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Submitted by Mixmoff 1614d ago | opinion piece

Console Loyalty is for Idiots

Have you ever read an article on a website or a thread on a forum about a console or a game for a console you don’t have? Have you then made a blanket statement slamming said game or console because, basically, you don’t have it? If you answered yes to these questions, then you, my friend, are an idiot. (Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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playstation_clan  +   1614d ago
well, to you sir i say. I have had every playstation product ever made (ps1, ps2, psp, ps3) not once have i been disappointed. Thats how you get loyal customers
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darthv72  +   1614d ago | Well said
well...
you may have not been disappointed but have you been completely satisfied? Yes, there is a difference between the two perspectives.

Brand loyalty has its advantages but also its limitations. You are restricting your level of entertainment by choice. Nothing wrong with looking at it like that so long as you can acknowledge there are others who may not share the same sentiment.

I can respect a persons choice to only play one system so long as they can equally respect mine in playing all of them.

I have my favorites that i play more than others (especially in the sega ages) but it still play the ones that others would shun simply because they want to remain loyal to one side or the other.
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Perjoss  +   1614d ago
well said, bubbles, also I 100% agree with the title of this post.
scissor_runner  +   1613d ago
This is what really is missing. Peoples opinions are dismissed so much when it comes to this.

I'm not sure it's loyalty though. I would think there is a mixture of things happening. Loyalty would be 120 million gamers buying the PS3 just because they had the PS2.

This is one of the first gens where early adopters got burn really badly by rrod, ylod, over hyped games, dlc pricing, and the dumbing down of the addictive parts of gaming and the rise of visual attraction and online game play band aid treatment.

I feel like gamers are angrier now more than ever. The march that we all wanted was derailed and truthfully it was sony's fault. Yet it was also nintendo fault yet MS was just filling in where these guys where not. I blame nintendo for messing up the n64 project. that had to be the worst console they ever made tech and spec wise simply because it should have giving us the PS2 or dreamcast level graphics had it used a disk format.

It's really weird looking back. Yet people get addicted to certain things I believe. Like I really do feel like Many SONY fans would hate gaming back during the arcade days or the snes.

It's so bad that many studio are not even making games they are simply trying to figure out what is really going on here.

The hype did not work.
The loyalty did not work.
The HD graphics did not work.

Yet will creativity work?
Will addictive game play ever work again?
If so do gamers even want a challenge any more?
Is it only about story now?

I think the vale of loyalty really is just a game preference type.
Garnett  +   1614d ago
When you create an account named after a system, then you know you've taken it too far. (Goes for anyone)
Mr PS3  +   1614d ago
What up Bro !!
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qface64  +   1614d ago
ohhh now i get the picture lol i had to squint my eyes i was wondering what that was about
Socrates  +   1614d ago
Liking what you like isn't the problem. It's when you act like an A-hole and call other people stupid for having a different preference than you that it crosses the line into being something detestable.
Perjoss  +   1614d ago
people like this are usually paranoid they may have made the wrong choice, they want other things to be vastly inferior to the stuff they bought. This console generation is very evenly matched, all consoles including the wii have great strengths as well as weaknesses. I feel fortunate to be able to own all 3 and be able to experience all that gaming has to offer, feel sorry for people that only own 1 console, for whatever reason.
Persistantthug  +   1614d ago
I'd classify myself as a pretty hardcore PS3 fan,
And I have no problem admitting I have an open minded loyalty towards my PS3.

That doesn't mean I hate all the other systems though.

In fact, PS3 isn't perfect....but it just so happens I chose the console that had the most upside and most features.....so,

PS3 was the obvious winner.

