Gaming has been associated with rabid fanboys who have a mandate to constantly defend their preferred console, even when issues being debated is obviously false.
Ummmmmmmmmmm No. I love my PS3 and 360 equaly, so im kinda united... ish. But there are others... who just can't. *cough*nintendo king*cough*
The more united we are the lazier it'd make developers, especially those contracted exclusively to each console. If we didnt care about what other consoles had, we wouldnt have our own developers making exclusive games that are top of the range to compete with them.
Why unite? Why unite with the people and the media that used the most pathetic tactics to downplay Sony and PS3 since 2006? We will never forget the double standards used on PS3 exclussives, the ridicilous point deductions on PS3 reviews, like being original or too much variety. We will never forget the "ps3 is teh doom" articles popping every hour on N4G In short, you reap what you sow.
Fanboys are angry people. Just look at Instanbull. That's the reason their will never be a unity.
im not a fanboy, but is it wrong to believe xbox has nothing good to offer? or better yet, nothing groundbreaking, or different that can separate them from the competition...other then kinect...and we all know who kinect aims at
While I too am a multiconsole gamer and enjoy the fruits of all the labor in this industry. I do prefer one more than the rest. My preference will differ from the rest and I am ok with that because it is my preference. I used to be all up in people telling them they need to be more neutral. Only thing is...that is where being neutral fails. You really arent even if you swear you are. You can own and play all the consoles under the sun but at the end of it all you will have the ones you play most. The ones you have invested more hours into earning achievements/trophies or whatever you get out of being a dedicated gamer. Its ok to pick sides so long as you can be respectful to those who may choose a different side than you. What gets me are the ones that will flat out deny the existence of the other side or that it could be entertaining to game on the other platform they may not have. I game on the PC, NES, DC, Genesis, SNES, Turbografx, PS1/2/3, 2600, NeoGeo, Xbox...etc At the end of the day my preferred system of choice is the 360. Not because of anything anyone can say in my place but simply because...I like it. Try and proclaim console neutrality all you want. The rest of us go on about our day.
darthv72 At least you admitted it. We all have a preference for everything really, cars, computers, sports teams, woman, and so on. I like the PS3, only system I own currently but I sure as hell am not going to waste my time being a fanboy. You can still have a civil conversation while not having the same opinion about something. Their will always be differences but people can still get along. In the end I'm just a fan. I was a fanboy for a bit but than came to the realization if it had any importance and no it does not, You can still be objective but be sincere and respectful about it -
united? .... i dont remember fanboism before xbox and ps brand.. specially after xbox360 and ps3... so blame this gen for all the fanboism... simply put L&G I LOVE GAMES.. i dont know about others but when i like a game i pick it up ... that what i have been doing since "atari" so far its working quite well for me.. peace
with xbox fans thinking they have a godly online and ps3 fans thinking there console is more powerful than god himself its very unlikely.
"We choose what we will be, every moment of every day. To hate is easy, because it feels good to strike at the great enemy (fear). To love is difficult, as it challenges us to open our fist and trust blindly. I look at my closed fist and see in it the world, locked in fear and anger. I look at my open hand and see the universe, open to possibility." I wonder what this place would be like if there were atleast some sort of respect and understanding between the two consoles' enthusiasts. Peace to all gamers.
The thing is though, you just get fanboys who take things too far, that they stir trouble and penalize a person for liking a particular console. There are those who take those words harshly and seriously. Its like bullying really, and Bullying is a real problem on the internet. Fanboys ruin enjoyment of gaming.
I'm in the same boat, except I got all 3, love PS3 and 360 equally. Wii is good for shits and giggles occasionally with friends for New Super Mario Bros Wii or Mario Kart or something. I guess I'm united too. I'm going to like what I like and play what I want to play with my money. I've never been swayed by the comment of a fanboy one way or the other. If I see something, be it Uncharted, Halo, God of War, Gears of War, etc. and I like it I'm going to play it regardless of what the claptrap think about it on here. Sure sometimes there are things that are bigger than the consoles that people have common opinions on, like Bobby Kotick and Activision and stuff like that, but that's rare. Fanboyism has been around since the Nintendo vs Sega days, like I've said before it's just more profound because of the internet. Back then, fanboys existed in, what, letter collumns in magazines? @Istanbull I wasn't around N4G back then but whenever i hear about those times you all make it sound like you survived the holocaust, like it was the most horrible thing that has ever happened and you deserve reperations or something. If you know that PS3 is the greatest, than that should be good enough for you. Get over it.
Man that last paragraph was spot on. I wish I could give you 2,000 bubbles just for that.
i hope not. i mean as long as there is fanboys there will be great games. being a fanboy is a challenge for developers
I wish,it would be great if we could talk about games for real and talk about the negatives and positives with out people getting offended and thinking you are a fanboy,but I'm no fanboy :) I just like to talk about games which is really hard to do on this site people are so sensitive about there games.
Real Gamers play their consoles, fanboys argue about their consoles.
I wish their was cross platform online gaming between 360/ps3.
That would be pretty sweet.
That really would be awesome. 360 players would own though :) (settle down I did that on purpose to illustrate just how impossible fanboys uniting is lol)
Sony and MS should consider it, even if only fot a day. It would be great for the gaming community.
wont happen since XBL is paid while PSN is free... It is a wish after all..
The only way that would happen would be for everyone to own each console then it'll just be about games.
Now why would we want to do that !
