A gaming blog has written an interesting article discussing "fanboyism", how it is a positive for the video gaming industry, and why it is looked down upon. Check it out.
Hi my name is ASSASSYN...and I am a fan of the Xbox 360. (keep it going!)
hi..im ErcsYou(ERQ)...and im obsessed with my ps3.i have also been referred too as a lemmning (hint,hint) because im to cheap to buy a 360...if my ps3 setup(ps3,hdmi,controller,joys tick,fragfx,keyboard,games,rout er,hdtv,desk) didnt cost a small fortune i would buy a 360.
I repect fans more than kumbaya, peice love happieness, can't we all just get along, hippie, I love all consoles and games GIVE ME BUBBLES!!! gamers anyday. Yes that means PS3 fans eventhough I'm a total d!ck to them but yeah I repect you guys more than those I mentioned above. I can't f**king stand wannbe neutral gamers they just lie to themselves or to everyone.
hi i am batman 2 million i am a xbox 360 fanboy
this site is overrun by fanboys, so sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. I own a PS3 and Xbox360, but the 'Sony Fanboys' are unbelievably retarded and they really get in the way of being able to have an objective news source because their bias and spin infects the community.
Lol, and you are the biggest moron fanboy on this site bar none.
@Zhuk, Wow!! Though I won't deny that extreme Sony fanboys do exists, why is it Xbox fanboys (you're the second person to say the same thing in this site, while pretending to be neutral) love to portray themselves as innocent, "victims of aggression" when anti-PS3 comments, articles, jokes, and etc. are much, much more common in the Internet? Or you were upset that N4G.com's 'Sony fanboys'(which in your definition, I suspect, is anyone who defends Sony, fanboy or not) when compared to other multi-plat sites could actually band together instead of being 'gang-posted' by MS fanboys.
It basically comes down to making yourself feel better about your purchase. Maybe for financial reasons some people can only have one system, so they attack any flaw they can about the other systems so they feel like they made the right choice. You see this with damn near everything. Anyone remember grade school with Nike vs Reebok? How about Ford vs Chevy. As far as this article is concerned, I think the author has missed the mark completely. How could brand loyalism be a good thing for competition. You need people who don't care whose name is on the console to promote competition. Fanboys stick with their system no matter the flaws, FANS of video gaming go with whatever system has the most benefits for them at that moment. MS isn't going to convince a sony fanboy to buy a 360, and Sony isn't going to convince an xbot to buy a PS3, and a Wiitard can't afford to buy either ;) hehe. So there would be no reason to compete with each other. I say buy them all and enjoy the games. :)
The PS3 fans that replied to you don't even have a clue that they just proved your point.
You did prove why Zhuk was wrong in the first place.
I am a huge xbox fanboi,but then really how can someone be an xbox fanboi they have only been in the industry one generation and they totally failed at gaming how can someone support such crap corporation like microsoft they are selling time bombs right that what will eventually explote and then they make us pay to play the games online,im guessing most xbox fanbois are not old enough to remenber the golden nintendo years back in the 90's and how Sony now rules the gaming world like noone will ever. and LMAO @ people taking this Fanboyism seriously, Fanboyism isnt even a real word,only here in the internet world of the geeks. and also the only reason i pretend to be a Sony fan here (even though in reality i only own a PSP and PS3 and have zero interest in buying anything else) this site is full of xbox fanbois alot of them are really dumb its fun to make fun of them they are the mayority here if i just go and be another xbox fanboi in here its not interesting.
The ps3 vs x box vs wii war is becoming like football fans but bigger party's and no hooligans.
