Is Fanboyism a Religion? - Gismodo

Ever wonder why Apple fans stand in line for hours end just to buy a phone? According to the BBC's Alex RIley, it's because Apple is their religion. Neuroscience suggests he may be right.

NukaCola4580d ago

No...It's an ideal like Radical, Extremist, Reactionarism, or Catholic.

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iamnsuperman4580d ago (Edited 4580d ago )

Alex Riley does show a good point. Watch the show it is good and very interesting

edit did anyone watch the documentary. The whole idea is that the part of the brain associated with religion is associated with fanboyism

Redrum0594580d ago

its my religion, and i will die for my console of choice because it loves me back the same.


lastdual4580d ago

It's not an ideal. It's a devotion.

People can be devoted to almost anything, be it a religion, a nation, a consumer product, or another person.

Fanboyism is simply absurd because the object of that devotion is something that, in the greater scheme of things, isn't all that important. So you like game X and someone else likes game Y? There are people with real problems out there. If you're going to get that heated up over your preferred form of amusment, you've probably got some messed up priorities.

jdoggystyyle4580d ago (Edited 4580d ago )

sony could cause a world war. SOny could kill yalls family. Sony could cause global hunger. But here on n4g, it would still be ok. The sony fanboys on this site are delusional and F*****g crazy. ps3 is this sites god, its rather funny coming to this garbage site and reading peoples comments like pirate thom. Who are so mind bent and nuts on a game system that it leaves me shaking me head in disbelief. Its mind numbing how some of you have to try to justify your mommy and daddies purchase of your game system with coming on sites like this and plegging your allegiance to a corporation and game system. totally pathetic. Gamers should suppport all gamers and systems. As compatition makes companies and systems better. Can you imagine if sony didnt have a rival like xbox? the ps3 would be $2,0000 and have nothing but shovel ware. Grow up kiddies. Its a fu****g video game system which will be replaced in 2-3 years.

snipes1014580d ago

I agree with every last thing you just said.

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awiseman4580d ago

If Fanboyism is a religion...n4g would be a monastary

Silly gameAr4580d ago

...and you would be one of the head monks.

AAACE54580d ago

A monastery at war is more like it! And 70% of the people here have drunk the kool aid!

Kee4580d ago

No, I believe it's a form of idiocy.

koehler834580d ago

You point out some striking parallels with religion.

stealth500k4580d ago

religion is idiocy in its purest form

Kee4580d ago (Edited 4580d ago )

Oh, dear. Don't say that... People might get upset.

Or.. maybe not? ah whatever.

shotgun_ps34580d ago (Edited 4580d ago )

Yep. I honestly think if there was an actual war between Sony and Microsoft there would be at least 2500-5000 people that would sign up for it, prob more if it was Apple vs Windows.

Uncharted3Goty4580d ago (Edited 4580d ago )

Sigh Gaming is taking over real life Social life things the point is that your right.

LocO_o4580d ago

Would love to see Pirate Tom and Loner in a battle to the death cage match.

The winner will get bragging rights for the biggest fanboy on N4G.

stealth500k4580d ago

Its idiocy with a hint of irrationality with a smidge of insanity