there isn't an issue. I have to agree with this article. The 360 could have the best games hands down but if it can't play them because the hardware keeps breaking down it really doesn't matter now, does it? I'm afraid to buy games on my 360 anymore because I just know the second I start buying games for it my 4th one (which was older than the console it replaced. Thanks for that, Microsoft) it'll die without a warranty. All I hope is that it makes it until Alan Wake and possible Halo Reach.
Fanboys are those who cannot own more than one console, FACT! Console wars are boring, immature and a complete waste of time, FACT! "Journalists" will write anything to attract attention, FACT! Nintendo was cool once now it sucks bawlls, FACT! Micro$oft pays for positive media exposure, FACT! Sony (...insert something bad here can't of anything, srsly...) FACT!
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I think his point is simple. It doesn't matter how good a system is if it can't be relied upon to work consistently. It could produce Crysis level screens, but if there is a 33% chance it is going to fail within the next 6 months, you should be strongly discouraged from getting it... ANY other product in any other market would fail miserably if they experienced the equivalent of the RROD during their product lifetime. But its amazing what you can do when you have a limitless supply of wealth at your disposal to market something. Let me be a little descriptive of just what has happened. MS delivered the gaming community a steaming pile of dog crap and marketed it as the most amazing thing since sliced bread, and over 20 million americans actually ate it(coupled with another 15 million outside) and then when the consumers realized what they were eating, MS turns around and says hey man im sorry we accidentally gave you dog crap, here, we will give you another serving of it for free just to make up for it… and what do you know, they turn around and eat that second serving of crap as well…and the third and fourth and so on…. its literally shocking to watch them all scarf it down too… and then these consumers say, “hey cool people eat dog crap! over 20 million people have in the US alone, why arent you! dog crap is the best!! Look at sales Look at the numbers man!” I'm sorry no matter how you dress up crap, its still crap, and those of you who went through more than 1 console should be ashamed especially knowing how incredibly unreliable the system is. I think the author was trying to say this in a little less descriptive way...
darkride66, you won 7 virgins in heaven for that. There has never been a more on point counter-argument to the "But it never happened to me so it's not fact" crowd. I doubt my bubble offering will help you, but you have it either way.
The biggest fanboys claim subjective opinions as fact, and usually end their arguments with 'FACT!', as some sort of naive way of ensuring themselves that what they just stated cant be argued with. My argument is ten times more true than yours. -Well, my argument is more true than yours times infinite! FACT!
Fact. I would bub ya, but I did that on another thread... FACT!!
if i were to say: nintendo has made a massive amount of profit this gen by redesigning a gamecube and adding a new controller to play games differently. is it fiction?the GB color is a portable NES.the GBA is just a portable SNES.the NDS is just a portable N64.the wii is just a gamecube.nintendo just gives you a new way of playing the same things they offered before. the new super mario game is still mario.just a new way of playing it with friends.there's no fanboysim.just factual conclusions coming from observation.we also see nintendo becoming more arrogant. microsoft abandoned the original xbox to gain a short lead and still are in second place this gen.they make gamers pay to play online.they offer you no choice but to buy high priced proprietary accessories.they pay for exclusive third party DLC to hurt another section of gamers.RROD is still not fixed.natal has still not been shown to be accurate or new games shown at GDC to developers making games.they ban consoles to gain new sales. microsoft LEADS in ARROGANCE this gen.they spend more money marketing games than the creation of those games. are these not factual statements?is there something we are missing here? sony offered everything they thought you would need DAY ONE.yes it was h#lla expensive but worth it over time.bluray is great for movies and games.hdmi is not only good for 1080p,but for future 3D gaming.sony offers free online just like they did for ps2.free 3D community.the system is reliable.they give you CHOICE on third party HDDS at a price that is fair.PS Move is shown working and not hiding behind closed doors. sony has become less arrogant.they spend more money making the games than on the marketing of their games. are these not facts too?is there somewhere in these statements that say "microsoft sucks?""nintendo sucks?" NOPE.just facts that anyone with the internet can pull up on each company.who you choose to follow is up to you.but as a gamer,i choose newer technology that takes us beyond last gen.and i choose to not allow a company to gouge myself and other gamers out of their money on everything.
Apoc...Actually, most of what you wrote was an opinion. Sorry bud.
@3.1: Spot on. And why these console wars are stupid. You spout your opinion over and over and someone else on the competing system does the same. Neither convince the other and it's basically fighting a losing battle and a war of words if anything.
You just proved the point of this article. Thanks and have a great day... I'm off to Olympus.
This article had a point?
