Benjamin Quintero: "I suppose this post is more of a question than a comment, but here it goes. Why won't gamers drop the fan-boyism?
Despite my obvious loyal attempts to support Nintendo over the years (as detailed in my previous post about Nintendo), I always knew that they had certain strengths and weaknesses with each generation of consoles. Even back in the old SNES days kids would overhear me saying something about a Nintendo game and chime in with how slow the processor was and how Sega Genesis was the only true sports-lovers console because of it's massive 8MHz of raw awesome power.
My only question was, "cool, but can you play Zelda on it?". It was the software, after all, that drew me to the Nintendo brand in the beginning not the number of pixels it could push or the raw FLOPs it could generate, if any at that time =).
Even in the most civil of forum conversations there comes a point where the conversation starts to boil down to consoles, despite statements from developers saying that all platforms are being developed together. Not long after, someone will scream out (in all caps of course) how much better PS3 will be than the 360, or how Nintendo is laughing to the bank because they are somehow more genious than the other two multi-billion dollar corporations."