Trolls have been plaguing the internet gaming community for years now; rather the entire internet. Its time we did something about it and take steps to avoid this bothersome concept and its connoisseurs.
LOGIC. A troll will scrutinize any aspect of a game he does not like.Game/System. A fan will be incredibly proud and display frequently that they love a certain thing without being a douche and downplaying the competition. ps3 ftw
So you've just openly admitted you're a troll?
how? how did i admit i was a troll? you need to get your facts straight. qwertyz, your way off topic, this has nothing to do with gears of war 3 and uncharted 3 comparisons.
i think theres a differance between a 'fan' and a 'fanboy'. theres 4 differant levels you can be at. well 5 actually. level 1= neutral level 2= a fan of a game/console level 3= fanboy (logic does not apply) level 4= ignorant baby troll level 5= NASIM (sums it up in one word) im a level 2 user i think. :)
you downplay the competition wasn't it you that was sayings uncharted 3 destroys gears 3 in the graphics department ? you even went as far as to say that uncharted 3 makes gears 3 look like a ps2 game which is total B.S. there is not such thing as a non trolling fanboy I'm a pc fanboy myself and I usually insult you console gamers and your consoles. why ? because thats what pc fanboys are supposed to do, we are the elitists of gaming :). At least I can admit that I troll console articles but you can't even admit that you troll everything that has to do with 360 and now you're trying to make it seem like you don't downplay the competition. spare me http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... the part 3 isn't available in 720p http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... http://www.youtube.com/watc... THIS! @SasanovaS1987 you're the one thats delusional EVEN gears 3 BETA looks better than gears 2 campaign in EVERY way. gears 2 textures look grainy, animations sucked, alpha effects low res and no dynamic lights whatsoever. gears 3 improves on everything. besides aren't you the ones that where insulting dice because you believe ps3 is capable of replicating battlefield 3 pc version graphics ? so much for calling me delusional you really don't realize that EVEN a 2006 pc> ps3+360 combined do you ? check out bulletstorm on pc(as crappy as it looks compared to other PROPER pc games) and see if it does destroy all console games in the graphics departments
Really trying too hard. I would love Uncharted 3 and gears 3 on the PC btw.
scratch all the crap articles are saying, and look at the video. then ul see the difference between gears 2 and 3 is minimal at best. and ive seen u before saying gears 3 looks better then uncharted 3....kid ur delusional and noone takes u seriously
Such an appropriate article for N4G.
DarkCharizard_ Max_Dissatisfaction warprincess And many many others including myself really really need to read this lol.
Bungie ^^^ Remember that jerkwad? You can be a fanboy and not a troll. Trolls hate just to hate. In Fact, most N4G trolls are just idiots who aren't gamers. Like a troll on any site really. Just saying things to get a rise out of the crowd.
They are not gonna be happy with you if they see your comment ;P
I know lol
Whatever happened to Bungie and his own brand of schizophrenic trolling where he flew between total PS3 hatred and the odd , about turn anti 360 dig?
Wasn't he that Green Ring of Life guy, too? Lol, I remember he would do a first post and then the comment zone would go all Red Dwarf in response. Lol, ahh, memories.
I loved bungie/GreenRingOflife/SonySol diers every single time i came on n4g i'd check the gaming news i was interested in then i would look at his previous comments and replies and lol at how his imfamous trolling made people erupt knowing thats all he every does =') good times
I miss all of the old trolls like giant enemy crab et al. Most were very entertaining. Bungie was small chips compared to the old guys although he was naievely schizo and started out praising the ps3 before moving on to all out anti troll.
There is no such thing as a non trolling fanboy ... If you are biased toward or against something , but still actually argue reasonably , you are not a fanboy , just a fan , an enthusiast . There is hardly such a thing as a fanboy to see in a positive light .
Exactly. Im a fan of Microsoft, but I own a PS3 also. If I had to sell one it would be the PS3, but Ill be the first to admit the faults of the Xbox360 as there are many of them. If you call yourself a gamer, why limit your choices of games to be loyal to a company?