Last gen I chose Dreamcast and PC....so I'm not a blind Sony follower.
J-Smith  +   1614d ago
so i guess you want people to stand back & listen to people slag-off what you like? like xbox360 fans do? nah i won't
[i am talking about people who say don't be a fan of something]
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tinybigman  +   1614d ago
i'm loyal to games
that's why i own all 3 systems. each has games i can't play on the other.
Gen0ne  +   1614d ago
Me too my friend...
... me too.
jazzking2001  +   1614d ago
well i have always had a playstation
as such i will always resume to get a playstation
i dont know if thats what you call loyalty
well if i was rich enough i would just buy all 3 systems lol
but i cant
as such, i got the ps3 simply cuz i had a ps and ps2 before
gamer2010  +   1614d ago
you sound like those people who say "well, my family has always been conservative (or liberal) so I will be a conservative (or liberal)". these people might not actually say these things out loud, but that is what it often comes down to.

you sound like you are stuck in a rut. i bought a ps2 because i bought a ps1, then i bought a ps3 because i owned the ps2 before that, then i bought a ps4 because i have always owned a playstion. don't you just judge things as they stand each generation?

me, i always have to own at least two consoles each generation to cover my gaming needs or wants.
Kishin  +   1613d ago
man I own a ferrari, but im going to buy a porsche and ducati bike and whatever else because they're all SOOOOO cool and I love cars /s
ZombieAutopsy  +   1614d ago | Funny
"Have you ever read an article on a website or a thread on a forum about a console or a game for a console you don’t have? Have you then made a blanket statement slamming said game or console because, basically, you don’t have it? "

No I only use N4G so there's no possible way....
rumplstilts  +   1614d ago
Hahaha +bubs
ATi_Elite  +   1614d ago
"Have you ever read an article on a website or a thread on a forum about a console or a game for a console you don’t have? Have you then made a blanket statement slamming said game or console because, basically, you don’t have it? "

No I only use N4G so there's no possible way....

Classic!!

.....As N4G has Flaimbait filters that you can turn on just nobody ever uses them.
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ZombieAutopsy  +   1614d ago
For some reason the filters never work for me
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N4BmpS  +   1614d ago
Wait... there's flamebait filters? :O. My mind is partially blown.
polestar4  +   1614d ago
WOW where is it can you tell me lol
i could not stop laughing
GuruStarr78  +   1614d ago
Omg.....
here we go again with the retarded flamebait fanboy comments....this site is going to hell.
Psfan999  +   1614d ago
There's loyalty, and then there's blind loyalty. It's ok to love a console but to love it so much that you stop realizing it's flaws is when you cross a line. Yes I'm a fan of playstation but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate other consoles and what they are doing for gaming.
hamoor  +   1614d ago
Well i dont know how do you got only two bubbles
Bubbles+
Agent-86  +   1614d ago
Console Fanboys Are Like Political Parties
It seems to me that the console world and politics are a lot alike. Here in the US, we're all Americans, but once you join a party, its like people of the other party are all of a sudden less American than you. They become the scum of the earth and the cause of all the problems in the world. I see the same kind of thing when people make their choose of a console. All of sudden, the other console owners are all now scumbags. Shouldn't we all be gamers first?
Perjoss  +   1614d ago
I prefer to compare them to football (soccer) supporters (hooligans), even if the other team plays brilliant football they will never admit it and just call them a bunch of wankers, I cant stand all that tribal crap, why not enjoy the sport itself instead of just 1 team.
Kishin  +   1613d ago
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Consoldtobots  +   1614d ago | Interesting
here is the difference,

competition has ALWAYS existed in the console market. You've never seen this kind of war between Playstation and Nintendo fans. Sure there were some disgruntled dreamcast fans but even they were tame compared to what's going on now. What you see going on now is a battle for gamers hearts and minds, on one hand you have traditional gaming companies like Nintendo and Sony and on the other you have a software behemoth with a less than stellar history of anti-competitive practices and an even worse history of shafting consumers once they control whatever market they set their sights on.