Fanboyism might be good for the gaming industry but NOT for gamers. Allegence to a brand is narrow minded. Fanboyism is great for companies who can coin terms like "True HD" (sony's marketing spin on their 1080p capabilities), "Giving gamers a choice" (MS's marketing spin on the lack of a Blu-ray or HD-DVD drive) then sit back and watch as their terms are spread around like wildfire by radical fanboy's. Now there are several examples of the insertion of what I call 'viral terminology' from both sides so I won't get into them or do I wish to argue any of them. What I hate is when fans on either side take anything they've have seen, heard and/or read and whip it around as if it is gospel. If fanboys want to get heated about a game they've played and argue the finer points, then that is fine, they're arguing the with first hand knowledge. All this, "This game owns" or "this game will crush everything that the other console has" when the only information available is what the company has CHOSEN to release is just ignorant. Especially when they use the 'viral terminology' that is nothing more than spin from a "think tank" in a marketing department. Fanboys may see themselves as justified and well versed, I see them as victims of the very "side" of the industry they have chosen to defend. Play the games people and enjoy. Argue how to better improve an online experience on a game you've played. Or how you like RFOM better than Halo Beta (if you have played them both and respect the BETA part of Halo) If you haven't played both, ask questions about the other and have a discussion. Arguments and discussions like these will help the industry to improve GAMES. The fanboy flame wars just give companies' marketing department more insight on what to CHOOSE to publish, release, and/or 'leak' to further their side of the "mine is better than yours" mayhem. Here's a article fro a year or so ago that I think somes it up: http://www.gamespot.com/fea...
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^^^^ there you go, a perfect example of why it is so maligned.
@chava, whoa...dude...chill! We understand...you're a die-hard "one-bubble" guy!
Feeling like Nintendo was the ONLY thing that should be enjoyed. NES Dominated. SNES was dope and Genesis and Sega master system was a POS. Then I started to get older, along came PS and PS2 I had those right along with my N64 and GameCube. Needless to say that Sony was far more interesting and appealing and they had better and more varied ip's than Big N did so i embraced that and faced facts. The market had shifted Nintendo to second and and took the number one spot. then again when M$ came and took second from them, placing them in last place. To this day Nintendo remains to be my favorite Company but i still dont think they have the most attractive console on the market(NPD figures could easily deflate this statement). I have the Wii but aside for RE4 theres nothing out that has the same depth as hardcore consoles have. Yet the Wii provides more fun when company is over vs. hardcore consoles. Its pick up and play approach is great and the ladies love it so its a big plus if ur into Women jumping up and down from excitement and watching things bounce on them ;) Needless to say I'm happy to see Ninty back on top(Almost n.e. ways) evenstill, it wont last forever so I'll savor the flavor of victory while its here. I guess age brings maturity. It did for me. better jobs equal better pay. I dont argue over this is better than that. If its something I like, i buy it, that simple. A shiny PS3 is about to be paired next to the Wii and I will enjoy them both. But I think its natural for boys and men alike to be competive about things their passionate about. ITS HEALTHY!!! As I said Nintendo will always be my favorite company. They were the creme de la creme of gaming in the 80's 90's and thus stamping a Big Nintendo sign on my heart and brain and impacted my childhood majorly. I'm a Raiders Fan, USC Trojan Fan, a Dodgers Fan and Lakers Fan and regardless to how good or bad they are... they still are my favorite teams and have been since i was a lil boy. i guess its the same for game fans who dont even care about sports but it shows loyalty and thats a good thing. As an adult... I know my teams wont always win. i expect the unexpected and i know how to deal with it. BUT as a kid into teenhood I was a fanboy just like the rest of these crazed nuts. I wanted what mattered to me the most.. to matter just as much to everyone and i learned life doesnt work like that. I begin liking what I liked and left it as such bcuz thats all that really matters. If people dont like what I do or like what i like; Thats not my problem. not ne more. but you boys keep reppin as MS or Sony and Big N as hard as you want. You will know when its time to stop being a Fanboy and start being a plain ol gamer/employee/father/grandpa. Most importantly Men and Women who will eventually be able to buy as less or as many consoles that the market can hold. Its fun to sit back and watch the flames burn and sometimes its annoying as all hell bcuz some of the responses here exceed retardation. Yet some of these people are literally kids and kids do and say foolish things so its cool. but its all in good fun. P.S. NINTENDO OOOOOOOOOWWWWNZZZ! and I cant wait to get the PS3 next weekend =D
I agree, and bubble for you.
@dark_dante, The so-called 'Nintendo generaton people' (born between 1975-1983) are gamers who first started with the original NES are today, IMO, still the target demographics of the game companies, as the content in games themselves literally matured with the Nintendo generation people (I count myself as one). We definitely are the ones who take offense when someone says "videogames are just for kids." Unfortunately, a lot of the younger kids (no offense to any high schoolers in here) are really rabid when it comes to fanboyism (for all consoles). (Speaking with a snobby tone) Dark_dante, your Wii is a perfect compliment for your PS3. Do you want a DMC4 dessert after your Zelda and Warhawk main course?
