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“MY CONSOLE IS THE BEST!” How Fanboys Are Hurting Gamers

We’ve all been there. You are having an honest conversation with someone about the strengths of the various consoles. Maybe a friend has come to you for advice on which would be best for them, or you and your coworkers are talking about what you like and do not like about that. Suddenly someone steps up and says something that just makes you cringe.

“Yeah, but you don’t want to own a 360. Every single one of them is designed to break. You’ve heard of the Red Rings, right?”

Or maybe it’s “Yeah, but the PS3 is so hard to program for that all cross platform games play better on the 360!”

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dangert122714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Ps3=Most potential
360=Best Games so far
Wii=Run away sales leader

I think 'my xbox is the best' atm fact
it has all the games i want and my my hard work =')
getting a ps3 soon though

Strange_Evil2714d ago

It's your OPINION not a FACT......

dangert122714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

i said 'i think' my xbox
which would make it fact i'm talking about what i think and my xbox

@Strange_Evil
beceause it is a fact what 'i think xbox is the best right now' fact

and my spelling and all that sh*t. ain't all that aslong as you can understand me does it matter? not every one can read and write well i'm sure you have a few floors or are you perfect

Strange_Evil2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

So what is that FACT doing there? Or are you stating you wrote a single sentence and pressed enter in between? Either ways, brush up your writing skills and english mate.

EDIT above:Again..... A FACT is something that is widely acknowledge and accepted. You are basing an OPINION, whether or not it is a FACT is for the people to decide. Again, I didn't mean to insult you or anything... Just couldn't understand whether the comment was an entire sentence or 2 sentences... Either way doesn't matter, you feel 360 has a line up you like more, so good for you...

Double Toasted2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

He said "He thinks...". Pull your skirt down.

Ummm...shut up

WMW2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

it doesn't matter if he says "he thinks..." an opinion can't be a fact. facts are what is true for evereyone(like water is wet and the sun is hot) opinions aren't true for everyone so they can't be facts.

EvilBlackCat2714d ago

Did he hurt your feeling?

Gamerbee2714d ago

The very first comment is full of fanboyism.

FragMnTagM2714d ago

Chill man. It is a fact for HIM, not for EVERYONE else. It is a fact that he likes the 360 better, not for everyone else is what he was trying to say. Chill the F out.

darthv722714d ago

Hate to say it but it is opinion not fact. To you the 360 is the best so that I can understand you believing it to be fact. In all honesty when it comes to a personal preference it will ALWAYS be considered opinion.

As for myself, I too feel the 360 is more satisfying currently (notice i said "currently). I have a ps3 with gow 3 and mgs4 and a few others . I also have a wii with some of its big hitters. I "choose" to play the 360 mainly because I enjoys the games and the community it has.

I am not dissing the ps3 as I like its games too. It is MY CHOICE not anyone elses and therefore it is also MY OPINION not fact that the 360 is the better console to play. I didnt say better in the sense of power as the "FACT" is the ps3 has more power and is really showing it thanks to recent games like UC2.

Sometimes the best system to an individual isnt always the most powerful. When I had both the NES and master system, I played the nes more because I liked the games more. When I had the genesis and the snes I played the genesis more because I liked the games more.

PS3 is a great system. 360 is a great system. And I could even say the wii is a "fun" system (not so much great but simply fun). Those are opinionated statements but there is a fact to be seen. Playing games (any games) is fun and that should be what its all about.

Darrius Cole2714d ago

A fact has nothing to do with being widely accepted. A fact is something that is true, whether the masses know that it is true or not makes no difference.

The problem I have with the system-wars is that the fans seem to think that they can turn a fact into an opinion by disagreeing with it; they can't. A fact is a fact even if no one believes it.

There 3 things....

1. Facts
2. A false statement of fact. This is something that is not an opinion but simply misrepresents reality. For example, "The Xbox 360 has more systems sold than the Nintendo Wii has." That is not an opinion. No one is free to agree or disagree with it. The statement is just wrong.
3. Opinions - This is an idea someone has about something that can not be verified as factual or not.