THIS FOLKS............has been common knowledge for YEARS to anyone that has been paying attention. The only difference now is they have legions of "fanboys" relentlessly doing damage control and spin whenever microsoft's history is brought up. Labeling those who want to set the record straight on their employers practices "haters" and "sony fanboys" when many of us have felt the same way about their employer long before they entered the console market. Hitler once said if you make a lie big enough and repeat it often enough it will be accepted as truth and it looks like microsoft's "war room" definitely has some reading material on the subject.

those of us with long memories know unequivocally what microsofts entrance into a market represents and will fight tooth and nail to make sure they don't gain control over console gaming. If you think Bobby Kotex and Gimmeurwalletvision are bad news for the industry, microsoft in control of console gaming would make it look like a picnic.
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Poseidon  +   1614d ago
Consoldtobots
well said man,you speak the truth im giving you bubbles!
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gamer2010   1614d ago | Bad language | show
sackgirl73   1614d ago | Spam
NinjaAssassin  +   1614d ago
gamer2010
Well said. People like Consoldtobots are precisely what is wrong with gaming right now.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1614d ago
A gaming console is a portal to another world. I cant imagine not having such power anymore.
Poseidon  +   1614d ago
gamer2010
read your previous comments, they disgust me. and u do 2
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Convas  +   1614d ago
Blind Console Loyalty is for idiots. If you've been a Sony man (or any other kind of man) since the beginning, there's nothing wrong with being proud of what Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo/etc is doing.

It's when you tell me I'm an idiot for owning an Xbox, For playing Halo, Alan Wake, etc, FOR CHOOSING TO DO WITH MY MONEY WHATEVER I PLEASE, when you come into topics that have nothing to do with the console you own, or games you're not even interested in, and spout off your little cynical, hypocritical Bullsh*t, THEN, we have a problem.

If people on this site, kept to groups that were like-minded and only sparked conversations in topics that they are GENUINELY interested in, this place would be so much more peaceful.

But of course, the internet is a double-edged sword. You can hide behind a shadow identity and act like someone you wouldn't dare act like around real people. This is the ULTIMATE Truth of N4G. We have a lot of tough guy posers, who talk a big game, but in the end, really can't back up half of what they say, who aren't really even Gamers. The kind of people who'll lie about how many 360s/PS3s they've been through, about which consoles they have, and which games they've played.
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hamoor  +   1614d ago
Those are not gamers...those are tools
I mean really when a new game announced for thiere console of choice they get happy because they got a new weapon in the stupid console fanboy war
A REAL GAMER dont get happy when a game fails(like what happend with too human and haze) because that means less competition and that is bad
Fanboys don't know that the less the competition the worse it get for us
If there is no Nintendo we will never have all this revolution things that Nintendo did and yes Sony wouldn't make a PlayStation from the first place
Sony,Microsoft,and Nintendo they all need each other to produce better games and consoles
Oh and by the way...XBOX OR PS OR NINTENDO FANBOYS THEY'RE ALL PATHETIC
Spenok  +   1612d ago
Well said.
rumplstilts  +   1614d ago
"If Sony had never come along, we may have never gotten analog control and we definitely wouldn’t have gotten Twisted Metal."- Article

*COUGH COUGH* n64 *COUGH*
butthead4love   1614d ago | Spam
Dr_Scares  +   1614d ago
I was actually referencing the N64. Because Sony came along, Nintendo was forced to innovate, thus giving us analog control.

But yeah, I should have made that more clear.
Socrates  +   1614d ago
Oh, I see what you were thinking when you wrote that part, but yeah it wasn't really clear to me either.

The N64 was the first time I ever experienced analogue control and it was a revelation.

@butthead4love

The PS1 might have come out before the N64, but it didn't have any analogue sticks. It had a d-pad for directional control and that's it.
ATi_Elite  +   1614d ago
Step 1: read this article

Step 2: pour fanboy fuel all over yourself

Step 3: light a match

and what do you get.........

FLAMEBAIT!!!
A change in the wind  +   1614d ago
Really? For idiots? That`s funny. When people`s 360s were breaking down in mass numbers across the world while my PS3 ran whisper quiet, I didn`t feel like an idiot. When Blu-Ray emerged as the new standard format, I didn`t feel like an idiot. When Uncharted 2 swept nearly every award possible in 2009, I didn`t feel like an idiot. However, when I look at my two broken, dusty, old 360s sitting in the corner right next to the 40+ games 90% of which don`t even require a 360 to play, I feel like an idiot.
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Convas  +   1614d ago
I disagreed with you because none of what you're saying has anything to do with being BLINDLY LOYAL TO A COMPANY.