I too feel the way you do macalatus, however I didn't start with the NES it was Atari 2600 and Colecovison for me. Yar's Revenge! YAH BABY! Bubble for you.
Why are you taking offense to "people saying video games are just for kids"? Those are people who dont have an interest in video games man. My point was a simple one. Do what u like. play what u want and say what u want. Rabbid or not, kids and fanboys, hardcore, casual, you, me, and even you Wile :D WE ALL make up the demographics of the gaming industry as a collective and every company has a target audience to cater to, thus everyone has a voice.
bro, I don't think his intention was to attack you at all. He was just making an observation that most of the attacks that could be labeled "rabid fanboyism" are clearly from a younger generation. I agree with that. The attacks are in language only teenagers would use. Like the whole'acting hard' wannbe gangsta thing "in your face...suck it down with pride son". You know that kind of stuff. Again don't think he meant any offense, otherwise I wouldn't have agreed with him. EDITED: I see you changed your response. Bubble for you.
Your right. I didnt read the response correctly, thus i cleaned it up and I apologize as well. Maybe being sleepy has made me a lil soft and sensitive.. YEAH RIGHT!!! Seriously tho.. my bad fellas.
I've done the same from time to time.
@dark_dante, Whoa, I'm surprised you misinterpreted my post!! It's all good, though, as it happens to all of us. As far as other people saying that "videogames are for kids", that statement has broader implications that affects what we can play or not. Because many uneducated people think that videogames= "kid's entertainment", they go crazy over the content of video games. The same people, Jack Thompson nonetheless, refuse to believe that many games are geared for adults, and think that video game companies were only using violence and nudity to get children hooked up. Sure, you can say that we can ignore them, BUT (and I mean BUT) they have the political means to affect and change what we can play or not. If people would start enlightening themselves that video games are just any other entertainment medium, then maybe developers woulnd't have to worry about what they put on or not. That is why as a gamer myself, I take serious offense in the phrase "video games are just for kids."
Yeah man, I seriously f'd up there. i was sleepy as hell. After a second read my brain sparked back up and your point became clear. I respect your view. People like Jack speak very loud about video games and its content being geared towards kids. If you ask me though... Money speaks volumes beyond what JT is talking about. Just look at how at this point how the gaming industry has since surpassed Hollywoods significantly in terms of Annual dollar amounts. And yet its somehow ok for for films like Hostle, Saw, etc. to be fed to the public without being met by little to no interferance or resistance by politicians. It because its common placed. I believe that everything evolves and I think its time for the medium of entertainment to evolve. Meaning Video Games will eventually be in the driver seat while the Movie industry rides close shotgun. People hate Wii and I have no problem with that because it doesnt shine to bright where hardcore games are concerned. The thing about the Wii is that it will KILL the notion that video games are for kids, it already has. Moms Pops Grandma and Grandpa are already gettin their waggle on :D and hopefully, hopefully to the fullest degree of the term, Jack and Hillary and who ever else makes these kind of assumptions will no longer be the loud voices that currently echo through mountains, figuratively speakin, but, mere whispers. Whispers so low that only they can hear it and hopefully the whispers sound like this; Why did i have to speak on a subject that i know nothing about. Why did i have to make a complete jackass out of myself??? :( Maybe I'm wrong man but we need people, gamers, fanboys and whoever else supports Video Games to make it as commom placed as Hollywood films. They have everything from disney to porn and everything in between. I dont think porn comes into play here but censorship is censorship and allow one industry to speak freely and place a gag order on another?
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Who in there Right Mind would buy a Videogame System an have no interest in it? My point is People are intrigued in certain games. Sequels makes em more happy. Fanboyism is in all of us Some GREATER! than others but that what makes the world rotate, that an Gravity! lol
thank god someone acknowledge fanboys is good for Game industry. As far as I know, Fanboy has the highest attach rate on a specific consoles which help support their consoles.
Just don't take them ( fanboys/girls ) seriously. Anything taken too much is really bad for one's health.
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