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HighDefinition2714d ago

"360=Best Games so far"

Wait.....Is it 2007?

LostDjinn2714d ago

Pretty much what I was thinking HighDef.
I really like the part where Dangert passes judgement on PS3 games. Then goes on to state he doesn't own a PS3.

Priceless.

WMW2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

and to top it all off ps3 exclusive score higher then most games this gen and have dominated the goty award for the past couple of years while no 360 exclusive has won one since gears 1.

@cold
well you clowns don't seem to know what an opinion is. say i think 360 is best instead of the 360 is best. how is that hard for to to understand?

Cold 20002714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

To me the 360 has the best games so far.

Whats the problem with that ???

I wonder what you people are like in real life if you cant concieve in your mind that people have different opinions.

I have a 360 and my brother has a PS3. I'm leaving in September because of my studies and none of the consoles are coming with me.
So I've been thinking seriously about buying another 360 when I move out or switching to the PS3 especially since the online is free.

For the moment I think I'll stick with the 360 simply because the games are better FOR ME. The exclusives on the 360 simply cater more TO ME than those on the PS3.

So far in 2010 for instance I prefer playing Mass Effect 2, Conviction and Alan Wake rather than Heavy Rain, GOW3 and MAG.

It comes down to PERSONAL taste and preference NOT what a group on the internet DECLARE as the irrefutable truth like the post 1.2

FragMnTagM2714d ago

You are taking as a personal attack, but it is for HIM, he thinks it has better games. That is debatable. It is a FACT that he likes the game line up better than that on the PS3. There is no reason to take his comment to the extreme.

lowcarb2714d ago

"Wait.....Is it 2007?"

What is that suppose to mean? It's all opinion and just because PS3/360 fans think they have better games doesn't mean everyone feels the same.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2714d ago

Wake me when you have a game score as high as Mass Effect 2 this year.

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Christopher2714d ago

You know what hurts the gamers the most? Journalists who support and flare-up the fanboy wars.

deadreckoning6662714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

PS3- Best Home media entertainment system EVER.

360- Best overall gaming console this generation PERIOD.

This is an opinion of course, but its an opinion that I think MOST hardcore gamers share.

"360=Best Games so far"

Well, this is possible, but still subjective. I can say though that as far as ONLINE is concerned, the 360 still offers the best experience...just not by much.

@Cold- Absoulutely nothing, and u know what..ur probably right. I know personally that I would rather play Left 4 Dead 2 over ANY exclusive shooter on the PS3...BUT, I would rather play Uncharted 2 over Gears 2.

In the end, Modern Warfare 2 was the best selling 360 game of 2009 and the best selling PS3 game of 2009. The majority of hardcore gamers out there obviously don't care about exclusivity, all they care about is playing fun games...so why can't we do the same and stop bitching about this?

Both consoles are great in there own way.

"So far in 2010 for instance I prefer playing Mass Effect 2, Conviction and Alan Wake rather than Heavy Rain, GOW3 and MAG."

I feel the same way.

Biggest2714d ago

When you project your opinion on a majority you have a strong chance of being wrong. The games that have sold the most in the last 3 years are either multiplatform. . . Or they're on the Wii. I know that out of the games released this year, the PS3 has more choices, more diversity and has more sales.

lowcarb2714d ago

"PS3 has more choices, more diversity and has more sales."

Are you kidding me? 360 is the software sales king and has much more diversity especially when you look at the Indie games section, Rts games and Rpg's. There are just more games on 360 to say they are less diversified. You should educate yourself on the 360 lineup before making these claims.

HenryFord2713d ago

"PS3- Best Home media entertainment system EVER."
Do you even bother? Ever throw a look at ANY HT-PC?
Not that you only get the WAY BETTER XBMC (or something like that, there are a few programs out there), but you also have a decent browser, keyboard input, and everything you just can imagine.
Where is the PS3 better than the PC? Sorry, but that is just plain wrong.

"360- Best overall gaming console this generation PERIOD.

