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Like lived it , hearing kids calling you out etc and having arguements or fights or anything that revolved around the fanboyism of the Genesis vs Super nintendo ? Did you get bullied by any console fanboy/s groups? did you feel proud punching a said fanboy back in 1991/1993 I'm talking like if you were old enough for those console warrior battle scars at school XD lol if you were not in school around 1991 to 1993 you did not experience the heart heart of true fanboyism of sega vs nintendo . Im guessing most here experience the fanboyism of N64 / ps1 and the barely Sega Saturn or heard stories of Sega does What Nintendont but were not old enough to punch another student back in 1993 I'll just bring this here this ad of genesis bullying nintendo but it was a great history piece in americas.This is for those that stood and lived the actual 4th gen I have seen it I lived it it was scary. more than microsoft entering the market with xbox one or less scary of sony ps1 entering the market though everybody forgot about sega saturn existed so schools only talked n64 or ps1 Im like really? 5th gen fanboyism felt soft core with ps1 and 6th gen too xbox vs ps2 felt softcore 

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My younger brother and I owned an SNES growing up (after having had the NES before it as well).  One of his friends was a Genesis fanboy, bragging about the speed of Sonic, etc.  And, my best friend's family primarily bought Sega consoles.  I'm talking every expansion to the Genesis from that original bulky Sega CD deck to the 32X.  But, we never got into fist fights with anyone over it though.  My brother and I were perfectly content with Super Mario World, A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy II & III, Top Gear, etc.  The commercial I remember thinking was total BS back then was the Blast Processing one showing Sonic playing on a TV strapped to a dragster while Mario Kart was playing on the back of a beat up milk truck or whatever that was.



I did. I mean, there was no bullying of fighting going on because of it. Plus I was in high school. Grade 9 when the Genesis launched. One kid that got bullied happened to have a New Geo, but that was unrelated. I mostly got into fanboy stuff with 3 of my cousins.



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I do remember people arguing the Genesis was more powerful because Sonic ran faster than Mario but even back then I thought it was bullshit and pointless. Then it moved to the fact that Mortal Kombat had no blood on SNES (which my teenage self thought was a shame). It never caused anything more than small arguments between friends.



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That was my very first generation. As a kid the whole SEGA does what Nintendon't and Blast Processing marketing worked on me. I had a Genesis to play the Sonic games and later on I even got the 32X and SEGA CD add-ons. Neither were worth the money.



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trunkswd said:
That was my very first generation. As a kid the whole SEGA does what Nintendon't and Blast Processing marketing worked on me. I had a Genesis to play the Sonic games and later on I even got the 32X and SEGA CD add-ons. Neither were worth the money.

My friend had the SEGA CD and the games for that add-on were funny/terrible. Night Trap in particular amused us for a while with it's B-movie production quality, corny dialogue and limited gameplay. We would write down the order in which the check the cameras to catch all the monsters.



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trunkswd said:
That was my very first generation. As a kid the whole SEGA does what Nintendon't and Blast Processing marketing worked on me. I had a Genesis to play the Sonic games and later on I even got the 32X and SEGA CD add-ons. Neither were worth the money.

My friend had the SEGA CD and the games for that add-on were funny/terrible. Night Trap in particular amused us for a while with it's B-movie production quality, corny dialogue and limited gameplay. We would write down the order in which the check the cameras to catch all the monsters.

As a Sonic super fan as a kid (not so much anymore, though I LOVED Sonic Mania) I bought them for Sonic CD and Knuckles Chaotic. I know some people love Sonic CD, but the controls felt so stiff after playing Sonic 3 & Knuckles. 



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Where im from Genesis was very uncommon and Sega in general was not popular, most of us had a SNES. The few people I knew who owned a Gensis really didnt get bullied or anything of the sort tho, I think it was the opposite, it was a nice friendship to have to learn about new games lol, my neighbor (who is my cousin) had one and I used to play a lot in his house, thats how I got to know Sonic to begin with. I really liked the Genesis's library to be honest, but yeah, didnt feel like much of a console war at the time, or maybe I wasnt aware there was one.



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I've had MegaDrive clone and didn't know that SNES even existed. It was also already when the fight was over as I've gotten this MegaDrive around the late gen 5.