IndustryGamers: Fanboys are seen by many as a bane of the gaming industry. They're often considered shortsighted, bitter and arrogant, and blamed for ruining all discussions everywhere about games with their strident banter. If you clicked on this link looking for all the reasons why fanboys are a scourge that should be eliminated, however, you'll be disappointed.
Now, we've been through enough "console wars" to realize that all the players involved are large, multinational corporations that don't care about us personally – if they happen to put out some games we enjoy, we're happy enough with that. Because of this, we regard most fanboy-ism to be very silly, but that doesn't mean they don't have their place in the industry. Here's a list of the good things (and bad things) that fanboys bring to the gaming industry.