This is an opinion of course, but its an opinion that I think MOST hardcore gamers share."
And at this point you are simply wrong. Really, really wrong.
The Platform for _HARDCORE_-Gamers is still the PC, and it will be for a veeeeery long time (Im implying "ever" here!)
Just so you know: World of Warcraft, a PC-exclusive, has more players online at ALL time than XBL has at ANY time.
And this is not an opinion.

xTruthx2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

"Ps3=Most potential "
"360=Best Games so far"
"getting a ps3 soon though"

I think thats an instant fail

Edit: LOL at the disagrees, I guess you can talk about things that you don't have huh, kids this days

FlameBaitGod2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

"360- Best overall gaming console this generation PERIOD. "

"This is an opinion of course, but its an opinion that I think MOST hardcore gamers share."

Dk what hardcore gamers you hanging out with thats for sure. If 360 was a better gaming console, y is it that ps3 has the highest rated exclusives ? y does ps3 has more AAA exclusives than 360 ? it was a year out l8r. Shouldn't he have more AAA games ?

"360=Best Games so far"

"Well, this is possible"

Im srry but thats an epic Lol right there

"I can say though that as far as ONLINE is concerned, the 360 still offers the best experience"

Care to explain y you think its better ? pretty sure you can find valid reasons right ? what makes xbox live better than psn when it doesn't even have dedicated servers for most games.

Edit below: Ah ok, I guess most of the reviews have bad taste and all those awards ps3 games get don't say anything about the game right ? ah ok I got you.

I love how cold gives a speech about what he likes playing yet he talks about a game that hasn't even come out and says he rather play that game over ones that are out already. That my friend is being blind and a fanboy.

Yeah i like playing agent you know, rather than splinter cell and alan awake and mass effect. See what I did there ? GG

deadreckoning6662714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

"If 360 was a better gaming console, y is it that ps3 has the highest rated exclusives ? y does ps3 has more AAA exclusives than 360 ? it was a year out l8r. Shouldn't he have more AAA games ?"

How do you define whats AAA? Thats an OPINION. And are you seriously trying to prove to me that PS3 exclusives are "better" because their are rated higher than 360 exclusives?

*baaaaahhhh, eats grass* Try and think for just a sec. Ur trying to prove that MY opinion is wrong, with ANOTHER persons opinion lol.

Btw, if someone thinks the 360 has better games...are they not entitled to their opinion? How can u PROVE that a person MUST enjoy Killzone 2 over Halo 3 or PROVE that a person must enjoy GOW3 over ME2. Dude, I think AC2 is LEAGUES better than GOW3..and thats MY preference.

XBL is better than PSN because:
1. Faster demo downloads.
2. U can actually download demos WHILE playing games.
3. Last FM comes with a God subscription(PS3 STILL doesn't have Vidzone in the States)
4. Halo
5. Party system
6 X-Game chat
7. More people are on Live(most of my friends personally are on live)
8. Everything just FEELS more cohesive than PSN.

"I know that out of the games released this year, the PS3 has more choices, more diversity and has more sales."

Yes, in 2009 the PS3 DID have the most diverse games, however, what happened in the end. MW2(a multiplat thats more popular on the 360) STILL became the best selling game on the PS3. The PS3 does have the most diverse games, yet multiplats are selling more. What does this tell you.

Cold 20002714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

"I love how cold gives a speech about what he likes playing yet he talks about a game that hasn't even come out and says he rather play that game over ones that are out already. That my friend is being blind and a fanboy.

Yeah i like playing agent you know, rather than splinter cell and alan awake and mass effect. See what I did there ? GG"

Dude I live in the EU, Ive been playing AW for a couple of days now (relase date = 14th May).

Ridiculous.

