First we must ask ourselves what the term "gamer" means.
Stupid question,why do you think we're fanboys in the first place? No matter how many consoles you own or games we own, there's always one that you would lean toward more than the others.In the world of gaming being unbiased is just a wishful thinking, there's always one that will attract more than others. We are gamer regardless of the console we own or games we choose.
@Eddy i 100% agree with you... Thats why some games get such good reviews, even though some reviewers claim to be unbiased...we all know thats not true But as far as Fanboys goes, they just are very passionate about their console...only when trolling becomes obsessive then there is a real problem...
human has always been like this,even in sports like football(oh in football you have to extreme,Im man utd fan and HATE OTHER TEAMS),in life styles,in everything my point is that everyone lean to one thing more than the other but not that XTREME like some guys here in n4g Im more of a game fanboy than a console fanboy,I love both systems but I admit from the beginnig of this gen until now,I liked the 360 most and I admit I hated the ps3 cause I didn't have one(not extreme hate) and then when got my ps3 I was shocked by mgs4,uncharted and R1,I liked ps3 more but I still love the 360 and now I love both of them,360 get most multiplats and its awesome exclusive and ps3 for some multiplats and its killer exclusives but I have to say it,Im a gta fanboy and the ballad of gay tony gives a 360 upper hand right now(for me) and ps3 got uncharted 2 which is a stunner but Im not gonna finish tbogt and ncharted 2 these days cause Im tired and In a bad mood,I don't want to finish these great games at this mood I want R* to develope gta 5 using blu-ray\cell,omg that will shift my love for ps3 90% and about online services,psn is good and all but I like xbl more,so Im gonna get mw2 on 360,that's my opinion and If you like psn more cause it's free,awesome and you don't care about features,I respect your opinions :) the HUGE problem with the 360 however is the red lights and E-74,I HAAAATE THEM especially the E-seventi Fuking FOUR
I think the point I tried to make was more towards those who deny themselves the experiences of games because there are so over the top and cannot just say "hey, let me try that game out"
you said it straight and short ,have 1 bubble sir 1-UP+
Yep, we're still gamers. We just prefer a console over the other. I have both, but I prefer the PS3.
fanboys are only gamers in the sense because they fit the definition of a gamer...which is someone who plays games but thats where it ends...i dont think they are gamers because they arent open to other games that dont appeal to their console/genre/or even game title...just because a game is on a different console that they dont like/prefer, they put it down...just because the game isnt the genre that they dont like/prefer, they put it down...just because the game isnt a specific franchise that they like/prefer, they put it down...because of all these reasons, i dont think they are real gamers, unless they are open about everything, even if they dont like the said game, if they are still able to see what its good for and what it innovates or reinvents, then IMO they are gamers
Xbox 360 sucks compared to PS3 well, this is the truth but you people are gonna say I'm a fanboy... I have my facts straight
that is stupid man,seriously xbox 360 is an amazing console as well as the ps3 bayonetta is coming,360 version is superior gta 4,the full experience on 360 and besides 360 versio of gta 4 s way better trust me,I got the ps3 version firsr mw2,to me im buying it on 360 cause simply xbl offers more depth than psn exclusive games,conviction is awesome,alan wake have potential,gears 3 on the way,I hope halo reach beat halo 1,mass effect 2 is coming too ps3 also has killer exclusive line up,even more diverse than 360 exclusives you get me now the real problem that is suck,the failure rate of 360,I was pissed the day it got E74 I screamed"I FREAKIN HATE THE SH!TBOX 3 FIX ME"
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You're right, 360 is equal because Bayonetta is superior on that console. I mean forget that God of War 3, a PS3 exclusive, is around the corner and that might be true.
Unless you spend the same amount of time on every console (which no one does), you naturally tend towards one, just like when with two of everything, tend towards one of them (even if u use one console for FPS and the other for Platformers) eventually you will favour one. Fanboys are just extreems of the situation. I would say I'm a fanboy. But i'm not a Sony or Apple fanboy, but someone who's had such a bad experience with MS all around, that I simply don't choose to be affiliated with it. However I can still appreciate the 360 as a very good console, with very good games. It's just not my FAV.
