Fanboy Confession: Buying an Xbox 360

Whether we admit it or not we all have our biases. This holds true with gamers perhaps more than anyone else. Most of us only have enough money to buy one system, and often by default it becomes our console of choice. New England Gamer discusses what happens when bias becomes pointless and you're forced to accept that maybe you're not immune to being a fanboy.

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RuPaul2982d ago ShowReplies(1)
thewhoopimen2982d ago

Too bad the author didn't read about EA's announcement that Mass Effect 2 and 3 were coming to the PS3... I'm sure he'd be facepalming himself for taking the leap for the wrong reason.

Playerz82982d ago

Damn, this guy looks foolish. He should have read yesterday's news.


Looks like RuPaul didn't read the article.

dizzleK2982d ago

Back in my day being a "hardcore" gamer meant owning every system so you could play everything. Todays faux hardcore clench their 1 console like their mother's teat and hold on for dear life. They pass everything by due to some retarded sense of loyalty to a hunk of plastic.

deadreckoning6662982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

"They pass everything by due to some retarded sense of loyalty to a hunk of plastic."

Bravo. I only have a PS3 atm, but id love to play Reach and Gears. Its just that I feel that the 360 is overpriced and not worth the asking price. And theres no way in hell I'm paying for online play.

stewie328872982d ago

I concur on the online play dealie.

Honestly, with the PS3 gaining ground you'd think it would make good sense for Microsoft to make Xbox Live Gold a free feature, especially sicne they aren't exactly a company lacking in change.

It's for that reason that I'm not going to invest in a Gold membership. If I really want a multiplayer experience, which I generally don't, I'll go to my PS3. It may not have all the same bells and whistles, but it gets the job done for fifty bucks less a year.

That said, I'm still enjoying my new Xbox, even if Mass Effect 2, one of the games I bought it for (Mass Effect 1 being the other) is now coming to the PS3. Kind of a kick in the nuts to honest.

karl2982d ago

the same for me..

i accept that halo and gears.. are awesome games....
but i just wont support MS buying their cheap made console..

their business model is bad for the gaming industry ... and thats why they wont get a cent from me...

yet i do buy xbox exclusives on pc if i have the chance...

Graphics2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

Hardcore is now about owning whats best, whats hardcore of owning one good system with 3 other garbage. If i can have Ferrari i don't want no toyota, unless its a hooked up toyata supra with 1k HP which ends up being more than a lambo. Which is why the only reason i own a 360 cause its fully modded from the inside out.

Mini Mario2981d ago

"Hardcore is now about owning whats best, whats hardcore of owning one good system with 3 other garbage. If i can have Ferrari i don't want no toyot"

It has nothing to do with the power of the console, its about the games. You can have a super powerful system with crap games....but it doesnt change the fact that they are still CRAP games.

-Note im not talking about any console in particular. Just stating that a super console is nothing without super games

Projekt7tuning2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

@ dizzleK
Bubble for you, Well said.

And to Graphics your and Idiot.

koh2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

I'm having trouble deciding how long to follow your analogy. My guess is that the Lambo is the PS3, but then are you saying there are ways to soup up an Xbox or Wii to make them better? I get the feeling you just followed that thought off topic though. The price difference (at launch at least, and to a lesser extent now) is also a pretty funny point.

Graphics2982d ago

yea 360 and wii can be modded while the ps3 can't. which for some, but for me specifically makes them better systems. If it wasn't for that fact I would of never bought a wii or 360.

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Kurt Russell2982d ago

What the fuck are you lot on about?

Articles right - the more the better

Projekt7tuning2982d ago

@ blueshirt7749

In Nelsons voice, "HAHA."
Graphics cant even make a complete sentence. I'm glad he has you to stick up for him.

Graphics2982d ago

@ Projekt7tuning

"And to Graphics your and Idiot." ?????????

You must be a retard. Learn to type before you try insulting people online.

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pippoppow2982d ago

Sure their are fanatics out there that for some reason have sided for good or bad with one platform of choice but some of us have legit reasons. For some one platform is enough. For others it's due to financial reasons but for some like myself it's due to business practices that I do not want to support in 360's case.

It is not fanboyism that stops me from owning a 360 or financial reasons. It is poor hardware reliability, lack of exclusives, pay to play tax and their insulting tactics.

I did buy and support the original Xbox. At first I was excited about MS entering the console market but was unimpressed with it's content. Now it isn't only content but just about everything else as well.

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