You can still make a choice and follow with a side because of unique games , especially if most are available on both . I dont think its fair to say someone isnt gamer enough , as an example , if he refuses to get a ps3 or a 360 , or a wii or any other platforms . There are some people who genuinely refuse to pick any of those based on a real lack of interest in their exclusives games . it's a hobbies that does cost money besides , so not everyone will buy based on "what if" and one shiny game out of an insipid (in their opinion) line of games Just like in the comics world it wouldnt be fair to question a fan for favoring MArvel or DC or DC over Marvel . The only way everyone would pick both , is if there were no difference at all , wich would be boring . Now what sets them apart from being a troll/fanboy , is how they express themselves . Even for negative comment if they at least argue instead of just swearing , insulting games , publishers or outright lying to themselves and others , then it's their right and fine .
A fanboy can simply be a misguided fan, ignorant to the extent of their bias. A troll is unconditionally willfully and intentionally choosing their words to attract attention. People misconstrue the term troll too often nowadays. Everybody in the world is a troll if you generalize the term hard enough.
That picture in the article is exactly what I am thinking when I encounter most of these trolls.
Silly thing is far to many fanboys attack you for being a troll just because you disagree with their point of view/game/console. The same happens with reviews of games when all they ever are is someone's opinion. It happens all to often here. The worst kind are the ones who support one brand over another, be it xbox, ps3 or Apple etc. A true gamer will buy what ever product plays the game he's interested in.
definantly on n4g its usually 'my way or the high way' attitude. this goes to every camp.
Yes a true gamer will buy whatever product play the games he's interest in . But why assume every "console loyalists" cut themselves from games they'd enjoy ? I didnt end up with most consoles each generation to prove i'm such a "true gamer" , but because at some point each of those consoles provided enough games i wanted . In my case didnt care on the 360 for halo , fable , gears of war and some of the flagship franchises ... thus i remained a while without any xbox . And then once a few titles i cared about appeared (like vesperia , mass effect ) THEN i bought the console .
Never make comments in places like N4G and you'll be fine. Being a fanboy means supporting your company through purchases. Comments on forums have no value.
im just sayin this thread aint going to help were all fanboys deep down no matter what
Disagree thats a fanboy right there....come on now
This repeated effort to make the connotation of the term "fanboy" synonymous with some derogatory dysfunction is an EPIC FAIL in itself. Who goes into a sporting event, because they just like the sport, they don't care who wins or loses and how they feel evenly for all the teams? Who goes into a clothing store and says they don't care about brands, that all labels are the same? Who goes shopping for a car and just blindly picks whatever brand they get by randomly flipping open a page in the phone book? It is human nature to be a fan of specific products. Stop trying to turn everything a shade of gray because there are color preferences. It is just ridiculous to keep trying to do this.
I dont see it as an epic fail , there is hardly anything good , nor any positive connotations with the term . You are right , imo except that everything you described is a just a "fan" not a "fanboy", even if there are various degrees of fandom . In general , and even within its early origins of the term , fanboys are the religious extremists equivalent of afficionados . Maybe i'm wrong , but if a good kind of fanboys exists , whatever the hobby or sport , i've yet to encounter one .
One can have a preference for a particular brand, sports team, or even ideal without showing "fanboy" behavior. In the case of the atypical piece of garbage know as the "fanboy" or "corporate cheerleader" I offer the following example: Fan: Enjoys Ford vehicles, buys Ford vehicles, when asked tells others I enjoy my Ford vehicle. Fanboy: Buys any vehicle only because it has Ford on it, Shouts at others on the road "you suck" just for owning anything other than a Ford, wastes his weekends visiting "enemy" car dealerships pointing at people, laughing, and calling them idiots for buying a non-Ford car. Socially...they are damaged goods and emotionally immature. The behavior is nothing more than identity crisis. They have no sense of self-worth, whether deserved or not, so they latch on like a parasite to any brand they deem successful. If the brand is number 1 then ergo they are number one and better than anyone else. They will defend by any means necessary for fear of losing their perceived "value". I don't bother getting angry at them...just shake my head in pity.