Fanboys are ,Wii crybabies and XBOX clones,PC Nerds and PS3 graphic whores..lol
over our head by miles! 95% of all sonyfanboys&girls are talk and no play I don't see hardly none of the xbox fans on this site right after a game is released, you want to know why, he really doesn't care about blogging about the game because he is too busy PLAYING. all of you guys claim that you have the best games and system, but yet you are always on this site; you and the other 250 sonyfans. stop writing and start play because by your logic and reasoning, N4G would be flooded with xbox fans; their not because they are either playing games or working.
its ok to like one console more than another but to say that x console is better than other cause it like that or to hate someone just because he like his console, that is fanboy. but to answer the question most fanboy are not gamer cause 95% of sh!t that come from there mouth is b/s coming from a b/s site saying b/s stuff and they troll site saying those b/s stuff but sometime they true stuff and still manage to troll site how to cut this b/s, you silent it with a silencer
what the hell are you talkin about? 360 owners had nothing to play in 2009, thats why they didnt show up.
They pulled the wool over the worlds eyes with the pos 1 and 2........shame. I'm glad MS is smackin em around with the 360!!!!! Microsoft......an AMERICAN owned company!!!!!! Same way the punks in Japan won't buy the 360(even though it has all of the JRPG). That's where my fanboyism stems from. Fvck Sony. These bastards have their hands in every aspect of entertainment from tvs,cameras,laptops,stereo equipment,MOVIE STUDIOS,BLU RAY,RECORD LABELS etc.etc. Talk about an evil monopoly over the entertainment/electronic world. This world has sadly gone blind to Sonys domination agenda. PS.......N4G is also a Sony funded entity........no question about it! If you don't believe,read the comments for a while.........it's pathetic,just like Japan and Sony, Ciao
real simple, gamers like games. Fanboys Blindly hate something because its not on there GOD system. Real simple. Good example. ps3 fans and halo.
Simply put, the term "gamer" is literally defined as a person or persons who game. So yes, Fanboys are gamers. But, I'd categorize them as "overzealous gamers".
Sorry guys, but at this time you can find different type of fanboys everywhere, is not exclusive related to games anymore, now I remember 2 groups of Anime fanboys saying something like: -naruto is the best, even better than DBGt -NO! DBGt is much more better -bla bla bla -more bla bla bla I really want to smack them in the face, because Sailor Moon is the Best lol XD Really, fanboys are everywhere If we talk about gamers is weird, for example by the xbox fanboy logic I'm a sony fanboy because I support Playstation and they are not fanboys because they support their console of choice (?), if I said I do it because is worth, they say I'm part of the Sony Defence Force, but if I talk about rrod they say I'm in the sony denial force (??) and if I see a wii fanboy I'll kick his @$$ so hard.... lol Don't take this serious
they only can afford ONE system I told them go for a ps3,it has more diverse game library,full online,blu-ray,killer exclusive,relaibilty and it have better gfx/potential I live in ksa,ps3 is selling like crazy here,3 times as much as the 360 xbox is amazing too I love it but if you want to get the best of the best,get both systems :) and that's the bottom like cause ape007 said so
Then they're gamers.
I'll never support Sony because it's a Pearl Harbor sneek attack Jap company. They pulled the wool over the worlds eyes with the pos 1 and 2........shame. I'm glad MS is smackin em around with the 360!!!!! Microsoft......an AMERICAN owned company!!!!!! Same way the punks in Japan won't buy the 360(even though it has all of the JRPG). That's where my fanboyism stems from. Fvck Sony. These bastards have their hands in every aspect of entertainment from tvs,cameras,laptops,stereo equipment,MOVIE STUDIOS,BLU RAY,RECORD LABELS etc.etc. Talk about an evil monopoly over the entertainment/electronic world. This world has sadly gone blind to Sonys domination agenda. PS.......N4G is also a Sony funded entity........no question about it! If you don't believe me,read the majority of the articles and comments for a while lol.........it's pathetic,just like Japan and Sony, Ciao
Thanks, my point wasn't to say someone who strictly owns a ps3 is a fanboy and isn't a gamer, the point was there are people out there that are so over the top that they REFUSE to play a game because its not on 360 or ps3. I admit I am a bit more towards my 360 than PS3, but I wont ever deny myself the experience of awesome games because Im a stubborn over opinionated jerk.
