We have literally evolved to wage these kind of wars against each other. Here's why.
Uh no. Console war is immature and is toxic to the gaming community, and as journalists and gaming outlets, they should have not pushed and glorify this. There is no law in any countries thay state you can own only one console and go badmouthing the other consoles that you don’t own. It is toxic, promoting hate, and does nothing to help the industry.
Console "wars" is not inherently a negative thing, it just means you have competing companies who have loyal fans. The competition pushes the companies to continue to innovate. The problem does arise however, when fanbases take the term "war" to an unhealthy level and demonize a platform and their fans and refuse to like anything on it or acknowledge something good just because. Its fairly normal to have a preference or even a bit of bias, but when the bias is so strong you cant even enjoy GOOD games on another platform is when you may want to re-evaluate yourself as a true gamer lol Edit: and sometimes the "war" can be used for good and help force companies to reverse some bad decisions and replace some senior staff that were running things into the ground *cough* Xbox *cough*
Are you the only one who read the article?
@Unspoken Maybe? But in today's world I'm not surprised at all that people only read headlines and then make assumptions.
Shut up. It’s not any different than rooting for a sports team. no one roots for the entire league
Except people can root for more than just one sport team, and alot of them are, if not all. People on this site? Well you know how things are here. You are one of the biggest PS4 fan out there. You can’t have good conversations here if it is not relating to a certain console. And this is what annoying about this stupid “console war”.
That's my favorite. You know the biggest difference? You will never find a more outspoken critic of a particular sports team than its biggest fans. Not so much with gaming. Some act like they lose their membership card if they dare to say anything that remotely goes against the hive. Meanwhile, sports fans are criticizing the play calls in the opening series of the first preseason game. Console warriors sound like bandwagon fans- uninformed and insecure cheerleaders.
"Console war is immature and is toxic" Nah, people must stop being so damn sensitive, you just have to realise that the "console war" isnt a real thing. For the most part all these companies sit around the same table.
No, console wars make people dumb.
Well consoles are made for dumb people, Just like Apple products.
Why Apple products?
When you buy something from Apple, you're locking yourself into their eco system for that device in the same way you would got a console. You're trading off freedom over your hardware and software for a tailor experience catering to people that are technologically illiterate.
I thought we evolved to become smarter
2020 is gonna be a civil war on N4G new consoles AND an election.
Remind me to stay as far on the fringe of that dumpster fire as humanly possible. I suppose if I had sense I wouldn't be here period, but doing more worthwhile things is for people with lives, so...I'll probably still be here in 2020, and possibly contributing to that dumpster fire...because apparently hypocrisy is the spice of life these days.
It's called integrity, you're welcome.
All I know is that people that say anything negative about sony around here disappear faster than Clinton associates. It’s fun to talk shit, joke around and troll. The fanatics who take it personal and get ultra butthurt ruin any kind of entertainment value a console war might have. And there are plenty of those people. As is, the console wars are pretty much worthless these days. The market is massive and sales do more to influence the industry than any forum shit talk. I think you overestimate the relevance of this outdated concept in terms of marketing as well.
Console wars are as pathetic as the people who participate in them. If you need to have the success of a corporate product define your self worth you don't need a console....you need professional help.
Nothing wrong with celebrating a success of your favorite brand or company, but when you start hoping others will fall because you believe yours is the only true superior one... yeah
This is evolution? *Contemplates where the human race is at in this day and age.* You know what? We as a species engage in far worse pastimes than bickering about videogame consoles, so this isn't even close to the worst measure of how pitiful the human race has become. Not by a longshot.
Just as dumb as people thinking that they should be no more exclusives, all consoles should have access to every game. The only people singing that tune are xbox and pc players.
If console wars are what makes us human i'd rather be a slug. Its a fucking plastic box lets talk about games and why we love them instead of the stupid shit i'd much rather have deep discussions over why a game is good not just have it designated good status because its exclusive to a certain plastic box. I get that console wars are a way for us as people to justify our purchase cause these things aren't cheap and not everyone can afford to get 2 let alone 3 but if your plastic box is so fucking good you wouldn't need to cheer lead it all fucking day, all it tells me is your insecure about your purchase and need internet points to give you that much needed validation. It's the old "if your console is so good why are you arguing about it on the internet instead of playing it", the fact is all 3 have pros and cons no matter how much you love your plastic box of choice there may be things you like that others do better.
Humans have to pick something to be a part of that is bigger than themselves. A lot of them need that validation. They do so with sports, political parties, nationality, religion, etc. Strange article though. A lot longer than expected.
As long as you don't take it too seriously it's a bit of banter, it's fun. At the end of the day I can dig all platforms and I'll admit I'm jealous of rtx on PC, lol, I'm hoping the next gen consoles will be able to do it relatively well and show them PC mutts their $4000 grand rigs are ridiculously overpriced.
PC enthusiasts are similar in many ways to car enthusiasts, especially if they have mechanical knowledge. They like picking their pieces, putting them together, and testing systems - it's a constructive a (pet) project that isn't mandatory and is also fun, or maybe they do it for a living. Enjoyable in any case. You spend money, you build, you throw in a little panache on the casing, and you have a personal work of art. Then you can have fun comparing the power of your old build to the power of your new build. The 'powah' increase and repeat testing can be very satisfying. As to the war: I enjoy coming here to argue (why lie?) but I also wish people were more amicable and less hostile toward other preferences and beliefs. I understand why people are passionate, but some take it too far. I enjoy dismantling the arguments of people who attempt to 'lord over' others with their personal preferences as much as they enjoy attempting their lording.
Yeah I get your point, if only we could be a bit more light hearted about things and just have a laugh. Life's too short for nastiness over video games.
Lol 😂 no comments.
They actually make you retarded.
Console wars initiate hate, generalization and illogical arguments. Not to mention objective game design goes out the window for "I like this because I like this" because a 250$ purchase needs to be justified.
I agree, and it's very human of us to go full on immature grand levels of stupid. However, this isn't like the days Sega vs Nintendo. The console war has devolved into disgusting toxicity due to being able to be unanimous over the net. I would say it isn't even a war, more like a free for all cause fanboys attack those who have legitimate critiques about high profile games. Aside from that tho, most don't take it THAT personal however fandoms ruin it for all
Not when it's gotten to the point where fanboys are treating it like a religion, like a lot of folks here on N4G.
Puh, all it does is makes you miss out on awesome games.
sega and nintendo used to trash each other in tv commercials nearly 30 years ago , nothing has really changed since , it will always exist ..
From all of my years on this site, I have seen nothing good come from console wars. It's all just pathetic bickering. You can't criticise anything without fanboys swarming over your comment and belittling your comment. Just recently some people criticised what we are seeing of Death Stranding and Sony fanboys were jumping all over those comments. It was the same with Nintendo fans when anybody would say they thought Zelda: Breath of the wild was bland.
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