Well said Armrd You should not want to be a fanboy either much less a troll. A better article would be 'How not to be a troll or a fanboy' Step 1: Get a life you nerd! Step 2: See step one.
Wheres That Guy Who Write A Massive "PS3 Forever" After Every Comment
Trolls = are idiots who are there just to argue and offer nothing but off topic MADNESS and INSANITY to a thread and should be ignored. Fanboys = are idiots who no matter what NEVER listen to FACTS or LOGIC and will always put their favorite gaming system above all. Ignore them too because they will change the subject just to win a pointless argument. However Fanboys and Trolls go hand in hand.
What do you call people that only favor one platform while defending it to the death? (Even if the facts are correct.)
@Tompeeper I agree. :)
I'm an Exclusive PC Gamer but you may call me a PC fanboy but i would disagree with that term because if you were to point a valid fact about PC Gaming i would agree. Unlike a Fanboy who would just ignore logic and make up crap to argue with you back. Do i own a console.......technically NO! (My PC plays ALL Wii games) Do i play console games.......rarely! I go next door and play only the best console games to see if I'm missing out on anything. Almost bought a Ps3 for GOW3. I just prefer the PC because of the tech, mods, control (use any controller for any game), flexibility, and longevity of PC Games.
Lol at the picture. It fits the term so well, lol just lol.
Avoid being a troll or a fanboy by simply loving to be a gamer!
I am fan of all my consoles!
i really like my ps3 as an entertainment toy.don´t need the feel to get another system for now,ps3 steals enough time already.
Excactly you like you're PlayStation and there's nothing wrong with that, you have you're preference game on fellow playStationer.
Trolls are just a bunch of nobodies plaguing the net with little to no intellect behind the remarks/comments they make. Now I am a gamer, I only own a Xbox. I like it because I play with my friends get in and out of matches in MP setup party's and groups all on the fly. Its a social experience for me which I prefer. I also enjoy the changes to the dashboard the streaming services, exclusive and many Multiplatform games. I wouldn't mind owning a PlayStation for I contemplate of buying one on many occasions. Balancing games and exclusives from Sony and (Hopefully eventually) MS would be too tough for me, too much money down the pipe. Now with that being said I prefer the 360 over the PlayStation. (Already gave reason above) But that doesn't mean I the NEED to troll I have absolutely have no intention of Trolling what so ever I will call them out if I see a stupid comment though.In fact I get as much knowledge on gaming as possible I don't leave in my head in my box. I wanna have friends and intelligent convos with my counterpart console lover. Discuss things have real debates and even befriend a PlayStation who share the interest of gaming like I do. So the elites of PlayStationers and Xboxers should come together to just have intelligent conversations and reasonable Biased thoughts without acting out as such. With that being said Trolls will always be dirt and be considered the scum of the gaming net.
and that is true gamer speaking.just because you have preferences of one system over another doesn´t make you fanboy or less of a gamer.you chose x360 for the reasons you stated above,my console of choice was ps3 simply because i was satisfied with ps2 and other sony products.ps3 had a rough start with heavy price,not really compelling library of games and risk of b-ray losing to hd-dvd.but it eventually did come around,games are now aplenty(and not only exclusives,multiplats are great as well),price is down,b-ray seems to do well and tbh i feel that spending money on next gaming system is neither needed nor justified(for me,what other ppl do is their choice).i was considering getting x360 when GeOW was coming out but since i was spending most of my time on ps3 anyway,i decided not to make a purchase.and now with baby on the way i will have even less time so ps3 stays as only one for me,my woman and eventually my son:P and bubble up vote for you
Oh man u have a baby on the way and you're buyin games u sound like a super dad thats cool man congrats. I also like how you like Sony products, you like the PS2 so it was only natural to buy the PlayStation 3 its really refreshing to talk to someone who appreciates and respects gaming as well as you're favored products. Uniting is the only for us gamers to grow and expand.....sadly not everyone thinks otherwise.
Its hard not to stir up sony fans though they seem more touchy to me most xbox players dont really care as much.
Using valid arguments based on information, not emotional lies based on imagination.
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