There's a difference between having a preference and being biased. Having a preference means that you say things like, "I prefer Playstation 3 more than Xbox 360," or "I think Halo 3's multiplayer is better than any other multiplayer." But being biased (i.e. being a fanboy) means you're going to say things like "Enjoy your flopbox, retards" or "Gaylo 3 sucks bawls, and everyone who plays it is a queer" or "Everyone knows PS3 has the best exclusives in the world, and only an idiot would say otherwise." These are the differences. It's okay to prefer one console over the other. It's okay to prefer one game over others, but it's quite another thing to shamelessly bash another console or another game just because you don't own one or else just because you hate the company that makes it. Being biased means that you don't treat things objectively. It means that you're going to bash a game for reasons other than what truly matters about games. For example, if you bash a game just because it happens to be on another console and you've never played it because you don't own that console, then you're being biased. So, no, for those of you who consider yourselves fanboys, if you don't actually do any of these things, then I suggest you just say that you love your consoles, because the term fanboy is negative now. It describes people who act immature. There are also fanboys who happen to own the console that they hate. They've had a terrible experience with it personally, and then apply their grievances to everyone else. Some people might have had their PS3 break on them, and their emotions take over and they bash Sony or the PS3 just because of their negative experience. Someone might have experienced lag while playing a game for only 5 minutes and then decides that they're going to tell everyone with ears that the game is a laggy piece of crap. These people have psychological insecurities. They don't know why they do it, and when you confront them about it, they defend their actions. They do not think they're doing anything wrong. Maybe they didn't attend school or missed too many days from school so they didn't learn how to be kind and open-minded. They stick to a brand and they become loyal to any product created by that company. They have an unfounded suspicion of any company that isn't their company. They cluster together with people who have the same opinions as they do. They exchange little tidbits and then pass off exaggerated rumors as facts. These people need to be re-educated. Being a "TRUE" gamer means that you're not going to pass judgment on a game just because you don't have the console to play it. For example, I always said that I think Gran Turismo is a fantastic series, even though I only just recently got a PS3. Had I been biased, I would have always said that "Forza is awesome and GT5 blows." Or how about the PS3 fanboys who hate on Valve just because Valve doesn't make games for PS3? "Oh, Valve are lazy, incompetent devs. They don't know how to do anything. All of their games suck." At the same time, these fanboys praise any Sony first party developer who only makes games for the PS3, or they praise 3rd party companies like Konami for only making MGS4 on PS3. Now, everything I said above also applies to 360 fanboys, or more bluntly, all fanboys in general. Being a fanboy is not a good thing.
great comment man,valve is one of the most hated game companies here on n4g and if you look at it,half life 2 was one of the best games ever,they act like they are crap,I just want valve to develope half life 3 but not now,I want it on next gen consoles or MW2,the game will be absoloutely amazing,yet ps3 fans BASH BASH the hell out of it cause activision boss said he could drop ps3 support and at the same time 90% of these bashers know that mw2 gonna be amazing and it's much better than mag,yet you don't see anyone bash mag if they didn't like it or resistance 2 if it wasn't better than R1 you see guys here are so desperate they need to chill
PS3 owners are, as we get to play the best of the best this gen. Bots are just little brats who couldn't afford a PS3 and spend their time trying to defend the failbox.
agreed.chris is an xbot troll,lolzzzz
Come on Saaking, you told me you would stop this FYI Everyone Saaking is no fanboy, he likes to play the fanboy He is a massive Halo fan, check out his gamertag and you can see how much he loves Halo 3, Halo Wars and Halo 3: ODST
well done ali :) i've been trying to show everyone the truth for a while now. just quit it saaking, everyone knows!
lol who dont like to play fanboy? xD
so we shouldn't take your comments seriously either (to those who still did) 90% of the droid comments are just argumentless, random MS bashing comments, shouted out in jealousy and/or without reading the article.
The sad thing is that he plays fanboy non-stop, day in, and day out. I tried that before, and it got boring, and fast. He's putting so much effort into stirring up controversy for no reason at all...
guess what? "Last Playing Halo 3 Offline for 12 Hrs"
I'm a gamer : see, because of demon's souls I haven't shaved for a complete week XD. Seriously though, to a certain extent fanboys are gamers, but they don't take pleasure in playing their console of choice, they take pleasure in hating their competitor. One question I oftenly ask myself: do they like playing at all or they always need to be nitpicking about PR spins and whatnot?