Fanboyism isnt going to stop for many reasons. One being that people dont like to be wrong or admit their mistakes. All of us are like that, myself included. I truly believe that when the 360 came out it was the better console to own. It had great exclusive games, and great online play. Thats pretty much the definition of a good console. Of course it was plagued by RROD, and also XBL fees. However, considering it came out 1 year before the ps3, and at such a lower price... IMO the 360 was a bargain back when it launched. I think anyone who bought ps3 at launch was being foolish with his money - spending so much for a console with little games, and bad online. But the gaming landscape started changing a few years ago and is completely different now. The ps3 is the better console to have at the moment for sure. PSN is definitely on par to XBL (and minus the subscription fees), and the game situation has reversed. PS3 has a ridiculous amount of exclusives, while the 360 pretty much has nothing when you compare both line ups. Also the price difference isnt so tremendous anymore, and PS3 offers many extra features the 360 lacks (wifi, blu ray, etc..). I bought a console late this generation. I was into pc gaming and when i bought the ps3 it was already $299. I know i made the right choice b/c i came into the game pretty late... and did heavy research before buying. XBL fees were the deal breaker for me. However I think the people who won the most this generation were not xbox users or ps3 users. I think it was 360 users who sold the 360 and got ps3 in the middle of this gen... They got the better console in the first half (360), and now the better console in the 2nd half (ps3). They got to play the best games both systems have to offer... and thats what gaming is all about. EDIT: Also I dont think that it necessarily had to be this way. I think that MS and the 360 could have kept the lead by making more exclusive games and changing XBL fees mid generation (silver users free to play online). They put the money in all the wrong places (kinect, advertising budget, timed exclusives, etc..). More games + free online would have won over this gamer. EDIT 2 @ Dirty Beaver: The 360 is not holding back ps3. Ps3 is holding back ps3. Why? Because ps3's gpu is weaker than the 360s. Sony made a huge mistake with the cell. They had a 1-1.5 year extra before they released the ps3 (and they knew what their competition brought to the table). What in the hell made them choose a better CPU and a weaker GPU? All they had to do was choose same cpu as the 360, and put a nicer GPU. It would have been easy to code for, and it would not be suffering from the inferior multi-plat syndrome it is now. Every game on ps3 would have looked = to 360, and all exclusives would have been better as well. Anyone who has built their pc knows you maximize GPU power over CPU power. It really wasnt worth it in terms of development costs.
The 360 has wifi now.
Releasing a console with 66% failure rate and introducing DLC + Paid online?
you might want to use google the 360 is indeed holding ps3 and pc back this gen
Not while the x360 is holding back game progression on the ps3. This is not a fanboi rant when i say it's been proven beyond fact now that the ps3 is more than capable of outperforming the 360. Why are we not seeing this in multiplat games? oh...that right, devs use the 360 as the main dev.
Until the western media stops instigating with their biased crap, otherwise it won't be happening anytime soon...
Commodore 64 is better than Atari! GRRR FANBOY RAGE!!!
No, no, well yes Commodore 64 was better than Atari, but MSX was better than Commodore 64! With the original Metal Gear, not he Nintendo port, and... Yeah, shit has always been like that.
Never...I will rather get caught sleeping with 3 fat chicks that look uglier than a cat and dog mixed together than to unite with Nintendo fan boys. The WII sucks!! As for the 360 i always say i like it and its cool and i bought it to play just gears and i will be buying gears 3. Ps3 Is The Best. >:)
Is it really so hard to connect PSN with Live? Just for one little game, a cross platform online shooter, made by Bungie and/or Insomniac, XBLA vs PSN. Blast-em!
I'm a gamer. I buy every console that comes out and I play on all of them (including my powerhouse to PC). But I don't praise every game that comes out for that specific console.
The wii is a great console, it opened the way for the advancement of motion control. i think they really deserve credit, they took the risk and it paid. in the reverse, Nintendo would have been dead and buried. I really think Nintendo is cool, they just need to step up their games to at least attract some hardcores. . .
Console gamers never unite, unless they face a greater foe, such as the elusive pc gamer.
A formidable foe indeed, rendering all resolutions, keyboard&mousing us all in oblivion, with mods, and no fleet of pirates can sink-em.
i only unite the consoles, couldnt care less about the fangirls.
Why Unite? Its like sports. i like liverpool and i will NEVER EVER EVER say anything good about a team that beats us. We are the best and that's the end of it. Its all in fun though. Unless its Man U, then its serious. I hate that team, i hope old trafford burns to the ground (kidding....not really, BURN BABY BURN!!! mwa hahahhaha) So i think that same attitude from sports just carries over to consoles. You have a preference for a certain team (sony, MS, Nintendo) and you root for them and find ways of making other people see how great they are and how horrible the other teams are. Its all in fun though. i don't think anyone "hates" owners of other consoles, at the end of the day, its all in fun.
No, the more fanboys the better. They make it fun :)
Despite playing and having PC/PS3/360, I am in no way neutral and not biased towards one system or the other. Having all systems by no means make you neutral. My order of preference is PC>PS3>360. Seriously, the 360 is just a crappy PC that charges you to play online. PS3 is tolerable since they follow the free online model and the technology inside the PS3 is not total crap. Disc scratching, RODD, P2P, you get the idea. I think those who play 360 as their main system are idiots. Very polarized opinion, I know. However, being polarized is better than those hypocrites who claimed they are neutral just cause they have all systems. Nobody is perfectly unbiased. The war is not going to end until only one victor emerges.
I totally agree. And though everyone seems to say otherwise... the pc is the strongest contender in my opinion.
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