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I used to be like that just a few years ago. I used to do it because I enjoyed the drama and the arguments, none of it was completely serious, it was just stupid fun.



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The_Botman said:

Forbes posted an article on 6 reasons to buy an Xbox 360 over PS3 http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/12/06/6-reasons-to-buy-an-xbox-360-instead-of-a-playstation-3/

This late into the console cycle, it makes me wonder if an article like this is really geared towards the consumers.


That article is a companion piece to the "6 Reasons To Buy A PlayStation 3 Instead of an Xbox 360"

You too quickly jumped to a conclusion. Both articles are right. Heaven forbid that anyone choose the platform that appeals to them the most.



I used to be a Nintendo fanboy. I never had any other systems except Nintendo, so you could imagine the bias I had. I would give all those stereotypical arguments like "it's not about graphics, it's about gameplay" and all that jazz.
Don't get me wrong, I still love Nintendo games because they are great fun, and they have so many ways of innovating for their games, but for some reason I decided to give Sony a try, and I got my PS3. I was hooked instantly. There was this whole new world of amazing games with great graphics that I had been missing out on for many years! So I got a bunch of great games, and there are still many to come, and I think that is a good summary of my rehab from Ninty Fanboyism.



 Been away for a bit, but sneaking back in.

Gaming on: PS4, PC, 3DS. Got a Switch! Mainly to play Smash

__XBrawlX__ said:
I would call myself a Nintendo fan, but not an excessive one. I mean I owned every home console since the SNES (Minus the WiiU as of right now) and I bought a 360 this gen to try and experience all the games I wanted to experience.

I've been accused of being biased against Sony at times, but its not that I don't like the consoles, or the games. They're great. I just disliked the attitude Sony as a company, and legitimate Sony fanboys would display (From 2006-2008): "Our console will be the best, Nintendo has no chance, people will buy a PS3 without games, etc etc"

But I do believe that Sony has had a massive effect on gaming, and continues to do so. Same with Microsoft. I think they're both doing a great job in the gaming world, despite what some might say, but Nintendo will always have a soft spot in my heart, and I'll always want to defend them. The difference is I know when not to defend them, like when they fuck up. (Wii Online System, Abandoning Hardcore, etc)


I'm  pretty much in the exact same boat as you. I own a PS2, but Son'y arrogance and attitude after the PS2 gen totally turned me off them. It doesn't help when the occasional higher-ranking employee from the company decides to come out and bash their competitors, either.

On the same note, I do defend Nintendo, and I think of myself as rather critical towards a lot of their actions. the difference is, I can't tell if Nintendo is trying to be the different one out there in terms of things like online (following blue ocean a little TOO closely, perhaps?), or they're being blatantly ignorant as to what actually works with their competitors, and that's the incredibly frustrating part about it all.



Akvod said:

Eh, you can agree or disagree with fanboyism, but I don't see why you find it so absurd. Some people have become really attached and loyal to a brand or product, just like some people get attached to a sports team, a school, a group, a city, a state, a nation, etc.

Marketers use the buzz word "hearty loyalty"

http://www.bus.umich.edu/NewsRoom/ArticleDisplay.asp?news_id=13794

I mean, you're really just questioning human psychology.


Cool. Thanks.



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kain_kusanagi said:
The_Botman said:

Forbes posted an article on 6 reasons to buy an Xbox 360 over PS3 http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/12/06/6-reasons-to-buy-an-xbox-360-instead-of-a-playstation-3/

This late into the console cycle, it makes me wonder if an article like this is really geared towards the consumers.


That article is a companion piece to the "6 Reasons To Buy A PlayStation 3 Instead of an Xbox 360"

You too quickly jumped to a conclusion. Both articles are right. Heaven forbid that anyone choose the platform that appeals to them the most.

He should have really put those two together, he has the comment sections pretty fired up. In some cases, those points do get turned into ammunition from time to time. In the end, each console has its strong points to look at.



kain_kusanagi said:

Above about brands, below parody about Sony fanboys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMMQqbexY5U


That parody looks like it was made by a 5 year old.



Hmmm. I was called a Nintendo fanatic a few days ago on the site. Which is odd, because I've been critisizing them lately, and I'm considering not buying a new Nintendo console until they prove they can make a proper Zelda (alternatively make a better SSB than melee, or put actual effort into 2D Mario).

I guess my 'thing' is than I'm irrationally bitter about how the direction of gaming changed and the industry mindset that was introduced when Sony started making consoles, which causes me to lash out against them now and then. Other than that, I'm not that biased for or against any platform..... I just really dislike Sony.



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I think it's basic territorial nature - and seems somewhat biological. I think, especially young people, whom most of the fanboys seem to be, are wired to support their 'tribe.' Right or wrong unity for some surpasses most all other needs. They do feel that their tribe is threatened if a complement goes to the 'other side.'

It the same way I've always thought it weird how people will love some sports team - then move do a different city and switch sides. And if they don't play or participate in the sport, I don't understand why they get so crazy about it.

Anyway, I think it seems to mellow with age. People may still have their first love, but aren't so threaded.

Oh, an I get to be and 'all around' gamer!



 

Really not sure I see any point of Consol over PC's since Kinect, Wii and other alternative ways to play have been abandoned. 

Top 50 'most fun' game list coming soon!

 

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