I'm a fan of games, ALL ASPECTS OF THEM. I've only been on here for a while and have noticed how most missed missed their lessons. Playing Specs = Fail Playing Graphics = Fail Playing Reviews = Fail Playing Chartz = Fail I leave it in the devs hands to showcase what I will hopefully be interested in, not some fool hearted loser trying to make a voice. +1 Kreyg
compared to PS3 fanboys, 360 fanboys buy games and play them. I really would like to see how the ps3 software sales would look if the system would be hacked.
And what do you think you would find if the ps was hacked what a pathetic comment. It's not atypical from a bot to say something about sales. You gen y'ers are just like the boomers worthless it's all about posers.
@ saaking lol... you sound very kiddie.
Sorry just because I am a gamer does not mean I should automatically endorse shoddy hardware and deceitful business tactics. Being a gamer should not cause me to let go of any standards I hold companies that I give me money to.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone... So you have never done anything deceitful? That's hard to believe. Anyways, you are telling me that Sony has never done anything deceitful or unethical? If not, you need to open your eyes.
You are a gamer if you buy games, thats it. PC owners also think that they are gamer, but looking on the PC gaming Industry it looks like PC gaming would be dead.. sounds crazy but most ppl download PC games.
Such as steam if you mean pirate yeah that too BUT GAMES STILL SELL ON THE PC PLATFORM JUST LIKE GAMES SELL ON XBOX 360 EVEN IF THERE'S PIRATES
my pc games on disk. I don't like downloads. I like having that physical media in front of me.
worst fanboy is xbots. FACT. http://cache.kotaku.com/ass... http://bulk.destructoid.com...
just look at EVERY article here. the first 10 comments is usually random droid [email protected] 85% of this site's members are 12 year old PS fanboys.
Ohhhhhhhhhhh I'm so sick of these retarded articles.
Me what makes a "true" gamer
True gamer means you have no standards and you just play to mindlessly play.
If you have to ask I guess you'll never know. I'm not going to spoon feed people on the internet. Just think about what I said with my first comment and you can come to your own conclusion...jeez. @Pennywise... Only a retard thinks that...never go full retard.
A dumbass comment is reply wooo ding ding he can't answer people because he thinks it's spoon feeding when a simple question is ask I guess we shouldn't ask our parents when growing stuff because it's spoon feeding what a dumbass simple question can be answer with a simple answer not hard at all
I know exactly what you meant by "true gamer." If you seriously don't know what a true gamer is then you probably aren't one.
No. The reason being is because fanboys bash over games, just because it is not on THEIR console, and is not coming to their console, so they bash it, and call it crap This kind of behavour is total crap, you could show a PS3 Fanboy for instance the amazing high review scores for Gears of War 2, then how many people have bought it due to its popularity, and they will still call it crap THAT is not being a gamer. I may come on here and troll for lulz now and then, but I can say with all clarity I own an Xbox 360 and a PS3, and have a big game collection for both. I'm guessing thats a lot more than most of you can say.
Personally, as much as I dislike fanboys, they are gamers. They're hypocritical at time, but they love playing games.
The only gamers who should be allowed to be fanboys are pc gamers, because true pc gamers BUILD the system that's running the game. Then you have a reason to defend it. It's your baby : )
just like fascists are not patriots
fanboys anrent real gamers. theyre just angry people wit issues arguing about consoles.. instead they should just stfu and play some games blazed...
Well said. Same here, in fact I have all 3 consoles. The WII is mostly for my son. But I started playing the Metroid Trilogy and it's excellent. Just finished Uncharted 2, awesome game. Playing Forza 3 excellent also. I don't really care which console a game comes out on, as long as it's a good game. Multiplats, I like the 360's controller better so my multiplats are on the 360. I wouldn't miss out on a good game just because I want to defend or bash a console for a company that just wants my money. People that stand by 1 console either the 360 or the PS3 are missing out some great games. For what? Just because they don't want to give Microsoft or Sony their money (or their parent's money for that matter!). Unless you're under 15 there's no logic in reasoning like that. I guess I could say I'm a gamer
Oh stop... Just because they have a strong bias doesn't make them any less of a gamer. To me, they happen to be unfortunate gamers for not being able to experience all good games. If I only watch movies on Blu-Ray disc and completely ignore Netflix or movie theaters, would that make me any less of a movie fan? Of course not. Fanboys are gamers, hardcore gamers are gamers and casual gamers are gamers. Fanboys are just simply more passionate than some others. They don't have to love every game and every console...