The author is talking about the folk (like or unlike yourself) who stand over others, beating their chest, and decrying those who have chosen to walk a different path as a gamer. The Folk who would die for the sake of Savior "Insert Company Here", who think that it can do no wrong. THAT is ultimate idiocy.
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Socrates  +   1614d ago
Bubbles for you Clizzz, for actually making a whole lot of sense.

I don't feel like an idiot for buying either my 360 or PS3. I knew exactly what I was getting when I bought them. I happen to have a slight preference for my 360, but I also think the PS3 is a great console, so is the Wii. They all have their positives and negatives. It really comes down to an individual's needs and preferences.
hamoor  +   1614d ago
You are a fine example of the Fanboys that the article is talking about
Perjoss  +   1614d ago
people always make it out to be worse than it is. Yes the xbox breaks down but you have 3 years to get it fixed for free. The PS3 is also no angel, I've had my ps3 crap out on me twice, once was YLoD and then the drive stopped working, had to replace it. And talking about whisper quiet... a launch 360 if playing an installed game is much quieter than a launch ps3.

^ these are facts ^
jimsondanet  +   1614d ago
Brand loyalty isnt idiotic and a bit of rivalry can be fun.
Nihilism  +   1614d ago
Fighting over scraps just makes you a bottom feeder. Stop eating up all the fanboy garbage, your health will improve ( both mentally and physically )
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tiamat5  +   1614d ago
I agree with Psfan999. Sony owners are loyal because of good service throughout the years. Dispite the few hiccups that have occured Sony has done nothing but give us a multitude of varied games. I even understand Wii owners sticking with Nintendo because of their past accomplishments. But I think some of us are slightly confused by the Microsoft 360 loyalty.Besides being the least varied and least innovative when it comes to games, their console hardware skills are subpar. I mean seriously, look how long it took them to get their console right. One faliure and one malfunctioning one that took 3 years to make work properly. And then people have the nerve to come in here with wild claims like Sony are liars, Kinect is better than the Wii, Kinect works perfectly unlike Move, Sony doesn't know what they are doing with no proof or basis for their claims. Sony and Nintendo have earned their way into being respected game companies. Microsoft bulldozed itself in with no respect at all. And they wonder why we argue.
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baodeus  +   1614d ago
The thing is for a gamer, it doesn't really matter what console the game it is on as long as there are good good games (i love playing ps2 games, but i would have miss out on phantom dust my favorite game of all time on the xbox).

@tiamat5
You are exactly what the article is talking about. You bashed xbox for least varied, least innovative, there console skills are subpar? where is your proof?

aren't there more games in every category (check on gamefaqs, ign, metatric, etc...) on x360 than ps3? Do you own an xbox tiamat5, how do you know it doesn't have varied/innovative/fun/lots of games?

Isn't the original xbox is rock solid in compare to PS2 (given they did mess up on x360)? Does PS3 also have lots of problem with early model like YLOD/disc read errors? (the only console that i haven't heard any problem is the wii).

Nintendo and Sony have earn their way in to gaming because of the GAMES, and you know what, MS is doing pretty well on that front this time around as well.