"they make gamers pay to play online" Fact? Lets say Johnny isnt a gamer. He is a casual. He plays LIVE. I also pay LIVE. I dont mind 50 bucks a year. Not much. Im not poor nor cheap. "they pay for exclusive third party DLC to hurt another section of gamers." I wasnt hurt when the GTA DLC released on 360 first. I owned a PS3 only back then. btw, Batman DLC comes to mind. "RROD is still not fixed." My friend had his Xbox for about 2 years, and no RROD. "natal has still not been shown to be accurate or new games shown at GDC to developers making games." So? "they ban consoles to gain new sales." Source? "they offer you no choice but to buy high priced proprietary accessories" You pretty much cancelled out this argument with your following sentence about the PS3: "yes it was h#lla expensive but worth it over time" Is that hypocrisy I am sensing? You basically pwnd yourself.
So if what you just said is true why did u always troll before and still have this 360 defence mentality, you are what we call a hypocrite. You like calling people out but you do similar things when you argue your opinion. It seems petty that when someone mentions RROD you have to mention YLOD even though one problem occurs much less.
Though in the end, there's really little denying the comparison between a gaming pc and 360. Most of the library is the same except there is no fee for online play, the games are usually cheaper/look better, and the accessories are much more affordable. To me, the 360 is a poor man's gaming PC in disguise as a console and is single-handedly destroying PC gaming. Does that make that a fact? No. That is just my opinion.
Apocalypse Shadow listed many things in his comment. And the 2 posters directly below him first ignored them, then called them fiction. Can either of you, or anyone else for that matter, prove that they are fiction? Just give some indication that he is wrong by proving it. It's simple. Say something like. . . It isn't true that you have to pay to play online with the 360. You can do it for free. That is how easy it is.
Can you please just leave, please?
So hilarious... "Ey! if you arent a PS3 Fanboy... youre a fu$"#ng FANBOY!!! FACT" Lol
The xbots seems to go apesh!t when any kind of PS3 news are posted. I have a xbox, i love my xbox, but a kick in the nuts is more bearable than them. xbots on this site are just motherfvcking retarded
You're the only people who are able to take objective critisism. Droidz aren't exactly Shining Saints from above. Last I checked they were human too, subject to prejudice and stupidity. I'm an Xbox owner too. But I've been a Sony man all my life. I was very disappointed with the Smug-ass comments Kutaragi made about the PS3 when it was debuted, and I was also taken in by Halo. So I got an Xbox. Of course, it didn't take long to see the problem with my beloved console (Even though I've never experienced any of them). I'm not afraid to admit that the 360 is a gimped product created out of greed (or necessity, if you want to call it that) to beat the competition. And now it's backfiring because the PS3 is making a solid run now and is looking to take over this generation. But, be that as it may, it is STUPID to say that the 360 doesn't have it's strong points. Because it does. But the PS3 also has it's weak points. Fewer indeed than the 360, but they are still there. But of course, I don't swear my allegiance to any console. I play GAMES. It doesn't matter what the console. And unfortunately, too many are stuck in their blind devotion to Savior [Insert Favorite Console Here] to take a moment and assess things objectively. Oh and for the record, I'm not "motherfvcking retarded" AND you can see my Gamertag clearly in my Bio identifying me as an ACTUAL GAMER. Which is more than can be said for a Helluva lot of the Shadow gamers on this site, including you.
"But I've been a Sony man all my life. I was very disappointed with the Smug-ass comments Kutaragi made about the PS3 when it was debuted. So I got an Xbox." So you bought a Xbox 360 because of that? Wow. TOOL: Pronunciation: \ˈtül\ Function: noun. One who lacks the mental capacity to know he is being used.
the guys only stating facts. and whats wrong with that?
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admitting you have a problem is the first step... here have a bub.
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we dont generalize all ppl on their respective platforms, just say (name) is irrational fanboy not all droidz or bots? peace.
Fact Aaron Greenburg needs to learn addition/subtraction and multiples. Fact Aaron Greenburg needs to learn USA =/= the world
Fact is fat without the C, therefore facts contained a high does of calories. With gamers being steroid typed as being Boomer size in weight, its natural for casuals, hardcores, or fanboys to not like any fats ... I mean facts.
Y'all really care about what this unknown doofus says?
Gamesonsmash. A known sony fanboy site talking about fanboys. Funny stuff.
I don't see you dispelling the facts laid out, only ignoring them...hhmmm.
If any of these fanboys act the way they do on the internet in real life, people are gonna be like "WTF is wrong with this loser?" Fanboys are just childish and annoying. Company's can save a lot of money on advertising because the dumbass fanboys will do it for them and for free lol!
