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100 Reasons Fanboys Hate GamesRadar

100 Reasons Fanboys Hate:

We knew right away that in order to get away with the Week of Hate, we’d have to suffer the same derision to which we subject others. It’s only fair, right? Online games journalism is not for the thin-skinned. We know we’re not perfect; we know we’ve made mistakes. We even have personal beef with some of the stuff on our own site.

But before we dig into GamesRadar’s many foibles, lets take a moment to reflect on the Week of Hate. Someone is always going to find something to hate about everything. People get so caught up in the rumors and hating and flaming that they forget the simple truth that videogames are about having fun. We want to remember the laughter, the good times. We prefer to have a sense of humor about things. If you can’t laugh at yourself every once in a while, you’re doomed to live a bitter, unfulfilling life and probably die from a heart attack when you’re 40.  So chillax, internets, and stop taking yourself so seriously. If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right. Now you have another reason to hate GamesRadar: preachy touchy-feely idealism. Well, enjoy the show and keep on hating!



We hope you¹ve enjoyed our Week of Hate. These videos wouldn¹t have been possible without contributions from GamesRadar¹s entire staff of knowledgeable, well-groomed editors. Big ups to everyone! 

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100 Reasons Fanboys Hate GamesRadar 

1. GR hates Microsoft
2. ...Sony
3. ...Nintendo
4. GR is owned by Microsoft
5. ...Sony
6. ...Nintendo
7. ...Future
8. Fucking Retrobot
9.  popup ads
10. LOLCAT ad
11. Page Tabs
12. GR is run by Brits
13. ...Americans
14. RadarNation sign up page
15. Annoying Forums promo
16. More annoying Forums promo
17. "GamesRadar Video Stuff" intro from E3 07
18. History: DailyRadar
19. History: original UK GamesRadar
20. History: redesigned UK GamesRadar
21. History: Our first GamesRadar
22. Done to death: PokeRadar
23. Done to death: HaloRadar
24. GAF-asplode: Cloud in FF13
25. Fleurons / tower art
26. "Please excuse our modest content"
27. BabesRadar
28. BabesRadar
29. BabesRadar
30. Breast (cancer) awareness
31. Women kissing women
32. Censored bars
33. Asses of E3 feature
34. GR UK's strip joint video
35. IGN "plagarism" debacle
36. Endless Top 7s
37. Enchanted Arms review / Penny Arcade response
38. News dump
39. CVG ports
40. Digg-bating headlines
41. "Nice" ads
42. 4-tabbed unit
43. Destroyed CheatPlanet forums
44. Gamespedia game wiki
45. Downloadable pdf guides
46. Useless game data
47. Owl-head dude
48. Alligator-head dude
49. "Art of Teabagging" screengrab
50. No embedded video (now fixed, durr)
51. "Star Powah!!" Rock Band reality video
52. Gr is not IGN
53. ...not gamespot
54. ...not 1up
55. ...not neogaf
56. GR is Sexist: Trailer trash
57. GR is Feminazi: Portal critique
58: GR is Homophobic: Are they gay?
59. GR is Gay: Men kissing men
60. 5 things to hate about ratchet and clank
61. E3 07: Swag mannequin
62: Bribery: Halo 3 swag bag
63: RadarUpdate e-zine 
64. Bioshock spoilers
65. Wii Showdown contest
66. Tacked-on services: Skillground
67. Tacked-on services: FileRadar
68: TGS Podcast: PSP has failed
69: Shooting guns in the desert (MOH:AA junket)
70: Top 7 Nintendo mistakes
71: One episode podcast: Tokyo Elevator
72: Tacked-on services: Games on Radar
73: Irritating promo: "Be happy - watch a video"
74: UK Resistance hates GR (and everything)
75: Irritating features promo
76: 404 error
77: Unpaid Interns
78: Overanalyzing of MGS4 trailer
79: Blog haters
80: Lackluster Mario Party video
81: "Official site of the internet" ad
82: ytmnd haters
83: Guides listed on features tab??
84: 500 Error
85: Stranglehold event video
86: Paul Ryan
87: Lizzie Cuevas
88: Matt Keast
89: AJ Glasser
90: Chris Antista
91: Shane Patterson
92: Carolyn Gudmundson
93: Tyler Wilde
94: Tyler Nagata
95: Charlie Barratt
96: Brett Elston
97: Mikel Reparaz
98: Joe McNeilly
99: Eric Bratcher
100: Stephen Pierce

Mar 28, 2008

17 comments

  • RanTheAwesome - February 19, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    Surprisingly enough, some of these reasons are true. At least you can acknowledge the fact that you are hated, but saying your haters are fanboys is untrue. It goes far beyond that. This site is pure bullocks, and just another IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy, ect.
  • Romination - December 2, 2009 3:59 a.m.

    PAUL RYAN!!!!!!!!!!1?!/
  • oldgrammastinkyfeet - November 17, 2009 10:44 p.m.

    I was a viewer since the original time, and then I came back about 1 1/2 years ago. Now your my homepage!
  • QWERTYCommander - November 17, 2009 6:58 p.m.

    Are you going to bring back Trailer trash? I loved that! It gave me something to look forward to every Thursday. I almost cried when you guys stopped doing it.
  • SteelStreet - November 8, 2009 11:43 a.m.

    Hey Tyler Wilde I am sorry for accusing you of stealing oxm zombie survival guide... I'm very very sorry. Turns out you were the editor. Agian I'm very sorry.
  • hunter.s.b - November 3, 2008 8:22 p.m.

    the guys at gr are awesome
  • timmyboi14 - October 6, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    Dont baggameradar
  • guage1234567890 - September 19, 2008 12:31 a.m.

    funny shit
  • Da-Ku - September 1, 2008 7:15 p.m.

    I Love Pokemusings
  • WouldYouKindly - July 27, 2009 midnight

    No because nobody hates Brett Elston, that is unless you have no soul, or sense of humor.
  • Gsindahouse - March 25, 2009 9:09 p.m.

    Hey! HEY!! I dont understand reasons 93 and 96! I'll have you know Brett Elson is hilarious! and I've seen Tyler Wilde's article about game subtitles! PURE COMIC GENIOUS, I TELL YOU
  • NullG7 - March 24, 2009 9:40 p.m.

    '1. GR hates Microsoft 2. ...Sony 3. ...Nintendo 4. GR is owned by Microsoft 5. ...Sony 6. ...Nintendo'
  • JosephCh - December 11, 2008 4:37 p.m.

    GamesRadar: The Official Site of the Internet!
  • Youreverydaygamer - April 2, 2009 12:36 a.m.

    Haha that made my day! Thanks for the hate guys :P/ Byw, this site is a paradox of awesome. I have no idea if that even makes sense.
  • RedOutlive10 - March 28, 2009 4:30 a.m.

    Hey didn't you guys miss not having decimal scores. No 9.5 and so on, feels a bit too broad when rating games.
  • NullG7 - March 24, 2009 9:45 p.m.

    But seriously you guys rock some sites (90%) just stoped trying to be accurate and they have viurtually ended while you guys have always been comprehehsive increasingly so as time goes on shure things have changed but that is what is great about it you HAVE evolved you HAVE continued to be the site that is my home page and WILL continue to be as long as the site runs, so keep up the good work guys and thank you for caring. Null
  • C-C-C-C-ComboCro - February 17, 2009 3:08 a.m.

    100 reasons i love GR!

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