So with that said, you tiamat5 is an idiot. You can only see flaw of others and spilling BS without any facts like the usual blind loyal fanboy. Arguing with you would be a waste of time really, cause you don't appreciate gaming. You saying shitz about something that you don't have, how can anyone take you seriously.
baodeus  +   1614d ago
there you go, disagree without reply. Typical. You can be a fan of a console, but bashing anything else that you don't own would make you a blind fanboy. Can't you guys understand that people are different and have different opinion from you? I don't get how fanboy think they are superior to others just by owning a piece of plastic hardware?
Traveler  +   1614d ago
I like all consoles, but I might even have a preference for the PS3. That said, people like tiamat5 are exactly the kind of people this article was talking about. They can't see beyond their own bias.
General Shrooms  +   1614d ago
Fanboys are retarded, nuff said.
stephmhishot  +   1614d ago
I don't get why people get so angry about it. It's good fun and it keeps people actively involved. Is anyone here a fan of sports teams? You're basically a "fanboy" for your team. Don't say its different, because either way, you're just rooting for multi-millionaires to get richer.
stephmhishot  +   1614d ago
End of the day, being "loyal" to a brand or supporting something is human nature. Whether its Sony vs MS, Sony vs Nintendo, WWE vs TNA, Yankees vs Red Sox, Wayne vs good music, Britney vs Christina, Nikon vs Canon, Peyton vs Brady, Cowboy fans vs people with IQs with triple digits, it's all the same.
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stephmhishot  +   1614d ago
Could a dissenter please explain to me how its different? Seriously, I'd like a response. I'm not going to attack you for a different POV, but I'd like some sort of reason why written back to me.
oobob  +   1614d ago
"I don't get why people get so angry about it. It's good fun and it keeps people actively involved."

Cause then stuff like the wii section is a wasteland filled with stories about "Year of the ps3..." or "why kinetic will demolish the wii" instead of shit we actually care about. Right now we have on the top submissions:

"Sony’s Trojan Horse Sneaks up on Microsoft" (wtf? can't you people read? why is this even in the wii section?)
"Girl Gamers Vote the Hottest Videogame Characters"
"Console loyalty is for Idiots"
"Gamestop Power Gamer Sale"
"Top 10 Nintendo Wii Games Released in the First Half of 2010"

1/5 is actually focusing on wii games in a year where the system is tearing it up. The rest are flamewars, filler, or promotional links probably submitted by a viral marketer. Pathetic. I own all three systems and this site tells me almost nothing about the most popular one (for which I own most of my games).

Read my comments...I'll talk about sf4/ssf4 and I can't wait till Blazblue is coming out. I own an arcade stick for ps3. What I would like is the ability to find out wii news, not delusional fanboy rants about how the wii is getting dethroned in sales (when it's obvious from the fact it has a lead of tens of millions that it isn't going anywhere).

You would never guess Metroid and Zelda are being released soon.
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iceman06  +   1614d ago
I see your point...
oh...and I didn't disagree with it. Actually, I find it quite funny for people to get so worked up over someone that is obviously trying to push their buttons. People will search the far reaches of the internet for some obscure website that supports their opinion. When, in all reality, the fanboy (of any type) wins by getting you all excited over nothing. Now, on the other hand, I do find it annoying when a fanboy enters an interesting debate and ruins it with ignorant comments. But, that will probably always happen. There is no bit of rationale that appeals to a fanboy because of their very nature. That being irrational. I treat the so-called console wars with a Buddhist approach...supposed "victories" and "defeats" don't change my happiness with my choice nor my perspective on other decisions that are outside of my control (i.e. other people's system of choice).
NYC_Gamer  +   1614d ago
brand loyalty has always been around and it reaches more than just gaming
Nihilism  +   1614d ago
But you don't see people loyal to brands outside of gaming abusing each other the way gaming fanboys do...

I have bought every nintendo console and handhelds because I liked their games and products...but I was never a nintendo fanboy and they certainly don't deserve unconditional worship. Same goes for people here, some people have always bought sony...so they should continue to do so, that doesn't justify the way they behave to each other...
iceman06  +   1614d ago
I'd have to disagree and agree...
Sports teams are as big of a brand as anything else. Have you ever seen an American Football forum? What about the original football (soccer)?
I have NEVER, EVER seen a riot in the streets because one metacritic score beats another. However, I have been in the middle of a street brawl between some Barcelona fans and some Real Madrid fans. I've seen two gearheads come to blows over which car has better specs. I've seen kids get shot and killed over what street they are from. No, not brand loyalty per se, but ignorant blind loyalty nonetheless. Point is all of it is petty and useless bickering that means nothing...except that it proves the lengths that some will go to be loyal. Loyalty is not a justification for ignorant behavior and irrational thought, but for some it DOES make them feel better about themselves and about where they have decided to place their loyalty...which is pretty sad.
oobob  +   1614d ago
Brand loyalty is normal. If I ever heard you talkin' smack on Crest I'd slap the plaque right out yo festering Colgate mouth.
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HaVoK308  +   1614d ago
"Console Loyalty is for Idiots"

No kidding. Seems simple enough. Those who are guilty of it...the fanboys are among the most ignorant individuals walking the planet. In a million years Humanity will evolve into two completely different and separate races. The Smart, Strong, and Skilled on one side and the Retarded, insane, delusional, pathetic, and uneducated on the other side. The latter being pretty much the description of a Fanboy.