Hotel_Moscow2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

if the 360 is a beter console why didnt is the ps3 here still the ps3 should have been wrecked in2 2007 if it was the better console

''XBL is better than PSN because:
1. Faster demo downloads.
2. U can actually download demos WHILE playing games.
3. Last FM comes with a God subscription(PS3 STILL doesn't have Vidzone in the States)
4. Halo
5. Party system
6 X-Game chat
7. More people are on Live(most of my friends personally are on live)
8. Everything just FEELS more cohesive than PSN. ''

oh i can say psn downloads fast than xbl but it all comes down to connection

strange i was just playing split second and it downloaded a demo while i was racing strange ps3 doesnt need vidzone since i can goto youtube

halo has nothing to do with online

the ps3 while its a stretch around actually wants you to go onto playstation home to make a party with people you dont know and just met rather than just youre friends

might not have cross game chat but when im playing a game im focusing on story and dialog as well as music and such when i was on xbl and used the function i found my self switching back and forth between in game chat and cross chat since those in game got annoyed at me when they couldnt talk to me

you can say more people on live but it doesnt really matter because even if there were only 2000 people per game on a network you would still not play with all those people even if you played all day

FlameBaitGod2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

dead good to say you like playing AC2 rather then GOW3 when both and different genders. Nice comparison right there, and yes ur entitle to your opinion, but one thing is being entitled and being blind.

Tell me, which games would you say on 360 that are better than GOW3, Heavy Rain, MAG, Resistance, Infamous, Motorstorm, Demon Souls, Little Big Planet. This is an honest question no flames, but think about the games your gonna list. They have to be the same gender as the ones I listed

Example
GOW3 < Dantes inferno (btw IMO this is a lie but an example & this isnt even a 360 exclusive)

Do that with the games I listed, I wanna see what games you'll compare them with. Name 360 exclusives that are the same gender of those games and better.

"U can actually download demos WHILE playing games"

What you said lol ? Do you own a ps3 ? Because I download demos and movies downloading in the background when Im playing games(games you have on HDD) Dont know how you cant.

3. Last FM comes with a God subscription(PS3 STILL doesn't have Vidzone in the States)

You can stream radio on your ps3 web browser + movies + music + anime. So PS3 already wins there

4. Halo
Didn't know halo was integrated into xbox live, though it was a game

5. Party system
Agreed. But as we can see, current games are including a party system on them. So it wont have that exclusive for long

6 X-Game chat
Seriously ? well ok its your opinion so i cant argue with that

7. More people are on Live(most of my friends personally are on live)
Cant argue there cus their not my friends

8. Everything just FEELS more cohesive than PSN.
Um...ok...

"The PS3 does have the most diverse games, yet multiplats are selling more. What does this tell you."

Which multiplats are those ? you only named 1 which was COD. Care to name more multiplats ?

deadreckoning6662714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

"dead good to see you like playing AC2 rather then GOW3 when both and different genders. Nice comparison right there, and yes ur entitle to your opinion, but one thing is being entitled and being blind."

AC2 and GOW3 are both action-adventure games. There BOTH hack n' slashes and their BOTH platformers. WHAT???

Okay gimme a sec

Little Big Planet- The Play.Create.Share. genre isn't on the 360 YET. Therefore, its the best in its genre.

Demon Souls- Best exclusive game in its genre

Motorstorm- Best exclusive arcade racer. Forza 3 is definetly a better exclusive racer as far as the package is concerned, but I can't compare a sim to an arcade racer.

GOW3- As far as exclusives yeah, its the best hack n' slash

Heavy Rain- Best exclusive in cinematic storytelling.

M.A.G and Resistance- Halo trumps both on the FPS front.

FlaimbaitGod- The problem here is that(judging from sales and what people have bought) more people would rather play multiplats than exclusives. So, in a sense, u could make the case that the PS3 has the best exclusives, but these exclusives are in genres that the MAJORITY of people aren't interested in.

In the broad scheme of things now:

Bad Company 2/Halo 3 are the 2 best FPSs of this generation.

Split/Second is WAAAAYYYY better than Motorstorm as an arcade racer

As far as exclusive3D action adventures are concerned...the PS3 takes it! Hands down! However, like I said, AC2, as a multiplat, is better than GOW3 IMO.

It all the depends on what kinda gamer u are.

ravinash2714d ago

Fact is I like PS3 more because it has more of the games that I like to play....So for me .

PS3=Most potential and Best games so far.
Wii=Run away sales leader
360= best online expereance.

