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Argh_College said:
i see so many fanboys from Sony saying so many things about Sony games than i see horrible sales...

dont get it.

That goes for any company, SOny, MS and Ninty, the fanboys for each are very small part of actual console owners.



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There has always been fanboy flamewars going back to the beginning of video games. But video games are no exception; disagreement over opinions has started many IRL wars going back as far as you care to look.



NightDragon83 said:

I'd argue that fanboys were one of the biggest reasons the industry grew so much during the 90s. Ninty vs SEGA alone caused many school aged kids to pledge allegiance to one company or the other, and this was exacerbated when Sony entered the fray.


To be honest, where I live, if you looked at the video game section of a department store or any store (like for me Toys R Us when I was younger), 90% of the game/hardware that was on the shelves were Nintendo and 10% were Sega. 

So for me, while I was mesmerized by Nintendo's products, I tended to ignore Sega and for a few years I didnt know the existence of the Sega Saturn/CD/Dreamcast...not even joking.

(And it wasnt cause I was a N-Fanboy (ok I was) but I didnt hate Sega , I did hate Playstation and Sony though ;p).



    

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@ oniyide- it doesnt bother me to the extent that i would stop playing my Wii and slash my wrists lol. Its just that nobody can post any constructive criticsm about the Wii, just utter shit and insults, if someone doesnt like the Wii and gives valid reasons then fine.



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How could FanBoys affect anything... they are Fans... of a company... that do nothing else accept being fans of a company...



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thranx said:
Sorry didn't read. But fanboys only matter on the internet. They have little to no impact on gaming as a business.


same. btw, PUBLISHERS hurt the industry. I wont get into an essay of reasons why.



wfz said:
halil23 said:
Alasttor said:
Wanna see some really pathetic Sony fanboys? Go to N4G and just read all the crazy comments they post. Very blind comments indeed.

Seriously?! Why mention specific fans... oh wait you're a Sony hater. >_> such a sad boy.

At bold part: And that your irony. :-/


I can't comment on Alasttor's other posts he's made in the past, but I can tell you that I think you're the one who's being a little touchy and blind here. You're right, his post mentioned that if you want to see pathetic Sony fanboys, you can go to N4G and see them at their worst. (I suppose that website is rather famous for Sony fanboyism, I've been hearing a lot about it). What he didn't say was that Sony fanboys were the only bad ones.

Yes he addressed a specific answer for the broader topic, but you seem upset that he didn't cover every possible angle. That seems silly to me. If this was a topic about bad brands of bread, and he called out one of the specific brands that sucks, would you get mad at him for not calling out every single bad brand of bread?

Calling me "touchy and blind"?!

Let me get this straight, a Nintendo boy defending another Nintendo boy calling me blind, you don't see the irony in this?! If not, you too are a sad fella.

At least I own Nintendo and Sony products and doesn't talk shits about either companies, unlike you guys...



zippy said:
@ oniyide- it doesnt bother me to the extent that i would stop playing my Wii and slash my wrists lol. Its just that nobody can post any constructive criticsm about the Wii, just utter shit and insults, if someone doesnt like the Wii and gives valid reasons then fine.


YOu might be going to the wrong sites, a couple of them give some valid reasons for not liking the WIi, for instance ho-hum online that Ninty never really improved.



@ oniyide -yeah mate the Wii is lacking in several departments big time, and i have had lots of good debates and chats with people online with most making very valid points. I suppose my rant was directed to the fanboys who hide behind their keyboards and go on a trolling mission, for instance im not a big fan of microsoft, but i dont feel compelled to visit Xbox sites to offer nothing constructive and call their fans "retards" or whatever for no apparent reason. Ive got too much class for that :)