The Team06, sorry but that doesn't make sense. How you watch your movies can't be compared to what system you game on, it's a big difference. That's more like saying you only shop at GameStop and not Wal-Mart, or BestBuy, etc. Gaming is more than just what system you play your games on, and you're killing your options by being a fanboy. If you're a gamer you want to keep those options open and not be so stubborn and stupid. Fanboys just think it makes them more superior and "cool" declaring their dedication to one system, and will bash and hate anything from anyone else just because. They aren't passionate about anything to do with gaming, they just like to be assholes. Hating everything but your own system for no reason at all makes no sense. Fanboys are not gamers.
I thought the definition of "gamer" had to do with playing games? Not becoming the Ghandi of the gaming industry and loving all consoles or games equally. I am (or at least was until GTA IV) a GTA fanboy, so I didn't like Saints Row or any copy-cats. I still play games nonetheless. No where does it say a gamer has to enjoy or appreciate all consoles. Anyway, maybe a different analogy will work for you: If I like Stephen Spielberg films, but hated his latest one, does that make me any less of a Spielberg or movie fan? Just because I don't enjoy one or a few of his movies? If a movie fan has the right to like, dislike and even bash movies, why can't I say I despise one game or console? Why should I be forced to play it in order to become a "gamer"? There's no logic there...
ape007 is the biggest fanboy on this site
LoL btw I often read your comments,they are simple yet affective Im curios to hear why
Anyone who cannot appreciate what another console has to offer is not a real gamer, end of story. Fanyboys may think they are gamers just because they're so "dedicated" to their platform, but they're not. They are just a bunch of closed minded idiots who aren't willing to even think about their other options, and will put another game down just because it's not on their system. So, how could they be considered gamers? A real gamer is passionate about their hobby and they will, or would be willing to, play any games from any system, unless of course it just plain sucks, or isn't a real game (mostly anything for the Wii). I own all 3 current gen systems and a PC, and I love them all in their own little ways. If you consider yourself a gamer or not, why limit your options? You're missing out on a ton of great games that way.
let me rephrase this. Some people play games or do anything to fit in a crowd or just "belong" because it fills a void in their lives. Since the 6th generation of game consoles gaming has been something that casuals and the dedicated gamers have been doing as a hobby. You have some people that game because all of their buddies game, so they follow suit. You have some gamers that have been addicts since pre NES days. I coined a term "fad gamers", a while back because to me that represents the majority of new gamers that are now owners and fuel this fanboy crap. They care more about sales and reviews more than they actually care about the actual games. These gamers are more casuals than anything because they tend to stick with one style than branch off and explore other genres and styles. The dedicated gamers, usually have more than 3 consoles and appreciates all games equally because it is more of a hobby than a fad that will pass with time. They can play games from the Atari era, then jump to the HD era without crying and moaning about graphics and controls. These gamers also do not care about sales and reviews because they have been gaming enough to know what's good or bad.
Said it a lot better than I did. It really is true that Fanboys aren't in it for the fun of playing games. They are just morons that follow the crowd and can't think for themselves. The sad thing is there are a ton of people becoming like this these days. I really don't want people who act like this running things in the future, it's a pretty scary thought. It can only get worse from here.
With the idea of gaming as a fad. I talked about it with a couple of my friends...in reference to how prevalent internet access has become. With that access comes these "fad" gamers that think that because they have become "trendy" with the new console that they know EVERYTHING about gaming. They will research...quote devs and execs of their favorite games...but they lack ANY original thought...this is because they are just clones of one another. I don't really believe in the idea of a "TRUE" gamer...that is too difficult to define. But, the FAD gamer exists and is a huge impetus for the creation of fanboys. GREAT POINT!!!
the technology is crap . my opinion is the xbot is fkn shlt up by using last gen tech . its holding videogames from accomplishing more. but the bots won't believe that ..