Easily the best article to ever appear here on N4G.
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theIMP  +   1614d ago
I agree with you. I also just wanted to say if your avatar is you, you may want to start working out. You're looking a little flabby. LOL /jk
pimpmaster  +   1614d ago
thats exactly how i feel. ps3 and 360 fanboys are just idiots. ive had a ps1, ps2 ps3 xbox 1 and 360. i prefer the 360 as current gen cause of the control and my friends playing on it, but MS just blows ass cause of their ridiculous online prices and accessories. ps3 is better value but controller and online isnt so good.
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Maciariello  +   1614d ago
Can we just go back to the "Genesis does what Nintendon't" days where console preferences were more of a lighthearted affair?
N4BmpS  +   1614d ago
I don't agree with the title but I like the article. Well except this part:
"Have you ever read an article on a website or a thread on a forum about a console or a game for a console you don’t have? Have you then made a blanket statement slamming said game or console because, basically, you don’t have it? If you answered yes to these questions, then you, my friend, are an idiot."

Specifically the first question. I read articles about the Wii, 360, DS and PSP, systems I don't have but played all of them, interesting. I have friends that have all these consoles so I take it upon myself to feed them info they might not know (the info that's not a rumor)I care about all the consoles so it's just something I do and if a really interesting sounding game comes out on a system I don't have I will tell them about and try to make them buy it. I don't think that would make me an idiot.
tiamat5  +   1614d ago
baodeus you should really learn to write not rant. You asked too many questions for me to answer. For one thing the orignal Xbox was clunky and overheated and was avoided by most developers. Even Microsoft obviously knew it was a piece of junk judging by the way they abandoned it before it completed a full console life. Secondly I don't know where you have been but the failure rate of a PS3 was less then 5% while the 360 was over 20% and the PS2's problems were not only minimal but easily fixed. Thirdly not sure what you have been looking at but Microsoft's games consist mostly of shooters, sports and PC like games. No platformers, no action adventure, no action platformers, barely any casual or RPGs.And even when they do have them they are low selling and half @$$ed e.g. Banjo Koozie NB, Blue Dragon. Finally I have played the 360 and the Wii.So I am not just a PS3 owner who knows nothing about other consoles. Calling me names and disagreeing with what I say doesn't make it any less true
Masta Kaos  +   1614d ago
I dnt like Xbox360's Exclusives so why should I buy it??......PLAYSTATION has bin spoiling me ever since PS1, PS2 and now PS3.....so I am Loyal to they Product n great Exclusive games.
Shnazzyone  +   1614d ago
one correction.
Nintendo did analog controls first on N64.

However sony can be credited with introducing dual analog... because they figured if they'd copy it they would double it up.

Otherwise, good article.
DJMarty  +   1614d ago
Wrong
Atari actually made an analog controls way before Nintendo or Sony.
Shnazzyone  +   1614d ago
No.
The form of controls for an atari is incomparable to a modern analog stick. That's like saying the stone caveman wheel was the first rubber tire.

Atari's joystick was kept centered by a stiff rubber around the stick and the controls only really had 8 contacts. The analog Nintendo introduced knows the difference between just moving the stick slightly and moving it all the way and was centered by internal spring and/or rubber band system. By comparison all atari's "analog stick" was, Was essentially a dpad with a stick attached.
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Senden  +   1614d ago
Personally I don't know how anyone can be loyal to sony.. maybe i'm just unlucky but I went through two ps2s due to the disc read error... by the time I sold my psp, it would take me 5 hours of charging for one hours worth of gaming. Then I got one of the old sony mds and had the exact same problem, my battery would last 2 hours off a full charge. Seems like a lot of people actually do like sony so maybe i'm unlucky.