Being a ps3 owner and only a ps3 owner i will say that I agree with 1 statement made by this guy. The fact that if the fanboyism needs to stop otherwise gaming is going to get old. We cant even discuss video games any more with it becoming a pissing match between ps3 and xbox fans.
The older I get the more I find that people don't normally have different opinion they just disagree on what the facts are. The problem is that a fact is true no matter what your point of view is. So if two people disagree on what the facts are then at least one if them is wrong and possible both of them are wrong. In addition, an important distinction is that a fact can indeed be proven wrong while an opinion can not. The could be author clearer on what his meaning was. People try to cloud the facts in order to justify their point of view. I find that there are 1) Facts that are clear/difficult to cloud. 2) Facts that are easy to cloud 3) People's opinions that they believe are facts. 4) Things that people say are their opinions but they are so outlandish that they are not credible. The height of manipulation is to argue that an irrefutable fact is not really a fact at all, but just an opinion. Still some things about gaming are clear facts even though us fans on either side don't like them. Clear Fact: Xbox 360's have been more likely to break from normal usage over this generation than PS3's are. An opinion: Being less likely to break makes a PS3 a better console than a 360. Clear Fact: The Xbox 360 has more games over-all than the PS3 does. An Opinion: Having more games over-all makes a 360 a better console than a PS3. The term "better" is relative to the stated usage. He erred when he stated that a PS3 was a better console without stating "better at what."
I already knew that, but some people may need this info. Bubbles to you.
You might be needed to paste this on a daily basis...since the majority of people that claim to have a "fact" really have a clouded version of the facts or an extremely skewed opinion....which ever one suits their particular needs in the argument.
I am a certified Sony Playstation Supporter, and have been ever since I bought my PS1. I will always support the Playstation name because they earned my respect. In stating this I would like to say the big reasons why the PS3 is better is because it was built to be the best and have proved it with its exclusives. The second, and this is important, is because the PS3 gives you more reasons to own it. Most of the games that are interesting on the 360 can be played without the console at all. So in my eyes giving me a list of awesome 360 games knowing I can play them on PC just makes the 360 look irrelevant. Not saying I won’t own one in the future, but this FACT makes buying a 360 not a rush at all. Computers has far more uses outside of gaming in the first place so that gives me more reasons to get a new one anyway. So how can something be better when it clearly has no advantages over the other? Unlike people, hardware can’t make the best out of a situation to come out on top. They are literally the sum of their parts and are stuck in their design. Even the PS2 had advantages over the X-Box, and the original X-Box was technically better on paper. It was more reliable, you didn’t need a special adapter to play DVDs, Your dual shock could double as a remote control, better games, could stand horizontal and vertical. If you think about it, the 360 is just a product of the Microsoft's war with Sony last generation. Unfortunately when they made the 360 they didn’t have the future in mind.
well, the first batch required you to have a memory card to load the dvd drivers. obviously that was rectified. all in all, well said. the mentality with microsoft has never been to really innovate, just build upon what's already established in an attempt to gain the greatest market share.
What I find funny is that people would argue that point. However, Microsoft said long ago in the original Xbox days that they weren't trying to be some new innovative force in the industry. They just wanted a piece of the gaming pie. (I believe it was in some stockholder's meeting...sure it wasn't supposed to reach us.) Either way, they have indeed gotten that piece of pie. Let's hope this gen will make them WANT to become innovative and take the lead...if only for competition's sake.
Funny stuff... someone mentions RRoD and people refute it's continued existence by saying their console works fine. A friend of mine just had his 3rd 360 die on him and swore to me that he will never buy another console from Microsoft. On topic... yeah this kid is confused. Fanboys may be ruining most gaming websites, but they aren't ruining the industry.
Same logic could be applied to YLOD, proving the author's point. I've had RROD, so mine hasn't worked fine all the time. But I would buy another 360 because Microsoft fixed mine for free and showed me that they're willing to stand behind the product. That wasn't my experience with the PS2. But I was right there to buy my 60 GB PS3.
Why would you buy another if they fixed the first? And why would you keep buying things that are probably going to break through normal usage, but aren't supposed to?
Good question!!! This might be the only time that I have seen consumers that are willing to purchase something multiple times that they have had break in the past just because it was fixed for free. That's kind of like going to a surgeon that leaves a sponge in you during your first surgery...and saying..."I'd go back to him...he made a mistake...but he fixed it for free!" Would you buy a car that you KNEW was known to break within the 1st year...just because it had a warranty? I doubt most would. I am not a console elitist, but if I owned ANY console that I had to replace more than once (within a reasonable time-frame)...then I am moving on. Had one Atari 2600, one Intelevision, one commodore 128, one Gameboy (original), one Game Gear, one Playstation, 2 PS 2's (first day one PS2 lasted over 5 years), one Xbox, one PS3 (day one, no probs..fingers crossed)!
