The Truth Behind the Fanboy and Why They Exist

Gaming Update's CM Boots-Faubert examines the issue of the video game console Fanboy and the recently revealed underlying cause for Fanboyism discovered as an unintended result of medical research on the human brain, emotion, sex, and religion in this thought-provoking feature piece.

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MariaHelFutura2548d ago (Edited 2548d ago )

Fanboy's exist for multiple reasons but the main one's for extreme cases are..

-Mental Problems
-Media Pressure

People who are weak mentally can be manipulated easily. Period. As the mentally weak individual feels empowered or a part of something he feels the need to spreads the seeds that are to be fed upon by the other weak minds that listen to him/her, creating an endless cycle. Then, you end up w/ a problem that is out of control and can't be stopped.

mike1up2548d ago (Edited 2548d ago )

Sounds more like the author is a Fanboy, of not being a Fanboy (think about it?).

I am proud Nintendo Fanboy, because I love their products (yea... that's it!). I am no more delusional than the gamers that have to have all 3 consoles (don't you people have bills?). Or how about the cliche "dust of my Wii" gamers (that just sounds so wasteful!).

Infact, Fanboy is the only video gamer label that I respect. Fanboy implies passion, something that has become a rarity in the industry imo. Labels such as: "Hardcore" and "Casual" are relative, and thus have no true meaning.