As for microballs, well i'm about to buy my fifth 360 as my current one is showing signs of the dreaded disc drive of doom.. stupid halo reach making me want to buy another one of their shitty consoles :(

Nintendo however i've never had problems with their hardware but 90% of their games are pure bullcrap.
Voiceofsoi  +   1614d ago
I'm allowed to talk crap about the 360 then, cuz I had one. PS3 has the best exclusives - I say that as an experienced gamer who wants to get into the business of becoming a developer.

You might call me spoiled, but I've had every single console released from 1996 until now at one point or another, even if it was just for a couple of years, and IMO, PS3 is #1, PS2 is #2 and PS1 is #3. How can I not be a total Sony fanboy with an experience like that?
NinjaAssassin  +   1614d ago
I have owned every Nintendo console except the Gamecube. I have also owned every Playstation and every Xbox console. Does that mean I can talk crap about the PS3?

I like the 360 better for a lot of reasons: it has the best interface and console functionality, my favorite controller, the largest library of games, the best versions of most cross platform titles, the best online service, and some great exclusives I wouldn't want to live without.

However, that doesn't mean that I don't like the PS3 or that I don't respect other gamers' right to have a different favorite console.
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Skadoosh  +   1614d ago
+Bubbles for the great comment.
wissam  +   1614d ago
PS3 haz no games to you. and I know its your opinion. can you explain how the x360 interface is better than xmb lol.
oobob  +   1614d ago
"I'm allowed to talk crap about the 360 then, cuz I had one."

If a tree falls in the woods and no one around to hear it cares, does it make a sound?
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kasasensei  +   1614d ago
"Console Loyalty is for Idiots"
I agree so much. Especially when every actual console has had some technical issues.
redsquad  +   1614d ago
Thing is, if I try both consoles then decide I prefer one over the other (by a huge margin) for plenty of VALID reasons, I STILL get called a "fanboy". People who do that are idiots too, in my opinion...

I don't bestow "loyalty" willy nilly - I moved from Saturn to PS2, dipped in Dreamcast and went through to Xbox then PS3 (having a second hand 360 for around 6 months). The latest Sony console has impressed enough for me to conclude I don't need any other system right now.
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Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1614d ago
There's no loyalty. I choose the PS3 by a landslide because it's obviously the superior console. Free online gaming, built in bluray, best console graphics, hardcore motion controls, 3D gaming, more 1st and 2nd party exclusives, reliable hardware, etc... You simply can't say the same for the 360.
Skadoosh  +   1614d ago
Read comment 24.1 and now compare that to this. You have maturity vs. immaturity.

Minus Bubbles for the fanboy nonsense.
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Grown Folks Talk  +   1614d ago
He's right Skadoosh.
Built in hard drive (no need for memory cards). Built in ethernet port (no need for a network adapter). 4 controller ports (no need for a multi-tap). Better graphics, better load times, no buying a hard drive just for FF & Socom basically, ect, ect. Oops! My bad. Even with all that, the Xbox still sucked right? How times change.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1614d ago
I buy every console every generation, because I'm a videogame fan, not a console manufacturer fan. I've got every console since the atari 2600, up to and including this generation.

I can play every game that comes out if I want to, so there's no way I can lose, unlike the people who restrict what games they can play out of blind loyalty to a company that doesn't care about them.

If you don't own all the consoles each generation, you're missing out - no if's, but's or maybe's about it.
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Skadoosh  +   1614d ago
Loving your console of choice is fine, it's hating the other is where the problem is. No need to bash on something that you don't even own. Anger like that usually goes beyond just gaming and most likely affects every part of that person's life. It's really sad to see.
Grown Folks Talk  +   1614d ago
I
agree.
Grown Folks Talk  +   1614d ago
Everybody has a preference,
but not even being willing to try something because it's not named ___ is stupid IMO. If you try it & don't like it, that's your choice, but blind hatred is short bus.
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