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Console Wars: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

"......Console Wars? I thought. WTH is that? Although it sounds like a great new war game (COD5: Console Wars–It’s on, baby!), I found out that that is not the case. Apparently, there is a rather large group of people who actually spend a significant amount of their – lives? – arguing about which console is better. What is up with that?" A BrutalGamer editorial discusses console wars and why they make no sense.

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Chuk52972d ago

There will always be console wars.

averyzoe2972d ago

....most of the exclusives lately aren't really all that exclusive. It seems like what one company does, every other company follows.

Ult iMate2972d ago

>>most of the exclusives lately aren't really all that exclusive.
You are talking about one console in perticular. ))) . All exclusives of other consoles do stay exclusive.

Blacktric2972d ago (Edited 2972d ago )

Seriously, do you really have to come here and try to start a mini flamewar? Here, on an article's page which is titled "Console Wars Why Can't We Be Friends?". Grow up.

Ult iMate2972d ago (Edited 2972d ago )

Blacktric, flamewar was started by all that "exclusives lately aren't really all that exclusive" thing. That is reffering to one console in particular that cannot secure it's own exclusives or produce new exclusives by 1st and 2nd parties. Because in business struggle exclusives give one console or another an advantage in sales competition. Why on Earth should I buy a console that have only two exclusive core-games in one year future? Even my PSP have more than that.

Also making consoles and games for them is a competition. There's a GotY award, best of E3 award, best graphics award and many more. There will always be a war on that level. People will always be argueing about their tastes, whether it's consoles, cars, sports, music, movies etc. Even grownups.

P.S. I have 9 consoles and a gaming PC, so I'm a grown up. ))) .

deadreckoning6662972d ago (Edited 2972d ago )

@Chuk- And do u find that normal? Do you think its okay for a "gamer" to be so concerned about what another gamer is playing to the point that he/she has to insult them for having different gaming preferences?

@cgoodno- I agree. To have that kind of an emotional connection to a console just isn't healthy. They aren't any better than racists and hardcore sports fans IMO. And to think...alot of these people are grown men!

Christopher2972d ago

Because republicans and democrats can't be friends?

I honestly don't know. People take things too seriously when having discussions. People also are extremely delusional and have extremist views that make you wonder what is wrong with them.

Active Reload2972d ago

I really don't want to be friends with retards.

MEsoJD2972d ago

WILL NEVER BE PIECE!!!

Ult iMate2972d ago (Edited 2972d ago )

"There can be only one!" So slice their heads off like Duncan McCleod did. ))) .

FragMnTagM2972d ago

There will never be "piece" of what? Pie? Pizza?

I think you meant there will never be peace.

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averyzoe2972d ago

that's what I don't get? What difference does it make to the actual "fanboys" what console some other schmuck is playing?

Seijoru2972d ago

Human nature. Look at religion.

DigitalAnalog2972d ago

And politics, and culture and beliefs.

-End statement

FragMnTagM2972d ago

I have Wii, PS3, PC, PSP, and XBOX 360. I could give a damn what anyone else plays. I enjoy gaming and if I find value in something I buy it. Simple really.

The people that constantly argue about this stuff, really need to get laid.

moosehound2972d ago (Edited 2972d ago )

The whole "console wars" stuff was just fuelled by the media to sell copy(get hits) & by corporations to increase brand loyalty.

At the end of the day the PS3 and Xbox 360 are just as good as each other. Sure they have different strengths and weaknesses but they are both great systems that I would heartily recommend to anyone.

Same with the Megadrive and SNES. Same with the PS1 and N64, PS2 / GAmecube, Amiga/Atari ST etc....

I think titles that take advantage of a systems strengths are important and a real bonus to adopters of that system.

FragMnTagM2972d ago

have a bubble. I have owned every console you mentioned except for amiga and gamecube.

Keats2972d ago

Needs more blast processing.

Neckbear2972d ago

I sure love making arguments against other anonymous internet users over wich console and opinions are the best.

...Goddamn, I hate fanboys.

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