It can be a fact that something is your opinion, but if you go round sayig things like there (fact or not) your stil going to get face palmed.

FACTUAL evidence2714d ago

See, fanboys aren't hurting gamers, they're just hurting themselves in the long run. Gamers game, Fanboys troll and force themselves to like W/E is on their console of choice.

FlameBaitGod2714d ago

But can you name another multiplat other than cod that sells more that exclusives on ps3 dead ?

sikbeta2714d ago

article:

Mr nobody from everydaygamers.com + says:

"I'm retard complaining, da fanboyz bla bla bla, I'm pretending to be a Professional Journalist by talking crap about something like fanboysm, Even IF I know that the MAIN Problem are Articles from sites trying to Flame in order to get hits"

LAME...

ChickeyCantor2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

O no he valued the 360 over the PS3....O look at the disagrees!!!
C'mon guys your true colors are showing.

And snatching a bubble because I was "immature"....this place smells like hypocrisy .

bjornbear2714d ago

worst failed attempt to come out clean yet trolling

ps3 = most potential? what potential, its already shown its potential

360 = best games so far, not statistically

+ "i think "my xbox is the best" atm fact"

contradictory much? how can your thought be a fact? and before people say "its a fact to him"

well then, if something is a fact to YOU, but not to others, ITS NOT A FACT, ITS AN OPINION

oh well, dangert12, you made this article gain all of its sense

(along with everyone trying to reason with your argument)

WildArmed2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

lol
When you say FACT and I think.. it's an oxymoron.
Opinions are never facts.
even if it is your opinion about yourself.

That's just the way English is.

Either way, at this point 360 n PS3 are my main entertainment system.
I'm been playing WKC (520 hours) n SC:C (21 hours) on the respective consoles for now.

Mo0eY2714d ago

How am I hurting gamers if my console really is the best?

The PS3, it only does everything.

HenryFord2713d ago

You are hurting gamers by speaking out such nonsense...
The PS3 is far away from doing everything, the PC still tops it.

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sid4gamerfreak2714d ago

@dangert12 : Im getting a ps3 soon too!!!

Thought, why not have a gaming rig, an xbox 360 and a ps3? Its a win situation for me...get to experience all the games...thats what fanboys should do as well..but i guess not everyone has the money...

dangert122714d ago

i'm getting it for gt5 nothing i've seen that i really wanted but you never know once i've got 1 i may pay more attention to it

JackBNimble2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Well I have had a ps3 since launch , and I just picked up a gaming rig a month ago. What would be the point in buying an Xbox now?

On topic.
I don't agree that fanboys are hurting the industry , if anything it's the biased journalist.

Biggest2714d ago

Now THAT is a fact. Fanboys never hurt anything but feelings. The people that use the internet to become journalists, no matter how horrible, are the ones ruining things. Their reviews have been inaccurate and bias. Their articles have been nothing short of utter stupidity. Their need for unwarranted attention has been smothering. Of course, it isn't just the gaming media. The fact that I know more from a short glance at the MSN front page about Heidi Montag's boobs than President Obama asking for more money for Israel says a lot. The internet appointed media is plain horrible. Fanboys are just good entertainment. They're the only reason I pay attention to the comments. If I, or anyone else, was here for the news we would just read the "articles" and move on. Let's enjoy ourselves. No need to point fingers.

catguykyou2713d ago

Fanboys provide income and reason for bias journalism. Who do you think the authors are trying to get hits from when they write those articles? The fanboys. If fanboyism wasn't so rampant, there wouldn't be a market for bias journalism. However because it is, bias journalism can actually generate sizable incomes for some. Its the same as people using political party views to fuel ratings (Fox News, MSNBC).

waltercross2714d ago

Not newsworthy, and 2 weeks old, I Vote "Repell Fake news!".

HighDefinition2714d ago

Nothings wrong w/ being passionate and having a favorite, it`s human. Being a psycho on the other hand.....is just wierd.

MexicanAppleThief2714d ago

For me PC and PS3 is the best combo. I got a PS3 and now I need a decent PC...