"your console can only be as good as its hardware" Uhhh....no. Have you seen the Wii sales numbers? If your theory is true, then that would mean the PC pwns both consoles left and right. But are we seeing that happening? No. The consoles still have overall better variety of exclusive games. An article dissing on fanboys, written by a fanboy. He's basically calling himself ignorant from beginning to end, and he's actually right on that part.
He sounds like a Sony Fanboy. Maybe he should play games, and not consoles.
i think its funny how much attention and care fanboys get from people who are "above it" or think its stupid.....im not a fanboy, PS3 is better than 360 fact....360 is a pos with kids games that my opinion and short of live (which you pay extra for) i know PS3 is better in every aspect i will bash the PS3 if and when it needs it, and if was a POS i would bash it too just like sony doesnt want to put backwards compatability in all units but i love how all these people bash it and hate it but cant quit talkin about it
Damn some of you are really thick headed. When he said the ps3 is a better system, he means that it is a more reliable console. (Did some of the xbox people even read the article?) It is a fact.
No way, dude! That one guy had a friend somewhere that NEVER had his 360 stop working. Those other people are lying. FACT! Did it in caps so it feels more realer.
haha yeah I always find it funny when some people say their 360 still works. I always feel the urge to tell them: I don't know..may be you are the lucky 45.8%?
Everyone hates the fanboys, but where the ones that game developers and console makers are listening to. bots are the worst, they even go as far as to crap on blu-ray, witch everyone that knows anything will tell you is the best way to watch movies, and game developers are loving it. I will admit that I'm a droid, but i've never reduced myself to making stuff up, claiming ownership over things that are for everone(ie, new unreal enginge, bayonetta, and modernwarfare 2)Another thing Uncharted 2 won absolutely every GOTY award, can you bots finally admit that it is an outstanding game.
@kay_one, you're a moron. I dispelled the numbers argument and why it doesn't determine which is better or best. You add to your stupidity to try and bring the PC into a console debate, and you call me ignorant. I know what the numbers are of all three consoles, but numbers don't equate to which console is best. All the number indicate is as to which is the most popular. The main thing your forgetting is that I was talking about PS3 and 360. Not Wii, not PC. How were you able to come to any conclusion on how the PC PWNS when it doesn't factor into the equation? The PC has the best hardware, BUT ITS NOT A CONSOLE. You mention consoles having a better variety of exclusives, but even that is highly subjective. I even address how games are a matter of personal preference, not to mention many popular Nintendo and Microsoft games can be played on PC. The only thing as of now that are still true exclusives are PS3 titles. So what are you trying to say?
I don't believe I have ever seen the word fact written that many times in a single article. Now, I have to agree with both his points on "facts" 2 and 3. However, even though I only own a PS3 and a Wii, I can't say that the PS3 is just flat out better. I can say that I enjoy more games on the ps3, and I can say that I am not interested in a vast majority of the flagship games out for the 360. those are facts, but they only pertain to me. In the end the "best" system is the one you have the most fun on. For me its the ps3. After the ps3 its a tie for the wii and the 360. 360 is great for playing FPS games and the wii is good fun when I have 2 or 3 people over. The words "best" and "fact" generally will not go together in most sentances, as the word "best" itself denotes some level of subjectivity. Some people will tell you that the original donkey kong is the best game ever, or that the commodore64 was the best computer. The word itself defies objectivity, and as such, anyone claiming one item is Better than another, is simply stating so from their singular point of view, which may or may not, coincide with your own. To illustrate this, one could crunch all the numbers (the graphics abilities the failure rates, the units sold, etc etc) down to the last possible decimal place, and come up with numerical data saying console X is the best, console Y is inferior. The problem with doing that is that in the end of it all, if I have more fun personally on console Y than I do on console X, then for me console Y is the best there is.
I thoroughly enjoy my Wii - FACT I thoroughly enjoy my 360 - FACT If I had a PS3 I would thoroughly enjoy that too - FACT/OPINION. The fact is, I am a gamer. While all of this technical mumbo-jumbo and other people's opinions spark an interesting, albeit sometimes frustrating atmosphere to be a gamer in, nothing and no one will ever change the facts of my gaming nature. I could care less about what others say, because they are other people with their own views which will surely differ from mine. I do like reading what they have to say though. Doesn't mean I care. FACT
Well it's a good thing i'm not a fanboy. I'm a fanMan lol. raaaaaaarrrrrraaaaaaaa (Man roar)
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